I mustache you a serious question: what’s the best thing that’s happened to you today? ⠀
Obviously, going for milkshakes after preschool made the top of this girl’s list!
“The sunset is life’s way of saying, ‘Good job. You survived today. Here’s something pretty.’”⠀
is tonight’s sunset. What was your little joy today?
I was having a tough day the other day.⠀
I was feeling all the things - stress, being busy at work, feeling MIA at home, in general just a little overwhelmed by life.⠀
My mom saw this, and gave me a big, understanding hug.⠀
And then, the next day she bought these flowers and gave them to my girls to give to me. I burst into happy tears at the thoughtfulness.⠀
There is nothing like a mother’s love. Regardless of age. #momsarethebest
My heart is overflowing with pure joy as we sit at the door enjoying the rain.
When I was in Indianapolis a few weeks back, my girlfriends were making fun of me for walking in the rain without cover. Today Lainey and I stood outside and tried to catch the drops in our hands. As the drops fell on us I was so grateful for that moment where I could share something I love with her. If it is raining, you will find me our dancing in it.
My heart has been pining for North Carolina since we left and today a little piece of it came to the desert and my heart is at peace.
I love seeing life through my daughter’s eyes - she was so excited to go out on a boat for the first time. Summer is made for days like this.
Is there anything as beautiful as a new beginning? ...
It’s the first Monday of the month and of the new quarter. Setting goals, writing down events, making plans are all key for my own health and well-being, and I absolutely love my #inkwellpress
So grateful for these lazy Sunday mornings with my girls. I love watching them play together and see their creativity blossom.
Make joy a priority! Plan for it, schedule it, make it happen!⠀
What’s next on your horizon that will bring you joy?⠀
I’m looking forward to this weekend: time with my family, some friends, an endorphin-boosting workout, and hopefully some downtime to read and take a breath.
Sometimes self-care is big and fancy, like spa days, facials and late night catch-ups with your best friend ... ... ... and other times it’s pausing to enjoy a lavender candle and quiet after the kids are in bed.
One guess which one is my pick tonight!
Changing your mindset changes everything.
Have peonies always been this beautiful? I feel like I’m just discovering them this season! I bought a bouquet for a friend, and it cost a small fortune, but it was⠀
worth it to see her smile in delight. ⠀
And then I discovered these at my local @traderjoes
and they were a steal - $8 for the bunch, rather than $8 per stem. These ones are just as gorgeous. I’m enjoying them as long as I can!
My M&M turned out really good. Do you want to know my secret? Paint pens. My painted rocks have gotten so much better since I ditched the brushes, well almost ditched them. I still use them for things here and there.
Comment and let me know what you think of my M&M!!
Sourcing new items for the shop is the best part of the job. But, it isn’t always so easy and many trips are unsuccessful. I walked out empty handed after driving 40 minutes to this store. The wonderful thing is that it was still very fulfillIng. Watching this older gentleman play this beaten up piano oh soooo beautifully truly made the visit all worth it. ~ ME #itsthesmallthings #itsthesmalljoys
Being a #SAHM
, it’s the small things that excite me some mornings. Like being able to spend a solo few minutes brushing my teeth before 10am 😂😁 And yep, that is indeed a #Spiderman
toothbrush. All Mums use them don’t they??!? 🤷♀️ #motherhood #raisingboys #itsthesmalljoys
No filter needed 😍✈️🌤 beautiful sky on the flight home to Glasgow #itsthesmalljoys
I LOVE how excited little children get watching plants grow, and flowers bloom. I get pretty excited, too...but there is definitely something more genuine and pure about their excitement. June saw these little flowers blooming on our plant sitting on the kitchen table upon our return from our morning reboot excursion. She ran to tell me with so much joy and couldn’t WAIT to show me. We decided to take a picture to document the sweet “baby flowers”, as she called them. And, I thought it’d be fun to document her sweet little hands, too. ❤️
#ohtoseethingslikeachild #childlikewonder #childlikejoy #loveherso #momlife #itsthesmalljoys
Can I tell on my other half for just a second? 🤣🙈🤗 Wednesday is my REST day & SLEEP IN day...but that doesn’t matter when your fiancé needs some lunch 🤷🏼♀️ & spare me on the “he’s an adult, he should do it himself” cause we ALL KNOW it tastes better when I fix it... DUH 🙄 (👀 I see our typos, it was early 🤦🏼♀️) #jonesesinjamaica #highschoolsweethearts #hesspoiled #sorrynotsorry
My mom made the BEST blonde brownies. It’s been a long time since I’ve had them so I decided to use my new kitchenaid to make them even though I’m not a baker at all. They tasted just like hers. #itsthesmalljoys #kichenaidlove
The new entrance. Is it weird that at nearly 50 I finally feel like a grown up because I have outdoor lighting that works? Lil 🐀❤️ #itsthesmalljoys
We’ve been forced to slow down in our household the past 48 hours (and counting). Early Bird is sick and is missing her last week of school before the break, including the always anticipated class Christmas party 😩 .
there’s nothing worse when you’re 8 having to miss a class party, you know fun is always had. I told her today we’d have a class party for her here at the house instead, even if it only has 3 people. She said that would help her feel better!
So, even though EB is sick I’m thankful for the past ✌🏻slower days, afternoon naps, cuddles & endless hours of watching Fixer Upper with my girl. #itsthesmalljoys