Have you heard that @rosemarywatson and @jennakutcher both have Instagram challenges this week? I'm signed up for both, and I'm excited to learn from them. Go check them out, and then come hold me accountable to follow through with their assignments!
// edmonton's a show off
this long weekend has been so lovely 🌸 i can't get over how pretty edmonton is in the spring — something about the warmth makes it come alive — i'm so glad i got a chance to say a quick hello and catch up with family and friends, even if i didn't catch up on sleep 😬🤷🏼♀️ #worklife
Do what you LOVE! 🌿
Last week @themallorys (aka the best people ever, please go follow them asap!) spent an afternoon with me in Richmond shooting some of my work for my new website. Aaron and Bethany have been such a blessing to me for the past three years (they shot our engagement and wedding!) and I am so honored to have them capture this awesome new life phase. I can't wait to share more! #themallorys#gratefulheartshop
Currently: glass of rosé in hand, surrounded by packed bags, & anxiously counting each of the 48 hours left until we leave for Europe. Traveling is one of my favorite things in life, but flying never gets any easier 🙈 anyone else feel the same?!
Enjoying all the fresh air we can before it get too hot in southern Louisiana for this northern Michigan momma to leave the AC ☺️
Bow: @gracefullymadeco (code: GMFRIENDS15)
Bracelet: @skiestreasuretrove (code: KADENCE15)
Peplum Top & Bloomers: @milachicboutique -- (code: MCBSUMMER)
I feel so blessed to be a part of celebrating the lives and memories of such amazing furry friends. This cutie is William Potato McBacon Duprie. Loving husband to his widow, Polly @williamandpolly and absolute best friend to Jacey @damselindior. ❤️
It's one thing to accomplish a milestone on your own but it's even more special to accomplish it with your best friend. 👨🏾🎓👩🏻🎓💖 Swipe 👈🏽 for a few of my fave pics from our graduation day last Friday! 🤗More on setarra.com 📲 Link in bio. #lifehappening
Sharing 5 snapshots on the blog today with a little weekend edition recap, like this beautiful mess from a local flower shop that I visited over the weekend. 💕 See what I was up to when you visit forallthingspretty.com or click the link in my profile.
Good news! I finally figured out what time we'll open June 5th! It will be 2 pm EST (so 1 pm central, 12 pm mountain and 11 am pacific). We will be open for 20 minutes! Hopefully plenty of time to make sure you order exactly what you're wanting (you can plan ahead by checking out all our products over @thegreyroseshop ) but if you want to get in and out quickly, message us to set up a reserved listing just for you. We'll send you a link to use to check out quickly! .
Since I'm not sure how many orders will be coming through I'm sticking with our 8 week turn around for now. But since we'll be all caught up on orders when we reopen (🙌🏻first time in MONTHS) we think we can get that turn around to be shorter soon. Thanks guys! We sure do appreciate your patience, kindness and overall amazing goodness you show us ❤️
wedding day // since i had been so inactive for a while + gained a lot of new followers (friends) I thought I'd catch everyone up... • I started The Freckled Goose (TFG) 3 years ago when I was 17...although it was under a different name. Karen's Kreations. I still cringe so hard when I say that and would prefer to just pretend it's a part of the past that never happened. THANKFULLY. That name got changed • That same year I met my now husband, we got married this February in Destin, Fl. The wedding of my dreams. Short & sweet with closest friends and immediate family only. Best day ever. My last name is now Beachy and we wed on the beach. There were lots puns made that weekend.🙌🏼 • I had my shop closed from November 2016 till about 2 weeks ago...I took the break saying I needed it to plan the wedding. But looking back I really needed that break to clear my head, refocus and really figure out where I'm headed with this. • We've now been married for 3 months and loving it more than ever. I'm thankful for all of the friends I've made through this little business of mine and those of you who stuck with me after I was absent for 6 months ❤🙌🏼 (shoutout to my sister @angela.martin.photography for the amazing pics❤)
I made a mandala while the rain showered down on me. Melissa grew these but they're past selling point, and it's so hard to toss them in the compost without honoring them somehow. Thank you, precious blossoms, for being so perfectly you. And for providing me with a joyful meditation practice after work today.
