6 Things to Do TODAY to Help You Grow as a Blogger

Make Blogging FUN!

I have been blogging close to 10 years now.  While I am still a small fish in a big pond, I have learned a few tricks that help me to stay sane, keep perspective, and enjoy what I am doing! I thought I would share a few of them with you!    Create a Pinterest […]

october things, and joy

October Fields

I have a thing for sunrises.  There is something entirely magical and majestic about a kaleidoscope sky growing in intensity and whose light is ablaze against the dark tree skyline. With the water being balmy compared to the air in these cooler fall days, there is an etherial fog that lingers until the sun starts warming. […]

three quick photography tips

How to insert a lens for a DSLR camera

  I just have to preface this with, I think you already know these tips.  I think everyone already knows these tips. There tips are along the lines of “DA” and “common sense” but when I started using using a DSLR everything about it was terrifying, and the photography was so overwhelming that these little details were […]

(un)invited house guests

Smiling Snake

You may remember the frog incident; Our ponds and surrounding swampy areas were inundated with frog mating and frog babies and croaking and leeches.  To call it traumatic was an understatement.  Well actually it’s not, according to the dictionary traumatic describes it perfectly.  But anywho. We have snake.   Here he is in action.  It […]

froggy business

pond life: frogs

If you can agree to any of the statements below, just stop reading this and move on with your day.  Trust me. 1.  You passed high school Biology.  (The frog dissection part). 2.  You have basic knowledge of how frogs procreate and give birth. 3.  The idea of seeing frogs being intimate does not gross […]

life

eddie

Life has been crazy. I have been stressed and calm and happy and sad and excited and dejected and that was just today. Since updating my mommy blog has been something I have been wanting to do forever but have been woefully negligent in doing so, I am just going FULL BOAR on it tonight. […]

keep on clickin

Hoarfrost in Minnesota 2013

Photography has been a bit of a conundrum for me.  I love love love to take pictures, but have never felt much confidence in it.   I am enamored with the idea of capturing a moment in time.  With causing others to stop and appreciate something that they may or may not have noticed prior. […]

things i am thankful for

Baby Olivia

Something I have been trying very hard to do is be intentionally thankful and grateful for the blessings.  Here are a few of late. cute kids congregating sensational smiling and symmetrical swinging (see?) dads and husbands dutifully destroying arachnids intelligent indépendant infinitely incredible inga  original olivia (and all my babies!) I am also thankful the […]

nothing gold can stay

iambaker.net landscape photography

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost I have loved this poem since the moment I first heard it; which […]

sunrise

sunrise in minnesota

I could not resist sharing images of the sunrise this morning. As I stepped out into the cool crisp morning air, its almost as if I could hear the colors the sun was weaving through the sky. They laughed and danced and stretched and paraded about in subtle grandeur. The peace and joy that overwhelmed […]

Siblings

Colton and Olivia

thats my baby   holding   my baby. I think she likes it. You may also like: One Week Today What I Never Wanted to Say What Happens When Mama Wears Lipstick Baby of Mine

Gratitude

  “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13 NLT This verse is speaking heavy to me today!   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my […]

Gratitude

  “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20 NASB   All photos are […]

Gratitude

  “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching” Proverbs 1:8 NIV Lord, thank you for trusting me to be a mother!  Thank you for my beautiful children and for the joy and teaching they bring!     All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is […]

Gratitude

  “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil” Hebrews 6:19 NASB   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my heart. You may also like: Gratitude Gratitude […]

Gratitude

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is […]

Gratitude

“He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction.” Isaiah 42:4 NLT There will be justice on earth!   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my heart. […]

Gratitude

“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. (I needed that!)   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The […]

Gratitude

“I  cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.” Psalm 63:8 NLT   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my heart. You may also like: Gratitude Gratitude Intentional Gratitude Intentional Gratitude

Gratitude

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 NIV   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is […]