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It was too windy, the light was wrong, and this was going to be a quick five minute power walk with Wally, that’s why I wasn’t bringing my phone. I’m so glad I turned back and grabbed it, though, as there was so much to see, even when the conditions weren’t perfect. Added bonus: 25 minutes later I felt more at peace than I had all morning.
#iwentlookingforbeauty #inmyneighborhood
• It was too windy, the light was wrong, and this was going to be a quick five minute power walk with Wally, that’s why I wasn’t bringing my phone. I’m so glad I turned back and grabbed it, though, as there was so much to see, even when the conditions weren’t perfect. Added bonus: 25 minutes later I felt more at peace than I had all morning. #iwentlookingforbeauty  #inmyneighborhood 
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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher
• Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher
May your weekend find you having more fun than a dog chasing it’s tail! 😂❤️
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#crazycozads #mugshot #ohhdeer
Taking slow five mins before the kids return #goslow #calm #joyinthesmallthings #mindfulmoment
“When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and deserves - is a parent who is SPARKY!” -Roald Dahl
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Choose to ignite a spark of joy, fun, adventure, learning, compassion, and imagination in your kids today.  The world needs more of those things and you are the exact right person to teach them to your people. ❤️
#crazycozads #wacandtac #besparkynotstodgy
“When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and deserves - is a parent who is SPARKY!” -Roald Dahl . Choose to ignite a spark of joy, fun, adventure, learning, compassion, and imagination in your kids today. The world needs more of those things and you are the exact right person to teach them to your people. ❤️ #crazycozads  #wacandtac  #besparkynotstodgy 
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“I’d like to be,
under the sea,
in an octopus’s garden
with you.”🎶
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~ The Beatles
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#its_gram #mcl_arts #literaryquote #underthesea #thebeatles #musicgram #justdreaming #fishwish #fishtank #atmydoctorsoffice #lifeisajourneyliveit #joyinthesmallthings
Discovered while running home. Joy in the little things. And always pink.
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#randomfinds #unioncanal #littlepinkbike #perspective #thinkpink #joyinthesmallthings #stopandsmelltheroses #summeriscoming #7milesbitches
“C’mon Mommy!”
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I’d encourage you to download My Beloved by Crowder and let your soul be encouraged and your let your feet be free to boogie as an act of praise and worship to the One who gives joy to our souls! 🔹
#crazycozads #tacsays #dancewithsarac #loveourgirllulu
“C’mon Mommy!” 😍❤️😍 I’d encourage you to download My Beloved by Crowder and let your soul be encouraged and your let your feet be free to boogie as an act of praise and worship to the One who gives joy to our souls! 🔹 #crazycozads  #tacsays  #dancewithsarac  #loveourgirllulu 
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If you had told me in my 20’s, or 30’s, or even the beginning of my 40’s that all of my training, and all of the hard things that happened in my life would be used in this capacity, would be used for my good, working with recovering alcohol and drug addicts, I wouldn’t have believed you. 
If you’re in a hard spot, or you’re wondering how that shattered dream can ever be replaced, I’m here to remind you that the story isn’t finished. I could never have imagined, when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and had to stop teaching 
7 1/2 years ago, that I would have the privilege to not only teach again, but work among some of the bravest, funniest and kindest people I’ve ever known. #iwentlookingforbeauty and I found it at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission.
• If you had told me in my 20’s, or 30’s, or even the beginning of my 40’s that all of my training, and all of the hard things that happened in my life would be used in this capacity, would be used for my good, working with recovering alcohol and drug addicts, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you’re in a hard spot, or you’re wondering how that shattered dream can ever be replaced, I’m here to remind you that the story isn’t finished. I could never have imagined, when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and had to stop teaching 7 1/2 years ago, that I would have the privilege to not only teach again, but work among some of the bravest, funniest and kindest people I’ve ever known. #iwentlookingforbeauty  and I found it at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission.
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I took this last night as Rich and I ran an errand. Thankful for magnificent beauty in the midst of the daily, ordinary moments.
