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Danielle Smith  Reading, CrossFit, Life & insanity. All with the help of my 2 crazy kiddos. In my spare time I'm a literary agent/owner at Lupine Grove Creative.

So spoiled this weekend @thewritingbarn with so many incredible writers including this fabulous lady @kkdot. What a wonderful time being inspired by the likes of @jessixabagley & @sfrank0411. So much love. Shout out to @mwinne2 for connecting me. ❀ #thewritingbarn #writing #kidlit #retreat #austintx

Traveling, but there is always time for an incredible announcement months in the making. I'm over the moon for this new picture book deal for @deborahmarcero with Putnam editor Jennifer Besser, best known for her work on a little book called LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET. I'm so thrilled for Deborah! And couldn't be happier for her, she's a writer, illustrator, creator of the @lupinegrove logo and a cherished friend. I'm so so happy to see her career truly taking off in big ways. πŸ’™ And, there's more to come! #kidlit #kidlitart #childrensbooks #inajar #picturebook #illustrator

Did you know that 4am comes really quick when you head to bed at midnight? Wow. Attempting to make the trip to Austin, TX today with only my @kingkongapparel backpack this trip and I'm eager to see how it goes! Can't wait to get back to my old stomping grounds and see the beautiful bluebonnets that I hear are in bloom! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #austin #jetplane #lovemywork #agentlife

Sometimes I'm hesitant to put so much of myself out there, I fear misinterpretation and judgement, but I also hope for the best in all. Above all I share my most transparent and honest self in hopes that it will reach another, connect, lift or help them to know that this road may at times seem lonely but it is not truly alone. These past few weeks I've been buried with work, life and pretty much every other thing that could pop up. You name it, it's happened in the last few weeks. I get the sense from a lot of friends in publishing that it's more busy than usual. I have so many thoughts on this, but the one that rises to the top is that we are all every one of us on a path toward creating good. There is a sense of urgency about getting goodness out in the world, especially for kids and for those that are seeking a better path. Because of this I think it naturally pushes us all to put our engines into overdrive. Is it sustainable? I'm not certain. What I do know though is that no matter how impossible it seems, I've always accomplished my goals when I've set out to do something with the support, love and drive of other creatives surrounding me. This past week I've been fortunate to be buoyed up not only by friends here local to me, but also by clients and fellow agents. Phone calls of support, direction, energy, love, encouragement, congratulations and more, to and from we have each helped one another. I'm forever grateful. I know this path still seems very long, I'm building a business one that I want to last and be truly successful in important ways, but it takes time and even at the finish line there will be another finish line. Yet, I can't wait to get there with each and every one of you. πŸ’™ #bepresent #riseup #rise #lupinegrovecreative #love #lovemywork #grateful #creative

What do I love more than the fact that Eden smashed her #17point4 #garagegames #crossfitopen workout? The look of pure joy on her face at the start of the workout. She loves every single minute of this; every day. Of course, I'm so proud of her, but I'm more thrilled that she's on a path to a lifetime of healthy living and moving. Not only that, a life of moving that she loves because despite getting to the end of these workouts and being wasted, hangry and ready to strike out at the person nearest with fury -- she truly does love and is honestly addicted to working out. Yay!! She has said, "if I could eat and workout all day life would be perfect!" Ha! Love it! #crossfitlife #crosfitgirls #crossfitkids #activekids #activegirls #bepresent #love #balance #crossfitinfernonipomo #crossfit #deadlifts #wallballs #rowing #pushups

Lest you all believe Alan is the only one in the family that can his request, from scratch chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Just don't ask me to decorate and actually make it look edible. Hahahaha! Happy Birthday Alan!! Love you to the moon and back! I'm so proud of everything you've accomplished this year! β€πŸŽ‚ #happybirthday #tastesbetterthanitlooks #chocolate #chocolatecake night out with this beast of a man to celebrate not only his birthday tomorrow, but also his slamming the heck out of #17point4 ! So proud of him for improving his score by 37 from last year! Now, time to enjoy a little #wolverine #logan action! β€πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰ #crossfit #crossfitguys #crossfitgirls #happybirthday #datenight

Didn't wear your green today? T-bird has got yah covered. πŸ˜‰πŸ’šIt helps that it happens to be his favorite color. This dude was one happy lad this St. Patty's Day! πŸ€πŸ’š #stpatricksday #green

Poor Alan...I'm not quite there, but he better watch out! Ha! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I'm so kidding, Alan's a beast! There's no way I'm catching up to his #Deadlift goal this year! #Repost @powerliftingmotivation #crossfit #crossfitgirls #crossfitinferno #deadliftsftw

This little nugget right here is probably going to kill me for posting this, but dang she killed it this afternoon. Putting in her workout for the #garagegames #17point3 #crossfitopen and she gave it everything she had. Her workout was to complete in ten minutes time as many rounds of 6 pull-ups and 6 hang #snatches using a 5/6lb barbell with the pull-ups increasing by 3 every round. Technically it was considered "finished" when they reached 147 reps, but she kept going until her time ran out and reached a total of 163 reps! We are SO proud of her! She loves every minute of it, even if after she's done all she wants is to growl at everyone until she gets food! Haha! We love it! And love that she's so enthusiastic about fitness already. At only eight years old she's knocking it out of the park! So grateful to her coaches Amanda and Zak @crossfitinfernonipomo and to @crossfitinferno for the @crossfitkids program! #dowhatyoulove #crossfitinferno #crossfit #crossfitkids #crossfitgirls #activekids @crossfitgames #fitaid

Yesterday, this little boy turned a big two digits - 10 years old! I can hardly believe it! Time flies! He's still my cuddle bug and wants mostly mom when things are unsure in the world, but as he gets older has started to lean on dad more and more. Which I love. It's hard to believe looking at this first picture that we once worried he would never speak to us, that he would only ever read aloud and never verbally communicate except through the books he chose. Which makes his love for LITTLE PEA, OINK and HOOT all that much more meaningful as they remain a favorite. I went searching for them today and found them tucked between his stuffed animals (he would kill me if he knew I shared this, so let's keep it between us lol). I'm torn between telling him of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's passing the day after his some ways, she stayed strong to celebrate with him, right? But she blessed him so by giving him words that I will never be able to thank her enough for and will never be able to in this life. I'm so grateful, so grateful. Books change lives, words make miracles happen. I'm so grateful for each and every one of them. And for all of the words that continue to make up the lives of my children. Happy Birthday Jace aka Turkeybird!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰β€β€β€πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

Not generally one to take and share selfies, but I had to memorialize this solid knocker of a bruise on my shoulder before it's gone. This one was courtesy of the #35lb dumbbells for #17point2 in the #crossfitopen . After just having finished #17point3 I'm left wondering what new bruises I'll find tomorrow. Not complaining...I love this and I've got to be honest, I have finally found a way to keep my migraines at bay...#crossfit . When I keep up a regular routine and go at least four to five times a week I am typically headache AND migraine free as long as I also stay hydrated and eat well. So worth every minute of the challenge. Plus, I love it. (By the way, trying to take a picture of your face and shoulder is challenging lol) #migraines #migrainerelief #crossfit #crossfitlife #crosfitgirls #crossfitinferno #love #bepresent #rise #riseup

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