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I was thinking about this sweet shoot I styled & I’m falling in love with it all over again! Look at the moment of that dress though!! 🤤 ••
I hope you guys had the best long weekend! I found the tastiest rainbow veggie + lime crema salad recipe that I’ll make for the rest of my life, suh gud! But the best part was having a sleepover with 2 of our besties @kelseyhettinga & her husband Tim. We made margs & watched a movie then they crashed in the guest room. Kelsey and I made coffee together in the morning, got ready & went shopping and then prepped food for a bbq with the rest of our besties! @kaleighdsimmons @amberannie @ @djorn0.
My heart is so filled up & so grateful for our little community of buddies! 📷: @helloimemmaquinn
Hair&makeup: @launchsalon
Model: @alyssamcelheny
Dress from: @springsweet

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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What you don’t know is that there’s fancy cheese on the floor & that’s why I look so pleased! Or maybe it’s because I felt really lovely in this dress? It’s probably because these red boots trigger something inside me that makes me believe I can conquer the world.
Seriously though… cheese, this dress & conquering the world sound like everything I want, every day, forever. Ps. There was no fancy cheese, I’m so sorry to disappoint you. 🤷🏽‍♀️
PC: @kaleighdsimmonsphoto.
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#grandrapids #grmi #grandrapidsmi #traversecity #travelingstylist #michigan

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Photo taken at: A.K. RIKK’S

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Moody backyard views with the fog yesterday! I loved it. But I’m thankful that the fog lifts & the sun shines through!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Gray day grumpiest over here! I even tried to embrace the coziness the rain can offer but today I just couldn’t dig deep enough to find it. I really love to bake, that would have been a good idea but the kitchen was a mess which kind of snatched the magic out of that option and no, I wasn’t going to clean it. Not today. So, instead I went for Chick-fil-A, snuggled up with my littlest & took a nap. After I picked up the biggies from school we all snuggled up on the couch & watched a movie together before I made dinner. It kind of felt like a day spent in survival mode and those days are really draining in their own way. So, here’s some good news for you but also for me cuz I’m grumpy! This top is on sale from @clothandcabin & it is one of my favs from their spring line!
Also, shout out to Jesus who makes everything beautiful in its time! Without Him I would be hopeless and discouraged. Thanks for the rain Jesus but please let the sun peek through for those of us who really need it! 🙏🏻

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The Lord knew I needed some sunshine today! He also knows I need some @aliceandolivia treasures in my closet, still waiting to see if they magically appear…

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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It’s an exciting day when you get to share something you’ve been working on with the world!! Bright and Becoming – a work shop & pop up event located in Grand Rapids, an event dreamed up with my sister @thecozinessconsultant that will feature many local shops & creatives!! Tap the photo to check some of them out! It’s all going down June 21st at @hooplagrandrapids and will offer you a chance to get out of the house, support local, gain some great info from female entrepreneurs, shop, sip & build community!! We are so excited! There are limited spots available for the workshop & early access to the pop-ups so don’t wait to snag a ticket (only $22 I might add!!) & reserve yourself a spot! Tickets go live at noon TODAY! (Link will be in Facebook as well as insta today!) We can’t wait!!
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#grandville #holland #michigrammer #traversecity #hudsonville #rockford

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I seriously just can’t even with these flowers right now, not even. I just can’t. Not even a little. Seriously. I just can’t even. THESE FLOWERS!!! That’s all. Seriously. But I can’t. Even.
#livebeautifully

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What happens in the quiet moments in your life? When you press pause on social media, when the tv goes dark and the only sound is your breathe, the only movement is your body in your cozy bed. I find myself in my most vulnerable form in those moments. When I reflect on my life – what I’ve suffered and accomplished, the areas in me I see growth and the areas I ache for freedom. When I let my heart wander through the opportunities I’ve been given to leave a simple reminder of Jesus’ love for someone who needed it & if I’ve been faithful in my calling to be His hands & His feet in this world. I know the quiet moments can be hard for so many people, anxieties sneak up so easy in the dark & quiet – A.W. Tozer said, ‘we need never to shout across the open spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thought.’ Even further, God doesn’t run when we have a dark thought, struggle or emotion…He simply remains. I crave the quiet, maybe because I’m a mother of 3 and quiet is so rare around here but maybe because instead of fearing the quiet, I’ve learned to embrace the chance to sit & be present with a God who challenges me to grow beyond the limits I’ve set for myself and embrace who He created me to be. (((Be still & know that I am God. Psalm 46:10.)))
📷 @kelseyhettinga

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