Preserve Picture Moments Instantly

If you don’t know by now, I’m obsessed with taking pictures. It’s too bad I can’t just BLINK and take a picture, I have to actually pull out some sort of device to capture a memory I want to freeze. Which is nearly every moment in life, so I guess it’s good that I have to pull out a device, you know, to be selective. You may also know that I love to Say NO to Auto on my big fancy camera, because I like beautiful pictures in beautiful light. But I don’t carry that big dawg around everywhere I go. But I do take my phone just about everywhere, and I’ll take any help I can get to preserve my precious picture moments. I’m excited to introduce to you (and offer a giveaway) of the LyveHome device to do just that! Keep on reading.


I’ve often been stressed about losing my phone, or my computer crashing, my phone breaking, and losing all the memories I’ve captured. I kinda lay awake at night stressing about pictures sometimes. Is that strange?… Continue Reading

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Family Photo Album

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I know some of you out there have already sent your kids back to school, but it’s still over 2 weeks away for me. I like to do a little photo shoot with the kids… Continue Reading

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Outdoor Play with Fruit Shoot

Thank you to Fruit Shoot for sponsoring today’s post, I’m sharing our experience with the beverage, opinions are my own. My kids love playing outside, which I love! We intentionally built a home on a larger… Continue Reading

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Back to School Teacher Gift: Apple Post It Note + Printable

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Neighbor Gift Ideas

I shared the other day the Pineapple Neighbor Gift Idea + Printable, and I was looking online and found so many other great ideas, I thought I’d share them in one easy to find spot.… Continue Reading

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Pineapple Gift + Printable

When I moved into our neighborhood four years ago, we were given a fresh pineapple as a welcome gift. I had learned that it was a symbol of hospitality, and I thought it was such… Continue Reading


{source} Yesterday I was having a bit of a panic attack.

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The Hundred Foot Journey

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I love photography, and I love babies, but taking pictures of babies can be quite challenging for me. After 10+ years of experience as a photographer, I thought I’d share my tips and ideas on… Continue Reading

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Why taking photos increases our happiness

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