What stands out to me about this nail polish is not the ⚡️POP of the neon (although it’s pretty fab too😎).⠀
Rather, it’s the fact that this $11 nail polish is quite literally changing our family’s life.⠀
This weekend I was sitting on the back porch with my husband when he turned to me and said, “I’m so incredibly grateful right now. I cannot believe this is our life. Thank you.”⠀
It’s not money that changes things. It’s the emotions that come as a result of easing the financial stress that so many of us face... That sigh of relief is what makes everything you look at change.⠀
The people on the outside looking in, they can’t see it. But in our family, we feel it. 🥰We feel the effects of this nail polish long after it’s removed from my nails and shipped to women all over the country. ⠀
💅🏻Gratitude is what this nail polish represents to me. ⠀
Whether you’re a customer, a member of Team Freedom & Grace, or simply a friend double-tapping this photo in support...⠀
Anyone that knows me, knows this is hard for me. Like super duper, crazy, freakin hard! .
BUT...one of the things I wanted to try and do more of this year is rest... and this weekend that’s exactly what I did! I had time to sort through some thoughts, tinker with some ideas...read a book, slept in, tried a new craft and did some painting too!
I want to combat the idea that I have to constantly be working or hustling to be successful. I want to embrace the concept that rest, recovery and reflection are essential parts of the process and progress towards a successful and HAPPY me!
So here’s to a little R&R and some time reconnect and refocus. How do you rest? Weekend away? Evening with friends and a glass of wine? Escape in a new book? A walk in the woods?! Lemme know...cause I could use some relaxing tips!🙌🏻💛😉 I hope you have a super duper week!
This is a phrase that resonates with me, beyond most. I have struggled with failure. How to feel about it. How to process it. Until I finally stopped looking at my failures as just that, failures. I started to view them as lessons, I can grow from. I began to understand, that without failure, you cannot have success. Sometimes, you just have to fail to succeed. I now look at my failures as reminders that I need to try again, and this time, be better than I was the last time. failure is not final, it is inspiration for what is to come. #quotes#inspiration#failureisnotfinal#failureissuccess#momboss#liveyourbestlife
👉🏼👉🏼 @urbandecaycosmetics perversion mascara. I’m going to get hated on for this one... 🤦🏻♀️The brush on this baby, caught my eye. It looks so fluffy, which is normally the kind of mascara I am drawn too. This one however 😬 it was too fluffy, and too soft. The actual brush itself is so large that it made getting it close enough to the base of my lashes sooo hard. But in addition to that, the brush was so soft that it didn’t grip or get in between my lashes at all. The formula itself didn’t feel unpleasant, that wand though. It just wasn’t the wand for me 🤷🏻♀️ Have you tried this mascara? What were your thoughts?
Posted at: 2019-07-16 05:04:00
Today is a day of remembering that where I am is worth showing up for... we live in overpopulated and over priced, over polluted, way too noisy SoCal. I’m always making plans to leave... but today, even with some truly hard moments, was pretty magical. This basin is where we set free a lizard caught in our garden today... So I’m trying to learn to embrace where I am. It takes so much practice and intentionality... and gratitude. Not always my strong suit I’m embarrassed to say. But I’m working on it.
So today I’m grateful for:
My husband who supports me in every way❤️ and today he also cleaned up the garden,
My anxious and courageous daughter who faced her fear of a cat today and played in the garden,
My sister who is my ride or die and who teaches me how to take care of the garden
My mom who basically single handedly designed and built the garden
My niece who cracks us all up and played with my daughter in the garden
My brother in law who constantly helps with everything and today he caught the lizard in the garden... I’m grateful for other stuff and other family members too, but these people who played and worked and giggled in the garden while I baked chocolate chip cookies and did dishes right next to the garden, made my day worthwhile.
