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You know what I don’t miss about being a massage therapist... not being able to cook anything and worrying about what my fingers smelled like 🤷🏻‍♀️ #thesimplethings #ilovetocook lol


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"It's the simple things you do
I just can't get enough of you"
#blackandwhitephoto #thesimplethings


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Georgia summer nights on the patio... 77° with a breeze, my future husband 😍 and a bottle of Cab 🍷 👌 #thesimplethings @paulgoldsborough


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Airplantman Studio is moving! Now is the time to visit if you haven’t yet. So many amazing airplants and unique products available, email mark@airplantman.com to schedule. We have a really exciting space moving into mid September and can’t wait to share photos of our new (nearby) location as it takes shape and becomes a jungle again 🍃 😉 thank goodness airplants are light and easy to pack!


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Nothing like a good 'ol blossom forage on your morning walk. + +

@younglivingeoau


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Appreciating the abundance of lovely colors, beautiful skies and the blessing of living by the beach
🌺🌞🌿 #nofilter#thesimplethings#serenity


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Having a fancy coke with my fancy fella ❤️☺️ #mylove #lovehim #thesimplethings


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2015 Emmolo Merlot 🇺🇸
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Jenny Wagner, of the Wagner family who owns Caymus, and her mother Cheryl restarted Cheryl’s family’s winery in the original building in Oak Knoll. They named it Emmolo, which is now owned and run by Jenny.
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Emmolo is named after her mom’s side of the family. Her mother not having any brothers and wanting to keep the name alive, named her wine Emmolo honouring her mom and paying a beautiful homage to her maternal side.
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It’s said that Jenny inherited the love of farming and eagerness to get her hands dirty. I think her fervour, dedication and finesse in which she pushes boundaries is not just with what she inherited, but a new generation of love and passion that you can taste in her merlot.
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This glamorous wine has a lot ripe dark fruit on the nose. On the palate there is lots of blackberries, raspberries, cherries, cassis, mint and black tea. It is extremely juicy and still very age worthy. You’ll definitely get a warming sensation with the 14.9% alcohol but with a long finish and a replay of flavours, it’s incredibly irresistible!
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#WomenInWine #Wine #Love #Beauty #StoryTelling #TheSimpleThings #Timeout #WineTime #WineOClock #WineLover #WineStagram #WineLife #Wino #Vino #RedWine #UnderTheCork #WinePic #WineTasting #Learning #Merlot #WinePassion #WineMaker #WineMaking #Cheers #California #NapaValley #Emmolo #Caymus #OakKnoll #JennyWagner


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We’ve had a quiet, slow summer. Lots of time at home = lots of white space. We try to get out and about once a day. It’s rarely anything elaborate or expensive. Today, it was scoping out horses and monarch butterflies. #thesimplethings


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“Mamma bake your johnny cake Christmas coming oo-ah! “🎵🎶 The song is stuck in my head. 😂 This illustration made me smile and feel happy the whole time I was creating it. Finally completed. #thelittlethings#thesimplethings#joy#dowhatmakesyouhappy#thecreative#doitfortheprocess#illustrationdaily#dailypainting


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Portobello mushroom and organic beef burger 🤤
Topped with tomatoes from 'yours truly' 😁 baby kale, @blacksheepvegancheeze Vorsain @littlecreekdressing and a GIANT side of steamed broccoli.
#eatyourgreens #simpledinner #ohsogood


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Windy Sunrises.. so glad I set my alarm earlier today to see this sunrise! #thesimplethings #greatful #sunrise #springwinds #blowingagale #northrockvineyard


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When packaging matches your aesthetic 😍 Have you ever bought a product just because it looked cute? I do it all the time, so it’s always a bonus when it works well too ☺️ @musqcosmetics #thesimplethings #ad


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The largest shell I’ve ever found and it wasn’t at the beach, it was at the edge of the Ohio River. #wanderlust #thesimplethings #ohioriver #shell #outdoors #outside #iphonephotography


