Today on my way home for lunch there was a guy driving behind me with insane, angry road rage. Honking, throwing his arms out the window, and swerving - all because we were behind a small flat-bed with its flashers on and none of us could pass him. We all stopped at the stoplight and he was yelling and swearing out the window. I suppose he had to be somewhere, apparently faster than we all were moving, and I just thought to myself, jeez people are mean sometimes. Then I turned on my street and passed a sign for a lemonade stand. Got home, scooped up Stella and 2 bucks, and walked to the corner. The kids had 3 signs (one of which was a picture on cardboard for a person saying “yum yum yum”). They had lemonade, ice for 25 cents extra, popcorn for $1.50, and an extension cord running from their house to the boom box that was cranking tunes right next to them. I walked home knowing all of their ages, knowing who’s stopped for them today (including 2 police officers and whoever Chloe from across the street is). I walked with a good cup of homemade lemonade and a smiling heart. And I thought man, kids are awesome. Let’s be more like kids. Smile and wave at someone for no reason. Enjoy a cold glass of lemonade. Let someone new get to know you. Take your time and crank some good music. Don’t let life drag you down.
Life lately has been a lot of me saying over and over to myself “I can ONLY do what I can DO”. I can’t do everything and that doesn’t mean I’ve failed. It means life and love and work and home is busy and putting a lot on my plate all at once right now. But if I know that I’m TRYING and doing the best I can do, that is success. Easier said than done sometimes 🤷🏻♀️ But celebrating small successes is better than making lists of everything I haven’t done. It’s all about perspective. Life is too short to worry about my mountains that haven’t moved yet. I definitely can’t do it all, but I can be •happy• every day.
God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy ☀️🍻☀️
“Does this angle make my underbite look big?” - Stella 🐶 She’s healthy as a horse again this year! Well, a 7.4 lb horse. Gained 1/2 a pound from last year - time to get the Briggs girls in summer shape 🐶👙🤣
Oh man, I have missed this on my Wednesday nights this year 🏐 Too late to sign up so I guess we’ll have to show up every few weeks at our 8pm time slot to enjoy a 🍺 and some ☀️ and observe 🙃
• friday night feels• back at it and it feels so good 🚤
woof • happy wednesday 🐾
I had a party tonight. Well, it was a pizza & painting party. And not the corks + canvas kind. The kitchen cabinet-painting kind. Lemme know if you want an invite to the next one ✌🏻 My painting posse is the 💣
• I had all intentions of taking a picture of me & Mom on the boat today as my dad cruised us around the lake, but got caught up in the sun and breeze and waves (oops ☀️), so this one from the night of my birthday will have to do • Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I don't know what I would do without your compassionate heart, giving spirit, and silly happy Friday Bitmoji texts 😉 love you forever and ever ❤️
Birthday dinner last night with the fam bam was awesome, like always. I sure am a lucky girl 💕💕💕
Birthday lunch with my dad was one of the best parts of my day 🎉 and we finished off with a sorbet flight 🍧
• day off • Woke up whenever I wanted, lots of puppy snuggles, and a relaxing massage at the spa. I'd say my 30s started pretty great 😍
Coincidentally, I spent the last night of my 20s with this one, on her deck, drinking wine and solving life's problems. I was probably with her on the last night of my previous decade too. And I couldn't be more thankful for that. 💕💕💕
Today I was spoiled like crazy by the women I work with ❤️❤️❤️ I have tomorrow off so today we had (pre-) 30th birthday celebrations 🎉🎉🎉 They were in my office on the 30 of every hour, with some new gift or special moment..🤣🤣 7:30 -- Showed up to work to have my door and chair decorated 8:30 -- 30 blows 9:30 -- 30 rocks & 30 + flirty 10:30 -- 30 is the shits 11:30 -- 30 is old as dirt 12:30 -- Birthday lunch 🙂 1:30 -- 30 sucks 2:30 -- Cheesecake (it's our birthday tradition) 3:30 -- Wine all you want You can see all the hourly goodies on my desk in the final picture. I thought today would be any other day, just with lunch ordered in...little did I know 😊 I am so lucky and so thankful and had theeee best day ❤️❤️❤️ Seriously, SO HAPPY.
New day. New month. Grateful heart. 🖤 Happy May Day 🌸🌻🌷
It's hard to imagine life without this little fluff-butts that came into my life 2 years ago. She might be just a dog who begs for a bite every once in awhile, but she also begs for my attention and begs for my love - which filled a spot in my heart back then that I really needed filled. I remember feeling so excited and proud to take her home with me that day. I also remember I couldn't find a collar small enough for her and I used to be so scared that I got a dog who was too small to even go up and down the stairs 🤣 fyi: she can do stairs now. Happy gotcha day Stella Marie ❤️ I'm still excited and proud to be your mama ••• And now lots of pictures of the cutest ball of fluffy there ever was, because I'm totally that dog mom 🐶
Get ready with me! 🙋🏻 Swipe 👉🏻 to see the Before ➕ After!
(Angry Orchard) Rosé all day • ciders and girl talk 🍻🌷🍻
I put together some eye shadow samples this morning for a friend 🤗🤗 These things are SO SO SO pigmented, a little goes a looooong way. They will last you fo-eva -- give it a try and you'll realize how true that is! PM me or get in touch if you want any samples for yourself!!
Good thoughts only today ☀️☀️
Gracelyn's baptism today 🌟🌟🌟
This is my pretty sista-in-law and it is her BIRTHDAY today 🎈🎈🎈 She's pretty cool, pretty kind, pretty selfless, pretty compassionate, beautiful inside + out, and pretty much one of thee coolest chicks I know. Any of us are lucky to have this human in our lives. Thank god she puts up with my brother 🤣 Happy Birthday beautiful girl!
I loved this as soon as I saw it. And I've come back to read it a few different times since then. It just really resonates for some reason. It can be so easy to get caught up in things or certain situations or troubles - whether big or small. And they can really take a toll on your heart if you let these things run your life. But we can't do that to ourselves, let other things run our life. WE run our own life. Yes there are some things that are not in our control and we can not change (see: Serenity Prayer). But it is such a privilege to be alive; to have what we have. I guarantee that every single one of us has something that someone else wishes or prays for. And it's way too easy to get caught up in taking that for granted. There's some piece of beauty in even our mundane daily tasks - waking up, talking to whoever you talk to, doing whatever you do - so enjoy your privilege today. I know I will 🖤
We're supposed to get snow today!!! 😩😩😩 So I decided to boycott and make my look spring-y today ••• 🌷 Bare Metals on my eyes: Rose-Colored Glasses + Gilded Lily 🌷 Creme Brûlée ELC on my lips ••• Stay warm friends!!!! Spring will be here eventually 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