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Feeling Shitty

I had big plans to catch up on some work today but my body had other ideas. I woke up with a throbbing headache, my stomach was unsettled, and I felt like I was burning up.

So I rested instead.

Yup.

It was super hard to just give myself permission to do nothing. Sometimes it is just a necessity.

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Now I am even further behind but I am feeling a bit better.

We often take our health for granted and that’s a bad idea. I know better but it is still a struggle. It is just so easy to put ourselves last. To keep putting off self care. “I’ll start eating healthy next week” or “I’ll go to bed early tomorrow night”. I could go on and on but we all know how it goes.

It is days like today that remind me that I should be a priority. That my well being should be a priority.

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But it isn’t that easy to just flip that switch. It takes hard work and a proper mindset. Especially when it comes to eating healthy and exercising.

I am definitely not going to sit here and say that tomorrow I am going to start doing those things.

I want to make some changes. I have recently made some changes but struggle to stick with it so I am not going to make any claims or announce anything I can’t follow up on.

The struggle is real and I know many can relate.

However I need to keep reminding myself…..

It would be awfully hard to achieve my goals and live my dreams if I am worn out, tired, and sick.

And not just on days like today when I am feeling shitty.

Everyday I need to remember that.

Anyhow……I did manage to get outside for a bit today and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Thanks to my hubby for dragging me outside!

I snapped a few pics of some of the cattle we have for sale on our farm.Triple Play 18E.jpg

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Aren’t these girls so pretty? Haha. Definitely a switch up from all the clothes I have been photographing and posting lately!

It was good to catch some fresh air and feel the warmth from the sun (finally).

Since all I did today was look at my cows and lay on the couch there isn’t much more I can share.

Just remember, it’s okay to listen to your body and give yourself permission to have a rest day if you need it.

Guilt free!

Cheers,

Kimberley

 

What A Difference A Year Can Make

Welcome to Day 1 of my daily blog.

I’ve been wanting so badly to document my journey with a vlog on Youtube but after trying to squeeze video editing into my already jam packed schedule it just wasn’t feasible. I do want to spend at least some time with my family, lol.

I do love to write though so a daily blog is a nice compromise. I have a tendency to start things and never follow through, so I have made a promise to myself to commit to 90 consecutive days and go from there.

I am excited to share my experiences and my goal behind this daily blog is to inspire others to take the leap and go after your goals and dreams. I plan on sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly……and there is a lot of all three.

Today feels like a new beginning for me.

Friday was the last day for the Dusty Road Boutique store front location and it felt a tiny bit weird not having to wake up, get myself ready, and drive into town to open the door at 10am.

Everything is still being stored at the store right now so I did have to go in and ship packages today and I will be doing a lot of the day to day operations there until we get things moved to the new warehouse space, aka my basement!

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The forecast said it was supposed to snow overnight so we were surprised when we woke up to no fresh snow.

That didn’t last long though. It started falling fast and furious around 9am and the country was quickly covered in yet another white blanket of snow!

It’s easy to forget what month we are in.

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When I got to the store this morning a box  was waiting for me from Bath & Body Works! Eeeek, I love online shopping too!

I patiently waited until I got home and then I ripped that sucker open, haha….

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Gah, I just love their boxes! Dusty Road #goals!!

I am obsessed with Bath & Body Works. Their 3-wick candles are ah-ma-zing. My skin depends on their Sand & Sea Salt Scrub . And my home needs the Stress Relief wall flowers plugged in at all times.

In the winter I love to burn some of the “heavier” scents but with the season (hopefully) changing I wanted to get some lighter, fruitier, and floral scents. I can’t wait to try them out.

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So far just from giving them the “sniff test” my favourite is Mango Mai Tai but once they are burning that could change!

I am also a huge fan of their foaming hand soap. We were still using Christmas smells so I swapped them out for these!

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Can you tell I love the beach?

Another must have candle (in my opinion) is Happiness from their Aromatherapy line.

It’s just so good!

And yup, that’s my hubby washing dishes in the background, lol. That makes me pretty happy too!!

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Tuesday’s at Dusty Road mean new arrivals are launched.

Along with that I plan out a rough social media schedule and design and send out an email to my list featuring all of the new arrivals.

I also spent a good portion of the day planning out our very first “Life & Style” live show that we debuted on Facebook live!

Myself, along with with three amazing friends (and now DRB team members) collaborated  for a panel style talk show and oh my gosh it was so much fun!

These are just a couple of screen shots from the video so excuse the poor quality!

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A year ago it took me an hour to muster up enough courage to press the LIVE button and do my very first video so it is pretty cool to be able to do this show and sit in front of the camera for an hour talking and not have a panic attack! I would of never dreamt of doing this a year ago!

Our next show will be live Tuesday at 8pm CST.

Tomorrow also marks one year from when I started launching weekly new arrivals at Dusty Road Boutique. It was honestly a last stitch effort to “save” my business. I was floundering, my confidence was plummeting and I was definitely considering throwing in the towel.

That last stitch effort combined with a lot of stubbornness, hard work and consistency led to a huge year of growth and learning!

Consistency is key…..that is not just a saying. Take it seriously if you want to reach your goals!

I’ve got a jam packed week planned including a “pop up” shop in Assiniboia at the Business Expo trade show. It’s exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time.

I hope you enjoyed Day 1 with me and remember…..”you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ A.A Milne

Cheers,

Kimberley

Friday Favourites

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! It seems fitting that today I start my favourites out with my absolute most favourite Mexican themed food ever……read on to see what else I have been diggin’ this week!

Favourite Food Never mind favourite Mexican food, Shrimp Tacos are my all time weakness. No kidding, I will search out the restaurants based on if they have them on the menu! Here is a fabulous recipe from one of my all time favourite food bloggers, The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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Favourite Party Theme I am so in love with this adorable little kids birthday theme I found on Spaceships and Laserbeams!

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Favourite Vintage Decor Love how Little Vintage Nest old books to add to her vintage decor!

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Favourite Book I can not recommend this book highly enough, go pick one up today! For The Love: Fighting For Grace In A World Of Impossible Standards.

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Now that I am feeling inspired (and hungry) and I hope you are too….let’s go enjoy this beautiful day!!

Cheers,

Kimberley @ Dusty Road Boutique

Friday Favourites

This is quickly becoming my favourite weekly blog post…..I can’t wait until Friday rolls around and I get to share some of my fav things with you again!!

It’s only fitting that being it is Easter that I share some of my most favourite Easter themed things!

Tulips My second most favourite garden flower (Lilies are my first)! They are some of toughest flowers I know, popping up through the nearly frozen ground and showing their beauty before any of the other flowers in the garden.

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Tie Dye Easter Eggs These are THE BOMB! If you are going to dye Easter Eggs this year you might as well make them tie dye!! I am really hoping to find the time this weekend to actually do this….looks messy but do-able. Try them yourself, find out how at One Little Project At A Time.april12 2017 5.jpg

Easter Egg Cookie Pizza The cookie pizza idea is super fun…..I “stole” the recipe from my sister who is a top notch baker! If you want the recipe let me know in the comments, if enough are interested I will share it on the blog next week!! April12 2017 6.jpg

**The cookie pizza pic was taken before I baked it to show off all the pretty toppings!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks favourites and that you have a fabulous Easter weekend!

Cheers,

Kimberley

PS. Follow me on snapchat for lots of behind the scenes and more @kimberleyeklund I may just attempt those tie dye eggs, and thats bound to get interesting!!