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 ☀️☀️