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 Peace on earth and good will to all men. Peace On Earth, Merry Christmas, Men, Instagram, Pictures, Merry Little Christmas, Wish You Merry Christmas, Guys

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Merry Christmas! Peace on earth and good will to all men... 🎄😊💗”

Merry Christmas! Peace on earth and good will to all men...

Smiles are contagious but did you know why? . . We actually mimic the facial expressions of people we see and once an expression appears on your face it translates into an emotion. Thats a very simplistic explanation for empathy. . . Try it!!! Force yourself to smile and hold. Theres a tiny part of you that felt happy right? . . . Thats why its so important to surround yourself with happy and positive people.  I get it though things arent always sunny and beautiful but when you have awesome… Positive People, Facial Expressions, I Got This, We The People, Did You Know, Felt, Positivity, Smile, Couple Photos

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Smiles are contagious but did you know why? . . We actually mimic the facial expressions of people we see, and once an expression appears…”

Smiles are contagious but did you know why? . . We actually mimic the facial expressions of people we see and once an expression appears on your face it translates into an emotion. Thats a very simplistic explanation for empathy. . . Try it!!! Force yourself to smile and hold. Theres a tiny part of you that felt happy right? . . . Thats why its so important to surround yourself with happy and positive people. I get it though things arent always sunny and beautiful but when you have awesome…

I love NOs. Let me tell you why... I grew up in church and Ive breathed judgement from the outside. I know what its like for someone to constantly scrutinize your intentions. . I was an immigrant kid at 12 years old just at the cusp of my teenage years. It was tough to get used to a ton of change at once and be judged for things you had no control over. . I had to convince my parents of every decision I wanted to make as a kid outlining the benefits and making sure its worth it before I get… What Is Like, Like You, Told You So, Let It Be, My Love, Every Teenagers, Teenage Years, 12 Year Old, I Know

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I love “NO”s. Let me tell you why... I grew up in church, and I’ve breathed judgement from the outside. I know what it’s like for someone…”

I love NOs. Let me tell you why... I grew up in church and Ive breathed judgement from the outside. I know what its like for someone to constantly scrutinize your intentions. . I was an immigrant kid at 12 years old just at the cusp of my teenage years. It was tough to get used to a ton of change at once and be judged for things you had no control over. . I had to convince my parents of every decision I wanted to make as a kid outlining the benefits and making sure its worth it before I get…

This photo is a couple of years old. I keep coming back to it time and time again and try to re-edit it.  Heres the power of complimentary colours. The turquoise and orange is something pretty widely known about but thats not the only complimentary colour combination... obviously   I dont know if Im the only one but I dont always use the concepts I know to their full potential.  The thing about this edit is that its a black and white conversion with only a tiny bit of green in the shadow and… Complimentary Colors, Year Old, Colours, Turquoise, Black And White, Orange, Couples, Pretty, Green

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “This photo is a couple of years old. I keep coming back to it time and time again and try to re-edit it. Here’s the power of complimentary…”

This photo is a couple of years old. I keep coming back to it time and time again and try to re-edit it. Heres the power of complimentary colours. The turquoise and orange is something pretty widely known about but thats not the only complimentary colour combination... obviously I dont know if Im the only one but I dont always use the concepts I know to their full potential. The thing about this edit is that its a black and white conversion with only a tiny bit of green in the shadow and…

I love experimenting and learning new techniques and trying to reverse engineer processes and Im still trying to find my style. . . . But maybe sometimes I should just be ok with the fact that I get paid to do this. The reason I started doing this on the side of my full time job is because people started asking for these kinds of photos. Maybe I should stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Very little has been done to this photo in editing.  . . . Little tiny happy genuine moments of life… Be Still, Engineering, Winter Jackets, In This Moment, Learning, My Love, My Style, Happy, People

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I love experimenting and learning new techniques and trying to reverse engineer processes and I’m still trying to find my style. . . . But…”

I love experimenting and learning new techniques and trying to reverse engineer processes and Im still trying to find my style. . . . But maybe sometimes I should just be ok with the fact that I get paid to do this. The reason I started doing this on the side of my full time job is because people started asking for these kinds of photos. Maybe I should stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Very little has been done to this photo in editing. . . . Little tiny happy genuine moments of life…

Me trying to figure out how to make good videos. Made Goods, I Tried, Hipster, Videos, How To Make, Instagram, Style, Fashion, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Me trying to figure out how to make good videos... 🤣🙄 . . . . . #nosmallcreator”

Me trying to figure out how to make good videos... . . . . . #nosmallcreator

Wrapped in warmth and looking forward. Honey Colour, Looking Forward, Light Photography, Color Schemes, Warm, Boots, Inspiration, Beautiful, Instagram

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Wrapped in warmth and looking forward. . . #nosmallcreator”

Wrapped in warmth and looking forward. . . #nosmallcreator

Theres a coffee in the middle of my already nonsensical feed - sue me.  . . Im tired!  Im tired of the church culture. Please understand that I do go to church and love what it teaches but Im tired of being shoved into a box. Im the girl who was mostly friends with guys and I have a dry sense of humour! I dont care what colour dress or shade of lipstick you pick. Youve dressed yourself for decades and I believe in you now! You can do it! Im tired of being told that when your kids drive you… Dry Sense Of Humor, Im Tired, The Middle, The Girl Who, Believe In You, Lipstick, Culture, Guys, Coffee

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “There’s a coffee in the middle of my already nonsensical feed - sue me. 😂 . . I’m tired! I’m tired of the church culture. Please…”

Theres a coffee in the middle of my already nonsensical feed - sue me. . . Im tired! Im tired of the church culture. Please understand that I do go to church and love what it teaches but Im tired of being shoved into a box. Im the girl who was mostly friends with guys and I have a dry sense of humour! I dont care what colour dress or shade of lipstick you pick. Youve dressed yourself for decades and I believe in you now! You can do it! Im tired of being told that when your kids drive you…

We are all naturally negative people and in order for a positive thought to carry the same effect as every passing negative one we have to hold on to that thought 10 seconds longer. . . . Now Im not 100% sure if thats true but its something I heard today that made sense to me. There has been lots of stress in my life lately and I needed to hear that. I know for a fact though that sometimes it takes a lot more effort to take a compliment than for a sideways glance to take an exponentially… Negative People, 10 Seconds, Positive Thoughts, Carry On, Effort, Stress, Positivity, Nature, Life

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “We are all naturally negative people and in order for a positive thought to carry the same effect as every passing negative one we have to…”

We are all naturally negative people and in order for a positive thought to carry the same effect as every passing negative one we have to hold on to that thought 10 seconds longer. . . . Now Im not 100% sure if thats true but its something I heard today that made sense to me. There has been lots of stress in my life lately and I needed to hear that. I know for a fact though that sometimes it takes a lot more effort to take a compliment than for a sideways glance to take an exponentially…

