stepbrightly I don't want to say I have a *case of the Mondays* because that would be dumb. 19h

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stepbrightly Alright boys, you let me down last week, but I am with you tonight. Go Bears! regram from daddy @reguillot 2d

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stepbrightly My obsession with calligraphy was raised a notch because of Kristin-- who just wrote up her recommendation for at least a dozen markers on the blog. From novice beginners (like me) to a seasoned pro, she has marker reco's for everybody. Thank you @kholda ! Must find a Michaels pronto! 2d

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stepbrightly I may be having a really good J.Crew moment with my chambray, tweed and just washed hair, but I hate you summer! Don't leave us!! PS. It's a big deal to have freshly washed hair with 4 kids. 4d

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stepbrightly Messy hair don't care. 5d

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stepbrightly "Long heel red bottoms" Chicago style. 6d

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stepbrightly Love me a good flea market! First trip to Kane County in 3ish years? you have to dig, but there are gems. We bought some letters from the same vendor 3 years ago. 1w

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stepbrightly Too soon for candy corn? Naaaa. Julien doesn't even like candy corn, but mama does. 1w
  •   mthurmanroth I had a craving for candy corn the other day! 1w

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stepbrightly I love and hate social media. Instagram is at the top of my list! Too many perfect photos of perfect things happening to perfect people. I stopped following the popular accounts and started following artists and calligraphers and feel soooo much better about it. @forthchicago's blog has more of my thoughts on my insecurity and what I did about it. 100% joyous with the cheers I am hearing from other women that they want the real story, real connections, and the social media purges that happen regularly to protect their heart. Thank you guys for letting me spill it!! High fives and high kicks friday! 2w
  •   markitphoto You're awesome! I have a hard time following even the popular photography accounts being like "but when will I have 20k followers?!" Toxic. 2w
  •   lepapierstudio This is so good. All women must read it! Proud of you or taking the courage to let it all out! 2w
  •   stepbrightly @markitphoto Toxic is a good word for it! I am sure its hard in the photography industry b/c everyone has gorgeous picts all the time. And while I love the MTH crew of women we met years ago, some of then have blown up so much, I start to wonder, why not me?? Double toxic right?:) 2w
  •   stepbrightly @lepapierstudio thank you mama!! 2w
  •   notstaticdesign Right. On. Lady. I feel exactly the same way. 7d
  •   stepbrightly @notstaticdesign word up to positive self-esteem! 6d

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stepbrightly I am looking for smart, witty and driven social media and editorial mavens to join the Step Brightly team as our intern this fall/winter!! Need a reason why? Ask @becampbe who has been with Step Brightly for almost 2 years--she started as an intern. Ask @reiganvmassey who just wrapped up her internship and is now working FT in St. Louis, we'll miss you! Details and qualifications on the blog today. {link in profile} 2w

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stepbrightly I wasn't feeling very good today until I picked up 2 dozen white roses from Costco. Wait for it....for $19.99. 2w

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stepbrightly Ok last Mumford & Sons calligraphy! I am going to have to find another muse. Maybe Patsy Cline. 2w

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stepbrightly If I had this view every morning I could keep my goal to meditate. Instead I'll rack up alot of meditation points today. 2w

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stepbrightly May the odds be ever in your favor. #MIZ 2w

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stepbrightly Celebrating my sister's baby shower today. Theme: Stephen Kings's "The Gunslinger". Follow me here. She is naming the baby Roland, and after reading the book the only child-like reference I could find was The Gunslinger's mother use to sing him: "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain." Eureka!! 2w

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stepbrightly I saw this guy: adidas track suit, no shoes, tennis rack, and Luke Wilson sunglasses in Michigan this summer and he instantly inspired my tribute to Wes Anderson, enjoy. 3w

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stepbrightly Continuing my scrappy calligraphy with more Mumford & Sons. Can you guess this song? It's my favorite. Today is a mixture of Sons and Willie Nelson in preparation for my trip down south. 3w
  •   lapetitepeach Loveeeee! 3w
  •   paigeworthy Your calligraphy is lovely! 3w
  •   stepbrightly @paigeworthy I am tryyyying. My handwriting sucks so I thought I would give calligraphy a-go. Thanks sista! 3w
  •   stepbrightly @lapetitepeach thanks mama! 3w
  •   mrudberg Scrappy. Love all scrappers. 3w
  •   stepbrightly @mrudberg I can see you scrappin' 3w
  •   tami_omalley @stepbrightly can you recommend a good calligraphy class in the chicago area? I've been wanting to take one... And a watercolor one too! 2w
  •   stepbrightly @mollyjacques Chicago is calling you! @tami_omalley and I (and a few 100 others) would love another Chicago calligraphy workshop! Tami- I don't know of any other workshops, but I will dig around. Someone suggested a Chicago Calligraphy Guild to me, but I haven't followed up to see if it exisits. If you find one-- let me know, and I'll do the same:) 2w

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stepbrightly Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Who me? Couldn't be. 3w

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stepbrightly My 4 year olds answer to everything. "Eat your dinner Julien." Ok ok ok ok! Translation: No. "Turn off the iPad Julien." Ok ok ok ok! 10 minutes later, "TURN OFF THE IPAD!" Oh kids, gotta love their spirit, ok ok ok! 3w

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stepbrightly Obligatory first day of preschool. #KissArmy 3w

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