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ELLA FRANCES  Mama. Wife. Yoga Teacher. Designer. Cook. Empowering People. Sharing Stories & Plant-based Recipes. 🌿 #ellafranceshome 💌 ella@ellafrances.com

Noah is 16 months old this week. I can’t believe it. He has turned into a toddler in front of my eyes. He points at pictures of himself I have framed in the house and says “baby”. Nooo... I thought you were going to stay my baby forever? .
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“More” is his new favorite word. It is so amazing he can communicate with me. His favorite animals are bears and “meow meow” our cat Marvyn. He loves to throw things and make loud noises and say “boom” he falls or trips and says “boom” too. If you come hang out, he will mostly likely ask you to read him a story, give you a hug and blow you a kiss goodbye.
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Thank you for choosing me to be your mama sweet boy. 🍎 .
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#gratitude #grateful #16monthsold #appleorchard #boymama #motherhood #slowdown #appleofmyeye

It is rainy and chilly in Minneapolis. So, I am making a big batch of my Vegetable Bolognese for dinner tonight. Super fast and easy to throw together for a weekday meal. Check out the recipe with the link in my profile. I also made my first recipe video for this one. Whoa! Let me know what you think! 🍅 .
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#vegetarianrecipes #veganrecipes #vegan #vegetarian #veggies #weekdaydinner #quickdinner #easymeal #health

What’a weekend. The way they look at each other... I mean does it get any better than this?! 😍
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#fatherson #justlikedad #govikes #vikings #minnesota #minneapolis #haihaimpls #sundayfunday

May your Sunday be peaceful, relaxing and joyful. 🍁☀️

My husband took me on a date over the weekend. We have been doing “day dates” while the weather is nice outside and have gone golfing, practiced yoga and done activities that we can’t bring our sweet Noah to do just yet. .
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Yes, it is hard to find time to go to the dentist, practice self care, and make time for each other. Let alone make time to go on a “date”! It is easier to “divide and conquer” or “when the babysitter comes over, let’s work on the house and attack the to do list” and clean the house after the baby goes to sleep. .
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We are two imperfect people that love each other and try really hard to make time for our marriage. I’d choose him over folding laundry, dishes and finishing house projects any day! .
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New mamas, seasoned parents, married couples, what do you do to prioritize time with each other? Do you schedule dates? Practice yoga together? .
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#gratitudepractice #motherhood #marriage #costarica #nosara #throwbackthursday #weddingday #lovecantwaite #parenthood

I found myself cleaning my house rather than playing outside. What was I thinking? It is gorgeous outside today!🍁 .
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Can you make time to enjoy the weather today? Get outside? The dishes, laundry, emails and social media will all be here later when the sun goes down. ☀️ .
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#sunshine #fall #breeze #adventuretime #getoutside #optoutside #minneapolis

This little boy has such a big heart. He loves so deeply and is very generous with his heart. He makes friends with every living creature that comes his way. I am so proud, but at the same time I think this comes naturally to children. I am taking a cue from my son on this one and smiling, waving and saying ‘hello’ to strangers today. Can we make the world a better place one ‘hello’ at a time?! 👋🏻❤️
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#toddlermom #boymom #toddler #bigheart #smile #peacebewithyou #love #happiness #inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are enjoying the day and planning for a fun long weekend. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to those that are new. .
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My name is Ella and run a lifestyle blog and freelance business. I am a mother to a beautiful little boy named Noah. Beautiful, yes, he gets mistaken for a girl all of the time. My husband and I eloped on the beach in Costa Rica. It was the best day (17 days) of my life. I am passionate about plant based food, healthy lifestyle and yoga. I basically live in yoga pants and eat a lot of plants. We have a huge garden in our backyard and love this time of year. Bring on the tomatoes! 🍅 .
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I have been teaching yoga for 4 years and practicing as a student for 11! I’m trained as a 200 hour yoga teacher in vinyasa, yoga sculpt and prenatal yoga. If I’m not at the yoga studio, cooking in my kitchen, on a walk or at a park... I’m most likely writing for my blog. On my blog, I write about motherhood, plant based recipes, design and all sorts of topics that I hope make your life better, easier and happier. .
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I’m on a mission to make this little space I have here more social. That is what this is right? social media?! So, there is a little bit about me. Could you comment below and let me know if you made it this far and introduce yourself to me? ☀️👋🏻
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#socialmedia #introduction #blogger #moresocial #motherhood #healthylifestyle #plantbased #vegan #vegetarian #happiness #yoga #yogateacher #design #interiordesign

A steady and constant theme for today.. “how do you face challenge with grace and breath?” Whether the challenges we face are physical and external or mental and emotional... We all experience challenge. To deny that, I’d say you are denying being human.
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Sometimes this little app hides the real story, the challenges, struggles and inner critic. Not everyone wants to share that dirty laundry, so this space turns into a highlight reel. Check in, is your scrolling making you happy or are you comparing your life to others on the internet? .
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Okay, now time to put the phone down and go out there and enjoy this beautiful summer day! See ya later friends. ☀️ .
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#justsayin #checkin #dropin #createoverconsume #highlightreel #minneapolis #motherhood #slowliving #happiness #inspiration #girlwashyourface

Milwaukee was such a cool city and surprised me with its vegan and vegetarian friendly food options! .
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This place is called Strange Town and is a trendy vegan cocktail bar with plant based food! We were waiting for a bow to be wrapped around a present and stopped in. The black lemonade, tomato galette and samosas were my favorite. It is a must try my friends. 👌🏻
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#vegan #vegetarian #vegancocktails #happyhour #plantbased #milwaukee #wisconsin

He insists on walking everywhere now. All by himself.
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I’m holding back the tears and full of mixed emotions as I watch my baby transform into a toddler. He fell asleep on my chest this morning and wrapped his sweet little arms around me.. I stayed there for a little bit longer and I will remember it forever. .
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#emotional #motherhood #slowliving #slowmotherhood #toddler #babywalking #walkingbaby #onthemove #happybabywaite

On the agenda today... get my house back in order and lots of laundry. After a long weekend away, why is there always so much laundry? Let’s just take a moment to admire this adorable seating area that is in nice order. Okay, moment is over.. back to work I go. 🤪
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#milwaukee #wisconsin #lakemichigan #journeymanhotel #kimptonhotels #kimpton #motherhood #laundry

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