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  • Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    May 23, 2017

    Four days before baby's estimated arrival, the kids and I were running errands while Ryan decided to stay back at home to edit turkey hunting videos. After a few hours in and around the city (which included eating lunch with ALL three kids at Panera), I came home and proceeded to make dinner, empty the ...more

 
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  • Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    May 23, 2017

    Four days before baby's estimated arrival, the kids and I were running errands while Ryan decided to stay back at home to edit turkey hunting videos. After a few hours in and around the city (which included eating lunch with ALL three kids at Panera), I came home and proceeded to make dinner, empty the ...more

  • Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    May 19, 2017

    I'm not going to lie. Right now, I'm imagining having four kids under six. OMG.My oldest two were 13.5 months apart. I remember that was the hardest for my husband and I. Adding a third was easier than managing a toddler and newborn.This time around, I will also have a toddler ...more

  • DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    May 17, 2017

    This DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse project and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoofedItMyself #CollectiveBiasWith spring finally here, the hubs and I are excited to be doing projects outside of the house! As you all know, the hubs ...more

  • Eight Year Anniversary

    Eight Year Anniversary

    May 15, 2017

    I can't believe we've been married eight years. Our marriage isn't perfect - we've definitely have had our lows, but our highs have always surpassed them ten fold.Let's take a trip through memory lane with our engagement photos - the days sans kids. Tonight, you asked me nonchalantly what the secret to our ...more

  • Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    May 12, 2017

    From the initial moments that I met Christa and Matthew on their wedding day, I just knew this couple would be so much fun to photograph. Their wedding venue, the Weston Red Barn Farm, has incredible views and would be the perfect spot for their wedding day!I've done a lot ...more

  • Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    May 8, 2017

    This Kids Handprint Project on Wood and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HallmarkForMom #CollectiveBiasWith Mother's Day around the corner, I wanted to do an easy project to preserve my kids small little hands that I could look back ...more

  • Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    May 4, 2017

    Preparing for pregnancy is a task that I don't take lightly. Pregnancy is beautiful, but it does take work to make sure that I'm conscious of everything that is occurring during this 9-month period. Pregnancy changes me in all aspects: physically, emotionally and mentally. With my fourth pregnancy, I've been trying ...more

  • Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    May 1, 2017

    Let's face it. Mom's are busy. If you have a busy mom in your life, chances are she'd be thrilled at the thought of a present that gives her back just a little bit of time in her life. I know, it's taboo to give a mom a utensil or ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    As a Kansas City baby photographer, I get the ultimate chance to document the spectacular wonder and awe of the first few days of a baby and their parents. I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they focus on the interactions between the new baby and their family. It's not about ...more

  • Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    April 20, 2017

    For those that are trying to make their way into blogging as a business, I'm sharing with you my favorite places for free and paid education. I started my blog in 2009 as a fun and creative outlet, but didn't really turn it into a business venture until late 2014. ...more

  • Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    April 18, 2017

    Today, I'm sharing with you my Evereve Trendsend Review that I've been waiting to do for a while now!Subscription boxes like Evereve's Trendsend and Stitch Fix has been a time and sanity saver for me. For most moms, the thought of going clothes shopping for yourself with the kids is a ...more

  • How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBiasWith baby number four only a few weeks away, I've gotten some insatiable cravings for BBQ. As a Kansas Citian, I have plenty of options for some amazing barbeque restaurants and dives ...more

  • Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    March 23, 2017

    I am obsessed with farmhouse pitcher vase decor. White dishware, including plates, pitchers, vases are a staple in any true farmhouse home. While we do live in the suburbs, I wanted to show you how you can display a collection of white farmhouse dishware yourself!Foundational Decor In our home, we have a ...more

  • Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    March 18, 2017

    We are slowly making headway in moving towards some other areas of our home! This spring, Ryan has already finished painting our mudroom laundry room. I love having a mudroom and laundry room combine because it makes coordinating clothes and shoes that much easier.While the room is not 100% complete, ...more

  • Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    June 10, 2016

    Guys - my youngest turns one in FOUR days and we had a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed photoshoot! In typical me fashion, we had a lovely photo/video shoot with AleaLovely to capture his first birthday cake smash! Obviously, I didn't have my camera there with me. But when ...more

  • Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    March 31, 2016

    Over lunch this week, I did a scope with my friend Mike from 4Honor Photography to talk about the best entry level DSLR for bloggers.Before I became a blogger, I was a family and wedding photographer. I got my start when my husband, Ryan, first gave me a DSLR in ...more

  • Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    March 23, 2016

    I know that that my fellow bloggers and photographers are creatives, and number crunching is the last thing on their minds! That's why I did a quick scope on it. I WANT to TEACH YOU how to use QuickBooks so you can figure out where to spend your time and ...more

  • Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    May 23, 2017

    Four days before baby's estimated arrival, the kids and I were running errands while Ryan decided to stay back at home to edit turkey hunting videos. After a few hours in and around the city (which included eating lunch with ALL three kids at Panera), I came home and proceeded to make dinner, empty the ...more

  • Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    May 19, 2017

    I'm not going to lie. Right now, I'm imagining having four kids under six. OMG.My oldest two were 13.5 months apart. I remember that was the hardest for my husband and I. Adding a third was easier than managing a toddler and newborn.This time around, I will also have a toddler ...more

  • DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    May 17, 2017

    This DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse project and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoofedItMyself #CollectiveBiasWith spring finally here, the hubs and I are excited to be doing projects outside of the house! As you all know, the hubs ...more

  • Eight Year Anniversary

    Eight Year Anniversary

    May 15, 2017

    I can't believe we've been married eight years. Our marriage isn't perfect - we've definitely have had our lows, but our highs have always surpassed them ten fold.Let's take a trip through memory lane with our engagement photos - the days sans kids. Tonight, you asked me nonchalantly what the secret to our ...more

  • Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    May 12, 2017

    From the initial moments that I met Christa and Matthew on their wedding day, I just knew this couple would be so much fun to photograph. Their wedding venue, the Weston Red Barn Farm, has incredible views and would be the perfect spot for their wedding day!I've done a lot ...more

  • Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    May 8, 2017

    This Kids Handprint Project on Wood and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HallmarkForMom #CollectiveBiasWith Mother's Day around the corner, I wanted to do an easy project to preserve my kids small little hands that I could look back ...more

  • Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    May 4, 2017

    Preparing for pregnancy is a task that I don't take lightly. Pregnancy is beautiful, but it does take work to make sure that I'm conscious of everything that is occurring during this 9-month period. Pregnancy changes me in all aspects: physically, emotionally and mentally. With my fourth pregnancy, I've been trying ...more

  • Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    May 1, 2017

    Let's face it. Mom's are busy. If you have a busy mom in your life, chances are she'd be thrilled at the thought of a present that gives her back just a little bit of time in her life. I know, it's taboo to give a mom a utensil or ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    As a Kansas City baby photographer, I get the ultimate chance to document the spectacular wonder and awe of the first few days of a baby and their parents. I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they focus on the interactions between the new baby and their family. It's not about ...more

  • Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    April 20, 2017

    For those that are trying to make their way into blogging as a business, I'm sharing with you my favorite places for free and paid education. I started my blog in 2009 as a fun and creative outlet, but didn't really turn it into a business venture until late 2014. ...more

  • Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    April 18, 2017

    Today, I'm sharing with you my Evereve Trendsend Review that I've been waiting to do for a while now!Subscription boxes like Evereve's Trendsend and Stitch Fix has been a time and sanity saver for me. For most moms, the thought of going clothes shopping for yourself with the kids is a ...more

  • How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBiasWith baby number four only a few weeks away, I've gotten some insatiable cravings for BBQ. As a Kansas Citian, I have plenty of options for some amazing barbeque restaurants and dives ...more

  • Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    March 23, 2017

    I am obsessed with farmhouse pitcher vase decor. White dishware, including plates, pitchers, vases are a staple in any true farmhouse home. While we do live in the suburbs, I wanted to show you how you can display a collection of white farmhouse dishware yourself!Foundational Decor In our home, we have a ...more

  • Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    March 18, 2017

    We are slowly making headway in moving towards some other areas of our home! This spring, Ryan has already finished painting our mudroom laundry room. I love having a mudroom and laundry room combine because it makes coordinating clothes and shoes that much easier.While the room is not 100% complete, ...more

  • Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    June 10, 2016

    Guys - my youngest turns one in FOUR days and we had a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed photoshoot! In typical me fashion, we had a lovely photo/video shoot with AleaLovely to capture his first birthday cake smash! Obviously, I didn't have my camera there with me. But when ...more

  • Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    March 31, 2016

    Over lunch this week, I did a scope with my friend Mike from 4Honor Photography to talk about the best entry level DSLR for bloggers.Before I became a blogger, I was a family and wedding photographer. I got my start when my husband, Ryan, first gave me a DSLR in ...more

  • Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    March 23, 2016

    I know that that my fellow bloggers and photographers are creatives, and number crunching is the last thing on their minds! That's why I did a quick scope on it. I WANT to TEACH YOU how to use QuickBooks so you can figure out where to spend your time and ...more

  • Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    May 23, 2017

    Four days before baby's estimated arrival, the kids and I were running errands while Ryan decided to stay back at home to edit turkey hunting videos. After a few hours in and around the city (which included eating lunch with ALL three kids at Panera), I came home and proceeded to make dinner, empty the ...more

  • Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    May 19, 2017

    I'm not going to lie. Right now, I'm imagining having four kids under six. OMG.My oldest two were 13.5 months apart. I remember that was the hardest for my husband and I. Adding a third was easier than managing a toddler and newborn.This time around, I will also have a toddler ...more

  • DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    May 17, 2017

    This DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse project and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoofedItMyself #CollectiveBiasWith spring finally here, the hubs and I are excited to be doing projects outside of the house! As you all know, the hubs ...more

  • Eight Year Anniversary

    Eight Year Anniversary

    May 15, 2017

    I can't believe we've been married eight years. Our marriage isn't perfect - we've definitely have had our lows, but our highs have always surpassed them ten fold.Let's take a trip through memory lane with our engagement photos - the days sans kids. Tonight, you asked me nonchalantly what the secret to our ...more

  • Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    May 12, 2017

    From the initial moments that I met Christa and Matthew on their wedding day, I just knew this couple would be so much fun to photograph. Their wedding venue, the Weston Red Barn Farm, has incredible views and would be the perfect spot for their wedding day!I've done a lot ...more

  • Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    May 8, 2017

    This Kids Handprint Project on Wood and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HallmarkForMom #CollectiveBiasWith Mother's Day around the corner, I wanted to do an easy project to preserve my kids small little hands that I could look back ...more

  • Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    May 4, 2017

    Preparing for pregnancy is a task that I don't take lightly. Pregnancy is beautiful, but it does take work to make sure that I'm conscious of everything that is occurring during this 9-month period. Pregnancy changes me in all aspects: physically, emotionally and mentally. With my fourth pregnancy, I've been trying ...more

  • Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    May 1, 2017

    Let's face it. Mom's are busy. If you have a busy mom in your life, chances are she'd be thrilled at the thought of a present that gives her back just a little bit of time in her life. I know, it's taboo to give a mom a utensil or ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    As a Kansas City baby photographer, I get the ultimate chance to document the spectacular wonder and awe of the first few days of a baby and their parents. I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they focus on the interactions between the new baby and their family. It's not about ...more

  • Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    April 20, 2017

    For those that are trying to make their way into blogging as a business, I'm sharing with you my favorite places for free and paid education. I started my blog in 2009 as a fun and creative outlet, but didn't really turn it into a business venture until late 2014. ...more

  • Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    April 18, 2017

    Today, I'm sharing with you my Evereve Trendsend Review that I've been waiting to do for a while now!Subscription boxes like Evereve's Trendsend and Stitch Fix has been a time and sanity saver for me. For most moms, the thought of going clothes shopping for yourself with the kids is a ...more

  • How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBiasWith baby number four only a few weeks away, I've gotten some insatiable cravings for BBQ. As a Kansas Citian, I have plenty of options for some amazing barbeque restaurants and dives ...more

  • Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    March 23, 2017

    I am obsessed with farmhouse pitcher vase decor. White dishware, including plates, pitchers, vases are a staple in any true farmhouse home. While we do live in the suburbs, I wanted to show you how you can display a collection of white farmhouse dishware yourself!Foundational Decor In our home, we have a ...more

  • Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    March 18, 2017

    We are slowly making headway in moving towards some other areas of our home! This spring, Ryan has already finished painting our mudroom laundry room. I love having a mudroom and laundry room combine because it makes coordinating clothes and shoes that much easier.While the room is not 100% complete, ...more

  • Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    June 10, 2016

    Guys - my youngest turns one in FOUR days and we had a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed photoshoot! In typical me fashion, we had a lovely photo/video shoot with AleaLovely to capture his first birthday cake smash! Obviously, I didn't have my camera there with me. But when ...more

  • Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    March 31, 2016

    Over lunch this week, I did a scope with my friend Mike from 4Honor Photography to talk about the best entry level DSLR for bloggers.Before I became a blogger, I was a family and wedding photographer. I got my start when my husband, Ryan, first gave me a DSLR in ...more

  • Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    March 23, 2016

    I know that that my fellow bloggers and photographers are creatives, and number crunching is the last thing on their minds! That's why I did a quick scope on it. I WANT to TEACH YOU how to use QuickBooks so you can figure out where to spend your time and ...more