Every year when September rolls around, it’s a big deal. You can sense something different in the air. It’s more crisp, romantic, and the human spirits get uplifted. Perhaps we all realize that when fall arrives the holidays will soon follow. Autumn is my most favorite time of the year so inside I’m just gleaming. Hello hot sips (yummy pumpkin lattes) and light layering.

September is also when I grow one year older, wiser, and hopefully continue to evolve as a wife and mother. I used to say age is just a number and that I feel twenty-something inside. Sadly, this is no longer the case. I can’t keep up with the kids’ energy. My bedtime is at 9pm prompto. And most surprisingly, I don’t really care to spend hours at the mall. Nowadays, I’m always in the decluttering mode and sometimes the thought of buying any more than what I need to survive makes me sick to my stomach. This is not acting like you’re twenty-something.

And yet this is not the biggest change in my life right now. The biggest change has to do with this little girl named Zoey. She’s starting Pre-K next week! I can’t believe how time truly flies and our little Z is growing up so fast. She’s actually starting to put me in my place. When mommy gets too excited or loud (she no longer calls me mommy which makes me sad), she’ll say “Mom, calm down!”  It’s completely heartbreaking.

Coffee Talk by Le Zoe Musings

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on my digital portfolio. This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while and finally just did it! It was the right timing.

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Professionally, I’m embarking on a new journey. Whatever that journey may be; I’m excited and looking forward to what the future has in store for me. I’ll leave it up to the moon, stars, and fate. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. How else can you explain why I ended up living in the city of my dreams, married to the love of my life whom I’ve dated for eight years long-distance, have the most two adorable kiddos, and now live in a home with gorgeous architectural details that even a Parisian girl would die for?

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If you are curious or interested, please feel free to see my digital portfolio HERE.

Kellie Van_Digital Portfolio

And here’s life on Instagram lately…. our main kitchen is coming along, my daily walk in this alleyway, & Zoey enjoying her nightly ritual.

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Happy Friday and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Kellie Van signature Le Zoe Musings


12 thoughts on “#CoffeeTalk

  1. Good for you for getting your digital portfolio together 🙂 Personally, it’s been really cool to see it grow here on the blog over at least three years. Not to mention seeing Zoe grow as well! What a cutie pie! Thanks for sharing with us, and I’ll always say the (chic) photography keeps me coming back 🙂


  2. Sounds like you have a birthday coming up…Happy! Happy! Happy! And may all your wishes come true! Everything does happen for a reason; wishing you all the best & many blessings in your new endeavors…


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