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My love affair with Paris started when I was a little girl. That little model of the Eiffel Tower you see? I bought that on my first trip to Paris, aged 8. There was something about the city that felt like a fairytale. I was swept eventually moved there in my twenties, living in a tiny, dolls house of a studio.
That’s why I love this book, Sundays in Paris, full of the memories of places I’ve been, but also new places still to be uncovered when the time comes to revisit the city that stole a piece of me.
Katherine @heitermagazine has put together a beautiful guide to Paris on her site, and together, because we love this city so much, we are pairing up to offer two people a copy of this beautiful book (more in my stories). All you have to do is make sure you follow @ourstorytime and @heitermagazine tell me why you would like to win (under this post). Your chances to win double if you also share the giveaway in stories (don‘t forget to tag @ourstorytime). Good luck! And if you don’t win, you can always purchase a copy from my store (link in profile). **A few notes (PLEASE READ):
Giveaway open until midnight CET Sunday 19th August 2018.
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The winners will be chosen in fair way and contacted via DM.
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This competition is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram.
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Entrants must live in Europe. Sorry to all our non-European friends!


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It's fascinating how small children see things. Where as an adult I only see a partially eaten piece of toast, my children recognize the shape of a butterfly in the very same piece of toast 🦋

I love watching my kids interpret everyday object creatively because it oftentimes shows me how easy it is to see the beautiful in everyday life.


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▪️ d i f f ▪️》 When I first saw this picture all I could think was how fat my arms look and how my tummy pokes out.

What I forgot to see was the way my skin is a mirror reflecting the light of the sun. Or how my tummy pokes out because of the little girl in my arms I have been enjoying for the last 7.5 months. I didn't see the beauty of laughter at some silly joke between Momo and her mommy.
This is why we need to think differently; so we can see the beauty in our current reality. This is why we must love ourselves; so we can better love those around us. I think differently for me, so I can be a better person for her.

Use promo code SELFCARE when you purchase your set of think differently affirmation cards (until August 18). .
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I got something fun in the works and I am so STOKED about it. This pic your first clue and yes I caved and bought a trendy “net” bag. But as you know, nothing is quite as it seems. Stay tuned for the stories! I’ll announce all the details in a new blog post later today.
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Never done before. Clumsy. Far from “aesthetically engaging”. Smudged. But alive, alive, alive. Oh — and the moment when the engraver goes deeper, the odd satisfaction of the ridiculous amount of resistance opposed by this tiny wooden universe. A sort of light filters through the blank spaces and I’m here to embrace it all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I don't always feel worthy. I've listened to lies, I've felt shame, and I've been broken.
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I've faced things that's made me question my self-worth -- from being bullied as a kid to finding myself in unhealthy relationships as I got older. Over time, these experiences hammered on the walls of my heart, cracking and chipping away at the truth about who I am and always will be.
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Those experiences did not define me and the truth is, they held no power against me.
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The truth is:
I am loved. I am chosen. I am worthy.
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Nothing can take away my worth. It was handpicked for me long before I was even born. It's my inheritance.
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I'm here today to let you know that worthiness is your inheritance too. The lies from the past, the shame you felt, the hurt you've been dealt, none of that defines who you are. You are WORTHY.
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Let "worthy" be an anthem that you sing over and over again. Shout it from the rooftop. Let the whole world know that it is who you are and it is who you choose to be.
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I am so honored to be an influencer for @theauthenticwomanseries campaign celebrating the worthiness of all women. I showed up today with a complete head-to-toe photo to celebrate the fact that from our head to our toes we are worthy. Please join me in this movement and share your head-to-toe photo on your story or on your grid and let the world know why you choose to celebrate your worth.
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If you choose to embrace your worthiness today, comment "I am worthy" below. 💕
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With the next issue being all about #GirlPower, we want to know which females are inspiring you? From girl crushes to women who are just plain bossing it, we wanna know! Tell us below... 💁🏻✌🏻 T-shirt available from the amazing @daisynatives ❤️💕


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“It’s so much work to grow closer to God.” We don’t say it - but we believe it. If we didn’t, why would we put it off for distractions, for easy tasks?
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I’m reading in Jeremiah in this year’s plan (I read through the Bible each year) and noticed something today. The Israelites were making a LOT of effort to worship their idols. More effort than was even required to worship God Himself. They were still worshipping, still spending time and money, still making sacrifices... just to the wrong things.
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Are we making sacrifices to the wrong things instead of making the one sacrifice that matters? Sacrificing time and energy to seek God, to put Him first, seems like such a commitment. But we commit the same amount of energy to our hobbies and our phones and whatever else distracts us. We are all sacrificing SOMEWHERE. So let’s make sure it’s in the right place.
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What’s something you find yourself going to instead of coming to the Lord in prayer & His Word? 👇🏼 I’ll share mine below❤️


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Gotta brighten up this grey day somehow 😇 Softening the blow of it now apparently being jumper weather that I am definitely not ready for. Canny be assed getting drizzled on for the sake of an outfit snap so here's one in my bedroom instead 👍🏻 Spotted this lil' jumper in the wonder that is the M&S sale (all hail yellow stickers) where it just looked like a plain jumper with 2 weird dangly bits, but turns out it wraps around and ties up nicely and I like very much. Not bad for £3.99 💁🏻‍♀️


