Don’t let a sour world rob you of your sweetness 🍓🍓🍓
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My day in emojis:
There was also a lot of washing, dishes and chores but there are zero emojis for these boring tasks! It's super cold outdoors so we had lots of cosy, indoor play and lots of tea - perfect!
Want to join in? What did you do today in emojis only? 🎉🙌🏻
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I have stayed well this winter 🎤⬇️ These three supplements are a huge reason why. I’m so thankful. Not even sniffles people 😳
All the praises for these immune supporting, essential oil infused supplements 🌿🌱🥰
The first of a series of pastel paintings I am putting together exploring my word of the year, "nurture". I am really LOVING this medium. Working title is, "Harmony In The Mountains". 💙
Today is also day 20 of #21daysinmyartworld. "Favourite technique". This prompt is hard for me. I guess my favourite technique is going over with white. I use so much white in my paintings. I often paint layers only to paint over most of that layer with white paint. I do this several times until it feels just right. I like how this visually looks but it also it helps me to stay less precious and loose with my mark making because I can cover anything I am not happy with and work over it with a fresh layer. I have been trying to encorporte this approach with these pastels, colouring in blocks then going over with white. Although this obviously does not have the same effect as with paint I am enjoying the effect this has on my work so far.
You know what January is good for? Making goals LOUD. And if you’re like me, by the end of the month I’m feeling like my face is smashed on the splintery edge of that limitation fence.
Did I quit Whole 30 eight days in? You betcha. Am I two weeks behind on laundry? 🙋🏻♀️ (Sorry, Marie Kondo.) Was today’s main goal to just get out the door? (Mission accomplished, btw 💪🏼)
My point is this: goals are incredible (um, big motivated-by-goals girl right here ✅), but they’re not defining you or controlling you. You have the power to keep them or decide if they’re better left broken in this space and time.
Yesterday’s poem on Inspiration played with this topic. Goals reflect your priorities, and I’m not sure about you, but my top ones are relational. So half the time my goal is to keep other less-important goals from getting in the way with my unseen, less tangible, fiercely protected priorities.
I forget this often, trying to hurtle the fence with all the things. But then one daughter asks to play hide and seek and the other brings me her dolly as she snuggles onto my lap, and I’m graciously drawn back to the enclosed pasture of perspective.
@hopewriters Day 10 #hopewriterlife challenge on “Goals”
Slowly becoming my favourite corner of the house, but that might just be because the tanks finally clean. 🐡
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Our offer was accepted! We will have our own perfect little 10 acre slice of heavenly forest in the next few days and I CAN NOT WAIT to show you guys!
In more unfortunate news, if anyone has any tips on how to deal with panic disorder *without medication, that’d be great. Because I’ve been having anywhere from 1-3 panic attacks every day. They only last for about 10 minutes but I’m so tired.. and frustrated..I read online that big life changes can induce these, but these life changes have been nothing but positive so my body just hates me? Not really sure lol. Still smiling though 💁🏼♀️
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Close up of some new small scale collage work🤓 I’ll be incorporating some of the things I have learned and forgotten over time...like this mathematical function up top! #collage_by_furnish
Our Bitters Sets are actually our Best-Seller online. 12 locally made herbal bitters* & it comes with a detailed chart on tge usages for each. Hard to find so many in one place 🌿
. (*includes: cinnamon, oregano, star anise, orange peel, ginger, peppermint, juniper, all spice, clove, hibiscus, licorice & rosemary🌼)
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I don't mean self aware. 😁 Although you could be. And that's rad.⠀
With this we are back in the land of SEO. WHA?!?!?🤪😜⠀
Yep. I'm referring to meta titles and meta descriptions. These are things that are important to SEO. Things you should be aware of and know what to do with.⠀
For more info on SEO, watch my Instagram Stories for the rest of the month. Everyday during the month of January I am posting another tip on how to SEO your website. Breaking down all the things. And saving them to my highlights, so you can go back and watch from the beginning if you missed any.⠀
Or you can subscribe to my podcast. (Link in the bio.) The whole month is about SEO.⠀
So. Are you meta? Or do you even know what I'm talking about? 🤣 Tell me in the comments.
The hat was her idea! 😍
2019 is already leaps and bounds more peaceful and refreshing than 2018. I avoided saying it was “better” because there was a lot of good stretching and growing in 2018 that I wouldn’t trade for all the world in spite of all the crazy difficulties we had.
One time I read something like “there are years that ask questions and years that answer them” (roughly paraphrased) and I can already see that pattern over the few short years I’ve lived on this earth. In the midst of it all God never changes. He is always present and always extending His grace toward whomever will receive it.
In 2019 I am reaching my hands upward toward His grace more than ever. Come what may!
This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it 👏👏👏🙌.
Embracing the crazy. There were loud voices, lot's of tears,"I'm sorry", and "I forgive you", this morning. Ever had those kind of days? Time for Mom to have her quiet time. .
What is your favorite hot beverage on a rainy day?
Anyone else with a habit of making #abeautifulmess out of #lovelydeadcrap 🙋🏻♀️♥️
I process buckets and buckets of flowers on a daily basis, and I feel so grateful for all the almost dead flowers I get to bring home. Each one is such a treasure, especially for a flower farmer! I rarely get to see big blown open blooms, as flowers are harvested before their prime.
Like my friend Angie said last night “it’s not a race”. Sometimes I feel like I am running through the day to my next goal but I have been taking more time to enjoy my life and all the little moments with my girl before she grows up. C’mon February! 😍🙌🏻 Looking forward to a full month off of shooting to work on our house, some back end stuff for the business and soaking up tons of family time ❤️👌🏼
Who’s super into their city? We have a new doormat for you!
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Meeting my daily water goals isn’t usually super hard for me. I like water and I don’t mind drinking a bunch of it. But sometimes I like to shake it up. I’ll mix in those little 5 calorie tea packs or put a frozen lemon juice cube or some cinnamon sticks in it overnight and make the best tea ever. Do you add anything to your water that makes it extra delicious?
2018 was the year I quit my job, packed up everything I owned, and loaded up my Mustang to travel around the country. 🙈😅 30 states, 2 provinces, and tens of thousands of miles later...I’m back in North Carolina and enjoying a slightly slower pace - but looking back on 2018’s #top10posts still makes me all like...🙌🏼💃🏼😍 ✨
I owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to every single one of my amazing #sharonashliecouples, and to the incredible editing clients who make this all possible! A huge THANK YOU and a virtual hug! 2019 is going to be even more amazing and I can’t wait to share it with you!!! 😍🙌🏼💕
Who else is just so excited for this year?! 🙌🏼😄 Drop your favorite emoji in the comments!!