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Scott + Olivia sitting in (on) a tree… ❤️
#love

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Photo taken at: Sparta, Michigan

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What if she could be saved BEFORE she enters a life of trafficking?! It is an honor to partner with @lovejusticeintl to bring awareness and opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people around the world! Did you know that 24-40 million people are in slavery around the world? That is absolutely horrific. LoveJusticeInternational steps in during the process of trafficking to rescue women BEFORE they’re tricked into a life of slavery. They have saved over 13,500 lives… YOU GUYS!! We have the chance to be the hands and feet of Jesus, even if that’s simply investing in & equipping people like LoveJustice to be able to continue to do their work! It costs a little over $100/month to save a life, to SAVE A LIFE! I am moved and shaken by this organization and hope you feel a tug in your heart to support them!
Why ‘Project Beautiful’?
“We believe every life is beautiful.
She is a child of God, and He knows her by name.
She is worth everything to Him.
She is not just a victim.
She is human. She is precious.
She deserves to be free.
Because every life is beautiful.”
📷: @kelseyhettinga
#projectbeautiful #projectbeautifulpartner #maydayforjustice
#moderndayslavery #humanrights

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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I’ve been so out of my groove, you guys! I mean in all honesty – I struggle like mad with the whole IG thing. Mostly because it can be such a time suck! I love that it’s such a great tool for building community & supporting people/things I believe in but I hate that it also really messes with people who come searching for validation on a platform that lacks so much real ness. Whatevs though, ya know!? I know… deep. 😂 Shout out to @clothandcabin for this gray shirt I’m totally obsessed with!
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#ootd #whatiwore #outfitideas #feminine #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment #bettertogether #dreamer #doer #dreamchaser

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This amaze balls print was just added to our giveaway at Bright + a Becoming event in LESS THAN A WEEK!! **7 pop ups in one location – three 15 min creative talks on the basics of a wardrobe, cozifying our fav spaces & a crash course on calligraphy, entry to a giveaway worth $1000 (yeah you read that right!), sips/sweets/bomb cheese plates & tons of incredible women to mingle with! We have a few tickets left for purchase or feel free to come shop when shopping opens free to the public at 7:30pm on June 21! For more details and tickets go to Bright and Becoming on Facebook!

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I’ve been trying to understand where we (as in way too many of us) developed the behavior of believing our insecurities and struggles should be buried instead of confronted. I know that what leads us there is different for everyone, yet somehow we settle into a common behavior – we hide. We bury. We choose to maintain a hidden identity & are fooled into thinking we can thrive there. Let me tell you about the day I realized I was operating that way – I woke up at 3:30am convinced I was having a heart attack. I couldn’t catch my breath, I was sweating profusely, my heart was acting like that tiny silver ball in a pin ball machine & I was paralyzed by fear. I sat up in my dark room while my husband slept peacefully by my side & I started talking to the Lord & asking Him, pleading with Him to help me and in a moment I heard His still, small voice say 2 words to me – anxiety attack.
For me that was the moment I realized I had settled a behavior that was crippling me. For years I thought that I was capable of living my life unscathed even though so many real, deep, painful circumstances were lying in wait because I never asked for help. And honestly, no one asked me either. I felt isolated and broken but in that moment, when I had a name for what was happening, I understood that I had a choice. I could live there & stay in my brokenness because sharing it meant I was weak, it meant I had to share the pain I had been protecting for so long and that was a scary thought. Isn’t that amazing?! I chose to protect the very thing that was ruining my life because I had shame – God is NOT a God of shame.
The very next morning I called someone for help and I never looked back! That doesn’t mean I didn’t still struggle, I had to fight hard to find freedom. Guys, the people around us need us! They need us to be present & aware, not selfish. Not consumed with social media or disconnected – our friends and our family members are fighting battles of their own and they shouldn’t have to fight them alone! God is GOOD, He brings light into dark areas and helps us pull up the roots of our issues and behaviors so that new life can grow!
Be aware of your people and love them well!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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GIVEAWAY WINNER!!! @ariannakae I’m so excited we get to meet you at Bright + Becoming on June 21!!! You’re now entered into the $1000 giveaway, you get to enjoy all of the tasty treats and drinks, mingle with some of the most magical women in GR, pre-shop 7 local boutiques, learn about some exciting things with female girl bosses AND you get a 1 hour styling session with me!!! Let’s be friends!! So happy! DM me with your email address and let’s make your spot official!! **Limited spots are still available for purchase to the event so grab one at Bright and Becoming on Facebook and meet us there!!**
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#grmi #grandrapids #grandrapidsmi #michigan #giveaway #michigrammer #michiganevents #westmichigan #grevents

