#messybeautiful

MOST RECENT

Oh today... so far consists of fighting boys, baby stuck on hip cuz he's not feeling good and has been screaming/crying any time I put him down... and me trying to take care of budget and bills over phone while all littles scream.. 😥😥😣😑 trying to pass them out so I can burn a much needed workout and yes I took couple bites of needed pie 😶😔 hoping i can sneak out so far my 2 attempts Garret wakes instantly .... ☹ #stressed #crazykids #sooffroutine #leanonGod #tryingtocontrolchaos #momlife #messybeautiful #craycray #coachlife

I never leave home without these favourites stashed in my purse! They are my PUREfumes, mood balancers, motivators, spirit connectors and heart healers. Not a day goes by where I don’t fall in love with these oils all over again. Health is a complex puzzle... there are so many pieces to fit together to make the picture complete and whole. If you are not considering your emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing, you are missing a vital component. For example, we can strengthen our heart with cardiovascular exercise... but what about helping our heart heal from emotional stress or past traumas? These tiny bottles have such a larger offering...
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These oils are so much more to me than just empowering tools for physical wellness... my emotional and spiritual wellness is equally important. .
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#thewholepicture #holistichealth #holistichealing #holisticliving #holisticwellness #holisticwellbeing #essentialoils #purefume #mood #heart #spirit #soul #wellness #health #emotions #spirituality #thismessybeautifullife #messybeautiful #messybeautifulessentials #lovemyoils #doterra

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Btw I also do hair, and love doing messy relax up do’s I created this for the funny and beautiful @aliboombali 🌟
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#bridalupdo #briedsmaidupdo #messyupdo #torontohair #weddinghair #bridalmakeupartist #gtamakeupartist #relaxhair #messybeautiful #manigatmua #hairstyle #bridalhairstyles

In the wise words of a friend, "Coffee first, otherwise there may be no joy." That's real.
What's your go to drink???

Surround yourself with a tribe that encourages you AND challenges you, loves you AND forgives you, makes you laugh AND cries with you, talks all night AND sits with you in silence.
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Pursue the unanswerable together - this is living well.
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Tag your tribe.
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#LObeautiful #makinglifebeautiful #rachelnaomiremen #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #beinspired #beinspirational #beauty #beautyseeker #beautyintheeveryday #messybeautiful #shopgood #shopsmall #ethicallymade #shopethical #purchasewithpurpose #knowwhomadeit #fairtrade #findyourtribe #tribe

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I earned every scar, wrinkle, freckle, jiggle, trauma and quirky imperfection I have .... they are all a part of this extremely powerful, emotionally charged, super intense, overwhelmingly eye opening and sometimes brutally painful and hard to swallow journey I’ve been on. As a recovering addict, survivor of suicide attempts and eating disorders, to be FREE of those things.... I mean to be TRULY ALIVE, dancing, laughing, LIVING, FEELING everything from blissful happiness to the deep darkness of heartbreak and not wanting to numb any of it... is a freaking MIRACLE and I am GRATEFULAF.
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I hope if someone out there is suffering like I have, you hear this message today and know that THERE IS HOPE for a better life... you CAN love yourself again I PROMISE, but you have to TRUST and BELIEVE it’s possible and do the necessary-beautiful- messy-ugly work to face your demons. Just PLEASE never give up no matter how shitty things seem. Reach out to someone or even me. September is National Suicide Awareness month and as it is approaching I am feeling uncontrollably empathetic for my fellow strugglers but blessed that the Universe has allowed me to be here for others.
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That is all ❤️.
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#takebackyourpower #youcanalwaysstartagain #soberAF #recoveryispossible #youareworthit #theworldneedsyou #painismypower #REALAF #beastmode #messybeautiful #mycomebackgameisstrong

This is something I am told regularly, I provide a safe place for others to be themselves. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of and continue to strive for every single day. I 💗 supporting others in finding their voices and expressing them to learn how to be their authentic selves. 🙏🏻🙌 The only way for me to be able to do this is to be me, messy, beautiful, vulnerable me. 💕 #wegotthis #boymom #vulnerability #messybeautiful #ilovemylife #healthyliving #iloveme #proudtobeme

“Stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to colour everything beautiful you’re doing right.” ~ Rachel Hollis
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My mantra for the week! I will not let fear stand in my way.
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#LObeautiful #makinglifebeautiful #rachelhollis #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #beinspired #beinspirational #beauty #beautyseeker #beautyintheeveryday #messybeautiful #shopgood #shopsmall #ethicallymade #shopethical #purchasewithpurpose #knowwhomadeit #fairtrade

There are good days and bad days but mostly there are moments. .
Moments when they are screaming or hitting each other, when they won’t share their light sabers or their my little pony which became the most coveted toy in the world...5 minutes ago. There are moments when emotions are high and I see their frustration and anger well up. When they feel misunderstood. When it’s hard, so hard to not be the center of attention because you are important, dang it, and the story you have to tell is the best one in the history of stories. .
There are moments when we have time to listen. When only one person has a story to tell and everyone else is too tired to interrupt. There are moments when we understand each other. When we see each other. When we hold hands and rub backs. When we share toys and all come running with open arms when someone gets hurt. There are moments when the words we say are “come play with me.” And “your my best bubby.”
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There are ALL the moments. .
Who knew they’d be so hard?
And so good?
And so ugly and awful
And utterly magical?
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What’s it like for you?
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#momof4 #parenting #thisparentinggig #messybeautiful #brutiful #notforthefaintofheart #help

