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 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "💕Can I get a double tap if you worry about the rolls on your stomach?💕
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Truth time: Remember when I attended this event" at Los Angeles, California - 2005562251331116778

💕Can I get a double tap if you worry about the rolls on your stomach?💕 . Truth time: Remember when I attended this event? I got in my own head. Hardcore. I knew that the amazing company throwing it was very supportive of all body types. I REALLY wanted to make a point of stepping out of my comfort zone and doing the workout class in just a sports bra. And even though I’ve come a long ways when it comes to my own body image and confidence, it’s not a straight path. I walked into the event, and felt overwhelmed with anxiety. Did I REALLY have to take my t shirt off? What if people saw all the rolls on my stomach and laughed? There was zero reason for me to assume that would happen…….everyone at the event was LOVELY. It was ME. My own insecurities. Those internal voices that I’ve worked so hard to quiet. . What happened? I swallowed my nerves. I did it. And honestly? The messages I got from you guys were so supportive. You reminded me that we are all on this path together. That I wasn’t alone in my insecurities, and that my community would celebrate my bravery. . My point? Find a community. Find a tribe. Find a friend. We can’t do this alone. So proud to be a part of the amazing tribe here on the ‘gram. I see inspiring women everywhere. I get more than I gain. And I’m grateful.

Aren’t I too old for this? . I wondered why Lillian and Co asked me to partner with them on this special release. Honestly….I almost wrote back to this brand that I love to remind them that I’m about 15 years older than a lot of the women they partner with. I couldn’t figure out WHY me. Then the Diamond in the Rough collection arrived in the mail for me to preview. I read the card that came with the beautiful collection. And I knew why. I knew why it was oh so important for me to share this with you guys. Over on stories you can see me reading a bit of it, but I didn’t want to share the whole thing. I wanted you guys to have the experience I had…..to read the card for yourself when you purchase. . Celebration GIVEAWAY! So here it is……the giveaway that I am NOT too old, too curvy, or not hip enough for. I’ve partnered with @lillianandco to host an giveaway celebrating their new Collection! One of you will win Lillian & Co.’s new “Diamond in the Rough” Collection in the color of your choice!! It includes a pendant necklace, earrings, and an adjustable ring. . How to enter to win this shining, shimmering, splendid: -Like this photo -Follow me @lipglossandcrayons and @lillianandco -Tag three friends in the comments below who would love this collection -For additional entries, tag more people in separate comments. . *You must be following both accounts to win. *Giveaway ends in 24 hours! This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Instagram. By entering you are agreeing that you are 18 years or order. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "Let’s be honest.....we are all on the hunt for the perfect black bathing suit.
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GIVEAWAY: I’m teaming up with some of m" at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California - 2004118886618122778

Let’s be honest.....we are all on the hunt for the perfect black bathing suit. . GIVEAWAY: I’m teaming up with some of my favorite women to encourage YOU to ! We each picked out our favorite black suit to share with you.....be sure to check out each of these women....I love seeing the best suits for each body type! . We're giving THREE of you $100 PayPal cash to go buy your own swimsuits! . . Hosts: @katiemcrenshaw@laurmcbrideblog@hairsprayandhighheels@thegarciadiaries@uptownwithellybrown@mego@sandyalamode@mommyinheels . . . To enter: 1) Follow all hosts 2) Comment with your favorite thing about summer 3) Want extra entries? Tag one of your fabulous friends (or 10)! . . . Giveaway will close at 6 pm pst on 3/23/19. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Valid in the US or Canada only. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by or affiliate with Instagram.

 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "Tell the truth, do you need a reminder to love yourself every now and again?
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I have to be honest.  When Lydia was youn" at Los Angeles, California - 2003392529969762085

Tell the truth, do you need a reminder to love yourself every now and again? . I have to be honest. When Lydia was younger, I struggled with taking time for myself and with practicing self love. I was so busy momming and teaching and trying to just hold it all together……that I never waved the white flag and said what I needed for myself. I remember taking an afternoon to myself when Lydia turned one. YUP, after a year. She had stopped nursing and so I didn’t feel tethered to a pump or a baby. I wandered around an outdoor mall in Santa Monica for a couple hours. And I felt more refreshed than I had that entire first year. A couple hours. Why was it so hard to ask for that? Or to acknowledge to myself that was a perfectly reasonable thing to want? . So I’m challenging you tonight. Think about what loving yourself looks like for YOU. Does it mean time alone? Does it mean penciling in time exercise? Does it mean devoting one night a week to going to the movies with a friend? Does it mean going to therapy? Make a date. Just one. To do one thing for yourself. Our children need to see that treating people with love and kindness includes treating ourselves well. . Shirt by Friday Apparel, I love their Love Yourself line and how they encourage women to love themselves and those around them (they also have ADORABLE Disney inspired tees). Use code LIPGLOSS to get 20% off any tee or sweatshirt they make!

 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "But the neighbors………
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Behind the gram: these pictures were taken during that crazy heat wave we had last summer.  It wa" at Los Angeles, California - 2002665529806398618

But the neighbors……… . Behind the gram: these pictures were taken during that crazy heat wave we had last summer. It was literally 116 degrees. And all I wanted to do was run through the sprinklers, or hide in the house. Even though it sounded like the best thing ever, my insecurities almost got the best of me. Was I really going to be seen in a bathing suit by the neighbors? That was almost worse than random people on the internet. Could I look them in the eye once they’d seen my jiggly thighs? . Obviously, I got over it. And these are some of my favorite pictures of Lydia and I. At the time, I got about a million questions about this swimsuit. It’s from Amazon. Yup, Prime Shipping and all. Over on stories today, I’m sharing a couple other Amazon suits, so be sure to check them out!

