I remember people 🖤
This was taken last year sometime (the explanation why I don’t know the date isn’t important). Tried to include as many people in the frame as I could. I’ll pop the video from this moment into my stories today too - moving, talking, touching, bustling, and working for that full gathering nostalgia effect.
2 hours ago
When that chick that’s obsessed with you suddenly doesn’t have a life so she’s all up in your business all the time 😄. #quarantine#covid19
1 hour ago
Have you ever dealt with imposter syndrome? ❓ Where you doubt your own achievements and end up feeling like a fraud? I feel like this all the time. 😔
Who the heck am I to teach makeup, who the heck am I to teach film photography, and who the heck am I to teach business and marketing? 🤷 There are so many other people who are so much more qualified than I am. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It can be easy to succumb to the negativity whether it comes from your own inner voice or the mouth of someone else. 🙅 Maybe there's someone out there telling you that you're not qualified or that you can't succeed. 👎
But the good news is, you already have everything you need to prove them wrong 🙌 and to be absolutely amazing. I'm cheering you on. 💕
Gather your Bride squad together for a Spray tan party!
Your favorite snacks
And of course @beeutifulglow
. #chooselovely#darlingdaily#howyouglow #livethelittlethings… https://www.instagram.com/p/B9cTHIhB_IH/?igshid=w8yqs39uh9i2 …
My goal is to leave glimpses of pretty pictures so you can relax, breath deep, and forget about life’s reality for a moment.
There are a lot of new followers here (thank you!!💗)
As a quick introduction
I will tell you three things about me, and then can you tell me three things about you?
•I have knit and crocheted for over 40 years. I never stopped. I knit everyone socks for Christmas in grade 2, started knitting sweaters in grade 4, and started teaching friends by grade 7
•my momma (@akkieblei45 ) is my biggest inspiration. She has been knitting for 70 years (we both have crooked knitting pointer fingers, hers is more crooked than mine)
My mom is a Christian, and taught me to be thankful in ALL circumstances. Her attitude is amazing as she has faced sooo many challenges in her life...♥️
•I have been married for over 20 years to a wonderful man and have 3 kids, aged 18,15,13, the 13 yr old is severely disabled and the sweetest boy ever, after he was born, he suffered brain damage due to a virus.
•I’m a total extrovert who spends so much time at home & I work part time as a RN at a major trauma center.
Now it’s your turn!
@debrosse_nyc wall hanging
#cancunboxylacetop designed by Kate Erin Archer my momma knit that top for me with 3 others! Favourite top!! 💗
#perfectlittlebasket , pattern is out to testers and will be available next week.
#furlscrochethooks which have been a lifesaver as I injured my shoulder over 3 weeks ago and have only been able to crochet...
@field.kit ginger bergamot candle (so amazing)
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NEW Sets of 3 🌟 inspired by some of our favorite places. 🌏 Featuring different shades of blue and gold, this Santorini Set has been a long-time staff favorite. 💙 We might be stuck at home, but we're daydreaming more than ever about those future trips and beach days. 🌊
Check out all 9 NEW Sets of 3 through the link in our bio & take 30% off all new products with code: BRIGHTER for a limited time only! ☀️
1 hour ago
I 👏🏻 MISS 👏🏻 SESSIONS/WEDDINGS/FAMILIES. I miss this. I miss just getting lost in my thoughts. And looking at these makes me miss it all even more. 😭
But, in a crazy way, I’m also loving this time. Time has slowed. The earth is healing. I’m having more time with my loves. When I have phone or virtual happy hours with my friends and family, I cherish every moment on the phone. Time goes by so fast! Before we all know it, were shocked two hours has flown by!
Isn’t it crazy how this time has made us all ponder on how or even why we decided to live so chaotically?
Why do we feel we MUST fill every second of our days with “things to do”? Has society taught us that the more hustle you have, makes you more successful? Was it yourself that kept telling your soul this as well?
But here’s the thing.... we don’t NEED chaos to be successful.
What we need is our determination. A strong work ethic. Healthy boundaries for ourselves and our businesses. Our God given talent and personality.
Stop stressing about your numbers. Stop the whole mentality of watching the “hustlers” and thinking you have to fill every second of your calendar with mindless things to fill your content. Just stop.
