We all face challenges every day. Some more than others. And for fighting with our demons, facing and defeating our challenges - we get rewarded. For me- my biggest challenges HAPPENED TO BE my greatest rewards. As the always will be ❤️❤️❤️
849215 hours ago
Happy Sunday! Do you think I've exhausted these gorgeous pictures by @marialane yet? 😂 I'll admit it's been a busy week and I've been rolling out of bed looking more like a potato than a human. But I've got a few fun partnerships coming up so hopefully I can crank out some new content in the coming weeks 🤞
I realized I don't talk about school very often (probably because thinking about it is stress inducing 😂). Right now I'm in a master's program for Human Development and Social Intervention. I'm learning tons about how people's environment shapes their developmental outcomes. It's really helped me reflect on how my background shaped who I am today. For example, my strong love for biscuits and gravy because I grew up with a mom from Alabama who loves eating at Southern-style restaurants. 😂 Can you think of any examples where your early experiences have impacted your current values or preferences? I'd love to hear your thoughts! 🧠💭
I know what your thinking and the answer is yes, we definitely planned our outfits to be so #insta
181an hour ago
Now the weather is cooling off I just thought I’d share a little reminder...there are still a few hats and scarves available, all handmade by me, all individual; they make excellent Christmas presents or as a little gift to yourself. Link to sales website in bio (and should work this time! 🤞🏻)
In a land far far away. The places my bike takes me
242an hour ago
Heyyoooo, come let me sing Little River Band to you while I sling you a latte 🤘🏼🖤
2311 hours ago
Working from home means you actually do have 5 minutes to make your bed and tidy your room. It’s a blessing and a curse 😅
I’m heading back to the Maryland the motherland from Nov. 3-10! If you want to join in on my mini sessions I’m offering I’d be happy to offer you the same package :) Message me for details!
•L is for the way you look at me•
Cheers to two incredible years my love! I have a feeling this next one will be our greatest yet...
5551 hours ago
The Italian Poisoner
Artist: Domenico Puligo
Giulia Tofana (died 1659) was an Italian professional poisoner. She was famous for selling poison to women who wanted to murder their abusive husbands, or for women who were married by force. She was the inventor of the famous poison Aqua Tofana, which is named after her.
She was the daughter of Thofania d'Adamo, who was executed in Palermo in 1633, accused of having murdered her husband Francis. Tofana was described as beautiful, and she spent a lot of time with apothecaries. She began to sell her poison to women who wanted to become widows. Giulia was sympathetic to the low status of women and most often sold her poison to women trapped in difficult marriages. She became known as a friend to the troubled wife and received many referrals.
Tofana's business was finally revealed to the Papal authorities by a customer; however she was so popular that the locals protected her from apprehension. She escaped to a church, where she was granted sanctuary. When a rapid rumour, claiming that she had poisoned the water, tore through Rome, the police forced their way into the church and dragged Tofana in for questioning.
Under torture, she confessed to killing 600 men with her poisons in Rome alone between 1633 and 1651, but this cannot be confirmed. She was ultimately executed in Rome, in July 1659. After her death, her body was thrown over the wall of the church that had provided her with sanctuary. Some of the users were also arrested and executed.
6921 hours ago
Monday mood-booster: create a “happiness” music playlist of all of your favorite songs that energize and uplift you and see how it transforms your day 🥁🎷🎼
What’s your favorite “happy” song?!
This dress came in clutch gifted from @shoppinkblush for bridal festivities in celebrating @dreanicole93 become Mrs. Rhodes! It was so soft and comfortable and looked so good on. Whether you’re pregnant or not, they got clothes for every body type. #ad#sponsored link to shop in my bio! ✨
204162 hours ago
Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.
I’m definitely all three.
