If anyone has any tips on keeping cats from scratching on their furniture, send them my way please. Despite having their own scratching tower, the cats have decided to take out their frustrations on our side chairs.
Third trimester workout:
• Rolling over
• Getting out of bed
• Getting dressed
Yep, everything is a workout at this point.
Swipe to see a video of what it looks like getting out of bed when you’re 38 weeks pregnant 😅
I can’t wait to get out of bed easily again, not get winded from carrying my toddler up and down the stairs, and just be able to do normal day-to-day activities that should not be this challenging. 😂🤦🏻♀️
Oh the joys of pregnancy 🤰🏻😆
Brisk is an understatement.
A little bit of morning sunlight on a river that’s too cold for cannonballs right now.
Fresh new birthday year, fresh new Instagram handle.🥳 My inbox flooded yesterday with questions why I changed my name, so I’ll ‘splain myself. I’m moving away from the blogging sphere, and putting my time into writing children’s books, and launching a book/art/whimsy shop (@hopeandwhimsyco
coming soon!) with my partner and friend @kamdonkreations.
It made more sense to pare down to my name vs a brand (carriej was taken, so I added a “love”😉💗). Nothing will change here—I’ve been using Instagram as my personal blog since last spring, and will continue to do so! Family, style, and home will continue to fill up this little corner of my social world.💗 Can’t wait to share more with you about my next endeavor, as we get ever closer to opening our shop, and publishing our first book! Would love to have you follow us along! Cannot thank you enough for all your encouragement and support you’ve given me through all these life transitions of mine! Truly means the world. 💗🙏🏻💗
#freshandclean #bathroomdesign #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo #simpledecor #farmhouse #countryliving #countrylivingmag #mycountryhome #farmhouseliving #farmhousestyle #americanfarmhousestyle #simplelife #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #cornerofmyhome #pocketofmyhome #customhomedecor #cottagestyle #oregonblogger #pnwblogger #ltkhome
Saying goodbye to my long hair soon, and I’m actually really excited for the change! 💇🏼♀️ I’ve had extensions for almost a year and a half now, and I’m going to embrace my natural, thin hair for a while. If you have thin hair, what’s your favorite product for extra volume? I’ve tried a few, but always looking for suggestions!
“We need each other. We need to come together often, and in spite of, and just because.
We need to live from a place of recognizing that we’re all in this together, our stories blending and bleeding into others.
We are contributors to the larger canvas of human history and the overarching story of God. We have been designed to fit into this story with joy and intentionality, beauty and belonging.”
(Written by me for @she.ology
- find the full article on their website or ellisoncreative.co)
Do you own these leggings yet? You've probably seen them on every blogger and their grandma but it is for VERY good reason. I have a few pairs of them and I reach for them at least 4 times a week! I wear them a ton and they still look and fit like brand new! WELL worth the price... If you still don't want to splurge, I tagged the more affordable version by the same brand! Link in bio ❤️
Love this sweet and classic cable knit cardigan sweater, sale fringe denim, $18 beanie & cute seashell pendant necklace 🌟
Who loves wearing leggings? Raise yo hand. 🙋🏽♀️ Raise em high ladies… Let’s see it. ;) Yass queen 👸🏽 , that’s right, don’t be shy…
Let’s be real, we all love leggings cuz they’re so comfy. I wear leggings A LOT in the winter and these metallic leggings are INCREDIBLE! I wish you guys could feel it cuz it has fleece like material inside which makes it really warm and cozy. Did I mention it fits looks a dream too? I’m not getting paid to endorse these leggings but they’re just so good I had to share.
