This child. She teaches me so much about life without even knowing. She finds beauty in the simplest of things. She takes time to soak in senses; sight, touch, and smell. She doesn’t fail to acknowledge little pieces of her day as if they’re bigger, more important.
But maybe she does this without knowing. She does it out of the most genuine place in her heart. She brings to light that it’s important to stop and soak in the little things because if not, they’re taken for granted with no importance. She acknowledges every little piece in her life with curiosity and tenderness.
Things that make me smile: changing into comfy clothes as soon as I get home, the smell of freshly cut grass (thanks @ohgooditssteven), and when I can get people laughing like this during photos shoots. @simplyfaaz you're the cutest!
So is it crazy that we are already planning for 2020!? Our biggest goal is just to travel, travel, travel. Exploring new places and wandering is my absolute favorite things to do. Brings so much richness into my life that I love exposing my children to the world out there. We have some top spots we want to explore. Right now top on the list is Arizona and Lake Tahoe.
Share with my some beautiful places to visit! I want to learn!
I’ve been told many times: “you don’t look like you have depression.” Maybe it’s true... I don’t tend to wear around a name tag or uniform that proclaims “HI I’M KRISTYN! I suffer from depression! :(“ But I do. And I write about it sometimes. So if you want, check the link in my bio. Life isn’t always what it seems to be on Instagram or even by the smile on my face. I hope you read and I hope that it helps someone else who might be going through the same thing. ❤️
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. -George Bernard Shaw
These playful waves certainly beckon the inner child in me to come out and play 🧜♀️
Sound on for your north fork moment of zen 🧡
Dear Luca, you are 4 months old. I think what you may be known for is your smile. We always knew you’d bring light,*hence your name meaning* but you smile at nearly everyone! Even strangers! (You didn’t get that from momma). You bring so much light and joy to everyone you meet.I’ve even been wondering if you will be an extrovert. And that laugh of yours, ahh it’s contagious. You’ve begun to detest your car seat unless someone is back there with you, and your Tia Kenzie is pretty good at getting those mid crying belly laughs out of you. You grab your feet all the time, and are juuuust about to start rolling over. Oh and we can’t forget that you had your first taste of food. Papi gave you some nectarine and you were living for it! Take your time little man. Keep growing at your own pace. No rush from us. We love you dearly and relish every second we’re blessed with you. 💙
A very late farewell to my beautiful month of Ramadan. Thank you for giving me sustenance through out the day. Thank you for the memories in the kitchen, cooking with my mama. Thank you to my students and their open minds for embracing the idea of Ramadan, no matter how small they are. They helped me stay on my patience & kindness- a requirement during Ramadan. In this month, we starve our bellies all month to feed our souls.
This vibrant mix was put together by my mama & I. What vegetables do you see here? What do you think the after looked like? These got mixed with chickpea flour & water to become #pakora .
Growing up, my uncle had a restaurant named after the province that we’re from. #Kandahar Restaurant. The smells wavered through the restaurant and even though the restaurant is closed, we’re lucky enough to have a #bite whenever we stop by. Family, good conversation & Kabob. It’s always the #simplethings . Are you really #afghan if you don’t like Kabob!!? Just joking, my sis is a #vegetarian 🤩 my favorite part is always the #afghanbread that lines the bottom, and soaks all the #juices up. Bombombomb!!! What’s your favorite Middle Eastern spot in the bay?? Goooo!!!! PS: The Muslim Ban is in effect as of today. Many of us can no longer host the family that we luv so much. 😔
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Ex-Props are products that have been used in photoshoots (either our own or for magazine features). Some of them have signs of use and wear while others are pretty much brand new. We offer these products up for sale periodically at a considerably reduced price which reflects the amount of wear they have. ⠀
We usually only have one or two of each item available for sale so they tend to sell out very fast. To give the people on our mailing list the best chance of getting what they want, we send out an email with all of the items that will be available plus the prices a little in advance to give people a chance to decide what they want. We also only send out the time and date that the sale will be going live to our mailing list. ⠀
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