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5 COVID Nesting Essentials

- Jul 27, 2020 -

Hello Lovely,   If you are anything like me you are looking for a distraction or simply something else to focus on for a while. Something that benefits your busy life and is easy to do. Something for your

Top 10 Riveting Reads This Summer

- Jun 19, 2020 -

Ever wish you could travel but don’t have the budget for a plane ticket? Do you need a little escape from reality? Have you considered hopping in a book and letting it take you away? Did you know that

3 Easy Steps To Nurture Deeper Friendships

- May 08, 2020 -

Hey there, Lovely Ever wonder what it takes in this digital age to nurture in-depth, more meaningful relationships? Deep conversations and authentic relationships are what fuels me, along with my plain black coffee, of course!   I’m going to

9 Tips to Self Quarantine With Style

- Mar 23, 2020 -

Hey there Lovely, Are you well? If you didn’t already know I am a silver-lining, look on the bright side, glass half full kind of personality, but this coronavirus is multifaceted and can cause even the most level-headed, common

A Single Ladies Valentines’

- Feb 14, 2020 -

Hey There, Lovely!  I remember it was the spring of 2016 when the tulips were brave enough to emerge from the cold earth and reach for the sun. I had been watering grandma’s houseplants while she and grandpa were

Best Of The Prairie

- Jan 20, 2020 -

Hey There Lovely,   You are stunning. You are dressed in white, approaching the entrance. Your father is beside you, promising not to let you fall. Your nerves are high, as high as they’ve ever been. The doors open

Living on Purpose

- Dec 24, 2019 -

Maybe you aren’t looking ahead past Christmas like I am right now, but I am already gearing up for New Years’. Along with that comes New Years Resolutions and I just realized we don’t often stop at the end

Amsterdam & Belgium

- Nov 15, 2019 -

Hey There Lovely, I would be remiss if I blogged only about Africa, albeit it was life-changing. Amsterdam and Belgium have a bit of magic all its own. It was quite a culture shock bumping along the Savannah plains

Africa: A life-changing experience

- Oct 15, 2019 -

I carry Africa in my heart as a life-changing adventure. Africa far exceeded my expectations and has touched my deep love for wildlife. It’s impossible to leave unchanged. Let me back up and tell you how this went down.

How to plan a weekend vacation on a budget

- Aug 18, 2019 -

Hey there Lovelies, do you need tips on how to plan a weekend vacation on a budget? I know it’s difficult with busy schedules and life, but this getaway was the pause we needed. Let me tell you all

Back to School Mini Series Photoshoot

- Jul 17, 2019 -

  When I was little, I hated having my school photos taken because inevitably I looked ridiculous.     So, when it came time to promote my own Back to School Photoshoot, I knew I wanted something different. Something

10 Essentials Travel Tips for Tanzania

- Jun 18, 2019 -

“Go where eternal plains stretch as far as the eye can see.” Hey there Lovely, when I hear a phrase like this, it transports me to a place I have never been, but long to see. Guess what…? I’m

5 Tips For A Welcoming Front Porch

- May 27, 2019 -

  1. Clean those windows. Eyeroll. I know, it’s obvious with the spring rains and the blowing Illinois wind and dirt. Starting with a clean slate is an excellent motivator to make something beautiful happen. Pull out that power

Gather, Give, Grow

- Apr 16, 2019 -

Hey There, Lovely Do you want to know what inspires me? Giving Back. Keep reading to discover how to be a part of the next event. First, I want to share a little behind the scenes on the Great

5 Trips To Ease Cabin Fever

- Mar 12, 2019 -

Hey There, Lovely A trip to your local Library could count as an adventure in my book:) However, some of the thrill seekers in the room might disagree with an eye-roll. That’s ok! I’ve compiled a list of destinations

Single Pringling on Valentine’s Day

- Feb 09, 2019 -

When people ask me if I’m dating or married I often say, “Nope. I’m a single pringle.” I say that to get a laugh and to break the tension because the crickets and stares that typically follow that negative

5 quick tips to feel organized in the new year

- Jan 16, 2019 -

Hey, Lovelies, Happy New Year! Is your head still spinning from the holiday parties and back to school craziness? I know I am. Obviously, because this post could have helped you two weeks ago. However, you might benefit more

Miracle on 6th Street

- Dec 04, 2018 -

Magnolia was not what I expected! It was so much more. You might find these events fall short of miracle status, but ever since I met my mentor, Janet 5 years ago she has shown me how to find

Come sail away with me

- Nov 12, 2018 -

Hey There, Lovely I used to work in a figurative landmine. I was constantly being questioned about my beliefs, religion, and denomination. In some ways, it made me stronger, it grew my roots deeper into the Word and forced

Wood Piles, Rain Drops & Blue Herons

- Oct 16, 2018 -

  My childhood was spent outside. I’m just old enough to be from the ‘go outside and play’ era. You know, the one? T9 texting, VHS and film cameras. Lucky for me going outside was a treat, not a

All In God’s Time

- Sep 03, 2018 -

Hey There Lovely, On this rainy morning, I was so looking forward to my mozzarella cheese sandwich with crispy bacon (don’t even touch this one, health nuts:) and an iced creme brulee latte. I was even more thrilled when

How I Became A Photographer

- May 19, 2018 -

    I would love to share my story with you about how I fell in love with photography. Would you like to hear it? I hope you can relate to my fears and struggles as I navigated my

7 must-have travel items for your next trip

- Feb 26, 2018 -

Let me tell you about the 7 must-have items outside my normal essentials I pack for every trip. I do not travel without a single one of these. I will share every single one and explain why. Read all

Find Rest My Soul

- Jan 06, 2018 -

I have this comfy cream chair, with soft pillow and fuzzy blanket to keep it company that sits in my library nook that I never sit on. Why don’t I sit there and curl up in its comfort enjoying

3 easy reading tips

- Apr 12, 2017 -

I have 3 easy reading tips! First, Find a comfy spot like this hammock to lounge in! Do you take extra care to enjoy a good book? Would you like some tips to get more out of reading? It

Hey, Plant Lady!

- Mar 21, 2017 -

Hey, it’s Plant Lady here! Happy Spring! First, are you ready for birds chirping and green things sprouting from the ground? I know I am! That’s why as soon as I saw this Plant Lady Shirt from Magnolia Market I had

Indianapolis

- Mar 07, 2017 -

This was my first Reset Conference. There is something so magical about creatives coming together. We speak our own language of F-stops and white balance. We understand the 10-hour Wedding Day hang over. We passed out business cards, followed

#klassicphotographyreads

- Feb 25, 2017 -

  It’s a little crazy to think that I have read 9 books in 54 days! It’s almost like I’m stocking up for a time when I can’t read. Actually, that is exactly what I am doing! The warmer

A Fun DIY

- Feb 15, 2017 -

It’s silly I know, but I’m so excited to tell you all about these pants! I had seen these on Etsy or Pinterest or somewhere… I hunted everywhere online for them but, like hunting a unicorn, I came up

ABSOLUTE BEST

- Dec 12, 2016 -

I have been so blessed in 2015 with numerous clients that have been so good to me. Honestly, it was my first year to have so many Weddings so close together. I’m so excited to be this organized. Are

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures."

DON MCULLIN