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User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 22, 2017 4:31 AM (UTC)
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Where on earth should we go next?! Just wow, @bodhichicago, @lolapwright, and every single one of you who made these throw-your-head-back laughs happen at the sold out Abundance workshop this weekend. Witnessing you go through the “creating more time” exercise alone! 🙌🏾
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After this, we’re more certain than ever: an abundant life is right now. Come and get it. ☀️☀️☀️ #andsoitis #abundanceliving
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#blackminimalism #blackminimalists #seekingsimplicity #liveoutloud #liveauthentic #blackcouples #blacklovematters #newthought #blkcreatives #choosejoy #minimalism_life #makemomentshappen #manifestation #theeverydayproject
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 18, 2017 5:01 AM (UTC)
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Pinkie swear me. Be too caught up, too delighted in your travels to post pictures. Happened to us here in Chicago and last night I felt guilty about it. ::shakes head:: This is your life. No more of that. Love it and tell me about it later.
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1️⃣ Chicago, why you so MAGICAL?! ✨
2️⃣ These $15 sunglasses at @thesilverroom. Proof that you can try things on and have joy too.
3️⃣Hanging out with @lolapwright and @msmayoalldayo is everrrrything. Follow those loves 👯‍♀️!
4️⃣ E thinks winter’s not so bad (forgiveth him, father, he know not what he sayeth).
5️⃣ Can’t 👏🏾wait 👏🏾to meet you on Sunday! It’s our deepest honor to help you find your “more than enough”. 10:30AM @bodhichicago! 😱 See you there!
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#freedomisselfcare #brownkidsadventures #travelgram #latergram #intentionalliving #mindfulnessmatters #theartofslowliving #theeverydayproject #newthought #makenewfriends #wanderwithme #prettycities #flashesofdelight #vscophile #makeportraits #keepingitreal
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 15, 2017 2:24 AM (UTC)
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Yeah, okay. I think I’m ready for Chicago now.
#coldgirlproblems

Midwest here we come 😱?! Family, we’re finalizing a few things for this Sunday’s workshop “Abundance in Minimalism” w/ @bodhichicago BUT we need your help around one more piece!

✨What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to simplifying?✨

Comment below + tell your momma’nem to buy their tickets if they haven’t picked them up already! They’re selling out!
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#californiansdontwinter #blkcreatives #makeportraits #blackminimalists #blackminimalism #seekingthesimplicity #theartofslowliving #caligrammers #darlingdaily #blackdiaspora #theeverydayproject
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:10 AM (UTC)
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When I learn how to make it myself, I am in the practice of my own liberation.
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[#journalnote: E got a beanie for Chicago and I tried to take it. My case was I looked better in it than him. (Though objectively true) He wasn’t having it. Yesterday, he disappeared for work but came back bearing gifts — an identical beanie for ME! 😍 Just putting a few stitches in the brim so we can tell them apart. Thanks, E!]
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#calledtocreate #selfsufficiency #makersmark #stitchersofinstagram #blackcouples #blacklove #radicallove #theartofslowliving #slowliving #minimalism_life #blackminimalists #blackminimalism #seekingthesimplicity #darlingweekend #flashesofdelight #liveauthentic #caligrammers #theeverydayproject #flatlaystyle
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 11, 2017 2:24 AM (UTC)
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We watched a doc this year about the 60s. Lyndon B Johnson wanted war in Vietnam like he wanted a root canal. The US in Asia didn’t add up but he’d look weak after JFK if he didn’t command it. We’d be in that war for 20 years.
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This is my dad. He’s gentle and has a voice of a smooth jazz radio station. He was drafted into that war at 19 — the only one of his male relatives to come back alive. Am I thankful for his service? Ask me when war makes sense. But I am grateful that he lived — through a time when even the President didn’t know what he should do with so many young lives. #happyveteransday #makepeace
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#makeportraits #ourstories #blackfamilies #blackfamiliesmatter #pacifist #caligrammers #westisbest #theeverydayproject
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 8, 2017 7:34 AM (UTC)
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In other bk news, E is now obsessed with hiking the John Muir Trail. Never mindddd that it’s 211 miles and there’s zero backpacking experience between the two of us (or that he doesn’t really -like- nature). I don’t know when this is going to happen but apparently it’s in the plan. I do think the idea is kinda dope but, how, Sway?... ::sighs:: that face✨...tag someone who’s always talking you into things 😉!
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#blackpeoplehike
#outdoorafro
#getoutside
#liveoutloud
#makeportraits
#blackkings
#beardgame
#liveauthentic
#makemomentshappen
#blackminimalists
#intentionaliving
#blackcouples
#travelnoire
#blkcreatives
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 7, 2017 6:55 PM (UTC)
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Inspired by @oranges05, I’m officially calling November the month of space-making✨. god, that feels so appropriate. More space in our lives, y’all.