#iwentlookingforbeauty #itssimplytuesday
Don’t mind me. Just punishing my dog by making him sit for a picture 📷 #Doberman #love #joyinthesmallthings
“Beauty is an inner phenomenon. Beauty is not in objects, not in people, not even in the eyes of the beholder. It lies in the heart of every person.”
-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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#beauty #iphone #iphonepic #iphoneshot #iphonephoto #iphone6s #shotoniphone #shotonmoment #shotonmomentmacro #macrophoto #macro #macrophotography #macro_mood #macro_captures #photographyislife #photographerlife #photographer #photogarphyeveryday #photooftheday #iphonephotooftheday #itsthelittlethings #eyefordetails #wonder #joyinthesmallthings  #rusty #wirefence #fence #quotes #quotestoliveby
“Beauty is an inner phenomenon. Beauty is not in objects, not in people, not even in the eyes of the beholder. It lies in the heart of every person.” -Sri Sri Ravi Shankar . #beauty  #iphone  #iphonepic  #iphoneshot  #iphonephoto  #iphone6s  #shotoniphone  #shotonmoment  #shotonmomentmacro  #macrophoto  #macro  #macrophotography  #macro_mood  #macro_captures  #photographyislife  #photographerlife  #photographer  #photogarphyeveryday  #photooftheday  #iphonephotooftheday  #itsthelittlethings  #eyefordetails  #wonder  #joyinthesmallthings  #rusty  #wirefence  #fence  #quotes  #quotestoliveby 
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“The teachers are everywhere. 
What is wanted is a learner.”
Wendell Berry
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Learning, once again, the importance of looking up, especially on the harder days.
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Hong Kong Orchid Tree
#iwentlookingforbeauty
• “The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.” Wendell Berry • Learning, once again, the importance of looking up, especially on the harder days. • Hong Kong Orchid Tree #iwentlookingforbeauty 
don't know what it is about award season, but I find so much joy watching. it's partly escapism but also a genuine affection for film and art and fashion. On Saturday at #thejoymasterclass @joyincredible I revalidated that we can live several lives in our one life...but at different seasons. In my next season I fancy myself a BAFTA winning film producer😉 because I'm an artist at heart😆 
Find #joyinthesmallthings
Next stop the #Oscars
don't know what it is about award season, but I find so much joy watching. it's partly escapism but also a genuine affection for film and art and fashion. On Saturday at #thejoymasterclass  @joyincredible I revalidated that we can live several lives in our one life...but at different seasons. In my next season I fancy myself a BAFTA winning film producer😉 because I'm an artist at heart😆 Find #joyinthesmallthings  Next stop the #Oscars 
Recently I have become grateful of being able to recognize the joy in the small things and the extraordinary in the ordinary. Over the past few weeks I have realized that being able to see the world this way is not just something given to everyone. As I encourage those I love to smile at the intricate designs of snowflakes and to marvel at the endless tones of blue offered by the sea, I realize that seeing the joy in the small things is not always easy. When people are going through tough times and unable to see hope, I realize how lucky I am to see the beauty in this pinecone 🌲
Recently I have become grateful of being able to recognize the joy in the small things and the extraordinary in the ordinary. Over the past few weeks I have realized that being able to see the world this way is not just something given to everyone. As I encourage those I love to smile at the intricate designs of snowflakes and to marvel at the endless tones of blue offered by the sea, I realize that seeing the joy in the small things is not always easy. When people are going through tough times and unable to see hope, I realize how lucky I am to see the beauty in this pinecone 🌲
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Thankful for an exhausting but fun hockey tournament, this view when we got a flat tire yesterday, friends who are willing to help at a moment’s notice, laughter among teammates getting shuttled to and from the rink, and great friendships formed because our kids play hockey together.
• Thankful for an exhausting but fun hockey tournament, this view when we got a flat tire yesterday, friends who are willing to help at a moment’s notice, laughter among teammates getting shuttled to and from the rink, and great friendships formed because our kids play hockey together.
