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Something for the weekend

Here's a good reminder of something the world just needs a little more of right now - love. There hasn't been a lot of posting on the blog going on over here lately, unfortunately. I did manage to get my newsletter out this week, but the blog posts I'd planned still need a little tweaking before I hit publish, but I'm working on them. I have been spending a lot of time playing with my photo gear and really trying to evaluate if upgrading my camera body is something I need to do.

Here’s a good reminder of something the world just needs a little more of right now – love. There hasn’t been a lot of posting on the blog going on over here lately, unfortunately. I did manage to get my newsletter out this week, but the blog posts I’d planned still need a little tweaking before I hit publish, but I’m working on them. I …

Something for the weekend

This week has been a little rough, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been struggling with some depression and haven’t really done much of anything besides take care of the kids and keep the house clean. We had a nice visit with my parents on Sunday and Hannah got some much-loved roller skates for her birthday from them, along with a bunch of fun art supplies …

Something for the weekend

What's inspiring me this week - Jennadesigns

This past week we celebrated Hannah’s birthday – she’s 8 now! We went out to eat, came home had cake and opened presents. I got Hannah the mother load of art supplies and she was thrilled. Anything to get her off the computer and be a little more creative. Fortunately, she’s loves making art (just like her mama!) so it was a huge hit. I …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge – Week 1 recap

The first week of the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge is complete! I love this sign that I have displayed in my writing nook as it reminds me that every day we have the choice to make the next a better one. And that’s what this challenge is about – making choices to make subsequent days better days. Below is a reflection of the first week …

Something for the weekend – what’s inspiring me now

You guys, it’s been five weeks now since we adopted Wally, our 9-month-old domestic short hair kitten, and I gotta say, I love this little guy! He’s been my best buddy since we took him home – he follows me all over the house like a dog, sleeps with me during the day while everyone else is gone and greets me at the door when …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge

Last month, two bloggers I follow – Kiara at Blissfully Brunette and Erin from A Welder’s Wife – undertook the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge. I enjoyed following their progress weekly and have been motivated to give it a shot the month of March. It just sounds like a nice way to ease into spring and something my mind and body is telling me it needs! …

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend - what's been inspiring me this week

Hope this last week has treated you nicely! I was asked to submit a write-up and photographs for Amazing Moms: Parents of the 21st Century, a coffee table book by United We Parent and I finally got everything together and submitted this week. It was something of a struggle to get what they considered a decent self-portrait. I just hate being in front of the …

Something for the weekend

Hello friends! Hope this week has treated you well ... it's been a busy one for us: Valentine's Day, speech therapy for Ella, parent teacher conferences and I'm gearing up for my weekend of work. I had some time to play in the studio Wednesday night and took this gorgeous shot of some Gerbera daisies I picked up at the store the other day. I followed this tutorial and made a PVC backdrop stand which works great for hanging my vinyl backdrops with a few clamps! Bonus - it only cost $10 in materials and took all of five minutes to put together!

Hello friends! Hope this week has treated you well … it’s been a busy one for us: Valentine’s Day, speech therapy for Ella, parent teacher conferences and I’m gearing up for my weekend of work. I had some time to play in the studio Wednesday night and took this gorgeous shot of some Gerbera daisies I picked up at the store the other day. I …

Conscious Ink – a fun little treat

I was playing around on Instagram the other week when I cam across an ad for Conscious Ink, a company that creates inspirational temporary tattoos. I thought it would be fun for Hannah and I to get a couple, so I ordered four – two for her and two for me. I got “compassion” and “she believes she could, so she did” and Hannah got …

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend - Well, I had been hoping for a quiet weekend at work last weekend, but it was anything but! Here's to hoping that we can slow down this weekend! We're just planning on hanging out as a family ... my son has solo ensemble on Saturday and my parents are going to come up for a visit sometime this weekend too, so both should be nice.

Well, I had been hoping for a quiet weekend at work last weekend, but it was anything but! Here’s to hoping that we can slow down this weekend! We’re just planning on hanging out as a family … my son has solo ensemble on Saturday and my parents are going to come up for a visit sometime this weekend too, so both should be nice. …