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Is there any better feeling than packing a box full of Christmas cheer for a little girl in another country? Our LO was thrilled to do this & @samaritanspurse is a great way to put a smile 🙂 on another child's face! 🎄 #tistheseason Compassion and alms giving are great tools to give your children! . . . . #samaritanspurse #christmas #holiday #season #giving #pnwonderland #sequim #family #familytime #gifts #christian #flashesofdelight #girlmom #share #education #heart #love #mommyandme #instagood #momswithcameras #mommyblogger #momsforreal


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How Bazaar! What happen's when world celebrated fashion publication Harper's Bazaar attends my New York Fashion Week presentation? They share it with the world of course. I am feeling so grateful and proud to have my show covered by Harper's Bazaar featuring Henry the rescue who is also the face of @Bideawee doing his signature runway strut in his couture Anthony Rubio Designs tuxedo. You know you have made it when your name and your story appears in the top fashion publications read by everyone in the industry and beyond. Anthony Rubio Canine Couture Photo by @ArunNevader /@GettyImages @ArtHeartsFashion


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Last one for the drop this week. The perfect holiday red! // set those alarms we will have 6 unique ooak hand embroidered bows this Friday (15th) at 9pm est!#monpetitelotte


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I have been trying to figure out how to write this for days but every time I try to start, I struggle to piece together what to say. I keep thinking, “where do I even begin?” How do I put into words how I feel when I’m with you and all the light that you bring. Words fail — which is odd because I’ve never been known to be concise. I can go on and on and write run-ons about how I feel. But today, I’m struggling with words because they dont seem enough. I could go forever saying thank you for all that you do for me. For knowing when to gently push and when to nudge me in the right direction. For holding my hand when I’m scared. For reminding me that change is necessary in order to grow and get to where we want to go. For checking in to see if I’ve eaten. For bringing me food when I havent. Thank you for always making time for me despite how stressfully busy this season has been. For being so willing to put in the grunt work to build our future together. For the unconditional love you’ve shown me since day 1. There’s so much to thank you for but just saying thank you seems small and silly in comparison to the gravity of how much I feel for you and how grateful I am for the feeling of home that you blanket me with. You are light, always leading me and giving me hope. You are the warmth of every sunset and the certainty in every sunrise. You are everything good and I’m so relieved that I get to call you mine. Happy 25th, my love! I’m glad I get to live in a world where you exist | #35mm


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Finished another skirt to dress upcycle today! It’s a linen cotton blend, which is perfect for summer. I saw it’s still in stock @spotlightstores when I was there the other day


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Going digital real quick because I lost my light today. I do love my paper app to sketch out ideas that pop into my head. I’ve learned many times that if you don’t write it down, they’re usually lost forever. I’m going to try this one in paint tomorrow. 🌸💫⠀ . .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #sacramentoartist #doitfortheprocess #emergingartist #flashesofdelight #artistlife #abstractacrylic #abstractpainting #passioncolorjoy #ericaavilaart #calledtobecreative #carveouttimeforart #colormehappy #floralpainting #studioscenes #texturelove #womeninart #feminineart #creativeentrepreneur #communityovercompetition #shoplocalsacramento #sacmakers


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Remembering that time the Paloma was named the drink of summer 2019. Meanwhile it’s a cool 29 degrees outside, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My Philly coat + boot collection is dying for some good use this year. 📸: Paloma on the brunch menu @theanchoragegvl is never out of season. . . . . . . . . #yeahTHATfoodie #foodie #moodygrams #artofvisuals #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #howyouglow #verilymoment #agameoftones #flashesofdelight #eatlocal #foodforthought #thefeedfeed #foodphotography #foodstagram #foodandwine #eatingfortheinsta #yeahthatgreenville #eeeeeats #thelocalgreenville #gvltoday #winewednesday #glutenfree #weekendvibes #whatsgoingongvl #tequila #discoverunder10k #discoverunder5k #foodiegram #foodiefeature


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Instagram VS Reality 🤣 Don’t let the pics fool you, I’ve got my protégé right here beside me as per usual. She is making sure she touches and tests absolutely everything before it hits the shelves for you guys! ✨ Stocking stuffers hitting the shelves this week!


