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Garage Photography Studio Tour Video

Garage Photography Studio Tour Video

Do you want to convert your Garage into a Photography Studio? Watch this video to take a tour of my garage photography studio and I’ll show you what I’ve done!

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming fear will be a lifetime struggle and challenge for most of us.  We may have fear of failure, abandonment, rejection, or fear of the unknown.  I think I struggle with the last one most of all.  Fear of the unknown.  I went on a […]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

For my daughter’s birthday we made Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with strawberries, whipped cream, pure maple syrup and Butterfinger baking bits (these were really good!).  The combination of peanut butter, chocolate, maple and whipped cream was super yummy.  We have a birthday tradition that […]

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

For lunch I wanted to have a hearty and healthy soup and so I made a Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque soup to go with my salad.  I have to say I was SHOCKED at how good it tasted.  I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (unless […]

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Today I want to share a recipe for a healthy Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing.  As I have tried to improve my health while still having moderation, I really wanted to come up with something creamy to put on my salads.  The main ingredient?  Cottage cheese.  […]

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

This is a book review for the new release of the book Evarance – Rise of the Shadows.  First of all, I am a little bit biased because my sister wrote the book.  That said, I LOVED this book!!!  I mean, wow.  I had no […]

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Today I wanted to share my recipe for Ham Bean Vegetable Soup.  I like making my soups from scratch.  I feel like they are healthier and so much heartier!  It’s also a good way to use garden vegetables as well as food storage dry beans.  […]

Finding Joy through Adversity

Finding Joy through Adversity

Today I want to talk about finding joy through adversity.  This past week I flew back East to attend a funeral which is why I haven’t posted recently.  This is a poem that was read at the funeral: Timur’s  Poem Although your work on earth […]

01 January 2016 Income Report

01 January 2016 Income Report

Here is the income report for January 2016.  My biggest source of income this month was through Shutterstock.  January is typically a slow month for stock photo sales.  While meager, you can see that I have had substantial growth each consecutive January over the past […]

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

I’ve been craving chicken salad sandwiches lately and had some leftover rotisserie chicken, so I decided to make a Chicken Avocado Lime Salad to put on my bread.  It is SO simple to make, and so yummy.  The avocado adds a creaminess to it that […]

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

We LOVE chili and corn bread and tried making some Oven Baked Chili in a cast iron skillet for dinner.  I made this chili from scratch (using tomatoes from my garden, cilantro, and dry beans from my food storage).  I placed a layer of corn […]

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

I have been craving a different kind of salad lately and so I decided to make an Orange Walnut Chicken Salad.  It is a fantastic blend of flavors and super healthy for you.  A great combination of both protein and produce!  I made a Honey […]