My Everyday Featuring ... Kristy Carlson


[#1] Share with us a snippet of your story.
A year and a half ago our family decided to pack up and move to Burundi, east Africa in the hopes of helping rural coffee farmers live a better life. We’ve learned a lot since that day, and it’s been one wild ride!

[#2] What is your favorite part of the day with your little one[s]?
I love picking them up from their little French speaking school at lunch time. It’s just good to have them back and it’s fun to connect with all the families that have their kids in school there.
[#3] Name Instagram MOMS who inspire you.
@becky_earl / @amandalairdcherry / @sarah_kieffer

[#4] The chores are done, there's nothing expected of you & you've got 45 minutes of personal free time ... how would you spend it?
That’s probably a toss up between an episode of Iron Chef America (I have no clue why, but I really love this show) or adventuring around town with my kids just photographing things. We love exploring together, always with at least one camera in the car.

[#5] What are your staple go-to pieces from your closet this month?
Haha! Hilarious, probably NOTHING like the lovely ladies living in America. The not-too-fitted white linen shirt… it’s the only thing even resembling long sleeves that I can manage wearing in the heat. It looks trendy half tucked with a bold printed skirt and relaxed chic untucked with colored skinny jeans and a chunky gold necklace. Secondly, stripes. I can’t get enough of them these days and it makes me happy just seeing them.


[#6] Share a photo you wouldn't typically post on Instagram but depicts real life happenings.
When we were in South Africa recently we picked up a few bottles of our favorite wines to bring back to Burundi. While on the road, we turned around to find our 3 year old cuddling with the bottles (wine doesn’t need to be kept in the trunk in South Africa). A) He’s not in car seat (legal in South Africa) B) He’s 3 and still has a bottle (of water) in his mouth C) Cuddling with wine? There was no way I wanted to try to explain all of this on Instagram… yet somehow I’m sharing it here! We still laugh about our 3 year old wine cuddler.


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