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Oh, and, if you’re around tomorrow, Farai (@thehillbillyafrican) and I are hanging out on @blkminimalists to talk about something I’m embarrassingly passionate about: 👉🏾 Simple ways to create spaces that give you peace.
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We’ll talk budget, your style, and how to make minimal cozy, not a convent (unless you’re a nun, of course ⛪️, Buddhist or otherwise).
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Follow them for updates •and• if anyone would like advice on their room, DM a picture of it to me. We might use it as case study!
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#mindfulnessmatters #selfsuffciency #SOdomino #apartmenttherapy #apartmentliving #lovelyinterior #blackminimalism, #blackdiaspora, #blkcreatives, #liveauthentic, #intentionalliving, #nothingisordinary, #homeandaway, #seekingsimplicity, #theeverydayproject, #theartofslowliving, #designerlife #blackminimalists, #darlingdaily, #minimalism_life, #simpleliving, #slowlife, #choosehappy #goodvibesalways
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 6, 2017 3:32 PM (UTC)
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User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 5, 2017 7:28 PM (UTC)
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You’ll need me in the Zombie Apocalypse. Bet on it. #selfsufficiency
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[#journalnote: drunken poached pears in dark rum, anise, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and baked whole in a spicy gingerbread. Flax meal eggs and applesauce to make it vegan! H/t to the incredible @bromabakery for inspo. Good lord, the whole house smells like Christmas.)
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#veganbreakfast #veganbaking #brunchlove #whatveganslooklike #veganfoodshare #veganshare #vegansofig #blackvegansofig #veganlifestyle #whatveganseat #healthyeats #plantbased #blavityfoodie #blackfoodie #blackvegan #blavitylifestyle #blavity #livethelittlethings #darlingweekend #blkcreatives #theartofslowliving #theeverydayproject #instafood #holyyum
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 4, 2017 8:13 PM (UTC)
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My closet stopped me dead.
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How can you make room for what you wish for if you don’t make space for it?
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Been frustrated lately about not having the money for certain things. Looked at my closet, though, and it was PACKED with items from seasons past, not a thing I wanted for this one. I laughed out loud. Well, there ya go. The universe can’t take me serious if I’m stuffed to the gills and asking for more.
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Folding things up and taking things off my calendar to make room for people, opportunities, and things I do want there. Feels spacious. I want movement for all of us.
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#SOdomino #apartmentliving #apartmentdecor #apartmenttherapy #mindfulnessmatters #selfsuffciency #blackminimalism, #blackdiaspora, #seekingsimplicity #choosehappy #intentionalliving, #nothingisordinary, #homeandaway, #seekingsimplicity, #loveeveryday, #theeverydayproject, #theartofslowliving, #designerlife, #blackminimalists, #darlingweekend #minimalism_life, #simpleliving, #slowlife,
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 4, 2017 12:30 AM (UTC)
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[Standing inside Butcher’s Son Vegan Delicatessen]
Him: "🤔 Okay, give me one good reason not to get a sandwich."
Me: "🙂 No, I think you should."
Him: "😳 You're supposed to talk me out of it!!"
Me: "😋 I think...you should get the pulled pork one ::points to other customer::"
Him: "😫 DAMNIT, don't give me OPTIONS!!"
Me: "💁🏾 Why would I want to talk you out of something you'd like?"
Him: "🙎🏾‍♂️...You make me sick."
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An actual conversation before E gets in line to order at @thebutchersson_ • He got the hot pulled pork sandwich with jalapeños and pickled red cabbage on a soft brioche bun. I had a bite, it was AWESOME. #veganfoodshare #eastbaydish
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#plantbased #brunchlove #whatveganslooklike #veganfoodshare #veganshare #vegansofig #veganvibes #blackvegansofig #veganlifestyle #whatveganseat #healthyeats #blavityfoodie #blackfoodie #blackvegan #blavitylifestyle #blavity #theeverydayproject #blackcouples #darlingweekend
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 3, 2017 3:44 PM (UTC)
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It’s just two days past but I want to make sure I slow down to honor All Saints and Souls Day.
