brilamkin Hello again, Houston. (Goodbye spirit airline, forever. Well except for our returning flight. But THEN, forever) 13h
  •   jessicaevey eeee! my hometown with a heart!!! ️ small world :) 10h
  •   favro Spirit is the worst! I'll never fly them again haha 10h
  •   brilamkin @megakunz nothing major happened it was just an overall uncomfortable experience. 10h
  •   brilamkin @megakunz also my travel partner wouldn't give me the window seat, so. Not the airline's fault but that didn't help. 10h
  •   enemgee I'm in Spring near the Houston Temple with in-laws too for a part of the holidays (going back and forth between here and Galveston). I would love to meet up and take you to lunch sometime if you're free. (I'm one of Carly's old roommates from BYU. We met once. I offered cake. You declined. No hurt feelings.) 10h
  •   brilamkin @enemgee haha that's so funny I totally remember that! I will let you know if I have a free day! :) 10h
  •   kalinjobe @brilamkin / Spirit is the worst. Haha 8h
  •   rebec3112 The one time I flew Spirit, I felt like I was on a greyhound bus. 7h

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brilamkin "We should be loooveeeeeeeersss!" ..."We can't do that." 18h

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brilamkin the trek to family. 2d

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brilamkin He makes it really easy to lay around and do nothing. #thecatfinnegan 3d

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brilamkin Cleaning and packing and of course, Friends. 3d

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brilamkin It's crazy how the internet can be such a happy, beautiful place sometimes. I have had so many incredible STRANGERS reach out to me with so much love and support. A sweet girl named Alma sent me this piece she did of a self portrait of mine from awhile back. I love it so much and getting it in the mail totally brightened my day. 3d

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brilamkin Last day with this little nugget until after the holidays. Sad about it. 3d
  •   kayerickson_ Nanny life, it's the best. 3d
  •   kaylieface I just became a nanny! Any advice? 3d
  •   brittneysarahh You're certainly blessed, it's seems, with that nanny family. I'm also a nanny, actually more like a servant. There is always a problem and apparently I don't do anything right. Oddly enough it has nothing to do with the kids, she wants me to deep clean her house everyday. I'm a work horse. Any advice on finding nanny jobs? Care.com isn't cutting it. 3d
  •   brilamkin @brittneysarahh oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. I have always had good experiences with my nanny families but I have friends that have had awful ones and I just can't imagine. It sounds like no fun at all. I find my jobs through care.com but I remain very picky about the ads I respond to. I can usually tell from someone's listing whether or not they are going to be easy going or just hell to work with. I would suggest, if you stick with that site, to really filter the listings and not respond to every one. Talk with them on the phone and then if it feels right from there, meet in person and make sure your personalities mesh and that you're both on the same page about what is expected of you. But if you aren't happy with the family you're with I would totally suggest moving on. It's not good for the nanny or the family if there is tension. Hope things get better! 3d
  •   brittneysarahh Everything in her post was perfectly fine and when we met she never mentioned all the cleaning I'd be doing. That she trickled in the first week I started. They are the dirtiest people ever. She come home after her husband so the house doesn't look the same as when I leave. It's such a problem that for my own sake I take photos the place before I leave, which is ridiculous. I've been looking for something new for months now and haven't found anything that works yet. I'm trying to push through it until I find something else. I nannied before for 2.5 years and it was great, so this is a bummer. I'm barely with the kids cause I'm always cleaning or doing ALL of their laundry. 3d
  •   brilamkin @brittneysarahh man that totally sucks! Hope you find something new soon cause, yuck! 3d

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brilamkin Today has been so wonderful. Thank you to everyone that took the time to make it special. Messages, calls, texts, gifts, hugs and kind words: I've been showered with a lot of love today. Now I shall settle comfortably into 25. Also I may or may not be watching Moulin Rouge for the second time in a week but that's--whatever. #thecatfinnegan 3d
  •   featherandrhyme your photos make the simplest things magnificent. 3d
  •   brilamkin @featherandrhyme thank you! 3d
  •   bootfullofbooze Cats tail used as stand-in curtain draw string. The crank meow claws system of opening the curtains. 3d
  •   heatherxmartin Glad you had a nice birthday, and there isn't anything wrong with watching MR that often! Lol I was just listening to the soundtrack. 3d
  •   uuittj like 3d

