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Are you working toward happy every day of your life? (Am I?) Are we healing ourselves from the inside out and doing our best to foster contentment with the good things we have? I think this is what our children need from us, and  it’s what WE need of ourselves.

Keep on doing the work, my friend. The most important people around you—the people who have to look UP to see into your eyes—are watching.
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#thelifeonpurposemovement #lifequotes #lifebydesign #intentionalliving #wholeheartedliving #quotestoliveby #seekthesimplicity #seekjoy #happymomhappylife
#Repost @thelifeonpurposemovement with @get_repost
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Are you working toward happy every day of your life? (Am I?) Are we healing ourselves from the inside out and doing our best to foster contentment with the good things we have? I think this is what our children need from us, and it’s what WE need of ourselves.

Keep on doing the work, my friend. The most important people around you—the people who have to look UP to see into your eyes—are watching.
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#thelifeonpurposemovement #lifequotes #lifebydesign #intentionalliving #wholeheartedliving #quotestoliveby #seekthesimplicity #seekjoy #happymomhappylife
Happy Sunday 💋
Happy Sunday 💋
Day thirteen Meditation Challenge Reflections: What is unconditional love? Unconditional love is defined as love without limitations and without conditions... kind of like how dogs love their humans (and let’s be honest we love our dogs just as much). I’m extremely disappointed to tell you this, but it’s not our ONLY dog who we should unconditionally love... the being who is most important for us to unconditionally love is our self. Think about this for a second... •
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Wouldn’t it be nice if we took a few minutes every day to not only acknowledge, but to appreciate our gifts and talents? Wouldn’t it be nice if we gave ourselves permission to be -unapologetically - our true selves? Wouldn’t it be nice if we forgave ourselves of the perceived “wrongs”, our contrived “faults”, and the bullshit we tell ourselves every day that we are not worthy or good or deserving of love and positivity? Wouldn’t it be nice if we said “Fuck that!” to all the shit we do to avoid unconditionally loving all the little pieces that make us... us?
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Day thirteen Meditation Challenge Reflections: What is unconditional love? Unconditional love is defined as love without limitations and without conditions... kind of like how dogs love their humans (and let’s be honest we love our dogs just as much). I’m extremely disappointed to tell you this, but it’s not our ONLY dog who we should unconditionally love... the being who is most important for us to unconditionally love is our self. Think about this for a second... •


Wouldn’t it be nice if we took a few minutes every day to not only acknowledge, but to appreciate our gifts and talents? Wouldn’t it be nice if we gave ourselves permission to be -unapologetically - our true selves? Wouldn’t it be nice if we forgave ourselves of the perceived “wrongs”, our contrived “faults”, and the bullshit we tell ourselves every day that we are not worthy or good or deserving of love and positivity? Wouldn’t it be nice if we said “Fuck that!” to all the shit we do to avoid unconditionally loving all the little pieces that make us... us?



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A yummy dinner & great drinks with #mycutehubby & Al😊
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A yummy dinner & great drinks with #mycutehubby & Al😊
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Do you follow this lovely #human? You won’t regret it. ♥️ #Repost @thelifeonpurposemovement with @make_repost
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Her words:  Yesterday I was making dinner in the kitchen while our oldest son (my little extrovert who’s never far away from the action 😉) asked me out of the blue—“Mom, what’s the happiest you ever remember being? Like the happiest moment of your life.”
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In the middle of doing twelve things at once in  the kitchen (as moms do!), I quickly answered with some of the pivotal moments of my life: the day his dad proposed, the day each of my babies were born…

But I keep thinking about this question… I keep thinking about how it shows that he likes to see and imagine me as HAPPY.

Are you working toward happy every day of your life? (Am I?) Are we healing ourselves from the inside out and doing our best to foster contentment with the good things we have? I think this is what our children need from us, and  it’s what WE need of ourselves.

Keep on doing the work, my friend. The most important people around you—the people who have to look UP to see into your eyes—are watching.
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(Swipe to see the cute dude who asked me this question! I’m currently mad at him for looking like he’s 24!!! in this picture!!)
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#thelifeonpurposemovement #lifequotes #lifebydesign #intentionalliving #wholeheartedliving #quotestoliveby #seekthesimplicity #seekjoy #happymomhappylife
Do you follow this lovely #human? You won’t regret it. ♥️ #Repost @thelifeonpurposemovement with @make_repost
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Her words: Yesterday I was making dinner in the kitchen while our oldest son (my little extrovert who’s never far away from the action 😉) asked me out of the blue—“Mom, what’s the happiest you ever remember being? Like the happiest moment of your life.”
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In the middle of doing twelve things at once in the kitchen (as moms do!), I quickly answered with some of the pivotal moments of my life: the day his dad proposed, the day each of my babies were born…

But I keep thinking about this question… I keep thinking about how it shows that he likes to see and imagine me as HAPPY.

Are you working toward happy every day of your life? (Am I?) Are we healing ourselves from the inside out and doing our best to foster contentment with the good things we have? I think this is what our children need from us, and it’s what WE need of ourselves.

Keep on doing the work, my friend. The most important people around you—the people who have to look UP to see into your eyes—are watching.
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(Swipe to see the cute dude who asked me this question! I’m currently mad at him for looking like he’s 24!!! in this picture!!)
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#thelifeonpurposemovement #lifequotes #lifebydesign #intentionalliving #wholeheartedliving #quotestoliveby #seekthesimplicity #seekjoy #happymomhappylife
#throughitall #seekjoy #spreadjoy
Yesterday I was making dinner in the kitchen while our oldest son (my little extrovert who’s never far away from the action 😉) asked me out of the blue—“Mom, what’s the happiest you ever remember being? Like the happiest moment of your life.”
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In the middle of doing twelve things at once in  the kitchen (as moms do!), I quickly answered with some of the pivotal moments of my life: the day his dad proposed, the day each of my babies were born…

But I keep thinking about this question… I keep thinking about how it shows that he likes to see and imagine me as HAPPY.

Are you working toward happy every day of your life? (Am I?) Are we healing ourselves from the inside out and doing our best to foster contentment with the good things we have? I think this is what our children need from us, and  it’s what WE need of ourselves.

