and in the washing of the summer’s parched leaves, we know something is coming to a close. a finality, like the shower at the end of a long day, preparing for sleep, the warm earth is cleansing her feet before a 5 month prayer a prayer of rest a prayer of exhale a prayer of release her hope that letting go won’t be for not, that setting free everything she’s sacrificed to grow this season won’t be lost and that someone, somewhere, can find beauty and inspiration in her courage to gently rinse, honor, and make new again the very elements which will fall to her floor to perish. to this, we say thank you for the unusual way to appreciate the rain. • Love, Riana✨ • #poem #riananelson #olygirlbosscollective #olyfemmepreneur #portraits #olympiawashington #decidedlydifferent #poemforyou #poemsaboutlife #fallpoems #onebeautifullifephoto #poemiwrote #poetry #communityofpoets
In honor of #worldnarcolepsyday .. Here's me. Wearing my world Narcolepsy Day shirt. 😁 I'm not going to preach about a lot on this one.. i just want to put some thoughts in ya brain about sleep. Mostly, I just want to reiterate how important sleep is. And the importance of learning to build good sleep habits! . What do you do to keep you sleep hygiene in check? . . . . . . #narcolepsy #sleephealth #duespaid #fitspo #fitfam #fitgirls #FitLife #fitness #FitnessMotivation #fitnessaddict #bodybuilding #cardio #weightlifting #athlete #coachonline #athletelife #GetFit #fitnessmodel #strengthathlete #shineyourlight #beyourself #fitgirls #phamily #iam1stphorm
what a boss! —sneak peek of this amazing session of jordy + her beautiful dog chloe. i love jordy’s vision for this shoot, everything just turned out so perfect. chloe is 21 years old believe it or not! she’s the sweetest thing :)
We call Sunday’s our FUN DAYS! 💗 We attempted making some fluffy slime and it turned out more like Plato! 🤣😂💀 we have tried quite a few different slime recipes and it never turns out, we keep trying anyways! 🤷🏽♀️😂Good quality family time💗 MOMS, if you have a good slime recipe please share 🙏🏽💀🤣 • • • • • #momlife #momstuff #slimeaddict #slime #slimerecipes #girlmom #girltribe #allwhitekitchen #houseprogress #recipes #moms #daughter #sundayfunday
📍Olympia, Washington 🇺🇸 . . 👣 The end of the summer is often difficult for me 😃. Especially because the rainy and cold seasons come back again. But this year is a little bit easier because I’m going back to Europe in the winter for a whole month! 👏 and the thought of it will make me go through these coming months with a better attitude. London will be my first stop but I will reveal the other countries I’m visiting soon 😉. . . 👣 El final del verano suele ser difícil para mi 😀. Especialmente porque se acercan los días de lluvia y frío. Pero este año lo llevaré un poco mejor porque ya tengo planeado mi viaje a Europa durante un mes! 👏 De momento Londres será mi primera parada, pero os iré revelando los países que visitaré pronto 😉. • • • #olympiacapitol #wa #olympiawa #travelawesome #travelgram #travelbag #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #traveling #travelling #traveller #traveler #travelers #travelbag #travelersnotebook #travellingthroughtheworld #travelholic #traveltheworld #globetrotter #explore #wanderlust #instagood #instagoodmyphoto #picoftheday #photooftheday #worldtraveler #instapassport #passionpassport #passport
|Beauty begins the moment you decide to be YOURSELF| . Five years ago, I found a platform and a community that brought me out of my shell.✨ . My shy shell. My social anxiety shell. My unhealthy shell. My lack of confidence shell. . That might be a mind-blowing statement for some of you. Mostly for those who are close to me, and know how I act in my comfy zone, OR you have only seen my social media for the last few years. . But behind the sarcasm and what appeared to be confidence, I struggled for a LONG time. . - Public speaking. Hard pass.🚫The ONE time I volunteered to speak publically was back in my 4-H days, because I was trying to earn an All-Around Belt Buckle...#earnedit . - Walking into ANY event where people are already seated and I have to find a seat. I'll be keeping the back row warm, thanks.