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Photo Credit: Lauren Guilford Photography This blog post is  part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. She began this blog tag experiment to build community among creatives, help bloggers to connect more and get to know each other better. But, I thought you […]


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Yesterday I posted a very interesting question on Facebook, and I must admit I’m a little surprised by the answers. For those who missed it, I asked… “What’s your favorite way to display images in your home” I’m not sure quite what I was expecting but almost all of you said you prefer framing over […]


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When the new year rolled around in January, I didn’t set any big lofty photography goals this time around. A 365 project felt too daunting, a 52 project felt a bit restrictive as well. But one thing I have wanted to play with a bit more is the lifestyle/documentary style of photography. There have been […]


How to be happy in 2014

January 1, 2014

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Image credit: All images courtesy of Ali Caudill Photography It’s December 28th. I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop pounding away at the keys working through my latest course materials. I make small talk with the barista about how quick 2013 has gone by, take a sip of my perfectly crafted vanilla latte, and snap […]


Post image for Conquering the “I’m not good enough” mommy mindset

“I am not good enough for this.” The teacher approached me, wearing wrinkled brows and serious lips. I knew the news was not going to be good. I was already an anxious mess over our previous conversations about potty accidents and dilly dallying snack behavior, so when the conversation began, “Mrs. Young I have some […]


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“Where’s the stone wall mommy?” she asked, her face showing the focus of a golfer ready to sink a winning putt. “It’s your job keep an eye out for it sweetheart. That’s when you’ll know it’s time,” I replied. Ladybug flying lessons. You know, the typical way moms spend a perfectly brisk fall afternoon with […]