The weekly JoyFULL updates email goes out later today (link in bio ) and anyone signed up in August can have a chance to win this little bundle of goodies! . I started JoyFULL updates because I love discovering and sharing things that make me smile and I wanted a way to make sure I can give some extra love (and goodies! ) to the people who are most excited about what's to come for The Unicorn Factory 🦄🤗🥰 . Each week JoyFULL updates is a round up of some of the most JoyFULL things from the last week, sneak peeks of what's happening behind the scenes at The Unicorn Factory (this week I'm revealing a very early days secret that I won't be sharing on social media for a few weeks until I know it is actually possible! ) and a chance to win bigger and better goodies... and this month it's this lovely lot! Plus there are some lovely digital freebies coming soon. . And those signed up to updates will always be first in the queue for new products and special discounts! . You can enter to win the a mug, coaster, bag and notebook via a link in the JoyFULL update email and entries are open until 9pm BST on 31/08/20. One entry per person and to win you must be on the mailing list at the time of the draw. . If you are on my mailing list you can get an extra entry by sharing this post to your stories 🎉🎉🎉 (you can share right now, just make sure you include your insta handle when you complete the entry form later so I can add your extra entries! ) . The full T&Cs and sign up for JoyFULL updates are in the link in my bio - and if you sign up by 6pm today you'll get the next update this evening!
❤ #repost Reposted from @mesmerizingglam Why miss out on all fun, when we can enjoy online too? Being a fan of escape rooms, I was not sure if it's safe to go and play even though they follow all safety precautions but still, you can never be too safe. I recently played this @theonlineescapegame it was fun and adventures and we were playing it online. Without having any tension enjoyed this game. There are 2 rooms: 1. Sherlock calls 2. About the experience We played Sherlock calls it was thrilling and my son was like mommy only 20 minutes left to solve it. Are you an escape room fan too? Would you like to play online? Here is my code and you can enjoy this game with a 25%discount on your adventure CHANDNISPECIAL. This code is only valid till 24th August. If you do end up playing don't forget to share your experience. #escaperoomgame #onlinegamesmemes #onlinegame #letsplayagame #adventuregames #thrillergame #funwithkido #gametimelive #zoomgames #gameon2020 #mesmerizingglam #dubaigamers #comeplay #online #sherlockhomes #detective #findthekiller #findthemudererofsushantsinghrahput #findthejoy #fungames #lifeofblogger #showtv #detectiveconanedit #tictok #hhaa8pp #instawedxb - #regrann
When it’s been a busy day, sometimes you just need to do something that brings you joy! I’m loving the fact that at the moment, the beach is right across the road from where I’m staying! Being by the sea makes everything right with the world! What brings you joy? Where do you go when you need to chill? . . #rest #whatbringsyoujoy #findthejoy #itsthelittlethings #islandliving #beachgirl #jerseygirl #islandliving #islandlife #smallbusinesses #christianbusiness #creatingwithmymaker #creativeinspiration #life #herbusiness #womeninbiz #businessowner #femalebusinessowner #mycreativebusiness #dreambig #christiancreative #creativity
We can not wait for tonight's Murder Mystery with our Community Theatre Group and some special guests! This is our fourth lockdown Murder Mystery and they are always so much fun! If you want to be involved in our next one on the 26th August, send us a message or email us at admin @callbacks .uk #findthejoyinperforming #FTJIP #findthejoy #performingarts #murdermysteryparty #murdermysteryplay #murdermystery #thewildwest #cowboy #cowgirl #thegoldrush #acting #improvisation #zoom #theatre
Why miss out on all fun, when we can enjoy online too? Being a fan of escape rooms, I was not sure if it's safe to go and play even though they follow all safety precautions but still, you can never be too safe. I recently played this @theonlineescapegame it was fun and adventures and we were playing it online. Without having any tension enjoyed this game. There are 2 rooms: 1. Sherlock calls 2. About the experience We played Sherlock calls it was thrilling and my son was like mommy only 20 minutes left to solve it. Are you an escape room fan too? Would you like to play online? Here is my code and you can enjoy this game with a 25%discount on your adventure CHANDNISPECIAL. This code is only valid till 24th August. If you do end up playing don't forget to share your experience. #escaperoomgame #onlinegamesmemes #onlinegame #letsplayagame #adventuregames #thrillergame #funwithkido #gametimelive #zoomgames #gameon2020 #mesmerizingglam #dubaigamers #comeplay #online #sherlockhomes #detective #findthekiller #findthemudererofsushantsinghrahput #findthejoy #fungames #lifeofblogger #showtv #detectiveconanedit #tictok #hhaa8pp #instawedxb
Four years ago today we lost my incredible Dad, a man who taught me to have a good time and find the joy in life! ☺️ So today, amidst all the craziness in the world right now, I honour him with a glass of wine, a good laugh at this memory in Italy and by taking the time to find joy in my world! 🍷✨ #missyoudad #findthejoy #adventureswithdad
It’s #WonderfulWednesday ! Here’s what’s made me happy this week: - Swimming at the gym. I have missed it SO MUCH. Yesterday I swam 100 lengths and it was glorious. - Having @mauipokeuk for lunch again. Best Pokè ever. - Planning a day out with @kerrylifeandloves and @wheres_the_rooftop next week - Meeting up with @kayeoholland on Friday 🎉 - Getting back into writing blog posts without it feeling like a chore What’s made you happy this week? What are you looking forward to?
