Instagram feed aesthetics has been a debatable topic this year. In the last couple years, influencers have developed carefully curated Instagram feed which often portrays unattainable lifestyles. With the new generations of influencers and younger audiences coming along, is Instagram aesthetics still as important? With uncoordinated social feeds, no filters, imperfect lighting, random poses and selfies, influencers, especially the ones who appeal to the Gen Z, are bringing a new way of telling their story through social media. What are your thoughts? Comment below! ⠀
⠀ #InstaPerfection#InfluencerMarketing#keepitreal#reallife#perfectfeed ⠀
Aujourd'hui j'étais en grève. Autant pour le climat que pour protester contre tous les changements que la loi Blanquer risque d'apporter à l'école et qui sont préjudiciables autant pour nos conditions de travail que pour le bien être de mes élèves (vos enfants). Du coup en bonne gréviste j'avais une to-do list école + maison longue comme le bras. Je m'étais dit que j'allais pouvoir profiter d'une journée seule à la maison sans mon fils pour avancer un peu et ranger ce qui s'entasse.
Et puis cet après midi j'ai lancé un épisode d'une série et j'ai failli m'effondrer devant. Je suis donc allée me coucher et j'ai dormi....
Parce que voilà même si mon fils dort mieux (beaucoup beaucoup mieux) il y a encore des nuits comme celle d'hier ou il se réveille et impossible de le rendormir. Il s'est réveillé à 00h30 et j'ai rejoint mon lit à 3h.... Alors ce matin quand il a fallu se lever ça piquait... Alors j'ai dormi. Et ça fait un bien fou. Tant pis ma maison ne ressemblera pas ce soir non plus à une maison de catalogue mais c'est une maison où l'on vit (et puis je reprendrais le rangement en rentrant de chez cette foutue rééducation du périnée qui s'éternise...) Parce qu'être maman/femme c'est aussi ne pas s'oublier et s'écouter si on veut tenir le coup.
PS : sur la première photo il y a par terre les vêtements trop petits de bébé que papa a trié ce matin et que je dois ranger.
PPS : sur la photo deux c'est notre terrasse qu'on continue d'installer et c'est le nouveau spot de bébé mais on a pas encore de rangements dedans.
“Children are not distractions from our important work -they are the most important work.” That being said I probably lose my cool more than once during the day attempting to tick things of the endless list and having to constantly attend to the boys or beasties needs.
On this last day of school I’m reminded of the massive blessing I received when I was gifted these children. They have and continue to push me and grow parts of myself I didn’t even know I possessed. Thank you Ryker, Slade, and Logan for pickin me out to be your mom.
Ps I’m gonna blast them when they get off the bus!
Warning! Personal post: 🌸 I really don't share much here on the gram other than my design projects but I came back around to this watercolor because that's how I'm feeling today. My mom has been diagnosed with a rare cancer and we are about to embark on a journey to get rid of it. My mom is the strongest woman I know and is a true warrior. I'm an only child and I went through a very aggressive cancer with my dad some years ago who was my rock and taught me how to be a strong woman myself and my dear son is as strong as they come! I'm thankful and blessed.
Você sabia que a água é um dos elementos mais importantes para o nosso corpo funcionar?
Listaremos a baixo alguns benefícios incríveis que ela pode trazer; ✨Transporta os nutrientes para o nosso organismo como vitaminas e minerais para nossas células! ✨Melhora o funcionamento do intestino que é nosso segundo cérebro 🧠 se ele não estiver em bom funcionamento podemos ter grandes problemas! ✨Proteje o coração evitando ataques cardíacos, infartos e derrames ou outras doenças do coração! ✨Aumenta a resistência física que durante o exercício físico a perda de água pelo suor faz com que nosso desempenho piore! - Ajuda a emagrecer por aumentar a atividade do sistema nervoso, e assim elevar o nível de energia gasto!
Entre muito outros! E aí já bebeu água hoje? 💦💦 #dicas#emagrecimento#saude#reallife .brasil
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“We are living in a day where we are judging others and not ourselves. We are finding it easy to be critical of everything but our own sins we ourselves struggle with.”
I posted this a year ago; I find it just as true and more applicable than ever:
Show me someone who is leveling a judgment against another person, and I will show you someone who is wrapped in sin themselves.
Here is the crazy thing: when we judge others, we elevate ourselves past the ability to recognize our own propensity to sin in the very area we are criticizing.
If it’s not the very same sin being criticized, it will be a sin just as dangerous- pride.
It is an oh so subtle shift that Satan invites us into. Voicing criticisms against others will coat the eyes of our soul with soot so thick, we become blinded to our own sin.
Pride and self-righteousness will detour us from God’s best path and lead us on a treacherous journey of denial. We’ll deny our own sinfulness. We’ll deny our own need for grace.
Those who can’t see their own desperate need for grace, refuse to freely extend grace to others.
If this thought causes even one of us to fall in front of Jesus in repentance and allow Him to wipe the soot of pride and self-righteousness from our spiritual eyes- it will be a great start. Now, let me be that one. I’m the one raising my hand first—
I’m first to fall in repentance into His loving arms of grace. Thank you for the harsh ways I have been judged lately for it opened my eyes to this stinging way we can be.