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brilamkin This is 25?! ///// (Psst, I wrote some things about 24 on my blog) #birthdayselfie 4d
  •   minnsmig Happy birthday you inspiring lady Xx 4d
  •   ahoynative Happy birthday! 4d
  •   brookejanette We probably did talk about this last year. I get inordinately excited about birthday twins. :) 4d
  •   myatharp Happy birthday pretty!!! 3d
  •   britsbee Happy happy birthday! You look gorgeous! 3d
  •   citlapple Happy Birthday girl, greetings from México! 3d
  •   chantelmarie Cateye liner is on point! 3d
  •   thecountrybluebird I'm a tad late seeing this.....but happy birthday! 2d

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brilamkin I will never stop taking pictures of the sky. #putabirdonit 6d

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brilamkin Thank you to everyone that made purchases from @beeclosetsale. Just about all the orders were estimated to deliver by Monday the 15th. Which is my birthday, it's almost like I planned it. Also Finn insists on being right next to us at all times even if that means being uncomfortable, so. 7d

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brilamkin Watching the movie that will forever figuratively rip my heart out. 1w
  •   pepperexpress Sometimes I catch my husband singing along! Hehe 1w
  •   shedrinksit One of my favorites. I sing the music from it all the time. 1w
  •   jason_lucas The opera singing moon will always make my life so much better than it is. 1w
  •   justaddbacon (Commenting as the lurker who follows your Instagram and not as your brother in-law) I promise you that I won't post this comment until I have pressed play to sit and watch this movie- inspired by your picture. 1w
  •   brilamkin @justaddbacon whaaaaat. Okay I will bring it with us next week. 7d
  •   brilamkin @justaddbacon wait did you watch it? 7d
  •   jamie_n_ricks This is my FAVORITE!!! I watch it at least once a month. 7d
  •   justaddbacon (Speaking as brother) We ALL should watch it then @jamie_n_ricks @brilamkin I did watch it last night. But it should be said that I am more than down to watch it again when we are in Texas! 7d

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brilamkin Colors that make everything good. 1w

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brilamkin !!!! Finally found something to put over our bed. I also bought more of a summer-y one to switch out later next year. Print is from @artdotcom 1w

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  •   fabybaby Is this a book? Looks like a beautiful book if so 1w
  •   kategiolas You are my idol #sorrynotsorry 1w
  •   brilamkin @fabybaby it's my sketchbook/art book 1w
  •   fabybaby Thanks! It's pretty cool 1w
  •   erindotsmith I just came across your feed and love it. Your photos are beautiful! 1w
  •   minnsmig Do you upload any of your art on your blog or anywhere else online? I love your style (and your whole instagram) Xx 1w
  •   brilamkin @minnsmig I sometimes post a few pictures of it on my blog. But that's it. 1w

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brilamkin Still needs a star. Don't say anything, he's self conscious about it. 1w

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brilamkin Today I am cleaning my little heart away. I keep locking this guy out cause he has a habit of getting in the way. He's really mad about it and is sitting like this so he can rush in whenever I open the door. #crazyeyes 1w
  •   sitisarah15 The walls frame this so perfectly... So adorable 1w
  •   deercircus having a door to shut that keeps bernie out while I'm cleaning/writing/etc. is the deepest longing of my heart. I love her, but she stalks me like a jungle cat. I feel...hunted. 1w
  •   ashlie.rene Hahahah what a cutie 1w
  •   stylebyjodie I have to do the same thing with my dog! Luckily I can just put him on the bed and he can't get off lol. 1w
  •   oliviatokyo I love this little guy and his crazy stares ! - - - - 1w
  •   veronikameyster aw, what a cute little "helper" 1w

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brilamkin I was really sad to leave my warm bed this morning, but that sky though. 2w

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brilamkin Pumpkin bread in the oven and the sound of the dishwasher running. Both of those things make me happy. #bestaudreyfilmever 2w

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brilamkin Gift giving is my favoriiiiite. 2w
  •   blakelyhi such pretty wrapping! 2w
  •   jessicalaff How do you keep your kitty out of the presents? Ours try to eat the paper! 2w
  •   brilamkin @jessicalaff he's actually shown little interest in the tree and the presents. Shocking, seeming as he gets into ev.ery.thing else. 2w
  •   adrianasinke Those are some good looking gifts! 2w
  •   mylittlegarland Same! Ugh, I can't wait to give this Christmas! 2w
  •   megakunz Looks great. Ours will most likely remain bare because of a certain mobile lady. 2w
  •   ktscook Aww man there is just such a difference between a real tree and a fake one. Yours is beautiful! 2w
  •   stylebyjodie Yes! 1w

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