With Instagram comes the pressure to create aesthetic, pleasing content that will suit your audience, everyday. Don’t take me wrong. I love creating content for myself, for the brands I work with and for you guys as a creative outlet for my art. But what I detest is trying to create content that will fit a certain standard or genre.
I love food. I know cooking like a pro. There’s no doubt about that. But does that mean my feed should ONLY be about food pics?? Am I worth it only if my foodgrams are loved? .
Let me make it clear. This is MY feed. Not my food blog. I have stopped churning out plate upon plate of food just for the sake of posting something on the gram this past month. Apart from the fact that I am seriously nauseous at the sight and smell of most food, I just don’t feel like taking pics of food all the time. .
I am enjoying being present in my “real life more.
Listening to my body grow another human, creating art for myself, spending time with D before I get consumed with a new born, cooking for myself when I feel like without the pressure of always taking a pic, watching that sunset, doing yoga, going for walks and listening to music, and yes working for brands even now - that is my real life. .
Nearing annoying now but I need to share my experiences with someone since JG is not here. This was taken in an old photo booth in this underground vintage shop (@bricklanevintage) where I met some of the funniest / nicest people. Good humored, not the “I’m so cool I work in a vintage mart and look how lethargic I can make myself look” but the genuinely colorful personality types who just want to have a good laugh and go for a pint later.
We've been so inactive on here recently but we've just been so busy 🤦♀️
I've had lots of orders coming in whilst trialling out new products so I feel like I havent stopped much! •
Arlie is getting his hair cut next week too! No more fluffy bed head 24/7 🤣😄
Hope you've all had a fab week 💙
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Bed time walks through the grange 😴
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If you’re graduating this year, soak it in. You did it. Most people will want to ask, “what’s next?” In fact, that’s a question I wanted to ask all of you in this post. We’re often moving so fast that we forget to revel in the here and now of our accomplishments and milestone. You did it. Soak it in.
Dancing into summer like.... 👯♀️ These two couldn’t be any cuter rocking their custom tees. Here at BrinkleeAve, we know there’s no stopping kids from growing! Rompers aren’t for everyone, so with our custom tee option you get the best of both worlds! Any romper you love can be made into a tee- easy please! 😉
Es gibt nichts wichtigeres als mit sich selber und seinem Leben im Einklang zu sein. Und man sollte sich immer so entscheiden wie es fuer einen selber am Besten ist; egal was andere fuer richtig halten oder von dir erwarten! Und egal wie oft man sich fuer oder gegen etwas entscheidet; sollte man es nie bereuen muessen. 🍀
Auf gute Entscheidungen und stets ein Laecheln auf den Lippen 🥂
After a few horrible weeks, @sixsensesdourovalley is giving me life. Truly one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been. Put it on your bucket list, milestone birthday list, honeymoon, babymoon or no reason at all list. My only regret is not booking more than two nights. You need at least three, but a week is preferable! ✨
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Let’s talk MOM GUILT ▫️ Yesterday we started daycare, and it’s off to a little bit of a rough start. We snapped this pic at drop off and I feel like you can see the hesitation in both of us, but the fact is that we needed more childcare than what was available and for our family, this is the best fit at this time. He’ll be doing 2 days a week + 2 days with his regular nanny, and I know it will be good for him to have the social interaction and focus on development early on. Though I’m realizing that it wasn’t the best idea to start him the week we’re back from our trip. 🤦🏼♀️ He’s already so thrown off from his regular schedule and has been super cranky since the weekend, so my shirt says it all in how we’re both feeling: TIRED.
I’ve already been made to feel guilty about it by people in my life, but I would have felt guilty either way. All of the “oh prepare for him to be sick all of the time!” and “do you know anyone who goes there already? How do you trust them?” and “well, okayyyy” comments just make you feel like shit. The pediatrician was super supportive, but the people around you who ask a ton of questions cause you to second guess yourself. And the thing about mom guilt is that it’s usually a catch 22 and will weigh on us no matter what. You end up weighing the options and either way you don’t feel great about it, and people’s opinions / unsolicited thoughts make you feel worse. We all just want to do what’s best for our children, but when they’re this young how can we fully know? You get caught up in the long-term impact and you read articles/forums with judging moms and it makes everything snowball into a big clusterf*ck of shame. (That’s dramatic, but that’s also motherhood some of the time)
My point in sharing this is to encourage you if you’re going through the same thing. Today is day 2 for the week and I’m hoping it’ll be a little easier, and over time it will become our new normal. If not, we’ll figure it out. And the same goes for you! You’re doing the best you can, the best way you know how. It WILL get easier. ❤️ Last night we let Christian have pizza for dinner and he slept 11 hours straight, so overall that’s a win in my book. 🍕
A few more photos from Milwaukee Sisters Weekend 😊
[image description: multiple photos taken around Milwaukee, Wisconsin.]
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Aren’t sunflowers just the best?
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No long caption today - Just a reflection of how happy I was to spend today by the sea, on a super pristine beach, with my favourite person. .
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New England salt water 🌊
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🙌🏼 Just picture me buried under a pile of photos from two client photo shoots I need to edit this afternoon. But in weekend news... I see a long lake weekend just up ahead! Let’s get this bump in a bathing suit! (Said no preggo excitedly ever... haha) #bossbabe#workworkwork#babytahsuda
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This time last spring, Andi + Zach were only a few days away from welcoming their daughter into the world.
“Some beautiful morning she will wake up and find it is tomorrow.” - LM Montgomery
Has it been over a week since Mother’s Day? The days since Mom’s heart attack have forged together, and I can’t distinguish one from the next. My mother is doing much better now, but the experience has urged me forward. I want to think ahead to tomorrow even more than I did before.
I am excited about the months ahead. It means a completed degree, a completed house, and new possibilities. I can’t wait to take this photo again two years from now and see this space in a new light, but more importantly I can’t wait to see me in a new light.
I want tomorrow to look like rest and I want to be in it. I want to stop swimming and float for a while. I wish I could do that now, but it’s not that season. Today is the season of mothering, and building, and preparation. Inside this season, I wake up tired and drink more coffee. But this season will not last forever. .
A year ago my husband purchased this antique planter for me as a Mother’s Day present. I’ve only recently hung her up to see and remind myself that some beautiful morning I will wake up and find that it is tomorrow.
What do you want your tomorrow to look like? How are you going to get there?