Keep on doing the work, my friend. The most important people around you—the people who have to look UP to see into your eyes—are watching.
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(Swipe to see the cute dude who asked me this question! I’m currently mad at him for looking like he’s 24!!! in this picture!!)
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#thelifeonpurposemovement #lifequotes #lifebydesign #intentionalliving #wholeheartedliving #quotestoliveby #seekthesimplicity #seekjoy #happymomhappylife
Yesterday I was making dinner in the kitchen while our oldest son (my little extrovert who’s never far away from the action 😉) asked me out of the blue—“Mom, what’s the happiest you ever remember being? Like the happiest moment of your life.”
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In the middle of doing twelve things at once in the kitchen (as moms do!), I quickly answered with some of the pivotal moments of my life: the day his dad proposed, the day each of my babies were born…

But I keep thinking about this question… I keep thinking about how it shows that he likes to see and imagine me as HAPPY.

Are you working toward happy every day of your life? (Am I?) Are we healing ourselves from the inside out and doing our best to foster contentment with the good things we have? I think this is what our children need from us, and it’s what WE need of ourselves.

Keep on doing the work, my friend. The most important people around you—the people who have to look UP to see into your eyes—are watching.
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(Swipe to see the cute dude who asked me this question! I’m currently mad at him for looking like he’s 24!!! in this picture!!)
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#thelifeonpurposemovement #lifequotes #lifebydesign #intentionalliving #wholeheartedliving #quotestoliveby #seekthesimplicity #seekjoy #happymomhappylife
i woke up early this morning. i always do. sometimes i have slept. never a lot but sometimes a little. my heart is bent and i cannot rest. 
and i cried in the dark. for beauty and joy. for the feeling that it will be okay. yesterday i worked so hard and today i will work hard again. one task to another task. full time work and then this store which has saved us time and time again. 
yesterday my girls asked over and over again ‘are you still working mama?’ and in between pots of hot chocolate and rainy runs and piles and piles of origami i hustled for what we need [money does not make you happy but when you do not have enough it can make even breathing hard] to pay bills and get the good coffee...who else feeds the children first? 
i am so grateful and blessed. with my own two hands i hold up my girls world. thank you thank you will never be enough for coming into my store @ohforloversandfighters [there is still lovely stock there] and sharing with me and sharing me with others.
i woke up early this morning. i always do. sometimes i have slept. never a lot but sometimes a little. my heart is bent and i cannot rest.
and i cried in the dark. for beauty and joy. for the feeling that it will be okay. yesterday i worked so hard and today i will work hard again. one task to another task. full time work and then this store which has saved us time and time again.
yesterday my girls asked over and over again ‘are you still working mama?’ and in between pots of hot chocolate and rainy runs and piles and piles of origami i hustled for what we need [money does not make you happy but when you do not have enough it can make even breathing hard] to pay bills and get the good coffee...who else feeds the children first?
i am so grateful and blessed. with my own two hands i hold up my girls world. thank you thank you will never be enough for coming into my store @ohforloversandfighters [there is still lovely stock there] and sharing with me and sharing me with others.
A huge shout out to the amazing Mommas who took such great care of our babies this weekend at Girl Guide Camp. I was not keen on camping when I was little - pretty sure my Mom said I cried and refused to go. 
I’m super proud of these two for going and having so much fun. When we arrived on Friday and found out they’d be in separate cabins, I thought ‘oh crap’... one was sad but she was brave and decided it was ok. We received this pic last night and it sure filled my heart. Although we missed them, I’m so happy they’re able to experience this together. They’ve come home full of stories, sleepy, dirty and very happy. ⛺️ 💕 #happyhealthymommajz #girlguidesofcanada
A huge shout out to the amazing Mommas who took such great care of our babies this weekend at Girl Guide Camp. I was not keen on camping when I was little - pretty sure my Mom said I cried and refused to go.
I’m super proud of these two for going and having so much fun. When we arrived on Friday and found out they’d be in separate cabins, I thought ‘oh crap’... one was sad but she was brave and decided it was ok. We received this pic last night and it sure filled my heart. Although we missed them, I’m so happy they’re able to experience this together. They’ve come home full of stories, sleepy, dirty and very happy. ⛺️ 💕 #happyhealthymommajz #girlguidesofcanada
Lord, let my heart be as You faithfully demonstrated it ought to be: fully surrendered.
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Let Your “to-do list” be my “to-do list” - not just in word, but in my actions. May I say with You, “I have come... not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me” (John‬ ‭6:38).
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If You needed that intensity of direction from the Father, how could I think I can get away with less??
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So guide my heart, Lord. I only want to do what I see You doing.
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Lord, let my heart be as You faithfully demonstrated it ought to be: fully surrendered.

Let Your “to-do list” be my “to-do list” - not just in word, but in my actions. May I say with You, “I have come... not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me” (John‬ ‭6:38).

If You needed that intensity of direction from the Father, how could I think I can get away with less??

So guide my heart, Lord. I only want to do what I see You doing.



#walkingbyfaith #walkingwithgod #leadmelord #faithjourney #trustingod
So many things that speak volumes of who I am, and what I’m passionate about are in this picture, or just outside of this picture. .

Something I was lacking to achieve in my old routines/lifestyle/home, was comfort or any sort of zen. With a deck, I’ve been able to achieve both!  It has been amazing to say the least. It’s been 26 days since we moved into our new home. Things are still being pieced together, and will be for some time. But the moments in between where I can sit on my deck, reading a book, with the sun hitting my skin, those are the moments that are created to keep me sane. Also the piña coladas help. 🍹 .

Another piece of this pie, are my hobbies. Thrifting, and being conscious of the environment. Everything i’m wearing is thrifted. Skirt, bodysuit, shoes, glassware. Not only does thrifting support my sustainable lifestyle, but it saves me so much money! I don’t need to empty my wallet to look cute. Then there’s the reusable straw. Just a small difference we can all make. I’m not always the best at remembering mine, and will admit that this sometimes won’t stop me from sipping from a plastic straw. But my effort is there, and will be continuously improved. .

Long story short, all this girl needs to be happy is, a good thrifted outfit, a piña colada, some sunshine, a good book, and her husband.
So many things that speak volumes of who I am, and what I’m passionate about are in this picture, or just outside of this picture. .

Something I was lacking to achieve in my old routines/lifestyle/home, was comfort or any sort of zen. With a deck, I’ve been able to achieve both! It has been amazing to say the least. It’s been 26 days since we moved into our new home. Things are still being pieced together, and will be for some time. But the moments in between where I can sit on my deck, reading a book, with the sun hitting my skin, those are the moments that are created to keep me sane. Also the piña coladas help. 🍹 .

