Category Archives: children

New no-bake Nutella cheesecake

I saw a recipe on Pinterest the other day for this no-bake Nutella cheesecake.  It sounded like a great pairing.  But, I can’t stand cool-whip.  It tastes like raw chemicals to me.   Yes, I’ve used the stuff before, but I’m trying to cut a lot of junk out of my life.  Obviously, that doesn’t […]

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mud-luscious & puddle-wonderful.

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”  e.e. cummings My two little guys are wonderful.  They love getting dirty and refuse to take baths and showers.  They are full of energy and the more you push them on the more energy they seem to have.  But they didn’t start out that way. They started as squeezy […]

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Returning the super squishy drooliness

My husband and I have decided that two boys are all the kids we need.  We love them mightily and are desperately trying to cherish as many moments as we can with them until they start to like girls, grow facial hair and only need us for the car.  We get glimpses of these older-kid moments […]

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Christmas in August?

  I just missed the Christmas in July boat, but I’m ready for some cool air to blow right about now.  August is usually the most unbearable month here in Southeastern Virginia. And, so I thought that I’d deliver a Christmas-y preview of this little six month old love.  He was such a cutie.  We got […]

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The enclosure card {updated}

I heart enclosure cards.  They are great to grab and go on the way out the door to the birthday party.  I have my kids write a small sentiment on the back and voilà; you have a cute personalized card for any occasion.  And, if you know me, you know that we are often running […]

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Party hat template

I am coming out the the crafty closet. Yes, I’m crafty. You got a problem with that? So,  it’s end-of-the- school-year party time and I got my craft on with some party hats for my son’s class. I have included the template and directions below. The hats were a great success, but I could kick […]

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No-school photos

I think in my twelve years of school pictures, I liked maybe one or two of them. Actually, my first grade one is the best. I was a little cuter back then than now. Anywho, that whole school photo thing was  such a blur of a yearly experience. I remember every year being lined up […]

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innocent wonder photo challenge

i heart faces is having a photo challenge, “Innocent Wonder” and I immediately thought about this photo that I captured this weekend.  It was a preview shoot for my Valentine’s mini sessions. Check out the other entries at  I always appreciate your comments and critiques. Enjoy.  SPL

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a fabulous b-side

After the dinosaurs went extinct, a baby boy was born in Bethlehem and nearly 1900 years later Thomas Alva Edison invented the phonograph.  As the recording medium grew in popularity, record companies began to produce small 7″ albums often called 45s (the rpm at which they were played.)  There was an A-side and a B-side.  […]

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Fix-It Friday#82

Here’s another fix-it Friday from the ladies at I have taken this SOOC (straight out of the camera) photo and edited it to look a little snappier.  Check out what the other photographers have done at iheartfaces as well. SOOC image my edit I changed the levels and played with the color balance to […]

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