The rain makes this girl very happy. #rainydays #joyinthesmallthings #warminchicago
Today my Truman Ayr is two!  Time flies in the blink of an eye as I cannot grasp that this amazing human has been in our charge for two entire years!  His eyes are full of light and wonder, he is kind and sweet with a feisty streak, he is his brother’s little shadow and he gives fierce kisses and big hugs.  He loves his passie, his Moo Moo, his Lulu, his people and monster trucks. ❤️
Happy Birthday Trumy! Love you to pieces!  May you learn who God is and the amazing things he has done for you.  Praying that you would love Him and follow Him faithfully. 🔹
#crazycozads #trumanayr #trumanandhismoomoo
Today my Truman Ayr is two! Time flies in the blink of an eye as I cannot grasp that this amazing human has been in our charge for two entire years! His eyes are full of light and wonder, he is kind and sweet with a feisty streak, he is his brother’s little shadow and he gives fierce kisses and big hugs. He loves his passie, his Moo Moo, his Lulu, his people and monster trucks. ❤️ Happy Birthday Trumy! Love you to pieces! May you learn who God is and the amazing things he has done for you. Praying that you would love Him and follow Him faithfully. 🔹 #crazycozads  #trumanayr  #trumanandhismoomoo 
Totally missed 48/365. It was an unusually busy day but yay for productivity and family! Yesterday morning on my walk to the church doors, I looked up and saw the tulip tree in bloom! My heart skipped a beat! It was a warm day in February and colors have begun to emerge from the winter dullness. I picked this beauty and as I held it near my face, the softness of the petals whispered to me that spring is in the air. Oh how I love the colors and smells and feeling of spring. The new life that is brought forth, reminding us that He truly makes all things new! He is resurrection and life so how could there not be springtime where we are together? Dead things come to life with Him. There is no place I'd rather be than by His side, in Him, with Him, around Him; together. Yahweh, thank You for spring. Thank You for love. Thank You for the process. #spring #tuliptree #colors #happy #loveisintheair #emerging #resurrection #february #joyinthesmallthings #process #thankful #itsthelittlethings #greeneyes #blossom #blooming
Totally missed 48/365. It was an unusually busy day but yay for productivity and family! Yesterday morning on my walk to the church doors, I looked up and saw the tulip tree in bloom! My heart skipped a beat! It was a warm day in February and colors have begun to emerge from the winter dullness. I picked this beauty and as I held it near my face, the softness of the petals whispered to me that spring is in the air. Oh how I love the colors and smells and feeling of spring. The new life that is brought forth, reminding us that He truly makes all things new! He is resurrection and life so how could there not be springtime where we are together? Dead things come to life with Him. There is no place I'd rather be than by His side, in Him, with Him, around Him; together. Yahweh, thank You for spring. Thank You for love. Thank You for the process. #spring  #tuliptree  #colors  #happy  #loveisintheair  #emerging  #resurrection  #february  #joyinthesmallthings  #process  #thankful  #itsthelittlethings  #greeneyes  #blossom  #blooming 
Our neighbor brought these over .. I have never seen fresh laid eggs nor did I know they came in beautiful pastels.. too pretty to break .. joy in the small things #fresheggs #naturalbeauty #colors #joyinthesmallthings #eggs #beachlife
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Week old straw flower bouquet from the Farmers Market.
#iwentlookingforbeauty
Selfie 🤳 with your Rapunzel doll! 
#lovemygirls #rapunzel #braids #smiles #joyinthesmallthings
Finding #inspiration in the floor at my favorite #vegetarian restaurant in #brooklyn —The Jungle Cafe.😋 They have an amazing buffet and the best juices!🥕🍊🥒🍎 I’m thinking this design may have been stenciled? Thoughts?
