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Be Brave

May 19, 2015

inspirational quote, mindfulness, positivity

“Be brave about what you want.”- Cleo Wade

Do you follow Cleo Wade on instagram? She is a poet and artist and is endlessly inspiring! Find her at @cleowade or www.cleowade.com. I love this quote of hers….be brave about what you want. It speaks such a simple truth. Bravery is not easy. As Bear Grylls said, “Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having the fear but finding a way through it.” And I guess it’s not always about being fearful, but it is true that being brave requires a strong sense of self and courage. The things we want – the important things we want! – require bravery. I want a healthy, happy family, so I am fearless about finding the best foods for us to eat. And I read as many articles and books as I can get my fingers on about healthy living. I want a strong, loving relationship with my husband. So I am relentless about communication…even when it’s not easy! I want my daughter to grow up to be a kind, compassionate, BRAVE, and strong woman who loves and respects her family and friends. I will be brave about all of these things. I won’t give up on any of them!

What do you want? What are you determined to be brave about!? xxoo brave Mamas!

This is Worth Fighting For

May 15, 2015

inspirational quote, mindfulness, positivity
“Obstacles are put in your way
to see if what you really want is
worth fighting for”
– Unknown

This is a time of great growth, great love, great pain, great unknown. There are many obstacles before you. Take courage in the fact that you will get through this! And you already know that this is worth fighting for.

Happy Friday lovelies!

Nursery Inspiration: DIY Painted Shelves

May 14, 2015

Nursery decor, DIY painted shelves,
Here’s a lovely nursery project for you, pretty Mamas! We made these shelves last year for sweet Stella’s nursery, and it was such a fun project! The shelves look precious in her room too. Step by step instructions below…

1: Buy these $7.99 shelves from Ikea. They are called the Fabian shelf and they come with metal hinges and are super easy to drill into the wall.

2: Dry brush an antique white paint onto all sides of the shelves. Use a large dry paint brush and dip a small amount of paint onto it. Then brush it on to the shelf in a coarse, carefree manner. It creates a lovely farmhouse feel to the shelves. Let dry (doesn’t take long!).

3: Decide what shapes you want to paint onto the shelves so you can tape off the patterns. We used painters tape. You need to paint on all sides of shelf because you’ll be able to see the bottom as well as the top. This was the fun creative part! We went with some simple stripes on one, and got whimsical on the third!

4: Paint! We chose 4 different colors from Michaels, but the world is your oyster on this one.

1. Martha Stewart ANTIQUE SILK Pearl Craft Paint

2. Craft Smart SILVER Metallic Paint

3. Americana CORAL BLUSH Acrylic paint

4. Dazzling Metallics SILVER SAGE Paint
Nursery decor, DIY painted shelves,
Nursery decor, DIY painted shelves,

Nursery decor, DIY painted shelves,

Nursery decor, DIY painted shelves,

Nursery decor, DIY painted shelves,

Nursery decor, DIY painted shelves,

Chakra Crash Course

May 13, 2015
chakra description, yoga, mindfulness
http://www.worldlifestyle.com/health-fitness/pictorial-get-know-your-chakr

Here’s the deal. Yogis believe our bodies are filled with energy. There are 7 points throughout the body, call them “hubs”, where the energy pools and moves on. Starting at the “root” and moving up to the “crown” of the head, the energy begins with the most basic of everyday securities: safety, physical identity, ambition, and all the way up to inspiration, spirituality, and connection with the divine.

It’s interesting to take stock of your life, where you are at, where you feel stuck, where you feel free. Meditating, saying a prayer, being aware of the stagnant aspects of your life can truly help to open you up and live in the moment of today…and everyday.

See!? Anyone Can Meditate!

