Please read! here is a picture of a girl who purposefully just took a shower just to cry. honestly, these days i have been so selfish thinking that i have it worse than everyone else. i know, “snap out of it, gianina!!” im a sinner who is consumed with petty thoughts, worry, and anxiety about the future. but listen to this... i went to women’s bible study this weekend and the speaker @cathelaurie spoke a message titled “a beautiful mess”. i honestly have never related more to a sermon. i feel so ugly, and my life feels so chaotic, and things aren’t going as planned, but wow, how great is god that he directs my steps. praise god that i don’t have to do it alone! i have no idea where i’m going, and yeah, the road looks pretty bumpy, but who am i question the works of my savior? the one who has already wrote my story... i will trust in him! ladies, you’re not alone. we don’t have it all together. social media inspires us to make our lives look pretty, and organized, when it’s likely unrealistic. force yourself to smile, and realize, it’s going to be okay. 💕 ps: i was so encouraged by this sermon that i’d love to hear your story! if you were by any ways encouraged, post a picture with your story! i’d love to hear it & pray alongside you. use this hashtag —> #abeautifulmess
Yesterday monique and nikki (my lovely ladies over at @moniquehesslerweddings) took photos of john and i! i can't get over them. each and every one is my new favorite! here is a little edit i did of our glamorous shoot.. or, if you ask john, our gothic one. 😂😜 gosh, i love that man.
Went to cabrillo with one of my besties, @elena_jurado, today. it was pretty & cloudy, & back & forth between windy & still. this evening also involved jammin out, drinking mead, & watching parks & rec (obviously). i’m hoping that all of you had a great weekend & are stoked & prepped for the week ahead.
We quite literally stumbled upon the columbus circle holiday market and it really got me in the jingle bells mood. i found the best post cards at the strand’s stand. all we need now is another snowfall like when we first arrived in this exciting city ❄️❤️
Then i got to dress the big beauty for the bigs.... do you light your tree from the top or bottom first? my brother sent me a time lapse of his family decorating their tree and he started lighting at the bottom! it blew my mind. 😂🎄🤓 #startatthetop#gfamilyholiday
I love feathers. i've always been attracted to them. it is the symbol i chose for my creativista logo. i'm wearing a ring with one engraved in it, along with the word "brave". i also wear a necklace with a tiny feather. they are beautiful and also traditionally refer to spiritual evolution, connection to the divine, transcendence and intuition. and they come from birds who represent freedom, travel and inspiration. they remind me to be gentle with myself and others, to spread my wings and not let anything weight too heavy on me.
are you attracted to any particular shape, animal, object, pattern or symbol? did you ever ask yourself why and searched for the meaning of the object of your fascination?i'd really love to know!
What an incredible and encouraging weekend at our virtue christmas event, a beautiful mess | even when we feel like our life is a mess, god is making something beautiful out of it. god doesn't have a plan b, he only has a plan a! don't let the plans we have for what we think our lives should be like get in the way of his purpose for our lives | love getting to do life with these girls, being able to have my mom and grandma join in on the fun, and then coming home to the best bf ever surprising me with flowers and a card just because! feeling overjoyed ✨ || #virtuechristmas
Holiday fiesta with @sorayahennessy ✖️@sauceonsea !
the collection makes me want to go back to the island life in bali!
here’s your 2018 travel inspiration🏝 oh and you can customize your own hats and hammocks, i know what i am gifting travel lovers for christmas ✨
Last but not least of the #happyoilskit is thieves — a wellness, powerhouse blend of cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon, rosemary, and clove! ✨ this oil is a necessity for everyone because it boosts the immune system and overall wellness with its cleansing benefits. 💪🏼 i roll thieves on my feet and spine every day and diffuse a few drops several times a week to keep above the wellness line! 🌿 i have been oily for almost 3 years and this amazing blend has kept me healthy ever since i used it regularly in my daily routine! 💃🏼 we also use thieves in every room of our house such as dish soap, laundry detergent, mouthwash, hand soap, toothpaste and clean with thieves cleaner— works well, smells like christmas, non-toxic & boosts the immune system!! it’s amazing! 💛