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One more for today because, well… I don’t have to explain. Magic.

Photographer: @helloimemmaquinn
Model: @alyssamcelheny
Stylist: myself, Olivia Fitzpatrick
Dress: @springsweet @truvellebridal
Hair & Makeup: @launchsalon @nicole_flier @marissamiller7 .
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Photo taken at: LAMB BRIDE

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A sneak peak from today’s shoot with a few locals that seriously left me floating! Collaborating is the best! Well when it works as seamlessly as it did today, anyways. I’m ALL for partnering to create magic, without a doubt – but that’s not always the outcome, I’ve gotten majorly burned and discouraged as a result of collabs too. (Am I allows to say that or this a taboo topic?! I don’t really care either way. 🤷🏼‍♀️)
But I choose to keep going, to forget about the people who treated me poorly or felt for some reason they had to bulldoze me. Maybe I was a threat? If that’s the case they never took the time to know me, my vision or my heart and that’s a bummer because I’m a pretty easy person to buddy up to! Needless to say, I’m a little bit more careful with who I choose to partner up with these days.
Today I worked with @helloimemmaquinn @alyssamcelheny @launchsalon and they were all of the things (and more!) that you hope for in a project! We made magic. I have more projects coming that I’m very excited to share with you all!! Plus more stunners from today’s shoot as well! .
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I’ve never done an official introduction on here so I figured why not?! I always love to read the honest, quirky truths about the people I’m following – that’s what we all crave right?! A little something that makes the screen people we follow seem real, relatable and not so perfect just like the rest of us? Well, it’s your lucky day! Below you’ll find a handful of things about me – the real, relatable and far from perfect person begindthe screen.
1. I was raised in the tiniest little lake town north of GR. The pride of the town was Lake Missaukee and The Greatest Fourth in the North when our little town turned straight into Stars Hollow in July! I looked forward to it all year, every year growing up.
2. I really love being crafty, but It takes me 2 years to finally pick a project and then I don’t always pull the trigger bc I can be THAT indecisive & still find a reason to second guess the project I chose.
3. I’m the baby of 3 girls but also the tallest – don’t tell @amberannie & @lacey.mcmahon they don’t know they’re short. 🤷‍♀️
4. I’ve wanted a career in fashion for as long as I can remember, but I never thought I’d own my own business. It’s sort of awesome.
5. I get asked if my kids are my siblings and I only mention that for selfish reasons. Moving on…
6. I absolutely hate when people are mean and make other people feel bad about who they are – those people are the most insecure, broken people and I wish they knew it so they could heal up and become the best version of themselves for everyone’s sake.
7. My favorite foods include pizza, tacos, pineapple or coconut flavored anything (except lacroix – barf), fancy (not super stinky) cheese plates, fries with garlic aioli, coffee & coke with fresh lime. I did NOT have new year resolutions to change any of those.
8. My husband is my biggest supporter. When I was having babies, when I decided to start my own business, when I need to escape the children, when I feel like a failure or second guess myself, when I’m too tired to get myself ice cream… He’s there. Always.
9. I LOVE people. They fascinate me and I want to know as many as I can!
***#10 is finished in comments!!***

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Some days I’m completely consumed with trying to keep up with the trail of chaos this ones leaves behind. Think blueberries that seemed to have escaped his plate & somehow were stepped on, kinetic sand hiding in toy trucks all over the house, a game of Jenga that consists of simply ‘plowing them over’ again and again. Those are real days in my world, not days filled with hot showers and chasing after my career dreams in the coolest coffee shops around the city. I crave those days, I dream of them! But what I crave more is watching Weston play using his imagination, pausing while the house is in major disarray to play a game of Uno with Ryder (he belly laughs through them! It’s the best ever!) or letting Delaney sing on her microphone and hiding around the corner to listen while she sings worship songs at the top of her lungs! ———-
When I feel like my career dreams come secondary some weeks, I’m glad because that means my family came first. I have my whole life ahead of me to build my business which I will do with every spare moment I find and chase after my dream like a madwoman! ——
But it goes like this, I’m a wife. I’m a mom, I’m a girlboss Stylist. And I’m really proud of it!
#livstyled .
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One of the best places in all of GR! But for real. Do yourself (and your bff) a favor and go buy pretty things (for you both) at @rebelreclaimed 🤤 You can both thank me later. Happy Saturday! .
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Thinking about the sunshine & missing it’s cozy, warm touch. Probably because I’m sitting in my car while my babe naps in his car seat and I’m surrounded by white sky poop aka snow – you can thank my kids for that sweet little description.
It’s always kind of nice when I’m forced into this position of patience and quiet while my sweet one is resting. I mean give me alone time & some soft music and it’s a recipe for self reflection, the older I get the more I realize how quick I am to go deep – I wonder why that is?! I guess I’m more willing to become aware of my shortcomings and let the Lord help me become someone better, self reflection isn’t always fun – the list of things to work on is endless, but it’s in this safe space where I can also give the Lord a chance to remind me of the areas I should be proud. Today I was reminded that growth is a lifelong process, it’s not making a decision today to be someone who’s got it all together and by tomorrow having it all figured out. It’s ok to let the process happen, to grow little by little and even let myself fail along the way – without letting it defeat me. One foot in front of the other, get back up, try again, change the strategy, let patience have its perfect work. I’m a work in progress & I am a-ok with that! 📷 @kelseyhettinga .
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Photo taken at: East Grand Rapids, Michigan

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January 4, 2018 (9:57 pm)

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My sister is the #hygge master, I’m not kidding. Her cozy skills are ninja status and she’s doing a killer giveaway over on her @thecozinessconsultant page! Go & enter for the giveaway but then stay and absorb all the writing and cozy vibes she shares with the world – you’ll be so inspired! .
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