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This kid lives for her snacks!! She has come such a long way from the 2 pound fragile babe she once was. I still am shocked that we survived that whole ordeal. Having a premature baby is one of the scariest ordeals you could ever imagine going through. We never forgot the help we received during that time and like to give back any way we can. This year will be our 3rd year walking and raising funds for the March of Dimes. We love celebrating the lives of these baby warriors. What are some charities that you like to donate your time to?
The things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow them. πŸƒ #goforit
Weekend vibes. I need just a few more days outside like this to feel ready for another busy work week honestly. Ready to start planning some camping trips for summer.
Green is the new black. Earth Day Love with my babies, gotta teach them young to take care of our Madre 🌎❀️🌻🌡
Waiting on the weekend to start like... Anyone else just had a week or what? Whew, I am so ready for some Earth Day celebrations tomorrow with my babes and probably a cocktail or two to recover! Here's to sunshine and weekend vibes, TGIF! 🌻🌡✌🏽
" I am not interested in another's devaluation of me based on their own insecurities. I know my imperfections more clearly than anyone could ever, but I also know I must love myself despite them. While working to become a better version of me". Yes please... honestly I really do just want to be the best person I can be. I know I let my anxiety and stress get the best of me at times but every day is a new day to grow and learn, so I'm taking that πŸŒ™βœŒπŸ½. #realtalk
from Utah
Ain't no hood like motherhood.... it's rough out there sometimes but these good days make up for it all.
First off, where has my baby gone? Time is flying way too fast and it's killing me! But This picture really had me thinking..Have you ever looked at an older picture of yourself and seen a completely different person than you are now? That's what I feel when I see this pic. I have always struggled with confidence when it comes to executing the things I wanted in my life. Even if I knew I could be the best I still doubted myself because of fear. Over the past few month I have challenged myself to face scary situations and really push myself into achieving my own goals and guess what!?? I didn't die! I am okay!!Actually I feel really proud of myself and it feels really awesome. I love to be a positive cheerleader for everyone in my life so why not include myself in that!? So if you are still with me, remember that you are a bad ass, and you are worthy! Self confidence is a super power. Once you start believing in yourself, magic starts happening. And tomorrow is Friday ✌🏽😊
Finishing up our little weekend project and this one has swooped on my bed already. Still doing some finishing touches but I love it so far. Problem is I want to buy all new deco..... and seriously I need one more day of the weekend. Happy Sunday 🌡✌🏽❀
We bought this house 6 years ago and have just about remodeled every single room in it ourselves. Hubby is out buying the paint and shades as Sparrow (pretty sure that hair needs to be brushed) and I prep my bedroom for a little facelift . It's amazing what a little paint and hard work can do to your space in just a days work. Anyone else tackling projects indoors on this rainy weekend?
Who else is itching for a Road Trip!? Thinking of a St George getaway soon to keep me sane. I love Spring but Utah loves to tease. I need a pool day in my life stat!
With this one looking up to me constantly, I want her to see me speak up about issues that I am passionate about. As a mom and woman in the workforce, I want her to actually believe that there isn't anything she cannot accomplish in this world and go fight for it.... Today is Equal Pay Day, Which is held every April to symbolize how far into the year women need to work to make what men did in the previous year, according to the NCPE. It is always on Tuesday to "represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week." In other words, because women earn less on average, they must work longer for the same pay. This is not good enough for us or our daughters. Equal pay for equal work, simple right?? ✌🏽
Mondayest, Monday Ever.. Busy, late work day but still came home and made a yummy dinner then potted some new plants to make the most out of my night. I also found this Dalai Lama book cleaning yesterday and the bookmark had tomorrow's date marked.. crazy! Dalai Lama calls to me at specific times I guess✌🏽
I have been on a huge podcast kick lately, motivational ones particularly. I stumbled upon Elizabeth Gilberts series for her new book, Big Magic and it immediately spoke to me. Being a mom, wife, employee, and friend sometimes it's hard not to lose your identity and feel guilty for pursuing your own goals and creative outlets. This quote by A.S. Byatt is gold and really got me encouraged to follow my goals fearlessly without guilt. "I think of my writing simply in terms of pleasure. It's the most important thing in my life: making things. Much as I love my husband and children, I love them only because I am the person who makes things. I am who I am is the person who has the project of making a thing. And because that person does that all the time, that person is able to love all those other people." ❀❀❀ πŸ“· @estevens_
One more from the weekend... I wish I had one more day to snuggle with my babes. Lazy, low key, pjs only weekends are so refreshing. I miss my kids so much during the busy school and work week hustle.
Plant Lady status up in my house. I buy a new one every few days it seems. Now that our walls are white, I can finally get enough natural light to fulfill my boho plant dreams 🌞These plants are so easy too, soak once a week and you have the coolest little air plants
Utah Spring in a nutshell. Last weekend was 80 degrees and a dream, today we watch the rain from inside. Anyone else love a lazy Saturday though!? I kind of don't mind β˜•οΈ
Spa night with these beauties! I had the best time getting pampered and making new friends last night. Tomorrow is @form_spa grand opening, if you are curious about any procedures or treatments that's the time to go. They will be hosting an open house with raffles, free gift certificates, and treatment demonstrations all day.