A little windy on the lake today... the water is all stirred up and things are not as clear as usual but I know when the wind dies down for a few day, things will settle and ever so naturally become clear again xx #wildfaith #lakelife #family #messybeautiful

Dating my hubby last night and shit. Left foot, right foot and breathing our way through Downtown Disney. You will notice my fanny pack is bigger than my head (to distract you from noticing I desperately need a hairchop for my hair helmet😊 Dear Lord). I only tried on the bedazzled Mini ears because if we bought them we could not send our kids to college. It’s good to just be us for a bit. To literally just breathe. Laugh a little. Get on each other’s nerves a lot because reality. And then laugh some more. LIFE just keeps going and we do too. And I kinda love us. I really do. #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy #thisonelife #littleblackdress #datenights #thatsmyguy #magicinthemess #hopingitforward #messybeautiful #perfectlyimperfect #badassery #togetherwecan #getupgetdressed #justshowup #choosejoy

Summer berries with whipped cream for the win on This HOT day!!
Dairy free,
gluten free
and sugar free of course. •rinse your favorite berries, place in bowl, add the whipped cream + fresh mint and you have the best summer snack. •

This week has been so good and full. Our kids were accepted to a new school all last min! Like YESTERDAY- we’ve been running around like Crazy People getting them Enrolled. (best Part our son is in class with our friends daughter and we ARE so pumped.) •

BACK to SCHOOL with 3 kids is NO joke.. the clothing (I’ve never been more excited about uniforms) - the school supplies - the BAck to School nights - So many moving pieces!! But within all the “stuff”- I’m pumped for them- seeing them excited for this new opportunity is what #momlife is all about.....and Thankful so so thankful we finished All the “in- between” moments this week and The new year is TOMORROW 💁🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🍾. I mean school year of course. Cheers friends happy Tuesday!
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#mycommontable #heydearmakesamess #nothingisordinary #momlife #goopmake #howisummer #realtalk #foodstories #cookit #summerberries #marthastewart #food52grams #feedfeed #beautifulmess #messybeautiful #huffposttaste #desertlife

My mother-in-law passed away suddenly last week and although we are reeling from the grief, we are celebrating an incredible life well lived.
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She poured out her life to others and made a beautiful life by what she gave. As we have shared the news of her passing, we have had the pleasure of hearing how she deeply impacted others.
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She loved God. She loved others. She is with her Saviour.
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#LObeautiful #makinglifebeautiful #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #beinspired #beinspirational #beauty #beautyseeker #beautyintheeveryday #messybeautiful #lifewelllived #celebratelife

“You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep”
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#fridakahlo #fridakahloinspired #victoriaandalbertmuseum #selfportrait #selfie #flowersinmyhair #fridakahloinspired #messybeautiful #📸 @anniejamesarmst

My latest FB live detailing the #messybeautiful of creating is up. This week I’m talking about my three pronged approach to #getshitdone (link in bio)... cause I’ve been having a little trouble in that department. #ohsummer 😉
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#rubyslipperschoolofmagic #bossbabe #bosslady #writerslife #writersofinstagram #creativelife #girlboss #planning #accountability #memoir
#messybeautiful #fuckthehighlightreel #vulnerability #visibility #keepingitreal #backstage #livefromthetrenches #femininepractices #magic #trustsurrenderleap

My favourite shape of packages (and favourite content) #scrapbooking #projectlifebyguna #messybeautiful #projectlife #paperoamo

Taking baby steps towards talking about issues like #whiteprivilege that feel so huge to tackle, I am sharing another very real and intimately challenging topic. (More about the former topic in soon to be explored posts.) Authenticity on social media.

I know how to be authentic. It’s something I value highly. Right alongside creativity and kindness. But when I go to write on social media, it’s like my mind goes blank and I forget how to speak the way I do with a friend. I watch others (and yes, compare myself) how they share with authentic grace with seemingly little effort which also feels inauthentic. So then I end up just sharing a picture with very few words and call it good.

How do we speak about the things close to our hearts, the challenges we are going through, the big emotions we are processing HERE on social media? It’s baffling to me...and also intriguing.
So, to challenge myself (because my life isn’t challenging enough working full time with three young kids🙃) I am posting here about my real challenge with mess...and of course the authenticity thing is rolled in too.

You can see from this picture that my kitchen counter is covered in papers and dishes. I didn’t have a chance to also show you the living room rug covered in crumbs and cat hair or the overflowing baskets of laundry. (My phone died while taking this photo, and while it was charging, I cleaned up). I broke down with the kids on Saturday as I explained to them why I don’t play with them. “I can’t relax in this mess! Even while I’m sitting here on the floor, my mom eyes just see all the cat hair and chip crumbs all over the rug! Am I the only one who sees these?!?” Daniel (my 9 year old) bends down to look and says “ oh yeah, I see it now!” I told them how I feel like a bad mom when the house is dirty and also when I’m not playing with them...and how these thoughts make me feel completely 🥜. Then we laughed, and I felt better... And I realized how sometimes talking about the mess really can help.
I also feel that this little post has helped me tap into my authenticity. That wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. Thanks, @lunarfossil for the advice and nudge!

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