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“Pretend you’re writing something and smile.” - Working photo styled by 6 year old. 👒

“Pretend you’re writing something and smile.” - Working photo styled by 6 year old. 👒

With everything going on in the world + everything going on in my tiny little grain of sand portion of the world, things have felt heavy lately. The only thing I feel that I truly have control of is my gratitude and you can bet your ass I am taking full advantage of that everyday. 
Today I am grateful for: ✔️my best friend since childhood who understands what fills my soul + is always willing to explore it with me ✔️an incredible job and awesome boss that despite being the week before the first show of 2018, let me take a mental health day to re-energize and recharge
✔️a husband who will talk and hug me through all of my fears, dreams + ideas at 10 pm despite having to wake up at 4 am to catch the first train
✔️simon hugs ...and so much more 💡

With everything going on in the world + everything going on in my tiny little grain of sand portion of the world, things have felt heavy lately. The only thing I feel that I truly have control of is my gratitude and you can bet your ass I am taking full advantage of that everyday. Today I am grateful for: ✔️my best friend since childhood who understands what fills my soul + is always willing to explore it with me ✔️an incredible job and awesome boss that despite being the week before the first show of 2018, let me take a mental health day to re-energize and recharge ✔️a husband who will talk and hug me through all of my fears, dreams + ideas at 10 pm despite having to wake up at 4 am to catch the first train ✔️simon hugs ...and so much more 💡

Hope you all had a lovely Wednesday!💙✈

Hope you all had a lovely Wednesday!💙✈

SPRING PRETZEL BITES 🌻🌸🌞
Nothing makes me happier than the beginning of spring. These easy sweet & salty snacks are perfect for the start of spring and only require 3 simple ingredients 👉🏻https://princesspinkygirl.com/spring-flower-pretzel-bites/ 🌸 #spring #flowers #pretzel #candymelts #flowerpower #springtime #instaflowers #sopretty #wiltoncakes #flowerstagram #flowermagic #easter #easterdessert #buzzfeedfood#instayum #foodie #TODAYfood #FOODWINEWOMEN #feedfeed#instafood #buzzfeast #yahoofood #foodstagram #huffposttaste #dailyfoodpic #thekitchn #thatsdarling #beautifulfood #abmlifeisbeautiful #princesspinkygirl

SPRING PRETZEL BITES 🌻🌸🌞 Nothing makes me happier than the beginning of spring. These easy sweet & salty snacks are perfect for the start of spring and only require 3 simple ingredients 👉🏻https://princesspinkygirl.com/spring-flower-pretzel-bites/ 🌸 #spring #flowers #pretzel #candymelts #flowerpower #springtime #instaflowers #sopretty #wiltoncakes #flowerstagram #flowermagic #easter #easterdessert #buzzfeedfood#instayum #foodie #TODAYfood #FOODWINEWOMEN #feedfeed#instafood #buzzfeast #yahoofood #foodstagram #huffposttaste #dailyfoodpic #thekitchn #thatsdarling #beautifulfood #abmlifeisbeautiful #princesspinkygirl

Shortly after taking this idyllic photo, something dramatic, something that grabbed my attention and would not allow me to look away, happened at the Harbour Town Pier... the sun set.:) #TheWorldIsFullOfSimpleBeauty
#NoDramaNeeded
#TravelPhotography

Shortly after taking this idyllic photo, something dramatic, something that grabbed my attention and would not allow me to look away, happened at the Harbour Town Pier... the sun set.:) #TheWorldIsFullOfSimpleBeauty #NoDramaNeeded #TravelPhotography

The excitement when I snagged this bag last summer ...I’m still in love with it today! Might buy some of the other colors  this time around 🙌😍 #liveherstyle

The excitement when I snagged this bag last summer ...I’m still in love with it today! Might buy some of the other colors this time around 🙌😍 #liveherstyle

