#storiesofmylife

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"I actually began trying to adopt from Ethiopia. My nephew is from there, and I went with my sister to meet him. As a single adult, the idea of adopting had never occurred to me, though I’d always wanted kids. While there, I saw all of these kids aching to have a home, and I started wondering, 'Could I do this?’ I prayed long and hard about it and finally decided I was going to go through the process. I started with my sister’s agency and completed the extensive amount of paperwork. However, when I was at the point of waiting to be matched with a child, there was a lot of political unrest in Ethiopia, and I started having second thoughts. Simultaneously, my agency pulled out of Ethiopia, and my file was suspended. The option left for me as a single parent was domestic, and that particular agency didn’t work domestically with single parents. They actually told me, ‘No one would give a child to a single parent', which didn’t go over very well with me. I started looking for a new agency, and I found a wonderful one based out of Medina. I updated the paperwork and created a profile. On December 14, I got a call that Jackson’s birth mother had chosen me for her baby due February 26; however, on December 30, I got a call and was told he would be born an hour later in Baton Rouge. It turns out his mom had preclampsia and clampsia, so he had to evacuate to keep her safe. Due to flooding and booked flights, I wasn’t able to get there until January 1. I met his mother first, and she is one of the most beautiful women I have ever known. I felt like we were connected the minute I met her. And she said she saw my profile, looked into my eyes, and knew that I was Jackson's mom. She held my hand, took me to his room and said, ‘Jackson, this is your mommy. This is who I have been telling you about all this time.' It was a beautiful, beautiful thing." Kate Farrel @cttgo // Story and photo: @devonalbeit
🍴Biz lunch at a trusty old hang @boasteakhouse @IDG...epic food and service, always, until next time my friends...🍴#skunabaysalmon #storiesofmylife
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#tbt look at these cuties.
«We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we put on our best performance to this audience of life». Anthony Liccione
There's a brand new post up on Fayebeline! 🎉 It took me nearly five hours to complete but I'm DONE 💃 It's nearly the weekend and just three days until I go to Prague ✈ I also got an exciting email and I am pretty damn chuffed with myself. Some things we have no control over but others we can change and mould to our liking with hard work and persistence ✌🌹 Read all about what I got up to at @thebodyshop with @addictedtobeauty on Tuesday on the blog now - www.fayebelinexo.com | Link in bio ❄
Foto 28 di 89 2 Aprile 2014 Se non riconoscete questa scena probabilmente non avrete visto il Grande Gatsby E QUESTO È SBAGLIATO! Se non lo avete visto andate subito a recuperare. P.s. È il mio film preferito #marcosabatini #marcosabatiniofficial #marcothegamer #marcothepokemontrainer #marcothelivestreamer #memories #memory #story #stories #storyofmylife #storiesofmylife #memoriesofmylife #remember #remembers #thegreatgatsby #gatsby
Throwback to July when we fed the five thousand in a meadow from our tiny food truck. We had no facilities and only Kevin and myself, but first we managed a post wedding brunch and then all 80 guests disappeared or a walk, when they came back served a huge feast on lots of wooden tables in a line under the trees. One of my highlights from the Summer, it was super relaxed, such fun, with super stylish people lounging on bohemian Persian rugs in the shade under trees. Everyone was lovely and mucked in...Helping me carry boxes of wine glasses, 160 plates and cool boxes through the long grass.. a forager found a giant puffball mushroom which I cooked up in butter and spices. It was beautiful. They had harissa lamb meatballs with pickled cucumber & lime yogurt. Preserved lemon & chicken kebabs with fresh mint. Tomatoes, raspberries & fresh herbs Loads of pitta, flat breads, olives & hummus Buttered potatoes with pink radish & green beans & Smoked garlic pasta salad with pine nuts I remember driving home thinking God I love this! . . . . . #wedding #events #weddingfood #bridetobe #isaidyes #gettingmarried #bohemian #bohobride #vintage #foodtruck #syreetfood #lamb #harrissa #meadow #summer #friends #family #love #celebrate #food #cook #chef #throwback #tbt #italian #italianwedding #simplefood #blogger #storiesofmylife
