Getting ready to spend time at my family’s house! My parents, sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew share a home about a half hour’s drive from mine and I visit every weekend. While I enjoy and crave the solitude that working from home offers Monday through Friday, I would be completely lost without this precious family connection to rejuvenate me. Since none of us are getting any younger, I feel it’s important to cherish these moments. 🦋
A gal in my class a few weeks back mentioned that she's afraid to practice headstands without a wall because falling backwards is scary and uncomf. But lots of life is scary and uncomf, and if we try to shield ourselves from pain then practice and knowledge are compromised. Many experiences are avoidable, but pain is not. What can we gain from charging at fear and pain instead of trying to move around them? The only thing I can think of is strength.
photo by @haleynord
Been collecting these super cool brass jugs / vessels for all your houseplant needs 🌿 Wish I could keep them all 😍 These will be first available at @bouquet_market but send a DM if you see one you like 💕
It's been a busy week full of client meetings, new projects, and catching up with friends. We're so ready to take the weekend to relax a bit before Monday comes around. How will you unwind this weekend?
Going out tonight? Not us 😜 BUT if we were we would reach for @ardellbeauty Faux Mink lashes. Lightweight, fluttery, re-usable and under $20 a pair!
What are your go-to lashes for a night out? Let us know in the comments!
St. Patty’s Day 🍀 is Saturday and honestly I’m not crazy about green but this watch from @jordwatches in the Emerald Green color is gorgeous!!! 🤩 The wood watch craze is for real! 🙌 It’s eco friendly and unique.
Get your own wooden watch through the⚡️Giveaway⚡️by filling out the short entry form in my bio. If you win, you’ll get $100 towards the purchase of a Jord watch. That’s almost enough to pay for the entire watch!
If you don’t win, you’ll get 10% off at checkout for entering. You only have until ✨March 25th✨ to enter, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by. #jordwatch#jordwatches#jordfrankie#stpatrickday#pnwstyle#spons
I’ve been revisiting a book that transformed my ability to live fully right where I am. I often speak to people who feel the pressures of life and see that being busy represents a certain level of life success and can wear it like a badge of honor. Personally, I have had to let go of busy, it was hurting me and my family and since then I have been able to find so much freedom in stripping things back. It doesn’t mean that at different points there aren’t things to navigate, because we do, but it flows from a different perspective. I hope you take a moment to read the following excerpts and perhaps you might begin your own journey of seeing the rich potential in every moment. Katie xx.
The hurry makes us hurt. And maybe it is the hurt that drives us on? For all our frenzied running seemingly toward something, could it be that we are in fact fleeing-desperate to escape pain that pursues? Whatever the pace, time will keep it and there’s no outrunning it, only speeding it up and pounding the feet harder;the minutes pound faster too. Race for more and you’ll snag on time and leak empty. The longer I keep running, the longer the gash, and I drain, bleed away. Hurry always empties the soul.” I find this profound and challenging.
The solution...found a few paragraphs down. “I don’t really want more time;I just want enough time. Time is a relentless river, it rages on, a respector of no one. And this is the only way to slow time: When I fully enter times swift current, enter the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. I only live the full life when I live fully in the moment. And when I’m always looking for the next glimpse of glory, I slow and enter. “
Take a moment to ponder, tag a friend who would value from hearing this too and allow it to sink in and I encourage you to source the book, one thousand gifts by @annvoskamp #bethatwoman
Hey love! 🍀✨Do you have any fun festivities planned for tomorrow? Baby girl rebounded quite impressively today from her rough night (watch #mystory if you haven't yet) so I'm feeling pretty lucky/blessed that our weekend is looking promising! 😜#feelinlucky
You guys! My logo rubber stamp came in the mail & I get way too excited about things like these. I’m stamping everything in sight 🤓 can you cancel Friday night plans for a stamp? Asking for a friend...🤫
In addition to showcasing happy children with their blankets, I love specifically working with professional photographers as much as possible. I appreciate the artistic beauty of their creations because they are also capturing my designs/creations. It makes me feel closer to art and beauty. @this_chaotic_life and a collection of talented photographers here on the Henry & BROS., feed capture high quality images which mirror the high quality blankets and products. Just like these photographs, our products are carefully considered and manufactured with great care and skill.
When I heard it was #nationalnappingday I just couldn’t help myself. Also, I pushed myself to try something new so I 1) shot this through a dryer sheet so it’s a little softer looking than my normal edit and 2) used my 85mm inside 😬
Our baby boy is two today!! This is pretty much the only photo I took today and I’m not mad about it. It’s hard to believe that at this time two years ago I was laying in a hospital bed, holding him for the very first hours of his life, brand new! Two years ago I was able to touch the feet that kicked the insides of my belly. I was able to hear his little, little voice cry for the first times (he had THE sweetest and softest cry- - like a baby lamb). I was able to hold his little body and see his little face. We met for the very first time in person that day two years ago and my love has only grown. My little hambone. My little stinker. My little Abey baby, you’ve changed my life. These two years have flown by and I can’t help but to think about how I only have, God willing, eight more times to do two years all over again (until you’re “grown”) but with different challenges, milestones, memories and growth. May God continue to bless you, always! We love you, our Abey Baby ❤️
My shopping buddy today. They don’t get any cuter. And this girl... she dresses herself most days. I used to try to guide her choices or at least encourage her to match if nothing else. But let’s be real for two seconds here - she. is. three. So most days I’m just happy if she will wear anything. ANYTHING! 😂 She did really well today, but got completely sick of it at the last stop and rode home in nothing but her undies. I hope she grows out of this. 🤷🏼♀️ Anybody else got a toddler with a good dose of determination?
This week reminds me of salsa dancing. It all started with an automatic computer update that glitched. One new hard drive later and I'm busy reinstalling all my programs, needing to find all the activation codes, plugins for software (ie: getting Lightroom to recognize my newest camera) etc. I'm thankful I'm a sticker to always back everything up so nothing was lost, just taking a lot of time to reset, and a week's worth of work to catch up on. Sometimes life feels like two steps forward, one step back, but that's ok, it's a cha-cha! 😂 //Who else is dancing this week?
Ok loves!! Important things here... what is the 1️⃣ beauty product that you CAN NOT live without?
I’ll go first.. MASCARA! My fave is Epic from Younique because of its self curling super power & it stays!!
Ok.. your turn lovelies ⬇️ put your fave in the comments
Yes, I have out of town guests arriving tonight. Yes, I have to finish setting up the house for our housewarming party tomorrow night. Yes, I'm procrastinating and taking pictures of my puppy because she's pretty and it's more fun than cleaning and organizing. I'll get it all done in time, right? 😂
When you get paid THREE paychecks in just 2 weeks for sharing the things God's doing in your life and inviting ladies along for the ride + empowering and encouraging + leading and teaching... so they can see REAL change in their lives too 🙌😭
((I LOVE ❤ pouring into these ladies!))
And if i can be a part of something that is being used to help magnify impact... I'll take it.
Best side job ever.
((And yes, real, big, amazing, change is possible for you too. You know where to find me 😄))