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Gratitude Project {Baking with my kids}

We are already over half way through November and baking is something we are doing more and more often. As the weather turns cooler and Thanksgiving is just around the corner we are trying out new recipes. Don't miss the recipe below. I am grateful for baking with my...

Gratitude Project {Seasons}

I am bless by our gratitude project daily. I hope you are too. If you want to jump in it is never too late! I am blessed by seasons I live in the woods so often we walk around and explore throughout the year. We are also blessed to live in an area of the...

Gratitude Project {My bible}

This gratitude project just got real. I it only took me to week two to get to my bible. I am grateful for my bible Rather I am grateful for the ability to have a bible, read a bible, and believe freely. I am grateful the ability to post this. I am grateful...

Tea {Gratitude Project}

The gratitude project is coming along and we are already in the second week of November!!  It will be new  years before we know it. I am grateful for Tea That sounds really "surfacey"... (I know... that isn't a word), but is sure doesn't should very deep....

Warmth {Gratitude Project}

Have you been following our gratitude project? We are already elbow deep into November! Soon we will be planning out our menu and thinking about how many pies "we need!" ...oh..want!  Don't let the month go by without thinking about how you are blessed. I am grateful...

Positive people {Gratitude Project }

I think the spirit of gratitude  and positivity is caught. Don't you? When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.  So true.  Some people are better at that than others. Since it is caught that means that by being around it you to can receive it. The...

Home {Gratitude Project}

If you haven't started a gratitude project and want to... please just join in. It is the perfect way to start learning photography. Why am I grateful for my home? There are the basic reasons of shelter. But after moving around so often all my life, this is...

Chickens {Gratitude Project}

November 1...wow.. I can't believe how fast this year has gone by... it is like the years go faster and faster and faster!  But once again we are heading into last fall and preparing for another really busy holiday season. I am really grateful...

Gratitude Project {How to join in}

November is almost here and every November Amy and I do a personal gratitude project. There are so many blessings in our lives in the form of people, places, nature, and opportunities. For me, taking the time to slow down and appreciate the small graces in my life is...

Trick or Treat {Photo tips for Halloween}

Halloween is just a few days away. Are you ready? We are getting there. One thing I want you to be ready with is your camera. As a mom Halloween is both tons of fun and frustrating. One year I made a full on Gryffindor robe and quidditch broom for my son. He wore it...

The anxious fall season

  I love everything fall.. the colors, the smells, the layers, football.. love it! But there is always a sense that it is fleeting. I love getting pictures of my kids in the fall leaves like many other moms and there is a small window of "perfect fall".  You...

The Beauty of a 35 mm Lens for a Mom With a Camera

It's all messy. The hair, the bed, the heart ... LIFE   As a portrait photographer,  I have had a love/hate relationship with a 35 mm. A 35 mm is not, in my opinion, the best portrait lens. It can cause facial and body dissertations which are really unflattering....

She looks like a lady

It won't be long before she is driving, getting a job, and thinking about boyfriends... yikes. Childhood happens way too fast. But I can't help but see this emerging beauty. Every day I see this little girl and want to hold on to the images of her sweet smile and easy...

My confession about my muse

My confession about my muse As moms we try to make everything even and fair. Although try as we might we often miss the mark. I have a confession... my youngest is my photo muse. Just look at my instagram account (heart_of_the_mamabear) and you will see... Charlee...

Moments and Milestones

Forever is composed of nows. -Emily Dickinson *Read all the way to the bottom for a coupon!!!! As a mom we could agree on lots of milestones we want to have of our children. We want their first steps, first lost tooth, first time they ride a bike without...

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