Coming off that weekend high thinking about how blessed I am to have these people, country music, and corn dogs in my life! 🥰 Another top 10 Wisconsin summer weekend for sure. ☀️
I’m a journaler. Always have been always will be. It’s like I can only fully process my emotions if I’m able to get them down on paper. When I was younger and Facebook first came out they had these things called “bumper stickers”. [Anyone else know what I’m talking about?!] You could basically line the right side of your timeline with your favorite quotes. Not only was the entire right side of my Facebook lined with the latest-boy-broke-my-heart quotes, but I also had a “Precious Moments” notepad I HAD to write them down on. The thing is, that Facebook feature is gone, but that shoe box of Precious Moments notes—well those sit in the bottom of my closet to this very day along with pictures and journals and so many sweet memories. [swipe left to see for yourself! 🤣] That friends, is why I feel so REAL about taking these friendships, connections, and opportunities we have online and making them a real, tangible thing. Because at any moment the algorithm could change and our bumper sticker quotes could be gone forever. How could you take more moments of your life and create them into more shoe-box worthy moments to be found 15 years later?
Another @winonastatewbb wedding in the books and oh how my heart is so full after a weekend being back in my college town. 💜💜💜 @t.holdzy and Jordan, thank you for throwing such a fun party and for bringing all of my favorite people back to one of my favorite places. You two are a perfect example of God’s perfect timing and how in His timing He can cross the paths of two people so perfect for each other. 🙌🏽 This Winona State Warrior Women’s Basketball family sure is getting bigger and better. [even if we do let a Wayne Wildcat in, too. 💛🖤] So honored to be such a small part of sharing the love of two incredible humans all centered around Jesus. Congrats Tara + Jordan!
Spent the weekend celebrating another year around the sun 💫 with some of my favorite humans doing some of my favorite things. My brother and I share the same birthday [only 3 years apart]. I tell him I’m the best birthday present he’s ever gotten. He says I ruined his life when he was 3. 🤷🏽♀️ I beg to differ. 💃🏽 Thank you to every single Happy Birthday sent my way. Feeling extra loved and beyond grateful for another year to try and become as good as @jordanspieth at golf 🏌🏽♀️ [i mean we share the same birthday so maybe it’s birthday genetics? Is that a thing 🤦🏽♀️] Here’s to another year of growing up, trying hard at this whole “adulting” thing and trying my best to slow down the years before 30.
You know the old saying, don’t judge a book by it’s cover? Then why on earth do we judge our industry peers, mentors, or people we don’t even know by their Instagram feed? 🤷🏽♀️ Pretty pictures, curated stories, and perfectly imperfect struggles set us all up to feel that her life is just a little bit better than yours. Love trust me when I say, I’m writing this as much for myself as I am for you. ✨Stop comparing your story to hers. ✨ Encourage those in your life who need you the most right now. Listen to the girl [quietly] screaming for your attention. Be present where you are, right now. Just be, love. Just be.
About last night’s sunset 💕💜🌞
Happy Birthday to my handsome husband and forever wild best friend @wildtj19 . Life with you is such a blessing. Those dimples continue to sweep me off my feet and that laugh of yours gives me butterflies every time I hear it. How I got so lucky to spend my life with you still amazes me. Here’s to another year around the sun full of adventures, making the very best team, picking up Lambeau [💩], date nights, tattoos, kayaking, bike rides, one [or two] half marathons 🏃🏻♂️🏃🏽♀️, and most importantly becoming who we were meant to be. Love you more than the world! 💕 [also, if these FaceApp predictions are accurate, you age well. >>>>>> 👨🏻🦳] Photo: @reamaesherman
One thing I’ve found true is to find those who fill your cup up and never EVER let them go. For me, that’s this beautiful soul @kimkedingerphoto 💃🏽 Before Marco Polo was even a thing [like the app, not the old-school game] we sent video messages to each other every.single.day via text. [I mean can you even imagine the amount of storage that used up?!] From business dreams to marriage counseling, imposter syndrome to believing we can become who we were created to be, Kim has seen every single piece of me inside and out for the last two years. She’s seen the failures, picked me up through every mistake, celebrated every success, and pushed me towards every dream. I can honestly say, I would NOT be the person I am today without her. 🙌🏽💪🏽 Funny enough we met through an online course, found out we lived 45 minutes away from each other, met up for a 3-hr coffee chat, and the rest is history. This beautiful soul right here is why I fully believe in the power of in-person community. So much good can come from the online world of social media, but even better things come from the real-life world! 😘 Who is your person? The person that fills your cup up no matter what and leaves you feeling like you can conquer the world? Tag your biz bestie, Marco Polo accountability partner, or ride-or-die coffee chat gal below! 💜 If you’re a dreamer looking to start your own business or finally pursue that passion of yours, then I want to encourage you to send me a DM and let’s chat about it. I’ve got a fun project in the works to help guide you from dreamer to doer all while building a legacy! For more details click on the link in my bio and hit “Build your Legacy”!
One year ago, I “officially” launched my website to this business endeavour I was beyond excited to dive into. I had done some virtual assistant, copywriting and event planning freelance work months leading up to the launch of my very own space on the interweb. But when @meganmartincreative officially hit publish on this colorful heart of mine in the form of a website I wanted to hide in my bed all day with the covers over my head. Imposter syndrome was in full force. Who was I to think I could run my own business? Who was I to think I had anything of value to offer to small business owners? Who was I? If I’m being honest, this past year and a half of doing this work has not been easy. I still struggle to explain to others what exactly it is that I do. And no matter how many curated photos or “behind-the-scenes” I share, no one will understand the full craziness of running a business until you’ve done it. Yet at the same time, this little business of mine is such a gift from God. So back to that question of who am I? I’m just a small-town girl who has a million dreams in this little heart of mine. God-given dreams with equal parts certainty and uncertainty. I’m obsessed with the sunrise and equally in awe of the colorful sky when it sets. I fully believe in-person community is far better than online, but know there’s a way to use social media for good [not gloating]. And with that I’m SO excited to announce a little project I’ve been working on. Think coffee chats, biz besties, accountability partners, and diving into the hard stuff of owning a business. If you’ve been dreaming about starting your own business, becoming a virtual assistant, or even been in business for some time, but are in full burnout and looking to hire than this is for YOU! I’ll be sharing more info in the days to come, but to get all the details hit the “Build your Legacy” button in my link in bio! [photo by @bethannearthur at @creativeatheart Round 8]
I have SO many house projects on my to-do list this summer. And then I look at the calendar and realize we’re halfway through July and my garage has yet to look like this Magnolia-inspired garden center I wanted to incorporate way back in June. 🤦🏽♀️🌺🤷🏽♀️ [swipe right for the real thang y’all] Grace, friends. Give yourself grace. Yes I love getting my hands dirty and organizing the garage is something that would make my heart very very happy. But so does the time spent at our many weddings, laughing with friends, skill workouts with my bball girls, weeknights around the fire pit, and well-needed Sunday afternoon naps. Life is about balance, grace and my new favorite saying, “just be”-ing 💃🏽 So today, give yourself grace for the things you think you should do and instead just enjoy the things you’re doing. ::just be:: AMEN?!