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#bordelonartworks #sanjoseartist #bayareaartist #contemporaryartist #abstractartist #abstractart #abstractogram #instaart #instaartist #instaartists #mandala #lookingdown #floor #prettyfloors #decor #floordecor #brooksshoes #pureflow5 #indianart #stencil #stencilart #artistlife #boldcolor #boldcolors #joyinthesmallthings
Finding #inspiration  in the floor at my favorite #vegetarian  restaurant in #brooklyn  —The Jungle Cafe.😋 They have an amazing buffet and the best juices!🥕🍊🥒🍎 I’m thinking this design may have been stenciled? Thoughts? . . . . . #bordelonartworks  #sanjoseartist  #bayareaartist  #contemporaryartist  #abstractartist  #abstractart  #abstractogram  #instaart  #instaartist  #instaartists  #mandala  #lookingdown  #floor  #prettyfloors  #decor  #floordecor  #brooksshoes  #pureflow5  #indianart  #stencil  #stencilart  #artistlife  #boldcolor  #boldcolors  #joyinthesmallthings 
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Some Saturdays are quiet, but yesterday was a 16-hour-hockey-tournament-day filled with games in the morning and at night, downtime at a beautiful local park, Olympics-viewing on the rink TV, and spending time with friends and family. Even on the long days I don’t take for granted that this is something special, and knowing this is her last season makes it extra bittersweet.
• Some Saturdays are quiet, but yesterday was a 16-hour-hockey-tournament-day filled with games in the morning and at night, downtime at a beautiful local park, Olympics-viewing on the rink TV, and spending time with friends and family. Even on the long days I don’t take for granted that this is something special, and knowing this is her last season makes it extra bittersweet.
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Thankful for a day of rest in the midst of a hockey tournament weekend. They played last night and have two games tomorrow and one early Monday morning but today brought a follow up appointment with good news, grocery shopping with Rich, a light breeze blowing, hanging out with Alyssa, and a bit of uninterrupted reading on the porch. 
#iwentlookingforbeauty
• Thankful for a day of rest in the midst of a hockey tournament weekend. They played last night and have two games tomorrow and one early Monday morning but today brought a follow up appointment with good news, grocery shopping with Rich, a light breeze blowing, hanging out with Alyssa, and a bit of uninterrupted reading on the porch. #iwentlookingforbeauty 
Hey Weekend!  Ready or not, here we come!!❤️🎉
#crazycozads #wacandtac #boysareblurs
I bought these colorful toothpicks because the store was out of plain ones, but I may keep buying them because they're so purty! 😍 Take joy wherever you find it. 😊 #joyinthesmallthings  #colorgeek ❤💛💚💙💜
PS - they're also much sturdier than the plain ones. ............................
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#joyinthesmallthings #colorful #kitchenstuff #everydaybeauty #ilovecolor #colormyworld #makesmehappy #happykitchen #simplepleasures #😍😍😍 #cookingathome
I bought these colorful toothpicks because the store was out of plain ones, but I may keep buying them because they're so purty! 😍 Take joy wherever you find it. 😊 #joyinthesmallthings  #colorgeek  ❤💛💚💙💜 PS - they're also much sturdier than the plain ones. ............................ ............................ #joyinthesmallthings  #colorful  #kitchenstuff  #everydaybeauty  #ilovecolor  #colormyworld  #makesmehappy  #happykitchen  #simplepleasures  #😍😍😍 #cookingathome 
These are few of my favorite things...feeling the love after two days at home with sick kiddos. So Thankful to have a little space to be home for extra snuggles and blankets on the couch with teddy bears
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Remembering it all starts with how I love myself and nurturing in the small ways. Take that extra moment for a cup of tea, we all deserve it
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Flowers from the love of my life! My healthy living kit delivered- detox tea to celebrate a life full of love and sweets for my girls. What more can a lady ask for?? My cup runs over
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Thank you for small moments just like this
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#gratitudehour #gratitudeeverydamnday #findthejoy #loveisallaround #joyinthesmallthings #gentlecleanse #detoxtea #cellularcleanse #30daystohealthyliving 💚
These are few of my favorite things...feeling the love after two days at home with sick kiddos. So Thankful to have a little space to be home for extra snuggles and blankets on the couch with teddy bears . Remembering it all starts with how I love myself and nurturing in the small ways. Take that extra moment for a cup of tea, we all deserve it , Flowers from the love of my life! My healthy living kit delivered- detox tea to celebrate a life full of love and sweets for my girls. What more can a lady ask for?? My cup runs over . Thank you for small moments just like this . #gratitudehour  #gratitudeeverydamnday  #findthejoy  #loveisallaround  #joyinthesmallthings  #gentlecleanse  #detoxtea  #cellularcleanse  #30daystohealthyliving  💚
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Thankful for coaches who care about their players, teammates who work well together, and hockey tournaments on long weekends.
