Back home for the weekend so Mum and I went for a meander through the rose garden. 🌹
My personal favourites were "frilly jilly" and "my mum." Whoever had the job of naming roses had a heck of a good time. 😂
1 331 hours ago
Shepherds Pie for dinner and movie night for us. I prefer not to see our t.v. So it’s in the armoire, there are so many creative ideas out there for hiding t.v.!🙀🙀🙀🙀 How do you do it??
Are you going to brush your teeth forever?
👉🏻You are if you don't want cavities. 👅
Are you going to shave your arm pits forever?
👉🏻You are if you don't want to start a new pit braiding trend. 🙋🏼
Are you going to brush your hair forever?
👉🏻You are if you want tangle-free hair. 💁🏼
Are you going to clip your toenails forever?
👉🏻You are if you want your shoes to fit. 👠
Are you going to wash your face forever?
👉🏻You are if want clear skin. 🤗
Are you going to work out forever?
👉🏻You are if you want to feel great and have a healthy body and muscle structure. 🏋🏻
Are you going to take those gut health supplements forever? 🍷💊
👉🏻You are if you care about your inside as much as you do your outsides.
3 232 hours ago
Literally can't decorate a cake to save my life ...[it's in the freezer so it doesn't melt into a puddle of goo] BUT at least the house will look cute, right? 😂
Probably my favorite thing about the custom light I designed for our DR is that it is so easy to decorate if I get in the mood + I love that a little greenery goes a long way in transforming a space to an extra layer of cozy to make it feel like winter in here 🌿 ... It's just going to be one giant disaster when I decide to take it down and it's all dry 🙈🙈 ...also I can't believe we are going to have a three year old in the house next week . Slow . Down, time ...
3 782 hours ago
Today I was reminiscing through all the photos I have taken of Levi that have not made it to social media, this picture being one of them
This is one of the first times we brought Levi on the bus and although we didn’t get it done by the time he was born. We are excited for when it is done and having him and his sister grow up on the bus
As winter is here it does make it difficult to physically get things done on the bus so we don’t have physical thing to celebrate for the bus but we do have other things that will be a huge part of this journey like figuring out how to beat approach the kitchen. So now we are on the same page and that is definitely something to celebrate
If there is one thing we have learned it’s that we are metaphorically in the same book, but different pages. So it’s always helpful to get on the same page with something and that is ALWAYS something worth celebrating
Anyone else an extroverted introvert?
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People can be intriguing and recharging one moment, then draining and exhausting the next.
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I make small talk when I'd rather not, knowing sometimes it can organically lead to deep meaningful conversations. But I'm always afraid people will notice that I'm more "in my head" than I am in the conversation.
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I can be quiet, shy, and on-guard at first, then I become comfortable and my extroverted side comes out. Then, I crash back into being and introvert, leaving people confused.
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I don't just click with anybody. I need to make sure I limit my "people energy" to few close relationships and family circles.
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I play the extrovert well and I hate needing to explain my introvert side, which some people don't get. The best I can do for myself is stay in tune with myself, understand my own needs, and honor myself. Even if that means saying YES to being alone sometimes! Anyone else feel this way?
Do you ever just sit in awe of your life?
Truly present and completely amazed.
Admittedly I don’t do this near enough but some days I can’t help myself. I look and see my blessings, both the tangible ones that surround me and the ones less present and in a very real way it nearly takes my breath away.
Our awe shouldn’t be reserved for the “insta worthy” moments. It isn’t a feeling only attached to the big adventures.
Yes, I stood at the base of Niagara Falls on a boat and as the mist from that natural wonder drenched me I felt awe and wonder corse through my veins.
I hiked the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland and again felt the rush of a new adventure excite every part of me and all I could do was watch in awe knowing my kids would have this memory too.
Watching the girls experience Washington DC for the first time was something I’ll never forget and you can’t stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial looking out past the reflection pool at the Washington Monument, knowing Dr. King stood there and spoke his famous “I have a dream” speech ... you can’t possibly do that fully present and not feel a sense of wonder and awe.
Standing in our camper watching the girls squeeze into our tiny table with their dad, art supplies strewn about, propane heating our perfect little space, pups at our feet, clean water, belly laughs, the opportunity to communicate with my oldest daughter, a family who loves me and a hundred other little things ... and I am in awe.
Ahhhh yes Friday night. What used to be a night of getting dressed up and going out with friends is now caring for my sick baby and folding my husbands underwear. My my how things have changed right? Haha you know what ? Wouldn’t have it any other way. Well only would change Otto feeling better. What are you up to tonight? #adventuresinabbyland
47 3664 hours ago
Have you ever gotten a package and had no idea what was inside, even though you were apparently the one who purchased it?
I’ve got a small problem with late-night online purchasing that has put me in this predicament more than once.
Well, today I came home to find one such package and immediately did a happy dance! I was literally looking at an ad for these rollers yesterday and thought..I’m just gonna buy them! But then I didn’t.
Bring on the Christmas baking!!
8 404 hours ago
Happy Birthday to my Hubby!
5 314 hours ago
This right here could possibly solve all the worlds problems. I kid (cough). In all seriousness though this new roller bottle from Young Living is with us at all times this winter (did you see how I skipped over fall - Mother Nature did too 🤪). If you are a mom of littles, you need this. If you are a mom period, you need this. Even if you are an empty nester YOU NEED THIS.
