anastasiamika This week's #followfriday are four folks who make me want to pack my bags and go adventuring. There's so much beauty in this world that shouldn't be passed over. It was a toughie to just chose four, but here they are: @adrianasinke @helloemilie @ravivora @frostyphoto. // Who are your favorite adventurous instagrammers? 2h

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anastasiamika I have dreams. I have goals. I have what's right in front of me. Yet, many times it's so hard to get my hands working. It's a sad reality that I have so much within reach, but because I choose to, I never even get close. God created me to use my mind, body, and soul to its fullest, but because I'm too scared or just plain lazy, only a small fraction of it gets any use. I'm sitting here imagining what could get accomplished in character building, home making, relationships, work (and the list goes on and on) if I use what God has blessed me with to reach out even just a little more. // ➵ Feel free to repost or tag someone who could use a little motivational push. 2h

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anastasiamika Somebody loves his bikloon. #henrymika 24h
  •   chvanovs I love this pic of him, so animated and perfect 23h
  •   anastasiamika @chvanovs he gets more animated every day. My baby got replaced by a big boy! 23h
  •   innazhe Such a cutie 22h
  •   katyaskach I want to come over and hang out with this little dude. Miss you guys sooooo much!! 22h
  •   catrionas He is soooo cute! 20h
  •   chvanovs I love him so much, can't wait to have my house put together so you guys can come ova 16h
  •   anastasiamika @chvanovs yeah, come on, faaaaaasterrrrrr! 8h
  •   anastasiamika @katyaskach then come over! Missing you doesn't even cover it! 8h

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anastasiamika Sometimes all you need is a pretty card to place atop a kraft box, some washi tape, and voila, you've got yourself a wrapped gift. #anastasiamariewraps // Find these cards and boxes in the shop. #anastasiamarieshop 1d

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anastasiamika Added a little green to my space. I have no idea why I didn't do it before but I must say, it looks rather good. It took @smpliving's blog post on ways to liven up an office space for me to actually do it. #anastasiamariestudio 2d

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anastasiamika Strawberries, raspberries, and grapes grown in @iyelch's backyard. Talk about tummy-filling goodness. All I can hear is Henry making all sorts of noises in his delight with strawberry juice dripping down his chin onto his white onesie. #onthetable 2d
  •   iyelch Liam came home with lots of berry juice on his shirt and shorts! That's the one thing I'll miss about summer...all the berries! Good thing there's always bleach available lol! @anastasiamika 2d
  •   anastasiamika @iyelch it'll be pomegranates next! 2d
  •   unaqualunque Healthy 2d
  •   juleyak yum! my kind of treat! 2d

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anastasiamika Three hours later, he's still snoozing. I'm used to him only napping about 1.5 hours max, so this is incredible. I guess the big bed is just better. I mean, that pillow is sure getting some love. #henrymika 3d
  •   karalockwood Adorable! 3d
  •   juleyak he does look cozy in there! 3d
  •   galinalopatin Yay!!! Go Henry! 3d
  •   innazhe :) those naps are awesome! He could be teething. My girls usually nap for a long time on days they are teething 2d
  •   anastasiamika @juleyak just makes you want to snuggle up and nap too. 😴 2d
  •   anastasiamika @innazhe he's definitely teething. He has one coming in right after another. Feels like forever since we've had a break! 2d
  •   camberleywoods He's growing up too fast. 2d
  •   innazhe Poor little guy We are slowly getting to that stage but I know really soon things will speed up and it will be bad for awhile Emmachkas first tooth came out around 1st birthday! 1d

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anastasiamika A busy day in the office often times looks like this. #anastasiamariestudio #glitterhands 3d

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anastasiamika There's something about other folks just his size that makes H go crazy with hugs and squeals. Thanks Levi (@galinalopatin + @maxlopatin) for coming out and making this kid's day. #henrymika 6d

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anastasiamika It's been a dream of mine to learn how to do what these calligraphers do, but I still haven't managed the time to take on another adventure. In the meantime, I drool over the posts from this week's #followfriday gals and you should too: @afabulousfete @wildfieldpaperco @writtenwordcalligraphy @signoraemare // who are some of your favorite calligraphers? 1w

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anastasiamika A new plant in the house makes me happy. Now to find the perfect plant stand. Any suggestions? #splitleaf #splitleafphilodendron 1w
  •   anewalldecor If you ever see anything in our shop that you like let us know, we could send it for a discount to you in exchange of a shoutout on your gorgeous Instagram! our email is rs@anewall.com 4d
  •   anastasiamika @anewalldecor ooooh! I'll let you know once H gives me the chance to browse! Thanks! 4d

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anastasiamika Kraft paper bags are the perfect solution for a quick package. Especially when paired with a metallic or glittering sticker. #anastasiamarieshop #anastasiamariecards 1w

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anastasiamika The most relaxing way to snooze is with a kink in your wrist. #henrymika 1w
  •   arichlife My daughter loves doing that when she sleeps, as well. 1w
  •   innazhe looks so uncomfortable. Kids are so unique in their sleeping habits 1w
  •   anastasiamika @arichlife @innazhe we will never understand them. 1w
  •   shaylalagrace My son totally does that too and he sleeps with his toes curled under like he's about to get up and go somewhere. They are a wonder to watch sleep for so many reasons, lol! 1w
  •   laracasey He is so precious! 1w
  •   anewalldecor Too cute! 4d

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anastasiamika On tough days, I feel like a big flop. I convince myself that I need to accomplish this and that, and forget that I need to come to God to accomplish anything at all. Today I'm reminded that to find wisdom and strength, I need to draw that from Him, "...for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but Your right hand and Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You delighted in them." Psalm 44:3 // Tag someone who needs encouragement. 1w

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anastasiamika Sometimes I like to lay there with him with my eyes closed in relaxation, smelling his sweet hair, kissing those yummy cheeks. I could be doing a million other things but sometimes I just want to set a deeper memory of this stage because it's fading so much faster than I would like it to. And then bam, a big truck drives by and he's awake. Moment over. See what I mean? #henrymika 1w
  •   juleyak yes, totally agree! love watching them sleep 1w
  •   mirantikayess I know exactly what you mean! 1w
  •   tgusenkov Haha, yep! For a while it was the landscape guys who would show up on Tuesdays and start mowing the lawn during his nap. 1w
  •   isytaya Oh yes 1w
  •   tobe_reed So sweet! 6d
  •   myparadissi Oh, that feeling so perfectly described 3d

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anastasiamika Reads. Both were gifts just recently received and I'm only just now digging in. #kinfolkmag #cottagehill 1w

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anastasiamika This custom card, made with 14 different pieces, was given to a teacher of forensic dentistry by a student. // More details on the blog. #anastasiamariecards 1w

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anastasiamika Solitary tea in the afternoon with Lady Londonberry tea and Russian honey cake. And yes, I might manage to down all of those slices of cake. #onthetable 2w

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anastasiamika We're always on the move. #henrymika 2w

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anastasiamika I know mom said no climbing, but this light switch is marvelous. #henrymika #ispybinky 2w

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