Category archives: Lovely Life

  • Children's Books to Inspire You (not your kids)

  • Have you ever read a children's book and thought, "Why am I wasting my time with long self-improvement books?" I was reading two books to our youngest and after had to take a few minutes to ponder what I had just read. Kid's books? Really? Yes, really. The first one we read was Have You Filled a [...]
  • Finding Self- Acceptance

  • Now, this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute Just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the queen of a town called self love...... There were always the subtleties....my food got cut off much quicker than my older brother, I had [...]
  • The Duggar Story is Mine

  • I know this is not what I normally write about here but the subject is incredibly important...... My soul has so much to say but I find the words aren't there. You see, this story is mine. I am very open about my life but up until now have chosen to keep the finer details private. I feel God's ca[...]
  • What Ducks Taught Me About Photography

  • I love watching nature and the interaction! When we get frazzled, we can step back and let nature teach us. What these 2 ducks taught me: 1. Always have a buddy. Life can get lonely when we are caught up in our own little world. 2. There is enough for everyone, so share. The world can be co[...]
  • Don't shake it off, shake it up!

  • Ya know the saying, "The only guarantees in life are death and taxes?" Well, I think there is a third guarantee, it's called change. I don't know if it's my ADD personality, or my insatiable appetite to learn new things, but my life is in constant change. Shiny objects lure me away. Maybe that's why[...]
  • My Unromantic Love Story

  • The most unromantic love story EVER! In honor of the official day of love, let me tell you how I met my love.  At the time we met, I had a 3 month old. It was an abusive relationship and I had left him when I was pregnant. I fully expected to raise this precious life by myself and mentally prepared [...]
  • No Resolutions! Just One Word....

  • We are 2 weeks into the new year. Have you already given up on your resolutions? Don't feel bad! You would be a weird one if you kept them (just kidding). Years ago I decided to end the disappointment of New Year resolutions. You set this expectation of loosing weight and 2 months later you have to [...]
  • Getting More Done Without Multitasking

  • As people in this crazy busy world we now live, we try to get more done in less time. The man often jokes that I was born in the wrong era. I love the simplicity and connectedness of the late 40's and early 50's (not to mention the fashion). I often try to figure out how I can bring that into the hu[...]
  • How Do You Like Yourself More?

  • I have been invited to be included in an amazing online event the end of this month! To build up to it, we are talking about a subject near and dear to me. Today we are talkin' self-confidence. No, not self-esteem, but confidence. The ability to hold your head high, not just to think you are good en[...]
  • What Do You Fantasize About?

  • Do you fantasize about a different life? I was reading about the morning habits of successful people. We all want to be successful, right? Every morning Steve Jobs asked himself , "If today was my last, what would I do?" I know quitting your job and travelling the world probably isn't realistic (unl[...]
  • Here We Go!

  • This world of photography chose me, I did not choose it. Well, I guess if you consider me buying a camer choosing, then I guess I sorta did. I started out like most moms, wanting to capture those moments of my growing children. Why do they have to grow so fast? I am soon going to have all my kids in[...]