It was a rough week, my sugarcane project was ruined, I failed to solve the rat problem, etc but I guess I can at least have a sense of humor about the whole thing. Full video link in bio #countrylivin#calicolombia
Say hello to our new red heifer born on Valentine's day💟
The lil grey heifer was born two days before that.
Hunter, whom is always one of the first to see if we brought anything special, and good ol Dusty looking tall peering over everyone💞
Country livin’! Just happened upon THIS in the far reaches of my backyard. Any guesses as to what it is? I accidentally dropped it and broke the bottom jaw In half. Some of the teeth were already missing. 😬
Sorry I’ve been absent.. I finally had the time to set up my studio yesterday and I’m so excited! It’s so lovely to have a devoted space (that isn’t just a corner of my bedroom) and natural light!! #wycinanki#studiospace
Blessed to be here on a new day new position. #givethanks Before I left Oahu, I used to commute to Nālo from Kunia everyday, across the H1, up the H3, down the Pali, right onto Kalanianaole into Nālo and left into Bellows. Now they got me driving up the #mauka into Helemano Plantations #huntazonly it’s like my employer can right thru me and my appreciation for #countrylivin I am super Blessed to be here and even more grateful that I get to experience it again with my honey. #blessedwelivehawaii#newlifekinetings#helemano
I’d like to introduce you to my friend Danielle over at @dontkidyourselfgirl. This is her beautiful kitchen. #swoon. She’s an adorable mom of three, a teacher AND she has the best style tips. I’m not sure how she does it all but she DOES, and she does it well. I’m super excited for you to get to know her later this week! Go check out her feed and give her some love today! Happy weekend! ❤️❤️
Happy Saturday!! Or whatever day it is where you are in this beautiful world. Self confidence....let’s talk about this . I do know it was something I never had but since Persuing my dream of becoming an entrepreneur I have learnt soo much about self confidence. It begins with accepting and loving you for who you are not what you think you should be. Believing in yourself and your capabilities. You are capable of achieving anything ... the possibilities are endless.
For some of us this can be really challenging and confronting. Is this you? Well I’m here to say I believe in you and I believe in your dream. Stop and take a good look in the mirror, see the beauty and confidence that you are and let it shine through. It’s ok to be afraid let that fear drive you to the place you want to be. Double tap if you agree and share with a friend who you think needs to hear this
Would you like to hear more about my story and journey head over and check out my blog for life inspiration and strategies to live the life you love 💖 see you there!! Kristi Xx
Flash back Friday!
I don’t have too many photos of me back then. I tried my best to look as thin as I could or to find ways to hide the tummy because ya, I was embarrassed.
I wasn’t embarrassed about my size,I was embarrassed about what my size showed I was doing to harm my body and more importantly my brain.
I let myself get to that point where I would look in the mirror, be so disgusted with myself, my behaviours and my choices, and I would get so emotionally upset that I would end up throwing my hands in the air like what’s the point and go eat some more pizza or buy another bottle or two of wine.
It was hard, and I had basically given up on trying to better myself in anyway. The weight kept coming and I kept eating. I’m a short one, 5’3 tall and a healthy weight for me is about 120. I kept seeing the scale going up in a years time and eventually I saw the number I never thought I’d see for me, 140. That number was a breaking point for me. And at this point it wasn’t just about the weight but also about my joints.
With the weight also came arthritis in my knees. I cried myself to sleep many nights in a row because the pain was so bad. I could barely walk the stairs or even drive my standard car because my knee would lock up when hitting the clutch.
I blamed it on genetics and dance which both partly are true as I still sometimes deal with the arthritis but now that I have it more under control I realize it had everything to do with the fact that I was doing absolutely nothing to help it and everything to increase the pain.
Exercising, eating superfoods and drinking water/ staying hydrated daily are the key ingredients to keeping your body and mind healthy. It even helps with preventing vision loss!
So whatever you do, don’t ever stop moving your body, if it hurts it means you aren’t moving it enough and you need to keep moving it and building muscles to keep all your joints strong and moving.
When you leave your car sitting in the garage for a year, it’s likely not going to operate very well. It needs an oil change, it needs new fresh gas. Our bodies are the same in that, when they stop moving, they stop working!
I got you boo! 😘
Sweet little Truffles is the best helper and biggest snuggle bug. I cant help but love her, and perhaps spoil her a bit!! This weekend we’re excited to be taking over @countryhomemagazine’s Instagram account! We hope you’ll come on over and follow along! Have a great weekend!
🙋🏼♀️Hi!! @boxwoodavenue here taking over Country Home’s Instagram this weekend!!! I’m so excited to meet y’all and share our story with you!! If you picked up a copy of the early spring issue, you’ll see us inside! Be sure to pop over to my account, @boxwoodavenue, and say hi, and I’ll see you here tomorrow! 📷 @wildeproject styling by @goodegirlmedia