When I asked my youngest what he wanted to take to school for birthday treats, he tentatively asked, “Can you make puppy chow?” And THIS MOM (who is usually quick to say no) said yes. Even tho I’ve never made it before and had to run to the store for the right cereal. Even tho buying something would have been much easier. But now I have a happy kid and leftover deliciousness! #sayyes#puppychow
extended travel triggers my mom guilt. i’ve traveled 50k miles on @americanair in the last 4 months and this week i’ve been in boston, austin, chicago, and LA. on past trips i’ve done some really unnatural things like flying cross country to be home for one night and a morning before flying out again. and while doing than has allowed me to kiss my boys, it takes its toll on me.
so i tried something new this trip. i didn’t back-track between cities. that means that by the time i get home on wednesday, i will have been gone for 9 days. i’ve never been gone this long and tbh it’s a bit too long for my liking but i realized something as i was FTing the boys last night: i miss them but i have no guilt. and that is because the way i traveled this trip was my choice.
i chose to go to austin to work with my client this week. i chose to go to chicago for a strategy meeting for the firm. i chose to come to LA for k_lenise ‘s baby shower and meet a dear friend’s rainbow miracle baby (more to come on this!). and all of these things, in addition to being a mother, are meaningful and give me purpose.
while i’ve been gone, the boys have been loved and cared for by their father, our amazing au pair @kathe_avila_diaz, my mother and grandmother and my husband’s parents. we moved back to #boston to be near the village and the village surrounded us this week. i’m grateful. .
as for my fear of missing one of the boys’ new firsts while i’m gone (like how cj now runs around the house yelling AQUAPHOR), i’m at peace accepting that the first time they do [x] for me will be my first. .
motherhood is a spectrum of choice. i choose to love these precious boys. and i choose to love me by chasing the things that give me meaning, fulfillment and life.
chris sent me this picture the other night. and what i see in my little #luchadors is a reminder that on the days when i am not there to be “supermom,” they and one “superdad” and a host of surrogates have got me covered. they’ve given me license to choose.
wheels up. 🛫
✨ How many of you are willing to take a chance - not at the casino but take a real chance on you? On your freaking dreams! How many of you are willing to commit to making a change for the better - for your life and for anyone else you may affect in the future.
I can’t even explain to you all how excited I am for my family’s future!! Arbonne has been a massive part of my life for four years - I have loved the products for four years and I have learnt so much about myself on the way in my life and in my journey. But this weekend Arbonne has moved from my head to my heart. I feel so motivated and inspired to help so many people with this business. THIS COMPANY IS FUCKING PHENOMENAL!!! We are already market leaders for our opportunity and products - which are vegan, cruelty free and actually good for you (no chemical bs in these!) and Arbonne have delivered us soooo much more!
We are committed to be waste free by 2030 and to source even more sustainability in our ingredients AND move as much as possible to FAIRTRADE. 👏🏻✨ NO OTHER COMPANY IS DOING THIS!! On top of that they are going to do more studies to PROVE that our systems and 30 days to healthy living programmes work!!!!!! I know they do, I use them every freaking day and that’s why I’m looking and feeling amazing in my mirror balcony door! 🤣 But they are going to prove it scientifically AND we are moving to a B CORPORATION - where only companies who want to make social change can be! WE ARE NOT JUST ABOUT PROFITS!! 👌🏻😍 This is HUGE. And with or without you Arbonne is going to change so many lives! So change your life and bloody jump in with me! I’m going to the very top! Who the heck is coming with me?! #nvp#gtc2019#arbonne#watchme#jumpin#sayyes#grattitude#30daystohealthyliving#inspired#motivated#lovinglife#dothis#vegas#mgmsignature
Get used to saying YES! more often to things you are curious about. In our world today we are conditioned to be fearful and to play safe. We care so much about what XYZ think, that we put ourselves on the side to make them feel good when they say our goal is risky and it's not a good idea. And guess what? We agree with them! Even though deep in our core we really want to give it a try! WTF is that?!
If you are scared of failure, scared of the unknown, scared of what people will think you will remain unchanged. Battling the same challenges, same excuses, same stressors, same bullshit. I challenge you today and everyday from now on to say YES to the things that will benefit you to get to the next level of growth, to find abundance, happiness, passion, impact. And say NO to anything that will stop you from making it a reality. YOU are in charge
EVENT PARTNER | the Toowoomba Chamber is delighted to welcome @optus as our SMALL BUSINESS EXCHANGE Event Partner.
