Current family favorite .... just playin’, but he really is the sweetest, and just the quietest little thing. 💙(This helps offset the sounds from the toddlers running around ALL day!)
We’re in full effect and in the swing of things at home. Our routine is on point (for now), and the girls are really good with him.
That’s what’s good over in our neck of the woods. What are you up to today?! I’m contemplating taking little man out for a ride in the stroller now that fall weather is here! 🍁🍂
Mama Bear and Little Bear outfits are from @lovedbyhannahandeli ❤️❤️
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I love my little “comfort zone” but it’s regularly too safe. I’m finding that a missed opportunity feels worse than what joy a seized one brings you.
So, I said YES! This past weekend I spoke to 100 UNL athletes on the importance of dressing for success. A concept I’ve learned over the many industries I’ve worked in.
I may not have brought the house down 🤣, but for the first time in a long time I spoke with some confidence regarding a topic that I was sure of. Of course I was relieved when I finished, but the feeling of challenging myself and doing something I would’ve typically ran away from is oh so sweet! Courage over fear ✨
Oh and don’t mind the “ums” and script reading. I’m still learning 😉
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#ad My giveaway for a free item from @caseapp may be over... BUT I have good news! Use code CFRISELLA20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase on caseapp.com ! Choose from their amazing selection of designs OR design your own!
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Who doesn’t love shopping? And since I’m opening an online store tomorrow, sometimes I’m tempted to keep my own inventory 🙈 Although I can’t do that, I have @relovv to help me out. @relovv is an app marketplace where you can sell old clothing. Their mission is to #ReduceReuseRelovv 🤗 Check my story to learn more!
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FASHION // Yesterday was such a fun day y’all! I can’t wait to keep pushing through this week, and knocking out that to-do list! There’s finally a life update over on VINOINTHEVILLAGE.COM [ #linkinbio ] 💫 // I’m also sharing this adorable dress from @kimandproper with y’all! It comes in multiple colors and the drop waist is so flattering! Use the Code: PARSONS20 for 20% off your entire order at @kimandproper 💕
. SHOP 📱 : download the @liketoknow.it app and search: “EMILYVDW”
Stop growing my little guy. Oh yeah...we caved and now he’s allowed on the couch 🙄. ⠀
He is getting so big and I’m not sure how I feel about it. His favorite spots to nap include under the kitchen table, in front of the fireplace and snuggling with our big throw pillows.
It has taken me a long road to come back to this girl who doesn’t care and will do whatever she wants through blogging. Because it is a place where you want people to read your words, follow and like your stuff. And it seems like to do that you have to be doing what everyone else is doing. I am not about that. As we already know. But it wasn’t even just that it was here I am sharing myself, sharing my blog and I felt so isolated. I noticed that some just view me, view my stories(yes I see you! Hi! But doubt you are reading this) and not a lot of connection was being made. I was left frustrated, a little creeped out and empty. Esp. after being super honest and heart on my sleeve. So I began to pull myself away and went back to the stone age of making real connections, spending less of my life online and not sharing as much. But still doing what I want to do which is share stories and be creative || There’s a new blog post where I talk about disconnecting and reconnecting this Fall #linkinbio. .
Currently crushing on this color-block chenille cutie! 😍💕
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You guys will be seeing hubby in most of the vaca pics 🤗 it’s about him too 😉 btw, this is Hagop! My best friend, my partner in crime, my everything! ❤️
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Five Days of Happy, Day 2:
Just last week I was telling a friend about how, once upon a time, immediately following Dad’s death, visiting places I’d once been with him was difficult. My breath would catch. I’d “remember when” but not in a fond way. Tears pooled while thinking “what if”.
As time has passed, there are few places left that I haven’t revisited since the accident. When it does seldomly happen, I’m able to stroll down memory lane with a smile. Lots of time and healing between then and now.
This past weekend included an overnight trip to St. Louis, where we decided to visit the Arch. I hadn’t been up since the mid nineties, with my parents and brother.
The yellow dot (pictured) is from an updated lobby area, complete with a United States map. It caught Miller’s attention, and we followed the rivers and dotted trails - Lewis & Clark, California, Oregon, etc - for a while. The museum and elevators are updated as well. The windows at the top, however, are the exact same. Those windows are what took me back. -
I recalled our Arch photos from the 90s, and we posed for current ones. Much after the fact, going through the pics on my phone, what appears in the shot with me and Miller?...but a green streak. Not just the telltale green dot that I associate with Dad, but a streak, as if he’s waving, or something like that.
