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Pink on pink? Sign me up! Now off I go to rummage through my kids Valentine’s Day candy from school behind closed doors! Hoping for at least one Reece’s. 🤞🏼💋

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I (freaking) love boiler suits, but it’s hard to find the perfect one for your body & personality! I LOVED the color of this one but it was all up in my business – if ya catch my drift. Siiiiggggh. So close.
Do you like these jump suits?! If so, do you have one or do they make you a little nervous?? Remember that feeling a little nervous to wear something you LOVE is exactly what you’re looking for! Happy 76538397th snow day, back into hibernation I go.

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What keeps you feeling grounded? Rephrase, what is it in your heart that offers you a sense of security & peace? My family is currently in a vulnerable season of transition where all kinds of unknowns are lingering in the space around us. I’ve chosen not to accommodate unrest or worry in my heart, although I used to which resulted in anxiety attacks & a very dark version of myself. Through that season I grew in self awareness and understood that I can not entertain the what ifs before their time. Maybe others can, but for me that’s a big one – a hard, conscious choice I have to make to protect myself. There’s too much of a chance they’ll never be more than just a ‘what if’ so investing my energy and emotions into them prematurely causes massive unrest that trickles down into my parenting, marriage & relationships. That means choosing peace and finding ways to obtain it. So today, despite the uncertainties, I’m not entertaining the what ifs. I’m edifying my heart & mind with worship music, coffee, sitting in the window where the sun is pouring in, spontaneous dance parties with my daughter, fueling my faith with the word, getting my work done while listening to a podcast and choosing to be present with my babies – not only I deserve the best version of me, they do too. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Custom suiting meeting today! So. Much. Fun! I loved learning more about this avenue of fashion & how I can partner with other local small businesses to offer my clients a wider range of services & insight! That’s the thing about this whole gig – the rules are made to be broken, style isn’t just about wearing what’s cool at the moment! It’s about expressing your individuality & wearing clothes that make you FEEL. Also, getting out of my freezing house and catching a little break from my (love em but they makin’ me crazy) kids was so deeply needed today after no power & horrible weather. Still waiting on that power to kick back in, however… until then we crash & get cozy wherever we can!

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It’s beautiful, yes. But we are 7 snow/ice days off of school and we can’t stand it much longer! Lord send the sun, I mean it Jesus… please send a bit of warmth, brightness and loads of melting to Michigan!

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What all bathroom selfies should look like. Or at least these are the kind I’m most comfortable taking. 👯‍♀️
Wishing for a girls weekend and a big city to play (and of course shop) in! Sigggh. For now I’ll take my quiet morning and a leisurely trip to Target with my littlest to buy things we don’t need. Retail therapy might not be wise but shoot son, it works like a charm! ps. I love you @kelseyhettinga ❤️

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This is my lovely Delaney & today she’s 8!! She’s quite the little gem, if you’ve been lucky enough to meet her you know that she’s one of the most tender hearted and considerate children, ever. I’m honored that I get to share my life with her and if there’s one thing I’m certain of – it’s that she will make a remarkable, intentional, joyful imprint in this world. Happy birthday, my darling Delaney! 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Since we talked about my boobs in my last post I thought it might be a good time to (re)introduce myself! Since we started off on such an uncomfortable note, I decided to reel things in & share some less intimate details about myself!
First of all you should know that I give zero craps about beauty products. I wear what’s suggested by people I trust & never (like ever) branch out! I find washing my face & pausing a movie to go to the bathroom both horrible inconveniences. I get bored with clothes quickly & want to constantly reinvent my wardrobe! If I make a new clothing purchase, I (try to) find something that needs to go in order to keep things in balance – more is not always better. Like you, I’ve endured a lot of heartache in my life that’s left some marks. But I’ve chosen to live a life of surrender in order to uncover the growth in those seasons & allow it to be turned around for good – even if it’s simply to reach one hurting girl who needs to know she’s not alone in her heartache, that I’ve been there too. The older I get the more I wish I would have used sunscreen sooner, fine lines are the enemy & I’m considering botox. Judge if you want, it won’t change my mind. I was a birth doula for years in CA, the beautiful moments that I shared with those birthing mamas, dads & fresh babies is something I will hold dear to my heart forever! I cried harder than all 3 of them every time the baby arrived, it felt like experiencing a miracle every single time!
Emerald green, painted nails, dancing & jeans are a few of my favorite things.
If there’s one (or 2) things I could shout from a mountain top it would be to stop living your life afraid. Fear holds way too many people back from finding breakthrough. I would also shout that Jesus is more real than the air you breath & dang it, the things He wants for you so far surpass your wildest dreams! Trust Him. My kids are unreal, they’re my ultimate passion and greatest source of insanity. The two babes I have in school have both received good character awards every single year. Mic drop. They’re kind little humans. Lastly, occasionally I ask Scott to check the basement for bad guys before I go to bed. It’s fine.

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My lie: my boobs are too small to look womanly in a form fitted outfit. One of my truths: I’m outgoing, my ability to love others well is far more beautiful than the lie that my chest looks like a 13 year olds. Yes, that’s an actual thought I have had to fight to overcome. You’re not alone in fighting insecurity & just because someone’s eyes glance down at my chest does NOT mean they’re judging my bitty boobs. That’s a thought pattern that has to be broken if we ever want to move past an insecurity. And if they are judging it’s because they’re either a B or it’s because they’re dealing with their own insecurities, neither of which have anything to do with my boobs. It’s way too easy to notice a glance and consider it negative. Women are too hard on themselves when it comes to this! We allow those thoughts and insecurities to dictate the way we get dressed & I for one, am not ok with that.
It’s way too common for women to wear clothes that tell them everyday to feel bad about themselves. What we wear DOES matter, it communicates something to yourself & everyone you meet; Whether positive or negative. So when you feel kick A in an outfit it unlocks a dose of confidence and self worth in you that others pick up on! Suddenly their glances don’t carry so much negative weight. Step one: shake off the lies you’ve allowed in and write down your strengths.
Focus on what fuels you! Is it your creativity? Your femininity? Your edginess? Your need for comfort or simplicity?
Speaking out loud silences those harsh thoughts, when the lie creeps into your mind whisper out loud that you’re the best dancer there is, dang it! That you’re the best designer, communicator, you’re the best at advocating for others, at baking, at making others feel accepted, at decorating, whatever it is that makes you strong and beautiful! Whisper your truths and choose to believe that their beauty far outweighs any lie.
📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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I lost my wallet last week, but the good news is I found my fishnets so I didn’t need my wallet to buy a new pair. Silver lining! 😜 Ps. I found my wallet. But I’m still Looking for my energy after a gnarly week. Thank God it’s Saturday and I have no plans.

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