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A Picturesque Christmas Setting

Mike, Miles and I headed to a local shop with friends for some really fun Christmas card photos this past Saturday. Boxwood Finch had a vintage trailer and truck photo booth setup for customers to come, drink hot cocoa & wine, and take photos for $5. The setup was perfect and adorable! I can’t wait to share our Christmas card design and the final photos with you all soon! For a sneak peek at the card and a look at the process, be sure to check out my Twitch channel  ...

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Pumpkin Patch Adventures

This week, Miles got to experience his first pumpkin patch! This whole experience had a completely different plan, but most plans change with babies! Originally, Mike and I had planned to take Miles to the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival held every year during the first weekend of October.  ...

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Things My Grandma Taught Me #2

I like to think that I got my sense of style from my grandma. When I was looking through my external hard drive for pictures of her I came across some oldies of myself, as well. It made me realize that there was more of her ingrained me than I realized and I’m so happy for that! Grandma  ...

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6 Months with Miles

I honestly can’t believe 6 months have already passed since I had Miles. We constantly try to remember life before him and, like when we try to remember life before dating each other, Mike and I have a hard time picturing our past without him.  Comparing Miles now to Miles a few months  ...

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The Weekend That Wasn’t

Becoming a parent has taught me one very hard lesson: most plans will not go accordingly and you will almost always have to cancel all of them, crawl back into bed, and watch TV until you can just try again tomorrow.  For Saturday, our original plan was to attend a wedding for Mike’s  ...

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National Read a Book Day

It’s no secret that I love Harry Potter. So for National Read a Book Day, it’s only natural that I would talk about my beloved series. However, I’d like to talk a little bit about my introduction to Harry Potter and how it’s changed my life, to better show you how one  ...

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Things My Grandma Taught Me #1

The one thing my grandma would always say to me was that I needed to practice silence when in a group, old or new, and listen. By listening, I can learn. Learn how to talk to people. Learn how to talk to certain types of people. By observing others with how and what they talk about I can learn  ...

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Maternity Photos at Lodi Lake

There’s no bigger honor than being trusted by your friends and family to take their portraits! A few weekends ago, I got to do maternity photos for our close friends Josh & Chelsea, to capture the last few weeks of their pregnancy with their first child. We can’t wait for Miles  ...

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7 Things I Learned at 31

As age 32 descends upon me, I can’t help but reflect at the past year and be in awe of how crazy different my life is today. I started age 31 by announcing our pregnancy to our families, working in a career path that left me uninspired and ridden with anxiety, and trying my best to grasp  ...

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