Another piece of this pie, are my hobbies. Thrifting, and being conscious of the environment. Everything i’m wearing is thrifted. Skirt, bodysuit, shoes, glassware. Not only does thrifting support my sustainable lifestyle, but it saves me so much money! I don’t need to empty my wallet to look cute. Then there’s the reusable straw. Just a small difference we can all make. I’m not always the best at remembering mine, and will admit that this sometimes won’t stop me from sipping from a plastic straw. But my effort is there, and will be continuously improved. .

Long story short, all this girl needs to be happy is, a good thrifted outfit, a piña colada, some sunshine, a good book, and her husband.
Tall about #StashShotSunday !!! Look at all of Matilda's goodies! And the best thing yet is they are made to last so little sister Mayzie can wear them all too as she grows!!!
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this weekend especially, we’ll cheers to them.
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#memorialday #30a #beach #weekend #memorialdayweekend #santarosabeach #hero #beachlifestyle #ilovefl #lovefl #emeraldcoast #community #seekjoy #usa #becauseofthebrave
this weekend especially, we’ll cheers to them.
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#memorialday #30a #beach #weekend #memorialdayweekend #santarosabeach #hero #beachlifestyle #ilovefl #lovefl #emeraldcoast #community #seekjoy #usa #becauseofthebrave
Cozied up in the sling & she helped me make homemade vegan blueberry scones (aka ate handfuls of plain flour) and it was exactly what we needed this weekend. ✨
Cozied up in the sling & she helped me make homemade vegan blueberry scones (aka ate handfuls of plain flour) and it was exactly what we needed this weekend. ✨
"Smell the sea, and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly, Into the mystic" ~

Sat amongst the sea thrift, feeling the breeze in my hair, looking out to the endless sea ~

Sending chilled vibes to all my lovely Insta friends 💗

#sundayvibes #andbreathe #vitaminsea #portlandbill #weymouth #isleofportland #dorsetlife #visitdorset #visitbritain #seaview #bythesea #seathrift #naturetherapy #wildflowers #whywelovenature #seekjoy #wildandwonderful #naturelovers #intothemystic #vanmorrison #alittlebeautyeveryday
"Smell the sea, and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly, Into the mystic" ~

Sat amongst the sea thrift, feeling the breeze in my hair, looking out to the endless sea ~

Sending chilled vibes to all my lovely Insta friends 💗

#sundayvibes #andbreathe #vitaminsea #portlandbill #weymouth #isleofportland #dorsetlife #visitdorset #visitbritain #seaview #bythesea #seathrift #naturetherapy #wildflowers #whywelovenature #seekjoy #wildandwonderful #naturelovers #intothemystic #vanmorrison #alittlebeautyeveryday
Where can you be found this weekend?  By the pool, the barbeque or the TV?  Wherever you are I hope you're comfy!  I'll just be over here in my Maria dress laughing at my kids. #lularoemarly #memorialdayweekend⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Where can you be found this weekend? By the pool, the barbeque or the TV? Wherever you are I hope you're comfy! I'll just be over here in my Maria dress laughing at my kids. #lularoemarly #memorialdayweekend⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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California, you’re beautiful and wanted to explore more places this year, but you decided to show us that you have more seasons than summer.

I love this rainy season California has been having, but I’m ready for camping season. The weather has already made us cancel a few of our camping trips this year. We were supposed to be in Mammoth Lakes this memorial weekend, but thanks to the weather most trails are still not open. We were supposed to camp in Lake Tahoe for the first time in two weeks, that had to get canceled after I received an email saying our site would be full of snow and to expect snow storms. I received another email from Sequoia and Kings this week stating to make alternative plans for July... yes July, because the weather this year has backed up their campgrounds’ opening dates.

Maybe I need to go explore out of state. 
Who else is ready for some sunshine in California? 
#californiaweather #campingseason #letsexplore #explorecaliforni #letsgohiking
California, you’re beautiful and wanted to explore more places this year, but you decided to show us that you have more seasons than summer.

I love this rainy season California has been having, but I’m ready for camping season. The weather has already made us cancel a few of our camping trips this year. We were supposed to be in Mammoth Lakes this memorial weekend, but thanks to the weather most trails are still not open. We were supposed to camp in Lake Tahoe for the first time in two weeks, that had to get canceled after I received an email saying our site would be full of snow and to expect snow storms. I received another email from Sequoia and Kings this week stating to make alternative plans for July... yes July, because the weather this year has backed up their campgrounds’ opening dates.

