A pumpkin, a box of nails and a wooden hammer.
Everyone loved this. I’d thought it would be something for Dilys, but Griffy got right in there too. I underestimated (I should know better) his tenacity and resilience to master new a new skill.
For Griffy he picked out the nails from the small box, passed them to me to push them into the pumpkin and then he hammered. Repeat, eat, nail.
For Dilys she was was able to make the first puncture too and made patterns and shapes.
Those who are well versed in Montessori (not me) will be able to explain all the developments bits in the activity with far more finesse than I’m about to.
I loved this for its simplicity, its challenge and appeal to both Dilys (3.5) and Griffy (17 months), it’s seasonality, that we recycled, for fine motor skills, shapes, textures, force and materials understanding. We played with this for days.
We’re working on adding more seasonality into our days. We’ve used pumpkins in a few ways during the last month. -
Will you check out the dappled light, this was taken yesterday morning. November you’re amazing.
Ps this was inspired by something I found on Facebook but I can’t find the account to link it too.
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Ok babes, making it official: I'M MOVING TO LA!! ☀️🌴
I've been falling in love with @discoverla for years and the time has finally come for me to make my way South to the land of palm trees and Alfred tea. If you're in LA, invite me to stuff!! I want to experience everything 🙌🏻✨
P.S. Literally everyone I meet already thinks I'm from LA, and now it'll be true 🌸 #losangelesblogger#westcoastbestcoast#losangeleslife
Love this sweater from @happiesttee 💎
From a photographers 📷perspective: I've noticed a lot how to wedding post out there. They're kinda like those secret meetings in the movie Mean Girls, where you can get the 411 🤫and exactly what to do and what not to do on your wedding day. But after reading a bunch, I started to feel overwhelmed, and I started to feel restricted for my future brides! 👰
While a lot of those things I read were helpful 💁♂, remember that over consuming that content can become counterproductive and restrictive! 📉 Take a few things you like, then run! 💍In order to get a fresh original take on your wedding day, you're going to want to use the ideas you read as an OUTLINE not a GUIDELINE.
alyssa, you’ve been with some of us our whole lives, some since elementary school, some since middle school, and some since high school. regardless of how long you’ve been in our lives, i know you’ve made a profound impact on each of our lives. we all look up to you, and you’ve set such a beautiful example of what it means to be a godly woman, of what it takes to “count up the cost,” and you’ve shown us all how important, and beautiful, it is to wait for the man God has set aside for us. we’ve all waited YEARS for this day. we’ve watched you pray, and wait, and wait, and wait, and then wait some more. but we never once saw you doubt God’s plan. we’ve never seen you try to do it your way, because you thought you knew better. you prayed, and you waited. and we’ve prayed for you and waited with you. i know i speak for each of us, when i say that we love you, we’re so thankful for you and the impact you’ve had on each of our lives, and we’re so excited that you’re finally a MRS!!!! congratulations, mrs. bevins, you deserve all the love and happiness in the world, and i’m so glad you’ve found the man that will give you that 💕 you’ve waited long enough, now it’s finally here...you’re a married woman, and you don’t have to worry about us trying to set you up with camp counselors anymore!😜 #revvinwithbevins
We don't hear much about International Men's Day... and I think we should! I am blessed to know so many wonderful, humble, loving, faithful, selfless, and strong men, but shout out to my man in particular! This God-fearing man dreams big, not for himself but for the kingdom, and leads our family by example to live fully with Christ and to be guided by the Spirit. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect partner through this life! To my love and to all you other wonderful men out there, Happy International Men's Day!
