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I could hear music on the other side of this pale yellow door and although that may not sound scary to you, I was terribly nervous they would see me on their doorstep and come guns blazing out to get me! But let’s be real, with a soft yellow door and such cheerful potted flowers they probably would have offered me cookies.
Cheers to you sweet yellow door and mystery friends inside for creating such a welcoming and happy little space that made me feel both thrill and appreciation!
I hope and wonder if the owners of this lovely space feel the same emotions I did about what they created. I sure hope so! I’m (obviously) one of those people that thinks pretty deeply, I tend to hope that any ordinary day holds the possibility of growth or greatness & sometimes even hunt for it. Typically it’s the unexpected, subtle things that captivate me the most; like this small side entrance hiding alongside of the huge, stunning home it belongs to.
Maybe it’s the part of me that is rooting for the underdog, or maybe the part that is captivated by the little details, or maybe the space of my heart that believes in the power of small victories in achieving the big vision. Whichever it is, this little door seemed to catch my attention and allow my heart to wander with curiosity.
Not all of my photos have a story or enlightening moment behind them, but I’m proud of them all. Each one is a little step forward and each one gives me the opportunity to share a small piece of my heart with you! 📷 @kelseyhettinga .
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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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This cold weather (and my sore throat) have me day dreaming about San Diego & that warm sunshine I was lounging in only days ago! •
Church was SO life giving this morning! I had moments of serious appreciation for the way God strategically & creatively did things in the Bible and the fact that He hasn’t changed how He works today. He’s a strategic and intentional God that lays the steps before us, all He asks us to do it trust Him & keep following Him. •
When he asked Abraham to sacrifice Issac he knew that God was too faithful to make him follow it through, so he did it with complete peace and assurance that God had other plans in mind! Abraham didn’t doubt Gods goodness or leading. Of course That was true. He used that moment as a monumental one in the story of Jesus to show us the blessing and security in knowing & trusting that even when things look horrible and scary, He provides a way of escape when we trust His leading! That to reach the unseen doors we have to first find the ones that lead to it – He sees them all, he knows which steps and decisions need to be made to reach them and he provides what we need to walk through them. My spirit is full and refreshed!
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Photo taken at: Fletcher Cove Beach Park

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When a girl DMs you & says, ‘hey! I like your style, can I take some photos of you while I’m on vacation in Michigan?!’ You say (after making sure she’s most likely not out to kill you) YES!! Hannah you are a delight! Thank you, thank you for reaching out! I’m so excited to see what you created today, I’m humbled that you found me inspiring and I hope our paths cross again some day, my little Finnish friend! ❤️ You rock! @happyphotoco Ps. Have you ever heard that you look like Zoey Deschanel?! And also I LOVE your vintage vibes, it inspired me!
This is what social media is good for my friends! Creating magic with total strangers that become your friends, so cool.
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“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

So, what is it?! What’s the tiny, inner spark of possibility living inside of you? It’s crazy that it’s such a normal thing for people to think they don’t have what it takes to see their sparks, their dreams, fanned into achievements. I was one of those people until I really understood that there are others who need me and what I have to offer, my dreams aren’t limited only to my success. There have been people along the way that I have desperately needed to help me with my spark too! I need the people who are great at organization, who’s talents are marketing, social media and web developing; people whose dreams look so different from mine but were such an important part of fanning my possibility into achievement. And each of those people didn’t make great achievements on their own either, so remember that you’re not alone! There is a network of people that can help you bring those dreams, those sparks of possibility to life! It’s so much easier to believe in yourself when you have so many others who believe in you, want to help you and who need what you have offer! 📷 @kelseyhettinga
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This tiny gent is one of the reasons I do what I do. He is wild and sincere and when he wants something he is relentless and passionate! Maybe because he’s 2 & driven by emotion or maybe because they’re the gifts Jesus created him with! I see a boy that will grow into a passionate, driven, motivated and spirited man! I hope to nurture & guide his liveliness instead of ever making him feel that his spirit needs to calm down. As a mama you get stretched in patients and self control, sometimes I have movements of total defeat and feelings of exhaustion in all avenues possible. But I also have countless chances to be stretched in creativity, motivation, dedication and love. It’s through my experience as a mom that I’ve built endurance, confidence, motivation, follow through & problem solving and it’s through their eyes and words that I feel like I am capable of achieving anything I put my heart into. They help me to see my moments of failure and self doubt as opportunities to improve & grow because that’s how I taught them to see themselves! It’s interesting when those life lessons are forgotten by us when it pertains to us! I’m just having one of those weeks where I’m feeling things pretty deep I guess, letting the Lord show me His relevance and presence in my life. Of course my kids are always one of the ways He gets to my heart! Ps. His CURLS!!!
