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Joanna Clute



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  • Going back to my roots (literally) with this slightly darker tone bronde hair.
A huge thanks to and @1213hairstudio for always keeping my cut and color 💯. If you’re in the #rva area, I cannot recommend them more!
Also, video footage all by @shesawstyle, she is the MVP for hanging out and taking all of it. -
#partner #haircolor #rvahairstylist #rvahair #rvahairsalon #hotd #fallhair #fallhaircolor
  • (Ad) Fall and winter are my favorite “hosting” seasons.
There is not much I love more than a wine and fondue party... I skip the wine when I have it with my littles:) @lidlus has the fondue set shown, delicious cheeses, and other ingredients to get your party ready, all for under $35! -
#fondueparty #lidlus #rethinkgrocery #cheeseandwine #partyseason #cheesefondue #rvablogger
  • Today, you are 6.
Happy birthday to the sweetest, kindest, coolest girl I know.
This little one has the most colorful style and spirit (which she is 1000% confident in), and loves Jesus and everyone around her so well.
I am beyond proud to be her mama, and only hope that I can continue to allow her to be her unique, special, and sweet self as she continues to grow. #6thbirthday -
📸 @meghanpyle
  • I’ve never felt this more than I do at this time in my life. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. “Every challenge the Lord has given me recently has allowed me to grow. I used to shy away from them, now I can embrace them and even accept failure as a chance try again, instead of quit. I am no where near the same person I was even a year ago, mentally or physically, and I am so thankful for that. 💇🏼📷 @michaelfking
#changeisgood #challengeyourself
  • The #crossfitopen has me like... First workout of my first open compete and this picture basically sums it up for me. You can peep some of the workout in my stories. 20.1 🏋🏼‍♀️ -
#crossfitopen2020 #crossfitrva
#crossfitmom #burpeesoverbarsuck
  • #ad Came for the fall outdoors, stayed for the Kinder Joy egg.
Who else gets this excited about treats and cooler weather? We are here for it.  @kinderus #KinderJoy #itsfallyall #sweaterweather #snackideas
  • I have never felt a more community focus before I moved to #RVA.
Never did I think I would sit in a room full of women from all different walks of life, and get to share my heart with them (thank you @intunewithva). Then, sit in a room with 300 women listening to them share their stories and their hearts for Jesus next.
In between, meeting and connecting with so many people and businesses here, with owners who have become friends.
Beyond thankful for our home here and all of these opportunities.
📸 @emmiclairephoto -
#richmondva #rvaphotographer #rvalife #richmondblogger #rvablogger #womeninco #rvamag #visitrva
  • Finally, sweater weather!
This weekend not only brought a huge heart change for me at the women’s conference, but also the weather change I have been waiting for!
The most beautiful sweater vest from @jupenyc , and I’m sharing another piece from them in my stories as well.
Are you rocking sweaters where you live yet? #liketkit was #LTKstyletip #LTKworkwear

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