Our tree has unique shape, ideal height, and quirky behavior... Everything I look for in a man. 🤣 @hicks_spencer describes you to a T 🔝 As we bring November to a close, think back and share with me your BEST memory made from the month! Big or small, they are relevant to me! ❤️ My happiest November memory will come as a no brainer. It was an exciting, rare, out of the ordinary month for me! Costa Rica opportunity attending @simplybemagic retreat, but more importantly getting introduced the area of #nosara CR + @bodhitreeyogaresort 🌊 I am dying to take my family back to this loving, laid back, beautiful community! @amaricreative was an amazing travel buddy on this trip and grateful for our time spent together!
“Magic happens in the cracks.” - @kristinbalter // This weekend in Cedar Falls was truly magical. Randomly my favorite part: football game tonight, specifically last ten minutes watching the three kids cheer together, getting as close to the field as they possibly could, GETTING ALONG 😆 @hicks_spencer and I have had this on the bucket list for quite some time to go to a college game as a family. The @unipantherfootball dome was a primo spot to make it happen! + they won ;) Our kids’ ages : I feel like my own person these days! ❤️ Our flexibility with a wide open schedule let the weekend flow with ease ❤️ All the hot spots we took advantage of: SO Grateful for easygoing kids and husband + an amazing #cfdowntown with amazing small business owners: all the amazing amenities within walking distance! I highly recommend you pay this awesome town a visit within the year.
Giving thanks for those I look out for and those who look out for me! HAPPY, Happy Thanksgiving! This Holiday gets my heart centered every year for the Winter season. My heart feels SO freaking full today! Confession: I have never felt more at home in 27 years! I feel so satisfied with life, my family, and my surroundings! I AM CONTENT 🦃 What an overflowing feeling ❤️ #fiveyearfight #comesaroundfullcircle
Summing up the actuality of #nosaracostarica (beautiful btw!) retreat! Hosts: @jessicazweig (personal branding genius + keynote for Camp Climb 2019) & @kristinbalter (soul seeker, mama, retreat host & investment property owner from Vancouver) were amazing. ♥️ Two days we masterminded for 4 hours each day digging into ourselves and self development. This was super beneficial for me personally. Big realization: I don’t take enough time for myself (as simple as considering how different things and people and situations make me feel). Yes, I get manicures... coffee dates... date nights... a massage every so often. Inside though I am terrible at being present with myself! I dote on my family. I pursue passion projects. I set time aside for friends. I am down right awful at considering myself’s well being. The first couple of days at the retreat were emotional for me. By the last day I felt so fresh and anew with a new community, perspective, and sense of well being! Now coming back home from having this time to devote to myself, I am still mentally trying to regroup. I am back on an emotional roller coaster. It is REALLY hard to build myself up and create a more in tune version of myself when I put a line of those I love ahead of me! This comes SO natural for me to though! Let’s be real too. Motherhood with littles— self development is probably not the most ideal time to try and make a bunch of 360’! It is damn hard work for me to get in better tune with myself and fix personal issues I have with myself. Can every other mother and wife and people pleaser relate with me here? Solution: f*ck pressure you and society puts on you & set sight on how you could take baby steps to better one or two things about yourself in a YEAR. It will come! We are an impatient generation, but together we can prove to one another baby steps is the way to a lifetime of sustainability. Thankful for beautiful tribes I am apart of and the support we pour out to each other! Beautiful things are unfolding in our universe that we get to be a part of revealing! Keep being vulnerable. Keep smiling. Keep leading with love.🔝
The older We get || 🔜 || the wiser We get = leading a life of purpose, intent, and love. This Holiday season I am striving to gift sentimentally, whether through tickets to a special performance snuck in a stocking or through a handcrafted gift that has great meaning behind the product. One specific business I am passionate about supporting: @awellwornstory. Morgann is an “elf” hard at work this Season handcrafting so many people the most amazing one of a kind simple, stylish, practical 🎁. Like this mini backpack I am rocking out at @camplibertylodge ?! This is part of her line! She is a leather goods maker/creator from Wisconsin who handcrafts the most beautiful bags, clutches, purses and the list goes ON 🔝 ssssShhhh🙊 Keep it a secret, but I am getting products made from @awellwornstory, incorporating a cowhide from my beloved grandparent’s ranch out in Colorado that my grandma gave us awhile back. It was sitting in her basement for the longest time. I want to make into something super creative! ♥️ coasters, clutch, pillows.... wheels have been spinning! Go checkout @awellwornstory — her online store will get YOUR wheels spinning on gift ideas for both men and women alike! 👏
I have been featured!!! @whitespacemag sent shivers down my spine when she invited me this Fall to be apart of her Issue 2! I will chalk this up as an achievement and document this moment on the mountain scheme in my life’s journey. An honor to have a story to share that is empowering others. I remember 7 years ago when my entrepreneurial journey was still so young and simple. I vividly remember craving MORE of a compelling story to share & I swear the next seven years f l e w by and my story happened sooner than I could type. Here we are in 2018 wrapping up one HELL of a YEAR!! This was the year of alignment ❤️ get your hands on an issue of this magazine! Preorder Issue Two of Whitespace Magazine by Thanksgiving and receive @laurakashner Signature beautiful art prints for free! Magazines will ship in early December. Stock up and save (these make a great Christmas present!) and receive free shipping on orders over $50 with code FREESHIP50. X O! 🏔
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” - @madonna || I called Peyton (pictured) into the office tonight to do a little modeling for me. She told me she is in her element and will model for me anytime ✔️ I will listen to those words of all my children and do my very best to feed their sweet spots. This little girl has her first theatre workshop in less than two weeks and I know she is going to rock it as well as she rocks this @brynnbands velvet scrunchie 💃 Watch out world: next generation is growing up STRONG af! #shesawavemaker
Just do it. - @nike . 🛩 landing in #costarica this afternoon! @amaricreative meet you there 🏄🏽♀️
In the heat of the week before I leave for Costa Rica! Balance is being tested this week no doubt; making sure I love on the babes extra intentionally, getting ducks in a row so @campclimb store and registration can stay up & running w/o me here, and laying out @iowagathering vendor lineup and securing vendors for our next show (was just announced! Location: downtown dsm at @westendarchsalv 💃). I reminded myself to breathe today no less than 22 times! 💣🧘🏼♀️💣🧘🏼♀️ What is testing you this week?! Your patience? Your courage? Your confidence? Let it out with a comment below and then internalize what’s making you feel this way. Journal it or say out loud to yourself. A good note to self: when you say it out loud you will release the shame that comes with this feeling! Stock photo from @risingtidesociety ✔️
11 days of clean eating. Clean eating meaning: no dairy, gluten, refined sugars, alcohol, coffee... lots of Whole Foods, @arbonne shakes for meal replacements when I am on the run, and hot lemon water ❤️ I feel amazing and am in much better tune with my body. After these 18 days I have challenged myself to, I still plan on keeping up this lifestyle because of how much clarity and strength it brings. One huge mind shift lately is not striving for perfection. If I mess up or go off track, I am giving myself grace and keeping eyes ahead. Pictured: grilled chicken with roasted brussel sprouts on a bed of quinoa ✔️swipe right to see an 11 day shift from clean eating.