The Stockings Were Hung on Han Solo With Care..

With hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. However ....more

Scarlet Takes Manhattan.

Last Wednesday, Cassidy and Scarlet went on a very big adventure. To New York City! They got up before dawn, drove to New Haven, and took a train ride to New York ....more

Didn’t We Almost Have It All.

And for my next magic trick, I’m going to combine two holidays and two linkups into one post! It’s Christmas and Hanukkah which = Chrismukkah! It’s Ask Away Friday (AAF) and Finish the Sentence Friday (FTSF) which = AAFFTSF? ...more

Hey Guys, It’s Flat Tamara.

I honestly have no idea where this Wednesday post is going. It’s Flat Tamara here, and I even wish I had a little cardboard or paper cut-out photo of my face on a stick the way people do sometimes when someone they love isn’t able to attend an event, so they bring along the cardboard or paper cut-out photo of that person, and take photos with it everywhere. I’d stick in a photo of Flat Tamara! ...more

Spice Up Your Smartphone Photography with 5 Creative DIY Hacks.

Well I have a treat for you today. It’s a treat for myself too, because I’m very interested in spicing up my smartphone photography, and often I find that there is still so much for me to learn about photography. It’s dizzying, but it’s inspiring ....more

When The Lights Go Down.

What is going on with blogging lately? Every day it seems I see another beloved blog go dark, or yet another one go from three posts a week, to two, to one. Every day it seems that my Bloglovin feed is getting a bit thin ....more

Mountain, Tree, What Do You See?

I had something totally different half-planned for today, but sometimes you have to ride the wave to something else. “What do you see in your mind?” Someone asked me today. “When you’re feeling good ....more

This Mouse Has a House and This Kid Has a Heart!

I’m afraid it’s been confirmed that I have a lifelong case of, as the kids call it these days, “The Feels.” (You saw what I did there, right? Photo of me on a merry-go-round. Photo of Scarlet on a merry-go-round ....more

The Most Memorable Photo Shoot I’ve Ever Had.

Sometimes Friday comes as an audible and visible relief. You can hear yourself sigh, with all of your hope pinned onto a weekend taking away a bad week, and washing away the pains and frustrations. You can see the relief on your face, and on the faces of your loved ones, and even your five-year-old who wanted to stay home from kindergarten yesterday because, as she said, “I could really use a break.” Couldn’t we all, Scarlet? ...more

Wordless Wednesday: Love Is Healing.

My mom once told me that to get through the hardest parts of labor with my older sister, her first baby, she put a beautiful picture on the wall as visual therapy. She stared straight at it from her hospital bed to gather the strength to continue. And continue, she did ....more