Does anyone else loveeee bone broth as a mid-morning snack? It’s all that I’m about lately because it pushes all of my winter buttons: a warm sip-able substitute for that second (or third or fourth) cup of coffee, chalk full of nutrients to fight the winter body blues, and an excellent use those whole bird carcasses. Check, check, and check! 🍵🎄🏆
😍😍😍 now ... THIS right here is how you know someone really "gets" you -- when a silly little random Tuesday care package with a 4-pack of one of your most favorite random-ass weirdo snacks shows up on your doorstep 🤗🤗🤗 very, very cool. 😊
but not actually cool, bc is freeze dried...🤓🤪
(...and, pack one of four is now looonnggg gone. 😋🐖🍦)
When #christmaslights are your nightlight... 🥰🎄🎅🏼⭐️ Looking for a new bed frame for Addison. Preferably linen and tufted. Just not sure if I should go with the beige linen or light pink color. Leave me some ideas below!!
"We need to find balance between being connected to millions of people around the world and being present with the people we love, standing right next to us."
Where is she?
Taking time to find my balance 😘
~ Jamie ❤
P.U.S.H.- Persist Until Something Happens
When we think of healing or getting healthy, we often think of eating better (a.k.a. lettuce and kale). We think of exercise (a.k.a. sweat and pain). We think of getting more sleep (a.k.a. 9pm bedtime so we can still get up earlier for work, meaning we miss our favorite show and have no downtime after we put the kids to bed). .
So when we do all these good things and find ourselves not healing or not losing the weight or not being whatever we want it to be, we are unhappy and maybe even angry at our body for betraying us when we gave it "all the good things". .
But does kale and sweat/pain give you joy? For most people, the answer to that would be NO. .
Joy brings healing. Happiness is better than kale. "Worry in a man’s heart depresses it, but thinking of a good thing gladdens it." - Proverbs 12:25, Byington
So while I'm definitely not saying to run out and live on Big Mac's (!!!) what I AM saying is that stressing about doing all the right, healing, healthy things and stressing about your health (or lack thereof) is not healthy or good for you, physically or emotionally.
So try to eat a balanced diet (don't stress if it isn't perfect, and make sure to include healthy treats that you enjoy). Do a form of exercise that you like (for me, this includes time outdoors). Get fresh air, and soak up the sunshine! SLOW. DOWN. Take a day every week where you give yourself a break from thinking/talking about your health or your problems. And find something to do each day that brings you joy. .
For me, one of the things I love is music. Playing helps me to clear my mind and relax. Has it been a while since you did something just because you liked it? What can you do to change that? .
Caring for yourself is not selfish. It's necessary. .
What inspires you? For me, first, God and all his wondrous and mysterious ways... ~And then, my children..... 🍁
There’s Eden, she’ll be 17 in less than a month. She’s a shy little bird and a busy little bee. She is a reader, musician, and she’s fiercely intelligent, tall, slender, mysterious, quiet, witty, bold, and wonderfully mischievous. An intricate and beautiful blend of paradoxes at times. Cat-like in her sensibilities... Yet she is not aloof or proud, but deeply humble, generous, and kind, always seeking out those in need. I love this about her because no one ever expects still waters to run so deep. She is my little girl, but she is my endless ocean.
Then there’s Thomas, with his sparkling blue/gray eyes, on the cusp of becoming a teenager. He is an artist, a storyteller, a deep thinker, talker, a dreamer, a doer. He loves people and people love him. He makes me laugh until tears are streaming down my face and everyone around us is staring (usually Mark and Eden). He and I, we have the forest, and he is an endless stream, moving stones, carving slow through mountains, creating new beauty, changing, sparkling anew with every season.
I’m forever talking about the forest but I never cease to be amazed. Thomas and his friend went out into the woods a few days ago to look for antlers. Turn on the sound and swipe left to see what they found hidden in a pile of leaves!🤭 Is that not the most mysterious thing to find in the woods!?.... 🍁
Back from my Instagram hiatus 👋🏼 it’s finals week and school can be quite overwhelming, but I get by from binging Haunting of Hill House + @lindt_chocolate after long study sessions 👻🍫 -
On another note, I finally completed my back piece. 17 hours of work ✔️😌
77 86922 hours ago
As of recently, none of my coats fit me...either they don’t button or zip or can’t be worn with anything thick underneath. 😅 With dropping temps, I shared with Reed that I know our budget is tight, & we’re in the middle of getting presents for others, but mayyyyybe, just MAYBE I could get a warm coat for this season, one that fits with room to grow...? 🤰🏻☃️ He smiled & told me to close my eyes. A few seconds later I find this leopard coat in my hands! 🐾 I tried this on months ago & he remembered how much I loved it, picking it up secretly as a Christmas gift. 🎁 He said, “It’s a little early, but I want you to stay warm & feel good about yourself.” 🥰
Anyone who knows Reed doesn’t have to try to imagine if he’d be a good husband. He’s consistently (emphasis on consistent) kind, patient, loving, thoughtful, gentle, & strong. I get the privilege of seeing the private moments...when he randomly decides to write me poems, when he doesn’t blink before taking care of Chloe or household duties, when he pours over his Bible, & when he has long conversations with our elderly neighbor. To say Reed is who I prayed for is to completely minimize what God has given me...I couldn’t have prayed for him, couldn’t have had the words for the one I’d get.
Friends...don’t settle. I know it can get lonely (especially during the holidays), I know it feels like you’ve been waiting forever, I know that by some standards, the one you have your eye on is “good enough.” But let me be the one to say: good enough isn’t good enough. When you remember how big God is, your prayers get bigger & your standards get higher. Don’t let anyone talk you down, or convince you that you’re aiming too high. Frankly, with the Lord, there’s no such thing. I’m living proof...I didn’t crack the code, find the secret formula, or earn what I’ve been given. I just kept my eyes on my Prize & my Portion, and he showed me he had his eye on me too. Our marriage isn’t perfect but we choose to make each other the one every day! Trust God with your ❤️, he will come through for you.
🖤CHANEL CC LEATHER BOOTIES SIZE 38 🖤$349.00
Beige leather with CC embroidered on toes.
Bow accents at opening.
Zip closure at ankles
Covered 3” heels
In good condition. Has moderate scuffs and marks throughout. Moderate discoloration at openings