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Shannon Harrison is a modern freestyle portrait and wedding photographer living near San Diego, California with her best friend/husband and 3 wild wee ones by her side. When shes not hanging with her clients from JACKANDRUBYstudios, you will find this homebody in the kitchen baking something drizzled with caramel or perusing the aisles of Target. Known to pull out her beloved Nikon at the local grocery store or a family bike ride, Shannon finds inspiration just about anywhere. She encourages photographers and hobbyists alike to focus on personal projects and their families to drive creativity. After all, no one can see your family the way you do.

The Tired Mama’s Make-up Must Haves

Over the last holiday season, I found myself running into the occasional neighbor or teacher at Trader Joe’s or the pharmacy who often responded with an inquisitive look regarding my welfare and a “You look so tired!…Are you feeling OK?…You need a nap!”  I felt absolutely great although it didnt seem I was projecting that […]

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Garlic Rose Relish

When it comes to places and things, there are no two things I adore more than San Francisco and garlic. Enter my favorite garlic themed restaurant, The Stinking Rose. I love it so that in all of the restaurants in San Francisco, it is the first my husband and I visited on our anniversary trip […]

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Swirl Pudding Pops

Being a child of the 80′s, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Jell-O Pudding Pop. For one, its creamy, rich pudding and its frozen. And two, I believe Bill Cosby, the adored face of the pudding pop, to to be a national treasure: from his stand up comedy, to The Cosby […]

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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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Weekend Links: May 11 Edition

It might only be May, but here out west things are already starting to look a lot like summer. We’ve been exploring outside and by default the kids are in great moods and the house is cleaner. Double score. The other day, I took the kids to the lake nearby to feed the ducks our […]

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DIY Indoor Succulent Garden

I remember calling my mom a few weeks after moving into my very first apartment and asking her how to keep a plant alive. Within a few weeks, my 21 year old self had managed to off several. Her answer: “Get a succulent.” More than a decade later, the succulent is still my favorite plant […]

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