God, forgive me for not extending grace at times to others. I am a woman who desperately needs it- so, I should be a woman who freely offers it.
When I am tempted to be critical of someone else, help me hold my thoughts and my tongue. Instead of voicing those things, help me bring them to you in honest and heart felt prayers for that person. May I be one who is so motivated by love, that I will persevere in my prayers for that person until I see you working in glorious ways.
Cherish every moment 😍😍😍 Welp... Mom’s work is never done...
You never look forward to those phone calls in the middle of the day telling you that they don’t feel good or are in pain. I needed to make a quick trip to the school for one and got a bonus and got to see both accidentally. I am so thankful that because I have my own business and work from home I am blessed to be available for them. Even though they’re getting older now doesn’t mean that they don’t still need me accessible. I can’t remember the days when I worked in corporate America and dreaded not only my job but not being able to be available for them. But God is so faithful to give you the desires of your heart if you trust Him.
Hopefully this inspires and encourages someone to keep the faith continue to work towards your dreams. Who would have ever known that a $50 investment could 4 years ago could lead to freedom. too often people mistake that we are promising you to become rich overnight that would be smoke and mirrors. but what you can have Is extra money to splurge on yourself or your children or maybe even pay a car note that you can’t afford now or even walk away from your 9-5. It really is possible but it’s definitely not magic. #godovereverything#momlife#mompreneur#bossmom#bossmomlife#reallife#realmoms#lovemybabies#blessedandgrateful#blackgirlmagic#melaninpoppin#blessings#blessedmommy
So yup... this is pretty much me. You aren’t ever going to see me workout with makeup on. My face is usually puffy because I’ve just woken up, my eyes are half closed and my hair is typically all over the place because headbands just never work for me. And this...what I thought was going to be a smiling pic of me (pre-workout) turned out to be this because my daughter spilled her cereal. REAL LIFE. This is 40. That’s what’s up! 👊🏻🤷🏼♀️
The 🔑 to virtually every victory is IDENTITY... Dealing with anxiety? Depression? Frustration? Feeling stuck? Swimming in grief? What about disconnected? Behind where you wanted to be by now? Too far from your dreams to see the way there or too deep in the dark to see the way out? -When you know who you are, the battles get easier. •
As you take on the identity of an overcomer who’s literally UNSTOPPABLE up against ANYTHING, you stop looking for ways out and start surrendering to the necessary process of being strengthened through the storm.⚡️
As you become more comfortable with the pressing, learning to hear & follow His voice through the whirlwind, you inevitably become stronger and you inescapably able to overcome more and more. •
As you build a track record of triumph, watch Him begin to release the answers to your unanswered questions and unfulfilled desires, as you are able to handle more & more. God is a GOOD FATHER who loves to reward us, and He never withholds anything good from us. He will only ever withhold the blessings that we aren’t ready to steward well, as they can actually destroy us or worse, those within our realms of influence. •
As we grow, He’s able to trust us with more. -More unfulfilled desires our hearts are crying out to see become reality. More answers to questions we’re silently longing to understand. If you’re in a storm, ask Him for the one thing He‘s looking for your obedience in & begin thanking Him in advance for the victory He’s bringing. And if you just came through one, ask Him to open up opportunities to lead others through the same battle you just came out of. Our victories aren’t just for us, they’re for others in the same dark places we make it out of. He’s good. And each of are unstoppable in Him. So let’s make sure we’re living like it. 👊🏻💥
Our Instagrams are usually our highlight reels, but more and more, I'm seeing and am grateful for people sharing real life. The everyday. The beautiful highs as well as the hard-to-walk-through valleys. The picture perfect moments, as well as the mismatched clothes, mom-bun, messy house kind of days. There is a real fear, I think, to be vulnerable... yes in general it can be hard to let people in and let your walls down, but especially in the social media world, where perfection is praised and witty captions get the likes. But we are not the sum of our followers and our likes. We are seen, and LOVED, just for being.
I have stayed away from Instagram at points in time, feeling the pressure to have a good picture or something to say in order to post. But the perfect pictures and captions were not what I was originally drawn to with Instagram. It was in the sharing of life with our loved ones, staying close and connected with those that are far, and recently, in the building of community with remarkable men and women I have not yet had the privilege to meet.
This is all to say, if you have felt like you have nothing of worth to say or share, or have felt the weight of comparison on IG, do not let those lies take hold. You have intrinsic worth, and your life, your joys, your struggles, your imperfect pictures, are all what this world so desperately needs!
So here are my imperfect, perfect pictures of the 2 cutest wedding dates I could ask for last weekend, and their angelic smiles, in the midst of a couple weeks of chaos and insanity. Not perfect pictures but this is life! 😊❤
I. Love. Getting these photos of you and your tumblers!!!!💦You can shop them at the She Shed online.🛒🥂 Cheers to the holiday weekend and to all of you lucky enough to be at #bottlerock this weekend! 🎸🍹🍇☀️✌🏻 #SoJelly#boardsandbottle