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"Look dad! Look what I caught!"
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I'm blessed that I grew up next to the beach. I remember one time that I was with my dad when I was a kid. We were exploring all the mysteries of the rock pools together. I would jump from pool to pool, always on the look out. I was so fascinated at what I would find. Would the next one have a starfish? Maybe the tide brought in a fish that I could catch!
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Then I found something. Inside a rock pool was a small octopus. I remember it sitting at the bottom, trying to hide as best it could. And it was mine. I had found it! I carefully trapped it making sure not to hurt any of its many tentacles and I put it inside a plastic container I had found.
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My dad saw what I had done and said to me, "you know it won't survive like that.. It needs fresh sea water in order to breathe properly". But it was mine! I was sure I could go home and work something out..
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So I did. And he let me. I went home and made it the best home I could. I found a large glass jar and put in fresh sea water I had collected. I carefully placed colourful sea shells and white sand. A rock tilted at an angle so it could hide if it wanted to. And I sat there all day just staring at this octopus in wonder.
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As the day slowly turned into night I could feel something was wrong. The octopus didn't move so much. It didn't eat any of the fish food I tried to give it. It just sat there under that rock. Seeming to stare back at the little boy who held its entire world in a jar.
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I went to my dad and asked him if we could take it back to the beach. Even though it was dark outside, he smiled and nodded his head. On the drive back I held that little guy in my hands and made sure the water wouldn't spill out. I would put it back in the same place I found it.
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But when we got to the beach everything had changed. It was cold, dark and windy. The tide had come up and all those rock pools I was playing in earlier were nowhere to be seen. All the excitement of the day had vanished and I felt tired and sad.
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I quickly ran over to the waves and dumped that octopus inside.
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How can something that means the world to you vanish so quickly?
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It doesn't. It always leaves its mark x


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Making our way around Lanai one jump at a time


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Cause I want to know what it feels like
when Heaven touches Earth and I'm caught in between.
I want to know what it feels like
for the glory of the Lord to fall on me.
Take me there.


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How I do my 4 kids wardrobes! (Pictured, my oldest daughters 2019 clothes and clothing list of what I have so far)

80% of their clothes I buy on sale at the end of the season for the following one and 20% I buy in the current season.

I use to have soooo many clothes (so many it was embarrassing) that either were never worn or I forgot I even had them and by the time I remembered they were out grown - it was such a waste

Now the girls for the past year have had this set amount (can change slightly due to gifted clothing etc) that just works perfectly for our family. I have had less numbers and more numbers for the past 18 months but I find this layout (3,6,8) works the best of our family. As they get older and start school I'm sure it will change but for now its just right. Each season I reassess their clothes and some very worn items may get replaced or if too small handed down to the next child ( bonus of having 4 girls) but I still stick to the same layout.
Instead of the mornings where they cant decide which of the 20 dresses they want to wear, having only 3-4 makes choosing easy and they actually LOVE them all. The amounts may vary depending what the girls are into, a girly girl may have 6 dresses but only 3 pairs of long pants etc
My 4 children have roller containers that just slide under the bed with the list of items stuck on the top of it. I keep track of what I already have and what I still need to get.
Having some sort colour palette keep a cohesive collection of items that all go together but crazy colours always seem to end up in our mix!
Shoes are kept to 4 pairs per year consisting of gumboots, winter boots, sneakers and sandals and the exception usually of an old pair for kindy days.
Having a capsule wardrobe for your whole family is so beneficial on the wallet, just owning what you need and not too much more. Our clothes get worn and worn well. I feel like I get my moneys worth.
In a world where excess is considered "goals" or great or acceptable - let's be different and keep it simple

#basic #simple #capsule #capsulewardrobe #kidscapsulewardrobe #mumlife #mumof4girls #mumoftwins #wardrobe #clothing #kidsclothes #toddlerclothes #twinclothes


