loveandsplendor Sugar cookies with royal icing, take two. Still not winning any beauty contests, but they sure are delicious (and fun)! Happy Friday, everyone!! // #alisonscookieparty #sugarcookies #royalicing #valentinesday #xoxo #inthekitchenwithangel 3h

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loveandsplendor Oven-roasted BBQ chicken Drizzle @pasolivo olive oil on organic drumsticks, rub generously with their BBQ blend and a sprinkle of dry mustard. Roast at 400 deg F for 30 minutes, turning halfway. Then brush with your fav BBQ sauce, bake at 375 for 8 minutes, flip over and brush again, and bake for 8 minutes more. Finished when meat is at 170 deg F near the bone. I like to brush one more time and broil for a few minutes to get that extra crispy skin. Also on tonight's menu: homemade biscuits, loaded mashed potatoes and lemony coleslaw. // #inthekitchenwithangel #itswhatsfordinner #apronsquadcooks 1d

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loveandsplendor Having fun accessorizing with pieces from my last @rocksbox 🏼 I'm on my third month and fourth box and have really enjoyed the service. I love test driving the jewelry with my wardrobe and lifestyle. And I won't lie -- the cute box makes it feel like you're getting a present in the mail. Try it for a month for free by using the code 'loveandsplendorxoxo' // #rocksbox #rocksboxitgirl #lularoe #lularoeamelia 2d

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loveandsplendor Feeling under the weather over here (Olive has a double ear infection and bronchitis and I have lighter versions of both) so I'm posting a photo from last week. Love these two babes together. Now back to sipping soup and trying to stay awake until dinner. 🤒 // #siblings #siblinglove #knittogetherbyadoption #myheart 3d

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loveandsplendor SO excited to have Olive + Noah photographed by @lovechildphoto next week! They're doing a popup in LA next Wed and Thurs and the stars/dates aligned for me to finally get my babes there. I love their fresh, modern approach to kids' photography. Now to pick the perfect outfit...// Check out their profile and site and maybe I'll see you there? #lovechildphoto #kidsphotography 4d
  •   lovestalgia So cute! I've always wanted to take A but dates/location never align for us! (It's Sally btw. Account for A's outfits. Hahah) 4d
  •   smluo our schedule is clear on Friday! 4d
  •   smluo ps love the new profile photo 4d
  •   loveandsplendor @smluo I have meetings all day Fri! if you're free Thursday am Lmk!! 4d
  •   sarah_lit Those little shoes! 1d

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loveandsplendor One of my favorite things about Instagram is the community of mothers. I love being inspired and encouraged by other mamas here -- both ones I've met in person and others who are virtual pals. Today I'm sharing four faves with you for #followfriday... @danabisi and I haven't met in person yet, but this is our year! We've been insta friends for a loong time now! Dana has such a tender heart and I am always moved by her sincere love for her babes. She also could write the book on toddler fashion. She often sells from their closets on her other account @littlestlovelys
@_heartmom_ is an inspiring mama I met while working on the Giant Playdate last year. She's a cofounder of @allianceofmoms (advocating for something I care deeply about -- kids in the foster care system), the mama of boy/girl twins, and a heart mom (check her feed to read about Super Lily!). Kelly also designs @littleminis -- the cutest children's fashion line using vintage deadstock fabric. She is simply beautiful from the inside out and I'm so thankful to know her.

@lifeonloma is one of my dearest friends and she has walked with me through so many life moments. I love that our kids are the same ages so we can watch them grow up together! Along with photos of her adorable kids, Mel's feed features lots of scrumptious and healthy recipes. No wonder, since she also owns @sweetnsaucyshop I know I'm blessed to have a friend like Melly.

@younglovestory I'm glad we aren't neighbors only because your kids' names are all on my list. Emily is a beautiful mama of three and her feed is so soothing to me -- you can just see how much joy she takes in her motherhood journey. We also share an affinity for the finer things, like travel and @taylorswift.

