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I see you weekend & I am oh-so-ready for you! 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto 🖤

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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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Aaawwww Girl, you need accessories!? @thirdandcostudio gotchu covered and they’ll be at Bright + Becoming in just over 2 weeks!!! So here’s the deets:
Bright & Becoming is happening June 21 in Grand Rapids!!! Connect with other women, get inspired with three 15 minute segments packed with styling tips, how to cozy up your spaces & handlettering made easier (@liv_styled @thecozinessconsultant @liefdesign ) – 30 minutes of pre shopping with SEVEN handpicked local shops (yes, all in one room! 🤤) – sips & sweets and a massive giveaway! All of this for $22!!! Check the Bright & Becoming Facebook page for tickets (and for real, don’t wait – we have had such a great response and tickets are limited!).
Can’t wait to see you June 21st for the best girls night out!!

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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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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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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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Did you know that with a personal stylist we work right in the comfort of your own home?! We can drink coffee or wine, eat some tasty treats, put on your favorite music and get to work on curating your personal style and building an exciting wardrobe around it!
I frequently hear how uninspired women feel the second they step foot into their closet and that is not something we should be carrying along with all of our other responsibilities! Imagine a world where, when you’re in a hurry you can walk into your closet to throw something on and the only problem you run into is that you love everything so much you can’t decide what to pick! Yes, please!! We all get tired of our clothes, but it doesn’t have to happen all at once! Replacing only a few pieces is so much easier than a complete overhaul; with a personal stylist you can strategically replace items to build a wardrobe you’re proud of! I LOVE what I do & I want to help you! Visit www.livstyled.com to read some inspiring testimonials and to discover how I can best help you! .
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It’s a Good Friday indeed! Slept in, pancakes for breaky, movies and snuggles with a tiny guy who I think it feeling a tad under the weather. We are bunny (yes, bunny! 🐰) sitting starting today and the big kids are excitedly running around in anticipation for her arrival! Easter eggs are getting colored this afternoon and the coffee just keeps on flowing! Happy #goodfriday ❤️
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This little quote just keeps circling around my heart. Isn’t it so (unfortunately) normal for us to consider ourselves a mess instead of a work in progress or a story worth writing? Life can most definitely be messy & for some the messy chapters feel like the end of their story. My story has been full of love, pain & beauty. It has bursted with adventure and challenge & it’s a story of loss, hope and healing! My story is about a girl discovering the depth, width & constant love of Jesus! For the refugees that are rebuilding their life in a foreign place, the mothers who are raising babies on their own, or babies who have grown without a mother, the people who have suffered the loss of a loved one or have dealt with depression and heaviness – YOU ARE A STORY WORTH WRITING! •“If here is hope in the future, there is power in the present!”-Zig Ziglar •“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
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Dear Mr. Sun,
Thank you for coming to visit and shining oh-so-vibrantly today!
So, this morning I went to a kickboxing class at 7:45am, I was still wiping sleep drool from my chin when I pulled up. So early. But! It was my first time & can I just say, I felt like such a BOSS. Seriously. The whole time I was taking to my punching bag, “my arms might be skinny, but fool you’re going down!!” It was an entirely different kind of satisfying than I had anticipated! I won’t be able to walk or lift my arms tomorrow but it was def worth it. After that I came home with a tray full tasty Starbucks drinks for my hair dresser (& lifelong friend), one of my closest gals & myself in preparation for a spring hair makeover in my kitchen! (Pics to follow someday, we all know I’m not the best at posting often…Is it bad that I don’t care?!) It’s been a really happy day and I’m a really happy girl. Also, any chance you noticed the incredibly fantastic top I’m wearing in this picture?! @clothandcabin Spring line gives me all the feels! So many good pieces for you to drool over, good luck only picking 7!! Happy Saturday!! .
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