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I Didn’t Give My Children Up For Adoption

I Didn’t Give My Children Up For Adoption

I had 2 children as a teenager (read my story here). Under the circumstances, adoption was the best choice for them and I’m grateful every day that I made that choice. Some people tell me I’m strong, brave and selfless. Some tell me I’m selfish, […]

My Goofy Boy

My Goofy Boy

I wanted to take pictures with both of my kids in my room so I could show off this AMAZING wall hanging made for me by the very talented Kayli from Arrow to the Heart. Isn’t it beautiful!? I’m SO in love with all the detail […]

The Coolest Camping Accessory

The Coolest Camping Accessory

    My family loves to camp. We love to go to lakes, mountains, deserts, anywhere that we can be outside and unplug. Over the years I’ve found some pretty cool camping tools to make our trips easier, but this year I hit the JACKPOT. […]

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

An unplanned pregnancy is a shocking, scary, and surreal thing that no one thinks will ever happen to him or her. As a teenager, I placed 2 children with the same family (click here to read my story) and learned a lot about adoption while going through […]

Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

As a mom, I know how overwhelming it can be to shop for all the perfect items you need for your baby and yourself. I’ve teamed up with some amazing shops and bloggers to bring you a sweet giveaway to ease some of that stress! […]

The Raddest Father’s Day Gift

The Raddest Father’s Day Gift

When Eric and I went on our fourth date, we talked about what we wanted to do for our dream jobs. I told him that even though I loved art and would love to make a career of that, I wanted to be a mother. […]

Dancing In The Kitchen ft. Sweet Peas Stamping

Dancing In The Kitchen ft. Sweet Peas Stamping

March 16, 2013. I was married to my sweetheart for time and all eternity on that special day and 4 years, 3 months, 2 kids, 3 states, 6 moves, and whole lot kitchen dances, tickle fights, love and laughter later, it’s still the best day […]

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

A few weeks back I did a shoot with the wonderful Erin K. Photo for Mother’s Day.  I joined in with my dear friend Lily from Not That Cool Mom and Madelyn Jewell Floral. I think it’s so important to have pictures WITH your kids, […]

5 Tips For Healing Emotional Paper Cuts

5 Tips For Healing Emotional Paper Cuts

Let me just start out by saying this: I believe that people are good. I believe that the majority of us just want to live the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I believe that most people don’t […]

Photographing Your Kids At Home: Camera Settings

Photographing Your Kids At Home: Camera Settings

Welcome to the second week of the Photographing Your Kids At Home series! If you missed my last post, talking about the camera and lenses, go back and read! If you have read it, I’m hoping you have a better idea of what Camera and Lens […]