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tabithablue ... In sickness and in health. Taking my man to the ER today after a long week and a really long night last night. He never gets sick, so this thing is throwing is all for a loop. 2d

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tabithablue So proud of this girl and her testing for the next belt in taekwondo this weekend. She overcame obstacles and her own hurdles and now has her green belt! Oh yeah, and she has her own water boy too. 3d

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tabithablue A little #bts interview with @landsend today for #GetawayTour! We're dreaming of swimsuits in this chilly weather... Oh and getting fitted by a swim-fit expert and trying suits on too! I think I need a tan #LandsEnd 4d

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tabithablue Started off the morning with some homemade granola, yogurt and a berry compote... While browsing through our #chatbooks! So fun looking through the past year, my kiddos haven't put them down all day!

Want to order your instagram photos for free? Use code RYW6NFJA to get your first @chatbook for free!
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tabithablue We've got an essential oil giveaway on the blog today! Click on over (you know where the link is) and enter to win.

For one, we love using our essential oil, and love you too! And also? This photo and his little baby toes is just too cute not to share.
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tabithablue Mustaches and coffee. And lots and lots of love. My plate is full today, but I've been easing into it with grace. Sometimes that's my morning prayer, for the grace to let my little ones see and feel my love no matter what the day unfolds.
And also? This... "Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable." ~Mary Oliver
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tabithablue Homeward bound.

On the train. 🚊 Next stop, O'Hare.
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tabithablue Spending our last evening together skipping down Michigan Avenue, "because it's not as cold that way." Oh and a tad bit of shopping too.

Side note, if everyone around is grouchy and freezing, skipping and laughing makes almost every single one of them smile back.
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tabithablue Reunited with this happy little soul. He said to me this morning in the midst of cuddles, "Mommy, I'm going to miss you when I go back to Florida." ️ Oh my heart. We will enjoy these quick days and celebrate his sweet five years of beautiful life! 2w

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tabithablue That moment you realize you're standing in the airport staring at the screen for a couple seconds too long since you can't remember what city you're in OR which one you're going to. #travelproblems

And then as I scroll through the news on my phone and see there have been more beheadings, more brutality, more un-acceptance... And in the face of that, brave men stayed strong in their beliefs and faith and in that moment I realize that travel problems aren't problems at all. That I'm blessed to live in a place of freedom, that I can go, and move... And be. What is it I'm doing with that freedom? Am I using the days, hours and minutes with purpose? Am I using the gifts God has given me? Am I living accidentally and comparing myself to others or am I living a life on purpose, with the conviction and passion that those men have their lives for?
Today, no matter how cold or whatever city I end up in (Chicago, by the way, I figured it out), I'm grateful. Grateful to be me, and choosing to live my day with purpose.
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  •   tawnyaf You're so inspirational 2w
  •   scrapbookmom17 Choosing. That's it. Free or not, that's where the power lies. Choice. I'm so inspired by those who don't have or know our freedom and yet choose to live with courage and dignity. Inspires me to not waste the amazing freedom that we know. Love your thoughts! Safe travels friend. 2w
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  •   beautifyflr Super 2w
  •   searchforthesimple Love this! So funny that I just stumbled upon your blog yesterday and today, your the featured affiliate in the Sparknaturals newsletter. Congratulations! Thanks for the inspiration today. Safe travels! 2w
  •   rominapolnoroff Thanks. 1w
  •   tabithablue Ha! Thanks so much @searchforthesimple!!!! So great to connect! 1w

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tabithablue A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

Today the temperature was in the NEGATIVE, so I decided to stay positive inside for as long as I could this morning. :) ha! What good things are you focusing on today?
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  •   socalstitches Very cool! 2w
  •   tabithablue Oh thanks @ahalfdozenlife! I have been! Although I would go out to explore much more if I weren't so cold. haha. What is your favorite place here? 2w
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  •   ahalfdozenlife @tabithablue some great places to see are any of the great museums, there are some Fantastic restaurants in Lawerenceville, ride the incline! You can get some great photos of the city from the top!! Welcome to Pittsburgh!! I could go on and on... 2w
  •   tabithablue Oh I wish we connected earlier @ahalfdozenlife!!! I leave tomorrow and would have loved to do so much while here! Maybe next year I'll be back in town and I can do more! 2w
  •   tabithablue The incline sounds awesome @ahalfdozenlife! 2w
  •   ahalfdozenlife Safe Travels!!! Next time you come to Pittsburgh, let me know we will do coffee:)@tabithablue and my name is also Tabatha just with an a not i... 2w

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tabithablue This one. This little heart of mine frolicking outside of my body, and yet his own heart is so big, it's wrapped me up in it tight... And forever. It's been 5 years since the day he slid into our lives. When he says, "mama," my eyes light up. He loves hard and strong, he thinks deeply, he questions and ponders and wonders. He's loves squishy hugs and "stuck" kisses. He still picks flowers (weeds) for me. He gets excited to learn likes to dance in his underwear. Happy 5th Birthday my little love, my Brayden. 2w
  •   girliemama5 I just saw them at lunch yesterday! Happy birthday, B!! 2w
  •   re_vit Happy birthday Brayden! Have a great one! 2w
  •   b_mcara I seriously cannot believe he is five!! 2w
  •   judi_cole Precious!! Happy birthday little man! 2w
  •   ive_overcome Happy 5th Brayden 2w

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tabithablue Two sweatshirts, two pants, one coat, one blanket, one beanie, Starbucks and sunnies because my BONES are cold.

