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  • The FOUR letter your need to STOP! ✨
Please stop saying you’re too busy:
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Busyness is an excuse and a mask for fear–and it works like a charm. Whe...
  • The FOUR letter your need to STOP! ✨ Please stop saying you’re too busy: ✨ Busyness is an excuse and a mask for fear–and it works like a charm. When you’re too busy, you don’t have to do the stuff that scares you.
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  • Isn’t it incredible how some of the hardest & saddest things we go through can later produce joy, deeper love & friendship!! As that bond strengthe...
  • Isn’t it incredible how some of the hardest & saddest things we go through can later produce joy, deeper love & friendship!! As that bond strengthens, it’s even easier to forgive quicker and not hold onto the junk that wants to weigh us down and bring division! It’s a beautiful feeling to be fully loved in spite of our shortcomings and weaknesses! We are stronger together! #bestfriends #fullyloved #friendship #strongerthanbefore #hubbyandwife #emptynesterlife
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  • This is a FIRST! 🤭
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I’m posting a CRYING pic on Instagram. 😪😪😪 Yes, there were big tears.

Tears of JOY! 😍 Big, fat tears of joy!
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Why, you ...
  • This is a FIRST! 🤭 . I’m posting a CRYING pic on Instagram. 😪😪😪 Yes, there were big tears. Tears of JOY! 😍 Big, fat tears of joy! . Why, you ask? . THIS GIRLIE GIRL IS FINALLY GETTING A GIRL! 👶💖 . Yup, a little grand daughter. In March. 🙌 . I flew to San Antonio last weekend for Patrick and Shandi’s gender reveal party. I had zero expectations of pink balloons floating out of the “It’s A…?” surprise box. 🎈🎈🎈 . After all, I had two boys. 👨‍👦My sister had two boys. 👨‍👦My sister-in-law had three boys. 👨‍👦‍👦Perhaps I was convinced the cute couple were having a boy because I didn’t want to risk getting my hopes up. . Don’t get me wrong. Boys are AWESOME! 👍 I have cherished every (well, almost every) moment of raising boys. A mama/son relationship is so sweet and special. I would have adored baby boy Tabler just as much as the baby girl who is on her way. But, oh… the excitement and anticipation for that which I have never experienced! AND… I get to experience it even better. Because I’ll be the doting, spoiling granny instead of her mommy! 👵🏻👵🏻👵🏻 . I showed up with two presents… adorable pink Ugg cowboy boots and equally adorable blue Ugg cowboy boots. (Because every Texas infant aged 1-3 months needs cowboy boots, right?) . As we patiently wait for Tabler grand child number one, I’m thanking God that I needed to return the blue ones! 😍
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  • What's for dinner empty nest style?

Grilled chicken on the grill with spaghetti squash seasoned with garlic💜

Simple, healthy, and flavorful for ...
  • What's for dinner empty nest style? Grilled chicken on the grill with spaghetti squash seasoned with garlic💜 Simple, healthy, and flavorful for a week night. Fresh food from the freezer. Quickly thrown together on a late night arrival. Gluten free of course😁 What's for dinner at your house tonight?
  • 11 3 2 hours ago

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  • Ocean sunrise or mountain sunrise 🌅????
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While I was doing my morning run, cruise ships have a lot of yummy food and unfortunately vacation cal...
  • Ocean sunrise or mountain sunrise 🌅???? . . While I was doing my morning run, cruise ships have a lot of yummy food and unfortunately vacation calories still count😒, I had to stop and take in this sunrise. Living in CO I have seen some beautiful sunrises on the mountains but there is something powerful about a sunrise at sea. 💖
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  • So happy that I found a new hair product called “Wow” that keeps the frizzies from returning after I straighten it 👍. I always wanted wave in my h...
  • So happy that I found a new hair product called “Wow” that keeps the frizzies from returning after I straighten it 👍. I always wanted wave in my hair & suddenly it arrives at the age of 50 & I can’t stand it 🤣. ⁣ ⁣ You guessed it! I’m back to straight hair (most of the time). Be careful what you wish for...lol⁣ ⁣ @agnesanddora #fashionloveoctober #dressedwithconfidence #wowhairproducts
  • 27 9 13 hours ago
  • A few years ago I wasn't able to squat like this! I could barely walk up and down the stairs or bend down because of my knees. And forget about doi...
