Hope you’re having a FUN weekend 💗⠀
This was from two weeks ago at @alishylishy’s amazing wedding. It was his first time having more than a bite of cotton candy. He ate the whole thing happily after @elizabethburgiphotography took these photos. What’s your favorite sweet treat?
Life in full color 🌈⠀
I’m a guest on the @homsweethom newsletter and assigned a little #HOMwork of my own. Learning new techniques and playing around with color is one of my favorite things. I wanted people to break away from perfectionism and unrealistic expectations, so I challenged readers to letter some positive affirmations combined with a rainbow of sorts. You could illustrate one, you could even do a double rainbow (what?!) or just stick with something simple like putting your mantras in ROYGBIV.⠀
Thanks Lauren @homsweethom for not only painting our backyard mural but also for being a bright source of inspiration for us all. Would love to know which saying you love most from the list I lettered? Or what else would you add?
First half of the week in the books ✨
Being in Ojai with the most amazing mastermind group made me realize several things. It’s probably too much to sum up in a caption, but basically we all struggle and have too much negative self talk. There is light that wants to shine on you, dive deep and figure out how you can share your unique gifts with the world while remaining true to who you are. Believe you can do it with ease. And that you are enough. And that you deserve all the great things you’re striving for. There’s so much more, but no matter what you’re going through, you got this!
Did some back planning using my stamps with @erincondren and her adorable little card that I’m going to slip in my wallet so I can pass the message onto someone who needs it.
Tell me in emojis how your week is going so far or what message you want to see in a stamp! 💙☀️
Take pause. Breathe. Allow yourself the space to just be present in your life. It’s a gift and you deserve it. If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout the years is that when you have a chance to connect and create in a place that’s this beautiful, it is essential that you honor it and do it. Carve out time and make it a priority. ⠀
Spending the most magical couple of days with our mastermind group has been so life giving. While this retreat was designed as a little escape, it turned out to be more elevating than anything else. We lifted one another up in ways we didn’t know we needed. And for that I am grateful. Thank you amazing souls @firstname.lastname@example.org@heidi__stevens@emilymcdowell_ ✨ Also carrying the wisdom of the simple words “let it be easy” along for the journey forward. What have you done to nurture yourself today?⠀
So many feels 💓 He made me a card that has a teacup with a bunch of orange smiley faces on the saucer. It says “Mami, Te Amo” inside. He’s silly, creative, and full of joy. It’s an honor being his mama. So grateful for my mommy, mother-in-law, and all the amazing role models out there who have mothered me in some way and made a huge impact. ⠀
This Mother’s Day, join me in honoring the strong & resilient migrant women who are fighting to keep their families together. These #phenomenalmothers deserve our unconditional support, and I’m proud to stand in solidarity with all moms & families. T-shirt by @phenomenal.ly benefits @fams2gether’s family reunification efforts.
Create a sanctuary ✨💙 Who loves getting artsy outside?! ⠀
When we first bought our house in 2013, we had a vision of spending quality time in our backyard. We considered many outdoor furniture sets, but they all were way out of our budget and we could never justify making the purchase. I’m so glad we didn’t because our brand new Luna sets sent to us from @yardbirdoutdoor is exactly what we’ve been looking for. The backyard is now a creative oasis for us. Yardbird makes each eco-friendly product using plastic rescued from the oceans and offsets 100% of their carbon footprint. Plus they work directly with the factory to bring you the best quality at the best price, without the retail markup. Sharing 5 tips for giving your backyard the perfect summer makeover on the blog and a video on how I got crafty outside on YouTube. Playing with alcohol inks is my latest obsession and sitting on these super comfortable sofas and chairs sets the ideal scene for creativity. Let me know if you’ve made anything artsy outside before. Also, who’s coming over?⠀
Look beneath the surface 🌺 These gorgeous flowers make me feel so happy and calm and inspired. They make the perfect backdrop for this spread. But just a few weeks before these plants would have just been a collection of stems and branches – maybe a few brave leaves. People are visual creatures; we tend to only take note of things when they’re at their happiest and most beautiful. I think Instagram is a great example of this. We share the very best pictures (out of countless rejects) and make constant comparisons. It’s rare that we get a chance to look beneath the surface. I had so much fun decorating this spread (I especially love the two sloth stickers). Not every single week is this colorful or eventful, but creativity is all about taking life in stride. ⠀
Fun fact, even though sloths are slow on land, they’re actually really swift swimmers. It just goes to show that not everything is as it seems, and it’s ok to dive deeper 🌸
Raise your hand if a strong woman has mentored, empowered, or helped you in your journey! 🙋🏻♀️ #ad When I think about my mother’s path in life, I’m sometimes awed by all the things she has overcome: emigrating from India when she was 18, building a career here in the U.S., raising a strong-minded child (that’s me) – the list could go on. When I first started Amy Tangerine at the age of 21, she was there supporting me in every way she could. Even now, she spends her time helping me with Jack, keeping track of shipments, and feeding everyone delicious food (and this is supposed to be her retirement!). I know I’m not alone when I say that women like my mom deserve to be celebrated for all they have done and continue to do. If you know me well, then you already know I will likely never stop calling her mommy.⠀
Whether you’ve found a mentor or been lucky enough to have one in your family (chosen or bio), think of a way to show them appreciation this Mother’s day! Give them a shout-out in the comments and send them flowers in gorgeous bouquets made by @Teleflora’s amazing local florists. There’s an arrangement every mother/mentor is bound to enjoy! Thank you so much to Teleflora for giving me an opportunity to celebrate my mommy, @chiaotan. Who has inspired and mentored you? #LoveOutLoud#Teleflora
Seeking stillness and strength, giving permission to myself (and you, if you need it) to realize it’s ok to have a plan but to not know the next steps. Or even to know them but not have to immediately put them into action. Learning to love the moments in between, knowing that there is power in pausing. Wrote this in my journal last night and didn’t feel brave enough to share, but I’m doing it anyway. ✨ And thanks to those who have encouraged me over the years to sign my work 💓 #ATmotivationalmonday#motivationalmonday
We had a ball at @wildforplanners#gowildconf! So much love for this amazing set up @avery had! Huge thanks for those who stopped and said hi 👋🏼 Had to jet right after the All In panel with @erincondren, but I may have left a little something that @krissyannedesigns created for you at the Avery booth 🧡 (while they last!)⠀
Also, I wore this out to dinner in Vegas last night, sooo comfortable! May is National Foster Care Month & Mother's Day. 100% of the profits from this "With Heart" Romper by @smashtess will be donated to @allianceofmoms who work to support and empower expectant and parenting youth in foster care. It’s so comfortable and you can get your own "With Heart" Romper (link in profile) because all mothers deserve to be loved!
Life is grand ✨ It’s always been a dream of mine to fly in a helicopter and to visit the Grand Canyon. We checked both these firsts off the list this morning and it was absolutely breathtaking! So grateful these guys are always up for adventure 💙 What’s on your bucket list? #gowildvegas#amyjcjacktravels