carolinephoenix This is "post 5:45 AM #WOD ". Chloe Cate took it while telling me she wants to do Yoga with me right now. Lol. No. Today is a day to pause and remember that any #progress or forward movement, no matter how short the distance is still a move in the right direction. Shaved about 45 seconds off my 2000 meter row, went up to next kettle bell weight and added a full round to this particular workout. In four months. So. I rest. And remember that this is like my walk with Christ. Sometimes it seems like I am going NOWHERE...and sometimes I am running away. But sometimes there #benchmarks and I see His #grace very clearly. Looking forward to the next four months. #takeoffthemask @irontribe_raleigh_cary @lululemon 6d

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carolinephoenix Lately, I have had more people than usual say that they do not understand "how I do it all". Wanted to stop and acknowledge that I do not "do it all". I have 5 kids, a young remodeling business, lots of dreams, friends, marriage, faith and health. We have many things for which to be thankful and many challenges that come right along with those blessings. I am a dreamer, a driver and a thinker. I over analyze, I (apparently) talk in my sleep, I grieve loss, make horrible relationship decisions and exist on organic coffee for weeks at a time. I become overwhelmed and hide in a shell, love (organic) vodka drinks and Eminem as much as I like worship music and reading rich theology(de-friend if you must). I love my kids, but I yell at them and expect too much. I love my husband, but it can better be defined by the words "Its complicated" than "sweet perfection". Monday's suck, my hair is HORRIBLE to brush, and I hurt as deeply as I experience joy. Balance is something I want and have made my goal for the year...well, forever. I do not know who I want to be when I grow up, and I am impressed by people who seem to have this figured out. So...I do not do it all. If I try, there are several things that don't end up going well. Giving myself grace this Monday. Not a free pass to mess up, but an understanding that I probably will. The kids are playing outside, I have orders, proposals and drawings to complete, renovations in progress and a need to breath and allow God to fill in all the crazy gaps caused by my humanity. Can any real Facebook friends relate? #takeoffthemask 1w

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carolinephoenix Kinda the best text thread ever. @chodgescma no one else could be my best friend. For obvious reasons. @awinstead03 you are stuck with me. #sisters #bestfriends #defygravityraleigh 2w

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carolinephoenix Cut from the same mold. #sillyfaces #mommysgirl 2w

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carolinephoenix So. Chris took all three little ones to Home Depot and Lowes. Apparently Lowes doesn't have carts for the little people??? Haha!! This is awesome. @phoenixstonesolutions #daddysgirl 2w
  •   wendyk143 You took a pic of your kids in front of toilet seat covers. That's a first for me. HILARIOUS! 2w

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carolinephoenix That moment when I suggest something and see in his eye that he plans to make it happen...like. Right then. #nevergoingtosleep #bathroomremodel #raleighnc #calacattagoldmarble @phoenixstonesolutions 2w

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carolinephoenix And we paint. 2w

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  •   talialley Will you have extra of that? It might look good in our bathroom with darker wood cabinets? We'd pay you for a slab 2w
  •   carolinephoenix I don't have extra of this, but it really does look good against darker wood. We have other things though. And I can always get more. 2w

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carolinephoenix Just follow me to the creek, they said...will only take a second, they said....easy path, they said. Lol. #whyitribe @irontribe_raleigh_cary #snowday 2w

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carolinephoenix On today's agenda. And maybe a little #calacatta Vagli I keep questioning my decision to keep the yellow, but I still think I like it for our old house. #bathroomremodel #raleighnc @phoenixstonesolutions 2w
  •   talialley I like the yellow tiles a lot. 2w

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carolinephoenix A little early morning electrical work. This guy is PATIENT. #daddysgirl #snowday #raleighnc #bathroomremodel 2w

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carolinephoenix Ok. I have actually not attempted to use paintable white caulk or silicone, on my own (other than in my lips...) until today. Still mildew stains, which I will work on later, but progress. I did destroy a large bath towel and Chris's "special" caulk gun. Lol. Oops. 3w

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carolinephoenix When I was a little girl, we ate grilled cheese and tomato soup when it snowed. It was an easy meal then....lets just say #glutenfree bread, #dairyfree #organic tomato soup, organic cheese and #grassfed butter isn't the same price point as Campbell's and Merita white bread. Lol. BUT. They hear "snow" and immediately ask for this meal. Lol. So fun. #snowday #raleighnc 3w

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carolinephoenix Can you guess what's about to happen? Someone is quite excited. #hotchocolate #snowday #raleighnc @phoenixstonesolutions 3w

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carolinephoenix Part of an afternoon and a little change. Choosing to keep the old light yellow tile...something about it...going to update all the trim work and such, toilet, re-caulk, grout and fixtures, of course. A little calacatta marble, the great Drop-in sink I have been saving for the last year and we will be golden. Perfect for a little girl's bathroom. ;) 3w

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