a waffle bar baby sprinkle
April 13, 2017

A sprinkle is a small baby shower, usually thrown for a mama who is welcoming her second {or more!} baby. Last month I hosted a waffle-themed shower for my friend Courtney and had so much fun putting together all the party details… Courtney’s nearly two-year-old daughter nicknamed her baby brother Waffle, and the name has […]

mom’s recipe box
February 21, 2017

I’ve had these photos saved for other a year, waiting for the perfect moment to share them. My mom has this beautiful, rustic, well-loved recipe box that I’ve admired and loved for years. I am so very sentimental and this box hols many memories for me. Besides the gorgeous box I love the often faded, […]

photos with mom by mara
February 8, 2017

I believe in the power of photography. Recently, I taught a workshop at the studio and loved sharing the bits and pieces of knowledge I’ve collected along the way. One piece that I shared is that even as a photographer myself I still invest in professional photography for me. This is so important. We just […]

Atlanta, Georgia {in photos}
February 8, 2017

I feel so terribly behind on blogging, which is why blogging sometimes annoys me and I want to throw in the towel. But, I know that’s value to writing down my thoughts and experiences and sharing memories for the years to come. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll pick up my old blog, Creole Wisdom, as […]

February 2017 Photo Challenge
February 8, 2017

Another month, hooray! I’m surprised and a bit delighted to see how January’s photo challenge worked out. Courtney and I were cracking up as we created the prompts for last and this month. I think I’m ready for a bit of spring and suffering from some cabin fever. January-March in Minnesota is just HARD, but […]

my one little word for 2017 and a free gift for you
January 3, 2017

For the past several years I have chosen a one-little-word for the year. I’m a big list person, but resolutions are a bit daunting and I’ve found that focusing on something small– like one word, results in a more profound experience for me. Past year’s words have been: Authenticity Listen Be Still AgreeĀ  Almost always […]

twenty-nine self portraits
January 1, 2017

Over the past twelve months I’ve taken 29 self-portraits over the duration of my 29th year of life. Each year I like to choose a personal photography project and it just so happens that birthday is very close to New Year’s. In years past I’ve completed 365 daily photo prompts, monthly Instagram challenges, and various, […]

Christmas Eve Dinner
December 26, 2016

Dad really out did himself this year with Christmas Eve dinner. After mass we headed over to his place to cook up a divine feast. I am still thinking about the rice. I’m not ashamed to say that rice is my favorite food. I used to eat boxes of white rice in college with soy […]

Christmas Eve at The Basilica
December 26, 2016

Nearly every Christmas Eve I attend church with my dad at his parish, The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. It is so lovely and always puts me in the Christmas spirit. This year the church was decorated simply with tall evergreen trees and there’s always candles, of course. I love that The Basilica is […]

silver bells
December 26, 2016

“Silver Bells” has long been one of my most favorite Christmas songs. I love the classic simplicity of it and it reminds me of all the wonderful Christmas seasons I’ve spent in my beautiful metro area. This year was my second Christmas living in St.Paul and I finally got a chance to do the nighttime […]

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