New year, same ol' indulgences.💁🏻♀️ Sometimes you just have to give in to a craving, and for me it's these old school dessert squares. My family always referred to them as 'Church Windows' but no matter what you wanna call them, they're always friggin' delicious. I thought I'd share the recipe so you'll all understand why I have to stop myself from eating the whole pan 😅 ▫️▫️▫️ Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 cups butterscotch chips 1 bag mini rainbow marshmallows Directions: Melt butter, peanut butter & butterscotch chips in a small saucepan on medium heat. Let cool slightly and mix in marshmallows. Pour into an 8" pan lined with parchment paper, and refrigerate for at least one hour or until firm. Chop into squares and thank me later! 😜
Annnd line honours this year goes to: Autumn Times! My first dahlia of the season, a little munched but standing proud nonetheless 🏆 It will still be a minute before I have the stem length and volume to sell but I will announce here and msg/email florists as soon as they are good to go! #fratturoflowerfarm#dahliacat
Another throwback brunch because I’m currently on the train drinking a coffee and wishing I was eating this again... ~ Those pink & blue things were little pieces of jelly joy ✨
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Ok, I wasn't going to do this #10yearchallenge thing, but then I realized — ten years ago is when my blog was born! 🤗 It was my last year of design school and I had written a masters thesis proposal about something entirely different. But in January 2009 I tore it up and started over on a proposal that I called "The Aesthetics of Joy." ✨ In it, I wrote: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Joy is a very particular thing. It is not happiness, which is too vague and encompassing a positive feeling. Nor is it contentment, with its snug, muted warmth. It is not ecstasy, animating the spine with shimmering electricity, nor is it the zen-like feeling we call bliss. Joy inhabits that ineluctable space between wonder and pleasure, neighboring delight, but somehow more profound. Joy is momentary, but not temporary. Surprising, but not necessarily in a spectacular way. It is personal but at the same time universal, an essential emotion that renews and uplifts the human psyche. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want a world full of joyful things. Not a Willy Wonka-land full of toys and gimmicks, but a real world where the simple things we need are made joyful by thoughtful design. I hope, through this thesis, to make a start at what I believe will be a lifelong intention: to rewrite the romance between humans and things with joyful design." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that is how my study of joy went from an intriguing side project to the central consuming passion of my life. 🌈 5 months later, I bought the URL aestheticsofjoy.com and set up a Wordpress blog. And 9.5 years after that, #JOYFULbook landed on shelves.📚 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Though my search for joy began as an academic endeavor, it soon became personal. So many of the wonderful people I'm now lucky enough to consider my friends came into my life through my work on joy. 💗 My life has been changed by the ideas I uncovered. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . 29-year old me was uncertain and anxious, overwhelmed by life's many choices. Yet she was wise enough to choose joy, and to keep choosing it. I hope I have even half her wisdom in the years to come. 👭
No F E A R in L O V E. • I love this verse because it talks about how we need not compromise our beliefs in order to love each other. Because God’s love is perfect, there is no fear, no reason to not trust it. • As for the injustice and darkness of the world, the Lord will deal with that accordingly. And if we are to be apart of that, let it be Spirit lead not inspired by vengeance. #perfectlove
This place is both wonderful and misleading all at the same time. Most of my pictures show the highlights...you have no idea that today I’ve dealt with multiple meltdowns, back talk, screaming, crying, thrown food, poop on the carpet, spit up in my hair, and more (I’m sure before the day is over!) A picture is worth a thousand words. And I want to remember those good memories! Just don’t let sweet and filtered pictures let you think you’re the only one with daily struggles, friend. Today’s mantra: take a deep breath, embrace the good, brush off the bad, try your best, & trust in Jesus! Comparison is the biggest thief of joy- so be easy on yourself today.
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Because who doesn’t love giveaways?! Ready, set, go! Okuurt. ✨ - It’s #WCW and I’m teaming up with some of the baddest babes in Dallas to host an awesome giveaway for the baddie in YOU. As an entrepreneur/business owner, finding a community of supportive and amazing women has been the key to my growth and success. The beauty about the Dallas community is being able to connect with amazing boss babes from all walks of life and I’d love to introduce you to some of my fav local accounts. Here are the deets for the giveaway: - Prize: $250 Visa Gift Card, $100 Gift Card to @reful.co, book Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso, and (2) @Zermodus planners to ONE winner. - To enter: 1. Go to @dallas_bossbabes 2. Follow EVERYONE in the Following List. There are only 11 accounts. Easy peasy. 💁🏻♀️ 3. Tag a fellow boss babe! Each additional tag counts as extra entry. This giveaway ends on 1/22 at 8pm Winner will be announced on 1/23/19. This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered, or sponsored by Instagram or Visa. Individuals must be 18 or over to participate. This is only open to US residents.