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The Young Living Foundation and Hope for Justice collaborate beautifully to support these girls, and I’m eternally grateful to have been apart of this ❤️ Each center has “House Moms”, who provide outstanding trauma informed care. It was fascinating seeing how much the girls respected and adored these ‘Moms’! . “Lighthouse” is a short-term (3 months) crisis intervention center for girls ages 0-18. The girls’ situations are investigated (how they became trafficked, if it’s safe to return home, etc.). It’s common for families to sell their daughters to work, or to be tricked by a job opportunity. The goal is to prevent institutionalization. The girls receive medical treatment and counseling, and are extensively prepared for facing their trafficker in court. Counseling includes a dollhouse-like structure to familiarize the girls for what to expect. Many girls experience challenging behaviors due to their trauma, so they receive ongoing tools to manage behaviors in a healthy way. . “Dream Home” is a residential center (up to 2 years), for girls ages 13-18 (25 girls currently live here). With the help of social workers, House Moms, and their peers, the girls focus on healing, their education, stabilization, and becoming empowered to end the cycle of exploitation. The girls work on recognizing their worth, beauty, and power. The government collaborates to ensure stable reintegration and that a home is safe before a girl can return. Girls without kin are taught how to provide for themselves by building a foundation for their future, including attending school. . “Shine School” is a 1-2 year program where girls can catch-up on school. HFJ is the only NGO recognized by the Ministry of Education, meaning when they graduate, their diploma is formally recognized without it being attributed to their past trauma. Most jobs in Cambodia require a grade-9 certification (equivalent to our grade 12). They rediscover their love for learning and set goals for their future! They gain confidence in their past story propelling them forward to achieve big things, believing they are worthy of living a free life. They restore their identity, no longer a victim but a student!


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Tap to edit of this fall photo is posted to my story if you want to see it 🍁🍂


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Make them stop and stare 💕


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Couldn’t resist posting one more picture of @befarhahomes lamps in slytherin green 🐍. I have been a potter head all my life, and even today I like to see the magic in everything around me. Keeps the child and creative bug inside me alive. Come find me on 22nd -24th of November at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. We can talk Hogwarts and literature while you sample our goods. We are located on Lane A, Booth 18. See you all!!


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Guten Morgen, guten Morgen, guten Morgen Sonnenschein... Also noch sieht man sie nicht, ist noch stockdunkel draußen, hoffe trotzdem heute die Sonne zu sehen und nicht nur ein einheitsgrau. . . #vscocommunity #liveauthentic #darlingmovement #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #morningslikethese #calledtobecreative #livecolorfully #instastyle #getoutsidemore #garden #moody_tones #ourmoodydays #raw_moody #ourclickdays #macro_perfection #macrohappiness_challenge #grau #grey #germany #getoutside


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(focus) I know this arch is beautiful and timeless and all that good stuff but this @coffeenclothes coffee was the real star of this photo (I’ve learned that what we set our gaze on is INsanely important — if we get focused on the past, the pain, the should haves, etc. we’ll miss the freedom offered in life as a redeemed daughter, the rest found in being secure in the one who calls me enough, + the peace found in knowing it’s all in his hands) so there you have it — a choice to take every thought captive and focus on the amazing God we have the honor of knowing or the world that he gave everything to save us from


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🙌🏻 Who’s got a package coming??? 🙌🏻 ⠀ Sending out these little boxes makes my hear soar! I love picturing you opening them! ✨🤗 #barberryandlace


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But like, you can tell me if you get sick of @amsterdamdanceevent photos. It’s basically the only interesting thing I have on my phone.