PC: Tony Borek
• Thankful for coaches who care about their players, teammates who work well together, and hockey tournaments on long weekends. PC: Tony Borek
Enjoying coffee in my hand painted mug!!
#joyinthesmallthings #craftymama #coffeecup #coffeeholic ☕❤🙃
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If you're John Muir you want trees to 
live among. If you're Emily, a garden
will do. 
Try to find the right place for yourself. 
If you can't find it, at least dream of it. 
Mary Oliver
#iwentlookingforbeauty
• If you're John Muir you want trees to live among. If you're Emily, a garden will do. Try to find the right place for yourself. If you can't find it, at least dream of it. Mary Oliver #iwentlookingforbeauty 
Celebrated turning 8 months with her first time on a swing 🤗 It was a hit 😊
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#playgroundfun #swingbaby #8monthsold #summerdays #simplelife #happybaby #greatoutdoors #joyinthesmallthings #tinytoes
what's the probability to get in the bathroom when the praying mantis enjoys water drop drinking, I come to wash my hand and she finds herself in a pure prayer position, staring into my eye cosm... #tunedintappedinturnedon #moment #lifeinspirited #joyinthesmallthings #bacpacktravel #stories
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Thankful for sunrises that take my breath away, waking up to wet pavement (.02 of an inch of rain, we’ll take it!), spending time with a cherished friend, and lesson planning.
#iwentlookingforbeauty #itssimplytuesday
• Thankful for sunrises that take my breath away, waking up to wet pavement (.02 of an inch of rain, we’ll take it!), spending time with a cherished friend, and lesson planning. #iwentlookingforbeauty  #itssimplytuesday 
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I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us.
Mary Oliver
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~February Tulips in Late Sunday Afternoon Sun~
• I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us. Mary Oliver . ~February Tulips in Late Sunday Afternoon Sun~
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Most Saturdays are filled with hockey games, which I love, but once in awhile they are wide open, and we fill them with Chopped-style-baking-challenges, card games, Catan, and a lot of laughter. Today felt endless in the best possible way.
• Most Saturdays are filled with hockey games, which I love, but once in awhile they are wide open, and we fill them with Chopped-style-baking-challenges, card games, Catan, and a lot of laughter. Today felt endless in the best possible way.
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Farmers Market Find
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#iwentlookingforbeauty and found these gorgeous ranunculus while Alyssa found tulips, a bouquet of straw flowers, tomatoes, mixed greens, yellow and red raspberries and blueberries. Spending time with Stacy and running into friends we rarely see made the morning even more special. 
What caught your attention today?
• Farmers Market Find . #iwentlookingforbeauty  and found these gorgeous ranunculus while Alyssa found tulips, a bouquet of straw flowers, tomatoes, mixed greens, yellow and red raspberries and blueberries. Spending time with Stacy and running into friends we rarely see made the morning even more special. What caught your attention today?