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I LOVE working in wardrobes! So much of the time I start going through someone’s wardrobe and discover their comfort zone clothes and then a few splashes of major inspiration about what they would reeeaally like their personal style to be. I mean coming across leather vests and fur in a more conservative closet is my faaaaaav! I am so grateful that my clients trust me, I stretch them to dive into clothes that make them feel alive vs comfortable. (Although comfort is always an element of my styling too!) The response is usually, “I had no idea I could do this!” They feel empowered, beautiful, excited and actually look forward to getting dressed.
You can always let your comfort zone and edgy side mingle by mixing pieces that highlight who you are as well as how you feel! An example is this photo – a tunic length button up over an asymmetrical tank & distressed denim. An unlikely pair that when put together, create a style unique to you! Don’t be afraid to be you and express yourself through your clothing! And if you aren’t really sure who you want to be with your wardrobe selection I can help you discover your personal style and build a wardrobe to reflect it.
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Thinking about layering up for fall isn’t a pleasant thought for me just yet. Maybe it’s the California in me. I would happily take the sunshine all year long! Although if you give me another month or two I’ll probably feel differently because even if it’s the sunshine I want, layering is SO much fun!
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Sundays, I love you. Church this morning was nuts. I was so challenged and so inspired and SO grateful for a church that hits me square in the heart with straight up Bible! We forget that crap happens to everyone & not just us, it’s a normal part of life. The Bible doesn’t say that trouble wont come, it says, ‘when trials comes’ and then it offers us strategies to walk through it rather than get stuck in it. The enemy just loves to make us feel isolated and alone and if he can trap us there then he wins. Knowing what the Bible says about a God who fight with us & for us changes our fear reactions to a faith response. I needed that today! @newchapel Grand Rapids is the bomb.com & you should come if you need some major encouraging!
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It can be tricky to find those little details in your personal style that really make you feel great about what you’ve got on and that make your style yours. It was by accident that I discovered how much I love mixing patterns that some people might think don’t actually work well together. (This is one of those, ‘I don’t care what you think, I feel great!’ situations.) Patterns have the potential to accommodate each other so nicely as well as add an extra element of fun to your look! So go for it!! See what patterns work in your wardrobe and then send me a picture of what you come up with! I wanna see makes you feel beautiful & excited about your style! Ps. Shout out to those peonies because, woah. So pretty. 📷 @kelseyhettinga —————-
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So, I’m doing a little series with this baaaassssic white t-shirt. They’re like gold in a wardrobe, after all! A clean, blank canvas to build on. My next handful of posts will include this tshirt & a few different ways you can style it with accessories! .
Let me reiterate for just a moment how much I LOVE to style & inspire people! I love to work with petite women, plus size women, tall women, average women, (all the women!!! And all the men!!) & I’ve had the honor of supporting all of those body types to help them embrace and feel confident with their personal style. That’s what this whole shindig is about, it’s not to build a brand around my face, even though I have no shame putting myself out there. It’s not to show myself off, (which may be hard to believe considering I’m the one in all these pictures, but not for long!) it’s about inspiring you! I hope to show you styles that you can tweak and twist to fit your body type and wardrobe. (And if you can’t do it alone, that’s what I’m here for!) I realize there are endless body types and what I show in my feed doesn’t work for everyone, it isn’t meant to. It IS however, meant to inspire everyone; women of all shapes & sizes and I dream of the day I’m able to feature every body type on my feed! I understand that I’ll be critiqued and my content will be judged, this is social media and that’s the name of the game. But that doesn’t change the heart behind why I do what I do. Right now my business is me and the few people behind the camera working really hard to connect with you and inspire you. From the deepest place in my heart guys, THANK YOU for supporting me! I have been so encouraged and empowered by the community I’ve built here and I am so grateful for every single one of you! SO many great things are ahead! .
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