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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Out of Clutter Find Simplicity

They say a cluttered desk is a cluttered mind…. Well, I believe them. It’s commonly known that we “artsy, creative types” are messy in general, but it’s also said that a mess stifles productivity.  In my case, I must be creative and productive in both my personal life and many jobs, so it’s beyond time […]

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The Purpose of Pictures

Perfect hair. Perfect Clothes. Perfect location. It can become an obsession. But stop. Step back. Ask yourself: Why are we taking family pictures? Are we taking them to post on facebook? No. Are we taking them to impress others? Hope not. Are we taking them to preserve the memories of fleeting childhoods? I hope so. […]

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It’s Not About Perfect, It’s About Getting Done

I may have mentioned before that I’m a bit of a recovering perfectionist.  Some of that comes from my dad.  He is all about the prep work.  You don’t start a project without a sketch — or two, or three (always in a tiny notebook with a no. 2 pencil).  You get all your supplies […]

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The Summer List

This is the last week of school in our house and we are ready. We are ready to trade in the structure of the school year schedules and to-do lists for something a little more flexible and a little more fun. Next week, the kids and I will kick off the end of the school […]

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Painted Mason Jar Vase DIY

I was cruising around our local mall a few weeks back and the second I walked into Anthropologie, I couldn’t stop swooning over all the painted mason jars the store was decorated with. And you know if mason jars can take your gaze off the clothes, they must be pretty fabulous. The crazy part is […]

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[closed] ClickinMoms Giveaway!

One of our favorite sponsors, ClickinMoms, is generously offering a Prize Package — valued at $400 — to one of our lucky readers!   Here’s what’s included… One Year Membership to the ClickinMoms Forum: Black and White. Film. Children. Street Photography. Processing. Lighting. Artistic Development. And more. Bring your questions, dive into a discussion, or […]

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