"It is by our personification of love, by our humble service, that we become the love for which we long." - Fr. Brendan Busse, SJ
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This afternoon I got to shoot what was quite possibly the COOLEST engagement session ever. I was definitely fangirling inside while Brandon and Katie showed us around the hangar and the jet!! I had so much fun with them, and I still can’t get over how natural they were in front of the camera 😍. #kaderlybride
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We’ll be wrapping things up and slowing down soon over the holidays as we head to Canada. If you’ve had your eye on something in my little shop, get your order in quick. Challenge yourself this Christmas to try and shop small. Don’t go into debt trying to show people how much you love them, make something from your heart, gift handmade, support small business. It’s amazing how small decisions of many people can hold such an impact. And those of you that have supported this journey of mine, Thank you. ✨
📷 by @charlieandmarlow
GK New Baby Gift Box - Ahogy ígértem, mától rendelhetőek a webshopon:
Klikkelhető link a bioban ☝️!
Siessetek, mert limitált mennyiségben elérhető, a legközelebbi készletfrissítés december 10 után várható... 😊😚
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When was the last time you were totally devoted to something?
It was something you thought about morning, noon, and night. It was literally imprinted on your heart.
God’s Word tells us to pray without ceasing, to be watchful and stand firm in the faith, and to be thankful in all situations.
Our devotion requires our consistency.
That’s what God is seeking from us—our consistent TIME, our consistent LOVE, our consistent THANKSGIVING.
Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it"
The best remedy for Monday blues is an old-fashioned time of worship and praise for the mighty God you serve. Rejoice in the Lord with song or dance.
Your heart feels weary from the testing and trials in your life. It’s easy to fall into a pity party. Yet the Lord is still working on your behalf and you must gird yourself up to trust in Him regardless of your circumstances.
You have a situation in your life that is beyond your human ability to figure out. Perhaps God wants you to stop trying to figure it out in your flesh and rely on the Spirit of God to give insight.
Worry is the first thing that greets you in the morning. It’s not God’s will for you to stumble in fear and doubt throughout your whole day. He knows the number of hairs on your head and will take care of you and your concerns…only believe.
The best start to your day is in the Word of God! Your day can take off much stronger and end with peace in your heart when you begin with God’s word.
Take one inspiring scripture a day through the week—repeating the scriptures and making them your morning prayers. You will find yourself living above the troubles of the day because God’s word will sustain you.
Have an awesome Monday without the blues family, and a highly favored week ahead!
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It’s my last few days in melbourne for the year. Time just flies and it’s crazy to me. I’ve loved this season of nesting though, gonna miss my little monochrome home and plant children 🕊
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I’m so blessed to capture the most beautiful couples
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The @dreamcitychurch Scottsdale staff team. (Just missing @jeffmay)
We had a blast working together to put on our Volunteer Appreciation Night.
This staff team may be small but our VOLUNTEER DREAM TEAM is large and growing!
We couldn’t do what we do as a church without their help and this crew right here is feeling g r a t e f u l!
Day 18 #gratitudeletteringchallenge: “You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.” - Nehemiah 9:6
1 291 hours ago
Winter Fashion never looked so good! Pre-order this set today! DM for more info!
1 131 hours ago
My littlest love teaching me the skill of patience & pushing my limits on the reg 💁🏼♀️Just when I feel like I’m almost about to set everything we own on fire and run away to Mexico, her little smile melts my heart and it all so worth it 💖
Отвечаю😃 чтобы не тянуть резину.
Первый правильный ответ - кошка🐱🤦♀️
Но моего желания никто не поддерживает😭... ни Рус, ни наши мамы. Моя вообще грозиться нас с животинкой на дачу не пускать🤣
Ну я ее понимаю... наши кошаки там знатно все попортили и шерсти накидали🙈
В общем пытаюсь уговорить свою душеньку на морскую свинку... но они ж тупые🤣🤣🤣
Ну если кошку угадали многие🤗 то второй пункт - металлоискатель😅 угадала только @irina_mark1608
Только она поняла на кого подписана😎
Ну вот так... я кстати о нем мечтаю уже лет 5, но сейчас опять смотрю, как чуваки в Австралии тупо на земле слитки находят... бесят они меня🤣🤣🤣... хочу тоже. Да, я знаю, что у нас я слитки не найду, но кое-что я знаю😁
В общем прошу🙏😆
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gone are the days where i could bounce back after a late night out...looking forward to crawling into bed and maybe (*just*) making it through the first ten minutes of this is us.
