[Blogging for Books] — your family in pictures

I love to take pictures and it has begun to help make me a living, but I have a hard time calling myself a “professional.” A big part of it is that I feel like I am forever a student of the art. I’m constantly learning. I learn something new with every photoshoot I do and from every person I photograph ....more

It’s closing day!

Ahhhhhh!!!!! It’s closing day! Midday today, we officially become homeowners ....more

The people in your life

In college, I took a lot of Sociology classes. It wasn’t that I was interested in the field of study in the least bit. In fact, I generally hated the classes with a passion ....more

My first hockey game

I attended my first hockey game last night. Yup. It was my first Preds game ....more

My 1000th blog post

1000 blog posts. WOW. I’ve been writing this blog, off and on, since 2007 ....more

So long summer…

The winds of change are blowing, and they have been for awhile. As Fall is ushered in with cooler temperatures and all-things pumpkin, Summer slips away with tan lines and many memories made. This summer has begun the process of changes ....more

Five on Friday: Stressors

I had someone ask me the other day what I had to be stressed about, and I replied, “Everything.” But let’s be a little more specific: 1. Drama. If there is one thing i don’t handle well, it’s drama ....more

The only thing constant is change

I’ve heard it said that the only thing that’s constant is change. All you have to do is look around you, and you’ll know that’s true. There’s constant construction going on ....more

One month from today

In a month, my husband and I are making a huge step in life. We close on a new house. Our first house ....more

[Blogging for Books] — The Chopped Cookbook

Confession: I am addicted to the show Chopped....more