Thanks for the follows friends! I am still new to IG but I am having so much fun creating and sharing on this platform. I thought I would take a few minutes and introduce myself.
I am a country girl from the mitten state. I dabble in a lot of things - massage therapy, teaching yoga, essential oils, crafting.....but the most important thing I do is raise a family.
I am married to my best friend, who happens to be a handsome farmer. We have four beautiful children, three girls and a boy.
This new venture of crafting to create an income is allowing me to continue to be at home with my kids.
Things are not always perfect in our house, most of the time life is quite chaotic. But up or down, good or bad - I can count it all joy because I am right where I am supposed to be.
I hope that the things I create can bring others joy because I am finding joy in the making. Thank again for following along. 😙
I’ve spent the past year dedicating time to becoming better. While I’ve called myself a DJ, it never felt quite right. There was always a hint of doubt, a slight cringe as it rolled off my tongue. As if learning on my own.....a smattering of errors to teach me along the way, wasn’t good enough. I nearly hung my hat up from frustration or confusion. The moments when i got it right though, that joy, it kept me going.
It & the homie @rejenaj led me to @scratchla where I’d cut my teeth on greater lessons, gain a community to grow with and knowledge that’ll carry me to new heights.
Grateful 🙏🏾 Graduation is Tues. I’m spinning a celebratory set at 7:45p. If you know my journey you’d be excited to swing through.
Finding 👓 🍀🔽😝 Eyebrows by Corrina
So, the holes are all drilled, and I’ve started bolting some of this cedar together. The things us dads do for our kids. #laboroflove #dadof3
Good Friday evening to you!
As you are aware, I’ve been working on the second story floors for a few weeks now. I finally finished and I’m very happy to have it all done.
After many test samples, I finally finished my bearded beloved’s bathroom floor with a wash, stain and Danish oil.
Next, I finished the porch, my bathroom and our bedroom with a watered down chalk and sealed with poly.
And finally, it took well over a week to paint, measure, tape, outline, draw, paint, distress and then seal the hallway and landing.
Here is the first video of several video to come.
This is just music and the finished floor of the hallway and landing. I will eventually make videos of before and afters and the process of doing these floors.
I so appreciate all the beautiful and loving comments you have given me about the floor. I really appreciate it.
To be honest, it’s kind of hard to accept the compliments, because I know in my heart, it was not me doing the design. I did the work, but God did the design. I’m not an artist - truly I’m not. But I am blessed to be the tool from which God designed our floor. I did all that you see by hand.
No stencil. No tracing. No pattern. Just chalk, paint brushes, and my carpal tunnel.
It was a labor of love and I am humbled by your encouragement and cheering you did along the way.
Thank you my friends for just liking me for who I am: Just a “Someone.” But a someone who belongs to Jesus.
#elizabethmaxson #godsartwork #godthedesigner #thankful #grateful #blessed #justasomeone #godslight #art #paintedfloor #design #thecreatorscottage #distressed #oldhouselove #modernmedieval #interiordesign #gothicdesign #cornerofmyhome #housevideo #videodesign #video #videomaker #naturallightphotography #laboroflove #imjustaninstrument
Have you got your tickets to @yoke_lore for our Grand Opening event They just had such an AWESOME event with @bastilledan last night!! I cannot wait for that energy! Get your tickets Walla Walla!! #thedacres
So happy and euphoric after last night! Thankyou so much 💜
I snagged this cabinet off Craigslist for $50 & this room used to be red. My husband & the children did the honors of finishing this room when my fibromyalgia knocked me down & I couldn’t finish the project myself.
It’s been a humbling time & also one of immense gratitude being reminded that God takes care of all of our needs & that my first mission field is my own home with my family. I am a bit of a control freak so this time of having to continually “sit this one out”, means I have the privilege of encouraging & loving my family.
P.S. I am prone to want to be in charge & I’m bossy so it’s better I sit sideline.☺️
This act of love was also a practice in waiting & in patience, two things I fail miserably at most days.
What made this gift meaningful was that it was meant to bring a little more light into my life in the long, cold North Dakota winter.
Who would have know that the cold just happens to be like kryptonite to to my body
Do you know your love language I like to hyphenate the languages that my family members have identified for themselves. Thankfully they also know mine.
I’m a “gift-acts of service” kinda gal & I am blessed that my family uses that knowledge to “Speak my language”, like they did with this gift.
I believe it’s important to know your spouse’s love language & that they know yours. It’s equally important to know your children’s.
It is said that we have a tendency to give the gift we most want to receive but that’s not how our partner, child, or friend may receive love.
What fills their “Love tank” could be:
•Words of affirmation
•Acts of Service
As I sign off for the weekend, I would love to encourage you to take the test & find out the language of your family members and then make an effort to speak their language. It has the power to change your relationships for the better when you practice love intentionally.
P.S.S $5 “OOPS paint is the business & is what helped me make the color through mixing 3 cans. 🙌🏼❤️ #love #fivelovelanguages #beforeandafter #Zooptroop #babybadger #lifewithsixkids #DiningRoom #makeover #family #familygoals #laboroflove #natsplatthewombat #lovelikejesus
A 'behind the scenes' peek at Spock Painting no.25 near the start... Sporting a bit of a 1970s vibe.
