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Dancing into our weekend and feeling so very happy about it!! But seriously, if you’re grumpy go crank the music and dance your buns off – works for me on an almost daily basis! Ya know what else works on an almost daily basis?? Denim jackets! Game changer. They come in every fit, shade & style you can imagine! What’s your jam?? Distressed? Oversized? Clean lines? Light wash? GF I encourage you to find the perfect denim jacket and don’t be afraid to wear holes in the elbows – love it well and wear it often! And don’t forget to dance in it!! Style tip: don’t be afraid of a denim jacket, search for the one that offers you all things you hope for and go for it! Wear it with dresses, T-shirt’s, denim on denim, over a hoodie… I’m convinced there’s no wrong way! Happy Friday! ✨🌵
Amazeballs photo by @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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You were designed to shine in your own shade of brilliant! Dig deep, find what stirs magic in your heart and start writing it all down. Don’t be afraid to dream, don’t be paralyzed by fear of being good enough. Believe that you were given dreams, hopes and desires by a God who has seen every step that will get you where you dream of going! By a God who opens the doors that illuminate the path ahead of you! The world can be an ugly, judgmental & unforgiving place – offer your splash of authenticity, creativity & grace to the world around you! Side by side we can influence the world by being who we were created to be! .
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Photo taken at: East Grand Rapids, Michigan

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You should know that when I’m shooting, I always have music playing (usually in back pocket) and there is always impromptu dancing and singing that happens! It’s the only reason I’m not terribly uncomfortable during these photoshoots. Dancing is like therapy for me, I get crazy ya’ll. Like, I don’t hold back for nobody!! This is just a moment of the passion captured by the lovely @happyphotoco who encouraged me to move to the beat of my own drum during our shoot! 🖤ps. More styling with this fur jacket coming soon beccccaaaaaause look at it! Swoon.

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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This is my BABY (although not such a baby anymore… waaahhh!) and he’s going to be 3 in less than a week!! Time is a crazy thing, it’s so precious and a total disappearing act. I think about the things we’ve done in the last 9 years with our kids and the worth each moment held & I feel filled up & overflowing with gratitude!
We are constantly figuring out where to make adjustments to become more patient, gracious & consistent with our kids but I’ll tell you confidently that we love them well!
This baby of mine is an incredible kid – he’s confident, extremely silly, imaginative, passionate and (obviously) adorable. So excited to celebrate his life next week!

Photo: @ashleywierenga Thanks for capturing this sweet moment.
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I am feeling all the feels today! Today, right now, at this very moment I am marking a significant moment in my career! I am SO proud to share with you, my website!! www.livstyled.com
*I also decided to some blogging from the heart!*
I guess I never really understood the vulnerability that is attached to creating a website, an image, a brand that represents who you are. I am thrilled and excited to share this journey with you all and feel the deepest gratitude from all of the support I have received from SO many of you since the beginning and even before that! So, here she is! My newest baby! I have BIG vision for LivStyled & have held tight to a verse in Zechariah 4, “Do not despise small beginnings, for the Lord delights to see the work begin!” This is just the beginning!! I can’t wait to hear what you all think! XO!!

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Oh heeeeey Friday!! I’ve missed ya, you should come around more often! I’m heading into the weekend feeling all kinds of layered happiness! If you’re not a big accessory person it’s cool, I’ve got a suggestion or two for you! Adding a few tanks or bralette tops to your basics collection is necessary! Black, gray and even a color or two for your real wild side! They’re SO fun! Imagine this outfit without the tank layer (OK in all honesty, its a dress I just hiked way up, awwwe snap!). It wouldn’t look nearly as attractive. Simple guys, really. And no necklace needed! Even simpler! You’re welcome. But also, shout out to this greenroom at the downtown market – Heart. Eyes. For. Dayyyyyys! (Not to mention Socials fries – if you haven’t experienced them, you should and then you’d love me forevs.) 📷 @helloimemmaquinn
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Photo taken at: Downtown Market Grand Rapids

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