Your turn! Let me know your favorite mamas on IG in the comments below! Happy Friday everyone // #motherhood
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loveandsplendor I'm SO thrilled to see the farewell dinner (at stunning @ggrandv) from the 2015 #loveandsplendorworkshops featured on @greenweddingshoes today! Pop over to see the gorgeous post with images by @braedonflynn. It was an evening I'll never forget!! Huge hugs to @wilderfloralco @foundrentals @casadeperrin @latavolalinen @theonicollection @fieldtotableevents @negrantis @cameroningalls @theromancebetween @annerobincallig // PS more workshop photos coming next week #greengateranch #weddingworkshop #weddingplannerworkshop 1w

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loveandsplendor For 365 days I've been loving you. Twelve months of gazing into blue eyes, running fingertips through downy hair, kissing impossibly chubby cheeks (and knees and hands and and and), cooing at each other. One year of giggle fits and crocodile tears and falling asleep resigned in my arms. I've had 365 days to hold you close and I've cherished every single one. You didn't spend 9 months curled up in my womb but you've spent countless hours curled up on my chest, finding comfort in the sound of my heart beating with yours. There is truly nothing like this mama-son bond and I thank God for allowing me to experience it. I thank your beautiful and courageous birth mom for her sacrificial love for you and her humbling choice in picking us to be your parents. I set my heart upon you from the moment I knew of your existence. It still blows my mind that when I lost the baby in spring 2014, you were already being formed in the womb. You were already here. For 365 days I've been loving you, sweet boy, and we've got forever to go. Happy first birthday, my Noah bear. //#firstbirthday #oneyearold #myheart #motherhood #momstaysinthepicture #knittogetherbyadoption 1w

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loveandsplendor Picnic lunch at the park today! Raw radishes, salad with avocado, smoked chicken and watermelon radishes, @sunbutter sandwich and apples for Olive, French bread with @pasolivo lemon artichoke tapenade and @ilfustino aged balsamic, and @mybkr filled up with fresh squeezed Meyer lemonade with @belvoirusa elderflower cordial. Outdoor blanket-top dining is sort of my jam. 🏼 // #picnic #getoutside #glossbkr 1w
  •   bomdizzle74 What a colorful lunch! How do you like the bkr bottle? I've been debating on getting it, but not sold yet bc of the mixed reviews 1w
  •   adriennegunde That all looks & sounds divine! 1w
  •   anmarieromero Drool... 1w
  •   loveandsplendor @bomdizzle74 I'm obsessed and have a collection!! It's easy to clean, so cute, great quality! 1w
  •   danybayl So glad to have joined you for this little picnic! Great photo 1w
  •   loveandsplendor @danybayl always love time together!! xox 1w
  •   therese444 Love your blanket! Beautiful colors to build from! 1w
  •   pasolivo Looks delicious!!! 3d

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loveandsplendor I allowed myself one "crazy person project" for Noah's birthday and this was it: 100 decorated sugar cookies in dino shapes. It was my first time making sugar cookies (and royal icing) but you know.. Go big or go home. I got over their imperfections pretty quickly once I realized that pastry bags are the enemy (high fives to squeezy bottles). I did my best. ️ Looking forward to trying again soon; cookie decorating is oddly therapeutic. // #sugarcookies #royalicing #alisonscookieparty -- I learned everything I know about sugar cookies from @thealisonshow 2w

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loveandsplendor Have you heard about @thegoodbeginning? It's a unique new registry where couples can direct guests to give to their favorite charities in honor of their marriage. Today is founder @bethhelmstetter's birthday and I know she'd love if you checked #thegoodbeginning out today. Love this idea and your heart, sweet Beth! Happy birthday! // #givingback #charity #weddingregistry 2w

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loveandsplendor Because I can't get enough of this boy in his #hanbok // #myheart #mamasboy #motherhood 2w