Ok enough of this nonsense!!! . . So let me tell you the essence of my 2018... because everyone is doing it. . . Ill recap just a little further. I bought a camera waaaay back in 2008. Before that I hung out with someone who was getting into it and even though I didnt have a camera of my own I learned a ton for someone who didnt shoot. When I moved to BC I spent my first post practicum pay check on a camera. Not school debt (my parents were super proud...I still lived with them... it was a… Just A Little, Debt, Hanging Out, Parents, Told You So, Let It Be, Couple Photos, School, Check

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Ok, enough of this nonsense!!! . . So let me tell you the essence of my 2018... because everyone is doing it. . . I’ll recap just a little…”

Ok enough of this nonsense!!! . . So let me tell you the essence of my 2018... because everyone is doing it. . . Ill recap just a little further. I bought a camera waaaay back in 2008. Before that I hung out with someone who was getting into it and even though I didnt have a camera of my own I learned a ton for someone who didnt shoot. When I moved to BC I spent my first post practicum pay check on a camera. Not school debt (my parents were super proud...I still lived with them... it was a…

Jenny Lawson is now my comedic hero! I love this book almost every sentence is a joke. Just when you think you can take a breath she follows up with something even more ridiculous.  Lets Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)  by Jenny Lawson . . . ...and in the not so famous words of my mother regarding all sarcasm and satire This would have been very funny if it wasnt so sad.   #readingiscool #lovebooks Let's Pretend, Famous Words, Take A Breath, Satire, Memoirs, Sarcasm, Sentences, Thinking Of You, This Book

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Jenny Lawson is now my comedic hero! I love this book, almost every sentence is a joke. Just when you think you can take a breath she…”

Jenny Lawson is now my comedic hero! I love this book almost every sentence is a joke. Just when you think you can take a breath she follows up with something even more ridiculous. Lets Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson . . . ...and in the not so famous words of my mother regarding all sarcasm and satire This would have been very funny if it wasnt so sad. #readingiscool #lovebooks

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Despite my stubby little fingers Ive been playing piano since I was 6 years old. The way it was set up in Russia (the country I was born in and spent some of my life growing up in (...yes that one time in band camp )) is that they have a dedicated music school that you go to after regular school hours. . . . I spent a good chunk of my life interacting very closely with some incredibly talented overachievers. Most of them were awesome encouraging and felt flattered when you asked them for… Band Camp, Playing Piano, Music School, Of My Life, Fingers, Russia, Felt, Country, Awesome

Despite my stubby little fingers Ive been playing piano since I was 6 years old. The way it was set up in Russia (the country I was born in and spent some of my life growing up in (...yes that one time in band camp )) is that they have a dedicated music school that you go to after regular school hours. . . . I spent a good chunk of my life interacting very closely with some incredibly talented overachievers. Most of them were awesome encouraging and felt flattered when you asked them for…

K one more! That Look, Winter Jackets, Clouds, Smoke, Instagram, Fashion, Pictures, Winter Coats, Moda

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “K, one more! ... ‘cause just look at this!!! . . . #nosmallcreator #smokeshow #cloudscapes”

K one more! ... cause just look at this!!! . . . #nosmallcreator #smokeshow #cloudscapes

Say what you want about Albertan winters but its rare to see these beauties anywhere else. Perfect fractals that dont melt before you had the chance to look like a crazy person on the street while taking 20 photos of your jacket sleeve with a cellphone ...but seriously just LOOK at it!  . . . Its freezing Im not gonna lie but I hope you enjoy almost macro cellphone photography!!!  #shotoniphonexr . . . K Im going shopping  Have a great Black Friday everybody!!!! #nosmallcreator #winterishere… Crazy Person, Winter Is Here, I Hope You, Fractals, Black Friday, That Look, Jacket, Street, Sleeve

Say what you want about Albertan winters but its rare to see these beauties anywhere else. Perfect fractals that dont melt before you had the chance to look like a crazy person on the street while taking 20 photos of your jacket sleeve with a cellphone ...but seriously just LOOK at it! . . . Its freezing Im not gonna lie but I hope you enjoy almost macro cellphone photography!!! #shotoniphonexr . . . K Im going shopping Have a great Black Friday everybody!!!! #nosmallcreator #winterishere…

SIBLINGS I watch my kids constantly go from fighting to hysterical laughter in a matter of minutes and back. All it takes is for someone to make a fart sound and all of the sudden toy trucks and fists stop flying. Its dizzying to say the least. It also gets pretty taxing for parents to deal with. Do I punish them? Do I let them settle it? ...will they kill each other? ...its definitely not as fun to watch as UFC . . . It also reminds me of tiffs I used to get into with my little brother… Take That, Let It Be, Toy Trucks, Ufc, Siblings, Laughter, Brother, Parents, Winter Jackets

SIBLINGS I watch my kids constantly go from fighting to hysterical laughter in a matter of minutes and back. All it takes is for someone to make a fart sound and all of the sudden toy trucks and fists stop flying. Its dizzying to say the least. It also gets pretty taxing for parents to deal with. Do I punish them? Do I let them settle it? ...will they kill each other? ...its definitely not as fun to watch as UFC . . . It also reminds me of tiffs I used to get into with my little brother…

Counting stars... . . . Counting Stars, Instagram, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Counting stars... . . .”

Counting stars... . . .

I was afraid But I got out of my comfort zone and did something brave. I was shaking the entire evening because I usually only take calculated risks. I kept going when I was in pain. When I was busy and overwhelmed. I kept going through anxiety and judgement and in all of it sometimes missing the good things. I tried my best for a very long time. I had no time or space to grieve my battles my failures my relationship(friendship) battles. I did what I could with what I had and grit my teeth… Comfort Zone, Something To Do, Brave, Teeth, Anxiety, I Am Awesome, Friendship, Relationship, Instagram

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I was afraid, But I got out of my comfort zone and did something brave. I was shaking the entire evening, because I usually only take…”

I was afraid But I got out of my comfort zone and did something brave. I was shaking the entire evening because I usually only take calculated risks. I kept going when I was in pain. When I was busy and overwhelmed. I kept going through anxiety and judgement and in all of it sometimes missing the good things. I tried my best for a very long time. I had no time or space to grieve my battles my failures my relationship(friendship) battles. I did what I could with what I had and grit my teeth…

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar Sigmund Freud . I had an art teacher in high school and TBH she wasnt my favourite. She was very strict never tolerated people being late asked a lot from us but as time went on I realized that she had one of the biggest impacts on the way I view the world of art to this day. . Her favourite genre was installations. She told us a story once about a city in Germany she travelled to that was filled with random installations and you could get a guide book and… Cities In Germany, Sigmund Freud, In High School, Guide Book, Art World, Cigar, Teacher, My Favorite Things, Random

