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Excuse the rerun of this photo; I can’t help it, I really love this picture!! I need to do another since I have slimmed a bit! LOL! ⠀⠀ Moving on, I ran into someone this morning that I haven’t seen in a very long time. We exchanged pleasantries, told each other what we have been doing, and nearing the end of our conversation she said to me, “you SEEM very happy 😳. I was a little taken aback, not going to lie! ⠀⠀ I kept replaying our entire back and forth and one word was just haunting me, SEEM. Well, I know the definition of “seem”; give the impression or sensation of being something or having a particular quality. ⠀⠀ Those who know me, know that what you see is what you get. I don’t sugarcoat anything. I wear my emotions on my cuff, out there for all to see. That is why the word “seem” was so hard for me to digest! ⠀⠀ I am the happiest I have ever been. My family is as tight as a ducks you know what, I love what I do, I love my life with my husband, I love my home, all of which I am extremely grateful for. It was lovely to see her, I enjoyed our conversation and I am going to let that word escape my brain!!! I AM .... NOT “SEEM” ✍🏻 . ✍🏻 #iam #happy #fulfilled #conversation #oldfriends #life #grateful #blessed #myjourney #miniblogger #family #support #blogsociety #bloggerlife #whereiwork #doitfortheprocess #lovemyfam #livethelittlethings #nothingisordinary #momentsofmine #choosejoy #inspire #thinking
I showed Dalt this picture and said, “Do I look like a snack?” And he said, “I want an ice cream snacky snack.”.......... 🤨 Marriage will build ya up and knock ya down. 😂🍦 #ThanksForTheAttentionD #LoveMeDalton #SnackySnack #ThatsMyBabe #MarriedLife #ItGetsFunnierWithTime #DaltonsMyFavorite #ButIceCreamIsHis #ImMrsSweigart #MamaSweigart #WeAreTheSweigarts #Instablog #Instablogger #PeepMyLife #LaughOutLoud #LivingMyBestLife #FinallyDidMyMakeup #HappyLife #ChooseJoy
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Halfway through making dinner tonight, all the while singing about 🎶“tuna-melt-mac-and-beans” 🎶and 🎶“poor man’s OJ” (y’know...Tang👨🏻‍🚀😜)🎶🎶🎶... Suddenly in tears, I was overwhelmed to realized the blessing of being obedient to the CONSTANT Latter-Day Saint counsel of having a year food storage for our family... I testify of the goodness of God... and see His hand in all things!!! I see His constant blessings administered so abundantly in my life, every moment!! I’m so grateful...😭🙏😇💜🐟👨🏻‍🚀 #tunamac &cheese #tangispoormansoj #ldscounselblessesme #foodstorageblessings #attitudeofgratitude #makinglemonade #choosejoy #gratitudecuresentitlement #2blessed2bstressed #gooddinneroftuna &tang #mormonmom #hollowofHishands
• а ещё сегодня супер-пупер мега день, о котором я благополучно забыла! И если бы не вчерашнее письмо, так бы и жила в потерянных числах🙈 ко мне приезжает моя американская приемная семья! Счастью нет предела! Вроде вечером уже встречать, а я все поверить не могу 😍 . . . . #mommy #littlebunny #ямама #мама #мамавдекрете #livecolorfully #liveauthentic #instagramrussia #мамочка #vsco #justbaby #photooftheday #thehappynow #momtogs #littlefellow #magicofchildhood #livethelittlethings #momswithcameras #childofig #kidsforreal #choosejoy #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #маминарадость #моймалыш #море #summer #travel #summertime