  • A few years ago I wasn't able to squat like this! I could barely walk up and down the stairs or bend down because of my knees. And forget about doing any kind of squats! Even my doctor advised me not to do any (she was the same doctor that told me that I would never lose the weight. so glad that I didn't listen to her). :) But after working out and strengthening my legs, I am so much better! I am able to go up and down the stairs easily and don't have any issues bending down. I am so much stronger! Strength doesn't come from what you can't do.....it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't do! <3 #neverdoubtyourself #youarestrongerthsnyouthink #nikeshoes #prettyinpink #mindovermatter
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  • Ladies, I need your help finding THIS girl!!! Let me know if you know her 🙌🏼!!!
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She’s fierce AF but sometimes feels shy and introverted 😌.
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  • Ladies, I need your help finding THIS girl!!! Let me know if you know her 🙌🏼!!! - She’s fierce AF but sometimes feels shy and introverted 😌. - She usually puts her family first and wants the VERY best for them 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦!. - She’s really wanting to get back to the time when she was feeling super confident in her own skin but she still wants to have some pizza 🍕and wine 🍷and a damn good time!. - She’s got this inner badass and wants to be the CEO of her own life 👑 and own her own business because life’s too short to live in a fear based mentality. - She LOVES decorating, fashion, Bravo TV, dogs, wine and dancing! 💃🏼. - She’s a total neat freak and perfectionist yet she’s open to new ideas, learning and pushing herself outside of her little comfort zone🙋🏼‍♀️. - She knows, deep down inside, that she was meant for MORE and that given the right environment, she’d blossom, rise up and be indestructible!👊🏼. - She used to say YES to everything and everyone but she’s learning to put herself and her priorities first so that she can create a life of abundance🎉. - She wants to spend more quality time with her husband, her family and her kids and she knows that she can make this happen👌🏼. - She’s got 💎 champagne taste and she’s brilliant! She needs to be mentored and freed to let her inner badass shine!. - She’s so ready to make a move for the better and she knows in her heart of hearts, she was destined for greatness! 💯. - Do you know her? Or is this you? I’m selecting a handful of special ladies to mentor and mold into Queens of their own coaching business. Message me now or comment below with “THIS IS ME” and I’ll be in touch!.💕🤘🏼 #momlifebelike #winemom #emptynesterlife
  • 46 9 yesterday
  • Let's play a little game...I'll share some random facts about me; then it's your turn, deal?
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✨ I met my husband 30 years ago in a bar!
✨ I lived ...
  • Let's play a little game...I'll share some random facts about me; then it's your turn, deal? ✨ ✨ I met my husband 30 years ago in a bar! ✨ I lived in 6 states growing up and attended 3 high schools, in 3 different states. (Arkansas.Georgia.Texas.Kansas.Tennessee. Ohio) ✨ My ideal day is staying my pj's all day, reading or netflixing ✨ I was never really an outdoor girl, until I got married & gave birth to 2 sons - all who love anything outside. Gimme the beach or the mountains!! ✨ I was an avid cyclist several years ago, and witnessed a horrific cycling accident- I've have been terrified to get back in the saddle ever since. ✨ I love a good bargain, but have no problem paying full retail if I "need it" bad enough. ✨ Now, it's your turn. What randomness is unique about you?
  • 18 7 yesterday
  • Nassau, Bahamas anyone??? We spent our one day in #nassaubahamas🌴 lounging on the beach of the #britishcolonialhotel Their private beach is just m...
  • Nassau, Bahamas anyone??? We spent our one day in #nassaubahamas🌴 lounging on the beach of the #britishcolonialhotel Their private beach is just marvelous. I highly recommend buying a day pass to this beach if you want to be within walking distance of your cruise ship. Another perk was our bartender, Michael. He was awesome!!!! That guy knows how to make just about anything. 👍👍
  • 48 8 yesterday
  • ‘Tell me why, I don’t like Mondays...’ 🎵 -
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Why do we hate Mondays? Because social media tells us we do, or our colleagues, or our friends and fa...
