Life has just been so crazy lately, so I’m just over here soaking in all the family time I can. We’ve been trying new eats (to us) and today’s spot was @getcrackshacked. Obviously great fried chicken dishes, but the biscuits with miso-maple butter and birthday cake cookie was b o m b. More days like today, please! #costamesa#fossilpartners
Happy birthday Mom! I loved celebrating you with such a fun and great show tonight!!! When are we going again?! ❤️🍷🍿🧞♂️👸🏻👯♀️💃🏻 #happybirthday#motherdaughter .
Bear with me, internet....
The arts are important. Very, very important. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them...years of dance classes, auditions, scholarships, countless trips to LA & NYC and at least one million sequins. All before the ripe age of 18! (TY mom & dad for allowing it + making it happen.)
Being a spectator in the theatre has not been easy for me. I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m extremely critical. AKA: we sat down in our seats tonight and I immediately thought, “why is the stage so small? How disappointing.” As someone who grew up on the stage - a competitive dance stage for the better part of 10 years - and was a national soloist first place loser, I come by critique and cynicism naturally. Also, I performed on the Fox Theatre stage for some time in the 90s and I know it well. Nonetheless, my critiques were quickly shutdown by the very talented individuals of tonight’s Aladdin performance - by both the performers and the production crew, who seemed to find all the gold lamé of my childhood. Bravo and thank you for restoring a love of something I didn’t even know I had lost. 👏🏻✨ So, the moral of this story is that maybe I’m vain 🙄and I probably think this song is about me💁🏻♀️... but most importantly, it’s my mom’s birthday🎂!! #20yearoldfeelings (Kristen, you’re therapy session has now ended.)
@confidencecon was beautiful, the people were beautiful, @hannahroyceco and her squad worked that, fucking worked that! I’m so grateful to have been a vendor and had the opportunity to attend. Im so grateful to have heard one of the panel speakers share a story that resembled mine, a story I am nowhere near being ready to share myself but hearing someone else be so giving and vulnerable with their story was something I needed more than I can say. So thank you babes, thank you to all of you who came together to vibe in such a magical way.
Olivia has been begging to wear her new fall clothes for weeks but I’ve told her no every time she’s asked because the heat has just been so darn ridiculous. Today when she asked yet again I was just about to let another “no” slip out of my lips, but instead, I thought for a minute and said, “You know what? YES. And I’ll wear some of my fall clothes, too!” The look of pure joy on her little face was just priceless, y’all, and it made me so happy that I had just said yes. We were both so excited to have a change in wardrobe that we decided to bring back the garage door pictures to document it... we haven’t taken a picture like this in almost a year! And we should really do it more often. I guess I should also start saying yes more often as well. ❤️
Once you go lumberjack, you never go (lumber)back 😂 Feel free to axe me about my weekend ⛏🤘🏼 Yesterday involved hurling hatchets, today was all about being a basic witch and decorating for fall 🍁🎃🦇 Head to my insta stories for a peek!
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of two little girls ❤️
happy as a clam!!! ☺️🌾 cloudy & cool Sunday morning walks in our new city, with hot tea in hand + cozied up in my hubby’s high school football sweatshirt. 🧡☺️ these are the days!!! p.s. there’s foraged rosemary in that bag for dinner tomorrow;) #ourgoldenbliss#lovetobehiswife
the architecture here is incredible !!! I am winning Sunday y’all 💃🏾 brunched at @sweetchicklife with @erin.kean , did some solo exploring of the UWS and ~finally~ got my @levainbakery chocolate-chip, walnut cookie and yes, I waited in line for it. 😋
WOWOWOW MY HEART IS SO FULL😭❤️ Spoke at the @dallasgirlgang event this afternoon about authentic influence & am so blown away by all the conversations I had with everyone after 😭 This was my first time speaking at an event & I was SO NERVOUS (that’s why I’m celebrating with a donut YOLO), but it’s so cool how the Lord will use you to speak directly to certain people 🙌🏻 I’ve found so much freedom in being who He has called me to be & letting my weird self show online; I love cultivating that community with others & hope we all continue to strive to be our genuine selves online everyday 👏🏻💃🏻 // THANK YOU to @britebarbeauty for doing my hair & makeup & @asmithbeauty for using your gifts to put together such a great event!😘
One of my biggest phobias is fire. No talking myself out of it.
Sometimes being cold is worse than being scared.
I lit this myself and then realized maybe I could have just put on a pair of socks.
// ending the first weekend of fall the only way i know how ; C H A R C U T E R I E 🥖🧀🍷🥒🍎using delicious spreads from @bonnemaman_ca raspberry on the goat cheese + caramel on apples for dessert! yassss. #bonnemamanca • hope everyone enjoys the rest of their sunday!
Up #ontheblog is a new post; Finding Feminism. No, it’s not a Pixar film (though I will be pitching that), it’s an account on why feminism’s such a big part of my life. And the words look real nice sitting on my new website! Go and have a look! Link’s in my bio x