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loveandsplendor My boys celebrate birthdays only five days apart (just like me and Olive). Erik -- thank you for spending your actual birthday prepping and hosting a party for our son. Anyone who knows you can affirm that you are brilliant, hilarious, thoughtful and freakishly good at everything (please, can you be bad at something just once?!). I know a birthday is just another day to you, but you deserve to be celebrated. To the boy I met when I was 19: you make 33 look good. // PS I think the dinosaur party hats go especially well with Noah's traditional Korean first birthday #hanbok // #firstbirthday #fatherson #myheart 2w
  •   sallyleekim Happy birthday to your two boys!!! Love Noah's hanbok!! 2w
  •   ginackay Seriously Noah in his hanbok Happy birthday to your guys! Terry and Caleb have birthdays just days apart too. 2w
  •   mommasohn So so wonderful! Noah looks like royalty in his Hanbok. Happy birthday to them both!!!! @loveandsplendor 2w
  •   yasminezara This is so precious. 2w
  •   kourtneyjackson happiest of birthdays!!!!! 2w
  •   theromancebetween Noah's hanbok is so perfect! happy birthday to the men in your life 2w
  •   danabisi That 5 days apart thing is crazy! Aw you were all meant to be 2w

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loveandsplendor Cheesin' it on set today for an exciting new project. Lots of laughs and takes (and Twix) with @cameroningalls @therealdaviddelmore -- can't wait to share more soon! // Thank you to @foremostwineco for the perfect setting and @_jesswilcox for making me look and feel my best. #loveandsplendorweddings 2w

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loveandsplendor This bouquet by @jl_designs is like sunshine on a cloudy (and rainy) day. Cannot wait to share more from this stunning 2015 wedding... // #loveandsplendorweddings #bouquet 2w

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loveandsplendor Today we made TP roll binoculars and went on an indoor birdwatching expedition (aka I taped twelve pictures of birds around the house for her to find). 🕊 It was such a sweet time together while Noah napped. Now that both kids are asleep, I'm working on emails with a big cup of coffee. I have a design packet to finish, notes to organize, and laundry to do (always). I'm really happy on this normal Monday. So grateful for normal Mondays. // #motherhood #myheart #homeschool #preschool 3w

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loveandsplendor We spent yesterday at @disneyland and it was the perfect way to wrap a week of vacation. I've always loved #disneyland but with kids? Next level magic. Sharing in Olive's joy multiplies my own; I love this girl with all my heart. // #disney #disneygram #motherdaughter #kidatheart #motherhood 3w

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loveandsplendor Enjoying the magical snow on @mammothmountain yesterday. 🌨 Noah's main interest was eating as much of it as possible. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed my time here; #mammothlakes has become such a special place for me. I already can't wait to return. // #mammothstories #mammothmountain #visitmammoth #mamasboy 3w
  •   dianaelizabeth_ His face so cute 3w
  •   jessicaclaire Basically the only time it's ok to use this icon! 3w
  •   layla3186 3w
  •   preciousbloom Love this picture my friend!! 3w
  •   sohappitogether Oh my gosh! We are going in February! (Sadly when you're back here!) can't wait to get your list of recs! 3w
  •   amorology Cutest of you two! 3w
  •   casadeperrin That's it! Officially requesting a split screen of their tiny tongue pics 😛😛 3w

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loveandsplendor It couldn't have been a more beautiful day yesterday on @mammothmountain Since it was my first time #snowboarding in years, I felt like a total beginner. But, I achieved both of my goals for the day: no injuries and no tears. My favorite part of snowboarding is gliding down the mountain in silence, hearing nothing but my board on the powder. Grateful for a refreshing, challenging, marvelous day soaking up the beauty of creation. I probably won't be able to walk today but since it's currently snowing (!!!), my timing is impeccable for fireside knitting and cocoa sipping. 🏼 // #mammothstories #mammothmountain #visitmammoth 3w

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