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Dreaming of springtime 🌿 Can’t wait to do some planting with these little basil & mint seed coins! 🌼
i started my blog 4 years ago today. 🙆🏻♀️ i had no idea when i started writing about face masks and cookie recipes that this little corner of the internet would turn into a safe space for me to learn, experiment, try a million new things, and launch my own business. the blog doesn’t look like it did when it started (a month after i graduated college) and neither do i. ✨ thank you ALL for supporting me through every twist and turn along the way! here’s to many more years of careers we built on the internet! 🍾
We have a WALKER 🚨🚨🚨 Baby Ru’s first steps, 1/15/19 😍
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Wouldn’t mind another brisk morning in Notting Hill 🍂
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Family portraits make for the perfect gift 💕 Katie gifted this custom portrait to her fam at Christmas and I love the way it turned out! I especially love the flower pattern on her jumper 🌸⠀ .⠀ Swipe to see the original picture! ↠⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ Custom portraits are available in the shop! Link in bio to order 💕⠀
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🌱It’s the the beginning of the year and it seems that everyone is “going hard” at their 2019 goals. With all of the promises a new year brings, it’s hard not to want to work on everything, all of the time and work the absolute hardest. But, is it possible to maintain high-level productivity and self-care? • We answer this question in our latest blog post —> #LINKINBIO
🌿Weekly Kitchen Essential🌿 The @officialaerogarden smart garden came to our rescue when our outdoor herb garden froze over a couple weeks ago. We're thrilled we can now grow garden-fresh herbs year-round INDOORS! _ Check out our video to see how easy it is to set up. All you need to do is add the seed pods and water - the machine provides light and reminds you when it's time to feed your plants. _ Quick, fun and it's only been two days and our gourmet lettuce is already sprouting! Thanks to @officialaerogarden we are going to have some epic, home-grown #whole30approved salads in our future 🥗 🎉 #aerogarden#homegrown#growyourownfood 🎬: @ctdunn_ _ http://liketk.it/2zmY9 #email@example.com
Umm duh 💅🏼💅🏼💅🏼 mom life to the fullest. Tag a tired mama who needs all the eye cream and comfy crew necks 🙋🏼♀️
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Ready to gain actual REAL followers AND be entered to win a $25 Target Gift Card? Then let's loop! ° 👇 Follow these steps👇 ° 1⃣ Like this post. ° 2⃣ Head on over and follow @lets.loop ° 3⃣ Follow everyone that @lets.loop is currently following. ° 4⃣ Find this post on @lets.loop page that looks exactly like this photo and "like it" ° 5⃣ Comment "Gift Card Please🙏" when you've finished steps 1 through 4. ° 6⃣ Tag two friends who would want to win this gift card as well! ° 💎 If you'd like, head through the comments and find some others who have similar hobbies and follow them too! 💎 ° 🎈 Congrats! You're done! 🎈 AND you're entered to win the gift card🎈 ° Allow 24/48 hours for everyone to follow back, as we are from all over the globe 🌎 ° Winner of the gift card will be announced on Thursday 1/16/19 at 10am EST. Target and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. No purchase necessary to enter!
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My little rosebud... Back when she wasn't mobile and so it was much easier to take photos! Yesterday I did a little session with her and I together, and she totally bombed most of the photos by moving and playing. But it was really fun and I got a few good shots! Will share them soon. Also, apparently I'm a rebel, because I do throwbacks every other day except on Thursdays 🤣
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You’ve heard the adage, “you are what you eat.” But what about what you DRINK? • Just wanted to share that by sipping on a cup of adaptogen tea daily, I have gained so much energy and it has really helped me keep my anxiety at bay! • Also, I’m starting to realize the importance of investing in yoga. It’s not about an aerobic workout, yoga for me is forced meditation a couple times a week. A time to clear my mind, forgive, reset and then just move on.
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We’re about to enter the castle! 🏰 #castellodiamorosa 👉🏽Check out 5 Ways to Enjoy Napa Valley With Kids on the blog now!