Fun ideas for beach photography
Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture

Summer memory guest~Lil Luna

Hi there friends! My name is Kristyn and I blog over at Lil’ Luna! I’m so happy to be here today on Kristen’s blog!! I was able to meet her a few months ago in April, and I just love the girl. Not only is she super talented, but she is so nice and fun, and I loved getting to know her better!!! {Us, two Kristy/ens at SNAP!} Today, I was asked to share with… Continue Reading

summer guest post~Southern Lovely

Happy Monday! I’m no longer going to host the link party for Capture the Joy, but I will definitely keep reminding you to be in pictures with your loved ones! I’m flying home from Alaska today, and I’ll have a million amazing pictures to share this week, so keep posted! Enjoy hearing from one of my favorite bloggers that I’ve haven’t yet met, Lindsay! Hey there! I am excited to be here today, sharing one… Continue Reading

lolly jane guest~childhood summer memories

Hey there fans of cute Kristen! We just ♥ this chick!  Kelli had a BLAST with her at the recent SNAP! Conference: Pictured: Top- Shauna. 2nd- Kristen, Mandy, Kelli, Jodie. Bottom- Kristy. [Pic via our bestie Kristy] We are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane, an eclectic DIY blog, and are happy to share our summer memories, Higley hick style!  We were raised on a mini-farm surrounded by alfalfa & cotton fields, long before the… Continue Reading

craftiness is not optional guest post~childhood summer memories

Hey, all! I’m Jess, from Craftiness is not Optional, and I am psyched to be here on Kristen’s lovely blog reminiscing about summers past today! So when I think of my summers growing up, instantly I think of camping. I grew up the oldest of eight kids, and we loved to go camping together! It was a family tradition, one that we repeated multiple times during the summer months. My parents would load us up… Continue Reading

family ever after– guest post

Hi friends! I’m Rachel from Family Ever After. I just love Kristen. I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting her in April at SNAP, a blogging conference. I attended her amazing photography class, and she even took some headshots for me. She is so talented. Not only that, but she is funny. And good. You know how there are just certain people who you just know are good, nice, genuine people? Well, that’s Kristen. I… Continue Reading

Somewhat Simple ~ guest post

Another guest post of my blogger friends, sharing their favorite summer memories from their childhood. Please welcome my friend Stephanie from Somewhat Simple. She is here to share a memory from her childhood of summertime. I’ve asked a handful of friends to share, and I will post them throughout the next month. Me and my dad, California 1982 Growing up in Southern California with a beach-loving set of parents made for some great summer memories… Continue Reading

Your Homebased Mom ~ guest post

As I travel and play with my kids this summer, I will have intermittant guest posts from some of my favorite bloggy friends.  I asked all of them to share a favorite summer memory from when they were growing up, with a vintage pictures as well.  It’s always fascinating to me what people remember from their childhood, and it helps formulate in my mind what fun things I should do with my kids in order for… Continue Reading

My Creative Inspiration~blogs I love

Ok, so I made a little link list on my left sidebar for the blogs that I want to try to get to more often and read.  With the exception of 3, I have met them all, and many at the SNAP creative conference I went to last weekend.  Previous to that event, I had been to all of their blogs before, but one thing we lamented to each other about is that because we… Continue Reading

Inspirational Artist


There are so many artists/sites that I am inspired by, and I’d like to share them on here from time to time.  One that repeatedly leaves me with my jaw agape is Design Seeds.  They showcase amazining, breathtaking, often simple images, and pull the colors from them for a color board.  This is so helpful when creating a color scheme for family portraits, or home decor.  For example…If you aren’t sure what colors to wear… Continue Reading