 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "Reunited and it feels so good!
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I’m home.  I feel like being away for three days was a LOT.  Lydia and I booked a full " at Kidspace Children's Museum - 2001939676206128948

Reunited and it feels so good! . I’m home. I feel like being away for three days was a LOT. Lydia and I booked a full girls’ day today and it was the best. We met our friends for a special playdate this morning at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. They’re kicking off butterfly season, and have a TON of adorable activities. Butterfly art, wings to wear, exhibits, and even caterpillar adopting…..Lydia loved it. We might even break our no pets rule for a short term ownership of a caterpillar, ha! . If you’re in the LA area, Butterfly Season at Kidspace will be happening until the middle of April and it’s a much visit (plus the cafe has killer lattes). . @kidspacemuseum AD

 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "💕 Can I get a double tap if you can’t wait to see the new Dumbo? 💕
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I’m teaming up with my friend Jenn and the team fro" at Disneyland - 2000493165865631330
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💕 Can I get a double tap if you can’t wait to see the new Dumbo? 💕 . I’m teaming up with my friend Jenn and the team from Boxlunch to celebrate Dumbo in a big way. We are giving one of you your very own limited edition Dumbo Loungefly Backpack just in time for the movie opening! Congrats @mrs.disnerd you won!! . To Enter: 1) like and save this post using the bookmark feature 2) follow @lipglossandcrayons , @pbandjellyjenn and @boxlunchgifts 3) comment with what you are most excited to see in the NEW Dumbo 4) want extra entries? Tag a friend. Each tag counts as an additional entry! . Winner will be selected on 3/17 at 6 pm pacific time. Giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Disney or Instagram. Must be 18 years old to enter. US residents only.

 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "💕 What is your favorite family date location? 💕
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Family dates are a big priority for us this time of year as we get bus" at Los Angeles, California - 1999764170119501900

💕 What is your favorite family date location? 💕 . Family dates are a big priority for us this time of year as we get busier and busier….and I’m not going to lie, as I get more and more exhausted crawling towards the end of the school year. I’m all about simple, easy, and NOT expensive. Our favorite family date spot lately? The @rubioscoastalgrill up the street from our house. This Southern California founded company is a killer price and has the BEST tacos. Lately, we’ve been all about trying their seafood options (yes, even picky Lydia tried the shrimp tacos)…..I love that they’re filled with quality ingredients and that Rubio’s uses responsibly sourced seafood. And I double love that my picky eater likes it too! . Is there a Rubio's near you? Take the Rubio’s Seafood Twice a Week challenge by visiting your local Rubio’s, following @rubioscoastalgrill and then posting a photo of your grilled seafood tacos, burrito, or bowl along with for a chance to win free seafood twice a week for a year!

 Instagram Image by Carly Anderson (@lipglossandcrayons) with caption : "💕Your unique qualities make you beautiful.💕
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From floppy ears to thunder thighs, this message has been echoing through " at Hollywood Walk of Fame - 1997591990761713935

💕Your unique qualities make you beautiful.💕 . From floppy ears to thunder thighs, this message has been echoing through my head all evening.  Dumbo is the beautiful story of how one being’s unique qualities are what bring beauty, joy and hope to those around him.  It’s the story of using your “weaknesses” to find strength, and reminds us that we are loved BECAUSE of our unique qualities instead of despite them. . I’ve never been more proud to take Lydia to an event.  Red carpet events are for celebrities, models, and the rich and famous.  Tonight, Disney reminded me that all are welcome.  Every body is a red carpet body.  And our unique qualities truly do make us beautiful.  Disney magic at it’s finest.  

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PINK OR RED?!? . Did you see my stories yesterday? Tomorrow night, Lydia and I are going on the mommy and me date to end all mommy and me dates…..we get to attend the red carpet premiere of Dumbo (as a Tim Burton loving family, this is literally a dream come true). This jeans wearing mom can’t figure out which dress to chose! Swipe through these images and help me choose…..leave your choice in the comments!

💪🏻 Tag a woman who inspires YOU!💪🏻 . Ladies, let’s get in formation……….It’s International Women’s Day, and all day I’ve been reflecting on the women and companies who inspire me. I truly believe we all have a chance to make a difference. To support other women in simple ways on a daily basis. I’m tagging some of the women who inspire ME in this post, and one of my favorite companies that does that as well. . This purse is one of my favorite items from Raven and Lily. They’re an amazing fair trade company, and this weekend they’re donating 10% of all sales to fund microloans to single mothers in Ethiopia working to get out of poverty. These loans help amazing women to take business courses and to create a better life for them and their children.

Real talk: sometimes I still find myself falling into old habits and having internal dialogs about how big my thighs are or those rolls in my stomach. . Yes, still. Yes, even though I share pictures in sports bras and swimsuits. Yes, even though I work on this everyday. It’s still tough. Rewiring years of negative talk, years of insecurities, and years of treating your body without grace or respect……is hard. And it’s something I work on everyday for my daughter and myself. . AD At the start of the year, I made a list of 5 simple things I wanted to try that I knew would help support my goal of having a truly positive body image. I’m teaming up with amazing team over at @horizonorganic to share everything I’m trying to work on my view of my own body. I love that their goal is to empower every body to be strong and healthy. You can see all five behaviors on the blog now.