You know. The old saying goes, “Quality over quantity”. During this time, I have had time to put lots of things I do into MAJOR prospective and re-prioritize to work smarter NOT harder and provide quality.
At the end of the day, it’s about the quality of myself and my work and clients. Not the over chaos of quantity.
I hope this message gives you peace in your time of uncertainty.
You my loves are QUALITY. Don’t you forget it. You don’t have to over fill your calendar to prove it either. Be you. Be original. Use this time for you.
Shout out to the amazing team that made me swoon over the styled sesh:
Design + Coordination: @newandnostalgic
Hair + Make Up: @ankermanartistry
Ring Box: @the_mrs_box
Venue: Rapheka Ranch (No IG Acct.)
2 hours ago
First piece of three; this one is also my first favorite although I’m kinda in love with them all. Handmade and made with care. Listed in shop NOW!! link in bio.✨
2 hours ago
Sitting pretty...on fresh bird poop💩 Not kidding. 🙈😂
Reality is rarely the millisecond captured in these tiny squares of Instagram. There are billions of seconds outside of these squares that are filled with sadness, chaos, feelings of inadequacy, frustration, imposter syndrome, anger, loss, anxiety, broken hearts, sickness, etc.
I'm 100% positive we are all feeling a lot of emotions right now & they're constantly changing. I'm pretty sure I've gone through three completely different emotions under a minute multiple times in the last month 😅
Since many of us are spending a lot more time on social media lately, here's a reminder for you: COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY. Life is never ever picture perfect. There is so much more that goes on behind the scenes that doesn't get published. Personally, I haven't been sharing the moments of frustration, the sadness I feel when I realize that I can't be around my loved ones for fear of exposing them to something I may have been exposed to at work, or the overwhelming anxiety I have been feeling before work. But I am still choosing joy! Joy, gratitude, peace, hope, and enjoyment still exist among all the tough feelings we're doing with! And what helps me start my day off more positively is by spending time in the Word & reminding myself that I have so much to rejoice in! 💗
Oh, and also dreaming up my next travel destination helps too. Currently, hoping to explore Greece or revisit Maui 😍 Dream with me! If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
We have been doing fine over here,completely lost track of what day it is,couple days ago i had to check my calendar to see if we are still in the month of march or april lol.we've had some really good days & some overwhelming ones & my house never stays quite nor clean,Thank you boys.looking for food every hour & sleeping way past bedtime has become a new norm & pinterest is my new best friend.right now things aren't how they used to be & while most things feel out of control,I'm focusing on what i can control & making the best of this situation with my family!!! Stay safe friends, embrace the change & have a great week.
1 day ago
Never stop looking up. Photo by the wonderful plantropology_ 🌿
#thankyoufrontline Spreading some love to all those who leave the shelter of their homes each day to keep things running for the rest of us ♥️ It’s amazing that while being more physically distant than we ever have been as a society, we are also seemingly more connected to one another than we ever have been. And that is truly something beautiful!
There are so many small things you can do, even from your home, to thank all the heroes out there— Tape up your own homemade sign, drop off a gift card to a frontline worker, purchase gift cards from local businesses to use later, put treats out for delivery drivers...the list could go on! I’m also going to link in my stories an amazing meal support program that gifts hospital workers meals from local restaurants. If you do something, please share it with #thankyoufrontline so we can see the ripple effect and bless the lives of frontline workers everywhere!
2 hours ago
“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer” -Anita Krizzan #todaywasagoodday
I’ve been learning a lot about myself this past week... I’m definitely a boredom eater 😂 .
One of my favorites from a beautiful shoot by the sea ✨
Host Photographer: @alishacrossleyphotography
Creative direction & styling: @jade.magnolia
Gown: @jennypackhambridal from @carriage_house
Hair & Makeup @beautybespoken
Paper goods: @margauxpaperie
Backdrop & Mats @jrd_artshop
Welcome gift: @asignaturewelcome
Female Model: @jaydahrobinett
Male Model: @benschreen
Painted bottle: @ruthoneya.illistrations
Etched bottle: @gracecalligraphy
32 minutes ago
Just a friendly reminder that it’s springtime, and sometimes, every so often, the sun decides to come out. 🌞
4,039.53 miles apart
96,935 miles traveled
202 days spent together
1,624 days spent apart & I would do it all over again for you. ❤️ Happy anniversary, my love. I’ll choose you everyday. 🌎
1 hour ago
Tomorrow! 🥳 🎉 .
