Tuesday, August 31, 2010


So, do you remember when I asked you all what name I should do for my photography?
Well most of you said "use your name".  So I went with it.  But lets be honest, I just didn't love it.  
So I thought long and hard about it, and decided to change my photography name.  With that comes other changes....like a new Facebook page and a new blog page too.
But I did it.
And honestly I love it.

The new name seems to fit, and it makes me so happy.

So come and follow me over at my new blog!

The first 20 followers will be entered into a drawing to receive a free session with me.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A thought for my bad hair day!

I need my hair colored in the worst way!
My curls are so out of control.

ANYWAY I have a book that is "thought for a bad hair day."
and it really does brighten my day and gives me other things to think about other then my hair.

I came across this and loved it instantly.

"Consider this:  Eventually your countenance will match your thoughts and actions."
It really made me think...I know some people who at first glance you  think they are so beautiful but then you see their "true self" start showing and they are hideous.  I don't want to be one of those people.  I hope I conduct myself in such a way that I "glow".


Friday, August 20, 2010


This past weekend my cute little family went camping with another cute little family the Freeze's.  We love them!
We had a marvelous time even with the dirt!
I'm not a camping fan...however it was a great time!

We tried to do a little fishing, but they just weren't biting...so we caught crawdads instead.  Then we went to the marina and bought some crab boil...and had some crawdads later that night.

It was a fun three days, and we've decided that we will do something this every year.  But I say forget the tents...lets do a hotel!


I have a first grader!

I can't believe that Elle is in first grade! CRAZY!
Swear I just brought her home from the hospital....but that is all just an illusion I'm afraid.

Elle is the sweetest 1st grader I know.  She was super excited to go back to school.  She has already made new friends, because not many from her kindergarten class are in her 1st grade class.

When I took her school shopping she wanted everything Hello Kitty.  So she got 4 new Hello Kitty shirts, and one Hello Kitty Backpack and her notebooks are Hello Kitty.....even her britches are Hello Kitty.

I miss her like crazy during the days.  Although it's nice to spend quality time one on one with Ava like I got to spend with Elle, it's just so lonely.  Every day I look forward to when school is out so I can hang out with this cool kid!

I love my Elle!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A milestone!


It has been exactly six months since I've engaged this ED behavior.  
It does not go without saying it hasn't been easy.  

MONTH one was the most painful month.  Entertaining ED...disobeying ED.....ignoring ED.

MONTH two was moderate

MONTH three was amazing, I found a new passion, a new purpose, new goals, and a new direction.  I focused my energy on become who the Lord wants me to become.  Not who society, the media and even friends and family expect; but who I know I need to be and want to be.

MONTH four was a struggle.  A few bumps in the path, and a few pot holes in the comfortable road.  I learned to switch roads this month.  I learned that "others" garbage I don't need even my own loved ones.

MONTH five I worried about my appearance a lot.  Bathing suit season is not my friend.  But that is what ED wants me to feel that I shouldn't do things I want to do...including swimming because of my body.  I told him to get lost, and went swimming anyway...it was liberating.

MONTH six has made me realize that I am meant to do hard things.  These has been the absolute hardest months.  ON the inside I am worrying about what people will think of my body, on the outside I try to stay confident.

I have to remain "in-check" and remain aware of triggers and other situations that may set me back to Day one again.  I am learning to live in the moment and to be mindful of how my body feels, and how my mind feels.

I can't wait to say 


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Family Pictures

I am always the one behind the camera, and it makes me sad.
So I was able to arrange my good friend Natalie to take some pictures of my family.  I am so grateful that she took the time to help me out.
We went out to this flower patch and by the looks of it, it was so beautiful.
HOLY MOLY....they weren't beautiful flowers...they were THISTLES!
Here are a few of the ones I really love!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Taste the Rainbow

I had so much fun doing the Salt Ad...that I wanted to "try" another.
I had a bag of skittles in my cupboard so I grabbed Elle...slapped a funky outfit on her and said..."stand there"....grabbed my camera, and took one click!
Uploaded and played around.
It is fun to get creative.  I have a few other ideas in mind...but they all will take a lot more planning and prep time to make them work...as for now the quick ones will do.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I am so impressed with myself!

SOOOOOOOOOO....my little sis her daughter is a pageant girl, and she will competing in a big pageant in September.  One of the photo competitions for this pageant is an "ad".  My sis came up with this idea and I did the work.
I am so impressed with how this ad turned out, and how it really looks vintage.  I want to do more of these.  Don't you think it would be cute doing an old doll ad, or something really girly.....of your girl...(or my girls) and having it hung in their bedrooms?  I think it would be awesome.

Anyway...enjoy my latest creation!