inkedfingers The largest truth I've encountered in my lifetime is this: we have two selves, two voices inside of us. Both are real. We are compromised of first and foremost the person we are meant to be and then the person our environment has made us to be. One, the first is our beautiful glorious peace-craving soul-filled authentic self. This is our true self. The other persona is caused by situations or things in our past we had to overcome and that have shaped us, given us less than desirable habits or thought patterns. Maybe a parent left us early in life so we developed a "rushed, always have to be prepared, survival mentality", but our true self is one of complete peace. Maybe we grew up with little possessions so we tend to hoard things now, but our true self doesnt care about "things" at all! The beauty of being human is this: everything in life is in a constant state of change and we are capable, through self-reflection, through therapy, through belief in a higher Authority, of rising above and beyond the voice that is not our true self. We are capable of being who we were created to be. There is much freedom in this. // what , my darling, is life, other than to be free? 6h

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inkedfingers How cute is this little family?! Last one from the Jameson family at Perry Park. We don't shoot family portraits often but love it when we do! #ifportrait #inkedfingers #familyportraits #austin #dslr #lifestyle #love 21h

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inkedfingers Alicia is going to have her baby any day! So fun being a part of the Jameson Family! // Lifestyle Family Portraits #ifportrait #inkedfingers #austin #atx #lifestyle #prophotog #love 21h

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inkedfingers Sensational news. Johnny & I had planned a date night a week in advance and it just happened to be last night. Just as we were about to walk out the door we get a message from our babysitter "Downtown Austin is under water!!!! The news is broadcasting live!!" Well... We don't own a tv and I don't watch the news so... Johnny got on the weather channel website and it looked like it was blowing over so we went downtown, even though it was still heavily lightning on the drive down there. The craziness is that if we only watched the news we would have thought our town was washin away. Truth is there are parts (Shoal Creek) heavily damaged but not ALL of AtX. We had a spectacular date night-- only one other couple (not in the bar area) and we didn't even pop open our umbrella once. It was unreal. Johnny's the risk taker. I would've stayed at home and been thankful for a quiet dinner and he was insistent everything was going to be ok.... We were gifted this sky as we drove home.... cotton ball clouds and an eery orange hue. xo (Hoping everyone else is ok too.) #atx #austin #texas 1d
  •   styleandpepper Sounds amazingly thrilling! (We're talking about risk in an upcoming ep of #MarriageIsFunny and you guys are the perfect example of a dichotomous duo! 24h
  •   _mommyroo3_ Doesn't it amaze you how the media sensationalizes all facets of our lives! I'm glad you took the risk and had a lovely night and a beautiful sky to capture. 24h
  •   ceari @theejonas I cannot wait to see the sky 24h
  •   inkedfingers @styleandpepper yeeees! Couldn't have said it better myself! Haha I want to tune in! 23h
  •   marisachod These are mammatus clouds @inkedfingers ! My personal favourite. Check out @marisacloudschod :) 23h
  •   sodecemberish Love your stories 21h
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  •   tammywaffles It's all about taking chances for myself now!! Fighting to the end ,buddy :) glad you all are safe! 13h

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inkedfingers The family that runs together... // I remember putting little newborn shoes next to mine and wondering what it would feel like to have a wee running buddy. She's not there yet haha but one day! And Carter size 6 shoes- thrift store find $3.50! Win! 3d

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inkedfingers #fromwhereirun // the latest storms cut new paths along the trail last night, although emiliana didn't seem to mind the extra bumps and swerves. she fell asleep in between Johnny & I dodging small lakes #whileemilianasleeps #austin #texas #healthy #fitlifestyle #lifestyle #TellOn 3d
  •   a_star_mcc Glad you all are safe, we are just high enough to be okay. However doesn't look like we will be going anywhere anytime soon 3d

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inkedfingers I blogged today. No pictures. Only thoughts... The link is in my profile. This photo is from #Venice. "...Many times when I get in the car I'll go on auto-pilot and turn on the radio or spotify then 10 seconds later turn it off... because even music is NOISE and I don't want any of it. I just crave peace. Quiet.
If you have the opportunity, right now, just notice the sounds around you. Notice your breath. Notice the way the chair feels under you, your feet on the floor. Do you remember the last time you were outside under the night sky staring at a million stars or standing on the edge of a canyon that made you feel so small... or walking in the woods and the sun catches your eye just so and the only thing you can hear is the crunch of leaves beneath your feet...
This is the kind of quiet I'm talking about... the soul-finding kind of quiet.
I was trying to understand what magnified this over-loaded feeling, because when I'm honest with myself, I feel like a boiled frog. One day, I woke up and realized that little changes over time brought me here, with a messy office I can't keep clean, etc" #TellOn
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inkedfingers Mercury retrograde. Learning to speak... the language of the moon... 1w

