The cravings have been absolutely REAL. Today I woke up wanting nothing more than a Chonga bagel & cream cheese. But these healthy habits aren’t easy to beat because I KNOW my body (and my baby) needs more than just empty carbs for breaky. So, first things first, I chugged my breakfast shake that tastes like a chocolate milkshake but serves up as much nutrition as FIVE superfood salads from my fav Whole Foods salad bar (plus probiotics & 20+ grams of vegan protein - NOMS!!) &
I could have stayed on the couch, carried on the way I was. I could have lived the rest of my life stressed out, pissed off, crying on the floor, drinking every night, praying for a way out while refusing to walk toward the door...
I could see my future. One day I would have to sit down with my daughter. I would probably sob as I tried to speak, apologizing to her over & over again for the kind of mom I’d been, for the ways I’d failed her & telling her how her daddy’s d
Made For Brave apparel shop is now open!! For 4 years as an Account Executive for one of the largest apparel distributors and manufacturers in the world, I had the opportunity to work closely with some amazing clients which allowed me to learn about their businesses and provide them with products and solutions to help their companies grow. During this time, I discovered which brands I loved that used quality fabrics and throughout the whole process, I became interested in som
3 years ago today, you said yes!
You said yes to being my wife, yes to seeking adventures by my side, yes to raising children together, yes to going through ups and downs hand in hand, and yes to choosing to love me. I’m so grateful I get to stride though this life together with you by my side.
Happy anniversary Alyssa, I will always keep falling in love with you!
My breath caught in my lungs at “death due us part.” I prayed it would last longer than just a little while... I begged God would spare my heart. The leap to believe again, to hope again and to dream was made easier because of the man you are. Thank you for being unfailingly optimistic, undeniably honorable, & unapologetically determined to bring your best to this world. I count myself so lucky to even get to know you and unbelievably-miraculously-bawl-my-eyes-out blessed to
Waiting is one of the things I’m the absolute worst at. Call it a weakness, a character flaw, what have you... I stink at it! But, I’m getting better & better at being productive while I wait. Whenever I’m in a season of waiting, I ask... “What am I supposed to learn right now? What are you trying to show me? Who am I supposed to serve during this season of rest?” He always answers. There’s a season for everything & every life will consist of seasons where you’re meant to sim
Did you know that most DRY SHAMPOO’s have PROPANE in them?! Yeah.... I didn’t either & once I found out, every can I had went in the trash! I don’t want my family breathing all that in!! I’ve been searching high and low for an all natural solution & wanted to find something affordable (because, let’s be real... this momma’s hair at any given moment is at least 80% dry shampoo ) & I discovered an awesome hack! The deets!! 😍💕 -2 tbsp cocoa powder -2 tbsp cornstarch -5 drops e
Guess who turned 15 months old today?? I’m not normally one for counting months after a year but when time is flying this fast, I gotta document it somehow. New milestones: 1. Loves saying big sister’s name, Austyn “Auden” 2. Pulling herself up! 3. For the first time today tried to say I love you! “I ooof ooh!” 😭 😍 Heart. So. Full. #EmeryRose
Kids are so different &, if you’re a parent or an aunt or a friend to more than one, you know it. But, does that mean you love any one of them any less? No. Does that mean you compare your kids to each other? No.
You accept their differences, embracing them even because in many cases those things that make them different also make them WHO THEY ARE.
My friend, tell me why then... WHY do you do these horrible things to yourself? WHY do you compare yourself to other