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December 17, 2018

I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to incorporate photos into your holiday season. As I’m sure you can imagine, I take a lotta pictures every holiday season and sadly for there while most of them lived on my phone or on a hardrive never to see the light o...

March 8, 2018

If you follow along on my Instagram or you’ve pretty much ever had a conversation with me you will learn that I dream of a farm.  A big white farmhouse with creaky wood floors to welcome families and friends.  Kids artwork and amazing photography of our children adorni...

June 22, 2017

I didn't plan on sharing this but thanks to my lovely Instagram friends and the messages I received, I will. 

Today I present the 2-ingredient banana pancake!  Gluten free but not taste free! Hoorah! 

Here is what you'll need:

  1. One nice ripe medium sized banana 

  2. ...

May 25, 2017

I love peonies.  Last summer after much begging, my husband and kiddos got me three plants for Mother's Day that we planted in the backyard.  I've been noticing lately that slowly but surely some gorgeous blossoms were preparing their glorious entrance into the world....

May 3, 2017

It is rare these days that my eldest, Mimi will willingly partake in her mama's photo sessions. Just like I love capturing the growth of my clients, I L-O-V-E love capturing my own children's changes throughout the years.  

At one time, a zillion years ago, Mimi would B...

January 26, 2017

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a little weird.  Well... I prefer the term "quirky."   I do weird things and I notice weird things and yeah. I guess I'm a little weird. 

Take for example, at Christmas time my kiddos and I had a sugar cookie baking par-...

January 18, 2017

You know I love me some farmhouse style.  You know I love me some crafts. Put them together and I'm all in. 

I saw a wood bead garland in the HGTV magazine I read at the doctors office. It was so simple but pretty. It would look great just about anywhere.  I had to...

January 17, 2017

Prepare to be super jealous but this is what we did today:

Hahahaha... Just kidding. We have a snow day...

cause... it... rained?  ::insert eyebrow lift here::

Yeah.... Anywho....

This picture is from July 2014, when my husbands best friend and his family made a pilgrimage...

January 10, 2017

Being in pictures is hard, yo!

As much as I babble on and on (and on and on and on...) about how important it is to show up in your photos and capture your life - I sure do hate walkin' the walk. Mercy.

For example: I've been working on my website as of late and I needed...

January 2, 2017

I feel like this iPhone snap pretty much sums up motherhood. 

Someone needs a bath.

Moms pants are filthy by the end of the day and she's tired. 

But at least my month old pedicure still looks pretty good. 

Today was the first day of 2017. It was a lot like 2016 but with i...

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I'm one part dreamer, one part photo nerd and a heaping dollop of real.  

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