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tonight’s inspiration— @hellemardahl


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46/52: it’s been so nice to spend more time lately with my little silly girl 💕✨ #threenager #warriorprincess #mividamagnolia #letthembelittle #letthekids #52projectvidamagnolia #52projectvidamagnolia2019


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This is a beautiful thought from someone that’s helps me realize we are ALL in the SAME boat! Love others people!! ❤️❤️ After reading a sad post about anxiety, it’s a struggle to fight through anxious thinking. You are not what others think you are, but who God says you are. We are not responsible for anything other than our own actions and words. If your heart and motive behind those words and actions are pure.... it’s done. You let the weight of what other’s think and even say... roll right off of your shoulders and tender heart. When we ponder over words spoken that might be taken wrong, we disqualify the good and trusting people who have not judged you guilty. Be free to speak and love and do and don’t take ownership of how other’s interpret. Your heart is beautiful... your words are sweet... you are full of kindness. Let this fuel your mind and put out anything contrary. Don’t think others expect you to be perfect, because THEY AREN’T... nor are You! You’re not expected to be perfect, but Free to Live and Love and Be ALL that God made you to be!!! You only answer to HIM sweetie!!! Give up this job you never applied for, but accepted under false pretense. You’re not qualified to fix broken people or what others might misunderstand. You are Free!!! Jesus paid for your freedom!!!!! Accept it and ENJOY it!!!! I Love You!!!❤️❤️❤️ Friends, I hope this will help anyone struggling.😘 I never find a place to just be me anymore, owning a business puts you in the spotlight and takes away your identity because people always have something to say. What happened to if we couldn’t say anything nice don’t say it at all! I struggle with not being lean, able to do shows, spend a few hours in the gym, enjoy weekends, take 4 day trips but I have it all up for something bigger the lord provided and showed me was my purpose in him! So everyone just love others! #flashesofdelight #communityovercompetition #tuesdaystogether #bandofun #bandotodolist #thatsdarling #mybeautifulmess #pursuitwithpurpose #nashvillefit #movenourishbelieve #nashvilleeats #fitspo, #eatnashville #weightloss #fitness #fitchick #nashvilletn #bossbabes #empowerment #loveothers #happy #heal


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Picton is pretty dang rich with terrific cafe options ☕️ so let’s start with the matriarch of Main street @misslilyscafe proudly serving @cherrybombcoffee ❤️ it’s just a hop skip and jump from @bensonparkpec and conveniently located next to @bookscompany_picton for a slow ease into your morning over the daily crossword. 📸 by @courtneygenereaux


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I just met the sweet women who own @northlightinteriors in Sumner and we sat for hours learning each other... getting into unexpected emotional depths and exciting business ideas and sisterhood connections. We marveled at how powerfully @instagram brings people together in meaningful and impacting ways, yet how slow it is to build and how consistent and patient one must be to truly grow a cream of the crop following. I wanted to thank you; each of you, for following and for a great majority of you being real people in my life, invested in and encouraging me with each endeavor. I’m very grateful and taken back by your involvement and support and comments and friendships, either in person or far. I’ve been at this business ownership gig for 17 years, and the sweet spot came when I started connecting with all of you. So thank you. Oh, and this photo, you ask? Just the generous goldmine of goodness in @kimtaylor.co, who prepped for us her own property to use for a private dinner event. And it was all perfectly captured by the enchanting @lovelookslikephotography. Have you met these women??? All of them, they are all incredible people.


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czech out this eggscellent addition to the “World’s Largest”... this 20-foot-tall egg is the world’s largest Czech egg, located in Wilson, the Czech Capital of Kansas! 🥚✨ . . . . . #worldslargestczechegg #kraslice #czech #worldslargest #czechegg #egg #kansas #livecolorfully #roadtripusa #exploreusa #travelusa #roadsideamerica #exploremore #theamericancollective #mytinyatlas #nothingisordinary #traveldeeper #dametraveler #midwest #letsgosomewhere #sheisnotlost #tlpicks #flashesofdelight


