#beyourself + #beunique
We often hit this bump in the road called a creative rut. Well ladies and gents let me tell you what inspires me to keep pushing forward. I love to listen to music and watch videos to help expand my knowledge in photography. Music has been one of my biggest influences. It can be lyrics from a song or a music video and boom a idea hits. I find searching for ignition comes from things you do naturally. Im here to tell you a break is okay. Take some time, do the things you love and everything will fall into place.
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Give yourself some grace. Motherhood is definitely not easy and judging others based on what you see on their social media is a definition of you. We’re all doing our best to keep our family happy, safe, healthy, and clean. We may all do it differently, but we are all trying to the point where we forget to do it for ourselves too. So instead of bashing on other moms choices, find something to compliment her. Tell her that her that the meal she made looks delicious, congratulate her for another milestone, give her some encouragement when she feels like giving up.. Give her a compliment aside from how she looks or what she’s wearing. Tell her that you understand what she’s going through. Kindness goes a long way, pay it forward. If you’re having one of those days, say something nice to a random mom’s IG photo & who knows you may starts an amazing convo and it will lighten up your spirits. I was having a hard week at work and kindness from mamas like you and my best friends just really lifted a lot of weight off. Don’t wait around for someone to be kind and pay you a compliment. Do it and you’ll find yourself feeling a lot better ❤️ Just food for thought 😘✨
MY BEST FRIEND IS MARRIED! ❤️
What an absolutely amazing day to be a part of! Even with the stress of my dress zipper breaking, and running a little late on taking pictures. We made it! She’s married to the man of her dreams and I couldn’t be happier for her! This girl right here has seen me at my lowest, and celebrated with me at my highest! She’s held my hair back when I had a little too much to drink, she introduced me to tinder, lipstick, and pushed me to go for what I want. Lauren you changed my life when you entered it and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish in the future! I love you to the moon and back!! 😘
Swipe to see how the manger of @bakerarboretum saved the day with a table cloth so I didn’t miss my best friends wedding! Thank you Jack!! 🙌🏼 #headoverhilliard#shesmarried#gobestfriend
Gruene is one of my favorite small towns to visit, especially as the seasons change 🎃
Here's what you need to check out:
• Gruene Hall
• Gruene Olive Tasting Room
• The Gristmill
• Gruene General Store
What a special kid! 😭❤️I can’t believe we already are celebrating this [soon-to-be] one year old! Honestly, I could cry all over again, and y’all know how much I love this little girl! 💕. Parker Kay, you have changed our entire family and we love you more than words can say. Your mom and dad do such a great job caring for you and I can’t wait to see God continue to move in your life. My life best friend, happy first birthday!
Happy Sunday 💛
Hope your day is as amazing as yesterday’s breakfast 🥓😋
How do you plan to spend your Sunday? Chill day or Sunday Funday? 🤩
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"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." —Gianni Versace⠀
I’m still enjoying the warm SoCal days. ⠀
Have a wonderful Sunday ☀️🌴 ⠀
Loving this affordable midi skirt in lovely dust rose color from @freepeople paired with white @lani_the_label bodysuit 💕
Outfit details linked in my bio⠀⠀
“Give yourself some grace”.
A friend said this to me in response to my stories yesterday. If you missed them, basically it’s just been a rough week. We were supposed to be on vacation right now in Italy and Malta, but the army... Shaun has been busy with training exercises, so I’ve kept myself busy with work as well, but it has been wearing me down more than I realized.
When I read that, I knew she was right. So this morning I got up and took Strider for a walk, came inside and drank a glass of water (cause Lord knows I don’t stay hydrated when I’m stressed), made myself some tea, and climbed back in bed.
Sometimes you just need to spend your morning in bed with your journal and some tea, and that’s ok. Give yourself some grace, friend.
Hello! I love this building in Barcelona, I have tried to find out more information about it but I can’t seem to find out more? It’s No 6 Passeig de Gràcia and houses Armani but other than that I’m not sure about any more details!
I am well and truly back in my thick padded jacket with the heating is on... wish I was back there now 💚
Did you know that Carolyn Keene is the pen named used by the authors of the original Nancy Drew mystery stories? There were some 16 different authors who contributed to the series! I don’t know why this shocked me so much, but it felt jaw dropping to me. 😂🤯. .
Has anyone started watching the new CW Nancy Drew show that dropped this month? I’m considering giving the show a watch, but I’m still not sure yet if I’m totally intrigued. This is kinda the way it goes for me though. I bet some night three years from now I’ll be like “I should try out that Nancy Drew show” and binge it then. 😂🤷🏻♀️. But I do love Riverdale and all the nods to the comics, so I’m wondering if this show might be up my alley, too. .
