#littlestoriesofmylife

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I’ll remember you always like this. In thirty years from now and thirty more. I’ll remember the way you clung to me as I lifted you from your bath near the flowers that sprout in the yard every spring after the rain has come. I’ll remember you always chubby thighed and so close. I’ll ache for you. In this moment. The way I do when the clock quietly reaches the end of each day. And I’ll beg time to bring me back to this dream just for a moment. I’ll beg my memory to give over the feeling of your head against my chest and I’ll look at this picture and I’ll try so hard to remember it all but I won’t be able to of course. Not all of it. Not the way your hair whisped behind your ears and how as I carried you up the stairs to bed your hand would absentmindedly stroke my arm. And it’s so beautiful. This moment. It’s so fleeting. That I can’t see how I won’t live forevermore wanting to be just here. Right there. As the sun dips below the trees and your tiny limbs that grew within me splash ever so gently in the water.
It’s ice cream season and these boys are in it to win it. Titus looking out for his little man Shy, like always. He is a wild one, but he’s got the sweetest kindness swirled through all that wild 💕
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While I know you may have heard this quote a bit lately I can't help but share it here as it well.⠀ ⠀ 'At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.'⠀ ⠀ ― Barbara Bush⠀ ⠀ Authenticity, true love and real life are what fueled me to weddings and ultimately, lifestyle photography. The primary goal being to give couples and parents the visual stories of their lives. Whether it's giving a couple the documented story of their wedding day or a family the time to not worry about who is holding the camera. ⠀ ⠀ I promise, you will never regret these times.⠀ ⠀
Edition Six celebrates it’s cover with two inspiring muses. Seen here the bright and energetic Sarah Shabacon the entrepreneur behind Bohème Goods, who pays attribute to Mother Earth by curating a thoughtfully selected vintage shop 💫
corner of my humble abode.
A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. Proverbs 27:9
Wardrobe of dreams all handmade to order in Paris @aurorevanmilhemparis 🕊
everything is about people.
Spriiiiiing vibes (finally)!
Working on lots of new, summery coloring pages today, as well as some customs designs and a blog post. Busy busy busy!
I'm really proud of these two, it's been a long 3 week potty training journey but today we only had 1 accident 🙌 I'm so happy I want to cry lol half of the battle is training yourself to be consistent with them. In the Latino culture since I "stay at home" they should have been potty trained since they were like 1 🤷 😂 oh well! Better late than never 😁
This little one loves to be out and about like her momma! Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing 🤔Also, can we just talk about how @holymatchaa just speaks to my pink loving soul!?✨#holymatcha #millenialpink #améliebelen
I worry alot. 😟 It took me a long time to realize that what I was feeling was anexity. Specifically I've struggled with having irrational fears. 🙈 I remember not being able to sleep at night because I was afraid of someone breaking in or being kidnapped in the middle of the night. It sounds silly to say but I was irrationally terrified of vampires and alien attacks. 👽 To this day I can't watch scary movies or shows about how the world is going to end (which my husband loves btw). 💀 I know these things are completely irrational, but that's just part of struggling with anexity. I have a better control over it now, but every once in a while I'll get a rush of anexity I can't explain. I learned my limits, like horror movies. 😝 Does anyone else have any irrational fears? Please share in the comments so I know I'm not alone. . . . #positivethinking #inspiremyinstagram #life #worry #instagood #littlestoriesofmylife #love #word #true #quotes #quote #comment #anexity #photooftheday #quoteoftheday #inspiration #wordsofwisedom #mke #like #motivation #words #instadaily #happy #beautiful #motivational #wisconsin #photographer #igdaily #mylife