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: ““Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” Sigmund Freud . I had an art teacher in high school, and TBH she wasn’t my favourite. She was very…”

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar Sigmund Freud . I had an art teacher in high school and TBH she wasnt my favourite. She was very strict never tolerated people being late asked a lot from us but as time went on I realized that she had one of the biggest impacts on the way I view the world of art to this day. . Her favourite genre was installations. She told us a story once about a city in Germany she travelled to that was filled with random installations and you could get a guide book and…

I cant believe the weekend is almost over and heres a picture of my foot for absolutely no reason... sometimes I do random things to throw people off ok? Keeps em on their toes and me mildly entertained.  . . . Speaking of random can someone please explain EDC to me? Like from what I gather its all about filling up your pockets with random somewhat useful crap but is there a way of conducting yourself thats part of the culture? Like do you have to act like a raging AHLE to buy switch knives… Edc, Random Things, Knives, Rings For Men, Culture, Pockets, People, Pictures, Photos

I cant believe the weekend is almost over and heres a picture of my foot for absolutely no reason... sometimes I do random things to throw people off ok? Keeps em on their toes and me mildly entertained. . . . Speaking of random can someone please explain EDC to me? Like from what I gather its all about filling up your pockets with random somewhat useful crap but is there a way of conducting yourself thats part of the culture? Like do you have to act like a raging AHLE to buy switch knives…

Still editing some photos from the meet up. So nice to meet awesome people (including this gorgeous girl ) and so cool of these guys to organize the meet up and bring everyone together! Nice To Meet, Bring It On, Gorgeous Girl, Good People, Cowboy Hats, Organize, Guys, Cool Stuff, Awesome

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Still editing some photos from the meet up. So nice to meet awesome people (including this gorgeous girl @svenjakoester4 ), and so cool of…”

Still editing some photos from the meet up. So nice to meet awesome people (including this gorgeous girl @svenjakoester4 ) and so cool of these guys to organize the meet up and bring everyone together! @jayrmcdonald @lostcoordinate @marcwebster #lostinbanff @roasticoffeeco @closgeneral

My husband is a straight up G. He told me that he doesnt just follow the G-code he writes it. Of course he kept talking about routers and CNC machines which he built in our garage and I completely zoned out. . . . Ok thats my dorky way of saying I couldnt be more proud of this guy! Hes smart and funny and really hard working and most of all a great father to our kids! Despite his hard and quiet exterior hes warm and fuzzy on the inside(in a really manly way ). I love this one and Im so proud… Keep Talking, Great Father, My Husband, Tell Me, Our Kids, Cnc, Garage, Coding, Exterior

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “My husband is a straight up G. He told me that he doesn’t just follow the G-code, he writes it. Of course he kept talking about routers and…”

My husband is a straight up G. He told me that he doesnt just follow the G-code he writes it. Of course he kept talking about routers and CNC machines which he built in our garage and I completely zoned out. . . . Ok thats my dorky way of saying I couldnt be more proud of this guy! Hes smart and funny and really hard working and most of all a great father to our kids! Despite his hard and quiet exterior hes warm and fuzzy on the inside(in a really manly way ). I love this one and Im so proud…

If theres anything that I hate is staying still for a long time. I get cabin fever easily and besides getting out at least for an hour every day I have to have my hands occupied. . This weekend has been a nightmare. Ive been eating my weight in Cheetos (ok Im totally lying Im nowhere near 300 milligrams) but a workout a cup of coffee a shot of espresso and two diet cokes later I still feel like a walrus swimming through water at 120 fps... . . . K Im going back under 3 layers of blankets to… Cheetos, Diet Coke, Cabin Fever, Espresso, Coffee Cups, Blankets, Hate, Layers, Swimming

If theres anything that I hate is staying still for a long time. I get cabin fever easily and besides getting out at least for an hour every day I have to have my hands occupied. . This weekend has been a nightmare. Ive been eating my weight in Cheetos (ok Im totally lying Im nowhere near 300 milligrams) but a workout a cup of coffee a shot of espresso and two diet cokes later I still feel like a walrus swimming through water at 120 fps... . . . K Im going back under 3 layers of blankets to…

My husband and I recently realized that its been a while since we made travel memories. Its easy to get caught up in the day to day and not to even venture outside for a hike. . . . It was a couple of years ago and we were visiting Vancouver Island and driving down some rural road with a forest on one side and some houses on the other on the west side close to Sydney. We were both pretty sleep deprived as we were travelling with our then 10 month old son. We had some indie music on mandatory… Visit Vancouver, Vancouver Island, 10 Month Olds, Got Caught, My Husband, Sleep Deprivation, Indie Music, West Side, Travel Memories

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “My husband and I recently realized that it’s been a while since we made travel memories. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day and…”

My husband and I recently realized that its been a while since we made travel memories. Its easy to get caught up in the day to day and not to even venture outside for a hike. . . . It was a couple of years ago and we were visiting Vancouver Island and driving down some rural road with a forest on one side and some houses on the other on the west side close to Sydney. We were both pretty sleep deprived as we were travelling with our then 10 month old son. We had some indie music on mandatory…

The more mega blocks we own the more Im going to have to clean up every night. Mega Blocks, Clean Up, Night, Instagram, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “The more mega blocks we own, the more I’m going to have to clean up every night... . . . #neverending #nosmallcreator”

The more mega blocks we own the more Im going to have to clean up every night... . . . #neverending #nosmallcreator

Summer I miss your warm embrace. I had a patient this morning who announced with a smile It got warmer today its now gotta love the optimism! Only 115 days till summer everyone! Days Till Summer, Brace Yourself, How To Get Warm, Optimism, I Miss You, I Missed, Smile, Instagram, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Summer, I miss your warm embrace... . . . I had a patient this morning who announced with a smile “It got warmer today, it’s now -20” 😂…”

Summer I miss your warm embrace... . . . I had a patient this morning who announced with a smile It got warmer today its now -20 gotta love the optimism!!! Only 115 days till summer everyone!!! . #nosmallcreator #braceyourself

Dont you just wish sometimes that you could go back to childhood? Times when pop rocks were currency and when you didnt have pop rocks it was leaves off the trees. We payed imaginary taxes and bought imaginary objects. . . . Times when you could change the rules of tag at any given moment and as long as everyone agreed it was cool.  . . . Maybe my childhood was different from a lot of you but I think we can all agree that it feels like the warm distant past where everything was good and kind… Pop Rocks, My Childhood, Wish, Feels, Objects, Leaves, Change, In This Moment, Times

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Don’t you just wish sometimes that you could go back to childhood? Times when pop rocks were currency, and when you didn’t have pop rocks…”