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Illustrating can be so cathartic and it especially was when it came to this particular illustration. I've missed my wee furbaby, Alice Juniper so much since she's passed away, and I know I'll always miss her sweet presence in my life. I decided I'd do one more Dango Family Christmas portrait of the three of us. Yes, I cried at times while making it, but it also made my heart happy creating something of her that is brand new ❤️🎄😻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #illo #illustration #christmascard #personalpost #makersmovement #thatsdarling #etsyfinds #etsy #shopsmall #digitalart #familyportrait #customportrait #customcard #relationshipgoals #flashesofdelight #makersgonnamake #kwawesome #waterlooregion #uniquegifts #christmasgifts #etsylove #etsyca #shoplocal #instaart #artistsofinstagram #liveauthentic #drawing #cartoon #creatorslane #craftsposure


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Walking into Thanksgiving dinner like, “Oh, this old thing?” @ysl 🦃🍴 #letseat


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WIN! ⭐️ . SKWE magnets made it into my Christmas Gift Guide for Husbands (how could I not include them - their concept is amazing!) and to celebrate, they are giving away a set of 20 large fridge magnets and a personalized bookmark to one lucky person. To enter: ⭐️ Like this post and my previous post (Christmas Gift Guide for Husbands) ⭐️ Follow @mymommyteacherwifelife and @skwe_magnets ⭐️ Tag TWO friends who would love to win this prize Feel free to share this post in your stories to share the love! T&C’s apply: 💛 Giveaway ends on Friday, 22. November 💛 Winner will be selected randomly. 💛 Prize cannot be exchanged for cash. 💛 Giveaway only open to South African residents. 💛 This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or Instagram. . #mymommyteacherwifelifeislive #momblog #momblogger #southafricanblogger #sablogger #southafricanmomblogger #darlingdaily #samomblog #flashesofdelight #mommyteacherwifelife #bloggerlife #cornersofmyworld #everysquareastory #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #nothingisordinary #momadvice #mamablogger #dailyparenting #documentingmotherhood #lifestylebloggers #lifestyleinspo #lifeunscripted #personalblog #skwemagnets #supportlocal #christmasgiftguide #christmas2019 #giveaway


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When your bags and your art coordinate 🖤 😍👌


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Thinking about sunshine and Apple picking with @thriftywitch_ while currently sitting in my cold dark house.


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“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases...” || Lamentations 3:22 “For I the LORD do not change...” || Malachi 3:6 #fearless2019


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It’s the little things that make the largest impressions. The things I just stumble upon. The things I don’t expect. They happen spontaneously, without warning. They happen when I’m not looking for them, and those, those are the best things. . A little cap like thingy with seedlings 🌱 sprouting from it. . . #thelittlethings #withoutwarning #surprises #thebestthings #getoutside #adventure #mystories #flashesofdelight #alittlebeautyeveryday #photooftheday #happy #bestill #thebestever #thebest #ruthbarnesmemphis #southernjunkersvintagemarket #plants #terrerium #bottleplants #vintage #foliage #iloveplants #folkmagazine #recycle #justwandering #woods


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Boop. Sorry, this is all I do now. 🍥


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The other day someone told me that I am really positive person. And that's a common term people use to describe me. I've got to admit ... I really like it. Because I wasn't always so positive. Some days are better than others, but I'm usually pretty upbeat, and it's not a fake thing. Here's how I keep things on the positive side: . 1. Eat enough delicious food. The TRUTH right here: For several years, I was fairly underfed, and that resulted in some snippy behavior. Don't be that hungry person who hates the world. Just don't. I didn't even realize it until I started eating enough and got my hormones in check. I was a new woman. 2. Sleep. You know my thoughts on quality sleep. I do everything I can to get it every night. 3. Exercise regularly in a way that feels right. Endorphins are a real thing -- they are actual feel-good hormones that make you happy. 4. Smile and be friendly, even if you don't feel like it. Sometimes being nice to others and feeling that kindness back can totally change your day. 5. Laugh at yourself. Laugh with others. Just laugh. 6. Get some natural sunlight. Sunlight is another thing that helps you soak up feel-good hormones. 7. Be grateful. It's as simple as writing down one small thing a day that you are grateful. Small simple stuff works best, because that helps you appreciate the little stuff. 8. Meditate. My 10 minutes every morning set the tone for a better day. 9. Dance. Cheesy? Yes. Effective. Yes. 10. Be proud of yourself. I can always find something to be proud of -- and that's not a cocky thing, it's a positivity thing. Think of something right now you're proud of, and own it! . How do you stay positive? Here's to having a positive rest of the week! :) . And I’m wearing @caliabycarrie in this pic!