Forever can’t get enough of pastel tones 🤗⭐️✨
I’m currently working on some sketches for a new collab (!!!) & all the colors I choose instinctively are soft pinks, lavenders and mints 🤩 ...Go figure!
📸: @forloveandlemons

Forever can’t get enough of pastel tones 🤗⭐️✨ I’m currently working on some sketches for a new collab (!!!) & all the colors I choose instinctively are soft pinks, lavenders and mints 🤩 ...Go figure! 📸: @forloveandlemons

First day of preschool was a success! 🤓
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Finn was smiling when we said our goodbyes this morning and he was still smiling when we picked him up. 👶🏻I swear if he could talk he would have told us about all the fun things he did today. He babbled the whole way home.
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@primroseschools 🐓made the transition so easy for everyone. Not just Finn. It looks like he's going to be in really good hands 🙏🏽

First day of preschool was a success! 🤓 . Finn was smiling when we said our goodbyes this morning and he was still smiling when we picked him up. 👶🏻I swear if he could talk he would have told us about all the fun things he did today. He babbled the whole way home. . @primroseschools 🐓made the transition so easy for everyone. Not just Finn. It looks like he's going to be in really good hands 🙏🏽

Suns out + I’m all about the pastels. Let’s chit chat about this $30 sweater shall we!? It’s completely cozy, it can go off the shoulder + the color could not be more 🙌🏼 http://liketk.it/2uJQm #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltkshoecrush #ltkunder50 #ltkunder25 #springstyle 📷 @vivaluxphotography #abmlifeisbeautiful

Suns out + I’m all about the pastels. Let’s chit chat about this $30 sweater shall we!? It’s completely cozy, it can go off the shoulder + the color could not be more 🙌🏼 http://liketk.it/2uJQm #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltkshoecrush #ltkunder50 #ltkunder25 #springstyle 📷 @vivaluxphotography #abmlifeisbeautiful

Wrapping up this sweet newborn session and this photo reminded me that sometimes those first few weeks can be especially hard for dads/partners. The mom and baby bond is pretty rock solid from the get-go, especially when breastfeeding is involved. Some dads have said they feel a little left out, or like they just can't soothe baby the way mom can. I know from our personal experience that I needed to make a conscious effort to LET GO and let my husband get his bonding time in too. (But let's be real, after a few hours of cluster feeding I was ready for some "alone time"! And yes, I put "alone time" in quotes because what is that again?? 😂) Skin-to-skin time was one of our favorite baby-bonding activities. What about you all? Anyone out there have experience with feeling like an outsider with the new baby around? Or maybe you've got some rockin' bonding tips to share? ⠀
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#lifestyle #lifestylephotographer #lifestylenewborn #clickinmoms #letthembelittle #letthekids #candidchildhood #abmlifeisbeautiful #momtog #okc #oklahomacityphotographer #oklahomaphotographer #okcfamilyphotographer #oklahomanewbornphotographer #405 #dearphotographer #simplymamahood #thesincerestoryteller #lifewellcaptured #thehonestlens #huffpostparents #fatherhood #dailyparenting #fedisbest #mooreok #mooreokphotographer

Wrapping up this sweet newborn session and this photo reminded me that sometimes those first few weeks can be especially hard for dads/partners. The mom and baby bond is pretty rock solid from the get-go, especially when breastfeeding is involved. Some dads have said they feel a little left out, or like they just can't soothe baby the way mom can. I know from our personal experience that I needed to make a conscious effort to LET GO and let my husband get his bonding time in too. (But let's be real, after a few hours of cluster feeding I was ready for some "alone time"! And yes, I put "alone time" in quotes because what is that again?? 😂) Skin-to-skin time was one of our favorite baby-bonding activities. What about you all? Anyone out there have experience with feeling like an outsider with the new baby around? Or maybe you've got some rockin' bonding tips to share? ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #lifestyle #lifestylephotographer #lifestylenewborn #clickinmoms #letthembelittle #letthekids #candidchildhood #abmlifeisbeautiful #momtog #okc #oklahomacityphotographer #oklahomaphotographer #okcfamilyphotographer #oklahomanewbornphotographer #405 #dearphotographer #simplymamahood #thesincerestoryteller #lifewellcaptured #thehonestlens #huffpostparents #fatherhood #dailyparenting #fedisbest #mooreok #mooreokphotographer

