I tell this to my kids a lot to never let who they are to be diminished by someone who doesn’t see your worth. I didn’t always apply these words to my own life but I’m glad I’m beginning to see this for myself.
I hope you are enjoying a fabulous kick-off to the summer season this weekend! I am thrilled to spend more time with these two making more fun-in-the-sun-and-sand memories. 💖🏖 What fun are you planning?
Happy Sunday morning ♥️
Cody and I slept in today, which we only do a couple times a month with our schedules, and it was amazing!
We got up, had some liquid gold to get us going, and did a 30 minute workout right at home 🙌🏼
After our workout we had just enough time to make breakfast (superfood shake time 😍) and sit down and watch church online. @elevationchurch
Hope you all have a wonderful, sunshine-filled day ☀️☀️☀️
having a photographic eye means walking through the world and seeing it through the lens of a camera.. everywhere I go, I'm always paying attention to detail & I'm always thinking to myself "this would make a good photo". I wonder if people ever see me shooting something & think "I wonder what she sees in that" 🍃✨🌾
One of my favs pics from Pinterest. I am choosing Hale Navy (Benjamin Moore) colour cabinets for islands - with white quartz countertops. The wall cabinetry will be white colour with glass upper doors detailed. The fixtures will be in gold, with white farm sink. (Picture from Pinterest).😍
A rather patriotic breakfast - I am just not that into bananas. Wishing you a wonderful #sundayfunday after church I need to do a little work, clean up a little and then do something fun. #redwhiteandblue#choosejoy 57/365 #Repost @simplyrecipes
What are your plans for Memorial Day? I've got plans to devour this Berries and Banana Fruit Salad by @elisebauer ! 😋 ~Claudia .
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Hey ladies! Let’s get to know one another better! Here are a few things you might not know about me. ~ I used to be 60 lbs overweight
~ I used to live in public housing and was on government assistance ~ I love pink 💗 (you may have guessed that by now 😋) ~ I currently lead a team of 10,000 women across the US, UK & Canada to get healthy and achieve economic success ~ I’m obsessed with our two chow chows Bentley & Sophie ~ I’ve been seen on VH1, TLC, 21 Day Fix Infomercial and Best Self Atlanta Magazine (Check out the link in my bio if you wanna know more)
NOW Tell me something about YOU 💕
I took some time this weekend to organize my social medias and unfollow and unsubscribe from anyone that I no longer find to bring something positive to my life. I also decided to clean my room and make it a cozy place where I can relax when I come back home.😊 I like to do that once in a while as I definitely believe that the people you have in your life and the ones you follow online have a big impact on your life. That also goes for material things as well. I like to follow accounts that make me feel motivated, happy and creative. 💛
I also deleted all of the songs from my phone that I no longer like. I just can't have them on my phone because it annoys me. I never have over 30 songs on my phone because I'm always deleting and downloading new ones. 😊
“And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapour of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You've made
Every burning star
A signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I.” @hillsongworship
These words get me every time.
Yes, if creation sings Your praises, so will I, Lord.
And I pray that our children will also praise Your name and run after Your heart.
two years ago, my amazing wife, @jordanajaffe, wrote this. and today, we have even MORE love with our Parker Pie ❤️
When I married Gena, I had no idea what I was doing. I mean, of course, I did - to a degree. I knew I loved her, I knew we shared important values, I knew spending time with her was so much fun and I knew that we envisioned similar futures.
When Gena and I got married, we had only known each other for 1 year, 2 months, and 3 days. One June 21, 2013 we met, and on August 24, 2014, we got married. After knowing this awesome woman for 400 days and change, I committed to spending my life with her.
It's been a whirlwind - in the best of ways. But that said, we've had really difficult times too - spending above our means in 2014, navigating potential bankruptcy in 2015, and me struggling with severe anxiety and agoraphobia in 2016. As self aware as we both are, as resilient as we both are, as much as we both love each other fiercely, all of this was really hard on us. We didn't always feel understood by the other person. We sometimes felt scared and more alone than together.
But, let me tell you, I'm about to cliche it up big time here, so get ready. On June 21, I knew she was special. And on August 24, I knew I loved her dearly. But today, today, I am more in love with this person than ever before.
I didn't realize that when you married someone, that you could love them more as time went on. I thought the idea was to maintain the love. That maintaining the love was the goal. I am so happy to share with you that I was so wrong. Maintaining isn't the goal. The goal is more goodness, more happiness, more understanding, more togetherness, more love. And let me say, I'm super grateful that Gena and I are both serious overachievers.
Happy Just Because I Love You Day, Gena Shingle Jaffe.
You're the bestest forever person ever.
Loving all things @herbivorebotanicals lately! Plus, how aesthetic is their packaging?! Sharing a few of my top picks on the blog this Sunday morning. Including the mask from yesterday morning’s Insta story 🌿
NO 👏 MORE 👏 PLASTIC 👏 FOOD 👏 STORAGE. Channeled my inner Joan Collins while swapping out all the old plastic for some new glass stuff. I’m sorry, universe, for all the plastic that will sit around forever. #naturalliving#nontoxicliving#noplastic
✨ SUNDAY thoughts ✨
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
I always found that saying interesting. who is the beholder? what do they base their definition of beauty on? .
we, humans, don’t have deep enough perspective to see true beauty. It’s relieving to know our beholder is God + our beauty is Jesus. 🙏🏼
when God looks at us He sees Jesus - His perfect, blameless, beautiful son! there’s nothing we can do to earn nor lose His love. we don’t have to try + impress Him, we don’t have to be someone we’re not, we just have to be who He created us to be! ✨
He takes pride in us bc we are His greatest work of art! we are beautiful in the eye of our beholder - the one who created us, the only one who KNOWS us + the only one that matters!
YOU are BEAUTIFUL - believe it, be it! 💖
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Fortunate to experience love that has brought about growth, sublime feelings and so many beautiful emotions. Inspired, I’ll write, improve, and share — positive energies — J&L. 🙏🏼⭐️💫🎨❤️🙏🏼
POEM 1 “A Magic Carpet Ride”, PART 1:
Each temporary goodbye between us two becomes a path to see each other again and to become closer, learn from our actions, and love each other more,
Love that expands, love that nourishes, love that has us rejoicing in the streams of love,
This ocean of love so bright, so full of light, forever imparting its sublime and sheltering hope,
Together heart and soul, as we go, as we navigate, as we dream and live and learn from our mistakes and treasure our merits,
Heartfelt pinky promise!
Professionals, from therapists, to poets and doctors assert its 100%love that results in such extreme ups and downs — those couples who are willing to overcome the most intense periods and give themselves yet one more chance seem to become, and are, the most solid together in love,
It’s never late! they say! be patient, have faith, share love in any way you can,
The sun comes out, oceans and rivers flow, eyes that open, our love, divine
happiness 100percentlove (J&L magiccarpetride) light luz ❤️ love amor
Along with a blank check to my Dentist, I got the “Sweet Tooth” which was loaded with color. I chose to get the mango sorbet and a vegan waffle as my alternatives. It came with sprinkles, rock candy, gummy bears and cotton candy!
I’m usually not one for super sweet treats but oh my lanta every bite was worth it!
There’s also smoothies, bubble tea and a fun photo wall to document the experience.
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