⭐️ As we near 3 months since the Toronto Van attack, we feature two articles written by Church leaders involved near the site of the devastation. They tell stories of how the community responded to the horror and rallied to help the city grieve and walk in hope and redemption. Check out the link in bio to read pieces by Laura Puiras & Joel Gordon! — #christian #christianblogger #christianity #christianlife #christiangirl #christianboy #christianliving #christianwoman #christianman #faith #grace #truth #love #choosejoy #Godslove #GodlovesYou #Jesus #BibleVerse #magazine
It is an INCREDIBLE feeling when a passion and a purpose come together! When you start something with a vision only to see that vision come to reality. One of the main reasons I began this journey as a coach was to help people prevent or improve chronic diseases. Years of working as a pharmacist and watching patients have more and more medications added to their regimen, and knowing that lifestyle changes would prevent the need for these medications, left me feeling helpless and frustrated. I just had one of the people I'm helping live a healthy lifestyle tell me they were able to cut their blood pressure medication in half! That just makes everything come full circle for me...and makes me know that I'm in the right place, doing what I was meant to be doing. It's going to be hard to wipe this smile off my face anytime soon! . . . . . . . #momlife #momof2 #positivevibes #healthylife #fitnessmotivation #fitspiration #fitspo #fitlife #fitmom #coachlife #athomeworkout #beforeandafter #mombod #weightloss #nutrition #foodisfuel #fitfam #choosejoy #fitpharmacist #liift4 #readyforchange #ilovemykiddos #mykidsaremylife #mykidsrock #momsneedwine
Some evenings just require diffusing some Joy oil 😄#theresanoilforthat #ylessentialoils #healthyliving #choosejoy #forlongevenings
Well here you have it folks. Sick day is here. I almost made it to church. Literally had to turn around and come home. I pushed through my morning when I should have had the option not to but sometimes we don’t have that option so... I am missing one of my favorite parts of the week... Wednesday night choir rehearsal. I am disappointed but I also know this is one of those parts of chronic illness that I have to choose joy and pace myself through it! Much love to you all tonight! I know you will sing beautifully! What’s your sick day routine or comforts? . . . . . . . . . #zebrastripes #zebrastrong #chronicillness #chronicallygrateful #livewell #choosejoy #ehlersdanlossyndrome #addisonsdisease #spoonielife #dontstop #dontgiveup #dontgiveuponme #fightlikeagirl #stayhopeful #maketodaycount #laugheveryday #miffylover #miffyblanket #toohotoutside #lowbloodsugar #highheartrate #mcas #mastcellactivationdisorder #snuggles #coulduseahug #needahug #badbodyday #wednesdaywishes
New @stitchfix for the win! • • For my birthday, I treated myself to a new Stitch Fix since I really liked my first one. I LOVE this new box that came I today. 💕 Who else does Stitch Fix?!
I’ve found the key to happiness.. treat your self to Cracker Barrel with your girl Mal @mallorielblankenship ✌🏼💕
Finally a cooler evening! The massive rains yesterday have Secret Lake running pretty high. And sooo many buns out tonight! #bunnies #buns #thewateriswide #choosejoy #bekindalways #keepgoing #✌🏻❤️😊
Some snaps from Pippa’s watermelon party 🍉 on the weekend & of course some sweet photos of newborn Pippa because 😍😍😍! Thank you for all the love for Pippa my friends! 💗 PS - if you’re into B I R T H STORIES, her birth story is up on the blog finally! Only took a year. Link in BIO. 📲
I read the words of Toi Dericotte’s poem “Joy is an Act of Resistance” again today. As I took this joy heart outside to take pictures of it, her words traveled along with me. Perhaps the poem will speak to you as well, it’s quite easy to find online.