If you need a little warm up tonight, have a Starbucks drink on me! Head over to my @freshmommyessentials page for the details, and warm up with a chai, or whatever strikes your fancy!
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  •   tabithablue Lol @prasti_dewi the photo is pretty cold isn't it?!! Are you staying warm and bundled? 2w
  •   prasti_dewi We were in the mid 50s and sunny today. I was actually getting hot in my sweater! I have to admit, I don't miss those Midwest winters. Stay warm, @tabithablue! 2w
  •   tabithablue Nice @prasti_dewi!! I forget that it doesn't get so cold there!! Hoping to make it back sometime!! It's been awhile since I've been to the beautiful northeast. 2w
  •   yomanchic Love all the details2w
  •   tabithablue Thank you @yomanchic! 2w
  •   ahalfdozenlife Did not realize you had an oil page!!! I currently use YL brand?? Are yours avail.? 2w
  •   tabithablue @ahalfdozenlife yes! I used to use YL actually, great oils! Now I use @SparkNaturals and love them! No monthly minimums/orders/etc and prices are great. Plus 100% pure oils sourced from the best geographical location for the best potency and each raw material is tested for purity as well. You can order anytime from sparknaturals.com and use code FRESHMOMMY for 10% off every order! You can always ask me any questions too and join the Fresh Mommy Essentials Facebook group too.... And girl, go get yourself a Starbucks on me at the @freshmommyessentials page! 2w
  •   ahalfdozenlife I will definetly try the oils and Thanks for the coffee;) 2w

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tabithablue Don't strive to be the best, strive to be the best YOU! ️ Thank you @ourhollydays and @fashionyfab for tagging me in the #20beautifulwomenchallenge. It's reminding me to focus less on the things I don't like when I'm having those "not-feeling-so-great" days and be grateful for the things I do, like a bold lip and Valentine red nails And I'm so grateful for this community that builds up, encourages and loves! My heart explodes for YOU! Now, it's your turn, beautifuls... I tag YOU!

Also, today is the last day to get in on a $150 cash giveaway on the blog for Valentine's Day!
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tabithablue It's a white out!

Not really, but kind of. Enjoying it while I can because it'll be three degrees here tomorrow. THREE. This Florida girl isn't used to the cold anymore. But nonetheless, the white stuff is pretty and makes me smile ️ Especially since I don't have to shovel it. Tagged by @tawnyaf for #widn, so while I'm working... I might as well enjoy the sights along the way. @brionyskerjance @bybritowne @myorangepocket want to play along and share what you're up to?

What is making you smile today?
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  •   myfunshine I'm loving watching the snow from my spot under lots of blankets! 2w
  •   tabithablue @myfunshine that is the best place to watch the snow!!!!!! 2w
  •   scrapbookmom17 Just started {again} here in Beantown. Never been to Pittsburg - looks so pretty!! 2w
  •   tabithablue I've heard it's going to be crazy in Boston with this storm @scrapbookmom17! Stay safe and warm! 2w

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tabithablue There was a knock on my hotel room door this morning. "Happy Valentine's Day from Chris Blue," came the words as I creaked open the heavy door. This man. He has my heart, and it's bigger because of him. My smile is brighter because of him. My laugh deeper because of him.

Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life, Chris Blue. And to all of you loves... I hope your day is filled with sweetness. Hugs and kisses! ️ (Thank you for the delicious sweets... And my breakfast, @chrislblue. And to @speegly for helping arrange it all!)
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tabithablue Home.
My heart is full. And so are our bellies after taking a certain little (soon-to-be) birthday boy out for a dinner of his choice.
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tabithablue Nature' cotton candy ombré.

This sight made me smile, much like a song Katy Perry sang at the Grammys last night moved me "Can finally see myself again. I know I am enough. Possible to be loved. It was not about me. Now I have to rise above. Let the universe call the bluff. Yeah the truth will set you free. By the grace of God, I picked myself back up. I put one foot in front of the other and I looked in the mirror and decided to stay." I left a sky dark and gray this morning, and yet as the plane peaked over those cotton candy clouds, the gray gave way to sunshine. To bright skies and beauty for miles.

Some days, that might be not only what we see but how we feel... Gray and hopeless. Maybe this quote from #makeithappen will speak to you too, "Your past mistakes, no matter how heavy or confusing or deep they run, do not define you." ~@laracasey

YOU are enough, and now it's time to rise above.
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tabithablue Going to miss this place, but I'll be happy to be home soon! Last day in #Philly. 3w

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