Maybe I need to go explore out of state.
Who else is ready for some sunshine in California?
#californiaweather #campingseason #letsexplore #explorecaliforni #letsgohiking
Always Stand in your truth  and never feel you have to explain it. You are who you are and you feel how you feel. There is nothing wrong with that and for those who will judge you. That's OK! They may have not found the strength you have to Stand and are jealous that you have. So instead of accepting those judgements and letting it bring you  down...STAND!!! AND HELP OTHERS TO RISE WITH YOU 🙌.
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#standinyourtruth #standinyourpower #betruetoyourself #bodypositive #spiritualwarrior #loveyou #seekjoy #positivevibes #spiritualawakening #spiritual #metaphysical #eatingdisorderrecovery #spoonie #chroniclyme #invisableillness #fibromyalgia #loveyou #bodypositive  #reiki  #holistichealing #lifestyleblogger  #lifestylephotography #chronicfatiguesyndrome #edrecovery #liveyourtruth
Always Stand in your truth and never feel you have to explain it. You are who you are and you feel how you feel. There is nothing wrong with that and for those who will judge you. That's OK! They may have not found the strength you have to Stand and are jealous that you have. So instead of accepting those judgements and letting it bring you down...STAND!!! AND HELP OTHERS TO RISE WITH YOU 🙌.
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#standinyourtruth #standinyourpower #betruetoyourself #bodypositive #spiritualwarrior #loveyou #seekjoy #positivevibes #spiritualawakening #spiritual #metaphysical #eatingdisorderrecovery #spoonie #chroniclyme #invisableillness #fibromyalgia #loveyou #bodypositive #reiki #holistichealing #lifestyleblogger #lifestylephotography #chronicfatiguesyndrome #edrecovery #liveyourtruth
Little cutie patootie 🌻
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Sadly, my #tour to #Venice was canceled. So I #chose #positivity with a #SpaDay at #Fusion #Spa here in #Rome - 4 Hours of #Heaven!  #Scrub #Detox #Mud #Wrap #Massage #Facial #Jacuzzi #Tub #Steam #Shower and an #Iced #Cappuccino!  #Italy #SeeTheWorld #TreatYourself #SeekJoy #Travel
Poppies. #californiapoppies
This is your Sunday morning reminder that you can handle whatever the week throws at you!
Everyone now 🎶 Easy like a Sunday morning 🎶
This is your Sunday morning reminder that you can handle whatever the week throws at you!
Everyone now 🎶 Easy like a Sunday morning 🎶
#whyamericaisgreat 🇺🇸
As I was decorating my front porch this weekend, with all my fun patriotic decorations, I got lots of warm fuzzies in my heart. 
Wanna know why? 😁
Because I think our country is pretty freaking great. ❤️
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So from Memorial Day to Independence Day I'm going to do my best each day to remind myself and others to have a grateful heart for this country by remembering all the reasons #whyamericaisgreat
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So as you're posting your celebration pictures of graduations, cookouts, weddings, celebrations, etc. I'd love for you to join me and to use the hashtag #whyamericaisgreat
And let's fill our platforms what's some serious positivity this summer!!! ❤️🇺🇸🤗
Happy Memorial Day weekend friends!
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#memorialdayweekend2019 
#cookouts
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#remembering 
#whyamericaisgreat 
#frontporchsittin 
#familygatherings
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#prayforoursoldiers
#rememberingthefallen 
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#whyamericaisgreat 🇺🇸
As I was decorating my front porch this weekend, with all my fun patriotic decorations, I got lots of warm fuzzies in my heart.
Wanna know why? 😁
Because I think our country is pretty freaking great. ❤️
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So from Memorial Day to Independence Day I'm going to do my best each day to remind myself and others to have a grateful heart for this country by remembering all the reasons #whyamericaisgreat
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So as you're posting your celebration pictures of graduations, cookouts, weddings, celebrations, etc. I'd love for you to join me and to use the hashtag #whyamericaisgreat
And let's fill our platforms what's some serious positivity this summer!!! ❤️🇺🇸🤗
Happy Memorial Day weekend friends!
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#sweetlandofliberty
#americathebeautiful
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#seekjoy
#pursuepretty
#flashesofdelight
#everybodyalways
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When we choose to seek joy in the smallest of things, it allows us to see things different. It allows us to see good even in tough situations. Be encouraged today. .
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#travelphotograph #missions #microblogger #canadianphotography #ecuador #shotoncanon #canon60dshots #canonphotos #happinessisachoice #seekjoy #missionsphotography #potraitphotography
When we choose to seek joy in the smallest of things, it allows us to see things different. It allows us to see good even in tough situations. Be encouraged today. .
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#travelphotograph #missions #microblogger #canadianphotography #ecuador #shotoncanon #canon60dshots #canonphotos #happinessisachoice #seekjoy #missionsphotography #potraitphotography
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I think there is a glow you get when you make it past the first 30 years of your life intact, despite the storms that came for you. 
#happysunday
#loveismyreligion
#seekyourownhappiness #seekjoy 
#lovelife 
#laugh
#love 
#family 
#glow 
#motherhood 
#Godsplan 
#faith 
#Godfirst 
#artoflettinggo 
#journey 
#purpose 
#sunday 
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I think there is a glow you get when you make it past the first 30 years of your life intact, despite the storms that came for you.
#happysunday
#loveismyreligion
#seekyourownhappiness #seekjoy
#lovelife
#laugh
#love
#family
#glow
#motherhood
#Godsplan
#faith
#Godfirst
#artoflettinggo
#journey
#purpose
#sunday
#loveismyreligion
It's the start of a new week! 
Let's do this!
#sundaynew
#seekjoy
It's the start of a new week!
Let's do this!
#sundaynew
#seekjoy
"God knew my heart needed you."-Unknown
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I can't say enough about this man. He's pretty perfect in my eyes inside and out.😍
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Love you Ty with all my heart. Thanks for bringing so much happiness into my life. Even from across the country you make sure I laugh and feel loved everyday. Just like the day you told me you were starting to fall for me I can't stop smiling and it's all your fault. I can't wait to be your wife. You and our two boys are my happily ever after. 😘💋 @tysonmcguffin
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"God knew my heart needed you."-Unknown
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I can't say enough about this man. He's pretty perfect in my eyes inside and out.😍
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Love you Ty with all my heart. Thanks for bringing so much happiness into my life. Even from across the country you make sure I laugh and feel loved everyday. Just like the day you told me you were starting to fall for me I can't stop smiling and it's all your fault. I can't wait to be your wife. You and our two boys are my happily ever after. 😘💋 @tysonmcguffin
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#family #beingtogether #engaged #fitness #love #fiance #bettertogether #weddingcomingsoon #youmakemesmile #pickleball #couplesgoals #tysonandmeg #coupletravel #happytogether #tyandmeg #grateful #seekjoy #letsdothis #themomentsmatter #inlovewithyou #family #blendedfamily #blessed #adventure
Brush on. Scrape off. Repeat. Work in progress. Palisades Abstract.

#abstractlandscape #wip #earthcolors #artistslife#palisades  #seekjoy #beherenow #collectart #lookatart #art #landscapepainter #contemporarypainter #contemporaryart #inspired #modern #artnxtlevel2019 #hudsonvalley #newyorkarts #hudsonriver #collectart #availableArt #artistoninstagram #artcollectors #artpractice#nature #numinous #meditate #makeart
Happy weekend. Try to do some things that make you as happy as petting a puppy 🐶 would. ♥️ #weekend #puppylove #loveyourself #seekjoy #yoga #ayurveda #presence #unplug #getpresent #meditation #stressrelief #stressrelieftoolkit #slowdown #mindfulness #stressmanagement #balance #ayurvediclifestyle #selflove #feelgreat #weekens
In the middle of life’s many duties, in the concern of greatest and tiniest cares, and in the bewilderment of gigantic challenges... always allow time to rest in the certainty of God’s unconditional Love. Goodnight! - C 😴 🙏🌸⠀⠀⠀
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In the middle of life’s many duties, in the concern of greatest and tiniest cares, and in the bewilderment of gigantic challenges... always allow time to rest in the certainty of God’s unconditional Love. Goodnight! - C 😴 🙏🌸⠀⠀⠀
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#rest #restwell #sleepwell #sleep #sweetdreams #goodnight #thankful #grateful #singpraises #givepraise #exalted #grace #sayamen #glory #love #genuinelove #thriveinfaith #faithhopelove #christian #faith #hope #love #simplicity #seekjoy #godsloveendures #charlotteoministries #selfloveinchrist #presentoverperfect #godsgreatnessandcompassion #contentment #spiritled
To the window, to the wall,
To my comfy bed I crawl,
Down this big long hall,
Ahh, sleep sleep sleep sleep💤
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The sun came out so we rode our bikes up to the Mission for the I Madonnari chalk festival, did a quick walk through (it was really crowded) and then rode down to @themillsb for a beer and crab fries😊 Fun Saturday !
The sun came out so we rode our bikes up to the Mission for the I Madonnari chalk festival, did a quick walk through (it was really crowded) and then rode down to @themillsb for a beer and crab fries😊 Fun Saturday !
Splash pad pt. 2: “648281649% approval!” 🤪 #dogchild
Splash pad pt. 2: “648281649% approval!” 🤪 #dogchild
Splash pad pt 1: “Disapproval” 😒 #catchild
Splash pad pt 1: “Disapproval” 😒 #catchild
throwback to mother’s day when we walked around a plant nursery for an hour 💛 maybe one day i’ll be one of those super cool people with a bunch of plants 🌿 #plantmom? #plantlady???? #maybesomeday
throwback to mother’s day when we walked around a plant nursery for an hour 💛 maybe one day i’ll be one of those super cool people with a bunch of plants 🌿 #plantmom? #plantlady???? #maybesomeday
Such a fun day celebrating this beautiful bride! I’m so excited for you @blairebear17!! Ruben is a lucky man. Love you friend! #seekjoy #mr&mrs #beautifulbride
Such a fun day celebrating this beautiful bride! I’m so excited for you @blairebear17!! Ruben is a lucky man. Love you friend! #seekjoy #mr&mrs #beautifulbride
Birdwatching... sort of. Spending the day at the zoo today.