✌🏼Yes, even if my friends are sitting towards the front - I’ll see you after the event. . - Don't make eye contact with the teacher when they are trying to get volunteers, or choose someone.👀#pretendstolookforsomethinginmybag . - Please don't make me open birthday presents while everyone is watching. On that note, don’t sing to me either... . - Win something at an event? Automatically hand the winning ticket to someone else to go get it.... . - Posting anything to social media that resembles a workout video, a bathing suit, progress photos, wearing no makeup, posts about organic tampons & natural deodorant, or really anything other than my kids.🙄 . Because I FEARED what people would think of me. . She doesn't know what she's talking about. . She shouldn't post that. . She shouldn't wear that. . How can she be a health and fitness coach and still look like that. . This crazy girl thinks she can start one of those pyramid schemes and be successful. . ^^ Man that's exhausting 😜 - to always worry about what other people think of you. So I just don't anymore. I don't have the energy to even entertain it. . When you have surrounded yourself with positive, uplifting, confident, badass women on the daily for five years - you tend to slowly come out of your own shell - layer by layer.🖤 . (Cont’d in comments....)
It all begins in just a few hours. I can't believe it! This is a late post (as I make some late night ☕) and power through all the last minute to-dos to bring together the challenge tomorrow and finish Get Planty Course. I can't believe I am SO close to launching the course I have worked on for nearly TWO YEARS! I am a confusing mix of excited, nervous, exhausted, and over the top grateful. IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD WEEK! If you enroll in the FREE Houseplant challenge (in profile) you will get the opportunity to enroll in Get Planty Course an entire day early ANNNNND at a discount. PLUS you'll get all the incredible challenge content, which is different than the course. I seriously can't wait to show you it all TOMORROW! Okay. Time for late night coffee and lots of writing. SEE YOU TOMORROW!
🍁Fall baking and football, must be Sunday! Since we’re in the season for pumpkin eveerryytthhiinngg, I had to join in with these gluten free pumpkin scones. Turned out pretty delish but still working on a few tweaks with the recipe. For the base I used a combination of three parts #cup4cup gf whole grain flour + one part almond meal. Also reduced the sugar by 25% by subbing in a bit of @lakantosweetener golden monk fruit sweetener. Who else had the baking👩🏻🍳bug this weekend???
Posting this photo because I love looking wayyyyy back at my Instagram and seeing all the memories mixed into the beautiful weddings I was posting about! Rowen and I had some sweet time this afternoon and I just suddenly started taking allllll of the photos (and I mean all forms of photos. My real camera, my phone, my instax. All the photos) because I don’t want to blink and forget her like this. She’s growing so much and I can’t believe it’s been almost 5 months of having her. I looked down at her asleep in my ring sling at church today and it felt like my heart was going to burst. Like what?! She’s OURS?!? It still doesn’t quite feel real. Feels like we’re just floating around in Glenda’s bubble from wizard of Oz. 🤷🏻♀️😂 . . . . . . . . #washingtonweddingphotographer #washingtonwedding #washingtonbride #elopementphotographer #engaged #weddingplanning #olympiawaweddingphotographer #olywa #seattleweddingphotographer #seattlebride #pnwwedding #2019wedding #2019bride #raisingroweneisley
I love the absolute laze of Luna here. Soren is her biggest fan, at first we weren’t sure she would survive him but now he is so gentle and kind with her. He checks on her immediately whenever we get home and always kisses and loves her. We had a little scare with her this weekend and thinking that he could lose her so young brought me to tears. Pets are such a gift but the loss of them is that of a dear friend. I hope Soren doesn’t have to experience that for a good long while and we can continue these sweet snuggles for a longggg time.
