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everyone’s favorite moccasins

Freshly picked moccs.
So what’s all the hype anyways?!
Well well well… Let me tell you.
To put it simply,
they are the best.

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Susan is one incredible woman and it all flows down from her. She is innovative, practical, resourceful, hands on, and hilarious! She genuinely cares about about her customers and it is evident by the product she creates.
//she is captivating//

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The moccasins themselves- they are 100% genuine leather, buttery soft, and come in a multitude of colors! They complete any outfit and the soft sole makes them excellent for little walkers.

In my opinion the suede are more durable and wear better for the long haul. They are also better for little crawlers who are dragging the tops of their feet all over the place.

Another thing that I love about them is how easy they are to slide on and how well they stay on! My kids won’t keep socks on for anything. They pull them off constantly or they slip off and then they are gone for good. I was slightly apprehensive about the moccs because I was nervous they’d kick them/pull them off. So far so good. I’ve never lost one and no one has ever even ripped on off them self! // knock on wood //

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Finally, I have to just mention that their customer service is out of this world! Super helpful and accommodating!
Freshly Picked

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Let’s talk Instagram!

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Instagram has been such a beautiful and inspiring experience for me. It’s not only a creative outlet but it’s also a close knit community that I’ve so graciously been accepted into. I know there can be clicks//insecurities//comparison issues that take place but I choose to focus on the positive

I am thankful for the opportunity to document my daily life in little squares.

I am thankful for the true friendships that I have made.

I am thankful for the opportunity it has given my small business in regards to sales && collaborations.

On top of all that my little family has been blessed with opportunities to promote brands like freshly picked, camp wolf, the seeding project, white rabbit, mark it with a q, geo fox apparel, rad republic threads, and little boogaweezin! It has been such an incredible adventure! Hopefully we are representing you all well! We feel humbled and honored.

Cheers to even more friendships and opportunities!

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Bow and bow tie c/o Mark it with a q!
Gold moccs by freshly picked

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Words && a whole lotta photos//

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On Valentine’s Day a friend of mine posted on Facebook something that has really got me thinking. She lost the one she loves tragically and now she is left on earth while he is in heaven. She was reflecting on the comments people make on V-day about singles being miserable every February 14th and about how it can be quite hurtful and insensitive. It really convicted me. Not because I’m blabbing judgments on single people on valentines day but because I am guilty of complaining or casting judgment about all sorts of random things without considering the journey others are on. I never want to be a person who speaks flippantly but in order to not be a person like that I need to make a conscious decision and renew my mind regularly. I need to remain in Him for He is love. Today and everyday I choose love. I choose grace. I choose joy. I choose honesty && self control. What do you choose?

Now for your viewing pleasure while you think//

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What they wore
Phinneus:
bow tie – c/o camp wolf
red jeans- Levi’s
button up- target
jean jacket- Levi’s
moccs- freshly picked

Tallulah:
bow- c/o camp wolf
overalls- vintage // from her dada
tights- target
moccs- freshly picked

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//Workin// for the weekend.

Life for the Holstrom crew is pretty busy, so we are always looking forward to our weekends together. I like to keep our schedule full while my husband would prefer to just hang- yet he’s the one with all the demanding commitments. I just wanna do the fun stuff! Ha!
Our weekends are typically devoted to family time but this weekend was a bit different. The hubs is the worship pastor at our church and they had their annual planning meeting. So that meant he was out of town for the weekend and I was hangin with the kids solo. ||All you single mamas rule ps.||
We spent some time with friends, went to the mall and rode the carousel, snuggled, phinn did a ton of drumming, we all wrestled, ate some yummy food, took naps, watched some cat in the hat, listened to what does the fox say, || roughly three hundred and twenty six times || && of course had a little photoshoot with TimerCam. •obviously•

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What did you spend your weekend doing?!

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Lou- headband•leggings•and tee (boys section), Target. Sweater, Carter’s. Moccs, Freshly Picked.
Phinn- green jeans && tee, Target. Sneakers, Old Navy.
Mama- jacket, forever21. Guns and roses tee, Cotton On. Jeans- vintage Levi’s (again). Sneakers, Converse.

//Chair- garage sale score.//

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Dress for success.

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Being a stay at home mom is such a privilege. However, it also means I have very few activities I HAVE to get to. That being said it’s pretty easy to just stay in sweats and a top knot all day long. Ya feel me? I mean the nannies and babes at the park don’t mind one bit. But I mind! I have started to come to terms with a fact that I really already knew but was just ignoring. The way that I look really affects the way that I feel. I’m not super high maintenance by any means but there are a few things I’ve gotta do in order to feel good. When I take the time to get dressed in something cute, put on a little makeup, and dare I even say schedule a shower I am a better wife, mama, and friend! Of course some days are lazy days or just plain bad days but what I am learning is that sometimes my day goes that way simply because I do not put the effort into myself to make me feel good. So that being said sometimes you just gotta get dressed and snap a few photos to shake you out of that funk!

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What we wore:
Phinn- tee, Nordstrom. jeans, Levi’s. sneakers, Old Navy.
Louie- leggings, Target, tee, Cotton On Kids, jacket, the Gap. moccs, Freshly Picked. felt bow, handmade by mama.
Mama- button up, Forever 21. Knit sweater, Nordstrom. jeans vintage Levi’s. booties && sunnies, Target.

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||n o t|| Just friends.

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Growing up I can remember hearing from my mom all sorts of references about how we were not friends. As a mouthy teenager she would correct me regularly with, “don’t talk to me like I’m one of your friends.” At the time I was frustrated and annoyed, thinking to myself, “uh you think I’d talk to my friends like this?! I actually like them!” |yikes!!| But as I matured, I got it. I wasn’t treating her with the respect she deserved. I was too comfortable and down right rude far too often. Thankfully I have outgrown the major attitude… Right mom?!

When I was about eighteen my mom started to tell me that she wanted to be my friend. That she was hopeful that we would be able to make the shift and grow in our relationship. I have the upmost respect for my mom because of all the hard work she put in to really shape me into the person God desired for me to be. I wasn’t easy and she never gave up! That’s huge!! Now that I’m twenty seven |holy smokes how am I 27?!| and a mama myself I can say we are friends.

Her example has taught me so much about how I want to be as a mama-about the importance of boundaries. However, I am not looking forward to having to establish that boundary with my own babies as they grow up. Right now I can honestly say they are my number one buddies. I love hanging out with them and seeing life through their eyes. I fear the day where I have to draw the hard lines and communicate that for a season we can’t just be buddies. Or worse they don’t want to be my friend! || oh the horror ||

But for now they are my go to crew and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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