Thank you to @simonteen for gifting me these two new editions. These are volumes one and two, and contain three stories each (Vol 1: Secrets Can Kill, Deadly Intent, Murder on Ice. Vol 2: Smile and say Murder, Hit and Run Holiday, White Water Terror) these bind up of the original stories with a fresh cover, that also seems to match the new show, seem like a fun way to bring up these books with a new generation. I’m pretty fond of the Nancy Drew books, but it’s been awhile since I’ve read one and I’m wondering how my adult brain reading this will clash with my childhood memories. There are some cases when my mind rebels against a modernized take on a vintage cover but I really love art style and my daughter was immediately drawn to them, too. So I guess they are doing their job! .
Did you read Nancy Drew as a kid? Do you like when an old favorite is modernized via art or a TV show? .
Dear Libra, implifying rather than branching out or innovating seems to be the best approach with your ruler, Venus, in harmony with steady Saturn.
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Shall i cook, clean, do the grocery shopping? Okay. Reading it is. 😜
( BTW my birthday is near, I'm accepting books as gift/s 😂😂)
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Been upping my accessory game a lot lately. These are some of my favs ☝🏼
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I’m going back to the beach today! Since being in Nashville I find that I have a bigger appreciation for the waves and the salty air. And even though I hate it when sand gets stuck between my toes, I’ve even learned to love that! ✨
Isn’t it amazing how comfortable we get with things? How we can start to take for granted the very things that excited us? How even though it’s right in front of us, we lose the awe we use to see?
It doesn’t haven’t to be that way! By taking stock on what we do have, by being grateful for the everyday things, we can begin to see that this life is a GIFT and we can begin treating everything in it like so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #visualstoriesoflove
Honestly, this is such a perfect photo 😍
I love that I captured her mid-drool 😂 because the amount of bibs this girl goes through in a day is crazy 😅 I’m not sure she’s teething yet but this may be a sign that bridge isn’t too far ahead.
Since Katya was born the number of pictures in my phone has increased by 3K, and tbh I thought it would be a lot more! 📸
I’m obsessed, obsessed, obsessed with being a mother! Raising and caring for my tiny humans means the world to me ❤️ #motherhoodisamazing#mysecondprincess#girlmama
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content 💫
The first week of the school holidays predicts some rain so it looks like we will be spending some time indoors. Creativity is a big part of our family so painting & crafts are on our holiday to-do list, along with some baking ☺️
We created a playroom for the children in our house as we wanted to remove the clutter from their individual rooms, but works out some times Chloé & Ollie need to be seperated 😳 and alone playing time is great for development so I chose something minimal for each of their rooms, that wouldn’t create clutter & would spark interest long term. Chloé has her ‘bureau’ where she can draw, write letters & play with her make up box ☺️ as well as read her books. For Ollie I opted for his wooden building station (that can later on be converted into a desk).
Do your kids have specific toys in their rooms? What are your ‘go to’ holiday activities? I would love to bounce ideas 💡 #motherkindblog#schoolvacation#creativeactivity
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Great weekend celebrating Isabelle’s birthday in Örebro 🥂
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Home & Adventure all at once. 🏔🏠
I had heard the first year is the toughest, so I figure if we keep filling our years with hikes, craft beers, date weekends, and dog cuddles by a glowing TV we’ll be just fine. #tandlmarrywell
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Do not read this post.
Look at Jeff.
Who is Jeff and why shouldn't I read, you ask me. Ok. Let me put my brush away and tell you.
One brilliant Russian woman made a webinar on writing. She said people don't read posts on IG. Unless they are Russian people.
I wanted to tell you a story about Jeff, who is the seagull I observe at @knitforvictory stories. I love Jeff. I missed him when he wasn't on the stories for awhile. I saw him yesterday and was desperate to paint him.
I was thinking about a story about Jeff but she told me you won't read.
I'm half Russian - am I supposed to read half of the texts here?
I love writing under my pics and I love seeing your comments on my posts. I know you read. Ancestors don't matter much.
The One with the Matching Shirts 🛋
Anytime I get a chance to twin with Maisy Jo, I’ll take it! We are loving our adorable mommy + me shirts from @threadtank - their website has a huge selection of shirts to choose from, so go check them out! ✨
(Use TORIM10 at checkout for 10% off!)
Casual weekend attire. 👩🏼👩🏻🦰 Jenna’s got a double performance of newsies today at @candlelightpavilion & I’m headed on a picnic date with my hubs and also trying to convince him to look at puppies for adoption. 🙃 Anyone else got any fun Saturday plans? 💕🧡💕 (📷: @marycostaphoto )