You can get the leggings @theothersideclothingco
… I’ll also do a swipe up in stories. #leggings #bestleggings #winterclothing #shopsmallbusiness #womensupportingwomen
Fun tattoo on @dawsc3
🌸 thank you again!! It was super fun 🎋
True story: I (mostly) hate writing captions. Sometimes it’s so easy to think of what to say, and other times I just wanna post “here’s a pic of my face that I liked!” 🙃
Anyone else struggle writing these things?? My feed is usually pretty witty so if you have a better caption, drop it below 👇🏼👇🏼
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD & silver ✨
Tried a new lipstick out today, and I’m diggin’ it! It’s @milanicosmetics
lipstick in the shade “naked”. -
She's beauty and she's grace
Wythe Leather Band Felt Hat -$58.00
I need all the caffeine after the long weekend ☕️ and I’m trying to rejoice in the little things this week. I love having my nails painted 💅🏼 and thought this would be fun for Valentine’s! What’s one little thing you can do for yourself this week? #sallymade
Can’t even tell I haven’t washed my hair in three days. 🙌🏼 Ladies you know what’s up! One of the many reasons I love wearing hats. #thatdryshampoolife
A man and his dogs. Happiest of birthdays to my ever loving husband @j.r.coe
💙 32 looks good on you.
I keep going back and forth with being SO ready to not be pregnant anymore and wanting it to last just a little longer.
This time around it really did seem to go by much quicker than my first two pregnancies.
Isn’t it funny how it can feel like the longest 9 months of your life, yet at the same time it feels like it flew by right before your eyes?
I know we want one more of our own, but because the next baby we have will probably be our last biological child, it makes me want to hold onto this stage of life.
And plus, I know I’m not in control of what’s going to happen in our lives and I have no idea how many kids we will end up having for sure.
But I think because this is baby #3
and I’m not sure what’s in store for our family down the road, it makes me want to hold onto this pregnancy and soak it all up.
I’m going to miss this stage of life. Being pregnant, having babies, creating our family. ❤️
Before I know it, we’ll have boys running around our house that are as tall as I am and the baby years will be long gone.
Parenthood is such a wild journey.
So many different emotions all at once.
I’m going to try my best to soak up every little moment.
Document as much as I can.
And cherish these hard but magical times. 😭❤️
#pregnancyhormones #rawmotherhood #honestmotherhood #bestjobever
I wanted to share a bit from a message I heard at church that really inspired me + reminded me how perfect God’s plan and timing is in our lives.
Jesus lived a normal life until He was 30.
He only taught for about 3 years.
Jesus himself didn’t write any of the books in the Bible.
yet, His name is the most well known across the world… His words are written and translated in thousands of languages for people to read…
God’s plan and timing for Jesus’ life was perfect- from His birth, to His teachings, to dying on the cross, to His resurrection.
if you’re ever wondering when or how God is going to use you, this is a reminder that God always has a greater plan. we may not always understand what He is doing or like His timing, but there’s a reason behind every little detail.
He’s going to use you to do great things.
He has a plan for you.
p.s. this cute + cozy tee is from my favorite @vine.branches
✨You don’t have to be super into fashion to look fashionable. If I could give you 1 tip, it would be stick to neutrals. You can never go wrong. Most of my closet consist of black, grey, tan, white and blush clothing. Every now and then I throw on some color to spice it up. Cuz let’s be real I’m a little spicy, ask my husband. But for this post I spiced it up with a red lip and a statement belt. Are you a neutral or color gal type of gal? Tell me tell me.... I’m all ears, girls. .
You can instantly shop my looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app
Click the link in bio to shop my IG posts .
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How cute is this outfit? Love love love everything about it! Save 25% on denim this week...makes it easier to accessorize 🌟
Great Escape Cotton Printed Quilted Jacket in moss - $168
If there is one thing (a million things) Leslie Knope taught me, it’s the importance of Galentines Day! @dunejewelry
gave me and my best gal pal matching necklaces just in time for this occasion 💕💕💕 have you ever celebrated galentines? Now is the perfect time, use this discount code GALPALS2019 for 10% off your purchase XOXO 💋
In light of MLK day and yesterday’s post I just wanted to talk about our platforms and how we choose to use our voices.
Yesterday I had someone not happy about my post and they almost scared me into taking it down but I chose to stand firm on the message i was trying to send, continue to spread awareness and appreciation to those who have supported everyone suffering from the shutdown.
