Final Grade on Fall 2018 Term Self-Assigned Reading: B+ (Whaaaat? a B?!)

It will probably come as a surprise to no one that I was the student growing up who obsessed over grades–the only A- I ever got in my public school career was in 9th grade geography (and let’s be honest–it’s a fact that still rankles today as I feel it was undeserved). In college, I …

Loving and Learning Lately {Black Friday Edition}

Welcome to Round 8 of this new little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a …

Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge

How We Saved $1000 in 100 Days

A few months ago, I was pretty frustrated with our financial situation. Despite my husband having received quarterly raises this year and me getting more jobs through my photography business than I ever have before, it seemed we were never gaining any real traction on our goals. Back in January, as part of my 101 …

A Healing Broken Arm + Photography’s Busiest Season {October in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (but not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter–and now my son, too–every day since they were born, and this is a GREAT place …

Loving and Learning Lately {7}

Welcome to Round 7 of this new little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a …

Just So I Won’t Slack Off During the Holidays… {November Goals + October Goals Recap}

The end of October went MUCH more smoothly than the end of September (for starters, we didn’t have to deal with any more broken bones, and Matt could finally start using his right arm again!), but as years past have taught me, from about Halloween until the end of the year, life tends to get …