The Lazy Way to Great Scrapbooks


I once had a fantasy of doing elaborate scrapbooks for Penelope, chronicling and documenting every minute detail of her life with elaborate creativity.  Because at some point in my childhood I established a belief that “good” mothers scrapbook and keep photos organized. That got shot to shit very quickly. I think that scrapbooking is gorgeous… [read more]

Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway!

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  Maybe you are like me. Christmas card season simultaneously stresses me out beyond belief AND excites me so much I literally get giddy with anticipation. The whole process is stressful from planning and orchestrating the family portrait, to picking out the card and buying/getting them delivered in time for me to then send them… [read more]

How To Grow Zinnias

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Zinnias are so fun and easy to grow! They’re a perfect beginner flower to grow. They make the best cut flowers too. And they are cheap!  All you need is one little packet of seeds and you will have a bounty of flowers. Each tiny seed makes a huge grouping of stems. They are huge… [read more]

Photography Tip

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Great post from MBL writer, Lauren.  She took the pictures of me that are now all over the blog, she is super talented, don’t let her fool you. -Steph I am not sure how many times I probably preface most of my photography  tips with this next statement, but I want everybody to know: I… [read more]

Photo Shoot Blooper Reel

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In case anyone thinks I have turned into a glamorous model or that I am photogenic all the time, here is the blooper reel so you can feel better. Also, for full disclosure, in all the shots, good and bad,  I am wearing spanx and a padded pushup bra.  I have told you all about… [read more]

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My Photo Shoot!


My dear friend and fellow MBL writer, Mrs. L as she likes to be called here, also known as Simply Inspired Mama, took some pictures of me the other weekend. She is a budding photographer and wanted some practice. It’s been almost a year since I last took pictures for the blog and I needed… [read more]

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I don’t have a Pinterest board to share today, but thought I would share some pictures of pumpkins that I took when we went to the pumpkin patch this year. I am gonna try something new this year and put out all my Christmas decorations a week or two before Thanksgiving.  I am also going… [read more]

Sleeping Baby Feet


As I mentioned in the ABC post,  I have been beginning to play around with taking pictures not in Auto.  I have always loved and admired good photography, but I wasn’t expecting it to feel so good.  Before when I took pictures in Auto, I never really felt like I could claim ownership of the… [read more]

Robin Adams Photography Review and Giveaway!!

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Ok, so before I tell you more about Robin Adams Photography and tell you how awesome she is, we must all have a moment to soak in how stinkin’ cute my daughter is. I mean, really. Is she not the cu baby you have ever seen in your life? I know, I know, after your… [read more]

Penelope’s 12 Month Portraits!!


No yoga post today, too much going on with exams and 1st birthday around the corner, so instead, her 12 month portraits!! We went to the pumpkin patch to have them done and they came out awesome! Click here for the slide show. Enjoy! P.S. We used Robin Adams Photography.

Penelope’s 6 Month Portraits


I am having an AWFUL day today. Actually, the last few weeks have been rough. So this is a lazy post today. These are Penelope’s six month portraits. She is so beautiful I just had to share. And I figured that looking at her pretty face would put me in a better mood. Is she… [read more]