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Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

Well, we made it thru another week! I’ve been battling a cold, which with my already-less-than-ideal immune system has meant for some no-so-fun times the past seven days but I’m managing. I’m super happy to report I’m still on track for my 365 Project and it’s getting to be second nature to pick up the camera and have it with me at all times. I’m …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links

Well, as promised, I’m back with my Something for the Weekend posts! And you know what guys … I forgot just how much I love making these for you. I come across so many inspiring things during the week, I just hope that something I share with you sparks something in you as it does me! This week we returned home from the cabin and …

Hello! (And a year-end wrap up)

It’s been a while, my friends. I wish I had a good excuse for not being more present in this space, but honestly, life just sort of happened and it got away from me. This has been a rough year with my being sick and recovering and while I’m a great deal better than I was this summer, I’m still not 100 percent. I’m so …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

I’ve taken the liberty of skipping my Something for the Weekend posts the last two weeks as I’ve been focusing on family over time online. It was kind of a nice break and a much needed one. The last week in August, we were on vacation at our cabin for most of the week over the holiday weekend. It was just my husband, the girls …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

Something for the Weekend - Jennadesigns

This week was a kinda crazy one … my daycare provider was on vacation, so I had all the kids by myself all week long. Ella has gone to daycare during the day each week since I got sick in April because I was just too weak to care for her. Now that I’m feeling better, I have a feeling she’ll be going less often. …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

OK you guys … this image I took Tuesday was just too cute not to share with you all! I had the opportunity to shoot some 8-month photos of this beautiful chunky little girl Haddie, who I helped deliver last Christmas Eve. I ran into her mom this summer and offered a shoot to her because it just felt right and I couldn’t get enough …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

It’s already time for my Something for the Weekend post! This week has been a productive one. My trip down to visit my parents last weekend went well. I was a little nervous as it was my first time traveling since getting sick in April, but it felt good to get out of the house and have a change of scenery for once. I also …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

Finally … I got all the stuff in the studio! Here’s a snapshot of my 121-square-foot space I’ve carved out of the corner of our basement. I’ll write an updated studio post in the near future with links to everything I used to maximize my space (and my creative backdrop hanging idea!). This week has been a rather slow one … Hannah had Vacation Bible …

How Dealing with a Chronic Illness Changes You

This is the many ways living with a chronic illness has changed me. At the end of this post, I've included some tips for loved ones and friends of those with chronic illness ... simple ways you can help that make a big difference to those who are struggling.

I got sick suddenly in April of this year – seriously ill, unable to eat solid food, constantly nauseated/throwing up, severe abdominal pain – and it caught me completely off guard. I’ve always been a relatively healthy person. At 38, I haven’t had many medical issues, besides my lifelong issues with depression but even that had been well-controlled for four years. Many ER visits and …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

This week I finally finished the basement studio. It was a lot of work and required rearranging a ton of stuff and moving a bunch of stuff back into storage, but it was worth it! I have all my props and backdrops and everything all in one area and it feels great and organized! There’s a few little finishing touches I’d like to do, but …