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Chez toi et moi: Forest digs with hot shower, kitchenette, terrace, and breakfast delivered to our door in a workman's toolbox. Credit where credit's due so good job @felixstg! You've earned your screen time (and segue to nap time and beer o'clock time). I hope my next husband has good taste in picking out houses too. 😜 . #sacrecoeur #saguenay #fallfoliage #nature #landscape #Quebec #Canada #Roadtrip #travel #discovercanada #wanderlust #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #staycation #flashesofdelight #finditliveit #thatsdarling #pursuepretty #travelcouple #passionpassport #exploringtheglobe #couplegoals #mytinyatlas #worldnomads #borntotravel #cabin #hiking #fall #autumn #sunset


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Can we just talk about how Santa is the real MVP! Waiting for our photoshoot tonight was rough!! There was a long delay, things weren’t going well, they took people out of turn before us, Karabo was mad, I was mad - but Santa calmed us down and watched a movie with Karabo and it got better 🎅❤️


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The great outdoors.


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Dreamy abstracts by Liz Lane... 😍💙 #Repost @lizlaneart • • • • • • Liz Lane Gallery I brought out my oil paints. This is the only time of the year, when I can open all the doors and windows, that I can use them. I will have a very few oil paintings available in the next few weeks until it’s too cold to open the doors. I may just paint in front of the galley outside today! 48x48, “Global Love” . #thats_freaking_gorgeous #abstractpainting #abstractart #oilpainting #abstract #artist #femaleartist #womenartists #abstractobsession #flamingabstracts #flashesofdelight #abstractart_daily #contemporaryarts #contemporaryart


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Using a makeup remover will improve your skin soooooooooo Much!! Makeup is made today to do so much , long last and SPF and matte or dewy or CC or BB. Make remover helps dissolve all that makeup and then I’m you follow up with your soap! It helps clean your skin from dirt and oils. Then I use my Liquid exfoliator that helps pick up that dead skin and clean my pores. I like to use a facial mask to help give some TLC on my skin and then use a Jade roller to spread all that mask juice all over. I follow up with my anti-age serum and my moisturizer and night cream to help turnover that skin . Check out bottom to see all the goodies I used. Click my link on bio to check them out in my Macy’s Stylecrew Channel. ❤️ Great skin created everyday 😍 @clinique Take the day off balm oily soap 4 liquid exfoliating Repair laser focus serum Dramatically different gel Turnaround night cream @macys @macysbeauty_cv @macysstylecrewsk style tools Jade roller Facial mask Jeju;en pore clear black charcoal mask @symphonybeautybox


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Pretending I have a fun fall life but actually these are from last year 😅🍂


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Letting Christmas creep in a little early this year 🎄 We’re typically day after Thanksgiving people, but I can’t deny the joy a little extra greenery brings my maximalist loving heart 🤷‍♀️😍 . . . . . #homefortheholidays #ohchristmastree #abmholidayspirit #mychristmashome #bhghowiholiday #ggholiday #howwedwell #theeverygirlholiday #littleaccountlove #thedelightofdecor #neutraldecor #mysmphome #thisishome #darlingmovement #flashesofdelight #currenthomeview #myhousebeautiful #bohofarmhouse #bhghome #homeinspo #smmakelifebeautiful #myinspiredhouse


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Free Fre my little Freja Mae how I love you so. I could stare at you all day long forever and always✨


