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Fantastic Illustrations

You all know I am in love with George Alexopolous, his work never ceases to impress me. Once I received that first illustration of us sitting on the bench, I just knew I had to order another one. The bottom illustration was a birthday gift for one of my best friends and he NAILED it.…

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Event Recap

Oh my goodness, last week was CRAZY! The big trip to St. Louis went really well. I didn’t figure out how to shoot in full manual, but I did learn enough to take some pretty decent shots at the event. Of course, I took the ‘take a million photos and at least a dozen of…

365 Days Outside > 320-326

Day 320 While we were in Connecticut, we went to Silver Sands beach with my sister and a whole bunch of littles. Oh how I’ve missed the beach! Needless to say, there is no ocean here in Missouri.. The kids both LOVED the water, which was nice and warm. It was the perfect beach day.…

365 Days Outside > 313-319

Day 313 Today was not exactly a pleasant day outside. There was lots of crying and complaining, just one of those days. I figured I’d post it just to show you all that this challenge is not always peaches and cream! We got a Christmas catalog in the mail, and Juniper said “I want this,…

The Comedian

This is the first thing I saw when I got home from work last night. “Mommy, do you know about American World? Well, it’s dangerous to go there. Because it’s dark there, I saw a picture. I’ll tell you a story about it. I know ONE story about American World. About morning at American World.…

Zelda Peg Dolls

I had this grand scheme for our road trip, I was going to make some fun little gifts for the kids and spread them out over the course of the trip. My head was full of ideas. As is always the case though, the day snuck up on me and I only found time to…

Photography

Can I make a confession? I have had my Nikon D40 for 5 years now, and I have NO idea how to shoot in manual. I’ve been using this bad boy as a point-and-shoot this entire time. And while it’s AWESOME and I’ve gotten some great photos of the kids, I seriously need to learn…

Vacation (And August via Instagram!)

Yesterday we got home from a week long trip to Connecticut to visit my family. I’m exhausted, there are toys and clothes all over our living room that need to be unpacked, and we barely have any food in the house (Don’t get me started on my email situation) BUT it is so good to…

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365 Days Outside > 307-312

Day 307 Juniper has been doing REALLY well with bedtimes lately. (Which is SUCH a blessing, I was starting to lose my mind.) I bought these cute little bug houses as a surprise gift for her. The only bugs we could find though were rolly pollys, and they just curled up in balls and didn’t…

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A Painting for Mel

I finished up this cute painting earlier this week for a friend of mine. Her daughter’s best friend is moving away and this will be her farewell present. WHY does it have to be so hard to photograph artwork? (Don’t get me started on scanning.) This looks so much better in person. As usual. I…

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