Group photos: Theme Thursday (plus news about the December schedule)


Yay!  Who’s having fun with these portrait themes?  I really love looking at all of yours, so thanks for linking up! Before we get to the real group photo for this week, Here’s the “group” I’ve been hanging out with in the evenings.   Why, yes, I have joined the Peg Doll Craze of 2015, […]

Close-up portraits: Theme Thursday


I’m enjoying these Theme Thursday, friends.  It is, apparently, the only weekly post I’m getting up right now, but you forgive me right?  I mean, after all… wait.  I just realized I haven’t made the announcement on the blog. I’m pregnant!  Yay! Whew.  So even though I have totally sucked at blogging since Rosalie was […]

Catchlights: Theme Thursday


Yay! It’s THURSDAY! And you know what that means… dunh dunh duuuuunnnnnh November brings a whole new set of challenges for us: PORTRAITS.  How many of you are hoping to take Christmas pictures of your family? I am, and for a friend’s family as well. I’m pretty sure portraits are my favorite type of photography, maybe […]

Silhouette: Theme Thursday


It’s never good to start off a blog post with an apology/excuse, but here I go: To all who linked up last week, thank you! And I’m sorry I haven’t visited you yet.  It’s the very first thing on my computer to-do list, right after I finish up all the Halloween/All Saints costumes. {insert gritting […]

Sacred Art Coloring Books: a review


You know what I did yesterday? I placed an Amazon order for the St. Nicholas Day books for the kids! It’s an annual tradition around here. Here are the selections from from 2 winters ago. Wait, what?  When did it become holiday shopping season already? Are you panicking?  Cause I might be panicking just a little bit. […]

Same photo, different angles: Theme Thursday


Welcome to the second official week of Theme Thursday here! I’m so happy you’re visiting. Chime in in the combox, tag me on Instagram, or link your blog post up below. Continuing with our theme of light for this month, I thought “same photo, different angle” would be a helpful practice to take up. Lighting makes […]

Sun Flare: Theme Thursday

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Did anyone else have trouble catching sun flare this week?  In southern California it was ridiculously, disgustingly hot. But not just hot, nononono. It was also muggy and overcast. Seriously, California.  I am thiiiiiis close to breaking up with you. Anyway, muggy meant cloudy which meant difficult to catch sun flare. But in the 11th […]

Big News! Theme Thursday is coming back!

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Friends, I am so excited to share this news with you. Theme Thursday is coming back to the internets! Cari of Clan Donaldson and Ghost Fawn Homestead was my very first blog friend (and now a very real friend indeed) and my inspiration on many levels. Cari has graciously allowed me to take over Theme Thursday, since she’s busy doing actual […]

Happy birthday, Gi!

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A decade ago, I held you in my arms for the first time.  Oh, I was a mom long before of course, your older brother that went to heaven far too soon taught me that.  But it is a powerful something to hold a wriggling and squirmy baby to my face and breathe you in like […]

7 Housekeeping Tips for Distracted Moms

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If you came looking for a housekeeping guru, you’re in the wrong place.  I am not even close to being naturally inclined in that particular domestic art.  But I’ve been a mom for 10 years (whut?) and a stay-at-home-mom for the last 6, so I do have a wee bit of experience under my belt. […]