You can make the world a better, brighter place - just by being who you are. 👭 . This week at @creativeatheartconference, Andra and I had the awesome honor of speaking on behalf of @withgraceandgold - to encourage, empower, and equip women from all over the country... and it made my heart overflow! 😊❤️ . I've learned that, any day we're able to serve people is a successful day - whether those people are fellow business owners, our friends, or our spouses. . I'm entering the weekend with a grateful heart, a tummy full of Starbucks (We visited like 7 times this week - of course! 🙈) and excitement about what's to come!
It's been a beautiful day for our wedding anniversary! We had lunch together, went on a quick (Ben's words, not mine! 😅) 15-mile bike ride, had coffee, and made dinner together! Now, it's Shark Week, so we are clearly booked solid for the rest of the day! 😜 . Photo of our in-progress condo! Baseboards and doors this weekend, and lighting on Monday! Nearing the finish line! 🙏🏻
Four years ago today, I married Benjamin Zugay. ❤️ For nearly 10 years, Ben has been my best friend, encourager, teacher, and fellow big dreamer. He reminds me to love myself and give myself grace every day. It's kind of amazing how, all those years ago, I thought to myself, I couldn't possibly love him any more than I do now. But it's true: I love Ben more every day. We're building a home together (Getting paint everywhere 😅), exploring the world together (Even if it's just our backyard), working toward our career goals (As big and scary as they can be), and talking about starting a family (!!!) and now I see just how sweet marriage and love can be. It's a journey and an adventure - and it's uniquely special for every couple. . Happy Anniversary, Ben! Adventure buddies forever. 🌎 Photo by @laurenkirkbride
Today, I'm painting the back of our front door white! (We live in a condo, so we can't quite change the front of the door - or the door itself! 😜) Eventually, it'll have farmhouse trim around it - and it'll brighten up our whole kitchen! 🙏🏻 . While painting, I found a little heart shape in the wood grain! Can you spot it?! ❤️ . It doesn't matter if you live in an apartment, a small well-loved condo, or a big house - you just have to call it home and fill it with love. 🏡
Today, I took a break from sabbatical and hopped back in at @withgraceandgold! We have a couple of exciting speaking engagements coming up - and really talented August clients, too! . Although I'm excited to get back to work, I'm also really excited for the week ahead: I'm going to be painting our ceilings and our front door - before a weekend with family and final renovations! 🏡 Phew! 😅