#familyday #familytrip #sonya7iii #sonyalpha #wildlifephotos
Birdwatching... sort of. Spending the day at the zoo today.

#familyday #familytrip #sonya7iii #sonyalpha #wildlifephotos
17 years ago 2 friends met up to go to the movies. A year later they were engaged and 15 years later enjoying a #parentsdayout while their gorgeous kids are exploring new and fun adventures at camp. I’m so grateful for our life we’ve built together Love, couldn’t imagine navigating it with anyone else but you. Cheers to us! 🥂💕🍪 🎥  #happyhealthymommajz
17 years ago 2 friends met up to go to the movies. A year later they were engaged and 15 years later enjoying a #parentsdayout while their gorgeous kids are exploring new and fun adventures at camp. I’m so grateful for our life we’ve built together Love, couldn’t imagine navigating it with anyone else but you. Cheers to us! 🥂💕🍪 🎥 #happyhealthymommajz
Amisdt all the negativity that surrounds us, it’s hard to center ourselves and refocus what truly makes us happy humans. People always say “life isn’t a fairytale” or “you think the grass is always greener on the other side but it’s not.” But it is, RIGHT NOW may be hard, RIGHT NOW might be challenging... but that doesn’t mean that it can’t and won’t be great again. What makes you happy? What takes you back to that healthy place where your heart just feels like it’s gearing up to explode some joy? Find it. Utilize the desire you’re feeling right now to change what you are or are not doing that makes the short time spent here on this beautiful green earth worth something more than just a groundhogs day repetitive cycle. #reboothappiness #setyoursoulonfire #blessedabundently #seekjoy #havepatience #thrive
Amisdt all the negativity that surrounds us, it’s hard to center ourselves and refocus what truly makes us happy humans. People always say “life isn’t a fairytale” or “you think the grass is always greener on the other side but it’s not.” But it is, RIGHT NOW may be hard, RIGHT NOW might be challenging... but that doesn’t mean that it can’t and won’t be great again. What makes you happy? What takes you back to that healthy place where your heart just feels like it’s gearing up to explode some joy? Find it. Utilize the desire you’re feeling right now to change what you are or are not doing that makes the short time spent here on this beautiful green earth worth something more than just a groundhogs day repetitive cycle. #reboothappiness #setyoursoulonfire #blessedabundently #seekjoy #havepatience #thrive
I spent some time with friends last night and ended up sharing a recording of my college choir, which led to Joe asking me to sing a pitch to see if he could match it, because he was convinced he couldn’t. (Spoiler: He was wrong.) He sings a perfectly pleasant “Happy Birthday” but is convinced it’s terrible. He was so curious that I told him he should go join a choir and see what happens. It’s a safe place to try singing a little more, and at the very least, any sane director will be thrilled to have another tenor!
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How many things do we convince ourselves we can’t do because we think we’re not as good as someone else we’ve seen or heard? How many times do we diminish ourselves because we think we can’t do something that, actually, we probably can? How do we know if we don’t ever try? What are you afraid to try? Can you find a tiny step to get you just a little bit closer? And then do it again? And again? If you’d feel better with some encouragement, click the link in my bio!
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#justdoit #takeachance #takearisk #youaregoodenough #youcandoit #giveyourselfachance #sing #singingislife #choir #youareenough #dowhatyoulove #fycuriosity #fycuriositypodcast #creativitypodcast #podcast #creativity #creativelife #creative #art #artimitateslife #lifeimitatesart #followyourcuriosity #followyourdreams #followyourbliss #makegoodart #seekjoy #followyourheart
I spent some time with friends last night and ended up sharing a recording of my college choir, which led to Joe asking me to sing a pitch to see if he could match it, because he was convinced he couldn’t. (Spoiler: He was wrong.) He sings a perfectly pleasant “Happy Birthday” but is convinced it’s terrible. He was so curious that I told him he should go join a choir and see what happens. It’s a safe place to try singing a little more, and at the very least, any sane director will be thrilled to have another tenor!
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How many things do we convince ourselves we can’t do because we think we’re not as good as someone else we’ve seen or heard? How many times do we diminish ourselves because we think we can’t do something that, actually, we probably can? How do we know if we don’t ever try? What are you afraid to try? Can you find a tiny step to get you just a little bit closer? And then do it again? And again? If you’d feel better with some encouragement, click the link in my bio!
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#justdoit #takeachance #takearisk #youaregoodenough #youcandoit #giveyourselfachance #sing #singingislife #choir #youareenough #dowhatyoulove #fycuriosity #fycuriositypodcast #creativitypodcast #podcast #creativity #creativelife #creative #art #artimitateslife #lifeimitatesart #followyourcuriosity #followyourdreams #followyourbliss #makegoodart #seekjoy #followyourheart
SOLE PROUD of this little today! It was her race day (not mommy’s!) It was a wet and muddy one but that will only make her tougher for the trails!! 💗💕
#befearless #seekjoy #seemerlag #rlagleadersteam #rlagalbertateam #fastandfemale #empoweringgirls #solegirls
SOLE PROUD of this little today! It was her race day (not mommy’s!) It was a wet and muddy one but that will only make her tougher for the trails!! 💗💕
#befearless #seekjoy #seemerlag #rlagleadersteam #rlagalbertateam #fastandfemale #empoweringgirls #solegirls
Where I’d like to be all weekend 💕
Where I’d like to be all weekend 💕
wtf? I’m wearing a puffy jacket & uggs on Memorial Day weekend in SB?! #yardwork #graymornings #nomakeupselfie
wtf? I’m wearing a puffy jacket & uggs on Memorial Day weekend in SB?! #yardwork #graymornings #nomakeupselfie
Seriously, whose kids are they? ‘Cuz they are way too good-looking to be mine 😚
Seriously, whose kids are they? ‘Cuz they are way too good-looking to be mine 😚
“The sun is shining, the tank is clean! 😦 The tank is clean!” - 🐠
“The sun is shining, the tank is clean! 😦 The tank is clean!” - 🐠
Close your eyes and think of one thing that brings you joy.  Maybe it’s reading outside, picking flowers to bring indoors, swinging with your child, eating ice cream, or kissing your person like you’re on the cover of a Harlequin Romance novel.
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Joy often doesn’t come unless you seek it. What joy will you seek today? #seekjoy #livingwithintention #purposefulliving #saturdayfun #iscreamyouscreamweallscreamforicecream
Close your eyes and think of one thing that brings you joy. Maybe it’s reading outside, picking flowers to bring indoors, swinging with your child, eating ice cream, or kissing your person like you’re on the cover of a Harlequin Romance novel.
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Joy often doesn’t come unless you seek it. What joy will you seek today? #seekjoy #livingwithintention #purposefulliving #saturdayfun #iscreamyouscreamweallscreamforicecream
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Risk Everything For Joy- Chani Nicholas