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inkedfingers This is for you, lovely. This is a 30"x40" gallery wrap (also known as a print on canvas) of a photo I shot in April. It has a very special story... I'll relay on Friday and send a hand written letter of it to the winner. For all the years I've been a photographer, the largest I've blown my work up to was a 20x30. This, however, is otherworldly proportions. I'll ship one to your door (or your bff's door) with all of the hardware already installed and ready to hang, if you just tag a friend or two. I'll randomly choose one winner this Friday. Just like that. // If you'd like to stare at this 24-7 on your lovely wall, it's $199. If you don't happen to win, type "sold" and your email below that's linked to a paypal account and I'll invoice you + have it in your hands in the next 10 days. Cheers to all of my beautiful inspiring followers. This photo is called "Life from the ashes". I can't wait to share. :) xo #phoenixlifefromtheashes #inkedfingers #giveaway #happy #printyourwork #gallerywrap #austin #texas #margotandinked #art #thatsdarling 1w

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inkedfingers She has molars coming in. She clung to me today like a monkey on a coconut tree.... and I'm so thankful that I was here at home to be with her. Poor little lady just did not nap a second. No reprieve. Does that mean I'll be up for the next 3-4 hrs answering emails and creating quotes and albums into odd hours of the night? Yes. But it also means that when she cried today, I was the one that comforted her. When she painted, I saw her creativity. When we went outside, I got to swing that jump rope around and hear her giggle. Being a working parent is no-joke but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Tonight in front of the glow of my working-from-home-office computer, especially grateful. #whileemilianasleeps 1w

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inkedfingers After burning the toast, here's to an unexpected combo: sprouted cinnamon raisin bread topped with avocado, spinach, tomatoes and an egg.... one of my favorites. xo Good morning lovely! 1w

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inkedfingers @livefreemiranda has been writing a great blog series on energy, anf the importance of making a list of activities and people that energize or drain us to understand ourselves better and the world around us. Anyway, she says it best! Go have a read! Her perspective is life-changing!

To be in the kitchen, to cook, to bake, to eat and to nourish the ones I love, energizes me! It is my happy place! What's yours?! Ps: If you want to eat healthier or just want to see what a positive healthy lifestyle looks like, check out the Moore sisters at @moorenutritious !! x
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  •   moorenutritious What a big and beautiful heart you have Carli. Love you! 1w
  •   ohhhchelsea Oh my gosh! That sounds amazing. Checking her blog our right meow. 1w
  •   betsyfarmerdesigns I love yours posts Carli and miss your sweetness! 1w
  •   tammywaffles Carli, I've been a vegan for the past couple months. It's changed my life and of course exercise. I also have l to say No when needed and choose my friends more wisely :) 1w
  •   tammywaffles This phone is old and cranky lol. Its meant to say I've also learned how to say No, oops :) 1w
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inkedfingers " What I've discovered is that
before a breakthrough or a big leap to the next level of growth, there's usually a backward swing, or a pulling in of energy, sort of like the ocean when we see the water pull back gathering momentum to create a big wave. This might look like sacred time spent inward for deeper selfknowledge, or a breakdown before the breakthrough, a "mistake" before the lesson is learned, or a setback that's redirecting you to something bigger and better. You are exactly where you need to be - in order to powerfully move forward. Release all judgment and you will flow through your greatest challenges and obstacles like water.
Everything happens *for* us not to us. We are the captains of our ships, the pilots of our lives, and the more we surrender to the process the more we fly to meet our divine potential that is waiting for us." I read this while preparing for a wedding. @jenniferkass really spoke to my heart this morning… Maybe yours too?
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inkedfingers I blogged a few more of these lovelies this morning. I couldn't wait! Check out their swag and see a close up of their dresses on our blog! Their smile is contagious! So sorry the square format didn't accommodate all 9 beautiful souls! // Kate & Frank at the Wild Onion Ranch. Flowers of course by the lovely @margotblair #margotandinked #inkedfingers full blog in profile. xo >>>> www.inkedfingersblog.com #austin #wedding #prophotog #dslr #austinwedding #happy #bride #bridesmaids #southernwedding #vintage #ifportrait 2w

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inkedfingers The loveliest lacy bridesmaid's dresses & glorious light // Kate & Frank's Wedding at Wild Onion Ranch #inkedfingers #margotandinked #prophotog #pose #sunflare #wedding #ifportrait 2w

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inkedfingers "May 12: Am I here? How often are we really where we are? Don't we eat lunch to discuss dinner plans, or plan Thanksgiving and worry about Christmas? Make a pledge today to focus on what you are doing and thinking with your whole being. Each time you forget, come back to right now, this moment." So much wisdom. I bought "A Year of Living your Yoga" some time ago and haven't regretted it. So much practical applicable knowledge and easy daily meditations. Ps: Have you heard of the Yoga Fan?? Another lifesaver and helping me keep my practice real at home! X Here's to hoping you have a fabulous day, lovely. :) #inkedfingers #yogaeverydamnday #yogamat #yoga #booksarentdead 2w

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inkedfingers I don't have time for yoga. Thanks exactly why I'm doing it... #yogaeverydamnday #inkedfingers 2w

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inkedfingers Two years ago today this little one came into the world! oh Emiliana!! Two flew by.

Thank you @shanandtoad for the plethora of darling outfits! (In honor of E's birthday 30% off! Enter code "happymom " at checkout) And huge thanks to @galfridayaustin for the homemade outta this world tres leches cake! Happy Birthday little lady! Next year you can write the list of friends you want over! X #whileemilianaplays
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inkedfingers the prose of people in love #margotandinked #inkedfingers // Kate and Frank's wedding at Wild Onion Ranch #austin #texas #ifportrait 3w

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