A little studio time yesterday meant more floral watercolor practice! 🤗 Always, always, practicing guys. If you’ve wanted to paint/handletter/etc, and you sit down and your first creation is ugly, that’s ok. It’s supposed to be. Nothing happens overnight. #truthbomb 😊 It takes three P’s. Perseverance, patience, and lots of practice to actually create something that you will be proud of! So don’t give up, don’t lose hope when that first piece you create isn’t what you had hoped for! You gotta give it more, and you will be SO SO happy when you finally see what all you had in you! 😘 #thebrushandeasel
12911 hour ago
hello it’s freezing today and I just wanna go back to the west village 😜
...in the snow!
🇬🇧Ok, ok, I resisted as long as I could but I just can’t take it anymore: I want some snow in London too!!! 😆
But as it’s super sunny today and there is literally no sign of a single flake at the horizon, I am sharing with you a picture I took exactly one year ago in Nottingham! Big difference right? Am I the only one wishing so bad for some snow in the U.K this year??
🇫🇷D’accord, d’accord, j’ai résisté jusqu’à présent mais ça y est, j’en peux plus: Je veux de la neige à Londres!!! 😆
Mais bon, puisqu’il fait grand soleil aujourd’hui et aucun flocon à l’horizon, je vous partage une photo prise à Nottingham il y a un an jour pour jour! Sacrée différence hein? Est-ce que je suis le seul à espérer un peu de neige en Angleterre??
Reminiscing on skirt wearing weather 🙌🏻 miss those days... *me after one long day of it being in the 20’s* || it’s a veggie fried rice & bachelor kinda night tonight! Our new countertops have made me an overnight chef BTW. I also shared more of our Wilmington trip on prettyinthepines.com today! .
Outfit details are linked in my bio! Skirt is $40 🖤
Summer flashback but I could really go for some warm summer nights playing on hay bales with the kids (even those 30 yrs+) ☀️ They’d also murder me because it’s only like 36 degrees in Nashville and it’s 16 in Minnesota and draped with snow....they know they can move here though....
>> let’s talk postpartum bodies <<
I posted a snapshot on my stories yesterday laying skin-to-skin with Kai + was almost immediately flooded with messages. Mostly kind, a few borderline rude.
Want to hear my mom-bod secret? THERE ISN’T ONE. Okay or maybe it’s high waisted yoga pants because that’s the only thing that fits me right now. I switch between yoga pants + leggings literally every day because these jeans (☝🏽) are the only pair I kept out + they’re three sizes larger than I typically wear, yet they still don’t fit over my hips or butt. 🤷🏻♀️
Every body is different. Every body handles pregnancy differently. I am a normal woman whose body grew + stretched + softened with motherhood. There is no secret. No, I don’t have any stretch marks. But do I have diastasis recti, which means I have nearly an inch of separation straight down my abdominal muscles, so my stomach doesn’t sit flat like it used to. My hips are also wider, my tummy is still soft + squishy, my boobs are heavy + make my back hurt, + my biggest pair of jeans don’t fit. This isn’t what I looked like before, but it is what I look like now. ♥️
Your body looks different than mine, and mine looks different than hers, and hers looks different than yours. Who cares?! I hope not you, because you are beautiful. All of you. Exactly how you are - whether you’re living in leggings or your jeans fit immediately, whether you have a tummy full of marks or none at all. You don’t need to “get your body back,” because it never left you.
Please mama, be kind to yourself. There is so much more to motherhood than this. ♥️
213 minutes ago
When you think you and your Dad are taking a "nice" photo together 🙄😂
"THE WORLD IS INCREASINGLY DESIGNED TO DEPRESS US.
... To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act." - reasons to stay alive, matt haig
today i want to talk about mental health. why is it pushed under the rug? why isn't it ever properly acknowledged? people say happiness is a choice. to choose it. but do they not understand that if i had a wilful choice, i would have chosen it a long time ago? do i LIKE being depressed? is that what they're trying to say?
most of u might know that last year, i had gotten sick. had to have a few visits to the hospital. and it affected me mentally, big-time. my whole life took a turn i had never expected it to take. (i'm sure most of you must have been wondering about my prolonged absence from bookstagram... almost 7 months)... nothing gave me happiness. absolutely nothing. every day had become a drab routine: to grit my teeth and do whatever needed to be done. i had stopped having fun.
thankfully, i can put that time behind me now. i had amazing people by my side at every turn, and i am so so grateful for that. but that doesn't diminish the severity of what i was going through. of what a lot of people go through on a daily basis. even today, sometimes i have to grit my teeth and do it, but i'm beginning to find joy again. purpose. 2019, let's make this year a happy one 💪🏼💫
1425 minutes ago
I take him out and he wants to go back in.
We come back in and he wants to go back out.
Im pretty sure he's just getting me back for making him wait an extra 20 minutes for breakfast.
How adorable is this rainbow checkered coat we were SO excited to get from @steadyshegoes ?! #Checkeredrainbows#ILoveHandMeDowns