I read this a few weeks ago and it resonated with me so profoundly. It encouraged me to keep going with this simple life that my husband and I are paving for the bean. We both left the corporate world of hustle and go, go, go for ourselves, to pursue our dreams, to create a life that felt like a constant vacation. Then the universe presented with the greatest gift, a child. And we had to make some major decisions in order to continue on and pass this onto our sweet girl.
But it's become more easeful the more we do it. There is this thing about truly practicing what we preach and teach that our children are totally tuned into. They follow what they see modeled. If mama reacts, baby reacts. If dad can't keep focused, kiddo can't keep focused. On the plane ride to Austin, there was lots of turbulence at take off. I was nursing the bean and she was chill, until I started freaking out. I could feel the cortisol start running through my body, my heart rate sped up, my breathing quickened and she began to cry. She was literally eating my stress. I began to practice my tools-breathing, mantra and though the plane was still bumpy, I eventually found calm and so was she.
To practice what I've preached for a lifetime, to follow your dreams, to pave your own path, to laugh, to play and have fun with it all, is my goal these days. How best can we do that for Micah? How can we lead by example? By doing it ourselves. And so we are. We are risking everything for joy. The questions every day are, 'will it bring us joy?' and if the answer is 'hell yesss' then onward and upward we go. 
#childhood #inspired #consciousparenting #followyourdreams #takerisks #seekjoy #bejoy #bethechange #followyourbliss #chaninicholas #loveyourlife #livealifeyoulove #justdoit #quityourjob #sellyourhouse #liveoffretirement #consciousmama #inspiration #babiesofinstagram #momblog #mindfulmama #mindfulparenting #practicewhatyoupreach
Risk Everything For Joy- Chani Nicholas

I read this a few weeks ago and it resonated with me so profoundly. It encouraged me to keep going with this simple life that my husband and I are paving for the bean. We both left the corporate world of hustle and go, go, go for ourselves, to pursue our dreams, to create a life that felt like a constant vacation. Then the universe presented with the greatest gift, a child. And we had to make some major decisions in order to continue on and pass this onto our sweet girl.
But it's become more easeful the more we do it. There is this thing about truly practicing what we preach and teach that our children are totally tuned into. They follow what they see modeled. If mama reacts, baby reacts. If dad can't keep focused, kiddo can't keep focused. On the plane ride to Austin, there was lots of turbulence at take off. I was nursing the bean and she was chill, until I started freaking out. I could feel the cortisol start running through my body, my heart rate sped up, my breathing quickened and she began to cry. She was literally eating my stress. I began to practice my tools-breathing, mantra and though the plane was still bumpy, I eventually found calm and so was she.
To practice what I've preached for a lifetime, to follow your dreams, to pave your own path, to laugh, to play and have fun with it all, is my goal these days. How best can we do that for Micah? How can we lead by example? By doing it ourselves. And so we are. We are risking everything for joy. The questions every day are, 'will it bring us joy?' and if the answer is 'hell yesss' then onward and upward we go.
#childhood #inspired #consciousparenting #followyourdreams #takerisks #seekjoy #bejoy #bethechange #followyourbliss #chaninicholas #loveyourlife #livealifeyoulove #justdoit #quityourjob #sellyourhouse #liveoffretirement #consciousmama #inspiration #babiesofinstagram #momblog #mindfulmama #mindfulparenting #practicewhatyoupreach
Saturday sketch #drawdaily
Saturday sketch #drawdaily
Be the exception to the rule. 💪🏽❤️ .
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I’m Melissa and I’m puppy 🐶 powered... but seriously... on gloomy days I want to stay in bed and play hookie (good thing I’m the boss and can work from home!) ⠀
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Must haves: sunshine ☀️ green views 🍃 and music 🎶. Oh, and also an adorable puppy 🐶 like my Penny, of course!⠀
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Actually, Penny has been both a light  and well, a pain in the a$!. Seriously, training a new puppy is a LOT of work.  And let’s just say that  potty training her has been CHALLENGING. 🤦‍♀️. But, we’re getting through it and it helps when this sometimes thorn in my side is just so damn cute.⠀
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I think social media makes it seem like life is just rainbows and unicorns for everyone, when actually, it is anything but. ⠀
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My house right now is filled with piles of school projects and supplies the kids brought home after finishing the school year and the dining room table is covered in books.  I’m overwhelmed by the mess of papers and art projects and the school year officially ended yesterday and I still haven’t finished enrolling my kids in summer camps.  I spent three hours in the car yesterday driving to projects and putting out fires and I’m tired.  Oh, and I spilled coffee on my top. (Good thing I have an adorable prop - aka Penny -  to cover it!)⠀
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Life is not perfect. It’s messy and stressful and frustrating and overwhelming and sometimes sad. ⠀
But there is also joy.  Like my son’s 4th grade graduation, which we attended today.  And pride.  He was chosen by his classmates to give a  speech to the class which we also heard at the ceremony.  And beauty.  Like the paintings that my daughter creates for her friends and the songs she writes.  And kindness.  In the generosity of a friend who ⠀
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I’m Melissa and I’m puppy 🐶 powered... but seriously... on gloomy days I want to stay in bed and play hookie (good thing I’m the boss and can work from home!) ⠀

