midwestlife

“You have the incredible power to change your life by changing your choices.” -Darren Hardy.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every single day, step by step the choices you make with shape you until they become regular habits in your life. The Compound Effect says it perfectly, practice makes permanent. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It hasn’t always been easy to become a morning workout person, or to choose to bring my own lunch over getting @chipolte, to read personal development everyday (I used to think this was the SILLIEST, and most unnecessary thing🤨), or to drink 120 oz of water a day…..but over time with PRACTICE, these became normal, regular, and permanent habits in my life. The most important part of making a change for yourself is to eliminate the habits in your life that are sabotaging you and instill positive ones.➕ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you swap soda for water? Netflix for a self-growth book? Take-out for a packed lunch? Couch sitting for a 30 minute walk? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Its not a matter of that you CAN’T do something. If you truly want something, and are looking to make a change for yourself you can choose to do it, or you can choose to make an excuse. If you’re ready to drop your excuses, and dip your toes into creating healthier and more positive habits for yourself —> link to join my September bootcamp is in my bio💌. You truly can take your life in any direction, will you choose the forward momentum, or to stay the same?

And just like that she’s all grown up. We moved my younger sister into her dorm today. It was an odd mixture of emotions - I’m so incredibly proud of her & all that she has accomplished & overcome in her 18 years. I’m extremely excited for all that she is going to learn and experience as she leaves her comfort zone and I can’t wait to hear all her stories. Even though I know she’ll be more than okay, the mother hen in me is anxious to leave her alone with someone I don’t know as her roommate. I’m worried about the first time she gets in a bind and we’re three hours away. —— I feel like I’m leaving a piece of my heart behind & even though I know I’ll see her soon it’s a weird feeling. Honestly, I didn’t think I was going to get as emotional as I am. Where are all my parents (and parent figures) at who have brought their kids to college? What advice do you have to ease the worry and the empty ache? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #minnesotan #minnesotanice #furmama #dogmomAF #fitdogmom #beardedhubby #breakfastallday #brunchsohard #coffeeclub #happiness #liveyourbestlife #fuelyoursoul #dogmom #family #fitcouplegoals #marriedlife #mnproud #thisismymn #midwestlife #explore #adventure #sisters #familymatters #moveinday #winonastate #wsuwarrior #college

Hello!! I'm Autumn, the owner of Grey Storyline Photography. This is my face and my 10 minute attempt at a #selfportrait before needing to go get my little guy from his friends house. I've been needing to do an intro post, so here we go! . . . 1. I love motherhood and all of its ups and downs. It's my favorite thing to capture, to observe, and in my own life, experience. 2. My son is Lyle Grey, hence Grey Storyline Photography. If I have another baby (praying so hard for one more!!!), I'll figure out a way to incorporate their name as well. 3. I'm married. 3 years in. My husband is the best, truly. He's usually my assistant during outdoor shoots. He will make you laugh, guaranteed. 4. I homeschool my son. It's very nature & literature based. We love going on hikes, playing in creeks & reading books. I even started a small, private nature based co-op. This past summer we raised butterflies. I really enjoy learning alongside my boy. 5. I have two dogs, Clover and Rosie. Clover is a spunky perfectionist and Rosie is a mix of lazy and savage. Clover is a mini Aussie/spaniel mix and Rosie is a danish mastiff. I love my girls like crazy!! They make me laugh most days, except today when Rosie almost broke my foot to catch a little hopping bird. She ate it. Savage. 6. I was going to stop at 5, but here's one more 😊 I love beer and live music. Camp fires & creeks. I love to talk and dig deep into your mind. A good conversation, the ones that release you, heal you, make you question more or dig deeper, make you laugh until you cry- those are my favorites. . . . I will try to stay on top of doing these intro posts! Thank you for following my page!!

Superfood soup for a hungry foodie. Sooo delish! . . #soupson #souplover

Day 2 of elimination diet is going well! So glad I kept these cookbooks--haven't looked at them in years but happy to find they have recipes I can use! I'm definitely going to need to be more creative with recipes than I have been the past 2 days 😜 .. Luckily my trusty sidekick was there to help me pick some to start with...🐕😉

I can't tell if it feels like #Spring or #Autumn but, the #sky is beautiful today. #midwestlife #nature #midwest #clouds

I love the thoughtfulness of my team member. She sent me this audiobook, knowing it’s exactly what I needed in my life. #myheartisfull #sothoughtfull thank you @durant.debbie that was really sweet of you!!! 🤗😘

It feels so good to be back after all the rainy days we’ve had. And we’re back with some new combos. Come check it out until 8pm today! 7100 NW Prairie View, KCMO

When those hardwood floors are bangin ♡♡

God bless my mama y’all. She toted these all the way up to Wisconsin so we can have decent grits and fried green tomatoes. 🤤🤤

Dramatic eyes!! ⭐️⭐️Today’s Glam⭐️⭐️ ✅ ShadowSense: Snow, Silver Shimmer, Granite mixed with Onyx 🖊Eyeliner: Starry Sky EyeSense Shimmer 💫Brows: Onyx ShadowSense ✅ BlushSense: PinkBerry 👄 Bella with Glossy Gloss ⭕️Dewy Foundation 🔆Highlight: Pearlizer 〽️Contour: Truffle MakeSense Foundation #seneplexcomplex #highlightandcontour #senegence #nofilters #shadowsense #onyx #brows #pearlizer #senegencedistributor #fullsenegenceface #columbusglamgirl #midwestlife #midwestgirl #canadiangirl #buckeyeforlife #ohioglam #prospectivemua

Some days I make myself proud - spreading joy and inspiration like glitter. Other days, I think to myself, “I wouldn’t even be friends with me.” Today is one of those days. Just keepin’ it real, folks! • • I could give you ALL the excuses in the books - I feel like 💩, I slept like 💩, and I have a 💩 load of stuff to do. But, when it comes down to it, I didn’t choose happiness today and in turn treated myself AND those closest to me like 💩. Oh 💩! • • • • • #beautymeetsbeast #baddayshappen #strugglebus #tomorrowwillbebetter

put me on the lake again. 3 more days and i’ll find some water in minnesota. oh, summer. you’ve been good to me. #lastsummerofmy20s #spoonlake #sunset #midwestlife #illinois #dahinda #pontoon #lakelife #scenery #oneofthosemoments

Sitting here in stopped traffic on SR37 just north of Bloomington High School North. It's been like 45 minutes. On the way to see @bosstonesofficial in Indy. Hope I make it before the show's over! Haha