Dont you just wish sometimes that you could go back to childhood? Times when pop rocks were currency and when you didnt have pop rocks it was leaves off the trees. We payed imaginary taxes and bought imaginary objects. . . . Times when you could change the rules of tag at any given moment and as long as everyone agreed it was cool. . . . Maybe my childhood was different from a lot of you but I think we can all agree that it feels like the warm distant past where everything was good and kind…

This bottle - I dont know why he is so attached to this water bottle. It goes everywhere with him. He drinks from it at home at the table he takes it to daycare with him and he cries when it goes missing. For some reason in his mind I always take it to work with me... . . . It has been a regular functioning water bottle a camera a video recording device a stick for skiing a plane and a whole bunch of other random things. . . . . This is now our new family member.  #nosmallcreator… I Don T Know, Random Things, Plane, Skiing, Water Bottle, Winter Jackets, Drinks, Table, Instagram

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “This bottle - I don’t know why he is so attached to this water bottle. It goes everywhere with him. He drinks from it at home at the table,…”

This bottle - I dont know why he is so attached to this water bottle. It goes everywhere with him. He drinks from it at home at the table he takes it to daycare with him and he cries when it goes missing. For some reason in his mind I always take it to work with me... . . . It has been a regular functioning water bottle a camera a video recording device a stick for skiing a plane and a whole bunch of other random things. . . . . This is now our new family member. #nosmallcreator…

If it aint broke lets just mess with it a little bit and see what happens - kids. Canada Goose Jackets, Winter Jackets, Let It Be, Shit Happens, Kids, Instagram, Pictures, Winter Coats, Young Children

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “If it ain’t broke, let’s just mess with it a little bit and see what happens - kids. 😂 # . . . #nosmallcreator”

If it aint broke lets just mess with it a little bit and see what happens - kids. # . . . #nosmallcreator

Be present in the moment. I feel like as photographers beginner or pro its so key for us. You have to be alert to capture moments. You have to always be on your toes and aware of the minute changes around you. . . . I love it. I love people watching. I love remembering the smells and the street sounds and the feelings of every moment prior and post the shutter going off. The thought process behind the framing of your shot. I just wish everyone knew what that feels like.  #nosmallcreator… Thought Process, Everyone Knows, Love People, Feel Like, Shutter, Photographers, Feels, Presents, In This Moment

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Be present in the moment. I feel like as photographers, beginner or pro, it’s so key for us. You have to be alert to capture moments. You…”

Be present in the moment. I feel like as photographers beginner or pro its so key for us. You have to be alert to capture moments. You have to always be on your toes and aware of the minute changes around you. . . . I love it. I love people watching. I love remembering the smells and the street sounds and the feelings of every moment prior and post the shutter going off. The thought process behind the framing of your shot. I just wish everyone knew what that feels like. #nosmallcreator…

That(those) moment(s) when you forget an emoji and something you wrote reads completely different from how you want it to sound. Yes Im a dork Im aware. Side Eye, Emoji, Chloe, Forget, Thankful, In This Moment, Pictures, The Emoji, Emoticon

That(those) moment(s) when you forget an emoji and something you wrote reads completely different from how you want it to sound... . . . Yes Im a dork Im aware... thanks... #nosmallcreator #sideeyechloe

Don't you test me though just because I play the piano Doesn't mean I am not willing to take you down... I'm sorry  I feel like that entire song is a toddler anthem. . . . Bloom where youre planted. Nap times were always a battle. Last summer they became easier and so I thought we were in an easier phase of toddlerhood and I could relax a little. Not so fast! . . . We were leaving to the grocery store when my neighbour who always hangs out in his yard trimming and planting was laughing and… Nap Times, Bloom Where Youre Planted, Im Sorry, Just Because, Feel Like, Grocery Store, Hanging Out, Planting, Laughing

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: ““Don't you test me though, just because I play the piano, Doesn't mean I am not willing to take you down... I'm sorry” 😂 I feel like that…”

Don't you test me though just because I play the piano Doesn't mean I am not willing to take you down... I'm sorry I feel like that entire song is a toddler anthem. . . . Bloom where youre planted. Nap times were always a battle. Last summer they became easier and so I thought we were in an easier phase of toddlerhood and I could relax a little. Not so fast! . . . We were leaving to the grocery store when my neighbour who always hangs out in his yard trimming and planting was laughing and…

Im the kind of person that has a playlist for literally every activity. I listen to music on repeat until I know the words. Yes even in some foreign languages.  When I hear a new song the first thing I think about is what it would be perfect for. Thats also how I remember moments. You know the ones that really matter?! The ones that sink deep into your heart. . . . Anyone else? Or is it just me?  #nosmallcreator #summervibes On Repeat, Listening To Music, News Songs, I Know, Languages, Sink, Deep, In This Moment, Activities

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I’m the kind of person that has a playlist for literally every activity. I listen to music on repeat until I know the words. Yes, even in…”

Im the kind of person that has a playlist for literally every activity. I listen to music on repeat until I know the words. Yes even in some foreign languages. When I hear a new song the first thing I think about is what it would be perfect for. Thats also how I remember moments. You know the ones that really matter?! The ones that sink deep into your heart. . . . Anyone else? Or is it just me? #nosmallcreator #summervibes

That moment when youre a sea monster and you like to ride trucks. Youre mostly unaware that your butt will crush said truck but you dont know any other way. A Sea, That Moment When, Sea Monsters, Crushes, Trucks, Instagram, Pictures, Truck

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “That moment when you’re a sea monster and you like to ride trucks. You’re mostly unaware that your butt will crush said truck, but you…”

That moment when youre a sea monster and you like to ride trucks. Youre mostly unaware that your butt will crush said truck but you dont know any other way. . . #beyourbestyou #nosmallcreator

Awww this little guy is seriously the best!!! So grumpy and with an oversized stick in his mouth!!!  I love it!!! . . . Spent some slow time at work today looking at cats and dogs for fostering with a friend. What an amazing thing to do if you have the space and are able to foster rescues. Not everyone is able to adopt but if you have the ability to foster and love animals do it!!! . . . If youre a photographer looking to  give back consider volunteering. Animals get adopted so much faster… Work Today, Giving Back, The Fosters, French Bulldog, Dog Cat, Adoption, Guys, Space, Amazing

Awww this little guy is seriously the best!!! So grumpy and with an oversized stick in his mouth!!! I love it!!! . . . Spent some slow time at work today looking at cats and dogs for fostering with a friend. What an amazing thing to do if you have the space and are able to foster rescues. Not everyone is able to adopt but if you have the ability to foster and love animals do it!!! . . . If youre a photographer looking to give back consider volunteering. Animals get adopted so much faster…