24 days until I turn 50. 08.04.20 At the age of 5 I started dance classes - Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Acrobats and I fell in love with the discipline and music. At the age of 11, I auditioned for and was accepted into @pnb_school on a full ride scholarship. They became my family. I absolutely loved ballet. I loved everything about it. I thrived in the structured, precise, intense, creative environment. The ballet studio is still my happy place. I still take ballet classes...when life allows...and we aren’t in the middle of a pandemic. I would take ballet class everyday if I could. It’s my therapy. . . . . I turn 50 in 24 days - I will post a current daily photo for the next 23 days and share something you might not know about me. #50daysto50 #thisis49 #lifehappens #celebrateit #findthejoy #cheleinstyle #stylebychele #lifeonfairoaks @cheleinstyle #balletdancer #balletislife Photo: late at night on the front porch with @mitz68 - we just got home from visiting friends (from a physical distance ) who are camping nearby.
“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there” J. R. Rim 🌼 I saw this quote this morning and it felt perfect for hump day and a reminder of the ‘summer treat’ we get from the amazing flowers that come up at this time of year. . For anyone feeling a bit flat at the moment, this ones for you! Yesterday was one of those day’s for me, it was 5 months yesterday since Mum died and trying and failing to remember some of the last times I hugged her or told her I loved her left me feeling pretty crappy! But today’s a new day, and like this sunflower, I’m going to face the sun today (if it comes out! ) and try and focus on the positives. Miss you and love you always Mum. . 📸: Sunflower garden Priory Garden (last summer ) . #makethissummermagical #daysofsimpleandslow #inspire_and_create #howlandblossom #momentsinmotherhood #snaphappybritmums #themamahood #daysofsmallthings #ourlittlefamily #surreymums #surreyblogger #mumbloggeruk #alifewelllived #alittlebeautyeveryday #mamatribe #documentyourdays #ourheartsarefull #authenticmotherhood #sunflowergarden #itsthelittlethingsinlife #simplepleasuresoflife #littlesnippetsofus #joybehindthesquares #sunflowerfield #summerhashtagchallenge #findthejoy #makesummercount #humpdayvibes #pregnancyjourney #griefjourney
❤️LOVE is what you go through TOGETHER. Jeffrey R. Holland ❤️Love is a path, not a point in time. ❤️Love is the culmination of countless kindnesses given to someone special. ❤️Love is walking together with faith into the unknown. Relationships are hard. We all have our challenges, our struggles and our little quirks that annoy each other 🙄.....heck, some of the time we don’t even want to be around each other. 😬 It takes love, patience & prayer and doing the simple things in life that make it all worth it. #makethebestoutofit #findthejoy #bethelight #lovewhenyoudontfeellikeit #loveisnotperfect #loveishard
Today our granddaughter, Aurora, turned one we have spent the last few days celebrating this sweet lil’ angel. The added blessing was having our other two grands in town to help celebrate and seeing Aurora and George play, really play, together. Life is full of brilliant, JOY-full moments. Jim and I are grateful to have had so many packed into the past few days. #findtheJOY @batbigham
After ten years together & nearly seven years married...this man finally decides to become an #instagramhusband 😂 and didn’t he nail it with this shot? We’ll caption it “sweaty mom struggling” 🤣🤣🤣 Carrying a scooter in one hand while nursing a toddler with the other 🤣 right passed a construction site no doubt. Not all parts of mamahood are #glamorous friends. But dang, they certainly are memorable!! What’s one of your wildest mamahood memories? Every time I catch myself in a ridiculous #mamamoment , I try to remember it so I can laugh about it later 😅 Cuz let’s face it, it’s not often that “funny” in the moment. Am I right? 🤪
I hope the facelift we have given this space brings joy to the next owners 💚Swipe ➡️ to see what day one looked like on our move in day in 2015✨ We just have a few more things to finish up. But now I almost don’t want to leave this house. To top it all off, Mrs. B our resident mourning dove is even sitting on her third round of eggs in the awning over the sink. Sometimes we don’t stop and appreciate what we have because we are so laser focused on what we don’t. Take some time to be grateful for the good in your life right now. What has brought you joy today? #diykitchen #transformationtuesday #diyhomeprojects #findthejoy #thisismyhome #findjoyeveryday
