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]

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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