I just watched Pocahontas for the first time today and I really liked it. I've seen bits and pieces before, but not the whole thing. Seeing it all together gave me so much to think about and I want to talk about it. 🌲 . Especially this point - that even though you don't understand people who are different than yourself, it doesn't mean you're right and they're wrong and they don't know anything. It just means you're different. No one is ever going to be 100% right... so can we please all try to respect different ways of thinking that aren't necessary the same as our own? . We are called to love, not to judgment. I know you think you're right (I think I am too), but open your eyes to the perspective of others, even if only to properly love them. God cares more about our hearts than if we are always right. Which is a good thing, because otherwise we'd all be in trouble. 😅 I'm mostly just rambling here, but I really want to grow in this, too. . Do you think we should we all have grace for people whose opinions differ from our own? 💛
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional." Suffering comes from our thoughts and we can change our thoughts. #changeyourthoughts #ChooseYourStory
As if almond butter wasn’t already good enough. This homemade sea salt dessert almond butter will take it up a notch. The best part is you can make it in 5 minutes.📍Sea salt dessert almond butter spread: •4 cups almonds (you can add cashews to to make it creamier) •2/3 cup honey (you can add a few dates to make it creamier) • 2 tbsp coconut oil • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon • splash of vanilla extract • dash of sea salt 📍Throw it all in the food process (or @vitamix is what I have b/c it’s mega powerful) and blend it all together. Wallah it’s that easy. I eat this stuff by the spoonful!🤤 (Paleo & GF & DF friendly)
{another} very caffeinated summer ☕️💘
What to do when it’s rest day in your current workout program and the weather is fabulous? Put on some Metallica radio and go for a run, of course. #healthylifestyle #choosejoy #stressrelief #summerrunning #ilovesummer #projectpeakwellness
✨Exciting news!✨My website is live and I can’t wait for y’all to check it out! This project has definitely stretched me in connecting passion with purpose and I could not have done it without the SQUADDD! 💙 Hair: @sweetstyles_naturals MUA 💄: @paintistrybykrystyn Stylist: @unfoldedfashion 📷: @huylongphotography Skin: @prettyfacesskintique Be sure to check out my first blog post! - XO • • • • • • • • • • • • • #thejoiejourney #calledtobecreative #theeverydayproject #biblejournaling #wellwateredwoman #womenintheword #christianblogger #Jesus #lifestyleblogger #Christ #trustGod #Havefaith #biblestudy #walkbyFaith #dailybibleverse #givemejesus #verseoftheday #grace #choosejoy #graceupongrace #shereadstruth #today #christianliving #faith #stewardship #seekhimfirst #christiancreative #butfirstJesus #womanevolve #pinkypromise
Cooking delicious and healthy food is my new jam! It’s love! I love the smells and figuring out flavors and spices! Tonight’s dinner is fajitas! 😍🌶 #masterchef #momlife #spiceoflife #veggies #ilovesteak #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #makingithappen #fitfam #happylife #findyourhappyplace #choosejoy #eattherainbow #freshfood
At times, I struggle with giving myself grace, and others grace. Sometimes giving grace isn’t easy. It is a fight. A choice. Praying that we can all fight for grace today and always. ❤️
The fact that we got an apartment 5 minutes away from @anthonyb.jd ’s work is really cool because he can text me last minute and tell me to come visit for his lunch break and we can eat pickle chips together. ☺️🥒
Because on a day when you're fiercely missing "home" and wishing you could be with your favourite people in the whole wide world, the best thing you can do is look through old pictures that remind you of your why and get back your inner spark ✨
You know that moment when you're just out here minding your business and trying to make this thing called entrepreneurship work and you get the phone call or email that could change the trajectory of your business? There is nothing more exhilarating than these moments where all of your hard work is being recognized and you want to tell the world! But hold up sis, before you get to telling the world take a step back and know somethings are better done in silence. Do you move in silence or do you share your wins with the world?
An episode of “In our life” Rog: Look! I made a masterpiece out of @katefarms boxes! *bring above masterpiece into bedroom* Me: ...and what are we calling this masterpiece? Rog: I call it, “Kate Farms boxes.” – Naturally.😂💯
Reflecting back on our birth photos and I can’t believe this is the same kid... A few more weeks and he will be one year old. When I was pregnant I had a vivid dream of a carefree blonde haired boy. His hair was so dark when he was born but it has now completely changed color to a bright blonde.. he looks so different looking back at these newborn photos! He is so active, nearly walking and eating everything. He is the happiest baby filled with smiles and always beaming up at his big sister. You bring us so much joy sweet wild man, and I simply love watching you grow.