Have you seen my @colourpopcosmetics haul video yet? I’m sharing my first EVER products purchased from CP, doing swatches, talking about what I like and don’t like (there are def some hits and misses), and also sharing a tutorial using some of the products I bought. Link is in my bio! 💖
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#colourpop #colourpopcosmetics #colourpopcult #kathleenlights #supershockshadows #lipstickjunkie #crueltyfree #crueltyfreemakeup #crueltyfreebeauty #pinkhair #pastelhair #mermaidhair #unicornhair #unicorntribe #colorfulhair #makeupblogger #makeuptutorials #colorfull #makeupblog #beautyguru #makeupvideo #makeupvideos #beautyvlogger #makeuplooks #liquidlipstick #make4glam #makeupguru #makeuphaul #makeupreview #makeuptips

Have you seen my @colourpopcosmetics haul video yet? I’m sharing my first EVER products purchased from CP, doing swatches, talking about what I like and don’t like (there are def some hits and misses), and also sharing a tutorial using some of the products I bought. Link is in my bio! 💖 ••••• #colourpop #colourpopcosmetics #colourpopcult #kathleenlights #supershockshadows #lipstickjunkie #crueltyfree #crueltyfreemakeup #crueltyfreebeauty #pinkhair #pastelhair #mermaidhair #unicornhair #unicorntribe #colorfulhair #makeupblogger #makeuptutorials #colorfull #makeupblog #beautyguru #makeupvideo #makeupvideos #beautyvlogger #makeuplooks #liquidlipstick #make4glam #makeupguru #makeuphaul #makeupreview #makeuptips

Today’s beautiful warm day was totally strange/scary but I can’t deny that a big part of me was absolutely loving it. If you have the winter blues than you understand that when this season rolls around, no matter how hard you try or put up a positive front, something simply doesn’t feel right. I’ve been in a fog the last few days & today I felt like myself again.....Even if it was only a day, it was all I needed to bring some light back in. Today was just a tease, but it was a lovely reminder that many more gorgeous days are ahead; ones filled w. pretty parties, romantic weddings, inspiring connections & travel adventures💕
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I’m so thankful my career keeps me motivated, inspired & includes plenty of lovely flowers! 🌸🌷🌞

Today’s beautiful warm day was totally strange/scary but I can’t deny that a big part of me was absolutely loving it. If you have the winter blues than you understand that when this season rolls around, no matter how hard you try or put up a positive front, something simply doesn’t feel right. I’ve been in a fog the last few days & today I felt like myself again.....Even if it was only a day, it was all I needed to bring some light back in. Today was just a tease, but it was a lovely reminder that many more gorgeous days are ahead; ones filled w. pretty parties, romantic weddings, inspiring connections & travel adventures💕 • I’m so thankful my career keeps me motivated, inspired & includes plenty of lovely flowers! 🌸🌷🌞

“Simply Dried” Simply Nature Collection🍃🌸🍃#rawearthartistry #wherebeautymeetssimplicity

“Simply Dried” Simply Nature Collection🍃🌸🍃#rawearthartistry #wherebeautymeetssimplicity

Our first piece of artwork hung up in our house! Last week I went by the old house and it is now officially a hole in the found 😭 I miss the old house, but each day our house feels more like home 🏡

Our first piece of artwork hung up in our house! Last week I went by the old house and it is now officially a hole in the found 😭 I miss the old house, but each day our house feels more like home 🏡

