Savoring this Season || Who else feels like they are chasing slow this season? How is Christmas already just days away?! I feel like this season is flying by, and I’ll be honest when I say I wish it would slow down justttt a touch — especially with this being one of my favorite times of year. These past few days I’ve been making an effort to be up as early as possible and enjoy a cup of coffee on the couch next to our tree, listen to my favorite Christmas songs, and just BE. And so far I’ve been looking forward to this every morning.
What do you do to savor this season, friends? What are some ways you find help you to slow down in the midst of work and the holiday prep? Don’t get me wrong, I l.o.v.e being busy and having so many things to look forward to, projects and details to create/work on, people to be with, etc. But I’d love to learn from you what you do to slow down a little bit this season. I’d love for you to share all your tips with me below. And happy festive weekend 🎄Photo by @elizabethladuca, edited by me
heading to nyc tomorrow for some holiday shenanigans🎄 there’s nothing like christmas in the city🌟
🖤 FINAL BLOG POST OF 2019 🖤
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started this blogging journey. I decided to share on COMPARISON. I think it’s something everyone struggles with and can be hard to escape in this digital age.
I invited my girls, Toni and Carmen, to be a part of my blog shoot because they’re goal getters and two women I really admire.
Thank you to everyone who has read one of my blog posts or has encouraged me along the way this year! Much LOVE!
You already know.. link in bio 🙃
“Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” -Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.
Working on acceptance, and loving this book so far. Happy Friday peeps! 🌸✨ #changebeautiful
Do you ever feel awkward or uncomfortable talking about your faith? Sometimes you know the person on the other side of the conversation doesn’t believe what you do, and you’re not sure how to share your faith or the story that comes with it.
Or maybe you’ve been the person on the other side! Unsure of what you believe, or how to ask those questions.
Either way, we’ve all been there! We created these flags to help you.
This isn’t just a flag, it’s an “ice-breaker.” It’s a flag that turns a compliment into a conversation.
The next time someone compliments your flag, share your story ✨🌿
Loving all the snaps of people working on self love lately 👌🏼❤️••
Wrinkles & Grey hair is in this season.Right? 🤣🙈 No? O who cares , mine is 🤷🏻♀️❤️😆
~ Tara G
Ex Oh (xo) ❤️
Give yourself the gift of fabulous flat lay photos this holiday!⠀
Whether you need to style bridal details like these on the go at a wedding or you own your own creative business and want to learn to take better styled photos of your work on your phone - our FLAT LAY CREATION WORKSHOP offered by me and @urban_soiree through @everydaycreativebos is a perfect way to spoil yourself or the creative in your life.⠀
And new for 2019, we're offering a business bestie option so you can attend together and each save $25 on your ticket! 😍⠀
The workshop will take place Tuesday morning, February 19th at @thecapeclubofsharon from 10am-1pm. And we'll have lots of linens from @xothegirls, tasty treats, and styling starter kits by @luxboxco on hand for all attendees! Won't you join us?! Register via the link in profile!"⠀
Photography // @lynnereznickphoto⠀
The last of the snowmen are getting packed up and sent out this weekend! ☃️ and perhaps they will be back again someday...
Гум Каток- это самая большая любовь 🥰
С понедельника по четверг с 10 до 15.30 вход бесплатный и лёд намного лучше, чем в Парке Горького 😊
Ну и конечно же атмосфера- невероятная и сказочная 💙⛸❄️
Back when Friday’s meant Moscow Mules + Riverdale with @blue_eyed_nomad. Did anyone catch this weeks episode?! 😱
Hustle. Scroll your Instagram and you’ll probably see that word at least 5 times. When I think of ‘hustle’ I think of my 7th grade basketball coach (7th grade basketball was as far as my career went. Probably would have gotten into the WNBA if it weren’t for tweaking my ankle...had all the scouts watching me...). .
She would yell at us to hustle when we needed to get back on defense faster or when we would mosey over to our timeout huddle. But she didn’t yell it when our star point guard (...me...) would dribble the ball down the court slowly, letting our team set up our next play (#FlyingV) or when we would take our time to shoot free throws. .
Just like in basketball, you shouldn’t hustle every moment of your life. Some days you need to go slow, make the cookies, watch the 47 cheesy Hallmark movies, dream all the big dreams you want for your life, chat with a friend without thinking about it being a networking opportunity, or maybe even drink coffee at a coffee shop just to drink coffee and not to work- I can’t even remember the last time I did that!
Work to live. Don’t live to work. ✌🏻📷 @gretatucker
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when my brides ask me to photograph their invitation suite. Whether you mail me one in advance or I get it on the wedding day, I always take time to get pictures of those special details on your invitation. Bonus points if you bring the entire suite: envelopes, RSVP, and any other special pieces. You may not realize right now that you want pictures of it but later on down the road you will, just trust me. 😉 And...if you are looking for an invitation designer, definitely contact @paigedearden.design ♥️ She is amazing!
Need a last-minute, ready to ship gift? I’ve been saving this for you! A gift set with wax melts, a wax melter included, as well as hand-poured soy tea lights and a super awesome reusable wax melt liner to make cleanup easy!
New haircut 💜💇🏼♀️
Очень непривычно пока ходить короткими, но мне нравится 😂
I knew from the moment I met him that I was going to spend the rest of my life with him ❤️
That's 14 years this January coming that he's been my own and only.
