Hostess with the Mostess

Did anyone else wonder where that phrase came from?! Well wonder no longer because thanks to our friends at Quora we now know! "[The phrase] comes from The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball, a song in Act I of the 1950 Broadway musical Call Me Madam, originally sung on stage by [character] Sally Adams, a rich… Continue reading Hostess with the Mostess


Connecting with God as a Creative

As a child I watched my mom read "Our Daily Bread" every morning. I would come down for breakfast and there she was. Spending her time with the Lord. Praying for her children. Being still before God. To this day she still sits in her same chair in the corner of our living room with… Continue reading Connecting with God as a Creative

hand-lettering · lifestyle · wedding

Hand Lettering – Chicago IL

This past summer I took up a new hobby - hand lettering and modern calligraphy. I'm mostly self taught and have greatly enjoyed practicing - especially with my monogram & rap lyrics. (I'm not sure why but writing rap lyrics in calligraphy really cracks me up).  One of my friends bravely allowed me to address her… Continue reading Hand Lettering – Chicago IL

central il · lifestyle · military family · photography

Magan & Cody [anniversary session]

I love when clients either become friends or are your old friends! Magan and I have known each other since 2007. It was a pleasure for me to take both her engagement and wedding photos and for her to contact me again for this special anniversary session. Magan & Cody have been married for a… Continue reading Magan & Cody [anniversary session]