Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Thank you Jesus for Coffee, a roof over our head, food on our table, friends to lean on, healthy bodies, Salvation and my family to love. I feel incredibly blessed to live the life I do. I get to wake up everyday with the little people who call me Mama and the man I call my best friend and soulmate.
Thinking about the world my children are growing up in terrifies me at times. I wish I could keep them home and sheltered away from harm and pain. I pray they have the strength and courage to be a man and woman filled with dignity, honor, integrity and faith. I'm so thankful I get to teach them those things everyday and I pray God guides my teaching.
I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone in our lives from our family and friends to people that have recently come into our lives. You all mean so much and have blessed and touched our lives in ways we can't always pay back. Thank you for your continued support and giving hearts, we love you all and want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Holiday mini sessions

My favorite time of the year is approaching, as much as I love all the warm and fuzzies about the holidays lets face it they can be a little stressful and busy at times.
If you or anyone you know is interested in having family, baby, couples, even your dog's photos taken please contact me to schedule a session. I am currently only offering mini sessions due to time. I will be offering full sessions again after the new year.

Monday, October 26, 2015

DIY Ghost String Art

Need a fun last minute Halloween DIY? This ghost string art was quick, easy and fun to do with the kids. This isn't a step by step tutorial, so I hope my instructions and photos make it easy enough. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't have done it on my yucky, dirty brick patio (I didn't realize how dirty it was and I was going for the natural light) also I would have made the ghost's mouth bigger.

I started out with two plywood boards but I ran out of time and nails to do the "BOO" string art, saving that one for another day. I painted the plywood boards my hubby cut with chalkboard paint, then sanded the edges for a distressed unfinished look.

Then draw an image or word on a piece of paper (I should have used a black marker instead of a pencil so it would show up in the photos). Place the paper on your board and start nailing along the outline of the drawing.

Once you have nailed all the nails along the drawing lift the paper off the nails.

Grab your white string and tie a knot in one of the nails then start stringing! There's really no method or pattern to wrapping the string, I just weaved around the outline of the nails and filled in the middle to my desired thickness.

Once you get it the way you like it just tie the string, cut and your done! I love adding little pieces like this to my holiday decorations but don't always have or like to spend the money on it. This project was free for me because I already had all the materials on hand, even if you have to purchase the materials I'm sure you wouldn't be spending more than $10, plus you would have enough left over to make more!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Second blessing

I remember being pregnant with River feeling so nervous about having another baby and wondering how my heart could expand to love another. The moment she came into this world those fears were gone because my heart did grow and I couldn't imagine our life without her.
My beautiful sister in law and her hubby are about to have their second daughter, any day now!!! I can't wait for them to experience that amazing love all over again. I know my niece Kennedi will be a wonderful big sister.