There has been a lot of snuggling and feeding going on around here, and not a lot of lettering. Here’s hoping I get a few minutes to doodle soon. Thanks, @marisakinneyphoto for this awesome photo of our girls. We’ll treasure it forever.
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When I was having a particularly difficult day a couple weeks ago, Mia was right there with a hug and the biggest smile.
Derek said, “It’s hard not to be happy with this baby girl around.” And let me tell you, those are the truest words!
Our family has had some trials thrown our way since she was born, and I’ve thought to myself on many occasions how she is exactly what we all needed to get through them.
She has this unexplainable calmness, that balances out my anxiety. Her silliness and happy spirit reminds me that although life can be hard, it should also be fun and joyful.
Feeling so incredibly thankful today and every day for the gift of adoption, and that her incredible birth mama chose us. 💛
La caravane. Avec son odeur caractéristique, ses rideaux en crochet et ses accessoires du quotidien cachés dans les tiroirs.
Quand nous étions gamins mon frère et moi, nous passions une partie de nos étés à la ferme, chez nos grands-parents. Ils accueillaient également chaque été durant quelques semaines une sœur de mon papi, avec son mari, qui logeaient dans cette caravane blanche. J'y passais mes journées, à écouter celle qu'on appelait Ma Tante me parler bouture et de la vie d'avant, et à jouer au rami avec Mon Oncle et son rire franc. Ça sentait la sauge, la lavande et le savon caché dans un vieux bas. Partout couraient les pois de senteur, les physalis et les plantes grasses.
La caravane. Ne manque que l'auvent, mon Oncle et ma Tante assis sur leurs chaises en formica. Reste les souvenirs et le baume au cœur que procure cet endroit.
День 5. Водопады, пещеры, чёрные пляжи и старинный бассейн.
Проснулись мы в лете. Я выбралась из палатки, спасаясь от духоты, а на улице тепло, солнце, зелёная трава и одуванчики.
Мы вытащили матрасы на улицу, я сварила овсянку с изюмом, бананом и апельсиновым вареньем. На закуску был свежий банановый хлеб. И нагревшись на солнышке и позавтракав отправились в путь.
Для разогрева остановившись у водопада Urridafoss, который по объёму воды является самым крупным в стране. Здесь планируют построить электростанцию, поэтому есть большая вероятность, что в скоре водопад перестанет существовать.
318 hours ago
Tuesday Tip: Ask your florist for a bag of extra petals for a petal toss shot like this. I mean, come on now, isn't this so dreamy?!
Second shot for @kimberlyharrellphotos
Anyone else dragging today?? Woke up this morning and realized I forgot to put dinner up last night and found piles of dog poo from our foster. So I’ve been on the struggle bus for sureeeeee.
But I am looking forward to starting a new project tonight!
What keeps you going on long days?
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After a few incidents with ticks in these beautiful woods which is all so new to me, I quickly learned to make sure the kids are wearing some kind of covering on their head and pants and sneakers! @eandcoshop has one of the best colors for turbans!
Ever hear a quote that hits you like a ton of bricks? Took a page out of @msrachelhollis’s book & borrowed this quote from this week’s episode of @theskinnyconfidential with @camillestyles (which is an unbelievable listen, by the way), and I put it where I’d never miss it.
I woke up with crap energy. I had overslept. I missed the pure barre class I signed up for which meant I was going to have to haul my butt to the studio tonight. I’m frustrated about money. I’m knee deep into some serious post show blues. I have people who don’t get it, and that’s hard. My dreams scare them. My dreams don’t compute to them, and lately that’s been hitting me harder than ever.
While I was away on contract, I was reminded of what it feels like to have performance be my only gig, to not be running from studio to studio or from singing gig to singing gig. I was reminded that I went to school for EXACTLY what I am meant to do: tell stories through singing and dancing, while connecting with an audience. ❤️ It was SO validating, but it also means that the time spent in between is hard.
“Kites fly highest against the wind, not with it.” - Benjamin Franklin. I am made like this on purpose. I am made to fly. 🦋
There is nothing more hilarious
than dealing with a miniature
version of yourself with the same
It’s kinda scary. 😂
I feel like this is
the universe telling me
K A R M A. 🙈
“Well, honestly my biggest dreams that are even too scary to admit to my closest friends are throwing my OWN events to gather women from all walks of life who want to grow, learn, and connect together,” I told my mentor, @toisweeney , over a year ago.
“I think you should do it,” she said.
Fast-Forward to today when I finally get to announce to you that I am throwing the very first Confident Creative’s Workshop by Madison Anaya!
Did I REALLY just get to tell you that?! I’ve gathered five other experts and one hell of an amazing emcee to bring you one of the most amazing experiences to be a part of as a women creative entrepreneur.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 27th, 2019 in New Braunfels, TX, because I pinky swear you are NOT going to want to miss this!
We’re going to dive into marketing, branding, social media, how to automate, finances, and SO MUCH MORE!
Spots are super limited and I really would be so sad for you to miss out on the opportunity to bring what you have to the table, gain knowledge from experts on what’s holding you back, learn with others who also love to talk nerdy IG analytics and Pinterest strategies, and grow the community of women who can support you and help you reach your biggest dreams.
Head to the link in my bio because this week ONLY we are doing an early bird ticket sale where you can save $25 off your ticket.
Use the coupon code: CONFIDENT
Click the link in my bio for ALL the things! You’re seriously NOT going to want to miss this.
I can’t wait to see you there!! Tag a girlfriend who you’re already dying to take with you! 👇🏻💃🏼🎉