Reflections - our self narrative doesnt always match the story portrayed on the outside. . Its something thats been bugging me a lot lately. Not so much me personally about me but I dont want my kids to grow up in the world where other peoples perceptions of their intentions dictate their actions. . I grew up feeling perfectly comfortable in a frilly dress but also climbing trees racing bikes down the street and almost always having scraped knees and elbows. I am so grateful to my mom for… Frilly Dresses, I Am Grateful, Almost Always, My Mom, Climbing, The Outsiders, Trees, Racing, World

Reflections - our self narrative doesnt always match the story portrayed on the outside. . Its something thats been bugging me a lot lately. Not so much me personally about me but I dont want my kids to grow up in the world where other peoples perceptions of their intentions dictate their actions. . I grew up feeling perfectly comfortable in a frilly dress but also climbing trees racing bikes down the street and almost always having scraped knees and elbows. I am so grateful to my mom for…

How often do we find ourselves gushing at breathtaking views and seemingly happy moments of others lives. Its so easy to get caught up in the dont haves and completely miss the opportunity to be grateful for the wonderful things around us. . . . Our family has been sick for months on and off. The kids take turns with colds and ear infections and if theyre not sick we are. It seems like a never ending cycle. . . . This morning I came downstairs in my sweat pants and havent showered in a… Blue Eyeshadow, Blue Eye Makeup, Eyeshadow Brushes, Tie A Tie Easy, How To Fold Sweaters, Beauty Blender Sponge, Eye Close Up, How To Draw Eyebrows, Blonde Haircuts

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “How often do we find ourselves gushing at breathtaking views and seemingly happy moments of others’ lives. It’s so easy to get caught up in…”

How often do we find ourselves gushing at breathtaking views and seemingly happy moments of others lives. Its so easy to get caught up in the dont haves and completely miss the opportunity to be grateful for the wonderful things around us. . . . Our family has been sick for months on and off. The kids take turns with colds and ear infections and if theyre not sick we are. It seems like a never ending cycle. . . . This morning I came downstairs in my sweat pants and havent showered in a…

Real - it isnt always pretty. Its not rainbows and butterflies and pink coloured glasses. It can be downright ugly and messy and way too intense but its real. . . . As in real life I like honesty in my photos also. You dont always get smiles. You dont always get happiness. You capture what you see. I like real.  . . . #nosmallcreator Honesty, Rainbows, Being Ugly, Real Life, Butterflies, My Photos, Happiness, Glasses, Pretty

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Real - it isn’t always pretty. It’s not rainbows and butterflies and pink coloured glasses. It can be downright ugly and messy and way too…”

Real - it isnt always pretty. Its not rainbows and butterflies and pink coloured glasses. It can be downright ugly and messy and way too intense but its real. . . . As in real life I like honesty in my photos also. You dont always get smiles. You dont always get happiness. You capture what you see. I like real. . . . #nosmallcreator

Done momming for the day and like a yetti Im always blurry in photos. Over Ear Headphones, Mom, Instagram, Pictures, Mothers

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Done momming for the day, and like a yetti, I’m always blurry in photos. 😂”

Done momming for the day and like a yetti Im always blurry in photos.

They say that the less you feel like you know of a subject the further youre moving towards knowing it. Its kind of crazy. The more you learn the more exciting and terrifying it becomes... and the more you feel like a noob  . . . Also do wintertime ear infections ever end?  Does anyone know how to prevent them? This is our 4th round this winter...  #nosmallcreator #slowandsteady Feel Like, Like You, This Is Us, Does Anyone Know, How Are You Feeling, Ear, Feelings, Sayings, Winter

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “They say that the less you feel like you know of a subject, the further you’re moving towards knowing it. It’s kind of crazy. The more you…”

They say that the less you feel like you know of a subject the further youre moving towards knowing it. Its kind of crazy. The more you learn the more exciting and terrifying it becomes... and the more you feel like a noob . . . Also do wintertime ear infections ever end? Does anyone know how to prevent them? This is our 4th round this winter... #nosmallcreator #slowandsteady

My little spy. Spy, Instagram, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “My little spy.🕵️‍♂️ 💗”

My little spy.

I love Hawaii! This is Sandy Beach! I was going through our old photos and remembering why I used to bring my DSLR everywhere even when it got in the way of actually experiencing things on some level.  There are times in life when its not easy to get up and go but these warm my heart!!!  . . . I dont know if there are people who need to hear this out there as well as me but dont ever discount where you came from if your life improved and warm your heart with amazing memories from the past… Old Photos, Hawaii, The Past, Bring It On, Memories, Warm, Times, My Love, Amazing

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I love Hawaii! This is Sandy Beach! I was going through our old photos, and remembering why I used to bring my DSLR everywhere, even when…”

I love Hawaii! This is Sandy Beach! I was going through our old photos and remembering why I used to bring my DSLR everywhere even when it got in the way of actually experiencing things on some level. There are times in life when its not easy to get up and go but these warm my heart!!! . . . I dont know if there are people who need to hear this out there as well as me but dont ever discount where you came from if your life improved and warm your heart with amazing memories from the past…

And though she be but little she is fierce! Strong women will rule the world. Girls Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, She Is Fierce, William Shakespeare, Strong Women, Wedding Dresses, Instagram, Fashion, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: ““And though she be but little, she is fierce!” William Shakespeare . . . . Strong women will rule the world. #nosmallcreator”

And though she be but little she is fierce! William Shakespeare . . . . Strong women will rule the world. #nosmallcreator

Ive been in love with light flares lately. Some I add in post but this one was done in camera. Theres just something so dreamy and wonderful about them. Ads, Instagram, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I’ve been in love with light flares lately. Some I add in post, but this one was done in camera. There’s just something so dreamy and…”

Ive been in love with light flares lately. Some I add in post but this one was done in camera. Theres just something so dreamy and wonderful about them. . . . #nosmallcreator #lightflare #dreamy

There are times Im stuck in a hamster wheel of my everyday life and routines and thats just how it has to be just the stage of life Im in. There are other times I feel like I momentarily snap out of the head down and work frame of mind and look at my life almost like from an outside perspective. Its a strange feeling. Almost like a timeline where you can rewind and go back to a certain point and move it forward. . . . Does anyone else ever get that? I feel like Ive intermittently had these… Hamster Wheel, Timeline, Perspective, Routine, My Life, Stage, Winter Hats, Times, Instagram

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “There are times I’m stuck in a hamster wheel of my everyday life and routines and that’s just how it has to be, just the stage of life I’m…”

There are times Im stuck in a hamster wheel of my everyday life and routines and thats just how it has to be just the stage of life Im in. There are other times I feel like I momentarily snap out of the head down and work frame of mind and look at my life almost like from an outside perspective. Its a strange feeling. Almost like a timeline where you can rewind and go back to a certain point and move it forward. . . . Does anyone else ever get that? I feel like Ive intermittently had these…

