etst Got a little too quiet in the girls' room. "Whatcha doing in there?"
"Nella's hair. Come look."
1d
  •   5auroras Her life size dollie! 19h
  •   s.hoffman And then your heart melted... 17h
  •   heatherklanier Can you please teach a course? "How to make your life look amazing with just your iPhone?" Seriously, I'm amazed by your eye. 16h
  •   thisisisla85 @etst When I used to read your blog a few years ago you had a music playlist. I noticed it's no longer there. What happened? I'd really like to hear some of those songs again. 16h
  •   chantetay @thisisisla85 oh yeah. I loved the playlist too. 13h
  •   house054 Love everything about this. 12h
  •   etst @thisisisla85 @chantetay I think I have that playlist saved somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it up so I can at least email the link. On spotify now and love it. 7h
  •   thisisisla85 @etst I would love an emailed link if you are able to dig it up. If you can't find it that's ok too, but if you are able to I would appreciate it so much. 7h

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2d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Escaping noise and finding peace in a different kind of chaos. New post on the blog.
And so happy it's Friday!
2d
  •   beppa_1 What a pretty pier 2d
  •   keiraz74 Our piers have 4 feet of snow on them ... This picture makes me smile!! :) 2d
  •   andreamful Such a gorgeous photo! 2d
  •   suzziepie 1d
  •   lisamcryderman I recognize this place. You recommended it to me last spring break. It was lovely. 1d
  •   jesleetripau Holy cute. 1d
  •   shargirl72 I love the simple beauty of this photo. X 17h
  •   dashandbella hot damn, your photos are stunning. xoxo 2h

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etst "We organize our circumstances into stories, stories we pick up along the way and carry with us.

Stories that declare, 'I'm lacking.' 'Why me?' stories. 'I'm alone' stories. 'What will I amount to?' stories.
Stories about who we should be.

Or think we are.

They are interior maps whose familiar roads we travel. Over and over. Yet when we apprehend these maps, these stories, these patterns...we awaken and rise, as it were, to a new perspective, to new possibilities." ~Jean-Pierre Weill
To awakening and rising and new possibilities.
2d

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etst Moody blues 2d
  •   tnmfg Wanted to go to the beach today, so badly. Happy to see it, though. 2d
  •   ainmag Trade you some white snow for some white sand!!!! Please? 2d
  •   talleenaggie Naples, FL today @dhygsarahmarie Take me with you 2d
  •   dhygsarahmarie @talleenaggie tell Dr A you need a week off! 2d
  •   talleenaggie Hah! @dhygsarahmarie he would kill me! He's already stressing over the eventual two weeks for surgery. 2d
  •   flowerpatchfarmgirl Yes. This shot is everything. 2d
  •   mandyboles Beautiful! Ready for some of that warm Florida weather to hit MS! 2d
  •   digthischick Stunner!!!! Seriously. Still cant stop laughing about her words today. Can't wait to see you guys soon. 2d

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2d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Peter Pan found his shadow. 2d
  •   figwittage 2d
  •   angela.doran Swoon 2d
  •   sarahlicmom xo wonderful boy! 2d
  •   malilmikk Heart stolen. 2d
  •   emily_guinn 2d
  •   lifedivine "Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!" This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end." 2d
  •   nobigdillkaty Whew. So glad. 2d
  •   claucotro @ahled adoro 17h

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4d etst
Video Kelle Hampton
etst Name dropping. 4d

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etst Watching "big trucks." Except he doesn't exactly say trucks. @$&!* 4d
  •   brookiebrooke31 I use to ask my kids to say Beau and Charlotte (family friends) and it sounded like...Bull Sh!t. I have the maturity level of a 14 yr-old school boy. #beavisandbuttheadlaugh 3d
  •   baileykcoleman My now-three-year-old little cousin said "ten f*ckers" instead of "ten fingers" when she was learning to talk. 3d
  •   laliruss Haha yah I had a couple of those... 3d
  •   va_jj Yes! 3d
  •   va_jj My nephew lived "Percy" from Thomas the Train....I would request him go say "I Love Percy" because,....figure it out 3d
  •   ozarkmamadeer Hahahaha 3d
  •   limpoak1 Haha, my almost 3 year old is emphatic that truck starts with an f...can't get him to say it any other way and the more we emphasize the tr sound the more he emphasizes the f sound. We have decided that we just shouldn't make a big deal out if it. We repeat truck correctly once and move on. One day he will self correct. 3d
  •   tammisalas I say truck a lot, too. Seriously. :-0 3d

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4d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Fifty Shades of Pink. 4d

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etst A scene from dinner last night:
Me: "His hair looks shorter." (slow motion horror movie head turn towards Brett) "You didn't CUT IT, did you?!?"
Brett: "Yeah. Um, a little bit off the back after his shower today." Me: 🐉
Brett:
The .
(We made up )
It's just hair.
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  •   lissmiss @caldid :) funny, reminded me of you 4d
  •   va_jj Cut it! 4d
  •   happythis Hahaha! 4d
  •   5auroras So much drama! I'm focusing on the perfect bubble placement and cracking up at everyone's emoji's. Y'all are awesome with them....I would have never used those combos, but I will now! 4d
  •   chrissygee_14 Love this 4d
  •   annermoore @kecarr72 my oldest son, Archie (who has Ds), also had cancer. He was born with transient leukemia and developed true leukemia when he was around 18 mos and I was pregnant with twins. We shaved Archie's head when he began treatment because I didn't want to see his sweet baby curls falling out in clumps. I remember wanting to cry, but not doing so. Even that haircut was part of his journey. So , sister! Perspective. 4d
  •   laura_bellomo_ Probably for the best, but I hope he saved a lock! 3d
  •   nobigdillkaty encore!! 2d

