Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

I am a stay at home mom/photographer/blogger who teaches photo tips, diy, recipes, and sells a photo book, Say NO to Auto, on  my site.

Austin Texas Teen Photography

It was such a delight to photograph this cute girl, as I photographed her sister’s Senior Pictures two years ago. She is beautiful, and I loved her sense of style. I asked my teens to bring a car full of favorite outfits, and I help select those that will photograph well with the backgrounds we’ll use ....more

My Easter Mantel with World Market

I’m just going to admit right now, that Easter is my least favorite holiday to decorate for. It’s not that I don’t love the meaning behind the holiday…but I don’t really care for bunnies. I know, call me heartless ....more

Missionary Service

{The first Sunday of each month, I’ve decided to share something spiritual in nature.  My religion is a HUGE part of who I am and how I live my life, and I’d feel un-authentic not sharing ....more

How to make a Silhouette Canvas with a Silhouette Cameo

I’m so excited to show you how to make a Silhouette Canvas with a Silhouette Cameo that I shared in the girls Fancy Room Gallery Wall. This was my very first project with my new Silhouette Cameo machine, and it was so exciting how easy it was! ...more

Girls Fancy Room Gallery Wall with a Giveaway & Party

I am so very excited to share with you the gallery wall in my girls fancy room ....more

Conclusion of Decorating with Pictures series

What a fabulous month of creative contributors! It is so fun for me, as it is for you I’m sure, to see how other decorate their homes with their family pictures! There were so many inspiring ideas and projects shared, I loved seeing the different rooms and different ways other creative minds think! ...more

Decorating with Pictures at Mod Podge Rocks

I’ve been a fan of Mod Podge Amy for quite a while, and I’m so happy to have her here today, wrapping up the guest posts for this series. I LOVE how she’s sharing her cute little pup, and reminding us that we don’t need to hang pictures, but to just have them out! ...more

Decorating with Pictures at Clean and Scentsible

So happy to have Jenn joining us today! I love the 3-d canvas art she is sharing, and I like ‘em BIG, a girl after my  own heart;) Also lovin’ that sweet image of her boys at the end…adorable. Hello! ...more

Decorating with Pictures at An Intentional Life

Cari’s is another blog I’ve just recently discovered, and as I poked around…something felt familiar about her. I realized she and I share the same faith, and I love how she explains her beliefs HERE ....more

Decorating with Pictures at How to Nest for Less

I came across Erin’s blog, How to Nest for Less, a few months ago, and I love her fun projects and I can tell she has an eye for digital design. She helped me make a portfolio/media kit, and I’m SO grateful! I LOVE the giant clothespins she’s used in her post here–adorable! ...more