Double tap is this picture sums up how you are feeling today! Saturday's are for cheering on your son at baseball and being uber impressed at his mad skills, for going to photograph newborn puppies m, and for celebrating that you still have OJ from the weeks mimosas 😂🤣 What are you celebrating today?
Current mood? Best. Year. Ever. Anyone else feeling excited today? Today, I sipped mimosas helping boss leaders get a plan for the gram! Can I get a witness of how much it helps having goals and a vision for social media!? I mean I've felt days where the last thing I want it to be social but having a vision to connect with the gramstand (see why I did there? Like grandstand... get it??) helps me get over myself (cough cough live videos use to scare me cough cough.) So I'm starting a club. A no more posting scary lit selfies club. A no more omgwhatdoiposttoday- club. A omg I feel reliefgram club. A gram that is branded club. A movement of people who connect to people that trust each other so much they buy from each other. All while rocking socks, laughing hard at ourselves and building something great together! Today, things are changing for some bosses, and I want you to get a jacket too! Hosting another workshop this month. Let me know if you want a jacket cause you can totally sit with us. 😘 shout out to @darnell_d_mac, @tracyleanna and @sambuyshouses! Go follow them!! Also, thanks to @marilynggarcia for my perfect planner!!
Oh hello again my sequin table clothes and mimosa glasses with ribbon bow accessories set out for the morning. Haven't seen you since my last Instagram workshop I set up here in my living room. 😘 You ready for round two you of teaching some bosses how to brand the gram? Me too. Ready to show them how to plan, prepare, and bring their brand onto the gram? Good, good. Raise your hand (and your wine glass 😂👌🏻) if you need this class online so I can teach your my brand Boss ways!🙋🏼🙋🏼🙋🏼
Where are my moma lions? Double tap my warrior woman who make the devil terrified! What God is building in you will directly effect your children. Take it seriously. Self investment is relational wealth. Get as hungry to build that as you are about your brand. You are a reflection of your thoughts, your mindset, your habits, and your kids are watching you. What will they mirror? Take your mental health seriously. Invest into surrounding yourself with love leaders. If you want to kill giants of fear, doubt and insecurity,hang out with the giant killers. ❤️ image by @lecia_m
Do you ever wake up on random days and wish it was your birthday? I do because this sweet guy always makes me feel like the ultimate queen Birthday Babe especially today !!! 😭😍❤️ He 1.) got me a chalk board from @hearthandhandmagnolia 2.) Took me to @target and said I could wander around as long as I wanted and gave me his gift card to spend (dream life right ladies???) 3.) just drove me to @hobbylobby. 4.) promised me pizza for dinner. 5.) he is taking me to go cuddle puppies. Seriously, do I need anything else in life right now? No. 🤣😂❤️I feel so blessed to spend my day with such a sweet man... and he's super fine too so that also enjoyable 😘😂🙌🏼 #godisgood
Starting off my birthday weekend classy with a side of sassy!!! Raise your hand if you agree that I should have cupcakes every day twice a day???? 🙌🏼 Starting off this 31 thing right!! Join the party on my stories!!
Don't puppies just make you happy? I mean seriously. I confessed to one of my babes that I'm writing content for today that I lost myself in the hustle recently. Can you relate? Confessions of a boss babe is what I should call my branding meetings as we go deep... really deep...The pressure to produce and perform is not a good look on anyone- trust me. We've all felt it at times but living in that is like being a slave because the pressure of life produces more pressure not peace. I slowed down long enough to hear God. To sit and listen to His heart and hear it in my soul. Be still. I realized I needed to make a list of what made my soul happy. To find me again. It was hard. I had nothing written down outside of my family. But then, Puppies made it the list, and not too long after, this little peanut was born. It was like once I realize it, 3 little nuggets came into my life and bam, happy snuggles. I know they will bring as much joy to their new families as they have to me. I'm happy that my love for baby poochies was found and I got to snuggle them as I healed parts of me that had been forgotten. This one is my favorite poochie because she eats upside down, loves snacks the most and cries when she is not being snuggled or eating. Pretty much my spirit animal 😂🤣😂🤣
She left her clip on earrings on the counter today. When your 11, and your still figuring out your style, there are casualties and style debris left behind. These were the lonely pieces and in their place a sequin red headband was chosen over them. The coffee is almost gone now, lukewarm. It's been reheated too many times. The house is quiet and I looked down to see this display realizing what a gift it is to share our stories with each other through pictures and captions that make strangers friends. Stories that speak volumes by the way we display the pieces our our lives and let people touch the pieces of our hearts. Maybe you got me a little more from knowing the coffee has been around a while. Maybe you know my house isn't full of neat counters but full of children's lost things waiting to be found as they find themselves. Maybe, you'd find yourself in my story and know we have a lot in common. Sharing is intentional, and its purposeful because beyond the highlights of neatly displayed boxes there are people still becoming. I am still becoming. I am still finding myself and as I sat at the kitchen table setting out to plan this month, I realized what a gift sharing our stories truly are. In those stories we communicate something so much richer than we realize and in those stories we share our hearts with each other. In our stories, our brands emerge, our why's emerge until the pieces are no longer earrings on a table and the last sip of coffee waiting to happen, but the richness of a soul that reaches outward to say I see beauty in the profound simplicity of someone who is in process and aren't we all beautiful. Sometimes we need someone to see the beauty in our becoming and that is where lives are changed. We need someone to see us and our gifts and tell us what they see. That is what I am. A seer of what someone can become and a creator of the stage to get them there....