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Trip to the nursery. Full of aspirations at first, but managed to walk out with just a couple of new seeds and a bag of potting mix 😉 Leaving the rest to the professionals 🌻🌱🌷🐛 . . 장미를 덤불로 싣고 나오고 싶은 마음이 컸으나 일단 꼭 필요한 거름흙만 샀음. 여기서 필요함에 밑줄. 절제연습 성공 👍🏻 . . . . . #chasinglight #thatsdarling #livethelittlethings #momentsofmine #womensupportingwomen #momswhothrive #modernmom #holdthemoments #marriage #family #familylife #flashofdelight #lovelysquares #photosinbetween #momoftwo #mumoftwo #momoftwoboys #lifewithboys #raisingboys #myeverydaymagic #세젤귀 #육아맘일상 #childrenareablessing #littlestoriesofmylife #cherishingeverymoment #raisingmytribe #momtribe #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodinspired
In honor of the royal family’s sweet new baby boy (I’m truly very excited!!), I thought I would share this gem in case you didn’t see it on my story last week! 😂 THIS is what happens when my Mom decides to make fun of my #shoppinggoals ! I told her I've always wanted a pair of Hunter rain boots like Queen Elizabeth wears (I seriously love the entire royal fam!), so my mom tried to make my dream come true! ☺️Hopefully I'll be wearing a different outfit when I do get a pair one day, but I have to admit...my Mom does have some impressive photoshop skills! 😂 Does anyone else’s mom do this kind of stuff?! No?...just mine?! 😂
“And here, we find Kristen in her natural habitat: shoes off, curled up on the couch, glass of wine in her hand.” 🙋🏼‍♀️🍷 As much as I love relaxing and binge-watching from my couch, I’m also a colossal over-achiever, a control freak, I love being and looking “busy,” and all the things I thought I needed to be in order to “have it all together." and be “that” Super Mom: the one whose house is always clean, both her socks match, and I just know she smells amazing. She probably showers daily and washes her hair more than twice a week, too. 👩🏼‍⚖️🧝🏻‍♀️ …but these days instead of trying to have it all together, or at least trying to keep up with the “image” of being perfect, I want to share my “mess” and hopefully encourage other women to raise their hands and say, “me too,” because there’s so much power in that. I have to wonder how often we would find that we’re in good company if we just shared what was really happening day to day: good or bad, positive or negative, beautiful or seemingly ugly? That’s why I blog. 👩🏼‍💻🤳🏻 What you’ll find on my blog are real stories about my imperfect life and how I’ve found strength in imperfection, beauty in the mess, joy and peace in the midst of the fear of not feeling ‘good enough…’ and how you can too. 👍🏻🤝 So grab a glass of wine with me, head over to thesupermomwannabe.com (or just click the link in my bio) and let’s share this beautiful mess together!
Currently, we’re somewhere between Atlanta and the North Carolina state line; finally almost home from a visit to Florida. This weekend, though brief, was lovely. . This past February marked two years in WNC, two years living hours away from family. We pulled up our bootstraps and made the best of it- after all, besides the distance from our loved ones we really thrive here. But the distance is difficult, the relationships are hard to maintain. I wish I could scoop all those dear to me together and bring them close in our little mountain town. To have those early morning coffee runs, the sharing of meals, the passing of stories and babies. But right now it just isn’t reality. . So I choose to see the beauty in the circumstances. When visits do happen, every moment is sweet. The late-night conversation that continues into the early morning, ice cream dates in the rain, lounging on the couch or by the beach with your people; with no agenda except to be. Catching up and cherishing each other is a beautiful thing to experience, a break from the mundane to practice community as family. . What a lovely thing family is. To love each other through the rough days, to celebrate through the good ones. Thankful to have wonderful family both by blood and marriage. . {old photo taken last summer, ironically, with extended family nearby❤️}
A pirates life for me
Today was a happy Monday. #vacationlifeisthebestlife
💫when your lady friends dream up an idea and then go do it 💫SO proud of Althea for launching @grammarnyc and creating the crispest white shirt. the nyc prep school girl in me is on cloud 9🌟🙈#mondaymotivation
Oh hello sunshine 🌞👋🏻
Cuauh : “Yeah, let’s not hold hands.” Acting more like a “threenager” every day.
“Todo lo que he vivido, lo bueno y lo malo, ha formado la persona que soy ahora, imperfecta, pero con las ideas muy claras, por eso en este punto de mi vida, mi paz interior, mi autenticidad y mi felicidad no son negociables “
Soothe my weary hands, @crabtreeandevelyn. Also: packaging #goals .
