Through the Lens Thursday: Shadow

Or, as I’m calling it “Self Portrait with Child”

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Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison and I are doing this year (again!).

Don’t forget to join our Flickr group or share your own posts if you’d like to follow along and work on your own photography! And use the hashtag #throughthelensthursday to connect with others working on it, too.

Next week’s prompt is SHARP.

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Through the Lens Thursday: Vintage

My mom kept several of my old dresses, and because they’re in the closet by our attic, the girls see them and like to try them on. I could be wrong, but I believe my great-grandma may have made them for me. Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison and IContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Dress and Four

DRESS (with an expert twirl): FOUR (misfits): And FOUR (years old): Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison and I are doing this year (again!). Don’t forget to join our Flickr group or share your own posts if you’d like to follow along and work on your own photography! And useContinue Reading

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Despite a forecast that said the rain would clear by 8pm, or at the very least, the second act, we sat in a heavy-to-moderate drizzle for the entire production of Cinderella last night. The two girls, my mom and I went, but no one complained (even me…the complainer). We bought $1 ponchos and it wasContinue Reading

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  I’m going to be honest…I googled Pippin a couple of times before going to the show and read the press release, and I still wasn’t able to say what it was about or know what to expect. I knew that it was about a prince who’s trying to find purpose in his life. AndContinue Reading

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I know next to nothing about parenting tweens or teens. I’m not ready for my kids to grow up to be adults. BUT, I do feel like a seasoned mother in general. You know, like a stone pan that cooks a great loaf of bread but will still burn a pizza if you leave itContinue Reading

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