Many people may be fully unaware of this but that water bottle is actually a video camera. you also gotta get out of the shot. Video Camera, Getting Out, Water Bottle, Boots, Winter, People, Crotch Boots, Winter Time, Water Bottles

Many people may be fully unaware of this but that water bottle is actually a video camera... you also gotta get out of the shot. #nosmallcreator but really a #smallcreator

Little rays of sunlight Sunlight, Face, Instagram, Pictures, Nikko, The Face, Faces, Facial

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Little rays of sunlight ☀️”

Little rays of sunlight

The more I stray the less I fear and the more I reach the more I fade away. Freedom is a wonderful thing Fade Away, Wonderful Things, Mom Jeans, Freedom, Instagram, Fashion, Pictures, Liberty, Moda

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: ““The more I stray, the less I fear, and the more I reach, the more I fade away...” Freedom is a wonderful thing 😊”

The more I stray the less I fear and the more I reach the more I fade away... Freedom is a wonderful thing

This kid has had a love for dogs since he could barely walk. Its so funny because it almost feels like they could sense it. When we pass by any they directly go to him first. Canada Goose Jackets, Feels, Walking, Winter Jackets, Kid, Funny, Dogs, Fashion, Winter Coats

This kid has had a love for dogs since he could barely walk. Its so funny because it almost feels like they could sense it. When we pass by any they directly go to him first. My little #animallover #nosmallcreator

I cant call myself a full fledged minimalist but I do lean pretty heavily towards it. Clutter just makes my soul heavy. However I do like fashion and quality. I try to buy designer items when I can because they last longer and they just have nicer detailing and feel. . . . Another thing with designer items is they usually come with a card and it says something interesting on it usually a mission statement or something that represents a brand. This one said which I can only assume is the… Call Me, Clutter, I Can, Minimalist, Pretty, How To Make, Stuff To Buy, Instagram, Fashion

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I can’t call myself a full fledged minimalist, but I do lean pretty heavily towards it. Clutter just makes my soul heavy. However, I do…”

I cant call myself a full fledged minimalist but I do lean pretty heavily towards it. Clutter just makes my soul heavy. However I do like fashion and quality. I try to buy designer items when I can because they last longer and they just have nicer detailing and feel. . . . Another thing with designer items is they usually come with a card and it says something interesting on it usually a mission statement or something that represents a brand. This one said which I can only assume is the…

I have the strangest relationship with the cold. I love winter activities and hot chocolate. Ice castles and giant icicles especially in Alberta since they are this beautiful crystal blue. . . ... but still winter kicks my butt every single year. When I was in my early 20s I went through the toughest break up of my entire life (as you do in your early 20s). The relationship was short an emotional explosion that was over shortly after it began but that part doesnt matter. . Whats interesting… Ice Castles, I Love Winter, Winter Activities, Hot Chocolate, Kicks, Relationship, Crystal, Cold, My Love

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I have the strangest relationship with the cold. I love winter activities and hot chocolate. Ice castles and giant icicles, especially in…”

I have the strangest relationship with the cold. I love winter activities and hot chocolate. Ice castles and giant icicles especially in Alberta since they are this beautiful crystal blue. . . ... but still winter kicks my butt every single year. When I was in my early 20s I went through the toughest break up of my entire life (as you do in your early 20s). The relationship was short an emotional explosion that was over shortly after it began but that part doesnt matter. . Whats interesting…

Sunshine  . . . Theres a scar on my pinky and I like it.  years ago I used to work in the kitchen in a restaurant. After the dinner rush I was wiping the boards as you do and didnt notice that there was a knife sticking out of the side I guess it fell off the magnet. I literally skinned my pinky stuck a bandaid on it and continued to clean. This was totally normal. You would get at least one burn a shift and wouldnt bat an eyelash. . . . These days having worked in healthcare for a decade I… Band Aid, Stick It Out, A Decade, Like Me, Cry, At Least, Health Care, Sunshine, Boards

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Sunshine ☀️ . . . There’s a scar on my pinky and I like it. 😂 years ago I used to work in the kitchen in a restaurant. After the dinner…”

Sunshine . . . Theres a scar on my pinky and I like it. years ago I used to work in the kitchen in a restaurant. After the dinner rush I was wiping the boards as you do and didnt notice that there was a knife sticking out of the side I guess it fell off the magnet. I literally skinned my pinky stuck a bandaid on it and continued to clean. This was totally normal. You would get at least one burn a shift and wouldnt bat an eyelash. . . . These days having worked in healthcare for a decade I…

My 3 y/o is going to be a star soccer player. I can feel it in my bones! How do … – So Funny Epic Fails Pictures Mega Blocks, Epic Fail Pictures, Boys Playing, Toy Boxes, Soccer Players, Hello Everyone, Legos, Bedtime, Dumb And Dumber

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “My 3 y/o is going to be a star soccer player. I can feel it in my bones! How do you know? You may ask. Does he show athletic promise, or…”

My 3 y/o is going to be a star soccer player. I can feel it in my bones! How do you know? You may ask. Does he show athletic promise or any actual interest in the sport? Better! Hes got something that is key in the sport of mens soccer!!! . . . Let me set the scene sit back and get comfortable... Its almost bed time and all the little cars and legos and mega blocks are scattered all over the living room floor. Thats how boys play. Toy boxes are only meant to hold things until the little…

Into uncharted territory. Instagram, Home Decor, Pictures, Decoration Home, Room Decor, Home Interior Design, Home Decoration, Interior Design

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Into uncharted territory... 🌅”

Into uncharted territory...

Today has been a weird day. Dropped my phone and shattered the screen by accident and then went on a decluttering spree. On a different note website is in bio. Go check it out! Decluttering, Check It Out, Weird, To Go, Note, Website

Today has been a weird day. Dropped my phone and shattered the screen by accident and then went on a decluttering spree. . . . On a different note website is in bio. Go check it out! #nosmallcreator #yeggers #edmontonliving

My kids dont speak English and thats on purpose. We wanted them to be bilingual and it helps that my husband and I speak the same language. My oldest is starting to pick up some English phrases now and its awesome to hear him say it to himself as hes playing. Dont touch that!... Oh my God! Stop screaming!... Say sorry!... Wash your hands!  not exaggerating at all. At least I know hes being taught manners! . . . #littlepeople #thingskidssay Things Kids Say, Teaching Manners, English Phrases, Don't Speak, Little People, At Least, Purpose, Language, Husband

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “My kids don’t speak English, and that’s on purpose. We wanted them to be bilingual and it helps that my husband and I speak the same…”

My kids dont speak English and thats on purpose. We wanted them to be bilingual and it helps that my husband and I speak the same language. My oldest is starting to pick up some English phrases now and its awesome to hear him say it to himself as hes playing. Dont touch that!... Oh my God! Stop screaming!... Say sorry!... Wash your hands! not exaggerating at all. At least I know hes being taught manners! . . . #littlepeople #thingskidssay