Optus has everything your business needs to grow and we are excited to partner with them in delivering this keynote event for Toowoomba during QLD Small Business Week 2019.
Optus will also be hosting our May Business@Dusk event, which follows the trade show on Thursday 30th May.
If you are interested in booking tickets for either event, please contact the Chamber office.
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1 121 hour ago
Sharing a writing about one moment from one evening from my India trip titled: Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha and it's available on my blog (link in profile) www.jodimasterson.com
This month’s full moon has an exciting name — the Blue Flower Full Moon 🌕. This full moon appears in Scorpio ♏️, so we’ll be experiencing some of that intense Scorpio energy.
First, the term “blue moon” does not mean the moon will appear blue (unfortunately, because that would be cool). You might have heard the phrase “once in a blue moon” to describe something that occurs rarely — well, here’s where that phrase comes from! Usually, there is one full moon per month, and three full moons per season. Any “extra” full moons are called “blue.” This year, we have four full moons in spring instead of the usual three full moons — and, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s the third of these four full moons that gets the special “blue” nickname, though no one is sure why that is.
Next, the term “Flower Moon” is used to refer to a full moon in May. There’s a special name for full moons that occur in each month, based on Algonquin naming traditions. A full moon in April is called a Pink Moon, and a full moon in March is called a Worm Moon. The Flower Moon earned its name because it coincides with spring flowers blooming.
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One of the things I have really learned from seeing him is the importance of having great leaders within the organization.
I have seen quite a few in his.
And I believe because of him there will be millions of people in the world 🌎 that are better leaders.
So if you are a leader, your goal should be to create more leaders.
Do you agree?
4 672 hours ago
You can do anything you put your mind to! I love learning new things like golf. It’s all mental and once you loosen up, and not over think it, you get the best shot ever💪🏼 That’s with everything in life when you think about it, loosen up and enjoy the ride. You’ll be surprised on what comes your way! So stop over thinking what if what if what if and just do it. 😆
🎉 It was the perfect day for Morgan to find the perfect dress! It was an appointment with just the two of us and I have to say, it was a nice breath of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong, I love my brides and their entourages, but it was so refreshing to have a bride come in that knew that the only opinion that matters is her own. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. How the bride feels in the dress of her dreams; and boy did Morgan feel good! She knew what she wanted and it looked KILLER on her and it was a sealed deal. Congratulations, Morgan! I’m so happy I could help you find your dream dress!
After a weekend of masterminding with some of my favorite entrepreneurs I am looking forward to what I’ve got coming at you soon.... ◾️If you feel like you say yes to everyone because that is the only way to be a good person ◾️if you end up feeling resentful about basic things and because you said yes when you meant no ◾️if you think of everyone else is happy that will make you happy too
Well, friend, then what I’ve got coming soon maybe might be just the ticket to a better way and a better life.
We headed out for a quick, family, morning adventure walk to some lakes near our house this morning at 7:45. We got home at 12:00.
Picture 1 was taken around 8:15 after feeding some fish and then pausing for a snack. ☀️
Picture 2 was taken around 10:45. 🤪 ☀️
Between the two we warded off some over zealous geese, walked around 2 neighborhoods- both with amazing, tall old trees for exploring, got in and out of the stroller at least 8 times, had 4 more snacks, found 142 walking sticks, said hi to at least 45 birds. ☀️
After pic 2, we randomly bumped into some friends while finally “heading home” and played with them for another hour. ☀️
Would you be surprised if I told you R fell asleep once we got back in the stroller for the home stretch of our never-ending (and clearly fun and eventful!) Sunday morning walk?! (I myself was so tired at this point that I never thought to capture the end of the walk.) ☀️
Happy Sunday ☀️ #sundayfunday#getoutside#explore#exploringandadventuring#learningthroughplay#learningthroughexperiences#familytime#letthembelittle#sensoryfun#sunshine#diariesofthesprousefamily#toddlerhood#motherhood#sayyes
2 283 hours ago
May you find THIS much passion in the little joys of your day.
I was amazed how much people enjoyed their childlike excitement. Even the guy in shorts Revan totally soaked! 🤦♀️ "Hahha puddles are the best."
"Nothing better than jumping in rain puddles"
"They are so happy"
We definitely chose the right place to move. My boys are surrounded by people who appreciate their energy and excitement and child-ness! They are surrounded by kind words, big smiles, hearty laughs, and genuine acceptance. Today was a good day!