I think we scrubbed up pretty well last night 😍
This painting had so many layers and evolutions, but it wasn't until I added all of the beach-inspired colors that they finally came to life. .
The process reminded me to stay true to my own instincts and intuitions, and that sometimes it takes a journey to end up back in the same spot, but with all sorts of new inspirations and knowledge. .
I think this one is finally finished. I'm calling it "True Spirit", oil paintsticks, soft pastels, acrylics, origami papers, ink, pen and pencil on canvas, 12" x 16" #JulietteCraneArt ❤️
A little glimpse of what 3 kids 2 and under looks like... these twins are the sweetest and my wild woman niece Maddox is one of a kind! ⠀
Let’s chat about my beautiful niece for just a second... if you haven’t met Maddox you truly are missing out! She is hilarious, smart, very loud and absolutely loves her little brother and sister! I wouldn’t be surprised if she ends up in show biz either. She keeps us ALL on our toes. ⠀
I’m so very proud of my sister and brother in law rocking this family of 5 thing! They make it look easy and goodness I’m so thankful these little nuggets are finally here! ⠀
Also just a warning, there will be lots of posts from this session! #katienorridphotography
#bugsaregross. They are not fun to look at, can carry diseases, and cause damage to your home. Learn how to create a bug-free environment by visiting the link in our bio!
What are your favorite moments captured during portrait sessions? The intimate snuggles? The big belly laughs? The goofing around? I’m down for every last bit of it!
*Sold Out* Rendered in an abstract Liberty of London printed silk chiffon, the Poppy dress charms with soft bell sleeves. A flared tent skirt delivers a dose of feminine allure. #AlyssaNicoleFW18 https://www.alyssa-nicole.com/collections/fall-2018/products/poppy-dress
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Double Tap For More Postpartum Pelvic Floor Exercises!
Filmed at 11 days Postpartum! As mentioned in my previous post, I started these exercises 3 days postpartum. Training your glutes is one of the most efficient ways to activate your pelvic floor and core. While I was pregnant, I trained my glutes 3 days a week and I know that has been a huge factor in a strong pelvic floor, good labor, and speedy recovery. These are all #diastasisrecti safe! They are beginner exercises and great for that first portion of recovery. (But also fundamental to build upon any glute program!) 1️⃣ Glute Bridge: Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your spine in a neutral position. Your feet should be on about hip width apart and shins should be vertical to the floor. Take a deep breath in through your nose, and exhale fully through your mouth (I like to use the sss breath shown previously ) while you pull your rib cage down toward your pelvis and brace your core. Pull your belly button and ribs into your body. Drive your hees into the ground and extend your hips by squeezing your glutes. Lift your hips until your body is in a straight line from your knees, to hips, to shoulders. Hold for a count or two the top, squeezing your glutes. Keep your belly button in to your spine so that you don’t hyper extend your back.
You should feel this in your glutes predominantly but also in your hamstrings and abs. You should absolutely NOT feel this in your lower back!! 2️⃣ Side Lying Clamshell:
Lie of your side with your hips stacked and in line with your spine. Your knees will be bent.
Extend your right arm under your head and stabilize with your left hand in front of you.
Keeping you belly scooped and ribs knitted together, keep your feet touching and drive your left knee up toward the ceiling in a clamshell. Do not allow the hips to roll back, imagine there is a wall behind your back. You should feel this in your Glute Medius, the glute muscle on the side of your hip as well as your core as you stabilize. Hold for a count or two at the top and squeeze. Exhale on the way up and inhale on the way down!
We are loving this set up in @beautyandbronzingbybree suite. We are looking for boutiques/ suites to start carrying bronzed chic for the new year! Tag your favorite boutique, salon etc.
There’s no love like the love for her brothers. There’s no other love like the love from her brothers. .
Минутка информации на нашем фотоТв 😂
Интересные факты о беременности (последний вообще внезапный!!):
🔹Уровень соли в водах вокруг будущего малыша одинаков с уровнем соли океанических вод.
🔹Каждые 3 секунды на свет появляется новый человек.
🔹Дети, которых зачали в зимние и осенние месяцы, отличаются более высоким интеллектом по сравнению с теми, кого зачали в тёплое время года.
🔹В Корее время беременности засчитывается в возраст ребёнка. И по документам корейцам на 1 год больше по сравнению с их ровесниками из других стран. В Индии день рождения ребёнка – это день его зачатия.
🔹Самый популярный день рождения малышей – вторник. Меньше всего появляется детей в субботу или воскресенье. 🙄
Swooning over this jet black @hankspocket! The perfect Christmas gift for your handy husband, gardening wifey, traveling amiga, pregnant prima or my favorite- just gift yourself! Pair it with a beloved tee & TAA DAAAA! ✨
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Today is chillllllly! I’ve bare had time to appreciate the leaves have dropped and the trees are bare, but this morning feels like winter! It’s all Grey blue outside. Makes me just want to stay home and finish my knitting! Which I just might do. I’ve been working on a blanket for the past year and I’m down to my last 100 yards of yarn! I’ll post a picture later when I complete. For now enjoy this still life of my work at @apt.f 😍
yesterday was really just any ordinary thursday but that also made it a perfect birthday 💛 can’t wait to see what 34 has in store!