It supports the immune system. Keeps you above the wellness line, so the ick has a harder time getting in AND it smells like Christmas. Who doesn’t want to smell like Christmas!?! I am giving $25 back through BLACK FRIDAY morning (last sale of the year) so you can get this bad boy at 24% off once you grab your kit (11 of your new best friends and that gorge diffuser that blows magical smoke in the air and supports that body of yours AND makes your house smell like a spa). If you want (it’s optional but totally worth it) you can grab your kit, get nutmeg for free too AND $10 back from Young Living with their essential rewards program. Message me for more deets. Grab the gift of wellness for the Holidays this year 🙌🏻. You will be glad you did! #youareworthit#ditchthetoxins
My whole family has been sick, and just passing it back and forth like it's the season for sharing or something! .
I offer a picture of some delicious gluten free mac and cheese in lieu of something new. As we prepare for the big Turkey day, I'm combing through some of my old recipes and hoping to type up some of my made up ones to share here with you!
Let me tell you, I love green bean casserole, especially now that I am gluten free, but what are your favorite side dishes?? Tell us below!!!⬇️⬇️
Ok obsessed with this: (the easiest) squash, roasted, drizzled with tahini, and then sprinkled with @traderjoes everything bagel spice (or fresh herbs, pine nuts, and/or pomegranates and a squeeze of lemon juice if you’re feeling fancy). 🍂 I’m really into delicata squash right now because there is NO peeling involved… but butternut, acorn, or honeynut are all 👌🏼 // nutrient-dense, easy to digest carbs.
(Tahini side note: my favorite ever is @seedandmill. If you’re in NYC check out their spot in the @chelseamarketny for the best tahini and tahini-based treats.)
Get roasting >> preheat oven to 425 F. Deseed the squash and slice into rings or wedges. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, and arrange evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through. When it’s done, drizzle with tahini and any of those toppings I mentioned. 👆🏼What are your favorite squash recipes?
9 565 hours ago
forest bath with my boys 🌲 really struggling with this whole insomnia thing. some nights i don’t ever fall asleep. it’s one of the most frustrating ailments i’ve ever experienced, but at least i know what’s causing it (low progesterone + big life stress = adrenal fatigue). i lay down and my heart just automatically starts pounding without anything to warrant that. but i’m proud of myself for taking care of my body & mind, for going slow and staying positive despite feeling absolutely hopeless some days. walks, restorative yoga, a cbd tincture before bed and not giving a fuck have helped the most. that last one is the key i think and the hardest one for me. because no matter what, it’s all ok. this too shall pass 🛌 have any of you dealt with periods of insomnia before or more specifically adrenal fatigue insomnia? #insomniasucks#walksarelife#hormonehealingjourney
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1 4215 hours ago
This is what 8 months looks like in the Kistner house. Lots of messes, bruises, and thank God smiles. Where have the last 8 months gone? #kolbykistner
2 823 days ago
Winter is here and I’m getting excited for the holidays with this little guy! How about you guys?
2 784:28 PM Nov 5, 2018
Thanks for putting up with my antics! 🖤
2 755:44 PM Nov 3, 2018
Happy Halloween from our little Motley Crue! The costumes can only get better 😂
8 1233:19 AM Nov 1, 2018
Well we love fall! Well mom loves fall and I stopped crying for 5 minuets so she could capture these.
What was supposed to just be a bit of commuting hassle has turned into a genuine winter wonderland this morning ❄️ // I found myself reflecting on our little cabin after taking this photo, as we wrap up what has been a full May through November season of guests. When we cleaned it out this year and opened it up for friends and @airbnb-ers, I'm not sure I knew how much I would enjoy the role of innkeeper--of creating a space for people to retreat or scheme or restore. We've had writers, reporters, newlyweds, photographers, social justice organizers, and some of my best friends occupy our weird rebuilt 1700s cabin that came with this property. They don't seem to mind, like I thought people would, that the cabin has no running water and is drafty and sometimes has critters in the attic (sorry about that, y'all). I'm struck by how much we all still seem to, like 8-year-olds, want a treefort to hang out in, a place removed, to read, plan, scrawl, dream, stare at different walls.
Мы с мужем мечтали о доме, думали переедем из Москвы и сразу только в дом.
А сейчас понимаем, какой дом, тут вообще ни времени ни сил ни на что не хватает. Он вечно в командировках, я одна с детьми.
Тут ещё соседи сверху нам ванну, как назло, залили.
Поднимаюсь к ним, а у них голые стены. Говорит - живем в стадии ремонта. В ванной только стиралка рабочая и то не с той стороны. В общем, непонятно откуда Вода сочится( но не об этом... Я уже на пороге стою, а мне вслед: какая вам разница? Ну течёт и течёт! Вы же все равно квартиру снимаете! Или это ваша? Я ответила что наша, а она говорит: как вы там в ней всей своей семьей помещаетесь? С вашим количеством детей дом 2-х этажный нужен!
Я вышла и после осталось такое неприятное ощущение не знаю от чего больше; может оттого, что люди предполагают, что халатное отношение к чужому это норма, а может от того, что судить люди привыкли «по одежке» и ты имея «табор» детей должен непременно иметь хоромы. Но если по-честному, то неприятное ощущение осталось больше оттого, что где-то внутри ты понимаешь, что в таких людях, где-то проглядываешь и сам ты... Бывает что и я вижу ценность в материальном... Что-то всё чаще хочется закрыть глаза, не встречаться ни с кем, безмятежно проводить время внутри своей семьи... где тебе легко и комфортно... Относиться безразлично ко всему и ко всем. Но, дело в том, что мы так не сможем мы с вами - ЛЮДИ - и то, что живёт в нас, не даёт нам возможности забыть о существовании ДУШИ!
Вот все думаю об этом... Зачем? Почему? и вдогонку сразу думаю, наверное, через 10 лет пойму, что эти мысли - сегодняшние - были полезными и нужными)
Так что не откладываем мечту в долгий ящик🙌 Надеюсь, скоро у нас будет дом🙏🏼