“While the path you’re on might not be clear right now, there is so much more life and love in front of you. One step in front of the other, I’m sure you’ll find your way. And women like me who have walked this same road are standing on the sidelines cheering you on.”
food for thought
Love is not a feeling in your chest; it is bending down to wash another’s feet.
Our Life In Pictures
a phrase that has been swirling around in my heart and mind for months now. we all belong. we all matter. #totalleytogetherforever
Forever and ever and ever. Thankful for a man who knows me backwards and forwards. Who meets me in my joy and my stress, who walks with me through every step in life. So steady. So unwavering. So true. Together we are imperfectly perfect and I imagine God Himself looking down on us every day, smiling from ear to ear, saying, “Yep.” To Him be the glory and glory forever and ever and ever and ever. #totalleytogetherforever
You don’t go on a day trip without bein’ schooled by your lady. Dropped more than $100 on multi-cultural books for our family library. #schooled #empathy #library #totalleyforevertogether
Guess whose is whose! First stop; @citygroceryoxford. Giving N’Awlins a run for their money on the shrimp and grits, y’all! Also, gimme dat mimosa 😍 #oxford #nawlinsyall
Heading out on a day date to Oxford with my mister. We’re coming for ya, @ben_rector! #dateyourspouse #totalleyforevertogether
This blend saves my life on the daily, y’all. In my car vent diffuser, in the Aria when we get home from school, on my wrists to start the day... I could go on and on. I truly believe that using certain EOs regularly since August helped me navigate this past winter with an uplifted spirit. And they will keep carrying me into the summer and beyond. Thankful. 💜
Cutest vase I ever did see! I love all things Easter and spring decor. I need to add a few things to my springtime collection, and this beauty is at the top of the list! #home #spring
Yes yes yes.
Sure do miss this sweet place. Perfect spot for quiet, kid free Saturday morning solo dates. #RIPPorcellinos
Our wellness box this month! Loaded up on NingXia, Mindwise supplement (for brain health) and Orange Vitality for our morning smoothies, all the Thieves cleaning things 🙌🏽, bar soap, toothpaste, make-up, and of course oils. This month, we got almost $100 back in points to use towards future purchases plus over $200 in free products. Can I get a hallelujah! This is how we support our whole-body wellness without adjusting our budget. Kicking toxic cleaners and personal care products to the curb and subbing with all-natural, plant-derived goods with the click of a button. Doesn’t get any easier than that!
Sweet snugglin’ sisters! #bostonterrier #beaglemix #pupsofinstagram
Spring has arrived at #cranglehall and I’m all in my feels about it. So thankful for this peaceful place we get to call home. #spring #backyard #inthewoods
We made it to Friday, y’all! I don’t know about you, but this week has been a challenge for me emotionally. Wrestling with dreams about our family’s future, teaching 150+ kids under the supermoon, helping one of my sons navigate a challenging situation at school, and trying to maintain a healthy work/life balance has made me all ☺️😳😩. How’s that for a full plate of emotions?! . We’re finally home for the weekend, and I’m unwinding with a mug of hot tea and this diffuser blend. It’s all the things for calming and letting shiz go. I think we could all use a bit of that these days! . Freewheelin’ Friday 2 drops Bergamot 2 drops Lavender 2 drops Lemon 2 drops Sara . Now I’m ready to roll into the weekend. ☺️ #friday #family #selfcare
A week ago today, I was in this beautiful spot! One of my favorite places in Tennessee. #home #tennessee #naturephotography
About six and a half years ago, I ran across this image on Instagram and immediately promised myself one day I would attend one of the incredible @out_inthefield events. This year, Charlie is helping me make that dream come true as we just purchased tickets to the dinner at @bloomsburyfarm to celebrate our third anniversary. And what’s even better is we snagged the one loft at the farm on @airbnb which boasts floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the farm. (More on that to come.) I’m sharing this to say that if you are in a season of waiting like I was back then (and still am in some respects), hold on. What’s meant for you will come to you. You’ll have to work your ass off to make some things happen, and you’ll have to let go and trust God with the rest. And He. Will. Come. Through. Maybe not in the way you thought, but the end result will be far more than you could have ever dreamt. Promise. #totalleytogetherforever