We had SO MUCH fun with you all the first time around that we want to hang out with you again!
Feeling cooped up? Have you considered getting dressed up for a DATE NIGHT in the comfort of your own home? The possibilities are endless. Dress up and share a home-cooked meal together at the table, dress down and enjoy a cozy movie night, get super decked out just to play a board game together...
PUT ON A DRESS, pour yourself a glass of wine, and join us for a Date Night IN! ♥ .
👉🏻🔎FACEBOOK : Chelsea’s live date night edition
39 minutes ago
Eco bracelets; made from recycled or earth friendly materials. Shop small. Shop with me.💛
2 hours ago
There’s a new engagement session on the blog this evening! We love all of the beautiful blooms throughout Taylor & Gage’s images! See more of our faves at the #linkinbio! 🌸
Look at these babies... engagement pics, November of 1993.
I was seventeen years old, and this guy here was nineteen.
You guys- we hadn’t a clue.
Fresh faced children, pre-real hardships of adulthood and marriage.
There are a few things I would change, but getting married when we were nowhere near capable of such stuff, and to this guy no less- I wouldn’t trade it for a thing...
A little throwback for the moment because I really miss when my little guy was so small, and I'm honestly missing the days outside like this. It's at a time like this that I really wish we had a farm. I'd love to have chickens and my own garden. ✨ All I can say is maybe one day. I'll just keep my fingers crossed and keep hoping until then.
1 hour ago
We’re rockin’ a whole new, temporary look🤪
In an effort to keep our community and team safe, we have limited our shop hours and will only be selling pints and ice cream cakes at this time. Our team will pack everything up for you and have it ready at the door! We will also only be accepting card transactions in an effort to limit contact and practice social distancing. Thank you so much for your cooperation and support in these turbulent times!
SHOP HOURS: EVERYDAY, 1PM-5PM
1 hour ago
This hits real close.
1 day ago
I never paid much attention to EcoTools' brushes but, after purchasing one of their travel brush sets, I realized how great the quality of their brushes are. The bristles are so soft and fluffy and, even after countless washes, they retain their shape and haven't shed a single bristle. Have you tried any EcoTools products? Comment down below!
1 week ago
Every morning come before him and lay your needs in his hands. He will take care of us. .
BIBLEVERSE: “Listen, Yahweh, to my passionate prayer! Can’t you hear my groaning? Don’t you hear how I’m crying out to you? My King and my God, consider my every word, for I am calling out to you. At each and every sunrise you will hear my voice as I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.”
Psalms 5:1-3 TPT
Shame can initially be a good indicator that we have done something that is not in line with our morals. However, I have found that the longer I keep my secrets in the dark, the longer I sulk and allow shame to question my worth, the farther I walk away from the solution. A more healthy approach to shame is to acknowledge the wrongful action, surrender it to Jesus, share with someone trustworthy, make amends where necessary, go to confession, and make a practical action plan such as finding an accountability partner, setting SMART goals, going to support groups and/or getting relevant software and/or phone applications. Jesus, give me the strength and courage to live a holier life <3
2 hours ago
How’s your relationship health? 🩺 5 Easy Ideas to Bring Some Life Back Into Your Relationship >>
With all that’s happening in the world, it can be easy to move our relationships to the back burner, right?
Without regular checkups, you stop making time to enjoy each other and end up focusing on logistics. 🧳
“I just need to get through this day.”🤷🏻♀️ … And once you do get through the day, you end up zoned out scrolling your iPhones next to each other on the couch before crashing in bed.
And, you feel LONELY. And disconnected.
Any of this resonating? 🥴
If it is, you’re normal. Here’s a quick idea list to reinvigorate your relationship ASAP 🔥: .
1️⃣ Randomly offer to take a task off their plate and when they thank you HAM-it-up, ex. “I am madly in love with you and I want to make your life easier”.
2️⃣ When they get dressed for the day, hit them with your best compliment AND put some feeling into it. Stop whatever you are doing, drink them in and express your desire and interest, ex. “Damnnnnnn baby you look fine.”