Good morning Insta friends. 😊
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Under the orange 
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the heaped ashes
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#its_gram #morning #poetrygram #poetrylover #poetryloversunite #mcl_rural #nature_shotz #naturephotography #joyinthesmallthings #lifeisajourneyliveit
Just a lazy Saturday, mommin around and takin care of a sickie child. Had some time for a lil pamperin. Love me some @toofaced! I'm so stinkin picky w mascara and found my holy grail in #BetterthanSex 🖤 plus, the #peachpalette is gorgeous and smells sooo good! Joy in the little thins 😜😘
@influenster @toofaced #contest #betterthansex #nerdyredartistry #mua #mommymua #makeup #makeupartist #momlife #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie #joyinthesmallthings #nerdyredmommy #holygrailmascara #eyes #greeneyes #pinkhair #messyhairdontcare
Just a lazy Saturday, mommin around and takin care of a sickie child. Had some time for a lil pamperin. Love me some @toofaced! I'm so stinkin picky w mascara and found my holy grail in #BetterthanSex  🖤 plus, the #peachpalette  is gorgeous and smells sooo good! Joy in the little thins 😜😘 @influenster @toofaced #contest  #betterthansex  #nerdyredartistry  #mua  #mommymua  #makeup  #makeupartist  #momlife  #makeupaddict  #makeupjunkie  #joyinthesmallthings  #nerdyredmommy  #holygrailmascara  #eyes  #greeneyes  #pinkhair  #messyhairdontcare 
Just a lazy Saturday, mommin around and takin care of a sickie child. Had some time for a lil pamperin. Love me some @toofaced! I'm so stinkin picky w mascara and found my holy grail in #BetterthanSex 🖤 plus, the #peachpalette is gorgeous and smells sooo good! Joy in the little thins 😜😘
@influenster @toofaced #contest #betterthansex #nerdyredartistry #mua #mommymua #makeup #makeupartist #momlife #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie #joyinthesmallthings #nerdyredmommy #holygrailmascara #eyes #greeneyes #pinkhair #messyhairdontcare
Just a lazy Saturday, mommin around and takin care of a sickie child. Had some time for a lil pamperin. Love me some @toofaced! I'm so stinkin picky w mascara and found my holy grail in #BetterthanSex  🖤 plus, the #peachpalette  is gorgeous and smells sooo good! Joy in the little thins 😜😘 @influenster @toofaced #contest  #betterthansex  #nerdyredartistry  #mua  #mommymua  #makeup  #makeupartist  #momlife  #makeupaddict  #makeupjunkie  #joyinthesmallthings  #nerdyredmommy  #holygrailmascara  #eyes  #greeneyes  #pinkhair  #messyhairdontcare 
Me thinks that groundhog was wrong. Spring is here in #California. .
My girl, barefoot and still in her pajamas, already out enjoying the gifts unwrapping themselves in the woods outside. How could she stay in on such a glorious morning?
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#nauturelover #naturegirl #naturalparenting #daffodils #daffodilsinbloom #earlyspringflowers #flowers #flora #gloriousflowers #earlybird #itsthelittlethings #unschooled #ihsnet #hskids #bliss #happinessisfree #happinessis #joyinthesmallthings #homeschooling #wildchild #stopandsmellthedaffodils #nofilter #momlife #hskid #homeschoollife #homeschoolkids #mountainlife #mountainkids
Me thinks that groundhog was wrong. Spring is here in #California . . My girl, barefoot and still in her pajamas, already out enjoying the gifts unwrapping themselves in the woods outside. How could she stay in on such a glorious morning? . . . . . . #nauturelover  #naturegirl  #naturalparenting  #daffodils  #daffodilsinbloom  #earlyspringflowers  #flowers  #flora  #gloriousflowers  #earlybird  #itsthelittlethings  #unschooled  #ihsnet  #hskids  #bliss  #happinessisfree  #happinessis  #joyinthesmallthings  #homeschooling  #wildchild  #stopandsmellthedaffodils  #nofilter  #momlife  #hskid  #homeschoollife  #homeschoolkids  #mountainlife  #mountainkids 
If a tree were an octopus...or perhaps an octopus a tree. #crazytree #gettindownwithmybadself #dancingtree #nature #joyinthesmallthings #lookingup
I am in love (again) - it’s #greengage season!! Plus some very juicy tasty nectarines. My life is (almost) complete . . . #centralotagostonefruit #myfavourite #summerlove #lovewhereyoulive #joyinthesmallthings #eatyourcolours #feedthesenses
🤩Gabby @thatonebipolarchick reminds those battling #mentalillness to stay strong💪🏻 & to find a hobby to distract yourself👏🏻💯#youareloved
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💙Gabby’s friends/family👯‍♀️👨‍👩‍👧 bring her joy😀along with her pets🤗 #findjoyeveryday #yourenotalone #joyintheordinary
Just found these beauties in my computer bag. 😍👧🏻💕 #joyinthesmallthings #winkfromheaven
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The cure for anything is salt water: 
sweat, tears or the sea. 