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Heeeyyyy yoooou guys!! My name’s Olivia… Liv, Livy, Olive, O… ya know, whatever ya feelin’! There are few things I don’t have much patients for – they include ants, my husbands video game marathons, fake people & diarrhea. I have to believe some of you can relate to at least one of those! Ps.
That was just for fun, I hope you laughed and didn’t unfollow me because I used an unladylike word… fake, def not diarrhea! (Sorry not sorry!) Now, for things about me that actually matter – I am a happy person (unless my kids are whining, then I want to hurt things), I have always really loved fashion! Not the cliche kind, the kind that pertains to real life and everyday women – like you. I chose to be a personal stylist because I care about women just tryin to be the truest, most confident version of themselves & we all know that when we feel good about our clothes it really helps a sista out. •
I love the idea of pets & have a major soft spot for bunnies, but most animals (the kind with fur) make my jaw itch – so weird. • I grew up as a country girl here in Michigan, the kind that swung over ponds holding onto weepy willow branches and catching tad poles in the ditches. I treasure my childhood and the 50 acres of land I grew up running around naked on! Relax, 50 acres means no one could see me & also I was like 5 – I just wanted to get ya riled up. • one of my most fav things (aside from fresh flowers in my house, coffee, wood fired pizza & the sun) is authentic, non-judgmental people. People who aren’t afraid to be completely true to who they are no matter who their company is. The kind of people that are the same in person & on their instagram, not trying to impress or cover up who they really are. • Lastly, I’m the weirdo in the movie theater by myself on a regular basis and there ain’t NO SHAME in my game!! • but for real, what you see is what you get with me – I’m glad you’re here hanging on my feed and I hope you thoroughly enjoy trolling to see what I’m all about. #thisisme
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#realtalk #reallife #happyheart
#country #thatsdarling #chasinglight #happy #style #hereiam #dreamer #chasingdreams #whoiam #bereal #realwomen

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Aaawwww Girl, you need accessories!? @thirdandcostudio gotchu covered and they’ll be at Bright + Becoming in just over 2 weeks!!! So here’s the deets:
Bright & Becoming is happening June 21 in Grand Rapids!!! Connect with other women, get inspired with three 15 minute segments packed with styling tips, how to cozy up your spaces & handlettering made easier (@liv_styled @thecozinessconsultant @liefdesign ) – 30 minutes of pre shopping with SEVEN handpicked local shops (yes, all in one room! 🤤) – sips & sweets and a massive giveaway! All of this for $22!!! Check the Bright & Becoming Facebook page for tickets (and for real, don’t wait – we have had such a great response and tickets are limited!).
Can’t wait to see you June 21st for the best girls night out!!

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GIVEAWAY INCLUDES: Free entry to the event & 1 hour styling session in your closet with me!! I am so excited about the Bright + Becoming event in GR this month & I want you to join me! 7 amazing stores in one place (tap to see who!), giveaways valued at over $700, 3 15-minute workshops from a personal stylist, interior designer and hand lettering genius, sips, treats and much more! Follow the instructions below to enter to win or visit https://bit.ly/2s8Jkes to purchase yours for JUST $22 now!
1. Like this post
2. Follow our event sponsors @liv_styled and @thecozinessconsultant
3. Tag three friends who need to join you!
We will contact the winner through DM June 10. May the odds be ever in your favor! 🤩

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I was thinking about this sweet shoot I styled & I’m falling in love with it all over again! Look at the moment of that dress though!! 🤤 ••
I hope you guys had the best long weekend! I found the tastiest rainbow veggie + lime crema salad recipe that I’ll make for the rest of my life, suh gud! But the best part was having a sleepover with 2 of our besties @kelseyhettinga & her husband Tim. We made margs & watched a movie then they crashed in the guest room. Kelsey and I made coffee together in the morning, got ready & went shopping and then prepped food for a bbq with the rest of our besties! @kaleighdsimmons @amberannie @ @djorn0.
My heart is so filled up & so grateful for our little community of buddies! 📷: @helloimemmaquinn
Hair&makeup: @launchsalon
Model: @alyssamcelheny
Dress from: @springsweet

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