Life’s too short to having boring hair 💖 So excited to have my pink hair back!!! 😆🙌🏽🎉
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#hairxkristen #pinkhair #pinkhairdontcare #violetvoltlipsense #violetvolt #lipsensedistributor #colorful #colorfulhair #pink #mypinkworld #abmlifeiscolorful #abmhappylife #abmlifeisbeautiful #beautyblogger #fashion #whatiwore #theeverydayproject #flashesofdelight

Life’s too short to having boring hair 💖 So excited to have my pink hair back!!! 😆🙌🏽🎉 . . . . . . . . #hairxkristen #pinkhair #pinkhairdontcare #violetvoltlipsense #violetvolt #lipsensedistributor #colorful #colorfulhair #pink #mypinkworld #abmlifeiscolorful #abmhappylife #abmlifeisbeautiful #beautyblogger #fashion #whatiwore #theeverydayproject #flashesofdelight

Yellow ignites happiness! Just can't help but smile ear to ear when wearing this mustard yellow blouse. 💛 Sharing this outfit and four other early spring styles over on Joyfully So today (link in bio). Hope y'all have a lovely day! http://liketk.it/2uJOu #liketkit @liketoknow.it

Yellow ignites happiness! Just can't help but smile ear to ear when wearing this mustard yellow blouse. 💛 Sharing this outfit and four other early spring styles over on Joyfully So today (link in bio). Hope y'all have a lovely day! http://liketk.it/2uJOu #liketkit @liketoknow.it

I held a jewel in my fingers And went to sleep. The day was warm, and winds were prosy; I said: "'T will keep." I woke and chid my honest fingers,— The gem was gone; And now an amethyst remembrance Is all I own. - Emily Dickinson #ElegantlyBold

I held a jewel in my fingers And went to sleep. The day was warm, and winds were prosy; I said: "'T will keep." I woke and chid my honest fingers,— The gem was gone; And now an amethyst remembrance Is all I own. - Emily Dickinson #ElegantlyBold

Eva took this photo of me today. It’s been her constant viewpoint of me these past two days. I’ve been working 15 hr days and it’s not because I have tons to do - it’s because I’m incredibly inspired!
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I create from an inspired place. I work from an inspired place.  And if I’m feeling low or drained, I don’t work at all.
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Being an #entrepreneur gives me the option to flex with my natural instincts.. not to mention, working in bed with my adorable baby girl beside me.
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Gratitude in abundance 🙏🏻😇

Eva took this photo of me today. It’s been her constant viewpoint of me these past two days. I’ve been working 15 hr days and it’s not because I have tons to do - it’s because I’m incredibly inspired! . I create from an inspired place. I work from an inspired place. And if I’m feeling low or drained, I don’t work at all. . Being an #entrepreneur gives me the option to flex with my natural instincts.. not to mention, working in bed with my adorable baby girl beside me. . Gratitude in abundance 🙏🏻😇

Trying something new with almond flour muffins. It's actually just ground almonds... Love that! Simple! Clean! No stomach upset!

Have you tried baking with alternative flours? I was pleasantly surprised! 
Will pop the recipe in the comments!

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Trying something new with almond flour muffins. It's actually just ground almonds... Love that! Simple! Clean! No stomach upset! Have you tried baking with alternative flours? I was pleasantly surprised! Will pop the recipe in the comments! XO S♥️

“The only way round is through.
The best way out is always through.
Freedom lies in being bold.” Robert Frost

“The only way round is through. The best way out is always through. Freedom lies in being bold.” Robert Frost

From yesterday morning’s window install at the @900shops for @luxurygaragesale! So exciting to work on this and see it come to life 🤗 (not the final display LOL)

From yesterday morning’s window install at the @900shops for @luxurygaragesale! So exciting to work on this and see it come to life 🤗 (not the final display LOL)

Some of my favorite coffee table books right now! 📚 Learning from creative ladies (both past & present) is a huge source of inspiration for me.

Some of my favorite coffee table books right now! 📚 Learning from creative ladies (both past & present) is a huge source of inspiration for me.