The Throw & Go Duster. Perfect for the arctic tundra...er, the airplane. #GoSummersalt
2 1002 hours ago
She laughs without fear of the future. ❤️
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This sweet cutie pa-toutie is f i v e! I can’t believe it! And what a wonderful five years it has been! Ethan is smart, caring, strong, and empathetic. What he wants to be when he grows up changes constantly based on the needs those around him. We may have to tell him to buckle his seatbelt 5 billion times, but I couldn’t imagine our life without him and his infectious smile! HBD, Ethan!
This place made me officially hate hikes with stairs, I swear going down is fine but coming back up I wanted to just give up. This man was probably feeling what I would soon be feeling long after he’s gone! ✌🏽
If you would have told me last year that I would be teaching women how to letter and draw their own self portrait or sharing my journey through art and sharing the amazing stories of other women, you would have gotten major side-eye action. But I am and it feels so incredible.
What I have learned the last two months is that I have been holding myself back. No one else. Me. It was my self doubt, my insecurities, my lack of faith. But, yea I'm over that. I have an assignment on this earth and I believe it with every fiber of my being. I will walk into that truth with audacity because wherever I set foot will be land that God's given me.
The enemy is ANYTHING that takes you off course! It ain’t always the devil. Sometimes it’s your emotions. Sometimes it’s the people you surround yourself with. Sometimes it’s the environment you’re in. Whatever it is, find it.... and defeat it 🙌
Tag a friend who needs to hear this 👇
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Singleness is a gift 🎁 It took me awhile to wrap my head around this ideal to be honest. I used to wonder why I always seemed to be the single person amongst my group of friends 👯♀️ Then I realized, singleness is a short period of my life and that I must utilize it to do things I wouldn’t otherwise be able to if I wasn’t single. ☝🏽 ❣️ Singleness is a time of preparation for what God wants to do next in your life. Think about it... this is the time in your life where you can devote it to bettering yourself 💘, serving others & doing radical and time consuming things for the kingdom of God 💒. Three things I’ve learned through my journey as a young single: ❣️ MAKE JESUS FRONT & CENTER OF YOUR LIFE. If you're not satisfied in Jesus and Jesus alone, you will place that other someone as the "Jesus front and center of your life" rather than Jesus alone. There is no person that can satisfy you in life than God alone. We are human, we are meant to make mistakes, but we are not here to satisfy others. Marriage will not solve your issues as a single. Your spouse cannot be your end all be all. (Psalm 17:15) ❣️SELF-CONTROL 💪🏽This goes in all areas: temptation, anger, desire, 💰 , etc. Learning self-discipline can do measures for your life. It teaches you patience, resilience and learning to discipline yourself and putting God above your own desires. ⚖️ Sex is something that has become the norm in society, and if you are not sexually active, people look at you with a confused look as if trying to understand. Do you really want to be with someone who cannot control their sexual desires? (1 Peter 1:5-7) ❣️CONTENTMENT 😊 The art of contentment teaches you to be content where you are and what you have. It will allow you to flourish in the blessings you already have and to establish a sense of security. (1 Timothy 6:6) ❣️ Allow God to work in your life, practice selflessness & learn what you can about marriage. In the meanwhile, as you wait, hope in Jesus NOT in marriage. JESUS IS YOUR HOPE 💖
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” -says the Lord. ❤️
Happy Sunday, everyone! Whatever situation you are in today know that it is not an accident nor will last long. God’s plan for you is way too far from what you can imagine. We may not completely fathom His ways but we can always trust that He will bring us out of it and turn the situation into a blessing. Keep the fire burning! 🙏
Woke up in the middle of the night and while browsing the net, I came across this post. It’s pretty amazing how God will remind us of the things He has for us in different ways. They say ‘we will hear when we listen and we will understand when we open our hearts’.