Isak Dinesen
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June marks twenty years of living in this town. If you had told me 25 years ago when we graduated Westmont that we would come back I wouldn’t have believed you. When I feel frustrated or confused and things don’t go the way I want, I head here, where I am reminded that God brought us back, and I am grateful.
#iwentlookingforbeauty
• The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Isak Dinesen . June marks twenty years of living in this town. If you had told me 25 years ago when we graduated Westmont that we would come back I wouldn’t have believed you. When I feel frustrated or confused and things don’t go the way I want, I head here, where I am reminded that God brought us back, and I am grateful. #iwentlookingforbeauty 
How the kids “help” me empty boxes and sell what we don’t need!  Lol. #makingmusic #sharingsound #joyinthesmallthings #playingatthepark #kidsarecreative
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It is all around us, free, this wonderful life...each hour’s a gift to those 
who take it up.
Ted Kooser
• It is all around us, free, this wonderful life...each hour’s a gift to those who take it up. Ted Kooser
Welcome winter..🌁❄️🌨malo kasno,ali volim kad bar malo "zima"podsjeća na zimu...moje malo drvo ispred kuće🌳☁️...#winter #wintertime #joyinsnow #beautifulsnowytrees #beautifulsnowyday #joyinthesmallthings #smiletoday#zima2018
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The good list:
lesson planning, grocery shopping, finding these beautiful magnolia blossoms on a grey day, spending time with Bethany, skyping with Summer, and watching the inspiring and beautifully filmed “Edie” (Santa Barbara International Film Festival) with Stacy. 
#iwentlookingforbeauty 
#itssimplytuesday
• The good list: lesson planning, grocery shopping, finding these beautiful magnolia blossoms on a grey day, spending time with Bethany, skyping with Summer, and watching the inspiring and beautifully filmed “Edie” (Santa Barbara International Film Festival) with Stacy. #iwentlookingforbeauty  #itssimplytuesday 
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Tuesdays are for planning, dreaming, reading, and thinking, usually in a local coffee shop, as the Learning Center has become a multi-purpose room with the remodel in full swing. I’m not complaining.
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My selfie game is weak so I’m posting the picture Alyssa took last Thursday at the delightful Newberg Bakery, just blocks from George Fox! 
#itssimplytuesday
• Tuesdays are for planning, dreaming, reading, and thinking, usually in a local coffee shop, as the Learning Center has become a multi-purpose room with the remodel in full swing. I’m not complaining. . My selfie game is weak so I’m posting the picture Alyssa took last Thursday at the delightful Newberg Bakery, just blocks from George Fox! #itssimplytuesday 
The excitment of picking your own fruit from the trees #summer2018 #toddlerlife #lovethepen #morningtonpeninsula #nashipear #joyinthesmallthings #lovewhereilive @rock_your_baby
A dishwasher that washes the dishes has been such a joy and time saver! #busymommy #timesaver #joyinthesmallthings
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If you open your eyes very wide, and look around you carefully, you will always see a lighthouse which will lead you on the right path.
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~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#its_gram #rivendell #literary_quote #lighthouse #lettherebelight #lightoftheworld #pausebreatheponder #pausebreathepray #bealightinthedarkness #1000gifts #nothingisordinary #lifeisajourneyliveit #joyinthejourney #joyinthesmallthings
I love how a new pair of ear muffs brings so much joy!
I love how a new pair of ear muffs brings so much joy!