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Alison Bickel lives in the heart of the Midwest where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. The photography bug bit her in sixth grade, upon getting her first camera, a Kodak Disk. She has been chasing light and subjects ever since. On her blog, ‘This Homemade Life,’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for vegetarian cooking and obsession with farmer’s markets.

Finding Your Photographic Style

When I first started taking pictures, the camera opened my eyes to a new manner of seeing things.  Macro for details, portraits of my babies (and eventually, others’ babies), wide angle for landscape, food photography.  So many possibilities!   As I navigated the ins and outs of learning exposure, shutter speeds, apertures and my camera I […]

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#TCMeveryday August Images + Team Happenings

As summer begins to draw to a close, it looks as though you are making the most of every day.  Here are this month’s #TCMeverday picks showcasing the last of your summer adventures.   @rcjcc     @sewquiltmom     @magandastudios      @joymadeit     @careypace     @naomiliester @caparassonphoto     @allofhisgrace   […]

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How to Dry Herbs

(This article was originally posted on Oct 17, 2011.) As the days grow shorter and the temperatures cooler our once vibrant garden is slowly fading away.  The tomatoes have been roasted and canned.  The peppers chopped and in the freezer alongside shredded zucchini and strawberries.  The only plants remaining are the herbs. I hate the thought of letting anything […]

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