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How Do You Want Your Home To Feel?

I think I’m obsessive. Okay, I know I’m obsessive. I have a pattern of rapturous focus throughout my life to whatever my current fascination might be. Thankfully, there have been periods where those obsessions lasted long enough for me to become a decent master of my interest (20 years in music and 8+ years in […]

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Our Story [The Cowboy Dentist]

“Teeth are always in style.” -Dr. Seuss How many people can say they LOVE going to the dentist? If not, you must visit Dr. Peery. I’ve gone to him since I was a little girl, and today was Buzzy’s turn to follow suit. Dr. Peery is a cowboy. He wears boots, sings along with the […]

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How Healthy Is Your Virtual Life?

“Sip. Don’t GULP!” Growing up, this was a hard and fast rule in our house whenever we were lucky enough to have juice in the fridge. I still remember my sister asking for her very own bulk size container of grape fruit juice for her birthday and marking the liquid level with permanent marker every […]

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My Favorite People

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn Whether or not the above quote is totally true or not–we are undoubtedly greatly influenced by those we surround ourselves with. Other people can help shape our attitudes, our thoughts, our level of hope or optimism, and how […]

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Best Affordable Camera Gear Under $50.00

Photography is an expensive hobby. Most additions of gear, software or education are in the hundreds if not thousands of dollars. So when you find gear that is affordable yet makes a remarkable difference in your experience, it’s worth sharing about. Below are two items I recently purchased for under $50 that have transformed my […]

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Studio 5 Interview: Capture Memories with Photos and Video

Always a delight to visit Studio 5 for an interview. If you have a video mode on your camera and would like to know how to incorporate that more into your photography work, you won’t want to miss the awesome conversation below: Don’t see the video? Click HERE. Mixing Photo and Video Most DSLR camera’s […]

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I Shot My Own Family Pictures. Huzzah!

Last night after dinner, I glanced out the window at the empty lot across the street with gorgeous light peeking through the trees at the last hour of daylight.   I spontaneously announced that in the next five minutes we were having our family pictures taken and I grabbed my tri-pod and trekked across the street.  With […]

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Photographing Elizabeth Halford

If you are into the world of learning  photography, you simply must know Elizabeth Halford. Not only is she an amazing photographer, but a valuable resource! She has created loads of great information and products for anyone who wants to strengthen their photo and business skills. We’ve been online friends for a few years, but since […]

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4 Tips For Using Quotations With Your Images

OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! You’ll be on y our way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights… And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So… You’re off the Great Places! Today is your day! Your […]

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How To Photograph a Silhouette

It was getting late and the sun was almost setting. I was in a grumpy mood, having still not thought up “the perfect photo” for the Summerfest Arts Photography competition. I’ve entered for the past three years–but it’s sort of an interesting contest. You have to take the shot on the exact same day as […]

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