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etst Magic light, Lainey's gems and the closest thing I've found to the amazing Le Labo Santal 33--this essential oil blend from Anthro. The sexiest combo of earthy/leathery/smokey/sultry/let's-make-out. Also Lainey made up a game called "Gems" which, from what I've been instructed so far, involves holding gems and staring at gems and tossing gems in your hand and then trading them. Riveting and complex. 5d
  •   stacieeburke Haha my girls love gems!!! I find them all over the house 5d
  •   katherinewadl @millervoigt I think you'd like following this lady. Style compatibility. 5d
  •   leishell Fun game 5d
  •   millervoigt I love her house! @katherinewadl thanks for thinking of me. 5d
  •   jamiekrugauthor I was at Anthro yesterday and saw his, but didn't stop to sniff (arms too full of clothes!)... Will have to make sure I do next time I'm in there (sooo..... Next week -- at the latest). #somanyparenthesis #alltheelipses 5d
  •   mrscooper811 I read this twice as "germs" both times...hello elementary schoolteacher during cold season. Maybe I'm paranoid 5d
  •   kuliokugs I wanna play gems now 4d
  •   5auroras Gems gems everywhere at our house too! Every year at Christmas, I give my family members one gift that is just from me...this year it was a gem that I hand-selected for each of them. It was a big hit! We put ours out in the moon light each full moon 4d

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5d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Climbing the local peace sign 5d

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6d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Pajama Glama Oscar wrap on the blog. And good stuff tucked behind all those jewels and dresses and sparkles, like Graham Moore's speech: "So in this brief time here, what I want to use it to do is to say this: When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different, and I felt like I did not belong. And now I’m standing here. So, I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird, or she’s different, or she feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different." I'll always love the Oscars. 6d

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6d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst She's wearing @gapkids pajamas, mall rhinestone jewels, vintage plastic click-clack shoes and she's "happy just to be nominated." 6d

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6d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst This tradition gets more fun every year. (Great printable Oscar ballot on @glitterguide site) ️lame Oscar fill-in emoji 6d

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7d etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Countdown to Oscars begins.
Planning our Pajama Glama Party accessories. "Mom, can we go to the dollar store today and get more diamonds?" I heard Reese Witherspoon shops at the same place for her red carpet jewels. #whoknew
(@carcryder @goodmorninggoblins you better be on Twitter fashion patrol with us tonight)
7d

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1w etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Thinking a lot lately about the dichotomy of Creative Self/Independent Woman vs. Mom Who Breathes Love for Her Children in Everything She Does--and how these two halves naturally intersect so often.
And then I found this tonight from some all-the-feels stuff I wrote just a few days after Dash was born. I still feel every bit of it:
You know, we've come a long way as women. Our culture recognizes and celebrates our accomplishments, talents and unique gifts far more than it did fifty years ago. Much good has come from voices for feminism, and today we talk a lot about recognizing and valuing our identity outside of motherhood. I know that's important. I have no doubt that if I didn't have children, I would have found fulfilment and happiness in other things and I wouldn't have been any less of a woman or lover or nurturer as I am today as the mother of three.

But I can also say that I am an independent woman who is completely and utterly in love with motherhood--so much that yes, my identity is and forever will be intertwined with this gift--being their mother. ...we can be both.
1w

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etst chugga chugga choo🚞 1w

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etst Morning light and dance. 1w

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1w etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Without imagination:
Life is complicated, confusing, exhausting.
With imagination:
Life is complex, intriguing, so completely beautiful. ...happy friday.
1w

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1w etst
Normal Kelle Hampton
etst Friday faves on the blog today: Inexpensive girlfriend gifts and easy wall art (wrapping paper eye chart, $4 ️). 1w
  •   bri_reyes1 Shout out! Ophthalmic tech here! 1w
  •   lbluemel The Paper Source is one of my all time favorites!!! I can wander around forever. And buy LOTS of happy things. 1w
  •   jaxtixnbrix I can't believe that's wallpaper! 1w
  •   this.is.for.real My new favorite paper goods store! I have to 'settle' for the online version because the nearest physical store is in NYC, 200 miles downstate from me. lol Luckily, the online version seems to be just as fabulous as the store you visited by the sounds of it. 1w
  •   bundlesofbliss Love Paper Source too!! 1w
  •   dianneds Love Paper Source. When I moved out of Cambridge, MA I was so sad to leave it. When they opened one in the town I work in now I jumped up and down with joy when I saw the P go up and realized it was a PS #havetosneakthebagsinwhenicomehom #Myhusbandisontothestripedbags. 1w
  •   etst @dianneds 1w

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