I’m headed home from an incredible, cup-filling, inspiring, long-weekend retreat with these beautiful ladies. What do we all have in common? Well, besides white tank tops and blue leggings, of course!
We all said YES.
Every single one of us in this picture nervously said yes to an opportunity to take part in something bigger than ourselves. I can say without a doubt that we were all apprehensive about it to some degree, but we had faith that we could change the trajectory of our lives as well as impact the lives of others. We acknowledged the uncertainty but took the leap anyways. Saying yes brought us all together, even before we met in person this weekend.
We are business owners, we are leaders, and we are life-changers. And we started by changing our own lives first— by working on our health, fitness and wellness, improving our bodies and our minds, and creating communities where other women can do the same.
We are not an exclusive group. This is the most open-armed, welcoming and supportive community, and we are looking for more women who want more for themselves! Are you ready for a change, like I was a year and a half ago? I’m happy to help you see if this might be a good fit for you, too! Give me a comment below or send me a DM! And let’s secure your spot on next year’s retreat!
Happy Sunday darlings! Click watch more to see our Rose gold collection 🐥 #Barkevs
2 1154 hours ago
7 years ago I agreed to dinner at the Santa Monica Pier with an old friend from highschool. I wasn't sure where it would lead but if I hadn't said yes I would have never found out. ▪
Because I said yes to dinner, I spent a year getting to know a man who would become my very best friend and one year after saying yes to dinner I would say yes to being his wife. ▪
Now seven years later we have been on so many wonderful adventures together, we've moved across the country, started a family and are living our best lives.
All because of one word. YES.
Dont let uncertainty hold you back. Take a leap of faith, you never know where it could lead! Take a chance on something new, something you've been wanting, SAY YES!
So happy @fcbrewing wanted us there for their guest! Everyone was excited for the launch of el Grito Lager and the elotes of course!
We don’t only stick to weddings. Have people ready to smile? We’re there!!
3 611 April, 2019
Our digital props are always fun!
Spring dates are open for booking. Please email or Comment for info. Packages starting at only $199.
3 2318 March, 2019
Last week we had the chance to meet all of these phenomenal women! Ironically It was on international women’s day! Thanks to @sweetlifebake for hosting a cute intimate networking gathering.
You don’t need a major event to have a photobooth! Anywhere people are gathered is enough of a reason! April and May is now open for booking with packages starting at just $199. Dm or comment for info!
11 3417 March, 2019
Birthday party? Wedding? Baby shower? We show up anywhere!
Our social booths only need a 5x5 space, allowing us to squeeze in anywhere!
Have an event or gathering of beautiful people coming up? Dm for info! Packages starting at only $199 this spring! 🌸🌸
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One stunning diamond + two twinkling friends + tons of timeless charm. ✨ New @jenniferdawesdesign just arrived! Explore the new rings, and our entire collection of handmade, one-of-a-kind engagement rings at newtwist.com.
8 56018 May, 2019
Everyday is a new day. Today I will be more productive than yesterday so I can enjoy my hard work tomorrow.
Type "YES" if you are ready to start your amazing day.
HAAPY SUNDAY 🌞 One of my favorite shots! Also new name change :)
10 1039 hours ago
Fofura em dose tripla! Isso mesmo, draminhas trigêmeas! Que amor! Que encantooo! 😻♥️♥️♥️
3 14911 May, 2019
// CvB Bespoke // Scroll left for more views // BIG NEWS!! How would you like to preview this ring irl?? I’ve had so many inquiries on the “June” style cluster ring that I’ve chosen it to be the first in my CvB “Try Before You Buy” (CvB TBYB) re-launch; which means with a refundable deposit, you can have whichever piece(s) shipped directly to your doorstep for a hassle-free, three-day, preview period!! Of course, with this, we’re removing the guesswork of purchasing online sight unseen...you can be comfortable knowing that like the custom order pieces, each ring, band, (& in the short future earrings, bangles, & necklaces), will be crafted consistently with CvB’s meticulous standards of craftsmanship & materials used...the centers will be set with custom cut CZ (as shown here...YES, that’s a CZ!!) or gemstones. I have many new and some of my existing more popular #byCvB settings in production now...please contact me to learn more about this opportunity to preview jewelry without the pressure of a showroom environment—sales people peering over your shoulder—but rather in the privacy of your own stress-free surroundings! Try it...see the for yourself what separates Team CvB from the rest!!