Feeling confident in your own skin is a powerful thing! As women we sometimes feel the pressures of the world to look a certain way, but the older I get, the more I realize that no one else’s opinion matters but my own! I love taking care of my skin because I know that it makes me feel good on the inside.☺️✨ I truly love @karinejoncasusa products and I’m excited to team up with them to GIVEAWAY their collagen lift cream ( helps prevent wrinkles ) and eye cream ( helps with dark circles ). All you need to do is: Like this post
Ok guys, if I’m being completely honest, I have never been someone who consistently works out. I love the idea of it and know that it does wonders for not only our physical health but also our mental health! But, just because it’s not a huge part of my life, that doesn’t mean I don’t take care of my body in other ways.😊 I truly believe that our overall health starts in our gut! When our gut is happy, it allows for all of our other organs to work properly. Bone broth is something that I've been trying out everyday to maintain a healthy gut I have always gotten mine from @ancientnutrition and love the variety of flavors they have! 😋 Swipe over to read some of the amazing benefits from taking it. 😱
One of my favorite things about the holidays are the yummy smells! 😌🌲🥧 Our Christmas tree is faux so I am always on the hunt for the perfect fresh, pine scent and this year I FOUND IT and feel like everyone needs to know about it! 🙌🏻 It’s the Mrs. Meyer's Iowa Pine scented cleaner set from @grovecollaborative.😌 It’s SO good and they make me actually WANT to clean my kitchen.😜 Best part is: you can get the entire Holiday cleaning set for FREE when you spend $20 or more @grovecollaborative. grove.co/chantelleholiday19 They also have lots of other natural home essentials that I’ve been loving! #grovepartner
No where else I’d rather be. ✨ Also, a little PSA for you @minkycouture fans. Today and tomorrow ONLY you can use the code “Chantelle55” to get 55% off ANY blanket(s) of your choice! Take advantage friends! This sale is even bigger than their Black Friday Sale!
We love looking back at art pieces and homework from past school years + celebrating the progress they’ve made.☺️ I also love that we actually have a place for them now vs on our counters and the top shelve in our kitchen cupboard.🤪 ( Please tell me I’m not the only one with stacks of papers all over the place). @savor.it.all’s Folio Doc Organizer makes it easy to keep everything organized and in one place so my mom brain has one less thing to worry about.🤓 You can use the code “Chantelle15” for 15% off!
I am a type of person that likes to get stuff done! At the end of the day I love feeling accomplished, even if my only tasks for the day were picking up after my kids and folding laundry. 🤪 My @Sudio EarPods have been so helpful to keep me motivated during the mundane, daily tasks. The simple fact that I can listen to music, audio books or a good Netflix binge, while I get things done, has me doing cartwheels.🥳 You can use the code “Fowlks15” for 15% off your order. 👏🏻
One on one time with my tiny BFF. Aka: running 117 errands.🙃 Also, it’s . . . SWEATA WEATHA!! Whose seen that SNL clip?? Kills me every.time.😆 Swipe over if you don’t know what I’m talking about. 👉🏻🤣 ￼
Did Halloween sneak up on anyone else this year?? 😬 We’re scrambling to get some last minute costumes made and mentally preparing myself for the extra energy my kids will have after the 🍭🍬🍫 consumption. 🤪 Also, I was super excited to discover @forsakeco and I’m low key obsessed with their New black Lucie Mids. Your thoughts?? You can use the code “chantelle20” for 20% your purchase. ☺️
When someone smells good, they’re automatically more attractive. Amiright?? 😏 Guys! The new men’s scents from @rawsugarliving are👏🏻SO👏🏻good! Please do your nose buds a favor and go snag your S.O some ASAP. Like always, they’re sulfate and paraben free, but the best part is, for every purchase of @rawsugarliving products, they donate a bar of soap to a family in need. 💛 #rawlovin#rawmensmellgood P.S. check my stories to see how these pictures really went down. 😏😆
Happy Sunday, friends! ✨ Putting these pictures out there to make sure y’all know we aren’t always happy and we don’t always get the perfect picture.🙃 And you know what, I’m 100% okay with that. Life isn’t meant to be perfect all the time. As moms, we need to give ourselves grace and allow our children the same. They have emotions just like we do, they just show them a little more often.🤪
