Here are some fun facts I googled about the Great Blue Herons
☼ Average lifespan - 15 years
☼ The oldest recorded Heron was 24 years old ☼ When threatened they let off a loud croaking sound to alert others of danger ☼Great Blue Herons are big and blue and don’t appear to get up to anything crazy 🤪
"There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice." - F. Scott Fitzgerald // so glad you're my once in a lifetime love 💙
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
ANAïS NIN ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
😍😍😍Also these petals tho 😍😍😍
one of my favorite weekly rituals is letting my hair soak with @olaplex. ever since i joined the blonde side, my hair has required a little extra TLC and olaplex has been a staple when it comes to keeping my hair healthy! it protects the hair as well as restores it from any heat or chemical damage and also works on all hair types. if there is anything i could encourage you to introduce into your life, it would be olaplex!
Red varsity stripe is here for a good time. Not a long time. Get this summer exclusive while it’s hot! Retiring soon. ❤️📷: @oxanajoe
The last few weeks have been all about settling in and figuring out how to live as a family of eleven. There have been a few bumps and bruises along the way and certainly a few tears...but there’s an overwhelming sense of peace in our home. This feeling of being whole. Our family is exactly as it should be. And my heart is so full.
I never planned to take three babies at a time. I never planned on taking teenagers. I certainly never planned on taking a teenager and her baby. But this life is so much better than anything I could have planned.
In this life as a foster family, we know that nothing is ever guaranteed...and we know that sometime soon, things will shift yet again. But right now, we are revelling in the loud, chaotic and absolutely beautiful season we’ve been gifted with. It isn’t always easy...but it is ALWAYS worth it. #thisisfostercare
It’s party time - eggscellent!! 🍳 (Fun fact: my family shares the same home town as Garth & Wayne from Wayne’s World - Aurora, IL)
In case you haven’t noticed I’ve decided to shake things up a bit and take my photos in a slightly new direction. I’ll still incorporate my home, toys, clothes and travel - but with a creative twist. This week I wanted to play around with different concepts but use the same dark wall as a common thread. I promise I’ll start incorporating more colors and quirky scenarios really soon. I really hope you dig it!
𝕧 𝕒 𝕤 𝕥 | 𝕝 𝕒 𝕟 𝕕
I had a really cute caption all thought up when I snapped this photo but on my way home this evening, I felt a tugging on my heart to be real... Real with myself but most importantly, real with God. So I laid out the contents of my heart and it was incredibly painful and ugly.
Truth time. I'm struggling. Life right now is hard. Separation. Single parenting. Financial worries. Self-doubt. Some days I'm marching forward, full of faith. Others, I'm hanging on by a thread.
People have told me to be kind to myself, with the recent events in my life, I have every excuse to be all over the place. But honestly, my unsteadiness is the result of my indecision.
Just like the story of the prodigal son, extreme circumstances reminded me that I had a father to go home to. And like the son, I received a warm, loving welcome as I approached. Jesus met me with grace and forgiveness before I got to the door. But, in order for the prodigal to share in what belonged to his father, he had to step through the door.
I've been hanging out, right outside the door. Catching glimpses of what's on the other side... Peace. Joy. Fruitfulness. But I hesitate. Is it pride Fear Stubbornness I've held myself back and I finally understand that a decision has to be made. Am I stepping in or not
One small step to claim a promise. I'm home.
All of my Instagram posts usually happen a day or two or more after the fact, so I don’t ever actually look the way I do in pictures at any given moment. In fact, I look very opposite of this right now. It’s not a trick, it’s an illusion ✨
This is my new home. I live in a store and that’s okay.
Working girl 🏃🏻♀️💼👩🏻💻
All right all you work outside of home mamas give me all the advice because this mom is going back to work! I’m both excited and completely losing my ish about having to leave my babies for most of the day 😰 Luckily they will be with their Dad, but I never knew that even thinking about leaving them for just a couple hours would just break my 💔 But we gotta do what we gotta do so I would love to hear about what you other mamas did to make the transition easier or bearable at least, so please let me know in the comments! 👍🏻💕
#workwear #styleforless #workingmama
I was so glad I was able to get one of these @blushsprout pins 💕 Look at these cute faces!! 😆
Been looking forward to crawling into this spot all day with my book. I read The Nightingale and The Great Alone by @kristinhannahauthor and loved them so much I picked up another of hers, Winter Garden. Are you reading any good books right now I’d love some new summer recommendations! 📚 This super soft and cozy bedding is from my friends at @linensandhutch, and they are offering you guys a 30% discount on their bedding! #ad #wllife #wlhome #bookwormproblems http://liketk.it/2wAeF #liketkit @liketoknow.it Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop this pic via screenshot or visit the blue link in my profile to shop!
First day back to work after having some time off- currently laying on the couch with a heating pad on my ribs 😅 soooo looking forward to maternity leave with my little! #27weekspregnant
Oh who needs sleep anyway...
I have a new favorites up on the blog!! I haven’t done one in a bit so this ones got lots of good stuff!! If you give it a read let me know what you’re loving! 📸: @phillmcdonald
Lovely day for a sail out here in @portofcoosbay! We're here through July 23rd—check the link in our bio for our full schedule ☀️
don’t wet your p l a n t s 😂👖🌱 succulents need very little water to survive! i created these mini diy terrariums using succulents & candle holders from @hobbylobby ! you can use them for home/party decor- perfect to hang or lay out as centerpieces- more on my story now! 💚
Green peppermint smoothie w/ lots of spillage 😍♥️—basically a milkshake for breakfast 👌. Here’s how to make:
1 cup of greens (I used a spinach & arugula blend)
1 1/2 cup zucchini (steamed, then frozen)
1/2 frozen banana
1 scoop @furtherfood collagen
1 scoop @ancientnutrition vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp @woodstockfoods almond butter
3 drops peppermint extract
2 tbsp @califiafarms unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup ice
2 tbsp @navitasorganics cacao nibs
Blend all ingredients together until you reach a smooth consistency (you may need to stop & stir occasionally since there’s not a lot of liquid), add in your cacao nibs and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds. I topped mine with a scoop of @sunbutter and it tasted amazinggg 🙏.
White Angelica + Release + Copaiba for the days that feel a little upside down ✌🏽
36 x 36" large abstract painting inspired by the "Sunrise to Sunset" palette by @kelleewynnestudios 🎨 still working on finding my own true colors in art 🙂❤
When you thought you were able to leave summer-reading behind in middle school... it follows you into adulthood. Only now, it’s a lot more fun.
A color story in Paris ✨
Wind down with a crisp martini.⠀
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Ice cream dreamz
Custom name banner and another gorgeous name I got to see, I love my job! ✨💕🌊🛎
Give it to me what ya say
12x12 mixed media collage
Missing this beautiful city
Bilingual Topo Chico