The med I had to emergency-stop taking is taking too long to leave my system. 💊 I'm not myself at all, and extremely depressed on top of it. Today I haven't gotten out of bed. It sucks. 😓 It happens. I'm trying to remind myself of the good things, like the best party I ever went to last month that had this balloon creation 🎈 by the birthday girl herself. It only helps for a minute, but it's better than not trying at all. I share these things to let you know self-love and mental health are non-linear journeys. 🎢 I may be a self-love coach, but that doesn't mean I don't have personal setbacks. Everyone does. It's delusional to assume anyone is happy 100% of the time or always feels in control. Know you're not alone. // 📷: Doug Sanford
Yesterday @ecbaltimore hosted a cruise for me and some blogger babes and it was a blast! They know me so well and had these balloons waiting for us at the table. I was hoping to get some cute photos but the wind had other ideas. Scroll through to see just a few of the blooper photos. 😹 Team work makes the dream work. @officegoth was a genius and tied some balloons to my vest. Hope you are having a meow-nificent Monday! 😽
"That’s the number one thing I learned, was to take care of myself more. Especially after getting married, I started to get some peace of mind, keeping everything in check including my mind, spirit, and body. I’m the type of person when I start something, I get lost in it. I have to remind myself to have fun with it and give myself a break at the same time. It’s so important to take care of yourself above all else." - Cecilia Do // @black.monochrome // @solidformstudio
Cece has a passion and big heart for creating and being a part of the art world. She reminds us the process is always changing and how putting ourselves first should always be a priority, whether that’s through health, discovering our passions, or letting go of the past. We admire her tenacity for life and how she’s stayed true to herself no matter what and we can’t wait to continue to see where Solid Form, her photography, or her future projects take her!
#CoffeeAndConvos x #SolidFormStudio x #BlackMonochrome
| s m a r t 🍪 c o o k i e | you guys. ive been sitting on the #nytimeschocolatechipcookies recipe for over five (yes, FIVE) years now and finally decided that today was the day. the dough needs to "age" for 36 hours...but being the impatient soul that i am i couldn't resist baking off 4 as a little sneak-preview rightthissecond. i can't quite speak to how awesome they are after a 36 hour chill, but HOT DAMN even with a quickie 2 hour rest these have got to be the best straight up #chocolatechipcookies to ever come out of my oven, and ive baked many! crispy edges, chewy center, huuuuge disks of #guittard semisweet chocolate, and a whopping 5" diameter. can this count as dinner if i eat it with a 🥛 ?!?
Summer is meant for fun! One of my favorite trends is the handpieces in the new Jaipur collection. This one has semi precious turqoise beads and under $50! Add the statement earrings and turn any basic summer clothes into an outfit! Shop the look in the link in my bio.
It's Monday. All I can think of is casual, casual casual...so here's some inspiration from my closet to yours: pair our Sector Swing Top with a pair of gray skinnies rolled above the ankle and Converse! Instant stylish casual look achieved! 🤓 Shop the link in profile to get your Pink OR Black Sector Swing Top today!
We've got just what the doctor ordered for a case of the Mondays on the blog today: chill pill CHOCOLATES!!! 🍫💕💊💕🍫 Tag your friends that you like to ~chilllll~ and eat chocolate with! 👇🏻👯 (Link in profile)
It's official. The summer tune is gonna be "Rollin" by Calvin Harris. I used to listen to Calvin back in the day when he sang in his own tunes and "Flashback" was the ultimate jam. With this new song (and "Slide"), my love for him has been resurrected. His album is going to be fire. Fun fact: I named my kitten after him.
In order to trust those crazy ideas, it's also important to trust when it's time to hit the couch and binge watch some Netflix. We hope you guys gave those crazy ideas of yours some more thought today and can't wait to see all the amazing things you do!
pic by @jordanbrittley