“bee joyful” // #markedbyheaven
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Today, I had a random rare day off with Roman. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We spent our time eating hotdogs on National hot dog day! Then of course, treated ourselves to some Little Man ice cream! And because I couldn’t even make the short trip home without falling asleep, (yay, overnights 🙄), we took a little afternoon nap together, animals included. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes it’s nice to slow down and soak in the sweet little things of this life.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌭| 🍦| 😴| 💕 #aplentylife #aplentylifeblog
THIS IS ME AND TODAY IS MY MOMS BIRTHDAY // i love getting to live life, to seek good health, and to love people! all of that is possible because my mom birthed me!!! she is the best example of a poweful woman with the most gracious heart. cheers to you mama 🥂 photos by: @serianphotography
I am so blessed. If you would have told me a year and a half ago that I would be working with a network marketing company, in a leadership position in one of the fastest growing team is in the company, I would’ve laughed at you. I was not that person. And yet here I am. That person. That person who feels better than she has in decades. That person who is helping others reclaim their health. That person who is helping others go for their dream of financial freedom and living debt free. That person who is growing as a leader so she can serve more people. That person who cares more about helping others than what others think. I am that person. My dear friend and sponsor Brittney Howard gave me this charm and these fabulous Kendra Scott earrings when I hit Ruby. When I see them, I remember how my life has changed and how I’m helping others do the same, both physically and financially. I’m so thankful to be a part of one of the fastest growing team is the company under her amazing leadership. Don’t let pride or skepticism stop you. Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. I’m so glad I took a risk and tried it. The products have changed my life and the opportunity is doing the same. Praying for those that are going to join my team. And especially for those that need the products. I’m so excited for you because I know how my life has changed. And yours can too. . . . . . #instamoms #instamommy #homeschoolmom #momwin #choosejoy #sahmlife
Make every effort to add to your faith Goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self control; and to self control , perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. We are road tripping in a motor home through some beautiful places today. Enjoying some practical gratitude for all the Goodness we are experiencing. Grateful that we persevered so we can be here today. . . . . . #gratitude #grateful #perseverance #practicalgratitude #alifeofgoodness #autoimmunepaleo #healingmybody #glutenfree #autoimmunepaleo #yleo #nourishyourbody #choosewisely #choosejoy #youarewhatyoueat #yourthegatekeeper #thankyouyoungliving
Peace, contentment and happiness aren't meant to be conditional. Stop waiting for X,Y & Z to happen BEFORE you can be happy. . What do you want? No, really. What do you want? Stop for a moment or two. Get still. Breathe. Ask your Self. "Self, what do I want?" . You dont have to wait until you're: done with school, married, have bought a home, insert whatever conditions you've placed on happiness. Peace, contentment and happiness are already within. . What's the first step you can take to get "there?" Even if it's a tiny step. Even if it will be messy. Even if you are scared. . Just one tiny step. And rejoice. Rejoice in the NOW. . Maybe you have no idea what you want or need help figuring out that very first step. That's ok. That's where I come in for guidance and support ♡ together we can gain clarity, make a goal and create a plan to get you "there." . ✌🏼🖤
Found an app I like better than MapMyRun! Up to 2 miles again after a long hiatus, got a better min/mi than my training called for, & went out ALONE for the first time in weeks. I. Am a happy girl. 😊😊😊 Sweaty as all heck, but happy #CatholicWomenRun #backatit #training #surges #choosejoy 💕
God bless the whole world. No exceptions. There is more that binds us than separates us . . . . . #choosejoy #choosekindness #blesstheworld #hopeforhumanity