It seems like yesterday that I held this little guy in my arms for the first time. He came early and was the tiniest! I cant believe he is taking his first independent steps now.... . . . excuse me while I pretend theres stuff in my eye and Im allergic to my mascara...  . . . #bigmoments #littlepeople Little People, First Time, The One, My Eyes, Mascara, Hold On, Believe, Arms, Guy

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “It seems like yesterday that I held this little guy in my arms for the first time. He came early and was the tiniest! I can’t believe he is…”

It seems like yesterday that I held this little guy in my arms for the first time. He came early and was the tiniest! I cant believe he is taking his first independent steps now.... . . . excuse me while I pretend theres stuff in my eye and Im allergic to my mascara... . . . #bigmoments #littlepeople

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Despite my stubby little fingers Ive been playing piano since I was 6 years old. The way it was set up in Russia (the country I was born in and spent some of my life growing up in (...yes that one time in band camp )) is that they have a dedicated music school that you go to after regular school hours. . . . I spent a good chunk of my life interacting very closely with some incredibly talented overachievers. Most of them were awesome encouraging and felt flattered when you asked them for… Band Camp, Playing Piano, Music School, Of My Life, Fingers, Russia, Felt, Country, Awesome

Despite my stubby little fingers Ive been playing piano since I was 6 years old. The way it was set up in Russia (the country I was born in and spent some of my life growing up in (...yes that one time in band camp )) is that they have a dedicated music school that you go to after regular school hours. . . . I spent a good chunk of my life interacting very closely with some incredibly talented overachievers. Most of them were awesome encouraging and felt flattered when you asked them for…

K one more! That Look, Winter Jackets, Clouds, Smoke, Instagram, Fashion, Pictures, Winter Coats, Moda

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “K, one more! ... ‘cause just look at this!!! . . . #nosmallcreator #smokeshow #cloudscapes”

K one more! ... cause just look at this!!! . . . #nosmallcreator #smokeshow #cloudscapes

Say what you want about Albertan winters but its rare to see these beauties anywhere else. Perfect fractals that dont melt before you had the chance to look like a crazy person on the street while taking 20 photos of your jacket sleeve with a cellphone ...but seriously just LOOK at it!  . . . Its freezing Im not gonna lie but I hope you enjoy almost macro cellphone photography!!!  #shotoniphonexr . . . K Im going shopping  Have a great Black Friday everybody!!!! #nosmallcreator #winterishere… Crazy Person, Winter Is Here, I Hope You, Fractals, Black Friday, That Look, Jacket, Street, Sleeve

Say what you want about Albertan winters but its rare to see these beauties anywhere else. Perfect fractals that dont melt before you had the chance to look like a crazy person on the street while taking 20 photos of your jacket sleeve with a cellphone ...but seriously just LOOK at it! . . . Its freezing Im not gonna lie but I hope you enjoy almost macro cellphone photography!!! #shotoniphonexr . . . K Im going shopping Have a great Black Friday everybody!!!! #nosmallcreator #winterishere…

SIBLINGS I watch my kids constantly go from fighting to hysterical laughter in a matter of minutes and back. All it takes is for someone to make a fart sound and all of the sudden toy trucks and fists stop flying. Its dizzying to say the least. It also gets pretty taxing for parents to deal with. Do I punish them? Do I let them settle it? ...will they kill each other? ...its definitely not as fun to watch as UFC . . . It also reminds me of tiffs I used to get into with my little brother… Take That, Let It Be, Toy Trucks, Ufc, Siblings, Laughter, Brother, Parents, Winter Jackets

SIBLINGS I watch my kids constantly go from fighting to hysterical laughter in a matter of minutes and back. All it takes is for someone to make a fart sound and all of the sudden toy trucks and fists stop flying. Its dizzying to say the least. It also gets pretty taxing for parents to deal with. Do I punish them? Do I let them settle it? ...will they kill each other? ...its definitely not as fun to watch as UFC . . . It also reminds me of tiffs I used to get into with my little brother…

Counting stars... . . . Counting Stars, Instagram, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Counting stars... . . .”

Counting stars... . . .

I was afraid But I got out of my comfort zone and did something brave. I was shaking the entire evening because I usually only take calculated risks. I kept going when I was in pain. When I was busy and overwhelmed. I kept going through anxiety and judgement and in all of it sometimes missing the good things. I tried my best for a very long time. I had no time or space to grieve my battles my failures my relationship(friendship) battles. I did what I could with what I had and grit my teeth… Comfort Zone, Something To Do, Brave, Teeth, Anxiety, I Am Awesome, Friendship, Relationship, Instagram

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “I was afraid, But I got out of my comfort zone and did something brave. I was shaking the entire evening, because I usually only take…”

I was afraid But I got out of my comfort zone and did something brave. I was shaking the entire evening because I usually only take calculated risks. I kept going when I was in pain. When I was busy and overwhelmed. I kept going through anxiety and judgement and in all of it sometimes missing the good things. I tried my best for a very long time. I had no time or space to grieve my battles my failures my relationship(friendship) battles. I did what I could with what I had and grit my teeth…

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar Sigmund Freud . I had an art teacher in high school and TBH she wasnt my favourite. She was very strict never tolerated people being late asked a lot from us but as time went on I realized that she had one of the biggest impacts on the way I view the world of art to this day. . Her favourite genre was installations. She told us a story once about a city in Germany she travelled to that was filled with random installations and you could get a guide book and… Cities In Germany, Sigmund Freud, In High School, Guide Book, Art World, Cigar, Teacher, My Favorite Things, Random

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: ““Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” Sigmund Freud . I had an art teacher in high school, and TBH she wasn’t my favourite. She was very…”

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar Sigmund Freud . I had an art teacher in high school and TBH she wasnt my favourite. She was very strict never tolerated people being late asked a lot from us but as time went on I realized that she had one of the biggest impacts on the way I view the world of art to this day. . Her favourite genre was installations. She told us a story once about a city in Germany she travelled to that was filled with random installations and you could get a guide book and…

I cant believe the weekend is almost over and heres a picture of my foot for absolutely no reason... sometimes I do random things to throw people off ok? Keeps em on their toes and me mildly entertained.  . . . Speaking of random can someone please explain EDC to me? Like from what I gather its all about filling up your pockets with random somewhat useful crap but is there a way of conducting yourself thats part of the culture? Like do you have to act like a raging AHLE to buy switch knives… Edc, Random Things, Knives, Rings For Men, Culture, Pockets, People, Pictures, Photos

I cant believe the weekend is almost over and heres a picture of my foot for absolutely no reason... sometimes I do random things to throw people off ok? Keeps em on their toes and me mildly entertained. . . . Speaking of random can someone please explain EDC to me? Like from what I gather its all about filling up your pockets with random somewhat useful crap but is there a way of conducting yourself thats part of the culture? Like do you have to act like a raging AHLE to buy switch knives…