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Support small businesses. There’s a heart behind them.
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I am a small business owner. I photograph seniors on weekdays and weddings on weekends. Each person that books a session with me is helping my save up for a car, pay off my college debt, and chase my dreams. I’m not a big shot ceo buying a yacht, I am a college student hoping to get by. .
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Seriously, I wouldn’t be where I am without everyone who has supported me. Because of you I am able to pursue what I love.
So thank you. Thank you to every single person who has invested in me. Who has helped me save up for my next thing. Who has gotten me this far. Xoxo


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Every single thing that has happened to you has brought you to who you are today. Send love, sweetness and acceptance to every piece of your story. Without it, you wouldn’t be you. Whenever I get down about something I don’t have yet, I remember all the pieces of my story and I send a hug to the parts that still need love, attention and healing. It’s all perfectly imperfect. #thebravestthing


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We went on an adventure for 10 wonderful days. Camping, nature, beach, friends - memories that nourish the soul. Bliss! #summerdays #thesimplethings #underthestars


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The secret to having a laundry room this beautiful? Not actually doing laundry in it. #2ULaundry (📷: @scoutandnimble)


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Love this grocery list notepad! Found it at Office Depot. *
@officedepot #officedepot #grocerylist #notepads #thesimplethings #AmandaJanesbw


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I was/am in a summer funk. I basically took the summer off. And by taking the summer off I mean I released all things that come natural to me: teaching my babies, being intentional, going above and beyond for their curiosities, ect. We were just...there. Living day to day. Truly, at first it was just a time for rest but then somewhere along the way the lines got blurry and it became laziness. I was confused at this new stage the kids are in- their minds are older and things we did last summer aren’t for them anymore. They crave new ways and I couldn’t deliver. Or at least, didn’t try. Eventually the lack of routine and motivation was too much to handle. We all were craving structure and early mornings and for the world to get back into the swing of things. It’s just easier when everybody around you is getting back into the flow- then it’s like, ok- we can do this again. To be honest I just didn’t have the next step, the vision for us at home. And if I’m really honest, I still don’t. But is that enough reason to let days go by missing opportunity? Is my tiredness, laziness or “blahhh” feeling going to be stronger than what good is to come? Thankfully, vision comes after you make the first move. So we make our first move and wait for our vision for this new season ✨ I hope the start of your school year is full of vision and excitement! One year ago today we woke up and opened the door to the explore room- what a year its been 💫


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What a beautiful evening...to chase butterflies 🦋
#butterflies #thesimplethings #lovemynick #nature #spoiledbrat #beauty


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food art is hard cause i see it then I’m hungry 🍬✨ Art by: @jeanninemarieluke


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hard work pays off.
proud of you, kid.


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Doesn’t this instantly make you want to head outdoors? Tuesday’s are as tasty and delicious as the last few days of the week! #livealittle


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“A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart."⠀

Looking back when I was little, I remember wanting a boy and a girl when I grew up. Perhaps it’s because that’s what I knew...it was always me and my big brother. But God gave me two little girls and I wouldn’t want anything else. My girls are who I laugh with, dream with, and love with all my heart. I’m excited for this couple as they have just welcomed their baby girl into this world and are ready to laugh, dream, and already love her with all their hearts. ⠀


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My weekend: family camping trip, complete with an epic rock balancing session at the riverside 🙃🏕️🏞️
Had no idea making all those little rock towers would be so satisfying! 🤓

#campinglife #rockbalancing #riverrocks #thesimplethings #natureactivities #sosatisfying #whatididonmysummervacation


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This week’s goal: be a little bit of sunshine to all you meet ✨💕


