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Kristan Carroll  “you create your own opportunities” YL PLATINUM 💁🏻‍♀️ planner lover, yoga dreamer, oil obsessor, plant eater/hoarder🌱

I used to say I had a black thumb. I’ve killed many plants. Even succulents and cacti- which people say you can’t kill. 🙋🏻‍♀️ I succeeded though. But then a shift happened. Slowly I was able to learn how to actually care for plants.
The secret to keeping them alive? Being intentional. Choosing to be intentional with the plants I bring into our home. A simple choice. Life is filled with them. We’re all a product of our own choices.
I chose to have a black thumb for awhile. 🖤 And then I chose to have a green one. 💚

Planting Lavender on the YL farm. The amazing @patty.snow was abel to speak with Fidel, one of the farm workers and translate. If you’re on our team go in the group and read her experience. If you’re not- he just shared how much he loved and missed Gary. How he was either down on the Farm with them getting his hands dirty or inviting them into his home for dinner. Seeing Fidel speak with such emotion brought tears to my eyes.
Talking with those that actually knew the founder of YL personally- they have nothing but admiration and respect for him. Grateful for this company and all it stands for. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Next week I’ll be back in the mountains with my favorite people. It’s a work trip- but honestly, it feels more like a girls weekend. Eeeepppp!!! Who’s coming? Who do i get to see in the Mountains of Utah?

(1/3) There’s this whole slew of motherhood empowerment going on. I see it in my newsfeed. I see it in my community. Women lifting up other women. Sharing posts and meme’s of how we need to stop putting our sisters down and start rising them up. I am obsessed with this movement.
There’s a quote that I love. Your opinion of me is none of my business. I whole heartedly agree with this statement. However I am not blind to the fact that this rarely rings true. For some reason we always seem to learn others opinions of us.

This has been my truth. Reading words that are spoken over myself, as a mother and my kids, as- well… children.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me is the biggest lie we were told growing up. Because I can tell you that those words spoken about my children, typing this right now has me in tears and my heart ripped wide open. I know they are just words, and that it’s only one person… or maybe a few peoples opinion of me or my children (or everyone’s? 🤦🏻‍♀️ Jesus be near). But it’s still hard.

Am I a horrible mother? Am I raising my children right? Am I ruining them? Will they need years of therapy?  Are they the ‘weird homeschool kids’? (LOL)

These are things I struggle with on a daily basis. I honestly don’t know if I’m getting it right. I have a list of things I want them to grow up with. Knowing Jesus, having compassion & empathy, manners in the form of Yes Ma’am and No Sir. Saying please and thank you. Looking for those struggling and helping them.  The list goes on.

There are days when I think I have this all down… I’m doing my best and that’s all I can do. And then I read those words and the wind gets completely knocked out of those sails, hitting me right in my core. Causing all those insecurities to rise up... cont’d in comments.

Felt pretty spoiled this Mothers Day.
Spending time with my mom. Her and my dad gifting me some sentimental (ginormous) Aloe that originated in my Oompa’s yard (he was #urbanjungle-ing before it was a thing). With one of his ceramic planters 😭😍 Having someone to go plant shopping with who actually enjoyed it and didnt complain or make me feel rushed.
Added so many to the growing #plantfamily
Not only did i find my very own #monsteradeliciosa but was able to get mom one too. 😍💕 I woke up to Adelyn bringing me a cup of coffee she made herself and the boys actually got along decently. & I was able to FaceTime with my Grams whom I miss dearly. #mondayreflection

I remember living in TN dreaming of my kids playing in white sand with salty hair. I didn’t know how it would happen but I knew that it would. The ocean has always called and I’m so glad we answered.

I spy a new leaf inside a new leaf. 😍 #dwarfbanana

One giant history lesson in St. Augustine. // We have been wanting to visit since we moved to Florida. But usually life just happens. “We’ll got next week” or “next month” turns into never. Just like the 22 years spent in MI and never visiting Mackinac Island 😭🤦🏻‍♀️. So that morning we just said “let’s go” and we went. We saw. We did. .
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#staugustine #history #homeschool #handsonlearning #learningthroughlife #freedom #florida #oldflorida #travel #familylife #cemetery

It’s rare that we’re out and about and able to cool off with a treat. So when we see “dairy free” we indulge.

Reasons Young Living is my DREAM JOB/BUSINESS:

1. I have no college degree & making over 6-figures. 🙀 #pinchme
2. It's taken 3 years to get to that.
3. In those 3 years I've been able to be home spending time, time we’ll never get back, with my kids.
4. YL has sent us on amazing vacations- Belize, Honduras.. and HELLO Ecuador later this year.
5. The cost to start was $160, for something I was buying regardless.
6. I'm simply sharing something I believe in with all my heart (whether it's the oils, products or biz!)
7. I'm currently writing this sitting on a beach watching my kids build sandcastles but I’ll probably post it while laying in bed on a Monday! I can work from anywhere, my bed, the ocean, park with the kids....
8. I'm my own boss. When I want to work I work, when I don't, I don't. When we want to up and drive to Michigan on a whim or go to Disney World for a few days- we go, I don't have to ask permission.
9. Craig doesn't have to slave at a job he hates. I get to watch him bring to life his dreams/passion.
10. I run a business that currently brings in $3,000,000+ in sales a year & I get to run it on my time, my terms & I get to have FUN doing it.
11. I work alongside my BFF's!!! I literally get paid to cheer them on, to help & watch them succeed. It's INSANE!
12. This biz will be trusted to my children when they are adults, which can then be trusted to their children in adulthood. I mean, is there a better way to set them up for financial success other than a residual income that will just continue to grow & grow? Generational wealth y'all!
13. I have met 100's of people who have made me a better human. Who have become friends, friends I would not know without this business. Friends I couldn’t imagine not in my life.
14. I've been able to learn my strengths. Strengths that I never viewed as strengths prior. And I'm able to utilize those strengths to maximize my potential (as a human & as a business owner).
15. This paycheck comes & grows whether I work or not... BUT #iLoveMyJob so always working!!!! ((Cont’d in comments))

Always a magical time. See you in a week Mickey.

He’s the baby. I don’t really think of him as a 5 year old. Until I snap a picture like this and wonder how does he look so grown. 😍😭 #abelcash

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