I’m making a list of fall activities and wanna hear some of your favorites? 🙏🏻 We had our annual spider making craft night last week + my dad made us all dutch oven chicken and potatoes.😋 And instead of painting spiders I painted these two. 😏🐱🐱
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Sometimes motherhood looks like 4am wake up calls + sleepless nights. Sometimes it looks like driving your kids around to various activities all.day.long🤪 or going to THREE different stores to find the right pair of high heels for school picture day, (😏☝🏻). Other times it’s watching them grow into adults and having children of their own. What ever your stage of life looks like right now, do me a favor, ENJOY it!!! 😊 No one ever regrets taking the time to enjoy the little moments.🧡
Traveling with kids: the best/worst decision you will ever make. Amiright? 🤪 But in all seriousness, despite the occasional meltdown, nothing makes me happier than experiencing new places with these cuties. I love seeing the world through their eyes and finding joy in the little things is a big reminder of what’s really important in life. They were SO excited about their new suitcases from @affenzahn_official and we are going to put them to good use.👏🏻
These little moments that make the difficult ones all worth it! ✨ I’ve been thinking a lot about my journey through motherhood lately and I’ve come to realize a few things: The highs ALWAYS outweigh the lows. It’s OK to ask for help when you need it! Don’t let someone else’s perspective determine your success ( as a mother and in life in general ). It’s OK to make mistakes! Kids are so quick to forgive so be sure to ask for it. ☺️ And last but not least, HAVE FUN! Be active and play with your kids! The best memories I have made are when I disconnect from the outside world and put all my focus on them.
Poppin in to say HAPPY 1st Day of October!!!! 🍁 🍃 🍂 I’ve always said I was a summer girl but now that I’m getting older ( and wiser ;) imma have to admit that fall is probably my v favorite time of year. 😌
Hey Mama! I see you! I know that life/raising kids is not always easy. In fact, it’s freaking hard at times. We experience heartbreak, tantrums, meals that go uneaten, messes that never end, loneliness, and, at times, feelings of inadequacy. I want you to know that you’re NOT alone! No matter how put together someone looks, we’ve all felt these things at some point. ( I definitely have ) My encouragement is to try your hardest, in these moments of sadness, to reflect on the things that you DID accomplish that day. Write them down along with 3 things that you’re grateful for and I promise you’ll start to feel better! Always remember your worth. Remember who you are outside of motherhood and do something that makes YOU happy. Read a book, make your favorite meal for dinner ( even if your kids won’t like it ;), buy yourself something that makes you happy OR simply just get outside and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. When you feel good it’s easier to handle life’s challenges that come your way. 🧡 YOU GOT THIS! 👊🏻
Temperatures are dropping but as long as the 🌞 is shining we’ll be hanging onto summer as looong as possible.🙏🏻 Last night we headed to the country club pool ( yep, on a school night 🤫) and played til our little hearts were content. It was one of those nights that you didn’t want to end — which is rare for all these cuzzies who fight more like siblings than cousins.🤨🤦🏻♀️ Also, I don’t think I can post this picture and not ask for Novies expression to be memed. So give me your best ones! 😆 Swipe over for a closer look and a video of me getting denied a kiss by the diva herself. 🤣
Things are getting ’spooooky’ around here! 😆🎃👻 —- Curious if you’re one that waits to decorate, or do you go all out the second the decor hits the stores? 🤔 I had every intention of waiting this year sooo, my only excuse is, ‘my kids made me do it’. 😜 Thanks for the inspiration @thelovedesignedlife ☺️
I am LOVING the one on one time I get with this cute girl while the big sibs are at school. We took a trip to our favorite candy shop and grabbed some of See’s yummy treats. We may or may not have saved some for the other two.🤫 I love the story behind @seescandies and how it all came about because of Mary See’s passion. Women can do amazing things when we put our minds to it! 👊🏻 This week See’s Candies is celebrating Mary’s Birthday with a special offer $5 off of any $30+ purchase from now through September 16th ( online or in shop ). Be sure to pick up something sweet to celebrate the special moments in your life.☺️#seespartner#SeesCandies P.S. the coconut filled chocolates are to DIE for. 🤤
