Something I will never take for granted is living without need of a car. It's a priority that I have molded my life to insist upon. It adds more value to my life than any square footage ever could. Walking to work, to get groceries, do errands etc. all become a chance to be quiet and observe everything around me. I actually look at people and get the chance to give them a smile or overhear moments of their lives, giving me a gentle reminder that we're all in it together. Lovely spring days like these make it extra nice and I'm soaking it up! #takeawalk#lookup#ditchyourcar#springtimevibes#nwportland
April, Oh April.......I see you girl over there just trying to keep me guess on what kind of weather we are doing on any given day! 😂😂
Me: Hey April, I'll take Winter with a side of Spring! Thanks!
April: I got ya girl! .....
Welcome to the team Mikayla! Thanks for completing our floorset team, I’m excited to see what you can do! ✨
And a huge shoutout to my stellar associate Alex who trained her on her orientation day. 😇
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Well hai there spring 🌷 So nice of you to show up! We went full tilt boogie this weekend and bought ALL THE PLANTS!! And we’re loving the spring time vibes inside + outside our living room. Fair warning now, we’ll be spamming our IG with pretty plants and cool crochet- cuz y’all know that’s how we roll. Now let’s hope we don’t kill them 😬
Unlike this coffee that cost me $4, it takes $0 to be a nice person. Try to take a moment today and hold the door open, look up from your phone and smile as you pass, or ask someone how their day is. You don’t know what battle someone is fighting, so why not be a small piece of sunshine in their storm ☀️
So often....like 99% of the time, we only see the very best of people....their highlight reel on social media. And then we compare our daily reality to that highlight reel, making us seem inferior and feeling like we’re unable to live up to that level of #perfectionism . News flash....every single one of those people you view as ‘having it all together’ does not. They have flaws and struggles both on the outside & inside just like the rest of us. At church on Sunday, a friend told me how they wish they were more like me because I’ve got it all together. It was like a stab in the heart because I absolutely DO NOT and honestly I don’t want to come across like that either!! I work from home as a virtual health coach and as a mom of 3 boys I often struggle to balance the busyness of life. But you don’t catch that in life or even here on my IG stories. Laundry goes undone. Dishes remain in the sink, and the floor hasn’t been vacuumed all week. 🤷🏼♀️ I just finally washed my hair after about day #6 and you can consider yourself lucky to be amongst the few who see me with my hair actually done instead of up in a mom bun. I often feel disorganized and get irritated & snappy when things are not done (everyday)...which btw is my own fault. And these are all things I’m working on getting better at but...I AM HUMAN. I am flawed. I am imperfect. And I will never BE perfect. And that’s OK. Follow the “I Am Human Campaign” and Get your Free Tee at @thislivesimplelife #iamhumancampaign
Hi 👋🏽 so this here in progress right now IS the last page in the April book that I have been illustrating for MONTHS 😶 I need to take a break and let it dry before inking, so I figured I’d post a #wip shot. I’m at really excited to hand it in to the author and for him to see the whole collection of 25 illustrations to pair with his story! I’ll keep you all posted on it’s release date once the typographer lays the text and the printer color balances and magics it all together 😸. The whole book has been inked by band and then painted with watercolors and yeah this has definitely been this last seasons big project so it really does feel like spring is here now with the completion of this book! 🌅 #watercolorandink#childrensbookillustration#inprogress#artistatwork#playgroundfun#sunset 🌅 #springtimevibes