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Monthly Archives: January 2011

vendor spotlight: MCP Actions

One of my favorite action sets to use is the Bag of Tricks from MCP Actions.  Being a food blogger, my images have to be very realistic and the food needs to look as close to real life as possible.  This action set lets me make some major impact in very little time.  Color casts […]

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celebrating the four seasons.

There are four days I look forward to each and every year: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. To you those might sounds like seasons. But to me they represent a series of perfect evenings that only happen four times per year. See, three years ago my husband I were invited to join a Supper Club that […]

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Why my daughter likes to go to the dentist

A few years back, my daughter randomly said, “I wish we could go to the dentist again.”  WHAAAAAAT???? Since that was the weirdest thing I’d ever heard a 6 year old say, I asked her why she had said that. She told me that she wanted to go back to the dentist so she could […]

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The Creative Mama is turning TWO!

The Creative Mama turns TWO this month, and we want to celebrate!  We’re so grateful for you being here with us every single day for the past two years.  Reading our articles, joining in our challenges and contests, learning and growing along with us, and sharing your hearts openly with us.  We love reading your […]

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Becoming a Fit Mama

Last year, at 40, I decided it was the year I was going to get fit.  I wasn’t overweight, but I was “fluffy” or “skinny-fat” (whatever you might call it) — and I was determined I was going to change that.  In May 2010, a long-distance friend and I took pre photographs (below) and set […]

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Hello Homeschool.

Homeschool Collage by Katie. Read her blog here. This week was open registration for kindergarten at my son’s preschool–and after much thought, prayer and deliberation, we didn’t enroll him. It marked the first official step toward homeschooling for our family. A few years ago I never imagined I would be a mom that would consider […]

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DIY Neon Square Knot Bracelet

I was Christmas shopping–and I needed to spend somewhere near $1.50 more to get free shipping from J.Crew–so I threw one of these in my cart.  It cost me $4.00, which is about $3.96 more than it should cost.  But!  It’s neon, and it’s cute, and I got free shipping! I loved the bracelet, especially […]

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