3️⃣ If you haven’t had sex in a while (that’s normal and happens sometimes in all healthy relationships), bring it up to your partner. Tell them why you haven’t been interested (ex. “I’ve been exhausted/not feeling sexy/stressed about work/had zero time to myself”) and check-in on how they are feeling about it. Express why you miss the sexual intimacy with your person or start to explore creative ways to get your groove back (DM me if you want help with this 🔥).
4️⃣ Surprise your partner with something they would like. PAY ATTENTION to what would be meaningful for them. (Side note: if you’re reading this and thinking “why would I go out of my way to do even more, when I feel like they do so little for me” we need to have a different conversation to recalibrate your relationship).
5️⃣ Do something sexy AND funny to lighten the mood, like toss a pair of your panties on top of your lover’s bowl of cereal 😂🥣 “Breakfast of champions, right?” .
There’s no one perfect way to do it… ⛵️ Whatever floats your boat, guys… just get that boat floating, ok? ⛵️ .
Your turn! How are you going to inject a little more playfulness into your relationship?👇
2 weeks ago
A red boat, a green boat, two yellow boats, an orange boat, and a blue boat. 3 green frogs, a baby, an upside down sting ray, upside down cars movie car, a cement truck, a squirt bottle, a squirt bottle head, the number 5, a red bucket, a green bucket, a pink gardening can, 2 blue fish, a green lily pad, a white cup, a high five ✋🏼, and a pink flower.
Our giveaway ends tomorrow at 6pm cst! Here’s a video of the Bess Jewelry Organizer in action.
1 hour ago
Little walk around the neighborhood with my sweet guy! His toes in the second picture I could just eat right up 😍
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I’m reminded every night at 7pm (outside of our window➡️) how incredible the community is here during these times and we can’t say thank you enough for everyone working on the frontline. For the entire month of April, 100% of my Etsy proceeds will go toward dinner delivery giftcards to these selfless people and you can message me any essential worker you know in NYC who I can send one to! Inspired by the hashtag #thankyoufrontline, I realize how impactful a small act of kindness can be and I nominate @fashionablykay@hkcung@savvyjanine@southernstyleblog to share how you say thank you in your own way this/next week whether it’s a care package for someone you know, a thank you sign for UPS/Fedex, etc. ❤️❤️❤️
Well you better know how to wash your hands correctly by now. 🤞 I hope! New soap dishes are in the shop today and if you are looking for some new soaps to try, one of my favorite handmade soaps is over at @valhallaboundlubbock. .
Thank you to those who purchased artwork from me online and at LEAF last month! .
All work will be hand washed with soap and hot water before being carefully packed to be shipped out on Tuesdays. I wrap artwork in bubble wrap and then nestle it into biodegradable packing peanuts. .
Thank you for supporting artists!
📸 & ceramics @muddgirl25 available in my Etsy Shop. Link on profile. ✨
Handmade soap @valhallaboundlubbock
Practicing our social distancing by practicing shopping for a pandemic (since most people don’t know how to)... apparently you need to make sure you have toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, wipes, & soap.. he drinks out of the tap so we didn’t bother grabbing water. 🤪
In all seriousness though things are really getting crazy! We have busted out all the crafts and board games for the week since we’re keeping Charlotte home from school. We have too many family members around that could be affected by this that we see weekly. Better to be safe than sorry!
How is everyone holding up? Are you sending your kids to school if schools haven’t closed down? Are you staying home and working from home? Tell me I’m loving hearing people’s take on this whole pandemic!
Keep your head up, wash your hands, and try to smile when you can 💕
13 hours ago
Looking back through my older photos. I was working at @sailormadeusa in the @sowaboston artists lofts next to this studio that was almost always empty. I couldn’t understand why. I used to think that if this space was mine... I would fill it with plants and pretty furniture and never leave. 🧘🏻♀️ #underappreciated
2 hours ago
thankful for the warm weather ✨ thankful for neighborhood walks and short drives around the city to change things up.
some of you think it’s not okay to step out of the house unless it’s a dire need but I respectfully disagree. 🤷🏻♀️
go take a hike. bring plenty of water, pack some sanitizer and don’t go near people. but get outside. go for a drive at least. stop staring at the tv or the wall or your planner. just go outside and breathe. 🧡
1 hour ago
Whipped myself two pandemic blisters trying to make these rose and lemon bebes *chef kiss* 😘😅 (turns out there is a massive macaron community on Instagram)
Let’s talk HOPE.
