This Chinese word is pronounced “an”, which means happy and calm. It’s my most favourite Chinese letter. Because it consists of 宀 (eaves) and 女 (lady woman). A woman safe under eaves is a happy and calm woman, so she is “an” (安).
Also, 晚安 (goodnight) is pronounced “Wan An”. When each initial letter “W A N A N” is interpreted, they have another interesting layer of meaning, which is thought to be “Wo ai ni ai ni” (I love you).
That’s how I love the way Chinese say goodnight. They do not just wish us a good sleep, they wish us a sleep in peace and calm by all the love they can give to us.
Sunday is one of my favorite days. It is a day of rest, calm and spending time with family. It hasn't always been this way, there has been times in my life it has been hectic. I have made a effort to simplify Sunday's so they can be more sacred and holy and I can focus on the important things.
Just a reminder to everybody that we are all working our way through each of our lives - let’s be each other’s cheerleaders and get rid of the need to compare 🙌🏼🌷 sometimes it’s easier said than done but we can at least try!
Huzzy and I went to the movies tonight. We had a free ticket to use so it only cost us $14 😆 we paid for it out of our date night / fun money. If you go to the movies, check out the Event cinema Cinebuzz club. For every 5 movies we see, we get a free ticket.. even if you don’t go heaps often you can still use the rewards points to reduce the price of a future ticket 🎥
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Okay so I just deleted my last post because I went back and got another one in navy! I got these pouches for free with a $12 magazine I purchased - Harpers Baazar. I didn’t really want the magazine but I really wanted the pouches as I’d been eyeing them off a few months ago but they’re about $50 😫 It came with a free logo embossing gift voucher which I just used - then when I went to get the tan coloured one embossed, the girl said it also came with a $20 voucher! She asked if I wanted to use it today but I’m going to save it for Christmas time when the sales are on (it expires in 3 years time). I’ll go and get the navy one done too best weekend! Definitely a weekend money win ☺️ does anybody else love @thedailyedited ??
If you know @britteaton8 then you know she’s a rockstar 🤩 when it comes to putting others first and helping people reach goals.
I am so honored to be doing chapter 2 with you! I love watching your passion pour into the people you’re helping. Your super successful day at the Expo is well deserved to a selfless leader who has a strong passion and purpose. It was so awesome to see you shine & help sooo many women, Britt! So grateful to have spent the day working alongside you. 👊🏼💕😘 #idlife#movement#healthy#simplified#flagplanted
The past week I kind of put @simplybeachyblog on the back burner + focused on the more important things in life. 😘 However; I did sit down + make a list on how I could improve Simply Beachy.
Things to come: 1. More post about simplicity (from your home to your schedule) 2. More encouragement 3. More of my favorite things 4. More behind the scenes + getting to know me better 5. More adorable pictures of my sweet babies #simplybeachyblog
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This kind of style was an absolute accident and it still turns out a bit different every time, but I really enjoy it. Takes a moment to finish though. If you'd like to get one of those, dm me! I opened commissions (not yet announced here, not officially at least) so you can grab a few 👀
Going back to using cash only for a while now! For us, the statistics are real - we spend less when we pay with cash because of the emotional side of parting with a note than swiping plastic (even if it is a debit card) 💸
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My kids eyes lit up both days when they seen their great day notes by @emilyley@simplified on their bathroom mirror 🥰🥰🥰
Grateful for the lessons I’ve learned from grad school, both educational and in character, but I won’t miss being huddled over my computer doing papers and discussion posts. I won’t miss cramming in homework into random pockets of my day, so I can still show up for my friends and family. I won’t miss the nagging pressure of school that is always in the back of my mind.
I’m grateful for the lessons in discipline, perseverance, and pure grit. I’m ready for what’s next. Only 28 more days 🙌🏼 But who’s counting?
I have absolutely no idea how this degree will be used once I finished and I’m not even remotely worried about it or bothered by that. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of following God, He weaves it all together in a way I could have never done without Him.
New products releasing on September 17th! New contour color, deeper highlight shades, new lip and cheek colors, cream eyeshadows, and solid perfumes that shimmer to double as a face and body shimmer! All of them can easy pop in and out of our palettes, and there are new palette designs! Can’t wait! #maskcarabeauty
1 2016 August, 2019
20% off our entire shop!
I get tons of requests every week for new ideas for stickers. This week these meal plan boxes were a request from @kayawalton Thanks for the idea!
These are sized it fit the Simplified Daily or any EC. .
Getting organised 💪 a few weeks ago I won a @simplified gift card from a giveaway hosted by the amazing and very talented @geekyposhe ❤️ I was so excited to pick out some beautiful stationery bits from this amazing brand. I have been feeling a bit demotivated and writing down achievable goals that I can tick off every day has really been helping with my focus. Also who doesn’t love stickers and star and coffee cup shaped paper clips? Literally in stationery heaven! If you do live outside the USA (like I do!) just be aware of shipping and customs costs. I absolutely adore my new planner (Rossi 🐶 for scale) and can’t wait to fill it over the course of the next academic year. Thank you so much Jenny! ❤️ Happy Friday
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Today on our #simplesolutions blog, we are sharing our favorite way to start your day well! Click the link in our bio to read (or listen!) to our latest post now 🖤
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Drank my preworkout
Read a little personal development
Took time to check in for a little extra motivation.
Logged on…….Pressed play
I don’t workout everyday...
I MOVE everyday - there is a difference👆
(I mean it’s like brushing my teeth and having a shower at this point)
It helps with creativity…..
It helps me release…… It helps to fill my cup!!!!!
(Or like today....Allows me to empty my tank completely!)
I’m so much better for this☀️
I’m a better mama, baba, wife, bestie, and coach because I make myself matter first!
I just happened to make it easier on myself, quit the gym, became a coach, and decided to hold myself accountable from home - it was that simple..
With kids going back to school, it's the perfect time to dive into that messy closet, or have a fabulous pantry makeover!
Feel the calm, mama. Help is on the way.
Contact me now to set up a complimentary in home consultation and let's make some dreams come true! 🥰
After looking back on my photos and videos it kind of makes me regret only having an iphone in certain situations. I’m officially all in now..buying a go pro , video camera and photo editing computer and going on a month long adventure through all of Utah , Wyoming, Yellowstone and California starting July 12th.. stay tuned for better quality.
P.S. I’ll be unloading all my photos from the last few years this month 👌
This is SO TRUE. 🖤
If you’ve watched my stories recently, you already know that I’ve been inspired to declutter and live a more simplified life. I have SO many accounts here on Instagram to thank for this for giving me the push I needed to organize my life and get rid of things I don’t need! (Also, my husband thanks you because he’s literally the most organized person I know and my clutter drives him crazy😂🙈).
In all seriousness though, living a more #simplified life lines up with the type of life we are trying to create for our children and what we are trying to teach them! We are all about experiences over things, and making memories instead of buying stuff. This also helps us in our #debtfreejourney & living a frugal life - so it makes me even more excited to pursue a more #minimalist life in regard to our possessions.
I know it’s going to be a journey. I know it’s going to take time. If you’re interested in the process, I’ll keep you updated in stories. If you’d also like to find accounts here on Insta to help you feel inspired to de clutter & live simply - I’ll tag a few of my favorites in this post! (I’m sure I’m going to forget someone because there are a TON of accounts on here that I LOVE for minimal living.)
I’d love to find more inspiring accounts to follow - so share your favorites in the comments so we can all GET RID OF OUR CLUTTER and fill our lives with what matters most instead. 🖤