What are you grateful for today? Please share the blessings with us❤️
Posted at: 2019-07-16 05:03:53
When you tryin not to laugh, but that ish is tooooo funny 🤪 #sissybows
I started this journey to feel confident in my own skin again after having my second baby. Had I never of reached a low, I never would’ve been fed up enough to take a leap of faith towards reaching for MORE.
A year ago, I needed to gain confidence after my 2nd baby, and desperately needed something for just me. Which is hard to admit because at this point, mostly everyone I knew had known me for something fitness related. I needed something that I could do, for my sanity, and to feel like I had something that was mine. I wanted to be a better mama, and a better wife. I felt STUCK, am I was so frustrated.
So, I took that leap. Man was it a BIG one, but has been so rewarding. I’ve been able to regain confidence, but I have gotten so much more. I have met some of the most amazing women I have ever met in my life. Women who inspire me to be a better version of myself daily. Women who push me to show up, even when I don’t feel like it. I’ve also fallen in love helping others live a healthier, HAPPIER, life.
To have little financial freedoms I didn’t have before, and to help others do the same. And to finally feel my passion return. I was in “mombie” mode for so long. Wake up, feed the kiddos, keep them alive throughout the day, dinner, bed, repeat, and I felt SO drained! Now I love waking up before the kids to sneak in my workout, and to connect with amazing women from around the world. I have a new energy for life, which has made me a more patient, energetic mama, and a more loving, wife.
You can achieve more. No matter what you’re feeling now, you can get unstuck, and find that energy and life again! If you want to feel unstuck, or just reignite that fire for life, I’m HERE!
I’m opening up a new coach mentorship and we start in 2 weeks!
Apply using the link in @alaineesimonson bio! 😘
I’ll be selecting 5 women for 4 weeks of health, fitness, mindset and business training. The ONLY requirement is to evolve, trust ME and the process, willingness and I promise I’ll take care of the rest!💕
Picking (slowly) away at orders over here! This is a custom Nine bag with that fun floral interior! ☀️I’m open all summer long and am offering free shipping for the month of July ☀️
Posted at: 2019-07-16 04:40:56
Leo, Zion and Blondie I plan a different eye look to try everyday but my brush just keeps dipping into you!!! I forgot to take a before pic today but I did snap one of my before hair and changing out of my Clorox stained cleaning shirt 🤣 So glamorous 👏🏻🤷🏼♀️I can glam it out while I clean the toilets right 📸
For a free color match and consultation send me a no makeup natural light selfie through message or email: email@example.com
To shop the look: https://rebakaybeauty.maskcarabeauty.com/en/shop/party-39870/23
Maskcara Beauty used
Highlight: Amber and white peach
Contour: ash with shadow on nose
Blush: black cherry 🍒
Illuminator: Glamazing ✨
Eyes: Leo, Zion and Blondie with glamazing on brow bone and tear duct
Posted at: 2019-07-16 04:40:38
Yep it’s really happening you guys!
Me and my team are running for the biggest goal yet!
But in order for it to happen, I need a few more peeps to lock arms with me and take the leap!
Trust me when I say you will want to be by my side when we get there.
So I need your help! If you are curious about what I do lets chat!
If you know someone who would love what I do.. lets chat.
Now is the time! Come have fun with me and my team! We’re ready for ya!
That moment when you just aren’t quite ready for the camera, so you just go with it! 😂
That happens a lot in life doesn’t it? A date doesn’t go as planned or your child doesn’t go to bed or listen, or you have an unexpected bill...how do you react? 🤔
Do you get upset, anxious or stressed out or do you simply go with the flow?! 🤔
There is no right or wrong answer...every situation is different, every person is different. It’s what makes us each unique!
If you caught my recent stories, you know I had a long and exciting weekend! It was amazing, and exciting, and fulfilling, and I can’t wait to do it again! 🙌
It didn’t all go as planned, but we made it work, we went with the flow...we weren’t in control, so what else could we do?! 🤷🏻♀️ It’s not always a good feeling to not have control of your life...your health! It’s a scary thought, it creates stress and anxiety...which often makes your health worse!