One sourdough bake and I'm obsessed 😜, now to work out timings for mid-week loaves 🤷🏼‍♀️ • brunch at home = toasted pumpkin sourdough mini bagels • eggs - fried up top, scrambled down low • hot smoked pepper salmon • mashed avo • coconut yoghurt + lemon juice + coriander dollop • rogue window bar shadow that I knew was there and didn't bother moving and can't bother retouching out because life 🤦🏼‍♀️
Las Vegas vibessss~~😻 S/o to my city, you looking fine n pretty 🙌🏻 where are you guys from? Share your palaces with me!! 💕🌃✨ . . #cityskyline #vegasstrip #seemycity
When you find the secret back room at @leosoysterbar 🤫💕
These are on their way to @melanieblodgett who had a lovely idea to put together a little something special for Mother’s Day. @melanieblodgett designed a tote bag, @betsypetersen made a special print, and I happily joined the girls with a special blush “mama” pin available only in our gift set. They will be ready soon so keep an eye out! • • • • • #hernameismudceramics #ceramics #porcelain #ceramicstudio #handsandhustle #createandcapture #cultivatecreativity #communityovercompetition #motherhood #motherhoodunited #motherhoodmoments #mynameismama #mommyhood #honestmotherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #nothingisordinary #our_everyday_moments #thepursuitofjoyproject #teammotherly #momentsofmine #ohheymama #littlestoriesofmylife #livethelittlethings #azmade #inbeautyandchaos #thatsdarling #ihavethisthingwithpink #madeinaskutt
Instagram has so many new tools, stories, highlights, geo tagging, tagging, labels... it’s hard to know what’s right for your business . Always go back to your why. Why am I posting? Who am I reaching and why should they listen? What will you contribute? 🤭 . It doesn’t always have to be about overwhelm and all that tech stuff 🤭 keep it simple 🤭 . Use your phone and do a video. It won’t be perfect, you won’t be a star overnight 🌸 choose a tone you’ll use for the video🌸 post photos of loved ones near the lens to keep smiling 🌸 light up your face from the front, use a window and a white sheet to tone it down🌸have the camera slightly above eye level 🌸 look into the lens NOT the screen as your audience is looking into your eyes, engage with them 🌸 make a little effort in your appearance . Don’t have a logo or brand yet, that’s perfectly ok, while you’re in the building phase, use a colour palette to guide you, are your audience members female, male or gender neutral, choose colours according . Plan your content - use different pillars each day of the month to mix it up, think inspo quotes, pics of yourself, colours and branding . But most of all, do all of this with love, show up consistently to serve and remind yourself you deserve. You deserve a tribe because you serve a beautiful message, you deserve a pay check because money is just another energy being returned to you, and you deserve to be heard, because when you serve others, you are also serving yourself . Get shit done - with love. What are you procrastinating today that you could do?