This is the book I was reading today while tanning. Luke gave it to me recently and I am loving it! Short chapters so I feel like I’m really speed reading since I’m on chapter 5 😉 if you are religious, I would give this book a try! xo- h • • • • • #bluntblondes #bffs #blondehair #styleblog #beautyblog #twins #blondes #houston #houstonblogger #ootd #shopstyle #bloggerstyle #liketoknowit #book #summerreading #poolside #tanning #resistinghappiness #choosejoy
Merge 8 1/2 X 11. Played with some silver and integrated it into a peaceful palette. All Art or a print can be made in sizes that suit your needs. #intuitiveartist #flowarts #abstractart #emergingartist #alcoholink #ocean #oceanside #oneofakind #choosejoy #soothing #nhartist #newenhlandartist
hi just a PSA that if you need a hug, or some cookies, or a friend, i’m here 😊♥️ #choosejoy
Post PiYo high!!! Best ever🌟 Thank you for working your booties off this week! 💕 #happyhumpday #believeinyou #choosejoy #piyoworkout
Thank you friends and family for greeting me on my birthday. The greetings, well wishes and prayers add up and I sure got a huge ton of blessings coming my way because of you all. I'm just a year older, A year wiser but I'm still the same me. Thank you for the love. 😀 . . #verilymoment #littlestoriesofmylife #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #simpleandstill #choosejoy #seekthepositive
We tend to forget that baby steps still move us forward. 🙌🏻💪🏻💙 #strongandbeautiful #embracethejourney #askmeaboutmyhair
My first Reading Plan With Me. I read “Worth It” by Amanda Steinberg. It’s a great financial book for women. Definitely had some amazing nuggets to get to the next level. Here are my top 8 points from the book. 🤗 Plan With me is now on my YouTube channel! #planwithme #worthit #youtube
#ThorpsThoughts 👋🏻 • Some struggle and failure in life is inevitable. Its impossible to live life without failing at some point, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default- J.K Rowling ⚡️...🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ • Struggling is simply part of life... You can fall down time after time after time but the moment that you stay down and you don’t start getting back up that’s where you will fail. Even if you have the worst day ever take one step Forward.. Do something to not stay on the ground. You can do hard things even when it doesn’t seem possible. ✌🏻xox Kait • #failharder #dohardthings #beAdragon #thorpsthoughts #makemoves #humpday #beyourbest #positivevibes #summervibes #dailydose #choosejoy #hpalways
Less than Jake was amazing as usual. 🖤
Pink Wall Selfie 2.0
Keep reaching, striving and loving in every possible way! #thehappynow #extraordinarymarriage #legacyoflove
Live Pono. Live Aloha. #choosejoy #wnm #caligirl #islandtime ✌️💗🌈🐾
Does this count as a bump picture? I’ve taken about three compared to the 875 floating in cyberspace from my first pregnancy. This is 27 weeks! 💕
What a great day! We loved watching campers have fun playing with circuits in our electricity camp with David Burden! #spoonfulstudio . . . . . #happyheart #choosejoy #thehappynow #thatsdarling #createeveryday #handsandhustle #creativityfound #crafttherainbow #wearethemakers #creativechildhood #steamkidschallenge #stem #dscolor #getcreativewith
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. Taking "before" pictures is never fun but I really do love taking the "afters!" . In just 8 short weeks I will finish my new VIP program and I can't wait to see the results!!! 😀 . After just 3 days, I already feel like this is my new soulmate workout! 😍 . VIP access is only available until the end of July!!! It's not too late to join my girls and I! Let me know if you want to kick butt with us 💪💪 . . . . #perfectlyimperfect #faithoverfear #communityovercompetition #instagood #seeksimplicty #cultivatewhatmatters #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #seethebeauty   #flashesofdelight #choosejoy #lessworkmorelife #myunicornlife #madeformore #madetocrave #RISEXLA   #teachersonsummerbreak #iteachfifth #teacherhustle #underconstruction
•home• I have never been a homebody. I love doing things and going. Over the past few years my love for being home and the comfort I feel at home has grown. It’s funny how through creating something we find comfort and peace.
i can’t think of a caption. sry. — song of the day— what’s the deal // @jakexhope
Hi, my name is Mackenzie and I’m basic 💁🏻‍♀️
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