Unfortunately, in spite of this, anxiety is still a daily companion of mine. It’s different than stress. Stress is feeling overwhelmed but yet logic still rules the day. Anxiety doesn’t listen to reason. It doesn’t care that your life is wonderful and that your children are healthy or that your husband has a job that meets your needs. Anxiety is when you wake up in the middle of the night, with your thoughts and heart racing, thinking of everything you’ve ever done wrong, or anything that could go wrong in the future. Anxiety makes you replay every single word you say to anyone and makes you wonder if it was the wrong thing to say. Anxiety tells you that you’ll never be good enough and nothing you do is right. It’s waking up with a tight chest for no reason. It’s being so on edge that your child saying your name can make you jump out of your skin. It’s constantly having to talk yourself down off the proverbial edge, reminding yourself that what you “feel” isn’t necessarily the truth. The worst part? It’s an exhausting, constant battle, that no one can but you can see. You often feel misunderstood and out of place. Sometimes you wish you could just hide at home, away from everyone and everything, but you can’t. You have to continue on with your every day life like there isn’t a constant battle going on inside. Caring for your family, interacting with people, keeping up with your responsibilities. Its mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. It’s such an isolating struggle, one that is impossible to understand unless you’ve experienced it yourself. I’m not putting this out there for sympathy. I’ve been dealing with anxiety for years, and honestly, I’ve gotten pretty good at it. But I know that there’s someone out there who is dealing with this, and just needs to know that they are NOT ALONE. That It’s ok to struggle. It’s ok to have bad days. And that not everyday will be as hard as today. Some days, stink and you just have to survive. But some days, the sunshine will seep into your soul and fill you up. Kind words from a stranger will make you smile. (Continued in comments)
2162 hours ago
Is it just me or did the evenings just get DARK 🙈 I’ve been finishing early the last couple of weeks so I was in for an absolute shocker on my commute home tonight as darkness descended! I’m usually an early bird but I have NOT been able to get up recently 👎🏼 I blame my bed for being too cosy to leave 🔥 So I’ve been extracting myself sunlight style with my beloved alarm clock ⏰ For now I’m attempting part 2 of my “make mornings easier” plan a.k.a no phone post 10pm! I’m trialling Apple Downtime tonight so I will let you know how it goes ✨
144142 hours ago
Sissy posing with her caterpillar friend...brother wanting the caterpillar...typical😂❤️
This poor little brother tries to take everything from his sister, and this poor big sister can’t play with anything without Little brother crying and begging for it lol.
But i say this lightly....as they are not “poor” little brother or big sister....they are super blessed to have each other and are the best of friends! 👫
2932 hours ago
yesterday marked two months with our little lion cub — we’re pretty sure he loves it here 97% of the time 🙃🙌🏼
129102 hours ago
We’re delivering a fresh batch of macs to @sweetzbrew tomorrow! We want you to help us decide what three flavors we should bake this week? Comment your top 3 flavors below! ⬇️💜⬇️ Photo | @lifecreated
IT'S MONDAYYYYY!! (cue black eyed peas "let's get it started")
I'm keeping today's post short and sweet so I can get back to sharing all of your awesome GET-TO lists in stories. I'm so pumped at everyone who's joining the movement to take back our Mondays by framing our to-do lists as GET-TO's instead of HAVE-TO's!
Here's my list for today:
1️⃣I GET-TO reflect on all the decisions I'm making with my time, and really think about if I want to keep spending it that way.
2️⃣I GET-TO start letting go of more, to make room for better.
3️⃣I GET-TO fill out my completely neglected Powersheets for next month! (It's never too late to get back on track!)
4️⃣I GET-TO start 2 new client projects this week, and start dreaming with them about how to communicate their heart and grow their audience!
Alright, your turn! What's on your GET-TO list today? Remember to tag #mondaygettolist and tag me in your post so I can share on stories!
4742 hours ago
IT’S HALLOWEEN MOVIE MARATHON TIME!! 🎃✨👻
This week on the blog I’m talking about my favourite Disney Channel Halloween movies! 💁🏼♀️✨(Link in bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you have a favourite Halloween movie? Let me know what it is in the comments below! 💀
82152 hours ago
If yesterday was a slow, reflective day, today was an emotional rollercoaster. It began with crazy productivity and course fun and ended with more new project ideas via a VERY grumpy middle.
I'll level with you. My course did NOT sell well. Not even close. That was my grumpy middle......but my happy ending? (😂) Well, that was listening to my own podcast....where I chatted to the delicious @kateo_sullivan all about being an ally. PERFECTION ♥️
140322 hours ago
Now that we’re all settled in our new city I wanted to share our minimalist moving announcements I designed. Not pictured: the scooby doo stamps I was forced to use. It was either that or hot wheels. I think I made the right choice. #klepacandco
H Y G G E .
There’s a new blog post up all about how we are slowing down this Autumn and finding our hygge lifestyle 🍁🧡 How do you Hygge??
103282 hours ago
Some Monday inspo ▶️One shirt & various looks◀️
I adore how versatile this shirt is — you can easily style it with a denim, a short in fine velvet, long corduroy trousers or a dungaree. How would you style it? ❤️
722 hours ago
Lately my art has been raising my baby — and loving her in the light. She is so luminous, in every which way, she shines so pure and bright. I’m so grateful for these small moments every day of indescribably beauty. Just me and her, with nothing much special, yet it is everything and so much more. ✨
4442 hours ago
Have fun even on a Monday! Shop this fun look today✨
2613 hours ago
Love his little hat! Lots of fun in Franklin supporting the Cooper Trooper Foundation. Isaac picked out a huge pumpkin that he couldn't even carry. All the money goes towards families that have a child diagnosed with cancer. #coopertrooperpumpkinpatch#ctfpumpkinpatch
115144 hours ago
This pretty piece is making its way to a family who is opting for embryo adoption. 🖤 I think it’s pretty dang neat that we are able to use modern science + technology to create a family in so many different ways. There’s not a one size fits all when it comes to families or even making a family but there is a size for you. ✨
Thank you @steenstories for sharing your story + letting me do such an important piece for you + your family. 🖤
📸 : @kyleej.wilson