Category Archives: Families

What’s in your carry-on bag?

The essential carry-on packing list for your next trip. Washing up my Summer wears and getting ready to pack & go along with Thing 2 on his class “field trip”. Why the quotes around “field trip”? Think back to your school trips. Did you need to pack a carry-on bag? Did you board an airplane...

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    What in the World!

    There’s an open space this year for the Cap & Gown Mini Sessions + YOU can get one! Tomorrow morning Cap & Gown Sessions open up to Sparkle Notes {you can jump in HERE} for the few time slots that are left. Jump on in there so you’re first to see + get the times....

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      College? Are Ya Ready?

      It’s March Madness and that means more than college basketball. It’s spring break month around the country and if you’re like me, you’re ready for a break. It’s spring fever for high school seniors. And it’s time for juniors {and sophomores} to start visiting college campuses. I’m interrupting my recent blog articles on fun tips...

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        It’s Just 30 Days::Or Is It?

        “When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.” ~ Girl, Wash Your Face  The problem with new year resolutions is that a year is a really long time. We set goals on January 1 and by June they’ve faded away, okay, for me,...

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          5 Things I Learned From Pain

          I’m a photographer, I’m supposed to capture the joy + all that shines. But last fall I had to scale back, drastically scale back,  due to back problems. It’s funny how life works. One of my 30-day goals had been to slow down and stop being so busy all the time. I guess I wasn’t...

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          • KendraJanuary 18, 2019 - 1:46 am

            I’m sorry you had such a rough year. Hoping you’re on the mend soon, I wish we could have connected while you were home. Miss you my friend. Love visiting your Instagram every day 🙂ReplyCancel

            • AndreaJanuary 31, 2019 - 12:38 pm

              Thanks Kendra! Life’s getting back to normal again “ya know, as normal as Teen Mom life gets. Hope to catch up with you the next time I’m home💖ReplyCancel

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