Making the best of a crappy thing...came home from a week long vacation to a busted water heater and a flooded living room with lots of damage to the wall, carpet and couch... Now, I’m not a big drinker, and I PROMISED myself I’d dial it back in when I got back from vacation, but this called for a little beer and pizza curbside with the hubby while they tear apart our living room 🍺 🍕 #ineedashower#vacationisntover
5 sweaty, humid miles done on the damn 10k course! I’m hot, tired, and I stink but it’s done! Before 7 am! It was a tough one, I haven’t ran that course since June 15th, I let it scare me and I have been avoiding it but not anymore! Running is such a mental sport sometimes, and it’s so frustrating but that course did not defeat me today! Nor did it defeat my partner! Great way to start my weekend! #cleareyesfullheartscantlose#suckit10kroute#ineedashower#columbushalfmarathon
I walk around too exhausted to function 99.9% of the time. BUT, my mantra these days - "Girl, let it go! Don't sweat the small stuff! Take a deep breathe and relax your shoulders! There are so many things out of your control!" OK it's more like a speech than a mantra, but what do you think? Intentional self talk is so important! Be kind in the way you talk to yourself! What can you let go of today? Sometimes you just have to sit and snuggle your baby and give him the attention he deserves rather than worry about cleaning every single mess in your house. The mess can wait but each moment is a moment I can spend connecting with my baby - creating a bond of joy and security. That's more important in my books even if the house gets a little messy sometimes... I'll always be here for you little man! I love you always! #mantra#intentionalselftalk#bekindtoyourself#themessisunreal#happybaby#fulfilledmomma#enjoythemoment#blueeyes#morningsnuggle#ineedashower#ittookallafternoontopostthis
My life right now- real vs. filtered.
Both of these images show me doing something super important to me—taking great care of my skin. 🧖🏽♀️ But isn’t the image on the right just so much more glamorous? That girl is living her best life in her best lighting. She is rocking it out in her luxury robe (that she earned by being a kickass sales rockstar, btw 🌟), and feeling super cute in her adorable sleep mask with that pretty background.
That girl on the left? She is in desperate need of a shower. She hasn’t brushed her hair or changed her shirt in 24 hours. She spent the night being woken up by a feverish baby, and spilled the last sips of her coffee all over the living room floor. She doesn’t feel like a #bossbabe , she feels like a woman struggling to keep it all together, who can never do #allthethings well, who has sacrificed working her business for cleaning her house this week and cannot figure out if that was the right decision.
And you know what? Both of these women are authentically me. Sometimes I feel like I could take on the world, like I’m the most incredible business owner and leader this side of the planet. 🌎 And other times I feel like a total slob who can’t get her crap together. So today, I’m going to honor and love both of these women. Because either way, I’m really just an imperfect mama trying to do my best.
Also, Skin Polish is literally the best thing to ever happen to my skin. You seriously have to try it. #momlife#workingmama#workfromhomemom#twosidesofme#lifeunfiltered#reallife#realtalk#ineedashower#ineedmorecoffee#mylimelife#limelifer
Today the view is not as beautiful but the workout was just as hard. I started with 2 miles on the treadmill then I did the Red Line Fitness Series Day 4 which was a total of 150 reps of 5 different exercises. Then I pushed myself to still do the normal WOD for today of 3 excercise rounds over a 15 min period. I know it's pretty early in the day but I was happy to see my name at #6 in the Leaderboard for the Sucker Punch WOD. Ok, again, be safe out there, I need to shower and eat something. #fitforduty#bruteforcesandbag#firelife#stationlife#kickedmyass#ineedashower
One of the ladies in my TRX class told me I looked really pretty in the colors I was wearing today. I responded by not vomiting or dripping a gallon of sweat on her. Granted, I would probably do that anyways cause I’m super awkward. #humblebrag#tryingnottodie#ineedashower
3 1414 August, 2019
“the clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness” - John Muir
Gem Lakes, California