  • ‘Tell me why, I don’t like Mondays...’ 🎵 - - Why do we hate Mondays? Because social media tells us we do, or our colleagues, or our friends and family. - - But Monday is just a day of the week that follows Sunday. Isn’t dreading every Monday morning getting a little tedious? If we’re only living for the weekend, we’re not really living at all. - - It’s time to silence the negative voice in your head that tells you Mondays are nasty, boring, rubbish days of the week. If it still won’t be silenced, maybe it’s time to rethink exactly what you’re doing on a Monday morning. Maybe it’s time to change a job or a routine. Let’s make Mondays fun. Get out, go somewhere, phone a friend, try something new, dance in the rain, take up a Monday night hobby. Monday needs a rebrand... - 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 💃🏻 💃🏻 💃🏻 💃🏻 #Monday #Mondaymotivation #Mondayfunday #emptynest #emptynestgoals #emptynester #emptynesterlife #goals
  • 13 2 yesterday
  • 5 Things to quit right now:
- Trying to please everyone.
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- Fearing Change.
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- Living in the Past.
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- Putting yourself Down.
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- Overthinking.
  • 5 Things to quit right now: - Trying to please everyone. . - Fearing Change. . - Living in the Past. . - Putting yourself Down. . - Overthinking.
  • 80 6 yesterday
  • Coffee in bed☕️
A great workout🧘‍♀️
Phone call with Mom 💗
Cowboys beat the Jaguars 🏈
Shopping with amazing friend👭
Taking a photo with that fri...
  • Coffee in bed☕️ A great workout🧘‍♀️ Phone call with Mom 💗 Cowboys beat the Jaguars 🏈 Shopping with amazing friend👭 Taking a photo with that friend and the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen 🤣 Family dinner❤️ Planning out my accountability group that starts on 10/22👊🏻 A Sunday well spent! ... Heading into the week with a grateful heart. Hope you had a great weekend!
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  • Back to my Home sweet Home 🏡
  • Back to my Home sweet Home 🏡
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  • Sunday love coming in HOOOOT!!!
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I have to tell you I LOVE quotes. Inspirational, Motivational Quotes. I save these quotes. I print them and post ...
  • Sunday love coming in HOOOOT!!! . I have to tell you I LOVE quotes. Inspirational, Motivational Quotes. I save these quotes. I print them and post them every where. But what I realized???? That all of these quotes?? All of the inspiration?!! All of the motivation? . Comes from “MOTIVE” ie: wanting to do something. Or putting YOUR focus on the actions required to accomplish any or all of these amazing “focuses” listed. . . Without acting on your wants, dreams or hopes??? They stay just as they are. Buried. . . Don’t keep them small. I repeat: Don’t keep you small. Deal??? . And if you want help with any of these amazing areas of focus ?? We can do this together. . . Who are you NOT to be the person, you want to be?????? .
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  • One of those perfect days 🙌
  • One of those perfect days 🙌
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  • Mark taking a picture of Erika taking a picture of macy#emptynesterlife
  • Mark taking a picture of Erika taking a picture of macy #emptynesterlife
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  • This picture makes my heart so happy! I actually teared up when I got it! This is my best friend from high school and my baby brother! They both li...
  • This picture makes my heart so happy! I actually teared up when I got it! This is my best friend from high school and my baby brother! They both live across the miles from me and each other! They met up in Seattle at the airport! We did have a little fun with Jimmy before he saw Sue😜. But this reminded me of how grateful I am for technology!! Even though I wasn’t physically with these two, I was there through technology and reaped the benefit of seeing them together❤️
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  • When you take your son on a WSU Admissions tour, you have to stop at Ferdinand’s for ice cream!
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I love taking Carson on college tours but it is ...
  • When you take your son on a WSU Admissions tour, you have to stop at Ferdinand’s for ice cream! .. I love taking Carson on college tours but it is so bittersweet. I find myself torn between wanting him to be my baby forever and feeling excited for all of the great things the future holds for him. ... Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and watch my boys grow up all over again. Being their mom has been the biggest blessing of my life and they have given me so much. My hope is that I have given them a happy mom who loves life and encourages them to do their best always. 💙💙
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  • I’ve been a fan of jeggings long before I opened my boutique - they are so forgiving in the waist & slimming everywhere else. They are definitely M...