Still editing some photos from the meet up. So nice to meet awesome people (including this gorgeous girl ) and so cool of these guys to organize the meet up and bring everyone together! Nice To Meet, Bring It On, Gorgeous Girl, Good People, Cowboy Hats, Organize, Guys, Cool Stuff, Awesome

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Still editing some photos from the meet up. So nice to meet awesome people (including this gorgeous girl @svenjakoester4 ), and so cool of…”

Still editing some photos from the meet up. So nice to meet awesome people (including this gorgeous girl @svenjakoester4 ) and so cool of these guys to organize the meet up and bring everyone together! @jayrmcdonald @lostcoordinate @marcwebster #lostinbanff @roasticoffeeco @closgeneral

My husband is a straight up G. He told me that he doesnt just follow the G-code he writes it. Of course he kept talking about routers and CNC machines which he built in our garage and I completely zoned out. . . . Ok thats my dorky way of saying I couldnt be more proud of this guy! Hes smart and funny and really hard working and most of all a great father to our kids! Despite his hard and quiet exterior hes warm and fuzzy on the inside(in a really manly way ). I love this one and Im so proud… Keep Talking, Great Father, My Husband, Tell Me, Our Kids, Cnc, Garage, Coding, Exterior

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “My husband is a straight up G. He told me that he doesn’t just follow the G-code, he writes it. Of course he kept talking about routers and…”

My husband is a straight up G. He told me that he doesnt just follow the G-code he writes it. Of course he kept talking about routers and CNC machines which he built in our garage and I completely zoned out. . . . Ok thats my dorky way of saying I couldnt be more proud of this guy! Hes smart and funny and really hard working and most of all a great father to our kids! Despite his hard and quiet exterior hes warm and fuzzy on the inside(in a really manly way ). I love this one and Im so proud…

If theres anything that I hate is staying still for a long time. I get cabin fever easily and besides getting out at least for an hour every day I have to have my hands occupied. . This weekend has been a nightmare. Ive been eating my weight in Cheetos (ok Im totally lying Im nowhere near 300 milligrams) but a workout a cup of coffee a shot of espresso and two diet cokes later I still feel like a walrus swimming through water at 120 fps... . . . K Im going back under 3 layers of blankets to… Cheetos, Diet Coke, Cabin Fever, Espresso, Coffee Cups, Blankets, Hate, Layers, Swimming

If theres anything that I hate is staying still for a long time. I get cabin fever easily and besides getting out at least for an hour every day I have to have my hands occupied. . This weekend has been a nightmare. Ive been eating my weight in Cheetos (ok Im totally lying Im nowhere near 300 milligrams) but a workout a cup of coffee a shot of espresso and two diet cokes later I still feel like a walrus swimming through water at 120 fps... . . . K Im going back under 3 layers of blankets to…

My husband and I recently realized that its been a while since we made travel memories. Its easy to get caught up in the day to day and not to even venture outside for a hike. . . . It was a couple of years ago and we were visiting Vancouver Island and driving down some rural road with a forest on one side and some houses on the other on the west side close to Sydney. We were both pretty sleep deprived as we were travelling with our then 10 month old son. We had some indie music on mandatory… Visit Vancouver, Vancouver Island, 10 Month Olds, Got Caught, My Husband, Sleep Deprivation, Indie Music, West Side, Travel Memories

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “My husband and I recently realized that it’s been a while since we made travel memories. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day and…”

My husband and I recently realized that its been a while since we made travel memories. Its easy to get caught up in the day to day and not to even venture outside for a hike. . . . It was a couple of years ago and we were visiting Vancouver Island and driving down some rural road with a forest on one side and some houses on the other on the west side close to Sydney. We were both pretty sleep deprived as we were travelling with our then 10 month old son. We had some indie music on mandatory…

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Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “The more mega blocks we own, the more I’m going to have to clean up every night... . . . #neverending #nosmallcreator”

The more mega blocks we own the more Im going to have to clean up every night... . . . #neverending #nosmallcreator

Summer I miss your warm embrace. I had a patient this morning who announced with a smile It got warmer today its now gotta love the optimism! Only 115 days till summer everyone! Days Till Summer, Brace Yourself, How To Get Warm, Optimism, I Miss You, I Missed, Smile, Instagram, Pictures

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Summer, I miss your warm embrace... . . . I had a patient this morning who announced with a smile “It got warmer today, it’s now -20” 😂…”

Summer I miss your warm embrace... . . . I had a patient this morning who announced with a smile It got warmer today its now -20 gotta love the optimism!!! Only 115 days till summer everyone!!! . #nosmallcreator #braceyourself

Dont you just wish sometimes that you could go back to childhood? Times when pop rocks were currency and when you didnt have pop rocks it was leaves off the trees. We payed imaginary taxes and bought imaginary objects. . . . Times when you could change the rules of tag at any given moment and as long as everyone agreed it was cool.  . . . Maybe my childhood was different from a lot of you but I think we can all agree that it feels like the warm distant past where everything was good and kind… Pop Rocks, My Childhood, Wish, Feels, Objects, Leaves, Change, In This Moment, Times

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “Don’t you just wish sometimes that you could go back to childhood? Times when pop rocks were currency, and when you didn’t have pop rocks…”

Dont you just wish sometimes that you could go back to childhood? Times when pop rocks were currency and when you didnt have pop rocks it was leaves off the trees. We payed imaginary taxes and bought imaginary objects. . . . Times when you could change the rules of tag at any given moment and as long as everyone agreed it was cool. . . . Maybe my childhood was different from a lot of you but I think we can all agree that it feels like the warm distant past where everything was good and kind…

This bottle - I dont know why he is so attached to this water bottle. It goes everywhere with him. He drinks from it at home at the table he takes it to daycare with him and he cries when it goes missing. For some reason in his mind I always take it to work with me... . . . It has been a regular functioning water bottle a camera a video recording device a stick for skiing a plane and a whole bunch of other random things. . . . . This is now our new family member.  #nosmallcreator… I Don T Know, Random Things, Plane, Skiing, Water Bottle, Winter Jackets, Drinks, Table, Instagram

Alina Stepanenko on Instagram: “This bottle - I don’t know why he is so attached to this water bottle. It goes everywhere with him. He drinks from it at home at the table,…”

This bottle - I dont know why he is so attached to this water bottle. It goes everywhere with him. He drinks from it at home at the table he takes it to daycare with him and he cries when it goes missing. For some reason in his mind I always take it to work with me... . . . It has been a regular functioning water bottle a camera a video recording device a stick for skiing a plane and a whole bunch of other random things. . . . . This is now our new family member. #nosmallcreator…