Y’all, right now hope is ESSENTIAL.... but sometimes, I’m finding that I have to dig really deep for it. Like when I think about what could happen with jobs... and finances... and homes... and health... and family... the list goes on and on. BUT this isn’t a downer kind of post. Because you know what?! Through all of those things, we can still have an eternal, unshakable, steadfast HOPE. Hope in a brighter tomorrow. Hope that we will have what we need. Hope that people will rise up to help others in need. Hope that this world is not the end. And because of a sacrifice years and years and years ago, we can have the key to that hope. Jesus.
Maybe you’re feeling like you need to dig deep for the hope right now too.
My friend @whitneypputnam has a little girl who wanted to spread hope to others and it has become a movement.
See that cute shirt? 👆😍 her girl designed that with help of @coryworkshard and I just helped her get it online for ordering. Because it’s EXPLODED. Here’s what that tells me. 🙌 PEOPLE 🙌 ARE LOOKING FOR 🙌 HOPE 🙌
You can buy one of these shirts if you feel like you want to wear a little hope on a hard day. Or send one to a friend who needs it.
ALLLLL proceeds from this shirt sales are going to nonprofits sharing hope and light in this dark time.
So here’s the deal... a lot of us haven’t been hit as hard as others by the Coronavirus + shutdown. If you are in the position where you can help. Would you? You can wear hope for your family to see (I mean, I would say “others to see” but social distancing 😅). You can send hope by way of a t-shirt in the mail.
Just go to whitneyputnam.com or @whitneypputnam and place an order. Let’s share something good today!!!! 🎉🙌🌈
A love story. Make a knock out first impression. Use your liquid assets. Passion on demand. Spray everywhere.
#chooselovely #passion#lovestory#pursuepretty#pursuewhatislovely #crueltyfree… https://www.instagram.com/p/B9K-J0xnJuh/?igshid=j5t6lss0a4w1 …
1 hour ago
No one else I'd rather be isolated with ❤
Also, I can't handle this bonnet/sunglasses combo 😍
Nothing like sitting in front of the camera to make you see how crooked ya cut your own bangs😎 Who else is doing the stay at home bang trims?? Anyway. I really came on IG to say that I added some things to the webshop✌🏼Like these wicked cute & ginormous peace sign earrings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've been distant from Ravel & UnRavel since leaving Washington but I really have been trying to find my way back🤍 With the doors of my brick & mortar closed temporarily maybe this will be the time I didn't know I needed? I'm not putting any expectations on myself during this time home because emotionally I need to be somewhat still in order to process what's happening. But, with so many empty days I'm surprised at the things I want to accomplish when I don't feel pushed to✌🏼Who else feels that?
1 hour ago
This time at home has been priceless 💕 It doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it’s been beautiful and edifying and life giving. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 🌟 My prayer is that you will all pour in to your families and loved ones and use this time to draw closer to your maker 💫
2 hours ago
Feeling like I should have gotten twelve lounge sets from @nastygal instead of just two. Or at least I should’ve gotten seven. One for each day of the week, right!? I hope you are all having a great Blursday! 😝
9 hours ago
Little red dress ❤️ We plan on dressing up for dinner one night this week so I’ll be rocking this beauty, which is also made using sustainable fabrics. Comes in four colors and is buttery soft! Wearing size XS and this dress is so versatile because it can be dressed up or down! P.S. these heels are super comfortable and on sale!! Shop at colorandchic.com/shopmyinstagram (link in bio) or with the @liketoknow.it app! #liketkit#LTKwedding#LTKspring#LTKunder100 http://liketk.it/2MksA
Today I taught a virtual workout class, managed homeschool, did dishes, cleaned up my house, baked banana bread, and squeezed in a nap. Not to brag but I’m sort of killing it. Don’t worry, tomorrow I probably won’t get out of my PJs and will eat cereal out of the box for 2/3 meals. I’ll take wins where I can get them. 🤷🏼♀️