Hey Extrovert, You’re Gonna be Fine

Another week of self-quarantine has wrapped up in my house. We’re at week two, day four now. (My husband and I take a shot each night to count the days, and to celebrate getting through the day. 😉 ) Today, the official ‘shelter-in-place’ order kicked in. It won’t really change anything for us. (The biggest…

The B Side of my Life

It’s funny how my last post, and this post will seem so different. When I read back my last post, I feel like someone completely in control. In this one, I will be someone totally out of control. Both are my truths. In the days of social media perfection, and social media ‘planned imperfection’, I’m…

Self Isolating, and Home Schooling

These days, you guys. These days. ((sigh)) As a family of five, we have chosen to self-isolate. My children’s father is asthmatic, so a higher risk, and we are taking this seriously. (The way we see it…there is no harm spending a few weeks of our lives living on the safe side. There IS harm…

October Photo Project

Every year, I feel the Fall inspiration hard. There’s this pumpkin spice scented,  golden-colored, romantic haze, that settles into my brain, come mid September. I get so excited about boots, and flannels, and hats (so I don’t have to fix my hair mostly). I get excited about the heated mattress pad on my bed, and…

Bunker Hills Family Photos

Hello! I’m just dropping by to share a few of my favorite pics from last weekends family session. I, believe, this is the eleventh year we’ve worked together!? (That seems like a long time, for sure–but, even longer when you think two of the kiddos hadn’t even been born at that point!) This year, we…

Cory and Angela’s Wedding

Ya know, I always struggle with what to say when I come here to talk about something I photographed.  I feel like I sound fake, when I gush about how wonderful it was to get to be a part of everything. I end up feeling like a cliche when I talk about how beautiful it…

Oh, Sweet Baby

Babies. ❤ Oh. This little guy had me melting. He is so sweet, and so calm, and was so easy to work with. (Not to mention, his perfect little head of hair is just the best.) He was so awake, and alert, while I was there shooting. (He’s only four weeks old, and I was…

Anoka Family Photography

Hey! I’m back with some photography today! All those dandelion recipes were fun–but, I figured I should pop in with some work stuff, too. 🙂 A beautiful backyard, full of blooming lilacs, was the catalyst for the the timing of this family photo session. It was really fun for me to swing by their home…

Dandelion Lotion Bars

Hello again! I’m back with the Dandelion Lotion Bar recipe that I mentioned in my last blog, the lip balm blog. (Also, did you try to make the lip balm? Do you love it!?) This is a super simple recipe (even easier than the lip balm, I think) and it doesn’t take long at all. …

Dandelion Lip Balm

Hey, there! I’m here with an update, and a recipe today. Way back in the winter, I took the word ‘calm’ and decided to make it my word for the year. So far, I’d give myself about a B- for my efforts. I have room to improve, but am happy with my efforts thus far….