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I had scheduled this post for yesterday on @Planoly so I could hand in my Master’s dissertation and then have my aunt (who’s visiting) stop telling me off for being on the phone all the time and still keep up with what the IG gurus say businesses should do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It had a caption about how the rainy days made me want a succulent for the home office, which looks a bit sad lately, now it’s been sunny it made no sense. My stats stayed the same, so I guess a lesson is there about taking time for ourselves one day and the world won’t end? A bit, you know, like a succulent. You only water them once a week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#livebeautifully #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #pursuepretty #lifelivedbeautifully #reclaimthehappy #chooselovely


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Hiding.


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Missing Grandma around here. The kiddies jump in her arms immediately whenever she arrives. They know she’s got overwhelming love, never ending kisses, the most comforting hugs, and of course....chocolate.


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This is a behind-the-scenes snapshot from a spontaneous whirlwind photo shoot with my sister! As you can see, we had high hopes for this particular photo shoot; I brought several outfit changes. However, we ended up only having time to photograph one outfit! 😂 You know what though? Aiming high always produces more results than aiming low, right? So, here’s to shooting for the stars! ✨ Happy Tuesday!
#aimhigh #shootforthestars #dreambig 📷 @pennyralenephotography


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Oh this old thing...
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In frame, the gorgeous @lindseymonahan12


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6 months with you 🖤


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La avena en copos es una buena elección 😄 Son carbohidratos, de modo que apetece (ya sabemos lo tentadores que son)... pero su absorción es muy lenta, lo que significa que nuestro organismo tiene que hacer un esfuerzo considerable durante un buen rato para procesarlos (o sea, que estará quemando calorías a lo loco mientras hacemos la digestión tiradas en la playa) 😝
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Feeling super anxious this morning 😖
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I don’t get anxious very often anymore since I’ve learned to manage it better. But I decided to go to work a little later today because I have a late meeting. As soon as I made this decision my nerves went through the roof.
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Changing my schedule won’t kill me but the uncertainty might 😂 And this is the exact reason why I need to try new things that make me uncomfortable. .
So in case you missed it —> check out my IG story to find out what new fun exciting project I’m working on that also has me anxious as all hell 😊
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Where in the world did summer gooo?! Truth be told, I’m dreaming of sweaters, nippy air, and that moment it allll turns from green to orange. Makes me so giddy. 🍂🍁🌾 But first, today, I’m thinking of all my friends sending littles off to school for the first time. What a big, brave, beautiful day. They (and you) are going to do so awesome. Happy Tuesday, everybody! 💕✨
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Have you ever felt called to write your story?

I don’t necessarily mean writing a book. Although, that might be what you feel called to do.

Writing your story can take many forms other than a published book. It can simply mean taking the time to reflect on what God is doing in the here and now.

Maybe like me you’d rather wait until the mess has been sorted out.

You know, that unresolved pain, the lingering diagnosis, the unrelenting grief. Yeah, that stuff.
I’d rather write my story from a place of victory.

When I feel as if I’ve overcome, then I know that there’s a story to be told. It will be an encouraging one that can point others to Christ.

But what happens when your story is messy? How about when you feel God nudging you to write your story right in the middle of the mess?
Can you relate?

Read the rest over on the blog about how God is using my story to show me His blessings. I'm sure He's doing the same for you too.

SunSparkleShine.com/write-your-story
Or follow the #linkinbio to the #SunSparkleShine blog.


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Hey friends, remember the other day when I asked you to vote if you want nautical holiday cards and 100% of the votes were yes? (The bears are still staying for now because I love them too🐻)Thank you for voting because this 🐙 is probably my favorite holiday card ever & I just had to show you because I’m really not great at keeping design secrets from you🤐 I think you’ll whaley like the whole set, that’s all I’ll say!

now accepting names for this buddy 👇🏻#nautical #sunniestholiday #octopus


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🌝hellooooo🌝
I’m a couple of months behind schedule but I’ve started painting again with my #turneracrylgouache and it’s a lot of fun. Early days and very messy lines but here’s a little series on starting work on. I’m still very much keeping on caking tbh! I’ve never really painted architecture and it’s quite soothing! 🏢💒🏫


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No matter what season I’m in, God places a song in my heart that speaks to me and brings encouragement and healing. Right now, it’s “I Won’t Let You Go” by Lauren Daigle and Switchfoot. What’s your song right now?