Today is my mom's birthday. And I'm so grateful that despite everything we were able to pick up dinner and celebrate with her. . Celebrating may not look like it used to during these times, but it's still possible. It's still possible to have fun, to find joy, and to be there for each other. . Despite the chaos, it is possible to be happy. You just have to choose to see it. ❤️ #eleprintdesigns #happybirthday #celebrate #findjoy #choosehappy
Adventure. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” • • #travelingphotographers #findthejoy #itsthelittlethings #rvlife #rvliving #rvadventures #homeiswhereyouparkit #livingonwheels #fulltimerv #houseonwheels #liveoutside #homeontheroad #therollinghome #dreambiglivetiny #rootlessliving #andnowweadventure #wander #gypsies #gypsylife #nomad #nomadlife
Find the beauty .. Lockdown sucks. Exercise is a blessing and so is the surrounding environment. There is beauty EVERYWHERE. Spend the day looking for it! #photooftheday #picoftheday #beautyinamoment #flowerphotography #findthebeauty #findthejoy #lovingtheadventure #lookforthegood #colourmyworld #happytobealive #spendingtimewisely
@sandtigress got #BrighttheBorderCollie and I a #custom #matching #facemask and #dog #bandana set for my #quarantine - #2020summer gift. Bright clearly wasn’t #thrilled about it at all. 😂 —- #lookontheBRIGHTside #bordercolliesofinstagram #happyface #findthejoy #COVID19 #coronavirus2020 #pandemic
Experimenting with canvas painting... on shoes. Just because why not🤷♀️🎨 I certainly need to practice in making it neater and more sophisticated- but nevertheless I’d love to hear opinions on the concept and style of painting... . #flowerstagram #botanicalart #zebrastrong #spoonie #floralart #floralsketch #spoonieart #gardensketch #florals #zebrastrong #floralsoftheday #experimentation #floraldrawings #watercolourpainting #daisy #shoedesign #mentalhealthmatters #aspergers #ehlersdanlossyndrome #chronicillness #chronicpain #inksketching #floralillustration #canvasshoes #isolationcreation #createbeauty #onedayatatime #findthejoy #thelittlethings
There are new stories being articulated from within me, new iterations of *all of us* asking to be more fully embodied, new desires making their way in through the pangs of annoyance, frustration, and bitterness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You know how I found the truth welling up inside? From NOPE NOT THIS. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "NOT THIS" has been the resounding springboard to which new life has blossomed from within me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here is some of my NOT THIS list: ✖️Diminishing what I know to be true for me in the presence of stronger personalities. NOPE NOT THIS. ✖️Being accountable to other’s perceptions of me in Instagram messenger, explaining my choices, values, and integrity. NOT THIS. ✖️Creating to be consumed and treating myself like a product, brand, and not a person. NOPE. ✖️Holding back creating until grief was fully clear or I had something of "more value" to offer. NOT THIS. ✖️Assessing how much I get to thrive in this season through the lens of "I don’t get to be well until all are well." As clever and noble as that sounds, that is NOT IT. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are some of the stories I’m choosing instead. Let’s just call this the FUCK YEA list: 🌱I know what I know. Period. 🌱I am the only one who can keep me accountable. I am fully sovereign and responsible for my behavior. 🌱I create as an overflow of my life force energy and connection to source -- that is enough. Some will benefit. Some will leave. So be it, I trust people to choose what they want. 🌱My essence is valuable even when I’m sad. My work is potent even when I’m grieving. My training, credentials, and capabilities stand alone. 🌱My regulation and wellness do not take away from other’s ability to thrive. I create space for others through my liberation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is my fuck yea. What are yours? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Start by making a NOT THIS LIST and see what comes up for you. 🦋...an excerpt from an email I shared with my newsletter community today. XO #iammyownresponsibility
Ok- HOW COOL IS THIS!? @withinthelinez hooked me up with this amazing drawing! If you’re looking for something drawn, I highly recommend her! She was so quick and is such a ray of sunshine 💚