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Oh it’s quite suddenly looking like a winter wonderland in the County ❤️❄️🥰 Take your pick of snow-covered trails, we’ve got everything from @sandbankspp 10 km of cross-country ski trails to @threedogwinery which offers trails and snowshoes alongside wine tastings 🍷 and a good ol bonfire for an instant warm up. Never tried snowshoeing? Not to worry – if you can walk – you can snowshoe! We’ve got some waiting for you to try at @bensonparkpec, as the trails at @glenwoodcemetery and the newly refurbished @millenniumtrail_pec are both within walking distance. It’s a great time to visit 🌲🌲🌲 📸 Photo by @lifeaulait


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sorry, i’d love to — but i have plans to stay home and watch disney+. ✨⁣ ⁣ what’s everyone been watching?! i couldn’t resist my favorite #dcom’s, horse sense + double teamed. i of course have started to binge lizzie mcguire, and thats so raven is just as funny as i remember. we watched an episode of the imagineering story and... i cried kind of a lot. ⁣ ⁣ didn’t know disney + was gonna be this lit. 🤘🏼✨


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Sneak peek at our Holiday mantel - this cute MERRY banner was the best $15 dollars I’ve spent in awhile🙌🏻The girls have been reading every night before they go to bed by the 🎄tree - they love that it’s out early and that makes my heart so happy ❤️tonight they requested a fire and how could I say no?! They definitely get their love for cozy nights from their mama! Need to add their stockings and play more with the faux garland - it looks so real and will share a closer look during the day tomorrow (night view on stories) ✨🎄✨ http://liketk.it/2GSOQ #liketkit @liketoknow.it You can instantly shop my looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app #LTKhome #LTKholidayathome #ltkholidaystyle


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🎅🏼 🎄 KIDS sweatshirts!! $23 coming soon... sizes 4/5 • 6/7 •8/9 ➡️DM or comment below to purchase💕


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i did a thing today 🌾 // sneak peak at the dried floral installation i am creating for O’s first birthday. still not complete but this is the reason iv’e been cutting pampas grass all over Orange County. hehe. - also my husband thinks it’s hilarious taking videos of me trying to cut these bad boys. it’s a tough job being a stay at home florist I tell you 💁🏼‍♀️


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Hey, it’s me. And my little. Laughing on the bay. Gosh, I love my little. Holy crap, she can be firey. And still I love her something fierce. The concept of family is so bizarre to me in that way. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Anyhoo, I have some questions for all of my lovely instafriends. I have been actively working on niching down my offerings here at Paper Cliché. Okay, I’ve been working on it for a few years but!! I believe in equality and I have equal love for calligraphy and hand lettering. And I have a difficult time turning down super rad projects 🤷🏻‍♀️ I often think about the advice of @seanwes about being a specialist in an industry and that you should showcase what you specialize in on your social media to maintain a cohesive branding and image. I totally agree (although I totally do not follow his sage advice all of the time). While I don’t share the majority of my hand lettering and commercial projects, I still slip some in between the weddings and calligraphy because I love them as well. Is that what y’all prefer to see?! Do you give a shit when I mix it up? Or do you get confused? Or do the confused people that click on my feed just not follow me so this is an inaccurate poll?? Orrrrr more accurately, will anyone even see this post or not because of the most lovely ALGORITHM 😅 Probably not. If you do see it, feel free to comment and let me know your opinion because Instagram engagement and analytics is what life is all about. Please 👏🏼 Follow 👏🏼 Suit 👏🏼 And also, I would really like your opinion 🖤


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I love my life so much — and these two are the main reason🤍 #thankful #myworld


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Have you ever felt overwhelmed with your finances? . Have you ever felt like tackling a wedding budget is just way too hard? . I can help you tackle your wedding planning budget with this simple step: . 1. Know your numbers - Basically know how much cash, coin, cheddar, moola, cheese, etc... that you have! Whether its you're savings, income, gifts... know your numbers! . Stay Tuned for more tips on this subject!!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And tag a bride that needs this gem ❤ . 📸 @dazproductions


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I am so busy loving life, I don’t have time to hate. 🤘🏼 #MissingDC #AllLove #NoTimeForNegativity #MyWifeTakesGoodPictures


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