The Arch holds a happy collection of memories, both old and new. Happiness with the family I was born into and with the one I’ve helped to create. Happiness in noticing Dad even through death’s divide. Happiness in having a memory of him with his grandson, in a way. Happiness. So much happiness. 😊
When you both are on the same page looking at the same dream!!🙌🏼 We are so dang excited to announce that we are launching our @indywinechats podcast and website October 1st!! Then we turn around on October 4th and host a fun styling event @evereveofficial at @shophamiltontc where you can shop, drink wine and save 15%!!! We would love to meet you all and hope to see you there!! Thanks for following our journey and being a part of our lives!!!♥️♥️
Good Morning from me and my sunroom ☀️ New blog post on thrifting is up! Link in bio.. 🌹
So this is the first set of furniture we bought as a couple. ❤️ Grant actually picked it out! Martha Stewart Collection originally $1,400 and we got it for $400 off of Craigslist. .
The plant is a fake and was thrifted locally 🌿
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💕 Shop’s CLOSED today but we’ll be open tomorrow from 12-7p. 💕
Feeling all the fall vibes 🍂🍁
Who says fashion needs to be expensive... my outfit today is surprisingly affordable and I’m sharing all the details on the blog today. Linked in my profile. 📸 @janetdphotography
TEMPORARY ISSUE - Instagram blocked my video cause of the background music, so it is not up yet 😭
✨NEW VLOG POST✨
Finally got the Denver Vlog up on my IGTV channel just so I can go back next week and make another! This time I’ll be traveling for work, but who says I can’t get a little exploring in too🧘🏽♀️
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We have so many exciting things coming your way including the launch of @indywinechats as a podcast NEXT week and our event with @evereveofficial on Thursday, Oct 4 from 6-9pm at @shophamiltontc. At that event, we’ll be showcasing our favorite fall styles from Evereve, sharing wine with you from @smithdevereuxwines, and you’ll get to save 15% off your purchase! It doesn’t get much better than that 😘🍷
Where are all my mommas at?! The ones reheating up their coffee. Rewashing that same load of laundry you forgot to switch to the dryer yesterday. Changing another diaper. Feeding a baby. Doing the dishes AGAIN. And wondering how they can destroy a room in the literal 60 seconds you were in the bathroom.
I know you’re out there! Rocking the same shirt as yesterday and some dry shampoo. I see you! I am you! Telling myself I’ll try to be a better mom tomorrow. I’ll put my phone down. Play on the floor more. I’ll plan some fun activity. Maybe plan a date night with the hubby. And not feed my child chicken nuggets for the fifth lunch in a row. (But hey, he likes them!)
That’s motherhood. And let me tell you, you’re a good mom. Your children adore you! Your husband deeply loves you! And you can give yourself grace! BELIEVE ALL THAT!! Even if dinner is burnt or you end most nights on the couch, watching Netflix and scrolling your phone, with your man. You are adored and deeply loved, momma, just for who you are!!!! Believe those truths today!
Can’t stop wearing this denim skirt! Do you like the trend? And still wearing my fave summer espadrilles because I love them! Happy Tuesday friends! Shop link in bio.
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You were made for this. You’re struggling right now, maybe you barely made it out of bed, but you got this and you were made for this.
We all struggle with finding and living in our purpose. Seeing everyone’s highlight reel daily just makes it easier for the comparisons and self-doubt to creep in and say “you’re not ___ enough.” But you are.
What does living in your purpose look like to you?
Let me start by saying day 3 of Rory sleeping through the night 😳 she’s spoiling me and I’m scared it’s just a phase.... On another note today on the blog I’m sharing my top fall nail polish picks!!! What are your favorites!? Comment below and let me know!! #firstname.lastname@example.org#LTKsalealert#LTKstyletip#LTKbeauty#LTKunder50 Shop my daily looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app
Feeling under the weather calls for the largest hoops I own courtesy of @fashionnova 💋
1 162 hours ago
Collagen by @collagenforher has become part of my morning routine and I enjoy it in my #coffee every morning! I feel empowered knowing I am striving to feel like the best and healthiest version of myself 🙌🏼
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in ours body and helps aid in skincare, thinning of hair, poor digestion, and joint pain. We start producing less collagen at age 12 and the production continues to decrease into adulthood.