May 12, 2015

I just saw this new Kate Spade add. It’s hilarious with Anna Kendrick and Lilly Tomlin. See….ANYONE can meditate:) Find your Pink Flamingoes today…

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8, 2015

baby bump, preggers, maternity style
You are a mother.
From the moment this little life flickered into being, you are a mother…
During the first few weeks of disbelief and awe, you are a mother…
With the bone aching fatigue and rolling stomach, you are a mother….
In the first photograph of the miracle inside of you, you are a mother…
At the quick bubbles and flutters deep in your womb, you are a mother…
With the kicks and jabs and baby karate going on inside, you are a mother….
As you wait and build and dream and hope, you are a mother…
Celebrate your first Mother’s Day, little mama. Make it a happy one!

Your New Go To Breakfast

May 7, 2015

avocado toast recipes, healthy breakfast ideas

Two words:

Um. YUM.

Breakfast is never an easy meal for me – I’m always feeling rushed and never that inspired. However, simply LOOKING at this photo has my mouth watering. I’m running to the nearest avacado stand 🙂

Check out www.thekitchn.com’s 11 delicious ways to get your taste bud’s a-dancin’ with avacado toast. And it’s a big one for the Plus column….super healthy for you and your little bebe!

Eat up, buttercup.

Nursery Inspiration: Bohemian Baby Room

May 6, 2015

boho nursery decor, baby room
As a lover of all creative endeavors (music, writing, design, art), dreaming about our new nursery was one of my favorite pasttimes while I was pregnant. Have you started whiling away the hours dreaming up nursery design schemes?! This was my mood board for our Bohemian Baby Room! I wanted it to be comfy, cozy, and inspiring for our little girl. You can see some of my inspiration photos below…lots of jewel tones and pattern…indigo, magenta, gold, turquoise….whimsical and fun!

boho room decor inspiration
http://www.bohomixology.com/2013/06/1-2-3-4-5-6-7-shop-twitter-facebook-one.html

boho room decor

What’s your nursery design? Link to you Pinterest board, I’d love to see it!

Sources for items above:
1.) Dresser
2.) Boho/Persian Printed Rug – Overstock
3.) Patterned Throw – Happy Habitat
4.) Dreamcatcher as art
5.) Magenta/Purple Armchair
6.) Printed throw Pillow – Urban Outfitters
7.) Green Mirror
8.) Crib – Babyletto Mercer Crib
9.) Shelving
10.) Elephant Hamper
11.) Boho Bedding – Target Mudhut Bengal Baby Set
12.) Gold Table Lamp – Land Of Nod
13.) Boho Pillow- Lulu and Georgia Field Of Gold Pillow
14.) Brass Side Table – West Elm Martini Side Table
15.) Chambray Linen Crib Skirt – Land Of Nod

Things We Love: Yoga Glo

May 5, 2015

prenatal yoga, mindfulness, lake life
Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of that little Bean inside! I know you already know that, but some friendly reminders never hurt 🙂

When I was pregnant and working hard everyday, I didn’t have time to go to a prenatal yoga class or the gym. Thank goodness for YogaGlo. Have you heard of them? YogaGlo is an online yoga studio…with some of the BEST teachers in the world teaching their classes…all at your fingertips! YogaGlo saved my life during those 9 (cough..cough…10!) months. They have wonderful prenatal classes that I could take whenever I had time. All I needed was my mat and a quiet room – all easily found pre bebe!

Check out YogaGlo – you will love it, I promise! For only $18 a month (First month is free!) you have hundreds of classes to choose from. That’s the price of a single class here in Hermosa Beach – even my husband couldn’t disagree with that deal 😉 www.Yogaglo.com

Cheers to you, lady!

To Give is To Receive…

May 4, 2015

www.thedailysoulsessions.com
I received these gorgeous “virtual flowers” from my amazing sister today as I’m battling a spring cold. What a lovely little pick me up – I feel better already! And let’s be honest, even if these beauties were actually sitting on my counter, I wouldn’t be able to smell their deliciousness anyway – so this picture is just as amazing!

Why not send a friend a virtual pick me up today? A joke, a pretty picture, maybe a note that says I Love You! It’s very easy to get wrapped up in ourselves, especially when we’re baking a little one inside! But we cannot forget all the wonderful people around us who support us every day.

Send a loving thought their way…you’ll get just as much out of it as they will 🙂

Stop and smell the roses, dearies!