Ever notice how negative some people tend to get when things don’t go their way? 🤔⠀ ⠀ Even if you consider yourself to be a relatively optimistic person most of the time, we’re all guilty, at some point or another, of taking on a negative mindset during times of hardship and uncertainty. We have put together 5 things to think about when presented with negativity. ⬇️ ⠀ ⠀ Let go of your strong desire for control.⠀ ⠀ Treat every situation like it’s an experiment.⠀ ⠀ Look for the lesson in your daily routine.⠀ ⠀ Laugh a little (better yet, A LOT ).⠀ ⠀ Change your perspective to be more grateful.⠀ ⠀ It’s always about achieving balance by eliminating negative attributes and replacing them with positive ones. With practice, you may find that the positive attributes will naturally start to outshine your negativity. ✨ #providencespeaks
Badass Tip Tuesday! If you are struggling with a feeling you don’t want to feel - you know - all those vulnerable feelings like embarrass, imperfect, exposed etc 🙈 identify the feeling and give yourself the approval to feel it. We all make mistakes, all get hurt, are all imperfect! It’s ok to not be ok! #virtualtherapy #coaching #badasslifecoach #Mindfulness #LevelUp #AnxietyRelief #assertiveness #itsokaytonotbeokay ⠀ #findthejoy #therapyrightwhereyouare #selfimprovement #therapistsofinstagram #grateful #gratitude #thankful #trust #telehealth #bossmom #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment #empoweredwoman #resilience
Stormy days mean I get to wear my favorite fall sweat shirt in summer! ⛈💜 . . #summerstorms #sweatshirtstyle #gray #grayfashion #simplestyle #momlife #thelittlethings #happiness #ringlight #brunette #greeneyes #midwestmama #midwestmodel #nofilter #findthejoy #summerweather #readyforfall #longsleeves #justamom #metime #proudofmyself
Thank goodness I have a strong and quick thinking hubby since he saved our house today during one of the craziest storms we’ve ever seen. 🌧🌪💦 No trees down this time, but the amount of water that came rushing down our back hill and approached our patio doors was insane. For over 2 hours during the height of the storm, my hubby built dams up in the woods to reroute water and divert it away from our house. 💪🏻 We took this picture after the work was done and the rain was slowing. We went inside to take a breather and that’s when we found our finished basement flooded. NNNNOOOOOOOOO!!! 😱🤬 At this point we were just waiting for a tree to crash down and split our house in two, but it didn’t. What else could happen, right?!? After getting as much water out of our finished basement possible and finding our water pump overheated and stopped working, we looked around and agreed - for as bad as that storm was, the damage could have been a lot worse!!! Thank goodness we were both home since our house would have been under water if the water wasn’t rerouted. We are so lucky! The irony is now the sun is shining 🌞 and the storm ☔️ has passed. It’s a great analogy for life. You’ll go through rough patches, but the sun will still come out the next day. It’s just your choice to acknowledge it or not. 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻Follow me @carriecreedspeaker to learn more about my story of perseverance and to feel empowered to conquer your own challenges. 💪🏻🌞
#IAmJoyFULL - 95 days to go... . Back in 2009 I moved to Durham and started work in the uni library... and it turned out to be a workplace full of creative and crafty people, including @pocketforsweets who is one of the most talented crafters I've ever met. She picks up new crafts in no time and is soon teaching others... and it was with her guidance and help (along with some other lovely library peeps ) that I became a knitter and eventually crocheter too! . Once I'd mastered the knitting basics, this jumper was one of my early projects... and a decade on is still going strong. I'm thinking it's maybe time for another go at this one in a different colourway! . These days knitting and crochet are my go to crafts for relaxing - although I do like to make life more challenging for myself by insisting on projects that I either need to adapt or make my own patterns for 🤪😝🤣 . I've just come out of doing two epic Harry Potter scarf projects for two of my nieces... and I'm now onto a secret project, which littleun wants me to finish asap because ages ago I promised her a Benjamin bunny to go with her Peter and Lily rabbits that I made a little while ago. . Tomorrow is the last day of the art, craft and design #IAmJoyFULL theme... there's a new theme coming on Thursday! So share share share your own fave creations or creations of others in your posts and stories - if you use the hashtag #IAmJoyFULL you have a chance to win some goodies from The Unicorn Factory. See the weekly theme post or link in bio for full details on the insta challenge & how to enter.