Доброго дня! ☀ Сделала этот снимок на конкурс #мое_январское_вдохновение для @flowers.inside.me 🙌 Для меня январь - тихий домашний месяц поглощения разных сладких вкусняшек, тёплого света разных светяшек и диких скучашек по весне.😹 Обещанный мной список фильмов-мюзиклов, которые чем-то меня зацепили: ⚪Отверженные. ⚪Поющие под дождем. ⚪Чем дальше в лес. ⚪Бурлеск. ⚪Рок на века. ⚪Величайший шоумен. Эти фильмы очень разные и все что их объединяет это шикарный актерский состав и потрясающая энергия 😍 Долго думала стоит ли включать в список фильм "Rent". Всё-таки решила указать и его. ПРЕДУПРЕЖДЕНИЕ фильм довольно жестокий и волшебного хэппи-энда ждать не приходится. НО вот песню Seasons of Love из этого мюзикла советую всем 😻 Может зря я решила в этом году писать про фильмы?😹 Или мне все же продолжать? #demchena_home
For some weird reason I can't seem to take a green screenshot on my phone, oh well yellow seems nice enough. This is a long one, and part of my new set called "Change" Follow me if you like em. #Poetry #Poems #PoemsPorn #PoetryCommunity #PoemsofInstragram #PoetsCommunity #PoetsCommunityofInstragram #Poets #PoetsofInstagram #StoryOfMyLife #StoriesOfMyLife #HeartBreak #HeartBroken #WritersOfInstagram #WritingLife #Thoughts #WordSmith #PoetsOfIg #WritersNetwork #WritersCommunity #PoetryIsNotDead #WordsOfWisdom #InstaPoems #01182017
Rise and shine. I woke up and discovered I'm out of coffee creamer 😣. The kids have a two hour delay today, so I guess I won't be getting that creamer until I drop them off. Bleh..... Throwback to our house in Foxboro during one of our big storms. @fujifilm_profilm 400h converted to black and white. #momlife #gracefulliving #littlemomentsofmine #thatsdarling #storiesofmylife #flashesofdelight #photographer #filmphotographer #35mm #fuji400h #filmisnotdead #gritsandgrace #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #motherhood #pursuepretty #littlestoriesofmylife #thatauthenticfeeling #fitfotographer #theartofslowliving #feelfreefeed #seekthesimplicity
I was raised on Winnie The Pooh, I still have all my stuffed toys of the characters in my room because they were such a key part of my childhood. So as it's #winniethepoohday I thought I would celebrate by thanking these stories with a sketch of my favourite character...Tigger! #thursdaythanks #pencilsketching #winniethepooh #tigger #artistoninstagram #drawing #sketchbookpage #hobbies #childrensbooks #storiesofmylife #familymemories #socialmediawithsoul
Уборочный четверг. Знаю что многие убираются по выходным,но для нас выходные могут быть и в четверг.Я люблю выходные в будни .В магазине днём нет толпы,на улице пусто и спокойно.Не подумайте,я не социофоб или интроверт ,просто иногда люблю тишину. #loveofmylife #mylittlestories #storiesofmylife #stories #life #lifestyleblogger #foto #instagram #instafoto #зима #спб
It’s always a pure joy to read the words of a happy customer, this time in German (thanks google translate) ‘A treat for the eye and pure relaxation on the shoulders. ✨’ 📷 Photo and caption by @mehralsgruenzeug Gehöre zu den Menschen, die immer verspannte Schultern und einen verspannten Nacken haben. Schon lange wollte ich mir deswegen ein Wärmekissen gekauft haben. Das von @blastahenriet ist so unfassbar schön (es muss ja auch ästhetisch sein, gell?), dass ich mich freue, den Gefährten aus Leinen und Weizen gefunden zu haben. Eine Wohltat für's Auge und Entspannung pur auf den Schultern. ✨
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. This morning the car in front of me paid for my order at Starbucks. Of course I paid for the car behind me, I hope the chain continued and that people paid it forward all day. @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2uht3 #liketkit #liketkit #LTKunder50  #LTKsalealert  #styledbyme  #outfitideas #casuallook #styleinfluencer #americanstyle #blogshop #fashionblogger #styleblogger #lifestyleblogger #currentlywearing #whatiwore #styleinspo #instaglam #streetstyle #instastyle #stylecollective #simplestyle #wearitloveit #fashionbloggerstyle #ootdpost #stylepost #igstyle #ootd #realoutfitgram #styleinspo #instafashion #stylish  #sweaterweather
Is anyone else in a social media rut? I’ve been feeling lost lately. I thought I made up my mind of strictly posting beauty and after a week I really started to miss the freedom to post what I wanted. I won’t be categorizing my instagram/blog anymore. 2018 is the year I focus on being unapologetically me, less judgmental and pursuing more opportunities. Labels won’t restrict me anymore. — #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #petitejoys #photography #influencer #visualsoflife #vsco #pursuepretty #liveauthentic #livethelittlethings #storiesofmylife #finditliveit #calledtobecreative #thehappynow #travelblog #travelblogger #travelgram #traveldiaries #inspiremyinstagram #postitfortheaesthetic #everydaymadewell #livefolk #fwis #fromwhereistand #latepost #fashion #ootd
Today was day two of snow/ice/toocoldforHouston and we were all going a little bit crazy, I don’t cope well with being inside for long and it was pretty obvious today that my kids don’t either 🤪 but, we survived and the sun came out and we are meant to be back to regular Houston winter (aka 70 degrees) by the weekend. I’m pretty sure this will be the first year since I’ve lived in Houston that I will actually look forward to summer!
