livingsimplistically "V" is for Very good, Vegan and Verklempt that this red velvet cupcake from @sprinklescupcakes is no more . The frosting was a bit too sweet so I scraped it off but this right here?? HEAVEN! #cupcakes #vegan #redvelvet #splurge #treat #vegantreats #celebration #birthdaygirl #livingsimplistically 2h

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livingsimplistically Just picked up birthday cupcakes for the birthday girl . I usually go to More, but @Sprinklescupcakes vegan cupcakes won me over. #birthday #cupcakes #cakesaretoobig #celebration #babygirlis11 #sprinkles #chicago 7h

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livingsimplistically 11 years today I was blessed to be gifted this gem of a child @kawaii.batgirl. When I look at her I STILL see this little face, but she's growing into a wonderful young lady before my tearfilled eyes . HAPPY BIRTHDAY Khai . You are such an amazing child and I thank God for you daily! #birthday #birthdaygirl #mypumpkin #babygirl #11yearsold #preteen #livingsimplistically 14h

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livingsimplistically Hey Central Region Technology Committee of AKA! Some of the members of the team and I were able to finally meet in person. We work to keep the Central AKA website up-to-date, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter along with log-in issues, and registration, responding to tech issues (among other things). Our team works around the clock everyday. #crc2015 #akacrc81 #technology #techteam #geeksquad #tech #livingsimplistically #alphakappaalphasororityinc #alphakappaalpha #1908 #green 1d

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livingsimplistically Heading back to Chicago and testing out the smocking stitch for a mug warmer. I definitely don't like this chunky yarn, but I do like the pattern. I'll redo with thinner yarn. I'm keeping my hands busy until my yarn arrives to start on my market tote. #roadtrip #kentucky #chicago #knittingmomma #iknitstuff #knitting #smockingstitch #practicemakesproficient #mugwarmer #livingsimplistically 1d
  •   teabeapea Your nail color ... 1d
  •   tavalava Do you have any recommendations on a good book to help you start knitting? 1d
  •   livingsimplistically @teabeapea thank you!! @tavalava YouTube has been my go-to resource. I watch iKnits, RJ knits and A Stitch A Day. Let me confirm the latter. 1d
  •   runninginpeace Mug cozy's are neat and make great gifts. I gifted Matt's teacher a mug, cozy and organic tea. Try a cheaper yarn, acrylic (Vanna White, etc.), for your mug cozy. 1d
  •   livingsimplistically @runninginpeace I pulled the whole thing out but I have yarn at home I can use. 1d

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livingsimplistically 1.9.0.8. and tulle skirts...because we can! We didn't expect to love the skirts as much as we did, but we do!! Now if we can only convince the other 11 to get on on board 😎 #FAB14 #1908 #pinkandgreen #greeklife #ivystrong #alphakappaalphasororityinc #AKA #aka1908 #postingwhilesleepy #prettygirlswear20pearls 2d

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livingsimplistically Last night in Kentucky and I'm Gala ready! I went for a gold and silver combo . Tap the photo for outfit deets. Jewelry and clutch are available for purchase on my site. #ootn #outfitofthenight #icancleanup #gala #formal #aka #akacrc81 #crc2015 #livingsimplistically #gold #silver #whatiwear 2d

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livingsimplistically I met Chris yesterday at the luncheon and we hit it off immediately. Regardless of where I travel, I will always have a "sister" through the common bond of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. #sisterhood #service #standards #1908 #AKA1908 #pinkandgreen #servingallmankind #akacrc2015 #akacrc2015 #livingsimplistically 3d

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livingsimplistically About last night...it was a serious matter! Finished up an exciting day with a little work and a little play. #centralregion #crc2015 #akacrc81 #stepshow #ivystrong #aka #pinkandgreen #1908 #AKA1908 #aseriousmatter #livingsimplistically 3d

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livingsimplistically It is such a HUGE honor to have won the New Initiate award for the entire central region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I don't care to be in the limelight, but I truly, TRULY appreciate this recognition. I honestly just love to help <try> and make a difference in the lives of others. #AKA #AKA1908 #crc2015 #akacrc81 #iwon #workinghardpaysoff #pinkandgreen #livingsimplistically 3d

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livingsimplistically Feeling like a southern belle sipping on a mint julep . The weather here in Kentucky is SO gorgeous . #derbytheme #1908 #aka #akacrc2015 #crc2015 #fascinator #livingsimplistically #pinkandgreen 3d