You’re only s’posed to post pretty pictures on Insta, right? Well this is pretty awesome... the four of us demoed an entire basement of carpet, drywall, soaking furniture and salvaged keepsakes. My dad’s house had water slowly rise from the aquifer to his lower level after record rainfall in July. Water is freaking powerful people!! What a mess! 🙀
A huge shoutout to my Brother-in-Law #marriedintothis , in the blue shirt. He’s not on any of the socials, but this guy could give @chipgaines run for his money in the #demo work. He pulled solid shelves, drywall and everything thing else out for two days straight. We all worked together, everyone had their strengths. 💪🏻We argued. We remembered our mom💞 as we tore down her wallpaper job and decor. We drank a little. We got it done... because that is what family does. Tomorrow, 30 years of memories will leave in a roll-off. But there were some dang good times in those walls!!!🍻 #familyovereverything#workhardplayhard#nobikesnolikes#alternativeworkout#ineedashower#demolitioncrew#diditfordad#floodssuck
Some pics from my biggest #DIY at the new house so far. Had to go to @googlemaps for the before shot because I was so anxious to rid of this old mailbox. Level in all directions, within height requirements for the #USPS , and I even drilled through the post so I could run a piece of rebar through and into the concrete footing. I don’t think we’ll need a new one for quite some time! @kathearty is pleased 🤗 #sundayafternoonDIY#waitaminutemisterpostman#ineedashower
I think it’s safe to say Thrasher had a blast this week, playing with race trucks and his friends 🖤
The drive home is starting to feel longer then our entire trip 😂
I love getting out of the normal routine and experiencing LIFE for a few days. Being in the pine trees, camping, enjoying company from awesome people is just what this mama needed 🥰
I’m so grateful for these memories we just made! But am also so happy to be going home and back to my routine. I miss my kitchen 😂 and am SO ready for a shower 🧼
How long can you go without a shower?! Hahah
Got a few pictures of my day! None of the hard obstacles, was too busy trying not to die! 😂 I did the ropes again, and damned near made it to the end of the monkey bars. Kicking myself not not getting to the end. The rings were a no go. Also got the spear throw! Not bad for being a lazy ass working out lately! #calgaryspartan#spartan#aroo#ineedashower
The upside to loading a kiln when it is 100+ degrees outside? 🥵
1. Longer days mean we can start loading at 4:00pm when the sun is behind the trees.
2. No rain in the forecast so no worries about protecting ware.
3. NO mosquitoes!! 🦟
Happy 🌞-day ••Check our our story for more pics of the 4 hour kiln loading process••
• #alwayslookonthebrightsideoflife #lemonadeoutoflemons #ineedashower
Real L I F E moments : my three boys all needing mom to cuddle. Asher is getting over some sort of stomach bug (& wanted my hand under his head to be closer to me) 😭, Zander had fever yesterday with lots of teething while I had a 24 hour thing I’m getting over. Frankie knows what’s going on & has been following me around wherever I take the baby.
Needless to say we’ve been in survival mode the past 4 days. It’s moments like these in parenthood you have to just smile through the chaos & do the best you can because no one ever plans to be out of commission with sleepless nights and sick babies so you gotta breathe & get through.
AND also share in these moments because motherhood (& fatherhood) can be challenging at times and for any mom feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or even unable at times know YOU are doing amazing & are EVERYTHING to your sweet babies. You’re Stronger than you will ever know! 😘 @thezenfulmomma#motherhood#momlife#boymom#INeedAShower#takesavillage#zenfulmomma
Beach clean up crew! I know this isn’t a very pretty post, but it’s a shame how much waste and plastic goes onto our beaches and harming our wildlife every singe day. Cigarettes were our number one item collected , over 200 per person , per bucket! Cigarette butts leach toxins and have tiny plastic filters than can get into our oceans ....our fish eat these! :( along with bottles , condoms and plastic wrappers were left behind as well. Please be mindful of your waste 🙏🏻 #plasticfreejuly#sandiego#reduceplasticwaste#saveourseaschallenge#bethechange#ineedashower#iloveacleansandiego