Five Ways to Find Your Zen:
📌 Focus on the task at hand
📌 Be all in
📌 Find rest
📌 Simplify your life
📌 Let go of that which does not serve you.
Happy Sunday! Double tap ❤️ if you are enjoying the weekend!
Inspired by @obviousstate sharing a picture of pressed flowers in a book of poetry, here’s my offering - the carnations I wore to my exams. This is a copy of Dryden’s poetry - no particular reason for keeping the flowers in there, other than that I needed a hefty book (with others piled on it) to squish the fat flowers flat! My dad showed me how to press leaves when I was a kid, and I remember keeping them in a book, with labels, although I don’t know what happened to that book. #studygram#carnations#books#pressedflowers
Who said basics were boring! I yell BASICS FOREVER👊🏻! My favourite short sleeved crops has been flying out the door lately - and of course they do! Perfect with anything and everything (the easier to style and match I say 🤩)My purple mohair mix with just a dash of Brown is my latest offering-SOLD within minutes of listing-sending to her lucky owner tomorrow. And very lucky she is, as I only make one each with a majority of my crop tees. VERY lucky indeed ❤️
“Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed.” ~Ezra Taft Benson
Running towards my next adventure. 🏃🏻♀️🌞✨
WHAT CRAZY ADVENTURES ARE YOU EMBARKING ON?
After we did a little rearranging at home yesterday, after I started planning some blog posts for the upcoming week, and after I thought about the things that I love sharing most on Instagram + my blog, I started wondering if now was time to let belovelive evolve naturally into something new.
belovelive is my brand i suppose you’d say. It started as the name of my blog (and it still is), but morphed into my handle and into a way of life over the past 7 years.
It’s about spirit, soul, nature, travel, home. Living with magic + meaning. Living slowly + intentionally. Living with the seasons. Tapping into my own power + creating my life, claiming who I am + who I want to be. All so I can hopefully make a tiny difference in the world.
Deep in my soul, I know that it’s now time for me to turn my blog outward. That is, to begin to teach + share. To step into the expertise that I have + the wisdom that I have to offer.
Of course, I have my own thoughts + ideas that I’ve been assembling secretly in a journey all year long, but now I want to hear from YOU.
How + what exactly should I share = what do you want to hear/read/feel/learn? How can I help you grow - and in what areas?
So, for you have have followed me for a while, or for you who have just found me... what do you think? How would you define belovelive (Not the words, but the feelings + the message)?
I’d really love to hear your feedback. 🙏🏽 I am certain that I am going to be shifting how I organize my blog, but exactly how I am not sure yet. So, if you have any thoughts, words of wisdom, insights, I’d love to hear them!
Leave a comment below or send me a private message. Whatever works for you. Oh, and the link to my blog is in my bio! Just in case you wanna go + peruse a little bit. ✌🏽
My heart is so full, as it often is after photographing a wedding but this day was one I will never forget. @hoorayah and @n_secrist43’s love for people and for the Lord is so incredibly inspiring and as a photographer, capturing that feels like the greatest honor. There were so many powerful moments today that made me tear up like when Rayah’s thirteen bridesmaids surrounded her just moments before she got married to pray over her and when Nick and Rayah washed each other’s feet at the ceremony, symbolizing the servanthood of marriage. I can’t wait to share all of those beautiful moments but for now here are a couple favorite portraits!
While bubby sleeps, Mumma cooks. Green Thai Chicken Curry is on the menu tonight!!!
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This girl starts 2nd grade on Monday, and today I asked her how she felt about it. She picked up her hand and did the medium “iffy” wave with it. She said she’s excited for her teacher and her friends, but just isn’t ready for school to start so soon. Me either baby girl, me either. Also, these swipes represent her pretty well..she’s a watcher, a ponderer, and a pretty sweet thing ❤️ || pS. Sweetest skirt from @seedkids
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Last week Sixth & Baker received some VERY exciting news! And while we can’t spill the details until AFTER the press release, we CAN share some of the images from the photo shoot! Stay close, friends... because the news that goes along with this image is incredible. We are bursting at the seams to tell you what it is!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
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Yay for the weekend when Papa is *mostly* not at work 🙌🏼
Fall is near. Stock up on some baby fall clothes in the link in our bio 🍂
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The darkest seasons of life yield the brightest blessings to be had🌻
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This guy. ✨
It’s been a busy summer, but he was working on his fall schedule today and we talked a lot about days off and upcoming vacation! 💃🏼 I don’t want to take anything for granted in the seasons we’re currently planted, but hope in things yet to come can also help keep that joyful perspective! ✨
I love our busy crazy life @jay.bryner Some days still feel slow in the midst of our lovely chaos, but real rest with you fills me up more than I ever expected!
Keep dating your spouse friends! It’s so good for the soul 💙
Sweet moments I pray to always remember: this morning, Gino surprised me with what he called a “seasonal just because” gift... a new bikini for our beach day date since he knows I’ve wanted a high-waisted one for a while. Things have been so busy for us and these moments when we slow down and my husband makes me feel so loved and so cared for, are the ones I want to soak deep into my soul ❤️
Comment below and tell us who God says YOU are. 🖋 by @jenessawait
I was in college. After 5 years of dating, my boyfriend and I broke up that summer. I felt the loss of his family. I was miserably failing my math class. My friend from high school passed away. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. There was an exhausting amount of gossip going on between everyone at work. I stopped reading my bible. I stopped journaling. I stopped working out. I altogether stopped taking care of my heart and my health. I felt like I had absolutely nothing to live for anymore. BEFORE all of this, I thought my life was together. Everything in my life had gone exactly as I planned. Yet, in an instant, my world was completely shattered.
I had fallen away from God because I was so furious with Him. He was NOT the God I thought He was. If He were, then how could He ever let all of this happen to me?
There was this one night during that Fall semester. It was a Friday night, and I was crying in my bed by myself. I hadn't gone to class that entire week, which is very unlike me. I had turned my phone off that whole week so that no one could contact me.
But on that night, God led me to Jeremiah. It was this verse that ignited something in me — “You will seek and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
I couldn’t hear Him. I couldn’t see Him. I couldn’t feel Him. But I read this verse and I suddenly had a clear vision of what I had to do.
It wasn’t until I was stripped of all the things I found security in before that I TRULY sought after Him. And once I did, I fully committed. And truly, with all my heart this time.
God pursues you. God doesn’t want just one piece of you. He doesn’t want to only have your attention on Sundays. He doesn’t just want you when life is going well. He pursues YOU. Every part of you. Every moment. PURSUE HIM. Seek Him with ALL YOUR HEART. He is always, always, always with you.
hiked the highest peak in my state today and just kept thinking about how indescribable it is that God created the world the way He did and how much He must love us to put so much thought and detail into it for us to enjoy while we’re here. the mountains will forever be my favorite!
Last weekend I got dressed up because I don’t often these days
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love ya forever, SKP 💓
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Friends, I miss meeting with you here in this space! 🖤 I’ve been off spending time with my family & doing interesting, creative work, and it’s been so, so good. 🖤 I’m looking forward to being back here soon, but in the meantime, here’s a throwback to last year’s #unhurriedsummer series. I’m still enjoying the fruit it! 🖤. Are you finding ways to slow down and savour the summer? I’d love to hear about it #missyou#bebacksoon