I’m trying something new today… a coffee date + fashion post. I’m usually not a fashionista, but I loved my outfit today, so I had to share. I actually felt like I looked like crap this morning, so this little photo shoot shows how much a friends’ sweet words (thanks Jo!) and a little makeup can make you feel beautiful! I went at a friend’s baby shower, so I tried to dress up. And let’s just say Kai had to get in on my little iphone photo shoot!
This week has actually been hard for me. Really hard. The peace that I had been feeling was there, but I was letting pain / frustration overwhelm it. I am so thankful for family and friends who remind me where my joy is, where my trust is. My God is so so good to put people like that in my life, and to love me through them. Have you ever felt God’s love through others? It is pretty awesome.
Last weekend I went to Disneyland with my family, as you saw in my Instagram pics. It was wonderful. For two whole days I was able to relax and just get away. Maybe that is why I love Disneyland so much — its an escape. A really fun escape! I love baths for the same reason — I get to read a book and escape to another world. I know it is not healthy to live in fantasy, but I think it is good to let yourself get away for a bit, if necessary. Yesterday I made sugar scrubs with a sweet friends. It was random and spontaneous and I am really excited to use my lemon sugar scrub, mocha scrub (let me know if you want the recipe), AND eucalyptus bath salts that she gave me! A luxurious bath is definitely in the books soon!
If we were having coffee today [okay it would be wine if we were meeting up at 9 pm], I would tell you just how awesome my husband is. I’ve been struggling with image / not feeling like enough, and he has been so good to remind me of the truth. He encourages me and reminds me of who I am in Christ. He tells me that I am amazing just the way that I am. And, my friends, that is true for you. YOU are amazing just the way that you are. Believe it, ladies. It is true.
Lastly, at coffee, I would tell you that my summer shred is not going as well as I had hoped. I was eating cleaner, but with the shower / my stress level, I just let myself eat crap today. I went on a gluten binge, meaning I will have a gluten baby for the next three days. Fun. Why don’t I remember this when I’m eating the delicious cookies and pizza? Ugh. I really want to get my behind in gear and finish this shred strong. That is it. I am committing to you all here that I will eat well AND workout this last week. I WILL finish strong. Not because I need to look good or lose weight, but because I need to be healthy and treat my body as a temple. Major thanks to all who have encouraged me so far. I think that would end our wine date. My little pup needs attention, and hubby gets off shift soon! Have a fabulous rest of your weekend!