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Before we start adding items to the shopping cart, one of the first things that I do in my styling projects is to take inventory of what they already own. We can get so phased with our stuff (#preachingtomyself 🙋🏼‍♀️) that we have a hard time re-imagining how pieces could be used in a new way. .
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TAKING INVENTORY does 3 things:
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3️⃣ Helps us shed what is no longer serving us (what we no longer love, use or need)
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You’d be amazed at all of the ways in which you can change up a room with pieces that you already own. Interested in giving it a try?? I’d love to help you out!
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True wisdom right here!! Pause, collect yourself and then act!
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With the coming wedding season, I wanted to make sure I prepped everyone I know about how to choose a wedding photographer for themselves! It isn’t as easy as it looks and I have been getting so many questions from my newly engaged friends on how to pick a wedding photographer! Head on over to see my best tips!
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Second shot with @lauraannewatson
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You’re all that and dim sum 😜🥟🥢


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De ommekeer in het weer geeft meer dan regen alleen. De frisse wind maakt dat ik me iets beter kan indenken hoe ik het nieuwe schooljaar voor me wil zien. Wat gaan we nu echt eens toevoegen aan ons ritme en wat wil ik juist niet? Iets in de strekking als, meer de rust bewaren en minder de haast toelaten. Ik maakte een simpele dagritmelijst voor mijzelf. Niet om angstvallig aan vast te houden, maar om de juiste koers te volgen. De lijst ligt alvast klaar voor straks. We genieten nog van ruim 2 weken zomervakantie! #lijstjesmeisje #rustregelmaatreinheid #allesopzijntijd


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I’m a day late with my back to school post, maybe it’s because if it was me, I’d definitely be rolling my eyes....which I always got in trouble for.
BUT regardless, I just want to wish everyone a GREAT school year, especially you seniors - enjoy every minute, even the annoying ones. 💛💛


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So I might have just eaten one of those huge pink meringues for lunch... 🤤


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Real talk.


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Warm Summer evenings.
Cotton candy skies.
The aromas of fresh food cooking in local eateries filled the air.
The lights on the pier illuminated the horizon.
The distant sound of laughter and muted hum of music from nearby clubs passed smoothly through my ears.
The gentle sound of waves that brushed against the shore were a constant reminder that this
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Surround yourself with people who will encourage you, hold you accountable, challenge you, and call you forth. If your inner circle doesn’t consist of this, you might need to find another inner circle.


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Hey everyone, happy Tuesday (I think?)
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Lost sense of time, but still want to keep things interesting! So let's get down to a fact about my vacation: I COULD have bought a new bathing suit. An ethical, beautiful bathing suit that I'd love. But I had plenty of old ones. Sure, I didn't love them, but I realized that throwing them out would be just as wasteful. So I reached a compromise. I pulled out a sports bra I'd always loved but never really worn under anything, and brought it as a bathing suit top instead. And you know what? It's doing just fine! No money spent, and I'm using a piece of clothing that hadn't gotten a ton of love before. Win! 😉


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Calm water = calm mind. Canandaigua Lake, NY was a little slice of heaven for our family trip. #liznemethphoto #canandaigualake


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I just ate a full bag of cookies. That’s all I have to say about this Tuesday so far.


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Exploring Glasgow has been a lot of fun! We've been out and about to a few different sights, including the beautifully restored Willow Tea Rooms.

Mackintosh is one of my all-time favourite architect/designer. He created the tea rooms with such eye for detail and also a use of space, not just considering how it was styled but how people would use it.
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"I am just one human being" ---- Dalai Lama


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Overshot memories. ➰ Dreaming of weaving this pattern again! It was so rewarding, and incredibly tactile.
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There is a cloud ...
Every seed, buried in sorrow
You will call, forth in its time
You are Lord, Lord of the harvest
Calling our hope, now to arise
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#Inspiration to have a can do attitude at all times.
誰の真似もする必要はない。自分の道を探しなさい。#motivationmonday


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sweet baby at the sweetest place on earth 💓


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"I literally just wanted to be here, so I packed up and moved here in October.
I'm in grad school so that's kind of what's keeping me here. I study international crime and justice at John Jay. Ideally, in a year or two, I want to be working for the FBI. I'm thinking counterintelligence, you know being a data analyst or a special agent. I love New York City, and if I could live here forever I think I would, so if I was able to get a position at the New York branch, I would definitely take that.
You know I grew up in a cow town in a great area, which was awesome, but it was physically opposite of New York City. Out of a whim, I packed up and moved here, lived in an okay area with an okay roommate, but I didn't have a job, I didn't know if I was going to get accepted into school, I started from nothing when I got here, and now I'm working five days a week at the restaurant and I'm in grad school full time starting again in September, and hopefully I'll have a job lined up once I get out. It's exciting." 👟: @nike

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"I don't feel like I have one defined style, I feel like I flip flop back and forth between feminine, tomboy, Parisian, eclectic, a mixture of all things. I gravitate towards the Parisian, sort of minimalist effortless, style." 👟: @everlane

Want to be featured or know someone who has great shoes or a story to share? Like, tag, DM or comment below!
#intheirshoesnyc
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M's side eye game is strong , lol 💓 late post of our daily FRIYAY adventures ✨


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Back to our favorite FRIYAY spot ✨ Cheers to ball pits and sixty straight hours together ❤️ #madelynameliac


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Reminiscing back to my sweet baby's twoti fruity ❤️


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If this isn't the cutest airport outfit, (better yet anytime outfit..) I don't know what is! & plus it was the perfect outfit to end our Bahama's trip in as we arrived and took over Florida for a couple of days 💓 #reminisingtolastweekathebeach


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