Not sure if even I am pregnant enough to pull off eating this whole cake. But with all this rain it’s all I really want to do 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . Ps - this is @joythebaker ‘s Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Poppyseed Buttercream 😋 . . . . . #mywild #storiesofmylife #momentwide #livethelittlethings #motherhoodrising #babiesinbloom #mytinymoments #treasuringlittlememories #simplethingsmadebeauutiful #aseasonalshift #habitandhome #theslowdowncollective #rusticgamestrong #slowhandmade #ourfamilyrhythm #petitejoys #onmytable
A Streams Story I’m wandering through the trees, twisting here, bending there. Some places I may rush through, others I take my time. I tumble rocks, making them smooth, good “skippers” for those who play with me. Oh how I’m missing the children’s laughter as they splash in me, tossing me at each other, sipping me on warm summer days! For now, I’ll flow, carrying freshly melted snow to the animals and birds who drink from me and bring the nutrients the land needs for growth in spring. I may be tiny but my job is mighty. #streamside #streams #water #woods #snow #instawater #doyouseewhatisee #ohthethingsisee #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #storiesbetold #storiesofmylife #lifeofastream #wanderlust
Did any of you get snow? We got a drizzle and it stopped 🤣🤣. I don't mind school being out because all we did was play. Now they are taking naps and I'm getting work done. Back to business tomorrow..... #momlife #gracefulliving #littlemomentsofmine #thatsdarling #storiesofmylife #flashesofdelight #gritsandgrace #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #motherhood #pursuepretty #littlestoriesofmylife #thatauthenticfeeling #fitfotographer #theartofslowliving #feelfreefeed #seekthesimplicity
Yay I have my account back!! Someone hacked my account last week and I completely lost access to everything. If you got any weird messages from me-- it's wasn't me!! 😣 **************************** We have a snow day today (even though there's no snow). So the kiddos and I are relaxing and enjoying the day! #kidsbooklover #kidsbookstagram #1000booksbeforekindergarten #booksbuildbrains #dragonslovetacos #adamrubin #merrymakers #kidlit #kidlitpicks #childrensillustrator #childrensbooks #illustration #picturebook #momlife #gracefulliving #littlemomentsofmine #thatsdarling #storiesofmylife #flashesofdelight #gritsandgrace #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #motherhood #pursuepretty #littlestoriesofmylife #thatauthenticfeeling #theartofslowliving #feelfreefeed #seekthesimplicity #verilymoment
All you need is a new perspective 👓 @bonlook 😍 #wednesdaywisdom
Strolling towards the weekend like ruuuuunn 🏃🏃 and not looking back, unlike this throwback. Countdown is on for Prague and I want to get everything sorted on the blog front by Saturday night (and pack - obviously - and get my nails sorted, and maybe do some last min shopping 😂🙈) Does anyone else have a list as long as their arm and then start panicking? ❄🌍
Catherine the Great founded Odessa in 1794, envisioning a glorious seaside southern capital. Creating an urban pearl on the shores of the Black Sea, her team of international architects didn’t disappoint. Fabulous frontages went up, displaying an eclectic blend of architectural styles. 🌳🌳🌳 Limes, acacias, chestnuts and plane trees were planted, adding greenery and shading streets to keep the Russian aristocrats who flocked here cool in summer. 🌳🌳🌳 Many of these ornate buildings are crumbling now and are often described as Sleeping Beauties while they wait to be restored. More about stunning Odessa in my story called Pearl of the Black Sea. Link in my profile.
Bag spill. Lips: @glossier coconut balm + gen g lipstick in cake. @maccosmetics lipliner in oak + lipstick in velvet teddy. I typically have a red liner and lipstick duo for those days I want a little pick me up but I’ve been preferring nude lips for work as of late. Face: @glossier stretch concealer in medium. @maccosmetics select sheer pressed powder in NC40. Body: a sample of @commodityfragrances in scent Rain. Ugh its to die for! — #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #petitejoys #photography #influencer #visualsoflife #vsco #pursuepretty #liveauthentic #livethelittlethings #storiesofmylife #finditliveit #calledtobecreative #thehappynow #travelblog #travelblogger #travelgram #traveldiaries #inspiremyinstagram #postitfortheaesthetic #everydaymadewell #livefolk #fwis #fromwhereistand #latepost #makeupbag #bagspill
It’s cookie time! These cookies are a hit in our house! They are gone in the blink of an eye! If you like a little salty and sweet, then these cookies are a must! Sharing the recipe on the blog tonight. @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2ugAA #liketkit #cookies #barcart #letterboard #valentinesday #target #sodomino #hgtvdesign #hgtv #interiordesign #homedesign #LTKhome #homedecorating #houzz #ighome #edgyhouse #midmoderncentury #bohodecor #thespoiledhome #diy #sharemypinterest #sharemyhome #makehomeyours #sharemysquares #home #housebeautiful #houseandhome #homedecor #interiorinspo #styleathome
Do you play the piano ? My favorite instrument. Wish I had continued playing when I was a young girl. But Star Wars was rolling on the big screen, and I could not resist. I spent my money to see that magnificent movie instead of take my piano lesson. And I got bustered. End of story! I did not get more money for piano school, unfortunately. So if you play the piano, and was able to see Star Wars as well... lucky you
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