The Birthday Plate Tradition

Many years ago, my mother-in-law made us this Birthday Plate, and my kids love the tradition of pulling it out on their birthdays to eat their meals. It’s a fun and simple way to help them feel extra special on their birthdays.

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Disney World Inspired Mickey Fruity Krispie Treat, dipped in white chocolate
White Chocolate dipped Mickey Fruity Krispie Treat {Disney World}

Over a year ago, our family had a Disney World adventure. I’ll admit, I’m not super into Disney stuff (unlike SO many people I adore and love) but it was a fabulous week spent with… Continue Reading

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One Good Thing {Children’s Book}

A fellow blogger friend, Jill Nystul, wrote the most adorable children’s book, I HAD to share it with all of you! It’s called One Good Thing by Jillee, and is the sweetest story about thinking… Continue Reading

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Photography Tips for Panning {tracking a moving subject}

Hi friends! I forgot to share with you my most recent article I wrote for the New York Institute of Photography. It’s all about tracking a moving subject, or Panning! It’s tricky, I still struggle… Continue Reading

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NEON Skate Birthday Party

I love parties. If you haven’t noticed, I really really like to throw a theme party. My boys have kinda outgrown it, but my girls are still very much into it. My daughter turned 9… Continue Reading

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Happy Father’s Day

I’m so grateful for the man I married. He is an amazing Father, our children adore him.

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Photography Business Branding Basics

I’m delighted to have my friend Amy from Photo Business Tools share a post today on Photography Business Branding Basics.  She knows her stuff! Amy approached me a while back about c0-authoring a photography business… Continue Reading

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4th of July Photo Booth Props {Free Printable}

In just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating our nations birthday, and I’m happy to share that I’ve a) got an awesome 4th of July photo booth props free printable set for you, and… Continue Reading

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Polka Dot Photo Booth Background

I’ve been on a picture booth kick lately, and I’m excited to share this super simple polka dot photo booth background today! My girls had so much fun with it! See all their fun pics below…… Continue Reading

Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites
Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites

It’s seem like getting a good amount of protein is all the rage these days. I know I’m getting my protein wherever I can, and trying to cut back on sugar as well. I’ve got a… Continue Reading

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken
New Grilled Chicken at Chick-fil-A

As a blogger, I have had the opportunity to review many fun products, and attend unique events. Last year, I was able to review Chick-fil-A’s new salads, and this year I was asked to sample their new grilled… Continue Reading

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World Market Outdoor Living Dream Space

It’s summertime! I’ve teamed up with World Market to show you some DREAM items that I’d love to have in a little backyard makeover. For a LONG time, I’ve been telling my husband that I… Continue Reading

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25+ Ideas to Exercise with Kids

It’s summertime, and I’m so excited to go on adventures, make some crafts, and bake some goodness with my kids. We’ve made a list of 50+ ideas to help make  our summer FUN, most taken… Continue Reading

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On my Mind: First Day of Summer

I am SOOO happy that it’s summertime! I told my kids that we are not sleeping in past 8:30 tomorrow (even though I know we all could) so we can get started on the fun!… Continue Reading

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Kick Off Summer Giveaway

A few days ago, I shared some fun summer photo booth free printable props, and today in the giveaway, I’m including those printed (and painstakingly cut out) props on sticks, as well as…a super fabulous fun… Continue Reading

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40+ DIY Photo Booth Backdrop Ideas

I recently shared a fun set of Summer Photo booth props, and I’ve been wanting to share a list of ideas to use as photo booth backdrops to go with it. There are endless ways… Continue Reading

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Summer Photo Booth Props {Free Printables}

It’s nearly summertime in our home, and I’m SOO excited! I got this fun idea to make some colorful summer photo booth props, and I asked my talented friend from Kiki & Company to help… Continue Reading

Exploring the Grand Canyon
Exploring the Grand Canyon South Rim

Our exploration only lasted a few hours, so this isn’t “everything you need to know about the Grand Canyon” but simply, our quick DROP IN on our way to somewhere else. I had heard from… Continue Reading

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Father’s Day Gift Tag {You are the World}

In just a few weeks, we’ll celebrate the fabulous Father’s in our lives, and I wanted to share a Father’s Day gift tag created by Kiki & Company for me!  I told her I loved… Continue Reading

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On my scattered mind

Hi Friends! Did you notice my lack of posting last week? I’m taking a break. I’ve got a long list of things to post about and projects to work on, but it’s the end of… Continue Reading

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{Gluten Free} Strawberry Shortcakes

Well Hip Hip Hooray because today is a great day!

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How to Start a Photography Business: 25 Pretty Packaging and Branding Ideas

Everyone loves a pretty package, right? The professional photography world is such a saturated market, it’s always important to think about ways to have a current or past client coming back (or offer incentives for… Continue Reading

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