A Naturally Vintage Christmas at My Dream House


I'm still working on the final touches for my own virtual holiday home tour--and the Christmas cocktail party we are throwing tonight--but I thought today I'd share some really cool natural & vintage Christmas decorating ideas from my friend Stacy's beautiful home. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while might her [...]

Better Christmas Card Photos {8 Tips for Getting Shots You Love}


The act of sending and receiving Christmas cards might be my favorite of all holiday traditions.   I just love seeing how my friends & family have changed and grown, and reading what they have been up to throughout the year.  It reminds me that even in the midst of all this busyness, even when [...]

captiva island beach weekend {hello, tropical storm debby}

My friends LeeAnn and Melissa and I have talked about vacationing together for almost 2 years now, and this past weekend was the first time that all 3 families could go to the same place at the same time.  We booked our weekend at South Seas Island Resort months ago, and we were all excited. [...]

How to Take Super Rockin’ Christmas Card Photos (& Simply Photography Online Class Giveaway)

Sending & receiving Christmas cards is definitely one of my favorite holiday traditions.  Husband and I have moved no less than 15 times (including 3 cross-country moves) since we've been together, so we have wonderful friends scattered throughout the entire country.  With all the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is really hard to [...]

Things I Love: Cute Dresses, My Girls, Photographs, and Haddy Grace Designs Giveaway!

I love my girls.  When I was pregnant, I couldn't even fathom the idea of having a boy.  Even though we kept the baby's gender a surprise, in 18 total months of pregnancy we never once came up with a boy name. So it never ceases to amaze me that although I was lucky enough [...]

Simply Photography Online Class

As my husband will attest, I am somewhat obsessed with photographs.  Okay, maybe more than somewhat.  I have an utterly insane and completely irrational need to document every single moment of my children's life.  If I had an unlimited supply of time, money, and babysitters, I would buy myself a super fancy camera and then [...]

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