I was so excited to share this litter of freshly glazed schmoopies with you guys and..... the kiln underfired 😑 Of course. So instead of sparkly shimmering glazes they look like bronze relics from the bottom of the ocean. Not terrible, I guess, but definitely not what I intended. Anybody else feel me on this, especially ceramics people Have you ever loaded a kiln full of your work just to open up two days later hating everything inside Hopefully, reglazing will do the trick. 🤞Welcome to my Friday night!
HCVA ~ Vintage Airstream photos of the day!
Wwooooww!! Orders are ready lovies!! See you!
Giving never hurt anyone. We all have our ups and our downs. Consider donating any gently used and/or new blankets and/or new socks to those in need. These donations will be going to @lafamilyhousing #comunidadcesarchavez to help the families staying there. These family are given shelter and resources for 120 days to help them get back on their feet. They are just like you and me and have fallen on hard times and lost a job, got injured, got sick, etc. My dear friend @xty_bella started her #laboroflove with the #linusmovement 6years ago because she has a great heart ❤️ and wanted to give back to her community. At the time she didn’t have much, just a great desire to help others and make them happy. That’s how #proyectohappyhearts started. Every year it gets a lil bigger and she gets to help more families. She has various events she puts on for this housing shelter and right now we are focusing on helping keep these families warm for winter. If you need to make your donation at another time, contact me and we can work out a time/day that works for you. And check out @proyectohappyhearts for all the love @xty_bella is giving to those in need. Thank you in advance. #proyectohappyhearts #proyectohappyhearts❤️ #lafamilyhousing #comunidadcesarchavez #laboroflove
*DISCLAIMER- I’m not naked I promise*
I’m pumping for what feels like the millionth time. The newest little has a little bit of jaundice and apparently exclusively breastfeeding isn’t helping him get rid of it so we are supplementing with a tiny bit of formula per his pediatrician.
This got me thinking of all the things as a mom we do for our children that are a complete labor of love but are totally hard to keep up with. ❤️ what are some things you do for the people you love, that may be a pain In your rear ❤️❤️ moms who breastfed or tried, did you do anything to boost your supply that actually worked
#bpsewvember prompt: fun
This is a @sewaholic #minorujacket I made my BFF earlier this year. She LOVES bright colours and patterns, she chose the outer patterns and the lime green polar fleece lining. Turns out, polar fleece is WAY too thick for sleeve lining, so I had to replace it with the pink flanette instead. Why pink Coz fun!! I do have a picture of her wearing the finished product, but not permission to share it publicly. Suffice to say, it looks pretty good! The minoru was a challenge for me, but I was SO happy with how it turned out and I'm planning to make one for myself before winter.
I included the last photo of A's dolly Olivia enjoying a tea party in her @violettefieldthreads dress made by my Mum. A has a matching big girl dress and they're so cute!!
#sewcialists #sewingproject #laboroflove
Had the good fortune to join forces with these two today as we help our parents get ready for the holidays. #laboroflove #stepbroforthewin
Preparations in motion for the 2019 AFL-CIO Labor of Love - Community give back to the Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School, Hilo Hawaii. Volunteers needed on Saturday, February 2, 2019 - please contact your union representative for more information! #dc50 #iupat #afl-cio #laboroflove 🤙 #gemcustimflooring
Having major trouble photographing a mirror so video it is! I zoomed in on my favorite parts but really it’s all my favorite because sapele is so luminous. This mistake worked out well since we really needed a mirror by the front door. Now to remake the picture frame 💁♀️
The cold weather pics are rolling in and I’m just thrilled I only have to look at snow on my phone screen. Love you, mean it. 💋 •
Throwback: This day I had suffered the worst injury I ever had in my career as a tech. It wasn't even from a vicious animal, just a super anxious kitty me and a fellow #catwhisper #tech had tried all the "less is more", minimal holding techniques to place an IV catheter. Kitty did great until the first piece of tape was in place....and then she wasn't having a good time any more. You would be surprised what damage a 14 pound cat can do with their back legs when they force all their weight into them 😣
Being in the #vet profession is a #laboroflove. We love our patients and job more than we love the paycheck, our feet hurt, we skip meals and bathroom breaks, work 12-16 hour shifts, and grieve with strangers as they hold their #pet one last time.
I often get messages from friends asking for ideas on what to get their #veterinarian or the #vettech that took care of their pet. Or from management wondering what small token they can give their staff other than another gift card. 💳 I am telling you right now, I cannot think of another gift more versatile than #essentialoils oils for physical and emotional support. This could be a bottle of lavender for cuts/scrapes and relaxation, or a kit of 8 or more oils to utilize year round. And FYI #management, studies show aromatherapy in the workplace improves mood AND productivity for workers. WIN. 🥂🎉
The ideas are limitless. DM for more info and I can get you started with your gift 🎁
#veterinarymedicine #vetmed #vet #veterinarytechnician #gifts #practicemanager #workplace #shiftworker #cvt #lvt # #rvt #dvm #petnurse #petdoctor #compassion #compassionforanimals #holidays #appreciation #giftgiving #criticalcare #emergencymedicine #firstresponder