This my friends is something you can take back, to fight for to take control! 😮
You get to choose to move your body and you get to choose what you fuel your body with! YOU and only you get to decide! Grab on now and take control! 🙌
I have a new challenge group starting July 29th, and I can help by giving you additional savings on your investment to YOU, but act fast! I can only offer this on a first come basis with limited availability!😆 Let’s start by telling me which is harder for you?! Exercise, nutrition OR both?! 🤔
Comment below or send me a message! 👇🏻 #SayYES2YOU#FaithfullyFit#nevermissamonday#getridofyourexcuses#challengegroup
The initial bar necklaces got cute little horseshoes on them today for our newest stockist. Yes, you can have other things stamped on this necklace; Horseshoe, pineapple, cactus, heart, initials or words. Tap to shop yours now at GageHuntley.com
Posted at: 2019-07-16 04:35:32
Choosing yourself everyday becomes harder when you have people who depend on you or need to count on you. I'm in a wierd place where my support is less than my dependents and sometimes I can feel the weight of it trying to overwhelm me....but I try to remember that whom much is given, much is required, I would have to refuse my blessings to be free of the responsibility and burden that comes with it.....so instead, I pick some time to remember myself and spoil myself silly ....thank God for small favors 🥂
I absolutely LOVE what I do. It can be so tempting to get caught up in the stress of how fast life moves, but when I actually sit down and think about all that has happened in my life that once was a prayer, I am so thankful. Do you take the time and remember the things you once longed for that you now have? #takethetime#lookback
Posted at: 2019-07-16 04:26:12
My fave way to clean/ wash fresh produce 🍓 using lemon essential oil from #doterra. 🖤
I'm so excited to be heading to the Gold Coast in August to attend our annual conference 🤗⠀
Last year was my first time and boy did it blow my mind! It really cemented in me that I'm in the right place with the right people 💖⠀
Have you ever had that feeling you really belong somewhere and your apart of something pretty darn special? ⠀
I can't wait to catch up with my team as well as some other incredible women I've made such beautiful friendships with.
I haven’t posted on Instagram in one year (and two days)😱... and I don’t feel like I missed a thing, because I consciously chose to build a business that’s built on referrals. 😲
My income isn’t dictated by nonstop social media 📱 or chasing down 🏃🏼♀️ potential clients. It just requires that I be ridiculously clear on who I help and with what, and nurture relationships with people I love being around. .
If you’re a service-based entrepreneur who’s done with feeling chained to social media, crossing fingers 🤞🏼 and mentally chanting “Please day yes! Please say yes!” when you send a pitch or get on a sales call ☎️, or dealing with clients who ghost 👻 halfway through, my Sensitive Sales Workshops are for you! 🎉
Tap the link in my bio for the details @iamjesseley 🔍 We start next Monday! ⏳
Posted at: 2019-07-16 04:04:53
Are you more of a pool or beach lover?
Second pool day in a row 🏖✌🏻 THIS girl is living her best life.
Honestly, I used to be ALL about the beach, but having a three year-old, I find the pool way less stressful... Especially being my kiddo just likes to lounge on the steps and eat snacks. I mean Harper may be a spitting image of Peyton, but she’s 100% my child.
Will we make it a three-peat tomorrow?
Posted at: 2019-07-16 03:53:46
Where mom muscles are made...watering the coffee trees while carrying my almost 1 year old who wants to put her hand in the water the whole time. 💪🏻👶🏼💦🌱☕️
This project is very special and close to my heart. I am creating preschool activity boxes in collaboration with teacher @carladuminy. Available in Afrikaans and English.
The boxes will include the following: ◇ Dry-erase Activity books
◇ Dry-erase pens
◇ Colouring book
◇ "I spy" games
◇ Roadtrip Bingo
◇ Wooden Blocks *Each wooden block or toy is handpainted with non-toxic milk paint*