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Yearly Archives: 2009

Commit to the Camera

Resolutions, smesolutions. We all have them – some we follow through with, others get lost on the wayside of daily life. Lose weight, get more financially stable, be a better friend, blog more, the list goes on and on. Something I’m committing to this year (one of many new commitments I’m making) is to take […]

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Twinkling lights or a festive bow Chilly nights and maybe snow, Christmas shopping came and went All the money has been spent. Pull the boxes from the shelf Say “good-bye” to Santa’s elf, Roll up your sleeves and sing a tune Before you know it… We’ll be in June! Please understand, I love the sights, […]

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lighting 1st, location 2nd

It’s a mini photography tutorial. Are you ready? It’s SO simple, yet something SO often forgotten/ignored. When you are getting ready to take a set-up photo (i.e. a photo where you have time to move either yourself or your subjects) think LIGHTING FIRST, location (or your setting) second. Say it out loud! Lighting 1st, Location […]

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Food for a Lucky New Year

Seriously…2010?! When did that happen? How did that happen? How in the world do I slow down my world just a bit? Guess I am probably not going to get that to happen. Every year for the last 9 years we have had children and that means our days of going “out on the town” […]

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Merry Christmas!

As a special treat, I’m writing over at Steady Mom today, a Christmas story you don’t want to miss. Please head on over and join me there! I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from The Creative Mama team! I know I speak for each of us when I say that we’re […]

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The most important gifts you can share

Certainly, it had been a hard year for our family.  Mom was in her second year of college, and Dad had been injured and out of work for several months.  My sisters and I were 8, 10, and 12.  Christmas was upon us and I’m quite sure that there was barely enough money to go around […]

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