  • I’ve been a fan of jeggings long before I opened my boutique - they are so forgiving in the waist & slimming everywhere else. They are definitely MY POSITIVE PANTS! 🤣⁣ ⁣ If you don’t have that trusted pair of pants in your wardrobe where you look & always feel great, I recommend jeggings 100%! Check out my website to see my great selection & put on some positive pants today 😍 {link in bio}. Happy Friday!⁣ ⁣ @agnesanddora #agnesanddora #jeggingsarelife #positivepants #fallstyle2018
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  • Waiting for the rain to stop for our Yummy Friday night to start... #hungrylikeabeast 👅💦
  • Waiting for the rain to stop for our Yummy Friday night to start... #hungrylikeabeast 👅💦
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  • Friday😍

The first day of the weekend. The first day of most people's down time. The first day when people start to plan fun things. The first day...
  • Friday😍 The first day of the weekend. The first day of most people's down time. The first day when people start to plan fun things. The first day when most 'diet's' are thrown out the window! Deliberate planning can allow you to still have the things you want. No denial of you favorite things (life without chocolate 😯 NO!)but in moderation. Change your way of eating to make it a life choice then you won't fail😊 Having fun, enjoying good food, time with loved ones will bring you the BEST weekend every time💜 Not sure how to accomplish this? DM me to start the conversatation!
  • 30 5 4 days ago
  • Maria set this up for me many years ago and I had completely forgotten about it.
The account I use is under 
Tara.Truax and it’d be great to connec...
  • Maria set this up for me many years ago and I had completely forgotten about it. The account I use is under Tara.Truax and it’d be great to connect with you there. 😃
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  • Love my old man.... my big spidy....my skull 😃.
Not giving up “decoring” just bc I have no kids in the house anymore... that’s for sure 😁#youaren...
  • Love my old man.... my big spidy....my skull 😃. Not giving up “decoring” just bc I have no kids in the house anymore... that’s for sure 😁 #youarenevertoooldforhalloween
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  • 21 years ago I moved from Maryland to Maine totally on FAITH. I’d never even been to Maine & was leaving all my family & friends behind. I gave up ...
  • 21 years ago I moved from Maryland to Maine totally on FAITH. I’d never even been to Maine & was leaving all my family & friends behind. I gave up a very successful career with the National Weather Service to make this happen. My husband got a job transfer offer the day my second child was born & I took it on faith - felt it was meant to be for my family. ⁣ ⁣ Looking over the past 20 years, there are SO MANY blessings that have resulted from the move. To name a few, I was able to stay home with my children, I acquired friends that I didn’t think I’d ever find & I became a mompreneur working from home & contributing to the family income. ⁣ ⁣ But let’s not sugarcoat this - it was hell for a couple years adjusting to a new state/postpartum depression & no family nearby.⁣ ⁣ So why this discussion while posting a pic of these spectacular leaves? Well, moving to Maine was the beginning of a new passion - hiking & camping - something my life had been missing & something that became a big part of my children’s childhood. ⁣ ⁣ Life got busy & we’ve gotten away from those activities until now! As empty nesters - fitting in a spur of the moment hike is now easier - and this week - we DID it! We got back out into the wilderness & witnessed this amazing foliage that, for sure, I never experienced while living in Maryland. So grateful for my life & blessings 🙏🏻❤️. The story is long - TBC... ⁣ ⁣ #lifesblessings #mainefoliage #mywhy #agnesanddorarep #emptynesterlife @agnesanddora
  • 60 10 5 days ago
  • This has been my go to for 15 years to stay lean & build muscle at the same time! For women it can be challenging to get enough protein and to buil...
  • This has been my go to for 15 years to stay lean & build muscle at the same time! For women it can be challenging to get enough protein and to build muscle and definition. . . . According to the Washington University School of Medicine women over 50 see an increase in muscle loss due to the changes going on in the body! . . . If you are wondering what’s in the pretty glass it’s something else that is a staple for me daily! Spark for focus & energy! Today it’s mixed with an AdvoCare Ready-To-Drink Protein. (A great pre-made drink full of 20 grams of protein!) . . BTW my daughter Jess’ dorm fridge is full of these for a quick on-the-go breakfast! And she also drinks Spark every morning to be her best in class!! m.me/thestegglife #leanmuscle #readytodrink #bestrong #befocused #behealthywithme #emptynesterlife #fitat50andbeyond #womenandmuscles
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