Must haves: sunshine ☀️ green views 🍃 and music 🎶. Oh, and also an adorable puppy 🐶 like my Penny, of course!⠀

Actually, Penny has been both a light and well, a pain in the a$!. Seriously, training a new puppy is a LOT of work. And let’s just say that potty training her has been CHALLENGING. 🤦‍♀️. But, we’re getting through it and it helps when this sometimes thorn in my side is just so damn cute.⠀

I think social media makes it seem like life is just rainbows and unicorns for everyone, when actually, it is anything but. ⠀

My house right now is filled with piles of school projects and supplies the kids brought home after finishing the school year and the dining room table is covered in books. I’m overwhelmed by the mess of papers and art projects and the school year officially ended yesterday and I still haven’t finished enrolling my kids in summer camps. I spent three hours in the car yesterday driving to projects and putting out fires and I’m tired. Oh, and I spilled coffee on my top. (Good thing I have an adorable prop - aka Penny - to cover it!)⠀

Life is not perfect. It’s messy and stressful and frustrating and overwhelming and sometimes sad. ⠀
But there is also joy. Like my son’s 4th grade graduation, which we attended today. And pride. He was chosen by his classmates to give a speech to the class which we also heard at the ceremony. And beauty. Like the paintings that my daughter creates for her friends and the songs she writes. And kindness. In the generosity of a friend who ⠀
has loaned me furniture for the show home I am working on. And another friend who brought me a bouquet of flowers from her garden.⠀

It’s hard to remember the good that balances the bad and to feel grateful when you feel like you are drowning in overwhelm. But it’s there. You just have to find it. And remember it. And remind yourself. There is joy. ⠀

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? How do you find and seek out joy?
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✨Your words and thoughts are powerful beyond measure✨
✨Your words and thoughts are powerful beyond measure✨
#goodnight #seekjoy
#goodnight #seekjoy
If you have a pulse, you have a purpose, and every day is a reason to rejoice in the gift of another opportunity to make a Kingdom impact by giving joy to others. What’s one way you can give joy this Memorial Day weekend?
If you have a pulse, you have a purpose, and every day is a reason to rejoice in the gift of another opportunity to make a Kingdom impact by giving joy to others. What’s one way you can give joy this Memorial Day weekend?
Thank u for dragging me through this week @raefairrie 😂💖
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The dictionary defines joy as : a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated. I feel people look for joy in the wrong things or people or expect material things to fill them with joy. Nature is joy, human connection is joy, focusing on the breath is joy. It’s not impossible to find joy in the darkest of moments. Fixating on the darkness only blocks joy, seeking glimmers of light in darkness is the conscious way. It’s a choice, it’s a mindset, it’s a way of life! 
Shenaaz Moos - Happy Confident Me
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#mindfulness #growth #transformation #consciousliving #authenticity #higherconsciousness #highervibrations #lightworker #truthwarrior #consciouswarrior #alchemist #instapoet #instaquote #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #qotd
The dictionary defines joy as : a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated. I feel people look for joy in the wrong things or people or expect material things to fill them with joy. Nature is joy, human connection is joy, focusing on the breath is joy. It’s not impossible to find joy in the darkest of moments. Fixating on the darkness only blocks joy, seeking glimmers of light in darkness is the conscious way. It’s a choice, it’s a mindset, it’s a way of life!
Shenaaz Moos - Happy Confident Me
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#happyconfidentme #shenaazmoos #seekjoy #abundance
#mindfulness #growth #transformation #consciousliving #authenticity #higherconsciousness #highervibrations #lightworker #truthwarrior #consciouswarrior #alchemist #instapoet #instaquote #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #qotd
If you’re not here, you’re missing out. Live music, dancing, laughing, and people connecting through the energy.  Smiling at strangers - it’s what I do. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #lovemylife was #livemylife #yellowbrickroad #justdance #getinthecar #ineedahug #dancewithstrangers #sayyes #letshaveanadventure #whereareyou #seekjoy
If you’re not here, you’re missing out. Live music, dancing, laughing, and people connecting through the energy. Smiling at strangers - it’s what I do. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #lovemylife was #livemylife #yellowbrickroad #justdance #getinthecar #ineedahug #dancewithstrangers #sayyes #letshaveanadventure #whereareyou #seekjoy
Ready for the weekend ... ready for summer!
Ready for the weekend ... ready for summer!
#dfbrandteam19  Obsessed 😍
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#babybamboo #babynguyen #fashionblogger #kidzootd #kidstyle #stylishkid #outfitoftheday #babystyle #babymodel #brandrepsearch #brandrep #babymodelsearch #babystyle #springoutfits #babyblogger  #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #momswithcameras #smallshop #handmadeshop #boutique #thatsdarling #stylishkids #simplychildren #kidstyle #kidsclothes #springstyle #girlmom #candidchildhood #seekjoy
Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself. Happy Africa day 
#africaday2019 #africaday #happyafricaday #happiness #joy #bestversionofyou #bestversionofme #beautiful #beauty #loveyourself #maturewoman #naturewoman #myadventurebegins #beadventurous #lovetheoutdoors #lifeisbeautiful #liveinthemoment #lifeisgood #smilemore #happydaysarehere #seekjoy #happiness #photooftheday #naturephotography #africadress #smilesfordays
Fairy Gardens! 🧚‍♀️🎍
Kiddos made these at the little’s birthday party last weekend! I love how each is individual and unique! 🧚‍♀️🎍
#seekjoy #fairies
Fairy Gardens! 🧚‍♀️🎍
Kiddos made these at the little’s birthday party last weekend! I love how each is individual and unique! 🧚‍♀️🎍
#seekjoy #fairies
I hope you all feel about your day like Madi felt about her rock candy. 😂🥰😍🤪 ((watch @johnreineke's stories for a glimpse at me trying to organize these crazies for a picture 😂😂😂))
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Starting summer break off by soaking up a little family time outside of our normal routine and it feels so good! +
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#ohio #ohiostate #homage #payhomage #teamhomage #weloveohio #ohioisbeautiful #ohioisforlovers #ohiokids #travelwithkids #takethekids #postthepeople #theinstagramlab #familytime #slowdowntime #weekendmood #weekenders #vacationmode #lastdayofschool #thehappynow #petitejoys #seekjoy #seekthesimplicity #everysquareastory #lovelysquares #theartofslowloving #slowdown #thesimplenow #outdoorlife #putinbay
I hope you all feel about your day like Madi felt about her rock candy. 😂🥰😍🤪 ((watch @johnreineke's stories for a glimpse at me trying to organize these crazies for a picture 😂😂😂))
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#ohio #ohiostate #homage #payhomage #teamhomage #weloveohio #ohioisbeautiful #ohioisforlovers #ohiokids #travelwithkids #takethekids #postthepeople #theinstagramlab #familytime #slowdowntime #weekendmood #weekenders #vacationmode #lastdayofschool #thehappynow #petitejoys #seekjoy #seekthesimplicity #everysquareastory #lovelysquares #theartofslowloving #slowdown #thesimplenow #outdoorlife #putinbay
...and shine it bright.
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Don’t wait for time.
Don’t wait for approval of others.
Don’t wait for perfection.
Don’t wait for permission.
Don’t wait to fit in.
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Shine the beautiful & wonderfully made light that is YOU 💕
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#youarewonderfullymade #bealight #happinessproject #joyproject #beautyiswithin #findyourhappiness #seekjoy #lovelivelaugh #positivitywins #friyay #momtomom #joyfulmotherhood #momspiration #femaleinspiration
...and shine it bright.

