Just Another Beach Day…

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The Paper Kites always plays in my head when Im photographing my kids exploring and running free in nature…. Hence the song at the top <3

This past Friday afternoon our whole family piled in the car and took a trip to the beach… We knew storms were rolling in for the weekend and there is nothing better to me in Florida then a cloud filled sky. Continue reading

Finding Me Once Again….

Its time.

When Astoria was born I told myself I would devote to her a whole year. I would soak up my last baby with every ounce of my being… Feel my heart stretch and spill over.. Allow adjustment to a life with 4 children, and be completely present in all moments. I know it seems weird that I would put a time-limit on this, but for me it was necessary… I didnt want to feel pressure to jump back into my old routine, to keep up with my shop, to photograph strangers. Continue reading

Vegan Spinach Banana Muffins….

Ok so these have become a staple in my house…. My kids seriously cannot stop eating them! They make a fantastic snack on the go, or little treat, or hell even breakfast! I make them at least once a week and today finally caught some photos of Story stuffing her sweet little face!

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I make these muffins with really whatever I have on hand, so the recipe is versatile :) Ill try to add in the ingredients you can sub, or that I have used and have worked… But here was todays version!

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Everly… A Tea & Story Doll

Everly…

I was sitting outside with my kids one afternoon a few weeks ago on a knit blanket in the grass… It was warm, yet the ground was cool. We watched carpenter bees pollinating the little flower bushes that line the front of our house and ate chocolate chip cookies… My girls played with sticks and leaves and a Pooh Bear music box my husband brought back from Hong Kong, while my son did sword play with his friends using tree limbs… I love these afternoons… They are simple, yet completely precious.

My dolls come together organically, usually inspired by little moments, like this one, I have with my kids, that may even end up being one of our night-time tales… Here is one about Everly <3

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Jolene… A Tea & Story Doll…

Jolene…

She is an idea that I have had in my heart for a while… At night, my Teagan and I make up Night Time Tales, ones of animals and girls who have wings… Reaching for the Moon. Jolene is created from fragments of these stories… She is Magic <3

“Deep in the South, a full Moon is lighting up an indigo sky… Crickets are chirping on blades of long grass while wildflowers sway along with the songs of night, catching lyrics carried by the wind… Jolene sits up in the hollow of a tree. She sings with a gentle voice, folktales of woodland friends, the doe and the owl… She plucks stars from the sky to keep in her satchel, for they will carry her songs into the dreams of the creatures that surround her.

By day, Jolene seeks out a girl among the grasslands.. A companion to share her duet… She is searching for you…”

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