Current mood? Wine. 🤣👌🏻 Once upon a time you had a long day and the couch is snuggling you hard. Slouchy sweat shirt became the new little black dress in this fairy tale. You gave it all and some more... You adulted and momed so hard that your man crush pours the wine as a silent celebration to the investment you made into the people you love. He's still cute. You decide to keep him. 😘The littles are cleaning the kitchen. They hate it but you know it will help them become more responsible adults.... even if they don't agree. 😜While they clean, you calculate the cost of eating out every night forever... and decide it's completely realistic, logical and reasonable. Maybe today's not the day to make that choice... but YOLO. 😂 you think about all of the moments you lead hard and know even though they can't see the love, it's not small leadership. Love always has a huge return. Love always leaves a mark... and loving them sometimes means celebrating a no cavity dentist visit, and a conversation about the importance of loving each other fiercely. So to all of the other momas out there, I cheer my wine glass to you, because you are leaving a mark even if it doesn't feel like it. So, breath and know the little moments of love matter... also, I hope you eat out everyday happily ever after with no dishes and laundry forever amen. 😂🤣 image by @bailey.t.hurley
Sundays are for celebrating with doughnuts....anddddddd parenting little hearts who sometimes need extra leadership when it comes to gratitude. Ever feel like sometimes you get thrown parenting plot twists you had no idea were coming?? Then you're not sure what to say to help correct and redirect your beloved little leaders in the making? Today consisted of a mixture of We are so proud of you! Let's go get you a doughnut. And then in a plot twist no one saw coming, turned into...omg what in the world, did not see that coming, why is he crying and we love you that's why we are leading you..... And yes, it all happened because of a doughnut celebration. And so, Sunday plot twists are the ground in which we sow seeds into the tiny hearts who need them... cheers to Sunday's raising Kings and Queens in the making!! And having the best team mate to high five with at the end of the day 😁 You've got this mom boss babes! Photo by @theeverygirl_
I'm overwhelmed by the faithfulness of God... there have been so many times growing up hearing people say this and feeling like those are nice Jesus words. So many moments people felt them in their core but I didn't. Pain spoke louder than His faithfulness at times. Pain carried over and left me wondering where were You?!? instead of leaving me in wonder of Him. I know those heart cries so well, but He showed me, and all my soul can say over and over again is God Is Faithful. I've seen His faithfulness in ways I never have before. I've seen His heart in ways I never have before. This is who He is... and no amount of pain carried from any past season, no lens that made its way to our eyes that clouds them, no situation or circumstance can change the nature of who He is. He is faithful. He shows up in the valley, He shows up on the mountains, He shows up in the middle of how in the world is this going to work out!?! He shows up in the middle and moves for us. I've gotten a revelation I never want to forget: He will stop everything to protect me. Everything. Even things I think I want and need, even things that I think are good but aren't, even when I throw myself on the floor Disney princess style and have a fit over, He will stop at nothing to cover me. And then, then the dust settles and I give my little tantrum up, He'll take of the lenses on my eyes when I let Him so I could see, what He did was answer my prayer to protect, because He is faithful. What He did was move mountains to get to me so that I was safe, covered by His love. Don't let any pain cloud who He is in your season... don't let pain keep you from Him. He can take your pain. Give it to Him, and let it go....He is faithful even if what is going on doesn't make sense... it doesn't change who He is... but let Him change who you are. 😭❤️
Everyone wants the glory but they don't want to walk through the story... Can I get an amen?!?! It's so easy to see a babe and envy the glory, envy the blessing, envy her season, but you never know what it took to produce the fruit she is basking in. Can I get a witness somebody?!? Many want the anointing but do you want the journey it takes to produce a Queen who's character can sustain the increase of favor?!? (@bishopjakes says You want the First Lady hat but do you want the First Lady scars?! 😂🙌🏼 I quote that to André weekly. Still waiting on my First Lady hat though 😘) There are going to be times you make sacrifices to get where you want to go. It's not fun. Sacrifices are not the fun part. The fun part is finding your vast amounts of creativity when the resources you feel you need haven't manifested yet. The fun part is finding what you didn't know you had and it works out better than what you thought you needed. (Hello super cool pants I was going to get rid of but found in my garage for a photo sesh. Come back inside 😘) The fun is finding abilities you didn't know were in you when you were being resourceful in your season. (Oh look, my wedding shoes made an appearance.. and wedding hair 🤣) Get out of your head... stop looking at what you don't have. What is in front of you? Who is in front of you who has the gifts you need to move you to your next season? Get everything out of the season you are in so you don't have to keep wondering around the mountain... make this season incredible by changing the way you see it. Image by the queen of resourcefulness @lecia_m
