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User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Nov 9, 2015 2:05 PM (UTC)
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When your best friend abandons you for Japan & clear blue water, you go have dinner & drinks with his mom! And it's pretty great!
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Aug 23, 2015 2:01 PM (UTC)
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I have had the incredible opportunity of spending dedicated time with each of my grandmothers in my adult years. Driving to their houses over and over again. Sitting at their kitchen tables. Cooking beside them. Learning their recipes. Learning their lives. Participating in their tears and in their joy. Giving them love and comfort and laughter. I have packed both of their beloved houses into boxes and bid them farewell. I have seen them overcome the greatest of trials and the saddest of moments. I was there 24 hours before my Grandpa Chambers passed away. And I was there as we poured Grandpa Nawrocki's ashes beneath the tree in the back yard. These women, these matriarchs of my family, they have a story. But so few people sacrifice the time to listen. Time spent eating our favorite foods and chatting about heaven knows what is never time wasted. It's time invested. It is time well spent. #grandmashouse
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Aug 12, 2015 2:21 PM (UTC)
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We spent our last few hours together gazing out at lake, looking for her beloved alligators & turtles. She got sad. She asked questions. She asked if I would love her {tiny & bigger} forever. We shared snacks & snuggles & our favorite pictures. We embraced the silence together, me & My little melancholy Eeyore. She changed me. That day I first saw her, when she told me about walruses, she began to slowly breathe life into me. She brought laughter & joy. She brought a lot of frustration too. But at the end of the day, my little ladybug has been my bright spot. And now I move on to a whole new life. One where I get to focus on me; on my passions & dreams & goals! See you on the flip side baby girl...
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Aug 10, 2015 11:38 AM (UTC)
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I've literally worn her over my heart like a badge for the past {341} days. I was the one who got to tell Reese that she was getting a baby sister. And I was the first person other than her parents to see her after she was born. I've been the one to deal with the allergies & the rashes & the teething & the colic. I saw her take her first crawl & her first step; I heard her first word. When she was just a wee babe, if I tried to wear her on my right side, she would wiggle her tiny little butt until she made it to my left so she could hear my heartbeat. I'm probably going to keep her in the Moby for the next 48 hours just because I'm not quite ready to let go. My funny little bunny, I wore you so closely because I needed you as much as you needed me. You healed me. You touched my literal & figurative heart; I'll love you forever.
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Aug 5, 2015 12:52 PM (UTC)
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User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Aug 3, 2015 3:31 PM (UTC)
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She asked for a sip of my smoothie & my heart screamed to give her the world. Baby, today you can have whatever you want. #6daysandcounting #changingtides #imaweeperiweep
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jul 29, 2015 10:57 AM (UTC)
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It's amazing, the feeling that you get when I realize all of your wildest dreams are coming true. I was never one who wanted a career. But there were three things I did want. To design beautiful clothes. To be a model. And to write things that changed the hearts of men & women. I cried when I saw this photo last night. Because I design stunning wedding gowns. I'm not a model, but I work with them regularly. And just a few weeks ago, I started writing again. I'm a dreamer. A violent taker of the life I want to live.
#Repost @felisaneedham with @repostapp.
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Another capture from a recent vintage wedding shoot featuring vintage dresses reimagined by the amazingly talented Rachel Chambers of Vintage Pod @vintagepodetsy. It was such a dream to work with such lovely and gifted women! A lot of fun was had and artistic visions became realities! @praesuli -model @bloomcharlottesville - flowers @livejoys - hair and makeup @dreamingbravely - stylist and main coordinator @anjalbauman - assistant stylist
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jul 27, 2015 10:12 PM (UTC)
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This is my first Instagram video. Because I've hated them for years. But this. It was too good to not share. I taught her everything she knows!
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jul 22, 2015 4:00 PM (UTC)
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User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jul 20, 2015 1:41 PM (UTC)
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I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I think about the incredible things that happened over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who participated in the success; to everyone who offered encouragement & support. To everyone who went out & bought newspapers for me, to everyone who offered patience & kindness in the last few weeks. I wish I could tell you that the insanity has lifted, but I have a feeling that this is just the beginning! Thank you dear friends! #gratitude #thankyou #thatsawrap #vintage #wedding #modelandstylist
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jul 12, 2015 2:26 PM (UTC)
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Life gets really busy sometimes. But then there are days when you turn off your phone & run away from home to Mexican flea markets. Days when you eat tacos for breakfast & ice cream for lunch. Days when time doesn't exist. And those are the days I like the most. #slowdownsaturday #elote
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jul 10, 2015 6:09 PM (UTC)
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#Repost @vintagepodetsy with @repostapp.
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Today, both of my occupations collided. I was interviewed for the local paper, and had a photoshoot to showcase my vintage children's clothing. Nanny, entrepreneur, vintage tycoon, fashion stylist. So excited to see where life takes me next! #etsy #vintage #kidsclothes #vintageclothing #pollyflinders #vintagebaby
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jul 3, 2015 9:15 PM (UTC)
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"You're a peach!"
"No. You're a peach!" Life is found in the small moments of teaching a baby what a peach smells like & what it's like to eat them in the July heat; With juice running down your arm & a smile on your lips. My job is to give her a rich life experience. And my life experience includes peaches. So... #nannylife #reesesusanne #mypeach
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jun 28, 2015 1:37 PM (UTC)
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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Sometimes, you just have to {suit up} & {dress up} & let your best friends take you out.
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jun 19, 2015 2:05 PM (UTC)
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Success brings a lot of fulfillment to my life, but nothing like the fulfillment that I find in the beautiful friends I am surrounded by. Now, @_lexiadams come baaaaaaack!
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jun 16, 2015 11:12 AM (UTC)
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There are best friends. And then there is this girl. If you don't have the pleasure of knowing her, I actually feel sorry for you.

In the last year, she has proven to me over & over again that friendship is one of the greatest gifts you can ever hold. She makes me laugh so hard I can't breathe. She lays next to me when I just need to cry it out. She offers truth, even when it cuts like a knife, but also when it's the thing that brings healing & wholeness to my heart. She is my biggest fan, my constant encourager. She is stunning! And ridiculously talented. I'm so proud of her tenacity for life; Her ability to run into & past the hardest days of our lives.
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jun 14, 2015 1:40 PM (UTC)
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Laughter is good for the soul. It's good for growing up. Laughter is what keeps the wrinkle lines comin' & the beauty flowing!
User Image dreamingbravely Posted: Jun 13, 2015 9:39 PM (UTC)
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Taking a break from life this weekend. Going dancing, spending multiple days at the beach, and eating donuts. That's pretty much it. #staycation2015 #brittsdonuts #cbboardwalk #ilm