I guess it was a little over a year ago I ran into Cheryl from 4thGenerationDesigns at a local, in-person craft/etsy show. I immediately LOVED her products. Of course I dropped the tiny fact that I was a photographer and I'd love to use her sweet headbands and hats on my little subjects. Soon after meeting, we reconnected and Cheryl sent me some goodies to play with. Little Brooklyn was my first model.Read More
I don't quite remember when it happened but, I want to say at least 4 or 5 years ago, our microwave died. At first it was inconvenient. But I had been hearing about the dangers of microwaves through the grapevine so I figured we'd just let it go and adjust to a new way of living. No, seriously. We really had to adjust our lifestyle! I think there was a year or so when we didn't bring home any leftovers from restaurants. I honestly didn't know how to reheat them successfully. Then, somewhere along the way we started making use of our toaster oven which proved to be very helpful. (And of course I learned you can reheat pasta on the stove. Score!) Over time, we didn't miss having a microwave at all.Read More
The last time I went to a retreat designed specifically for Christian women creatives was the Be Thou My Vision Retreat back in March of 2010. I was in the midst of a dark season of life and Tommy had justleft for his first deployment. I had a very real feeling that God was not leading me to the retreat, but I went anyway. And while it was a beautiful, luxurious, and life-changing experience... I faced some tough things the months surrounding the trip. I just shouldn't have gone. It drained me.
So, when word of the Pursuit31 Conference started floating around social media last year, I avoided it like the plague.Read More
- I'm in LOVE with the light I've had lately at fall sessions! The lack of humidity in the air and the auburn backdrop of the fall foliage is killing me... I'm giddy at every single session and am thoroughly enjoying fall portrait season! Plus, the fun families I'm getting to hang out with make it a little more fun, too. ;)