“Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.”
“Let us forget, with generosity, those who cannot love us.” —Pablo Neruda
Now available! “Locally Grown” hand printed bodysuits. Sizes newborn -18 months available. Available in forest green, rust orange, and white. ✨
Over on my stories today I’m reviewing my new Weekly Planner & To Do List notepad! I’m really loving planning out my week and it’s making me more focused on what really needs to be done. You can check out my stories for more info, or you can head to my shop to buy one for yourself! x
- JOY -
This is sheer JOY! This couple lives and breathes joy. If God we’re to have two representatives on earth who could exemplify the spirit of joy I know it would be Keegan & Gracelynn!!!
I mean look at those faces 🙈 this was just one tiny snip from an hour of joy.
When we got in the car to part ways I (Dani) told Cam, “man I want to be their best friends! She is cute as pie!” Haha and boy that couldn’t be truer.
I guarantee people leave the presence of Gracelynn & Keegan majorly encouraged!
La Linda de antes nunca se hubiera subido a una 🏍 , nunca hubiera viajado con una pequeña maleta, nunca me habría aventurado a lo poco común.
La Linda de antes hubiera dicho: Porque no. La Linda de ahora dice ¿Porque no ✨
En estos años he aprendido a vivir conscientemente consciente lo más posible, trato.... todavía tengo mucho que aprender.
Lo que si te puedo decir es que ahora TODO es una posibilidad, lo que antes era un “ni loca” ahora entra en mis posibilidades.
Así con todo... con mis sueños, con mi futuro, con mi trabajo... TODO es una posibilidad si te permites imaginarlo! Y si lo imaginas lo sientes, si lo sientes lo tienes! 💜
Soltar de esa manera me ha permitido sentir una libertad que nunca había sentido, me ha permitido disfrutar del camino y me ha enseñado que NUNCA tengo nada que perder sino mucho que aprender.
Gracias Younique por ser la herramienta que me ha dado tanto pero sobre todo por enseñarme todo lo libre que puedo ser! 💜
#dreambig #makeithappen #travel #inspo #picoftheday #mlm #liberty #thehappynow #thatsdarling #fightforyourdreams #womenpower #womeninspo
It’s good to collect things, but it’s better to collect sceneries! 🤩🏞
Epic view at the Animal Flower cave, North Point of Barbados. Crazy to see the difference between the scenery on the island - dreamy beach with white sand and unreal clear water vs. Massive cliffs, wind and rough sea 🌊
I hope most people take time to explore the island a bit more as it goes much beyond luxurious hotels and beach clubs 🙏🏼
I have been reading James and Kay Salter’s book on food (previously undiscovered by me!) & re-reading Salter’s The Light Years, which is one of those books within which I always find a new passage to admire // “I am going to describe her life from the inside outward, from its core, the house as well, rooms in which life was gathered, rooms in which the morning sunlight, the floors spread with Oriental rugs that had been her mother-in-law’s, apricot, rough and tan, rugs which though worn seemed to drink the sun, to collect its warmth; books, potpourris, cushions in colors of Matisse, objects glistening like evidence, many which might had they been possessed by ancient people, have been placed in the tombs for another life: clear crystal dice, pieces of staghorn, amber beads, boxes, sculptures, wooden balls, magazines in which were photographs of women to whom she compared herself.” // #jamessalter
Unsere neuen Modelle wandern gerade alle in den Shop!! #yay
Adding all our new models to the shop as I am typing this!!
Dreamy barn wedding portrait 💕
Yesterday was about one of the Mondayest Monday we’ve had lately. I had big plans to start the week off strong, going to the grocery store first thing, spotlessly cleaning our house. And then our bathroom flooded... But thank goodness for a very handy husband who quickly came to my rescue before we all floated away... Juniper’s face pretty much mirrors how I felt yesterday.
Donuts make any day better!
#ad for @thebodyshop I’ve made a few changes in my skincare routine. 🌿
I’ve been wearing the Youth Liquid Peel for a few months now (and I couldn’t recommend more, seriously!) and now I’ve add the products in the last photo. The face mask gives an instant boost to your skin, it’s absolutely incredible. ✨
Have you tried any product of the range Drops of Youth 🌿 #TheBodyShop #DropsOfYouth #TheBodyShopPT #TheBodyShopAlegro
Getting @drew_lifesfood in on the men's self-care routine with some @nivea_uk goodies. I love this gift pack which includes.
✓Post Shave Balm
I actually think over the years the Nivea for Men range has become the must-have for most men, the products smell amazing and the sensitive skin range works wonders for Drew who suffers from psoriasis.
