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Hospitality Made Easy

Hosting is something I absolutely love to do but quite honestly not something that comes naturally. An hour or so before I have guests I always feel some slight panic or anxiety. One time I even called a friend super flustered and she came to the rescue with a bag of groceries and calm demeanor…

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…

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…

For you, Lou

While the grief is tough to carry, I wear it like a badge of honor. For it means I loved you and you loved me, too.

Journaling through Grief

“There’s a balance of grief and healing, of joy and brokenness, and you have to move through both to make your rough edges smooth again. You have to wade through the thick waters to heal your broken pieces, and it will happen – gradually, steadily, sometimes with setbacks, but you’ll slowly mend.” – Lexi Behrndt…

Summer under the Walnut Trees

I’ve said it once I’ll say it again – I seriously have the cutest nephew in the whole world. Not only is he cute he is smart, strong and looks just like his beautiful mama. At the beginning of August I was able to spend the day watching Bub. Obviously, when Aunt ‘Naina brings her…

Remember Whose You Are

Last Sunday I spent the afternoon with a friend crafting and being. I forgot how much comfort and peace that being artistic brings. I was lucky enough that my friend had a box of canvases just waiting to be painted and lettered. I was trying so hard to figure out what I should write and…

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…