Hold on. Pain ends. I promise you, on the other side of this, there is hope for your future. I promise that as you walk through your pain a testimony of God's faithfulness will emerge. I promise the sand in your life will produce a pearl and it will be a grenade launched in to defeat the enemy in other peoples lives. I promise He is there. Even when you can't seem to feel Him, even when the pain in your heart screams louder then His still small voice. I promise He is protecting you... I promise He will stop everything to protect you and cover you... His promises are yes and amen. He promises... it's not over. The pretty pictures of the online world don't tell the entire story of the canvas He has painted in people's lives... but for yours, if you need a glimmer, just one word from God to know He sees you... this is it. Hold on, pain ends. Hope.
If ever there was a day that spoke of the power of a dream, to me this one speaks so loudly. On the other side of his dream was us. And I love us. Sometimes we get stares. André always says it's because we are so good looking 😘 but I hope it's because it's gorgeous to behold differences coming together and celebrating each other, honoring each and absolutely being smitten by each other's differences. May all of us remember on the other side of our dreams, stories of love are waiting to be told. Dream big. Image by @kristenboothphotog
Welp, it's early. I'm sitting out in my car waiting for one of my senior leadership classes to begin and the coffee is strong with this one. 😜 it has to be. Anyone else with a strong brew today? This last year of the BA degree has been filed with the vision of walking across the stage in cap and gown.... I got the vision for what's on the other side of countless Monday and Saturday classes. 4 years of them. I knew that when this May rolled around, I wanted to be on that stage... and so I started the last year... Get the vision. Do it. Do that thing that seems crazy. Take a risk. Get the idea so clear in your mind that the Saturday sacrifices seem easier (well easier with coffee that is.) Do the thing that scares you. Stop waiting for permission to be great. You are great. You are qualified. Don't wait. Do it. Start. . One small step changes everything... and for those who have been with me these past 5 years (3 years on, one year break, finish strong like I started), and I'm glad I started way back then.... because BA May is almost here! Image by @mija_mija
Ever wonder if your kids will thank you one day? Hah! Get this- I reward my kids when they make a mess with their choices, when they fail big time....then clean up the mess. ❤️ Nothing gives me as much excitement as their super powerful brains thinking taking ownership of their choices, being empowered to use their power to take responsibility. 😇 We've been declared super annoying by said participants even though they pretty much get a party from me when they rule their world. 😂(We are here to help you know how to clean up the mess not do it for you pumpkin, ok? Ok 😘 ❤️ Yesterday, I got news of my boy cleaning up a mess he made in his connection with his friend and I'm over here like Get that boy some ice cream and a pony!! Our most used phrase of leading little leaders? So what are you going to do to clean up that mess? Both of them have some major messes they had to clean up 👑 Momas, let me remind you, your kids will make mistakes, they will get hurt, they will fail big time, but who will you be when they do? We reward the character of failing then making it right, and often the discomfort of repairing the relationship by taking ownership means they walk out correction right before our eyes. (Yayayya! Mom stop.) 🙌🏼 I'm more interested in the root of the issue, and we hang out right in the middle of their wiggly choices as long as we need until why they made that choice is uncovered. We've coined the concept that If you can't manage yourself in this area with the level of freedom you have now, no problem, we will gladly step in and help you manage you by giving you less freedom. Trust me, they don't want mom and dad helping them manage their friendship with each other as siblings....... #theylearnedthehardway 😜 We've had amazing heart to heart talks with them as they step into greater freedoms and we've extended freedom where epic little kid self management was present. Empowering them to manage their choices has been a huge revelation to me since jumping into @lssmtampa , (thanks @dannylovingonpurpose) @bethel has absolutely 1,000 changed my parenting. Momas, invest into yourself. They need you to! Image by @lecia_m
