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Whitney | Beauty in the Mess


cultivating beauty and simplicity moment by moment. | 🀰Motherhood | 🍽 Food | 🏰 Disney | ✈️ Travel | 🏑 Denver, CO | πŸ’Œ whitney@beautyinthemess.com

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Taking a time out from doing laundry and silly things like making dinner because this girl said we had an emergency in the toy hospital. #moana #docmcstuffinstoyhospital #momlife #momblog #momblogger #disneyblogger
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ She had the best time playing with the new #igfilters .
#brrr Yesterday we walked to get my oldest from school. It was in the 70s. Today, not so much. Today we slid to get her from school. #winterstorm #denvercolorado #crazyweather
Channeling warm thoughts as we prepare for a #winterstorm . In May. 😱 My hope is that it will snow lots of inches and then be done and melt by the weekend. Which is possible, because #denver . At least we now have hot water and the heater is working! What are your favorite #recipes for #winter to stay warm? Even though it's almost Summer. πŸ™„
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If you've never run a #rundisney race, add it to your #bucketlist . They are so much fun and the running community is amazing. I loved getting a chance to hang out with the #wdwradiorunningteam . They are an awesome group of people. #tinkhalf #coasttocoast #willrunforbling
It's been real! Leaving any #disney location is always sad. My heart is full after catching up with old friends and new friends, and making dreams a reality. I can't think of a better place for it to happen. Walt Elias Disney, you had a dream and made it happen. You are an inspiration to dreamers and entrepreneurs everywhere. #dreambig #dreamscometrue #disneyblogger #disneylife #disneyland #seeyarealsoon #itallstartedwithamouse
I didn't spend today with my family. I wasn't treated to breakfast in bed, flowers, or cards. Instead, I woke up at 3 am alone and prepared to run 13.1 miles to complete a dream goal. A dream goal I thought was unattainable. A dream goal that would require sacrifice from not only me but my family as well. Today, my dream goal became a reality. It was hard fought. At mile five my foot landed funny on a manhole and turned with sounds of pops and cracks. But I pressed on (it's not swollen, by the way. It's fine.). Then later, my feet and calves cramped up. Of course the one time I forget to bring a mustard packet. The runner community is an amazing one though. A call was put out for salt, and someone came to my aid with a salt packet, while we continued moving forward. Powerade became my drink with a little water to replace what my body had lost. What started out with ease became a battle, but a battle that would be won. Not only did I run this race to achieve my dream goal, I ran it to support Make-a-Wish Foundation through the WDW Radio Running Team. I also ran the Princess Half in February and the Tinkerbell Half today to show my kids that dreams are possible. They may be hard fought and require sacrifice, but those unattainable dreams are attainable. Dream Big. Dreams are possible.
Running through #sleepingbeautyscastle this morning for the #tinkhalf . It was my best time, and hardest finish. Between a twisted ankle and cramping legs and feet, it wasn't easy. I wanted to stop, but knew if I did then I might not finish. So I figured out what positions I could run in that would help and hurt the least, and did it. One step at a time. Mile by mile. #rundisney #tinkerbellhalfmarathon #disneyland #disneylife #disneyblogger
Oh #mrtoadswildride , I have missed you. Such a fun #wild ride through London. Who else remembers it when it was at #waltdisneyworld ? Am I the only one?! #disneymemories #disneylife  #disneyland #disneyfanatic #disneyblogger
When in his house, one has to #meetthemouse . While #waltdisneyworld feels like home, it's been fun to explore #disneyland . It's almost like a parallel universe where everything is familiar but different. I can't wait to come back with the kids.
I feel like I'm cheating on #waltdisneyworld , but I have to admit that #itsasmallworld at #disneyland is my #favorite. I loved the subtle use of #moviecharacters throughout the ride. #peterpan #tinkerbell #jasmineandaladdin #aliceinwonderland #pumba #arielandflounder So many great #classicdisney movies were represented. ❀ Have you ridden both? Which is your favorite? It's a Small World in Walt Disney World or Disneyland? #castletocastle #coasttocoast #disneyblogger #disneyfanatic
I made it to #california ! Loved spending time with Kayse from @intentionalmoms and her kids this afternoon. While I started #beautyinthemess as a way to supplement our income, the blessing hasn't just come financially. The friendships I've made over these years of blogging have been such a blessing. ❀#momblog #momblogger #surprisedbymotherhood #friends
#yum Can I just tell you how amazing this #macaroonicecream was?! So delicious. It was the perfect combo of #macarons and #strawberryicecream . #downtowndisney
AD: Oh the dirt. For a recent birthday, the kids got a #gardening set that included dirt. It was only three pucks of dirt, but those pucks expanded to fill the container. Awesome until the littlest decided she wanted to try her hand at gardening. All over the back porch. So when the sun came out after several dreary days, we headed to the back porch to sweep in my @flirtyaprons . The littlest, while the biggest mess maker, is also my best helper. #talesofmotherhood #momblogger #coloradoblogger #momblog #surprisedbymotherhood
This can only mean one thing. It's #timetopack for #rundisney #tinkerbell #halfmarathon weekend. 😱 So many questions running through my head. Will I forget to pack my #runningshoes ? Can I run 13.1 miles again? What if I don't finish? Will I ever hold the #pinkcoasttocoast medal in my hands? Will my family and friends be disappointed in me if I don't make it? Can I do this?! #staytuned
Soon. We've lived the #apartmentlife for almost one month. SLOWLY, we're making it our own space. I've rearranged cabinets several times, found new solutions for clothes storage for the kids because my first idea wasn't working, purged MORE because there wasn't space, and created a work space for me. It's still a work in progress, but we're getting there. #smallspaces #smallspaceliving #apartmentliving #apartmentlove #apartmentdecor #apartmenttherapy @housebeautiful
This whole transitioning to a #biggirlbed is for the birds. I vaguely remember it being hard to keep the others in their beds. They didn't rummage through the pantry and refrigerator while we slept though. 😣 She looks super sweet and innocent πŸ˜‡ but don't let her looks fool you. She is both #sugarandspice , emphasis on the spicy 🌢. πŸ˜‚ #babygirl #surprisedbymotherhood
Why some #moms can't go to the bathroom. She was sitting at the table eating when I left. I wasn't in there for long. #momlife #beautyinthemess #childofig #kidlife #kidsofig #instamess