Midsummer Moments Feeling grateful for @mirageofpenguins For the ability to run off to nature For the beautiful wind & trees. 𝘔𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘺 - Midsummer Nights Dream #forestadventure #midsummer #cabinlife #dontsettle #findthejoy #journeytogether #relationshipgoals #elfish #elven #summersun #worthyoflove #onceuponadream #greenvalleylake #gratefulheart #leoseason #leolove #hairgoalsachieved #hairmodel #leopride #couplephotoshoot #couplephotography #couplestyle #dysonairwrap @dysonhair
Research shows that children who have regular family dinners have higher SAT scores and larger vocabularies. As well as better social, problem-solving, and cognitive thinking skills. That is motivation to get to the table! But I know it is not always easy to get a good meal at the table that everyone loves. 🍅To make dinner time stress free, start by creating a Family Menu. Get everyone involved and decide on 5 dishes that everyone loves, and give everyone a job to help get dinner on the table. 🌿Then create 3 variations to those 5 dishes that you can conveniently make simply by changing one or two ingredients. 🍓Game-changing tip -eat dinner in courses. A soup or salad first, the main dish then dessert! This will create an experience at your table and give you time to talk. Plus it is good for your health and weight management. I am doing a series this month on the steps to creating a Family Menu that everyone will love. Join me in my Facebook Group- the link is in my bio. 🌿Learn the 5 steps to create a more meaningful mealtimes and take the stress out of what's for dinner forever. And get easy delicious French and Italian recipes! Join today, we start tomorrow!
HASHTAG #SOCIALMEDIAWORKLIFE !! Yep, it's my "work from the office" day today! I came into the office and found this incredibly thoughtful gift from a coworker on my desk. 👉🌱 With so much negativity going around the last few months, let's talk about one of the positives that came out of the pandemic. BALANCE! I don't know about you, but I've been LOVING the flexibility to work from my corporate office part time and from home part time. It makes both WAY more enjoyable. When I don't feel like seeing anyone (or putting on pants ), I can roll out of bed, grab my laptop and work from home with a messy bun and my Yorkie on my lap! BUT, when I need to focus on an important Social Media project (without the distractions that come from being at home ), I'm grateful for a separate space to focus. Even working from coffee shop patios is a great change of scenery sometimes! For me, that work/life balance was lacking before and I didn't even know how much I needed it until it forcefully happened. That new balance makes me feel more excited for BOTH! What do YOU think: 1. ) Do you miss working from an office full time 2. ) Are you enjoying working from home full time 3. ) OR do you prefer a balance of both too?
Motherhood is continuously reminding yourself that “𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬, 𝐈’𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐭” To those reading this, you are a phenomenal parent! You’re stronger than you know & you can handle any phase that life throws your way. We took a similar picture last year in Palm Springs, check out my stories to see how much Carson has grown!
The ones who show up out of no where and say, get ready we’re going on an adventure. Or who pick up the most thoughtful gift, because it was just made for you. The one who calls exactly when you need to hear their voice. The ones who know just how you need them to be-whether it be silly, serious, or to just quietly sit beside you. The ones who are attuned with not only their purpose in life, but with their purpose in others lives. People who are genuinely this thoughtful and kind, are the rarest gems of this earth. And I adore each and every one of them. -Stacie @stacie .martin ______________________________
Emerging out into the sunshine once again. ☀ • 📷 @otterpaddleorlando : The Winter Park Chain of Lakes never disappoints! What a beautiful canal to explore and paddle through. We are looking forward to getting back to the water! 💦🌴🙌🏼 • • • 👉 I LUV Winter Park is a celebration of everything to LUV about Winter Park, sponsored by @wontyoubemywinterparkneighbor , Clyde Moore, Realtor with Fannie Hillman + Associates. 🏡 & Winter Park's Dentist for 80 years and counting, 🦷 @winterparkdentist 💻 and Local web designing duo @candidgoat . 📲 • • • • • • • • • #iluvwinterpark #lovefl #parkavenue #pureflorida #roamflorida #hashtagflorida #winterparkfl #orlandoiswonderful #orlandodoesntsuck #igersflorida #orlando #lovefl #winterpark #igers_orlando #natureflorida #nofilter #lakelife #findthejoy #findthejoyineveryday #bethejoyyouwanttosee #seekjoyineverything #authenticflorida #32789 #floridalife #florida #mywinterparkneighbor #essentialwinterpark #kayaking #visitflorida #visitorlando
