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  • Never apologize for your own sense of beauty.
    Nobody can tell you what you should love.
    Do what you do brazenly and unapologetically.
    You cannot build your sense of aesthetics on a consensus.
    ~CJ Nicolai

  • Have a seat. Grab a cup of coffee. There's so much to share here. Food. Pictures. Stories. Laughter. Tears. Joy. Beauty. Family. Friends. People I just met. I like to find the magic in the ordinary. I like to make the ugly not so much. This is my life.... come on in!

The Rules

For above his study area:

Grilled Peaches

We are just finishing up our peaches. They have been amazing. Such a nice treat and diversion from all the watermelon and pineapple we’ve been eating this summer. Last night we made an impromptu dinner for some extras here at the house. I ended with these peaches and topped them with homemade ice cream (totally healthy) and they were DELICIOUS. We were pretty much licking our bowls.  You gotta try them!



This beautiful girl came to me from Colorado, and I tell you what, she’s got a busy road ahead of her! She works, and plays hard and has some pretty lofty aspirations for the future. I’ll be excited to see what she does in the next couple of years! She has the most beautiful eyes and curly hair, gotta love that!

They Had a Surprise

When this family showed up for their shoot, I was a little surprised to see that they had another baby! We didn’t get a chance to talk too much before the shoot, so there she was.

And oh, my goodness…how adorable is she??? Those eyes and the smile. Pretty amazing!


So, I’ve been trying to schedule family photos with this family for well over a year. Probably more like two. They haven’t had family pictures in 10 years. 10 YEARS!!! What?!

So finally, this week we got it done. And I had SO MUCH FUN!! Seriously, the kids were genuinely excited to see me and excited to have their pictures taken.  And they are gorgeous to boot! They all were. I absolutely love that. We played and laughed and laughed and laughed. And I knew it was going to go well, when I was handed a picture the littlest one drew for me of ideas she had. I think she actually made a small book of ideas, but I got to keep one page, (which is on my fridge now.)

Thanks for letting me finally capture you guys. Don’t wait so long next time ;).


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