Goals and Transformers

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Jan 23, 2012

As soon as my Photography show was up on the walls at Sugar Rush Coffee and Baking Company I thought to myself, “What next?” And, people started asking me the same question after the Opening Reception. I thought to myself that I wanted to do something a little different, a project or series, but I […]

When working is like Christmas!

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Nov 29, 2011

Putting the upcoming show together is a lot of work, but some days it feels a little bit like Christmas. I’ve taken the opportunity to try out various printing services. Each time a new print arrives, I feel like an excited 5-year-old about to see present all shiny and waiting under the Christmas Tree. One […]

I can do better

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Aug 31, 2011

My son’s new favorite song starts out like this, “You can do better, You can do better, You can be the Greatest Man in the World…”  We’ve been listening to it a lot lately. I’m not sure that his 5-year-old self can relate to the catchy tune’s lyrics, but it is really fun. The other […]

Why we adopted a garden

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Jul 11, 2011

I have fond memories of wandering between my Grandma’s raised garden beds in the back of her city home.  The smell of sun ripened strawberries and Lemon Mint mingle in those memories. She even used raised planter beds after she moved onto a larger city lot where she and my Grandpa also raised dozen of […]

What I learned from the World Domination Summit

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Jun 8, 2011

On Saturday, I sat in the warmth of sunshine while admiring sculpture and reflecting on what I’d just heard during the opening talks of the World Domination Summit. I was outside the Portland Art Museum, and a security guard approached my husband, Casey, and I. He wanted to know what the event was about. He […]

How To Start Cooking From Scratch

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May 29, 2011

Do you want to start cooking from scratch?  Cool! I am cheering for you right now. I probably don’t need to tell you how much more nutritious your meals will be for you. I do want to let you know what you’re getting yourself into, what I’ve found myself struggling with, how I’ve adjusted and […]

Turning Discouragement into Inspiration

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May 11, 2011

It has been one of those weeks where I feel like I’m just out of my groove. I think stuff just kept piling up without leaving me room to breathe and it all collided with a simple cold for everyone in the house. Nothing to call the doctor over, but enough to make everyone cranky. […]

Lessons from my road trip to rural Oregon.

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May 2, 2011

I felt like I walked into another world full of sunshine, warmth and simple beauty. I was forced to slow down. I was in a rural Oregon town to visit my Mom and family for a quick Easter weekend. While I only had a full day to visit, I savored every slow hour. The drive […]

Celebrating my broken heart.

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Apr 8, 2011

I wish I could lie outside in the sunshine like a cat, and take a short nap. Instead, I will use just ten minutes of free time to share the reason why I can celebrate my broken heart. Last year was one of the hardest ones I can remember for me emotionally and mentally. A […]