“Simplicity is not about deprivation. Simplicity is about greater appreciation for things that already matter.”-unknown . . . #simplicity #thelittlethings #coffeetime #sweetsimplehome #farmhouseonetofollow #myinstafarmhouse #scrunchie #yellowroseandco #mugcollection #mugcollector #farmhousekitchen #farmhousetable #blackcoffee #simplejoys #thesimplelife #joyseeker #findthejoy #familyiseverything #farmhousefall #fallfarmhouse
Y O U D O Y O U ❤️ 🌼 ‘Comparison is the thief of joy!’ 🌼 This picture is actually from a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t posted it because I don’t like the way I look! My bum looks saggy, I look fat rather than pregnant and my arms, well let’s just say I can create a cool breeze just by jiggling my bingo wings!! . BUT....as I hit 34 weeks pregnant today, I’m so proud of what my body has achieved again! What you can’t see in this picture is that I have a mahoosive maternity belt on to help me with the SPD I’ve been suffering with since 16 weeks! It’s been so frustrating as we started out lockdown doing a good 2 walks a day, and now, I can barely walk round the block if I’ve not got this belt on. 🌼 So all you need to remember when you see the insta-perfect pregnant Mumma, or the mum who’s back to a size 10 6 weeks after giving birth - or the perfect homeschooling going on in someone else’s home - is that none of it matters! These squares should never make you feel bad about yourself, or your parenting or your life - they should fill you with happiness, joy or inspiration! . Don’t compare yourself Mumma - you do you! . This is the theme for mine and @danstar212 #makethissummermagical challenge this week. We’d love to see you giving yourself a break and some self-love and show us how ‘you do you’ 🌼 . Outfit: Jumpsuit: @asos Sandals: @birkenstock 📸: @painshill . Joining in with #whatmamaworemonday @heyitsromeca and @georgina_patient and @littlepaperswan #summerhashtagchallenge ‘Back to the water’ with this fantastic view over the lake. . . #momentsinmotherhood #mumdiaries #ukmummyblogger #thefamilynarrative #mindfulmama #34weekspregnant #pregnancyjourney #bumpselfie #everysquareastory #slowandsimpledays #simplelifepleasures #mysimplelife #findthejoy #theeverydayportrait #themamahood #raisingtinyhumans #surreymum #surreyblogger #getintheframemama #beyond_motherhood #wildandbravelittles #aintnohoodlikemotherhood #messy_motherhood #raisinglittles #asecondofwhimsey #ohheymamas #feelgoodmotherhood
Today was one of those mornings where my heart overflowed with joy and gratefulness. What made it so special? Nothing. It was quite ordinary, actually. Just a Wednesday. Same standard route I always do. A pleasant Boise summer morn. But man oh man was I bursting with all the feels of freedom and pure glee on my bike. I’ve been feeling more lows than usual lately, but this morning’s high is definitely outshining everything else. Carrying it with me. 😊 . . #rideyourbike #morningride #optoutside #trailbathing #ridemore #mountainbiking #trailtime #goodmorning #behappy #singletrack #findthejoy #choosehappy #smilemore #findthelight #glee #mtb #girlswhoshred #boisefoothills #ridgetorivers #happygirl
We all have a price to pay one way or another. We can listen to our fear and we can pay with our life or we can pay the price of overcoming our fears and we can live. But the trouble is, people are always going to have an opinion. Nope, that’s not actually the problem... the problem is that we listen to it. We let it cut deep. Why do we do that? How much are they paying us to give up on our dreams? And how did they even earn a front row seat in our lives? Just incase you thought it never gets dark around here, keepin it real, cause it does. But you wanna know something about darkness? It’s always driven out by light. “Shine so bright that others can see their way out of darkness.” 📸 @shannonfordphoto @geminimodels
♡ Reconnecting to my heart today. ♡ I’ve been wayyyy too stuck in my head + overthinking lately (and ironically I then believe I have to think more to “figure it out “🤣 ) It feels counterintuitive, but actually the answer is in letting go, stopping trying so hard to “know” and creating the space for it to arise. Funnily enough, I can now hear my intuition, wisdom + guidance again (the mind is tricky! Our heart always tells us the truth! ) It’s good to be back. Yes, to that. ♡ I hope you are having a beautiful weekend. Love. 💓