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"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth."
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I am a H U G E lover of hugs❣️
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Hugs are # 1 for my wellbeing. Soul food for my body & mind. 🙏🏼
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Don't ever underestimate the power of a hug.
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〰️ Hugs to me mean kindness, trust, love, support & comfort. Medicine to heal, an expression of warmth and a sign of gratitude. .
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Hugs express your love when words fail to explain. . .
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Let's just say...When I hug you, I mean it! . .
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Animals...humans 🤷‍♀️ There are proven benefits found which shows hugs don't have to only be between humans to be beneficial. Cuddling with your fur baby (ies) have significant benefits to your heart and overall health. . . .
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My babies get hugs E V E R Y day! . .
☝🏻Hugs Increase levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, which is beneficial for stress levels & heart health
☝🏻A 20-second hug reduces the harmful physical effects of stress, including its impact on your blood pressure and heart rate
☝🏻A 10-second hug a day may fight infections, boost your immune system, ease depression and lessen fatigue.
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When was the last time you gave a really good hug? Or received one? I'm talking a two armed, chest pressing, firm squeezing, "I got you" hug? .
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GO get one! Better yet ...go G I V E one! .
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Where are my huggers at? 🙋🏼 .
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#lauralotuslove #halifaxyoga #simpleandempowering #yogainstructor #maritimes #yogainspiration #thesimplethings #madewithlove #malabeads #meditation #wellness #goodvibes #selflove #yogaeverydamnday #lifecoach #customjewelry #lifecoach #singersongwriter #halifaxlocal #custommala #prospect #healingstones #halifax #novascotia #selfcare #hugsomeone #tuesdayvibes
#boxersofinstagram


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My new hangout. The older I get the more simple I want life to be. #buyyourown #flowers #simplicity #simplify #produce #producejunction #fruit #hangout #nature #getdirty #thesimplelife #thesimplethings


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Planter, fruit bowl, serving dish - black walnut can do it all.


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Remember when you only needed to give the kids a box to play with? Apparently that really never changes 😂😂 #thesimplethings #thesekids #frommynewgolfclubs #familylife #strata #stratagolfclubs #apparentlyimagolfernow #boxlife #atleasttheyarebeingnice


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This little boy of ours 😂he really really loves his shoes!
#backtoschoolshopping


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Be happy in the moment, thats’s enough.
Each moment is all we need, not more.
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#pei #maritimes #lowtide #sunset #magichour #myliltraveller #family #memorable_moments #beach #beachbabe #ecokid #toddlerlife #proudmomma #getdirty #nature #thesimplethings #happinessishere


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Today was a busy day at school and tomorrow will be even busier! Swipe across to see my summer quick painted sketch of some cottage garden flowers. 💐. Now I am going to lay on the couch and watch my favorite HGTV!


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Peaceful fountains in the middle of the city. #peace#quiet #hiddenpeacefulness #serenity #thesimplethings #fountain #everydaygratitude


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This world has been conditioned to subconsciously forget this.. #appreciation #appreciate #thesimplethings #simplicity #beautyoflife #whattrulymatters 🌸


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In every corner of my house #rainbows #shine at different times of the day 🌟🌈🌈🌟and brings #happiness to my heart #thesimplethings #rainbowmagic #rainbowheart #magicdoesexist #mariposarainbowmagic


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Following big brother around his school as we get him ready for the new school year #7thgradeherehecomes


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[HUN] Elhatároztuk, hogy megkeressük a világ talán legjobb szobai öntözőkannáját Nektek. Az összes növény az üzletben most neki hízeleg.🤭 Ebből gondoljuk, sikerült.😉2 féle verzióban érkezett a képen látható szépség: krém színben és vörösréz változatban, mindkettő levehető sárgaréz rózsával. Emberi kezek munkája, egy több mint 130 éve változatlan fém formában, Angliából. Elérhető a webshopban is, kipróbálható az üzletben. Link a bioban!🌾🧚🏼‍♂️ [ENG] We decided to find the best watering can for You. This beauty arrived in cream and a copper version, they comes with a removable brass rose. Both of them is available now in the store. Handmade, 130 year old traditional design from England.#pauza #pauzamood


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