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livingsimplistically Met @tallorder9 and fellow AKA for the first time this evening at our Welcome reception this evening. Instagram is great means for meeting wonderful people. Thanks for spotting me and of course, we need to take a photo!! I love my AKA #CRC #AKA #1908 #akacrc2015 #akacrc81 #livingsimplistically 4d

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livingsimplistically Wonder twin powers...activate . 2 of 4 of our roomate gifts. I love these ladies! I treated my roomies to a @keepcollective bracelet with keys. The lock represents us as roomates, the #08, our sorority and the green because it goes with pink...duh. #1908 #alphakappaalphasororityinc #pinkandgreen #AKA #CRC #centralregion #livingsimplistically #AKACRC2015 #AKACRC81 4d

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livingsimplistically Wind blew us to Louisville Kentucky! My roomies and I road tripped to our 81st Central Regional Conference. The town is painted pink and green. #AKA #1908 #roadtrip #roommates #pinkandgreen #haironswole #alphakappaalphasororityinc #livingsimplistically #CRC #AKACRC81 #AKACRC2015 4d

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livingsimplistically Not my typical post but this is all I have today. I'm seeing a trend that has become the new normal and that is the loss of compassion and respect we once *tried* having for each other... You can read more of my rant on my blog as it's too long here: livingsimplistically.tumblr.com. With this said, I need to take a social media break. The killing. The gossiping. The blatent disrespect for others is killing my spirit. What's worse is our priorities are focused on the WRONG things. #wemustdobetter #respect #gettingmyspirituallifeinorder #love #disappointed #ericharris #alllivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #praying #livingsimplistically 1w
  •   kimmie6992 Your post is spot on! 🏽 1w
  •   alittlepinchofsalt @livingsimplistically together we'll forge a way😇. Sending love your way. We feel the same. 1w
  •   runninginpeace "Mourning the death of kindness, compassion, and respect", Christie I could not agree more. 🏽 I cannot comprehend the level of hatred and disrespect we show one another. This cannot become the norm. Protect your spirit. Disconnect for a bit. This world needs more beautiful souls like you.1w
  •   phylligurl I know how you feel. Take care of yourself, hon. 1w
  •   livingsimplistically Thank you @alittlepinchofsalt! I'll miss you in Kentucky! @runninginpeace Protecting my spirit is what I am doing. Thank you!! @phylligurl thank you!! 1w
  •   love_jadestarr Yaaaaasssssss! I'm right there with you! It's even more disgusting witnessing them in person. Sometimes I have to turn away from the world and remind myself of all the beauty still left within it & the beautiful people who I still encounter.🏽🏽🏽️ 4d
  •   lili814 Sooo true!! 3d
  •   prayernetworker Nice - follow me on the Instapray app! 11h

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livingsimplistically <on the blog> My review of the Patchwork Quilt Country Inn B&B we stayed at last week. This quaint little gem in Middlebury, Indiana was perfect for last weeks getaway. What do you look for when staying at B&Bs? Good food, or good ambiance? Either way, I am in love with this barn Read my blog to find out what won it for me. Go to http://livingsimplistically.tumblr.com. #travel #roadtrip #country #simpleliving #amishcountry #indiana #getaway #livingsimplistically 1w

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livingsimplistically Party planning on the harbor . Apparently I'm not the only one in my family who loves the water! There is something about the water... #lakefront #lake #water #harbor #bluewater #blueskies #renewed #livingsimplistically #waterlover 1w

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livingsimplistically Saturday 'hood run!! Momma's legs were fatigued from yesterday, but I still stopped to do squats on a bench along the path. Who knew my fingerless gloves would work perfectly for a cool run? #journeyto40 #rundone #runningmomma #running #irunChi #livingsimplistically #health #fitness #crochet #fingerlessgloves 1w

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livingsimplistically It's National Siblings Day!! I am the youngest, the baby, the last, the 3rd and I carry this title with pride. I couldn't ask for better sisters to show me the way (or steer me clear from that way). Today, I celebrate these beautiful and intelligent women I get to call my sisters and who keep me working hard to get on their level! #nationalsiblingsday #lovemysisters #sisters #theyarethebest #simmonswomens #celebrate #livingsimplistically 1w

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livingsimplistically Yoooo, Nike's running app now stops when I stop, and starts when I run . BUT my Nike watch tracked my mileage wrong so I used my app on the way back to check my mileage . I'm positive I ran over 4.5 miles. #happyrun #journeyto40 #decide #commit #succeed #workinprogress #sheddingoldskin #renewed #running #irunChi #livingsimplistically #notsweatingthesmall 1w

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