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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: Jan 15, 2018 9:25 PM (UTC)

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Today’s office, real-life edition: a favorite thrift store chair, laundry that needs folding, ratty carpet we still haven’t taken up (#houseofox), a favorite new mug full of favorite coffee, a water jar from Maui, and a playlist that lets me pretend I’m in a French coffee shop (where I’d never actually work on my computer, because of all the cigarette smoke and slow wifi). Prepping for tomorrow’s episode of @thesimpleshow & so excited about sharing it. Oh, and my intern #ginnyox sleeping on the job again. Translation: another lovely day in the life. ❤️
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Jan 12, 2018 4:29 PM (UTC)

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Y’all... I’m starting a second podcast. Because women do amazing things and we need to celebrate each other. Because we need to inspire the next generation of women. Because men need to remember the work of half the population. Launches Jan 25... Listen to the trailer! Link in profile at http://womensworkshow.com Oh, and follow the show’s new insta: @womensworkshow 👩🏻‍🔬👩🏾‍🎨👩🏼‍🏫👩🏼‍🔧👩🏽‍💻👩🏿‍🍳
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Jan 8, 2018 8:11 PM (UTC)

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Today I heard someone talk about why we make so many resolutions on January 1, why we run marathons on our 40th bdays (not ME, mind you, but some of us), and why rites of passage like weddings and graduations mean so much to us: because mentally and emotionally, we like closed loops. TV shows take advantage of this human-wired need for closed loops—they’ll wrap up an episode, then in the last 5 minutes, give us a cliffhanger that forces us to click ‘next’ because we HAVE to watch the next episode. We like bookmarking time with closed loops; we like ending chapters and beginning new ones in our lives. (This is also probably why I love starting new journals at the start of a new year.)
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It’s a good thing to tap into these closed loops, I think, because we’re hard-wired for them as humans. And it’s why in my class, Like Your Life (UPDATE: NOW CLOSED), we talk about setting 90-day goals—you get that closed-loop feeling repeatedly all throughout the year, accomplishing little things that actually matter to you; unique-to-you goals that you decide make your life sweeter, more aligned with your values, more YOU. The first half, you uncover that. The second half, you make a plan based on what you just discovered about yourself.
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Learn more about the class and sign up for the next wait list at http://likeyourlife.me
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Jan 2, 2018 5:33 PM (UTC)

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ICYMI... follow @thesimpleshow to know when new Simple Show episodes drop... like this morning. 💇🏻‍♀️
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Jan 2, 2018 4:55 PM (UTC)

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There are reasons for these photos that the photo alone doesn’t capture - like a pile of pine cones (15 years of marriage), long hair (turning 40), and tables (much-needed time away with friends). But yeah - these encapsulate 2017 fairly well. Happy 2018, friends. I’m hopeful. 💥 #2017bestnine
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 29, 2017 5:44 PM (UTC)
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User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 26, 2017 10:59 PM (UTC)

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Used bookstore finds. Which should I start first? 📚
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 23, 2017 5:20 PM (UTC)

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For your holiday merriment, here’s a Texan dog experiencing Oregon snow for the first time. 🐶❄️ #ginnyox
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 23, 2017 2:33 AM (UTC)

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I’m so glad we bothered to drive our Advent candles 2,000 miles northwest to the grandparents’ house.
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 21, 2017 8:06 PM (UTC)

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The drive to Bend is one of my favorites. I sure miss living here. 🌲❄️#inbend
User Image tshoxenreider Posted: Dec 17, 2017 5:35 AM (UTC)

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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... ⚡️🎃