With that being said always stand strong on your beliefs and morals and use your platforms for the greater good, your an influencer so influence.😮
—— #coastie #uscg #coastiewife #coastguard #governmentshutdown
Honoring and remembering MLK today ❤️
Brighten up your wardrobe with some color 🌿 We are open regular hours today 11-6 #MLKday
early morning walks always help to clear my mind + remind me of what’s important 🌱
Currently cuddling my boys in bed before we have to get up and get ourselves ready to head to my #38week
appointment this morning 🤰🏻
I usually pack my diaper bag with too much stuff for the boys than what is needed and then forget things I actually need. 😆🤦🏻♀️
Even with snacks and food! I’ll remember to get them their breakfast and drinks, but I’ll forget to eat something and I just can’t do that when I’m pregnant.
I get way too grumpy when I’m hungry and I can feel it in my body when I haven’t eaten or am not hydrated enough.
I was so excited when @soylent
sent me their chocolate flavored drink, Bridge. It’s an in-between meal and perfect for mornings like this when I’m going to be on the go and need something on hand!
because both the boys love these drinks as well! Thankfully they are packed with lots of vitamins and minerals, so I feel good about them drinking @soylent
I’m actually bringing one for myself and one for them this morning because we all know whatever mom has, the kids will want it too. 🙄😂👦🏻👦🏻
#sponsored #soylentbridge #fueledbysoylent #soylent
I just got home from an extended and refreshing weekend in Rio Verde, Arizona. 4 of my childhood best friends and I have remained close through college, marriages, and now children. While we don’t get to see each other often, we have remained in touch primarily thanks to social media and @marcopoloapp
Getting together this past weekend felt like no time had passed. We talked for hours on end while we laughed and cried together. It was seriously so refreshing and good for the soul. ⠀
While I missed my family like crazy for the extended weekend, I’m so grateful for the time spent with friends who know me like family. While I knew it would be fun to catch up, I had no idea how reflective the weekend would be. Talking openly about getting older, parenting, etc with friends allowed me to dig deep and really think about my priorities and how to make sure I nurture those priorities. For me, I’m a planner and I need structure. My goal this week is to take better control of my time management and really prioritize where my time is spent. Sometimes we all need these resets and reminders. ⠀
This photo is an iPhone pic from the restaurant at the Trilogy at Verde River. I just love the reclaimed wall and succulent wall frames.⠀
Anyway, as part of my New Years resolution I wanted to be more authentic and confident in sharing what’s important to me. Double tap if you are grateful for the friends in your life. If there’s someone on your mind who you haven’t seen or spoken to in a while, I challenge you to reach out and check in on your friends. You never know when someone might need a helping hand or a listening ear.⠀
#farmhousefamily #homeblogger #oregonblogger #mybhg #homeinspo #pnwfarmhousetribe #mydomaine #momsweekend #girlsretreat #inmydomaine #smmakelifebeautiful #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #homewithrue #interiorinspo #smpliving #showemyourstyled #simplystyleyourspace #dreaminteriors #farmhousegals #howwedwell #myhomevibe #pocketofmyhome
Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under! C. JoyBell C.
Happy Sunday, beauties! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? I had a great weekend with my little fam bam. I went to an 80’s party last night and had so much fun with friends so I’ll post some photos on my stories shortly... Today, we went to the park so the kids could run around while I ran after them trying to photograph all their cuteness. Lol. Came home to walk the dogs in the cold and rain, went grocery shopping for the week, made dinner, yelled at the kids for not listening, hugged and kissed the kids, apologized, and cheered my son on when he made a 💩! Never in my life did I think I’d get so excited about 💩. That my friends, is #momlife
As always, sharing some of my fashion favorites. This specific sweater dress is from @target
but I can’t find it online... So I’ve linked similar sweater dresses and also some that are in my shopping carts. .
You can instantly shop my looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app or just click the link in bio. http://liketk.it/2zs5N #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKswim #LTKshoecrush #LTKstyletip #LTKsalealert #LTKhome #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100 #sweaterdress #affordableclothing #affordablefashion