Don’t wait for time.
Don’t wait for approval of others.
Don’t wait for perfection.
Don’t wait for permission.
Don’t wait to fit in.

Shine the beautiful & wonderfully made light that is YOU 💕
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#youarewonderfullymade #bealight #happinessproject #joyproject #beautyiswithin #findyourhappiness #seekjoy #lovelivelaugh #positivitywins #friyay #momtomom #joyfulmotherhood #momspiration #femaleinspiration
Our photo shoot before work and school this morning. 🙄💕
#raisingsals #necessaryactions #seekjoy #bepresent #fridayfun
Our photo shoot before work and school this morning. 🙄💕
#raisingsals #necessaryactions #seekjoy #bepresent #fridayfun
First layers.  Palisades Abstract. Work in progress.  Acrylic and graphite on paper. 8x10

#wip #abstractpainting #worksonpaper #graphite #studioart #artistslife#palisades  #seekjoy #beherenow #collectart #modernabstract #landscapepainter #contemporarypainter  #contemporaryart #modern #artnxtlevel2019 #hudsonvalley #newyorkarts #hudsonriver #artistoninstagram #artcollectors #artpractice#nature #numinous #meditate #makearteveryday #availableforsale #fineart  #nature #inspiration
I wrote myself a love letter this afternoon. Today marks the two year anniversary of testing positive for the genetic mutation that pretty much changed the entire trajectory of my life. I’m thankful that I held on, that I kept deciding that tomorrow needed me.  I’m celebrating the change of perspective that I’ve slowly allowed my mind to wrap around. In 2017, my future was on fire, and I did not think I’d even allow myself to see 2019. Two years later, I’ve left the ashes behind and have found a new path to wander on. It’s not the path I wanted to take, but my brother left little glimpses of encouragement and faith to help me keep moving forward. He made sure that I didn’t feel completely alone. He wanted me to “shake my grave clothes off”— to not live as if I had already died. I am brave. I still have purpose. There is still beauty in my life, even in the broken, dark places. I have worth, even though my design is flawed. Today is a day of hope and victory, even though it’s shrouded in difficult memories. Keep going, Candus. Tomorrow needs you. #peoplehopetribe #keepgoing #lovelettertomyself #youareworthy #lifeisbeautiful #geneticssuck #morethanmydisease #flawedandworthy #testresultsday #imstillhere #faith #seekjoy #differentpath #istillhavepurpose #tomorrowneedsyou #celebrateeveryday #celebratelife #ivecomesofar #couragedearheart #morethanmyillness #findbeautyineverything #thebarrettburrow @peoplehopeorg
I wrote myself a love letter this afternoon. Today marks the two year anniversary of testing positive for the genetic mutation that pretty much changed the entire trajectory of my life. I’m thankful that I held on, that I kept deciding that tomorrow needed me. I’m celebrating the change of perspective that I’ve slowly allowed my mind to wrap around. In 2017, my future was on fire, and I did not think I’d even allow myself to see 2019. Two years later, I’ve left the ashes behind and have found a new path to wander on. It’s not the path I wanted to take, but my brother left little glimpses of encouragement and faith to help me keep moving forward. He made sure that I didn’t feel completely alone. He wanted me to “shake my grave clothes off”— to not live as if I had already died. I am brave. I still have purpose. There is still beauty in my life, even in the broken, dark places. I have worth, even though my design is flawed. Today is a day of hope and victory, even though it’s shrouded in difficult memories. Keep going, Candus. Tomorrow needs you. #peoplehopetribe #keepgoing #lovelettertomyself #youareworthy #lifeisbeautiful #geneticssuck #morethanmydisease #flawedandworthy #testresultsday #imstillhere #faith #seekjoy #differentpath #istillhavepurpose #tomorrowneedsyou #celebrateeveryday #celebratelife #ivecomesofar #couragedearheart #morethanmyillness #findbeautyineverything #thebarrettburrow @peoplehopeorg
Finally - a warm, sunny morning. Kickin’ back with a smoothie (and a latte😂) #happyfridayeveryone
Finally - a warm, sunny morning. Kickin’ back with a smoothie (and a latte😂) #happyfridayeveryone
We’re ready for the long weekend! (And we’re hoping we can ditch these hoodies at some point 🙏🏼)
We’re ready for the long weekend! (And we’re hoping we can ditch these hoodies at some point 🙏🏼)
Autumn here 🍂 wishing you all a fantastic day!! Happiness and Healthy.

#allyouneedislove #investinyourself #read #imagine #write #explore #health #seekjoy #action #be #alove #bealive #alwayslearning #alwaysliving #present #bepresentnow #hereweare #experiencenow #inspiration #inspirationalliving #imagination #discovery #fascination #magicoflife #practicegratitude #practiceappreciation #appreciation #intuition #do #now