Another snow day called for morning barre @balanceyogabarre! I love barre not only because it has transformed my body, but it can be adapted for whatever intensity I need. Chronic illness struggles like low energy, low strength, and low motivation can definitely make moving my body nearly impossible sometimes. 😩
Even if you don’t have chronic illness you can struggle with the same things. I love that I can make it as hard or as easy as I need. I’m hooked!
Tonight I plan to work on my yogi forearm stands. I’m slowly getting stronger. Do you barre or yoga 🧘🏼♀️
my sister has such a sexy way of capturing cityscapes against gloomy weather ✨ || 📷 @chelsy.forbes
My heart is full! So thankful for these precious Baylor friends and mommas that showered us with lots of love this past weekend for our baby girl on the way! I enjoyed all of the laughter, stories, baby tips, prayer, yummy food and beautiful gifts. Sure love each of you! 💗
I promised honesty.... Before becoming a mom I’d hear so much scary advice, stories of the sleep deprivation and how our lives were going to be turned upside down- but I never imagined my greatest hurdle in motherhood would be letting go. I’m the mom who triple checks she’s ok and for the longest time felt like I was the only one who could take care of her. So this weekend I left Monroe behind. It was a quick decision, but was reminded when God says go the answer should always be “Yes”. There’s so much growth and value in trusting and just LETTING GO. Small steps... I want to know, what’s been your hardest part of being a Mommy http://liketk.it/2A16Y #liketkit @liketoknow.it
Working on some fun off season projects one of which is patiently waiting for a photo book from this wedding!
It’s a Tuesday that feels like Monday over here. Joseph had a 3 day weekend, so as nice as that was, today is throwing me for a loop. We have family coming this weekend, our anniversary is Friday, the kids have colds and we recently have been cutting teeth like crazy so I’m feeling the pressure & lack of sleep!
Some ways I am fighting the exhaustion:
▴ taking short breaks outside in the backyard to soak up the ☀︎
▴ keeping the kettle on and making lots of green matcha tea
▴ diffusing an immunity blend of oils
▴ taking things slow & steady
▴ choosing to be productive during the high energy times of the day & sitting down to play when things get hard
▴ implementing a “quiet time” that encourages independent play and gives mama a mental break
▴ playing calm, slow worship music
▴ giving myself grace on the hard days
I hope you too are finding a rhythm that works for you today. ♥︎
When one of the bride’s dearest friends is unable to be a bridesmaid in person because she is busy changing the world in Mongolia, you get creative ❤️
Chill out. Black Out. Don’t flake. Taking care of your skin should be as easy as one, two, three, and luckily @candcbycleanandclear newest skincare line has got you covered! It cleans deep without causing irritation, smells like a dream, and it’s never ever ever tested on our sweet lil animal friends. Check it out at @ultabeauty! #ad Ya won’t be sorry ya did. #easyascandc
A cuppa in front of the fire... is there a more wholesome way to spend a winter’s eve (we’ll ignore the fact this is an obviously staged photo of said activity okurrr 🤷♀️😂)
Top @asos #AsSeenOnMe
Jeans @topshop #TopshopStyle
Love this man and happy to finally have a day together ❤️
Dreamy shelf life. 🌜
Bringing out all the pastel and bright colors out to play 💜 can’t wait for spring ✨
🌾Enter with a happy heart 🌾
I've been mia here lately, mostly because there's been a lot going on in life, but after a very long break I'm slowly getting some inspiration back and I started to crochet again some new projects that are making me excited to get this shop back up and running! ✌🏼
“You make me feel good inside, as if nothing really matters, not the future, not the past, just now and right now it all feels too lovely. Like two people that are meant to be; meeting for the very first time.” — R.M. Drake, Beautiful Chaos
Fun fact about myself: on the Myers Briggs I’m 51% introvert and 49% extrovert, I have 3 out of 5 love languages tied for first place, and I don’t know if this makes me beautifully balanced or terribly complicated. 🤷🏻♀️ Happy Tuesday
Los Feliz, I love you. 🌿There are dogs, ice cream shops, spaghetti places, Yoga studios, best friends around the corner, tiny romantic movie theaters to go to in the rain, rose bushes and plumeria trees, bookshops where I sit and read cookbooks, stand up shows, art supply shops and Little Dom’s. 💡 Maybe I’ll do a Los Feliz illustration like I did with Santa Barbara.
Table in my old studio in Cape Town. I know the “I live in mini Versailles” look is a bit dated but I liked it back then. When in doubt just drape fabric over things. ✨⭐️🎀 I’m having so much fun decorating my new place in LA. Quick question why are dining room tables $3,000,000 Okay back to work. Love you, Emily.
I had so much fun making these for @voguespain 🤩 The theme is New Year’s Resolutions (I asked around!) in order: “Be Romantic, Take a Tropical Vacation, Appreciate the Beauty of Nature, Dress Colorfully, Indulge.” Thank you for this project, I loved it. 💕