30 Days of Thankful * Day 14

Late nights!

Seriously… I have always been a night owl. When I was young, I’d lay in bed for hours reading till I fell asleep. I still do that from time to time. Mostly my nights are filled with Facebook (it’s such a time waster) and real work. Nights like tonight I spend flipping back and forth between my shows and Lightroom or my sewing machine. Even though the rest of the house is quiet, I still need the background noise of my shows but occasionally I get to watching and forget what I was working on.

I feel this piece holds true to me on my productive nights.



30 Days of Thankful *Day 13


Yes I admit I love me some chocolate chip cookies ūüôā And yes that is exactly what the little guy and I made today. Wish I had my camera on me when he dug into the cookie dough. I tried to stop him but he had chocolate all over his face. Oh well! haha

30 Days of Thankful *Day 12

WOW! I got so behind. We have had so much going on around here busy, busy, busy. Family has come and gone. Packed weekends with photo sessions are for the most part finished still have hours left in post production. Instead of playing catch up, I am just going to continue on starting today.



Really what more can I say. I love reading about it, flipping through images, remembering stories, and learning new techniques. There have been so many times, especially with the little guy that I am ever so grateful for being able to have such amazing pieces of artwork surrounding me. Here are a few of my favorites from past and present.

30 Days of Thankful * Day 6

My little guy’s cuddles and hugs.¬†Every once¬†in a while during the day he will just run up to me just for a quick hug and cuddle before going back off to play. I have to constantly remind myself to¬†cherish¬†these sweet moments because there will come a day where they will be fewer and fewer.¬†

30 Days of Thankful *Day 5


Honestly if it wasn’t for Pinterest and some of the great ideas I have found there … well I would be at a loss. Example: the little guy has been dealing with a cold that is just killing us both at night. He can’t breathe or nurse and I am up constantly making sure he is ok. The other day while browsing through Pinterest I happened upon this pin about Eucalyptus oil.

“Interesting: No sinus infections in the house for years. When we get stuffed up we get relief in under a minute, and it doesnt settle or move into the chest. Inhale it from the bottle, or put a few drops on a tissue or cotton swab to carry around/ sleep with. When it is all of us I put 20 drops or so with a cup or 2 of water and simmer on the stove for a few hours. That also prevents colds from spreading(anitbacterial and antiviral). One person I know puts it in her vacuum when she vacuums.”

Well today we stopped by the Herb shop and picked some up. OMG! It works! I’ve let the little guy sniff from the bottle after we bought it and he¬†immediately¬†tried to sniff some more since he realized ¬†he could breathe. Tonight I dabbed a few drops on a cloth and laid it at the head of his bed… he went down as if nothing was wrong and breathing normally. I would have NEVER thought to used Eucalyptus oil for¬†re-leaving¬†sinus issues …. all that matters now is It works and Mama is happy!

30 Days of Thankful *Day 4


I am so thankful that I was blessed with a creative bone in my body. Sometimes sitting down to sew, edit, or decorate in some fashion brings me back to my center and core of myself. It’s both¬†therapeutic¬†and relaxing to me. There are times where I just need to sit and zone out but I’ve come to realize that even in those moments I am searching for inspiration and ideas. So it’s never really gone! Even on my worst of days finding that one thing in the day that I’ve put together or figured out for¬†Dami√£o¬†and myself it lightens the mood enough to make it to bedtime. Lately I’ve been doing more and more behind my camera which also means nights by the glow of the computer. Even these times as I look at images I have captured and turn them into the pieces of artwork it seems to calm and drive that urge to create. I am so thankful that I am pursing these drives in my everyday life I feel more at peace with myself now than the times I’ve allowed my creativity to fall to the way-side.

A taste of some recent works! Atlanta Portrait Photographer

30 Days of Thankful * Day 3

Nap times!

Around here the little guy hasn’t been feeling like his normal self so¬†nap times¬†are much needed for his health and for mommy’s downtime. Today the little guy managed to take a nice long nap in the car and I was able to just sit and read. It was absolutely delightful not feeling the need to go “work or clean” so I just sat there quietly with my book.

A special thanks to Photography by Jess Wal for this adorable photograph