Things I pride myself on: (1) Being open & honest. In life, relationships, motherhood, BUSINESS. (2) Being trustworthy. As a human in general. (3) Being organized. If you asked my family, they’d tell you this is probably what makes me the crankiest if it’s not done right. (4) Empathy. My ability to be kind, show compassion, and treat people the way I’d want to be treated. But ya wanna know what... I’m learning things everyday about myself & my business . Those lessons are usually learned by fucking up & today I was a complete douche bag. I let people down, and it felt horrible. A scheduled appointment with a beautiful couple, and I didn’t even know what day it was. Sending them away, and feeling the worst I’ve ever felt as a cake maker. I am a representation of my business... I know we all make mistakes, but DAMNNNNN GINA, WHYYYYY?? Please tell me I’m not the only one messin’ shit up sometimes... . . . . . . Host @TheShootoutSociety Planning/Design/Florals @BixbyandPine Photographer @myrtlecreativeco HMU @RogueStyling Invites @Bespoke.Tacoma Gown @DaciGowns Ribbon @TonoAndCo Ring Box @Eragem Catering @HerbanFeast Cake @SiftandGather Bar @MobileBarSidecar Mocktail @MarnieRaec Rentals @YayParties Couple | Alexis + Devin @AlexisThrelkeld . . . . . . . . . #startwithwhy #theartofslowliving #livemoremagic #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #doitfortheprocess #makersgonnamake #postitfortheaesthetic #communityovercompetition #risingtide #dontquityourdaydream #handsandhustle #nothingisordinary #persuepretty #calledtobecreative #creativelyfound #creativepreneur #love #wedding #bohostyle #goodvibes #cake #weddingcake #weddinginspiration #cakesofinstagram #adventureelopement
1407 Evergreen Park Dr SW Unit 304 #JustListed this super awesome #condo on the #Westside of #Olympia ... #listing #realestate #realtor #realtorlife #listingagent #topagent #toprealtor #condominium #olympiawa #pnw #thurstoncounty #buyingahome #firsttimehomebuyer .
🤔What does brand photography look like when you don’t make and sell a physical product?⠀ ⠀ 💁🏼♀️Well that depends on your brand, Boo.⠀ ⠀ 📸Brand photography is really just a visual representation of something emotional. So if you want your photographs to accurately reflect your brand, first you need to understand it.⠀ ⠀ ❓Who are your clients? How do you want to make them feel? What are you sharing to help them feel that way? And, most importantly, WHAT IS EVEN THE POINT?!⠀ ⠀ 🤯If you’re feeling overwhelmed with defining your brand, I’ve got a FREE quiz that’ll help you discover your secret weapon 😱⠀ ⠀ The link is in my bio - go take it and then tell me your results!
Showing waterfront homes with Winston Craig Jose 🐾🐾. Love what you do and love where you live. Passionate about waterfront and real estate. Let’s sell some more real estate today! #WaterfrontExpert #WatefrontEnthusiast #WinsonSellsWaterfrontHomes #PacificNW #JohnsonPoint #LoveWhatYouDo #LoveWhereYouLive #REALTOR #REMAX 🎈🎈🎈 #AustalianShepherd #BlueMerle #RealEstateDog #LetUsRepresentYou
On My Mind Challenge. @otcsegi Shoutout to @1ktui for telling me to hop on it for the one time, and shoutout to @otcthatsthemovement for always dropping vibes and putting on for the PNW. #OnMyMindChallenge #OTC #Segi #MAAFALA #Rap #Music #Challenge #Rapper #Unsigned #Seattle #Olympia #WA #PNW
We had a great turn out of vendors and shoppers this month! Application for October vendors are open. Link in bio!
Full Self Acceptance 🦋 Wow that speaks volumes... I love that. The thing about a smile is that it has the ability to communicate a gentle hello, or cover up one’s pain, or best of all to connect with someone else who may contagiously smile back. However beyond a smile self acceptance is what we carry in our lives. Let yourself connect and be at peace with who you are 🦋 #youareyou #streetphotography #selfacceptance #sundayvibes
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