tamiknepper #ootd inspired by westerns and Mary of Bethlehem #bumpie #bumpoftheday #babyknepps 2d

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tamiknepper #babyknepps and I were showered in love today by family and old friends!! This little monkey is blessed 1w

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tamiknepper Visits to mom's house would be incomplete without a little reminiscing; #ootd for my 14yo self is an oversized men's tee, flannel shorts, tights + Docs. Always at hand was a notebook for scribbling down poetry and my Sony Sportsman with the next mixed tape cued up and ready to go. #fbf Oh hey there, 90s!! 2w

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tamiknepper New obsession? Yes, definitely. Today's broth was turkey and it feels wholly nourishing. #pregnancycravings 2w

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tamiknepper Because he's a dog, Mayer can't tell you how ecstatic he is that we're soaking up the sun on our porch in the middle of February, but it's safe to say he'd be a happier boy if we lived in the desert. #dachshundlove 2w

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tamiknepper I love finding beautiful little nooks where you least expect them. I'm also quite a sucker for brick-red and am often saddened when people paint over beautiful masonry. 2w
  •   shawna_moore4 The first house we purchased had a beautiful brick fireplace that the previous owner painted white. My husband and I spent months with a blowtorch and steel-bristled brushes scraping off that paint. It was worth all the hours of work! 2w
  •   tamiknepper Wow!! That's commitment @shawna_moore4 2w

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tamiknepper 9 more weeks til #babyknepps little man, then no more sleeping-in for us!! #dachshundlove 2w
  •   simkneppster During 1st few weeks with Noa, we still got to "sleep in", but that was only cos there was no sleeping happening at night 2w
  •   heatherzieber Babies sleep 18hrs of the day for ages! You'll get lots of sleep 2w
  •   kayhay13 Your dogs are the cutest. :) 2w
  •   lisalisabachman You have that half right. No more sleeping In for you. 2w

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tamiknepper We are not "Valentine's people" - never really have been. There were a few years, early in our marriage, when we tried to create a tradition, but it just didn't stick. That goes for pretty much all holidays actually, even birthdays.
Maybe it sounds a bit funny coming off the tongue (or through the texting thumb, as it were), but we just love hard every day of the year. It's not always perfect, but it's a conscious effort to love more than yourself. It's making that choice. I feel loved because I can see the sacrifices he makes for me, even through arguments and heated moments.
As we're about to welcome #babyknepps into the world, I've been thinking a lot about holidays and traditions and how to deal with them in our house. I'm sure we'll start a couple out of habit, but I'd rather aim to talk about the important things everyday, not just leave them until that one day a year when the rest of the world decides to monetize it. I don't want him to miss (insert whatever tradition) when we're gone - something he thinks about that one time a year. I want him to reflect on a house of year-round love and grace.
2w

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tamiknepper The word "imperfect" inspires me; I'm fully imperfect in my humanity — and so are the people that I love. Thank God it doesn't define me, but gives me character. It lends the opportunity to be humbled constantly, if I allow it. It's chipping away at my pride issues. It reminds me to look inward before casting the first stone. It's not calling out someone else's imperfections so that I'll feel elevated. It's finding a way to experience joy in the middle of disappointment, or at least just after it. It's letting go of the standards I've created. It's about forgiveness. It's grace. It's the Holy Spirit working around and through us. It's what our love should look like. #HappyValentinesDay

It's 5am and I can't sleep. Thanks, baby of mine. Is this a foreshadowing of things to come; late-night/early-morning feedings and "deep thoughts"; one-sided conversations exercising my proficiency in single-thumb texting? Overusing the hyphen and semicolon because I just. Can't. Get. Enough. I know at least one copy-editor who's going to be up in those wee hours with me ;) We'll see if she's read this far.
2w
  •   arianajoyb I know I'm not the specific copyeditor of which you speak, but A+ hyphen usage. 2w
  •   arianajoyb Oh, and A++++ deep thoughts. 2w

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tamiknepper Rado loves to gnaw on my apple cores. The sound is a must; cutest. #dachshundlove Please note: if you give your pups apples, please don't feed them the skins or seeds. 2w
  •   onlydachshunds Too cute! 2w
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  •   mrsruthie So adorable ..love his little munching sounds.. nom nom 2w
  •   kayhay13 The little nibbles we call "love nibbles" because Lola only does it to things she loves! Too precious! I think she'd be afraid of my apple core, but I'll try next time... 2w

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tamiknepper Here's to that time I had an @Etsy shop and listed this gorgeous sweater - then finding it later (and even today) all over Pinterest. #FBF #proudmoment #noregrets @insta_pinterest 3w
  •   kayhay13 I see it all the time on Pinterest! :) 3w

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tamiknepper Just went for a quick stroll to grab myself some provisions* to get me through this Valentine's weekend, while hubby is up north for work.
My proudest moment of late occurred as I realized on my way home that I went to the store with the specific intention of buying powdered donuts, but instead was so excited about buying myself flowers that I completely forgot about my donut craving. I'm gonna chalk that one up as a win; #pregnancycravings thwarted. *purchase includes snacks for a clothing swap happening this Sunday night, lmk if you want to join!!
3w

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tamiknepper Someone got me craving cinnamon + sugar this morning, so I has to get after it with some toast and baked grapefruit. So delicious. #pregnancycravings @byallyt 3w

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tamiknepper For those of you that have been curious about my #pregnancycravings, here's one of 'em. #babyknepps loves this stuff!! Also, I just used it to chase a fried chicken sandwich with pickles; so there's that!

My favorite bracelet is from @jcrew Their accessories make my preggo outfits feel much more on point #accessoryfix #jcrewcontest
3w

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tamiknepper A little bath time for #FamilyDay. Now they're squeaky clean and roasting by the fire #weenieroast #dachshundlove 3w

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tamiknepper I'm pretty sure #babyknepps would rock the heck out of these and no way we could afford a pair, so let the #impromptuljlgiveaway commence!! They are #MadeinEastVan and oh so stylee 3w

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tamiknepper So good feeding mind, body, and spirit this morning. #babyknepps be like, mmm hmmm. 4w

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tamiknepper 29 weeks; #babyknepps be all growin and stuff. #babybump I swear, better shape than I've been in my whole life. 4w

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tamiknepper Just got restocked on my Juice Plus+ It's the only pill I've been taking during pregnancy and I'm convinced that it's why I've been so healthy and feeling great!! Well that and all of the prayers of friends & family, of course #babyknepps is a happy little kicker!! You can DM my sister @amirietema for more info.
I'm also of the mindset that cute little @anthropologie jars make taking vitamins more fun
4w

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