Today, I thank You Abba for making me feel confident about my future not because of the things that I can do but because of what You can do for me. You hold my future, You pave the way and clear the path. That’s enough reasons for me to move forward. I am beyond excited knowing that what You have in store for me is full of beautiful things to look forward to. ❤️🙏
Thank you, #aplacetodwell for this awesome photo! 🌸
Have a great week ahead everyone! 😀 #Jeremiah2911#shereadstruth#bedeeplyrooted#lampandlight#sheislight#illustratedfaith
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Leaving this here because it felt important. (it *is* important).
saturday night & all i can think about is coffee tomorrow morning ☕️😌
I mean, do we even need to have our kids on our Christmas card?! Maybe just on the back... 📷: @nursevictoria (edited by me)
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I’m finally putting together a blog post for this day and I can hardly believe it has almost been a year (!!!) since I stood in the most stunning snowfall I’ve ever seen with these two.
If you’re from the south you KNOW we never see snow as deep and consistent as this, much less on a wedding day. We all know we’d have no idea what to do if it snowed like this on a wedding day here. We get an inch and we all panic 😂
I remember asking Rachel if she thought it would snow on their wedding day and with the calmest look of peace on her face, she said yes. I started to think “oh no, for sure guest won’t come because of snowy roads!” but every single one showed up. It may have been negative degrees but I will never forget feeling the overwhelming sense of warmth and family as I watched Rachel and Dalton become one.
This day was unlike any other, a first look in the snow, multiple hand warmers, friends and family of the bride hugging me as I left. Days like these are strong reminders of what it’s truly like to tell someones story no matter what happens and I’m here for it — 🖤
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God is so GOOOD y’all! 📸Photocreds to @atouchoftimothy //
I feel super disciplined and structured as a believer, and it’s has been a long road to get here, but WOW what a beautiful journey it is. This is the first time I’ve been able to attend the same church for a solid 3-4 years since ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, and I am eternally grateful that I stumbled into Arapaho UMC in 2014. No regrets. 💚 // I hope y’all have a good restful Sunday 🤠😃🙃
(To clarify for my own ego, I’ve gone to church every year of my life - my family just moves a lot or switches churches bc of money/ or the church shuts down/ or its too far away. Hence the instability... okay bye)
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Too many times in life we are pulled in a million different directions. ⬅️⬆️↖️↙️⬇️➡️ We are constantly seeking God’s guidance about which choices to make and double checking to make sure we are on the path He has designed for us. Through faith we know that as long as our hearts are following Jesus and we trust in His word, we cannot be steered down the wrong road. But sometimes the “right” choice might not seem so clear. Things are complicated, the future is uncertain, and people may be disappointed. At the end of the day, as long as we follow what is deep rooted in our soul and trust that God will help us through any choice or situation, the decision tends to become clearer. 💕 Tonight, I am praying for clarity in the decisions you are faced with right now. Faith then clarity, then calm and confidence in what lies ahead. Love love love y’all.
SHOP SMALL...and cute.
Here's the official Move the Mountains team photo! Haha, in their glorious jammies and all!
But seriously, when you make a purchase from Move the Mountains, these are the people who do a happy dance when your order comes through. These are the people that you feed. These are the people who package your Bible journaling goods and answer your emails.
This is us. I ask for your business this Black Friday because your purchase makes a difference in our lives as a family.
Thank you to all the lovely ladies who continually send business our way, we greatly appreciate you. 🙌😘♥️
11 1709 hours ago
happy Sunday, friends🌟
this morning in church we talked about the origins of Thanksgiving, and I’m just so excited by it!
how awesome is it that we have such a great legacy here in America to look up to.
Thanksgiving is always a highlight of the year for me, and I just get so happy about it!
this year we (my fam and I) are hosting some international exchange students from UW, and I can’t wait!
what are your thanksgiving plans? do you have any special traditions? 🍁