Keeping these kids happy one snack at a time.😅#backtoschoolwithbobs Funny fact, I allllways keep our fridge stocked with apples. We can literally be out of every other type of food, but there will ALWAYS be apples.😋 We love snacking on them with @bobredmills oats. It’s a quick easy after school snack to help avoid those hangry fits that sometimes make me want to go hide in my closet.😏 Ya feel me mamas.😉 Pick some up at your local @walmart #bobsredmill
Pulling this photo out of my archives in hopes to put a smile on someones face, because that’s what it did for me. I tucked it away at first, thinking it would never make it’s way to the public eye because I didn’t love the way my body looked ( yes, skinny girls can have body insecurities too ;) .... but, looking at it today I see the bigger picture. I see a mom putting on a swimming suit despite insecurities and making an effort for her kids to enjoy summer for all it’s worth. I see a mom who’s working so hard to love herself despite a lot of imperfections and self doubt. I see a mom who is working hard to support her family even though, at times, it doesn’t feel like she’s doing enough. But, most of all, I see a mom who has WORTH because of the simple fact that she is human. “You owe yourself the love you freely give to other people”
Grocery shopping at a whole new level today while sampling the new Kroger Deluxe Unicorn Swirl Ice cream and @rubysnap cookies.😋 My girls loved them and I’m thinking a Unicorn themed 9th birthday party will be in our near future.😆 You can pick some up for yourself at your local @mysmithsgrocery #smithspartner #smithsfoodie
I love seeing the excitement on my kids faces when they show me all of their ‘masterpieces’ they created at school.☺️ I’ll be honest though, as the school year starts, it’s like one long accumulation of stuff on our kitchen counter.🙃 ( Tell me I’m not alone🙏🏻😆) Even though not alllll of them make it into our @savor.it.all folio doc holder 🤫 I am truly SO happy to have a go-to system to organize and keep all of the things that we hold dear. ( I especially love the labels so I know just what’s where! ) Use the code “chantelle15” for 15% off your purchase.
We have our good days and not so good days and other times it’s somewhere in between. 🤷🏻♀️ The ebb and flow of life is funny that way. But through the good times we find our purpose and through our discomfort we use that purpose(s) to press on. These 4 right here are my purpose. 💛 What’s yours? 😊
Getting my kids ready and out the door for school by 7:45 isn’t always easy 🤪 so I’m making a list of some fast and easy breakfast ideas for my picky little eater! One meal he does love is yogurt, fruit and these yummmmy oats from @bobsredmill. I love that it has 7 grams of protein to keep my active little man full and happy while at school. They also make a perfect after school snack! We like putting it in our freezer to give it an extra crunch. 😋👌🏻#backtoschoolwithbobs #bobsredmill#ad
My sweet nephew went back to heaven last night.💔 We are at a loss for words, as it happened very suddenly, and our hearts ache for the sweet spirit he brought to our families over the last 3 weeks. He fought as long as he could but Heavenly Father had a different plan for him. 💛 If you have a minute, please go fill @_skyler_sorensen_ + @amandaesorensen pages with words of love and comfort. Love you forever, #mightymilo💛
Weekly recap. I’ve been solo parenting while Dans been away for work and, so far 😬🤞🏻, we’ve only had one minor incident involving a brick and a head. 😳 Thankfully everyone is okay. We also survived the first week of both big kids in school,📚✂️✏️ ALMOST won 4 tickets to Disney Land 😭, took a trip to our favorite ( and only ) museum, had an outdoor movie night with our neighbor friends 🎬 And best of all!!! @danfowlks surprised us and drove home from Salt Lake just to spend a night with us and then drove right back up the next morning — 3 more days til he’s officially back. 😅 Hope you all had a great week!!
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Itching for a new adventure. ✨ Where’s your dream vacay or favorite place you’ve ever visited? 🕌 🏝 🏜 ⛩ 🏛 ✈️ Dan and I have our 10 year wedding anniversary coming up and I need some ideas on where to go. 🙏🏻 Also, the first person who guesses the name of this lighthouse wins $5 Venmo!!