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I just learned about the Mexican traditions in the suite of Dia de Los Muertes this year. All Saints (Nov 1) is the day we all send love to our little ones we lost too soon — so beautiful to me (we have something similar in West African rhythms, does your culture celebrate too?). I’m loving organizing fall around deeply human things like this. Baking sweet breads from my oven today, lighting candles, and putting crayons out for ancestor extraordinaire Sean Tuggle, age 4. ✨
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What are you up to this weekend? #hellonovember
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#diaselosmuertes #allsaintsday #theartofslowliving #meditations #eachoneteachone #intentionalliving #slowlifestyle #oftheafternoon #slowingdown #falltraditions #choosehappy #ancestry #theeverydayproject #simpleliving #seekingsimplicity #darlingweekend #blackgirlinom
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 3, 2017 6:17 AM (UTC)
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Hey, younger me, you want stuff out of those dollar bins but your pennies are better spent healing your mind.
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I walked in and out of your last therapy session today GLOWING with who you’ll become. Full, embodied, and owning your energetic space after trauma. So, I’m here to tell you! You think you can’t afford it because you’re a student or the adult selling herself short at work, but, I’ve got good news that’s always on sale: self-assurance always fits. Spend for that. Mental health looks good on you, girl! #freedomisselfcare #mindfulmoney
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#mindfulnessmatters #blackgirlinom #selfsuffciency #blackminimalism, #blackdiaspora, #melaninonfleek #luvblacklove #blkcreatives, #liveauthentic, #intentionalliving, #nothingisordinary, #homeandaway, #seekingsimplicity, #loveeveryday, #theeverydayproject, #theartofslowliving, #selfcarematters #blackminimalists, #darlingdaily, #minimalism_life, #simpleliving, #slowlife, #makeportraits #choosehappy
User Image brownkids Posted: Nov 2, 2017 12:18 AM (UTC)
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Every year, my mom gets so sad that trick-or-treaters don’t come by much anymore. This year we decided to show up and give her a couple. Bwaha, we all laughed inside for at least a half hour and told tales while the doorbell rang on and off! #makememories #minimalistcostumes
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#trickortreat #latergram #selfsuffciency #blackfamily #blackfamilies #blackminimalism, #blackdiaspora, #passionpassport, #blkcreatives, #liveauthentic, #intentionalliving, #nothingisordinary, #homeandaway, #seekingsimplicity, #loveeveryday, #theeverydayproject, #theartofslowliving, #wanderwithme, #caligrammers, #makeportraits #blackminimalists, #darlingdaily, #minimalism_life, #simpleliving, #slowlife, #liveoutloud
User Image brownkids Posted: Oct 29, 2017 7:06 AM (UTC)
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I've told this story before but I'm going to tell it in a different way. I fell into a hole once.
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In Kuala Lumpur, I fell into a 6ft man hole trying to take a picture of their version of the Space Needle. I was hyperventilating tears when E pulled me up.

If the shoe had been on the other foot, I would’ve barked at him about not paying attention! But E, he got mad at the city.
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He soothed my breathing, threw my arm over his shoulder, tended to my scrapes at the hostel, and grumbled about how a metropolitan city could leave 5 uncovered service ditches in the middle of the sidewalk!
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He's never once made me feel bad about that day. The man’s heart in a nutshell. ❤️
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#travelnoire #traveltales #travelgram #blacklove #blackcouples #luvblacklove #blackdiaspora, #passionpassport, #blkcreatives, #liveauthentic, #intentionalliving, #nothingisordinary, #homeandaway, #seekingsimplicity, #loveeveryday, #theeverydayproject, #wanderwithme, #caligrammers, #igerseastbay #designerlife, #oftheafternoon, #blackminimalists, #darlingweekend, #minimalism_life, #simpleliving, #slowlife, #neverstopexploring, #liveoutloud
User Image brownkids Posted: Oct 27, 2017 6:06 PM (UTC)
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Wearing these hoops EVERYDAY from @_jennybird and/but have been thinking about incorporating some real gold into my life lately.
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Gold- and silver-plated is cheaper, nice for looks, but I’m realizing they don’t last very long and real gold keeps its value forever. I think the power of women is that with just a few pieces of real value we have something to sell if things go south and treasure to pass down our heritage.
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And if you’re #teamnokids, you can always be the eccentric godmother who holes up in her mountain cabin, coming out only to tend her English garden, update her will, and mail rambling manifestos to her senators. I mean, I plan to do both, why limit ourselves...😂😂😂
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Do you have any gold pieces? Do you think about your jewelry this way? #fortheculture #legacylens
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#womensupportwomen #blackgirlsrock #blackeconomics #blackwallstreet #eachoneteachone #blackminimalism, #blackdiaspora, #blkcreatives, #liveauthentic, #intentionalliving, #seekingsimplicity, #loveeveryday, #theeverydayproject, #theartofslowliving, #caligrammers, #designerlife, #blackminimalists, #darlingweekend, #minimalism_life, #simpleliving, #slowlife, #liveoutloud #liveauthentic