Just in case it's been a rough morning, I give you snuggling puppies wearing floral headbands 😭(And they were squeak snuggling while this photo was being taken... ) I've barely left my sister's house because these three need me to hold them. Need me!! Guys, they fall asleep in your hands when you rock them... 😭😭 I can't even. 😭😭 In 2017 I learned a profound thing: Soul care comes in all forms. Sometimes it comes in the form of diving into your crafting garage to find tiny flowers, glue and string. Sometimes it comes in going to the puppy store just to snuggle ( 🙋🏼guilty.) Own your self love. Embrace it. If puppies make your soul happy, snuggle them. If a walk will do, tie up your shoes. If it's a book, make trips to the library. Don't forget you in the middle of serving people you love. ❤️ Make the headbands, eat the cake, give to others, find joy in simplicity, smell the flowers, breath the fresh air, do nothing for 5 mins... become so aware of your needs, you know when your puppy snuggle love tank is empty 😂... oh and just buy the puppy snuggly bestie. They bring so much joy... it's the only way I'll be able to say goodbye to my little buddies knowing they'll give joy to someone just like Lucy gives to us. (But for real, these cuties will steal your heart and probably your fries when they get older 😂) Meet Brownie, Teddy Jr, and Chunk Monk. (Aka the one who wants to eat non stop while laying on her back and squeaking for affection- also my spirit animal)
What do you want to leave behind? I mean really... for some of us, we've building a legacy with squares. Some of us are placing memories together in hopes they are never forgotten. 💕 Post by post the pieces of my story comes together in hopes that just one person feels inspired enough to believe they are enough. That one person starts again or stops allowing themselves to be treated as less than. The pages of my diaries are open these days as I offer my heart out with my message that's still being written in me. It's not formed or perfect. The bow is not tied on the box and it's not packaged nearly, but it's perfect anyway. The message? It's still being formed in me...it's still being wrestled from heaven to earth as I sit and receive it. 💕 On the other side of every post, acceptance and rejection meet us, both wearing the same garments - dressed like numbers... and every time our hearts go out we confront both acceptance and rejection first in ourselves... 💕 So let us leave behind love notes to our children, our friends, our family, giving them the permission we've learned to walk in; the permission to just be. Wild, messy, joyful, free, wind blown and abandoned. Just be. Epic image by my epic sister @lecia_m
I'll never forget crawling around on my grandmother's garage floor, collecting bits of fabric and jewels she had dropped from crafting all day long. In the background, propped up on a counter top, near the door, a small Tv cast a woman who was becoming one of the most influential people to so many millions of watchers. 💕We still are watchers. We watch as with grace and poise she tells stories that captivate us and move us. We watch as she used her God given influence to inspire other girls to have a voice, to dream, to remember that their truth deserves to be used as a weapon against complacency. She challenges our hearts and minds to see things differently... and I'm glad I live in a time with @oprah. 💕 I'm completely inspired by they way she uses her influence to give hope and I feel such a deep sense of connection to who she is. Maybe it's because we share a birthday, but I can't remember a time where I didn't feel like I will know her. And so until I sit across from her and share our stories together... I'll be praying and cheering her on as she continues to use the platforms she's been given to allow people to watch and see parts of God we can only see in her.
Anyone else feel like tomorrow is really the start of the new year? Like hello normal schedules and back to real life where have you been?!? 😂🤣#kidsbacktoschool It's been a wild break for me, really letting myself unwind and refocus... One thing I realized is my passion for others runs so deep that so often (ummm 2017) I forgot about huge parts of me... before I can leave a mark on the world, I have to let His love mark my soul... so for those of you who are trying to get to know yourself this season, I hear you.... I'm with you. I'm discovering too. I'm doing the hard work of just getting to know me. I'm soul searching and getting lost in the vastness of how amazing I am...We all need permission to do that. So here's your permission. Here's your huge sign it's time for you... Get lost so you can find the many facets of your greatness. Leave your mark but first, make you. Don't be the mom that hustles for everyone else so you're too tired for you... May this year be the year you get to know yourself in ways you've never thought possible.... I'm with you.
Not today Satan! Saturday night snuggles brought to you by sneezing fits and sniffles. 😩Nothing a little Green juice, The Crown and Dr Lucy Goose-in-my-lap-at-all-times can't fix. 😂. What are your go Netflix shows when you are having some serious couch time?! I need something new and interesting while I make myself sit still. (Sit still? Psh, yeah right. Made André an incredible garlic butter sauce to go with his dinner when he comes home from church. It's so Devine I can't even! Also, why can't I just sit in one spot and do nothing?! 2018 is my year!!! Can you relate?) image by @onthebed_project