Currently I am redoing my work space. As I was shopping, I discovered a book and the title captured me. You see, I have been letting fear get in the way. It had started creeping into my business about a year ago. Lately it’s been hindering me so much that I decided to do something about it. Then I come across this book in the … Read More Challenging Fear
So, it’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, and I want to celebrate by writing a letter to my son. Dear Little One, You spent two hours crying after you were born, but it meant you were here. I could finally hold you in my arms. The nurse brought you over, and said, “Here’s your son.” All I could say was, “He’s beautiful!” I didn’t sleep at … Read More Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
I dream big. I see the finish line and want to get there as fast as possible. I want the best of everything right now. To quote one of my favorite commercials- “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!” I have been reminded lately that the larger picture can only be accomplished by the smaller goals. When I say small, I mean … Read More It’s The Small Things
When I was little, I loved chasing birds. I wanted to catch one so badly. Birds were just amazing in my eyes and I wanted to be their friend. Of course, running after them with a box trying to catch them probably wasn’t the best way to do so. I remember my dad smiling and laughing. His little girl thought she could catch a … Read More It All Started With a Duck…
Today I get to celebrate my son’s birthday. He loves Dinosaurs, Outer Space, Superheroes, Hot Wheels, and Monster Trucks. Even though I am up most morning before 6:00 am, constantly cleaning his toys just so he can dump them again, and always worrying about his eating habits, I love him so much. I hope to celebrate many more birthdays to come. This morning he came … Read More A Very Special Birthday
Even though wedding season is over, engagement season has begun! I am staying busy with a few projects and am excited about them to say the least! My first upcoming project is getting my portrait business off the ground. I am planning a shoot for next week and will be taking video of the whole process to really show my clients what they can expect! … Read More Upcoming Projects & Christmas Spirit
Okay, so I weighed myself this morning and am 207.6 pounds. That means I reached my goal that I set. After two weeks of no progress, this was a nice change. Now I am going to try to reach 200 next week. I’m pumped! But, Kristen, that’s 7.6 pounds in one week! Yes, I know. Here’s the thing. I haven’t been exercising. I will walk, and … Read More Fitness Friday #8- Success!
Okay, this week I gained a pound, and I won’t lie. It discouraged me. I blew my diet yesterday because of that discouragement, and I feel super guilty for doing so. This is usually how it starts to go downhill for me. Normally it starts by being hard on myself, then guilt eating which leads to more guilt, and it’s a vicious cycle. Not … Read More Fitness Friday #6- Got to Move Forward
This past Thursday was my birthday! My amazing Sister-in-Law (aka Friend) and Brother-in-Law (aka Brother) took me out on Wednesday to celebrate! On Thursday, my son was sick, so I didn’t want to get him out of the house. He looked at me that morning and said, “Happy birthday, mom!” Then, “Cake?” Haha! Of course he has cake on the brain. I had a … Read More The Great Cake Debate!
My family has taken a very hard hit this year. Many friends and family have passed away. This past weekend was particularly rough. I won’t go into details for the sake of privacy, but it has affected me greatly. The Bible talks about death, and what we are supposed to do before it claims us if we are able. Three verses that have been … Read More Getting My House in Order
Lately, I’ve been feeling alone. My dreams seem so far away. My goals seem impossible. I have lost the contentment I thought possessed. Maybe it’s a mid-twenties thing. You know, when you thought you would be much further in life. Life is not easy. Nor is the feeling of discontent. Contentment. Not only being okay with what you have, but being happy and thankful. That’s … Read More A Day at a Time
Today, I want to go back in time to 2012. Springtime had turned the corner, and photography had just peaked my interest. Let’s go back to the beginning of my business, when all I had was a point and shoot (and occasionally my mom’s camera)… Now entering the DeLorean… I present to you a small collection of my first images as a photographer: Back then, I … Read More We All Started Somewhere…