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User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Jul 4, 2012 7:59 PM (UTC)

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Nothing says Happy Independence Day like a flying chihuahua. #inbend

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User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 4, 2017 2:35 AM (UTC)

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A good, imperfect, just-right first night of #Advent.
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 1, 2017 3:46 AM (UTC)

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#Advent starts this Sunday, December 3. If you’ve tried (or even just wanted) to do something for it in the past, but then gave up by day 11 because it was just too much, I AM WITH YOU. This has been me for years. Advent has meant more to me the past few years than it ever has, and yet everything out there made it feel SO COMPLICATED. So... I made my own Advent Guide for our family. I based it on the timeless, globally-recognized Book of Common Prayer, and it involves 5 candles, a short reading and question, and a curated song to stream each day. Or, not every day - because real life, people, and real life means some nights you’re barely home and you just can’t keep up with a flingin-flangin Jesse Tree. With this Guide, if I have to skip a day, or three, or five, it’s no big deal. We’re never behind - we just pick up and flip to the right day, zero problem. It’s super simple. But it’s meaningful, and meaty, and meets us right where we’re at. If you’d like to use Guide - or if you’ve just always wondered what the heck Advent even is - I’ve made it available for you, and includes an Advent 101 primer. It’s intentionally low-cost, to make it accessible for anyone (just covers my time making it). And it’s open-and-go - you hardly need anything, and with it you’ve got plenty of time to be ready by this Sunday. Link in my profile to check it out, at http://theartofsimple.net/Advent ✨🕯
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Nov 29, 2017 10:07 PM (UTC)
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71 degrees + hyper-blue sky + red/yellow leaves still hanging out with green friends + wearing shorts as I take this pic = an accurate synopsis of central Texas, late November. 🍃🍂
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:26 PM (UTC)

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Well, it’s been several months in the making, and it’s finally done - we massively updated our site design! 👩🏾‍🎨 Things are easier to find, easier to read, and overall easier on the eyes. We’re still clearing out cobwebs and changing out lightbulbs, but take a look around, if you haven’t yet: http://theartofsimple.net Link in my profile, but I’ll admit - the desktop version is prettier than the mobile. ❤️ (📷: @citrusholly)
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Nov 7, 2017 1:39 AM (UTC)

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Y’all, this is fun-slash-entirely-unexpected: my book #AtHomeintheWorld has been nominated by @goodreads for Best Memoir of 2017! It’s one of those things where I can 100% say it’s an honor just to be nominated, really and truly (plus, now I can say “I ran against Hillary Clinton” entirely out of context.) If you’re so inclined, go vote for my book and all your wildest dreams will come true. Click the link in my profile, at https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-memoir-autobiography-books-2017 🏡🌏
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Nov 4, 2017 1:27 PM (UTC)

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Around here, celebrating 15 years of marriage looks like: the kids spending the night at the grandparents, walking to dinner at the French-American bistro in your neighborhood you’ve not yet tried, staying up till 1 am talking on the couch like you’re still in college, and watching The Big Sick in bed the next morning while debating whether to walk to the beloved diner for pancakes or the tortilleria for breakfast tacos. Oh, and this is key - all while completely neglecting the chores and fixer-upper projects staring you in the face. Because they’ll still be there, like always, and you’ve pledged to keep doing the dishes and kid-raising together for as long as you both live, so it’s good once in a while to pause and celebrate that with French food, mixed drinks you wouldn’t make at home, and lazy Saturday mornings in the town you love. ❤️ Here’s to 15 years, love, and here’s to at least 50 more. 🥂
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Nov 2, 2017 11:59 AM (UTC)

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User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 31, 2017 9:50 PM (UTC)

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Happy Halloween from two seekers and a keeper! #hufflepuff #gryffindor ⚡️
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 29, 2017 10:21 PM (UTC)

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Prepping for Tuesday... ⚡️🎃
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 28, 2017 4:07 PM (UTC)
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My budding entrepreneur and her friend are at the #actonchildrensbusinessfair today! They’ve made sterling silver necklaces and earrings, including but not limited to roses🌷 and deathly hallows⚡️. If you’re in Austin, come support young business owners. (And follow my Instastories today to see more smart ideas from the fair!)
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 21, 2017 10:43 PM (UTC)
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The Biltmore is, in a word, impressive. 😮❤️🏡 @biltmoreestate
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 21, 2017 4:26 PM (UTC)

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I got my mom's phone. She doesn't know I'm doing this!😜Fun @ the Nest Fest!
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 19, 2017 6:53 PM (UTC)
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Fun to find a book on my TBR list at this campsite's Free Little Library! Also fun to add a signed copy of my book. ❤️📚 #athomeintheworld #oxfall2017
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:47 PM (UTC)
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This wasn't terrible. And by that I mean, it was divine. 🍨#oxfall2017
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 16, 2017 2:32 PM (UTC)
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It's early fall, it's our first school break, and our backpacks were sad from unuse. So, we're roadtripping to NC for #thenestfest. 🍁 It's good to be out and about! As our youngest said yesterday, "It feels good to be traveling again. It makes me feel like ourselves." 🏕#oxfall2017
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 9, 2017 6:22 PM (UTC)

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A certain 7-year-old's excited about an upcoming vacation. 🏕
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Oct 6, 2017 5:00 PM (UTC)

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So thrilled to be at one of my favorite places in the country in a few weeks... Come hang with me! October 21, just outside Charlotte, NC at @thenester'a lovely place - come enjoy beautiful fall weather, amazing vendors, food trucks, live music, and fantastic fellow authors. Kids welcome, tickets cheap, should be SO fun! Would love to meet you. ☕️ Link in profile for more info, at http://thenester.com/fest17. 🍁#thenestfest
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Sep 19, 2017 2:19 PM (UTC)

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Backyard still life. #itssimplytuesday I spoke at a conference this past weekend, and I also opened enrollment for one of my courses, which meant work was busy. A good busy, but still busy. But when it stops, I ALWAYS find my body and soul shaking with the need to do ordinary, quotidian things. It's where our lives are made to live most, after all. After being on stage, I absolutely HAVE to dust the bookshelves, putter in the backyard, and hang laundry to dry in the afternoon sun (yep - I love doing it old school). My friend @emilypfreeman has a new podcast that's like weekly spiritual direction for my soul (really), and her new episode today was on more-or-less just this thing. We're not made to be noticed. It's not what our souls want, even if our social media feeds tell us otherwise. Click on the link in my profile if you'd like to check out Emily's podcast, at http://emilypfreeman.com/podcast/. 👚👖
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Sep 17, 2017 2:38 PM (UTC)

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Fall is a time, oddly enough, new beginnings - we often treat it as a second New Year. It's a time for walks, journals, music, plans. It's a good time for asking questions about who you are, what you're about, and if your life is lining up with those things. 🍂 That's what we do in Like Your Life, and it's open through tomorrow (Mon, Sept. 18). A self-paced course that leads you through the same blueprint I use to help me zero in on what I'm personally about. Plus, right now I've also got an optional 6-week accountability group, if you'd like to check in with me + others regularly to ask questions and stay on track. Thousands have walked through the blueprint... Join us? Click the link in profile to learn more, at http://likeyourlife.me?tsh=3IG And? Happy almost fall, y'all. 🙌🏻🍁
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Sep 15, 2017 6:21 PM (UTC)

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Finally reading this. 📕 Have you read it? Thoughts?