#collagenforher powder supplement is made specifically for women and their needs 💪🏼It’s dairy free, sugar free, gluten free, and made with Non-GMO ingredients. I highly recommend trying this collagen supplement in your coffee or smoothie... it’s tasteless!! As much as I workout, eat healthy and take care of myself this collagen supplement has made such a positive difference ❤️
2 262 hours ago
A new life lately (& outfit combo) is up on the blog. It feels like such an achievement now when I get a new post up even though I used to share them every other day (pre-motherhood) on @sistersmarie 🤷🏼♀️ Guys, I’m lucky if I shower regularly, let alone take outfit photos, k? 😂 Today I’m recapping the first weekend of Fall and sharing a few cooler weather closet pieces I’m excited to add into the rotation 🍁🍂 Link is 👆🏻 #kaitlately
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Church on Tuesday morning. 🍂 Hello, It’s 2018 ~ I love podcast and today I listened about Nurturing and heard the stories from Romans. Just because you can’t make it to “church “ on Sunday morning doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make time. On my morning drives to Indy I have about an hour + in my car and I like to listen to different podcast. The next time I’m off and home on a Sunday is the middle of November (2 months away). I found a women’s bible study that I plan to listen to weekly on my drives in the morning, drinking coffee and Cooper riding in the passenger seat. I highly recommend ~ my heart and mind is ready for the day now. 🍂 any suggestions on podcast I should add to my list ? I love listening to @wellfedwomen & @partyinmyplants ~~> today I listened to the women’s bible study led by Katie MacDiarmid at Creekside •
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Last few days got hit with some warm temps🌞 so I brought out the sandals one last time till spring✌. Gonna miss you! Now on to boots season👢🙌🏻!
❤Cardigans over a basic tee are my go-to outfits for fall and winter🙌🏻, and I love a good pink cardigan😍. Fave tee is available in multiple colors and sizes, $17 and fits TTS. 💕This exact cardi is no longer stocked, 👉found an almost identical pink cardi for under $25! ✔Linked it and other similar cardigans and the rest of this outfit to shop at link in my profile and at www.kindasortasimple.com/shop-my-instagram
💕Have a great Tuesday!💕
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First sweater of the season. 🍂 Lets do this Tuesday! 🙏🏽
Make it a strong one! ☕️ Lots to do today on the to-do list—including getting my hair done with the amazing @hairby_kenzieb 💗
Boots are from @target and are under $40! 🙌🏼 Anyone else loving this cowgirl boot trend going on!? #imhereforit#ootd
My new favorite sweater for fall! I find myself gravitating to this color this year. 💛
2 182 hours ago
So I am thinking of you just add a little cardigan this would be the perfect holiday outfit. Oh boy I really don’t want to be thinking about Xmas and winter.... I am just in LOVE with this @jcrewfactory tee. The cherry print and sequins are too adorable to resist. Link in bio for outfit details
Being the responsible adult that I am, I have a cleaning schedule that includes pulling the duvet cover off of the duvet (this is no small task) and washing the cover once a month.
I’ve done it, maybe, twice in the last year.
But, being the responsible adult that I am, one of those times was last week.
And since then, the cover has sat in a heap on the floor. Albeit, a clean heap.
And since the duvet no longer had its cover on, I took the opportunity and washed it too.
All around, I’m calling this a win. Duvet heap on my floor and all.
1 93 hours ago
Did you see my IG stories yesterday? I shared that I have a ⭐️new account⭐️ for my upcoming (& hopefully ongoing) closet sale! Head over to @middlegirlshop and follow along (nothing posted yet 🤓) but I’m doing a giveaway for those that are following sometime soon! And if you don’t care about that, here’s a pic of me not watching my toddler eating dirt 🤷🏼♀️😂👶🏼
Naturalizing your look with Cool Greens Accessories 💚🍏🎾🌲🐉🍵✅
1 245 hours ago
Today I clicked the REFRESH button💫
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“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbie Fields #mondaymotivation 💕
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Day Dreaming about Summer's Vacation... Where did you spend yours? ☀️🏖🏖🌊