Héctor thinks this photo is cheesy but I’m all about cheese so...🧀🤗 #latergram #cheesin
💕 Smartest 3 year old. #everestthomas
I bumped into a sweet friend at the supermarket yesterday ( you know who you are😉)we both got a bit teary( just a Mum moment about our boys) Arrived home to two letters from overseas got me excited 🙊it was just what I needed. A clear envelope of large pink and tiny white confetti gosh it made me smile from the inside thanks beautiful Jess how did you know I would need it today @jessdoesdiy The second letter from gorgeous Bridget @bridgetmaxine in the UK. Such a pretty card and letter and I just love the bookmark she made me out of an old map💙☺️ Hugs to you both for being so thoughtful. . . #lettersofinstagram #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #seekthesimplicity #seekthepositive #embraceeverydayjoyfully #mailmonday #write_on #letterboxlove #leesiloos2018 #from_your_perspective #oureverydaymoments #nothingsordinary_ #365reasonstosmileproject #365_happysnaps #lovely_squares_1 #hiyapapayaphotoaday #thislittlemoment #theartofslowliving #abmathome #pocketofmyhome #countryroadstyle #littlestoriesofmylife #tinytinymoments #nationalcardandletterwritingmonth
Stepping into Monday...it’s going to be a short but busy week for us... ____________________________________________ We are preparing for our annual Church Fair, baking cookies & bread, making Old Fashioned Ginger Beer, Homemade Lemonade, Onion Marmalade, Bath Salts to name a few...hubby and Mishka are very keen to help and we have fun preparing, bottling and labeling our products. ____________________________________________ We will be sharing a recipe or two on here this week...be sure not to miss it and some pictures of us preparing for this special occasion... ____________________________________________ 📷 @gillgillion #slowliving #slowmotherhood #cornersofmyhome #littlestoriesofmylife #dearphotographer #follow_this_light #my_magical_moments #thelifestylecollective #lifewellcaptured #the_sugar_jar #sablogger #lifestyleblogger #parentingblogger #ohheymama #momlifestyle #mindfulness #cooking #baking #homemade #madebyhands #simplejoys #alliseeispretty #vintagestyle #livemoremagic #mytinymoments
.portraying moments like this 💕 . . .E M B R A C E T H E S P R I N G . . .
La bonne humeur des gens est contagieuse et particulièrement aujourd’hui ☀️🙏🌿 #gratitude
Didn’t get a chance to snap a pic in store but i picked up this new crystal lip balm in hibiscus peach . I already use their lip balms all the time but I’ve yet to try this one . #eoscrystal #contest @eosproducts @influenster
/// This feed needs a bit of color! R i g h t 🙋🏼‍♀️😬 • • #byebyeroses 🥀
my beach babes. 😍 . And if you’re thinking your little one needs pineapple swim bottoms, check out the @swimzip deal today! ❤️😍
Fresh season, fresh face 💁🏼‍♀️. Y’all, I’ve been using this @evianspray for about 2 weeks now and I am soooooo obsessed. It is, without a doubt, a new beauty routine staple for me. I spray at least 2-3 times a day... morning, night, and usually once mid-afternoon. It leaves my skin feeling so refreshed and hydrated. Thinking I’m about to snag a travel size too so I can easily tuck one into my smaller, crossbody bags. Three cheers for a fresh face for spring and summer 🌸. // http://liketk.it/2vtV8 #liketkit @liketoknow.it#myskincareobsessions #evianspray #springbeauty #springtrends #ad
Confession: what you see here is a half-used bottle of body wash🙈 (#ApotheCAREEssentialsPartner ) I was so excited to try @apothecareessentials ’ “The Nourisher” that I immediately popped it into my shower and have been using it now for weeks. I had to clean it up to get it “photo ready”😄 Needless to say, I’m a fan! It’s made with hand-pollinated vanilla, crushed Moroccan Argan oil and cold-pressed sweet almonds. 😍 #BeautyIsAScience #ApotheCAREEssentials ✨ Check out the link in my bio for more! • • ApotheCARE Essentials selects curated ingredients, and perfects them with cutting-edge science for tailored hair and skin solutions. 💕 #sponsored
My favorite trees in City Park finally bloomed! Perfect 70 degree day 😍
Monday is here and it’s the start of a new week! 🙌🏻 • I’ve been moving and shaking today and gettin stuff done! 🤗 I have a fun new post I’m working on that will be up later this week! So be on the look out! 🤓 Hope y’all enjoy your week! 💓 • • • • #chooselovely #livebeautifully #creativehappenings #creativelifehappylife #bedeeplyrooted #lovelysquares #handsandhustle #littlestoriesofmylife #gingersnappedblog #lexington #lexingtonky #Kentucky #solovelysofree #photosinbetween #bandofun #abmlifeiscolorful #candyminimal #theeverygirl #visualcrush #bloggervibes #proptoit #creativehappylife #blogsociety #pursuepretty #lexingtonblogger #southernblogger
Cheers to new beginnings🥂 @ashtyndrennan 💕 . . . #AshisgettingmarReid #springweddings #celebrations 🎉
Love of my life, universal neighborhood cat whisperer.
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