How We Take Family Photos


Whenever I grab my Nikon to take pictures when people are involved, Greg knows that I need his help. It's unspoken now. He gathers the group to be photographed, directs them where to stand & then he gives the cues. I click & hide behind the camera. We both play the part we know well. … [continue]

Summer 2014 = Whoa!

Lake Anna Sunrise Summer 2014

This summer has been amazing & exhausting & jam-packed & full of highs & lows – memories that we hope our kids will take with them for a long time. I have shared a little bit about our beach & lake reunions and the R.O.C. Race but there was so much more. I want to […]


What I Learned :: R.O.C. Race Edition

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Summer officially started at our house on June 5th. I have slept in my own bed 28 of the 56 days of summer, half of the summer so far. 4 weeks. Greg has been able to join us for two of those weeks & it has been an amazing summer, full of lifelong memories. The […]


TeSelle Reunion 2014

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It was a beautiful week as you can tell from the photographs. We are extremely thankful to Greg’s family for providing the house & the boat & the jet ski & the kayaks & all the lake toys! We showed up with our swim suits & sunscreen & loved every minute. Thank you Gale, Joan, […]


Confessions of An Affiliate Flop

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Have you ever participated in an affiliate program? Or maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m over at Allume today sharing some lessons I’ve learned from my less than favorable experiences with affiliates. I’d love for you to hop over & join in on the conversation.


A Picnic on the Beach


If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that our family spent some time together at the beach last week. Once a year, we make the trek to South Carolina to spend time with some family, relax & enjoy the ocean air. My parents generously provide the accommodations and we provide the chaos! During […]



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Have you read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? I finished it in a weekend so obviously it is a quick read, but the content is not quick. Skimming back through the pages, I realized that I had highlighted several sentences & even paragraphs. This is a novel that I will return to […]


Let’s Talk About Blog Ads


Today I have the opportunity to share a few things that I have learned about Blog Ads with the Allume community. I’d love for you to stop by! Have a great Wednesday!



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Commend :: praise formally or officially; entrust someone or something to; What does the next generation hear you saying?


What I Learned in May

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1. The month of May went by incredibly TOO FAST. It was April. I blinked & today is May 30. Goodness gracious. Anyone else? 2. The winter lasted so long here that my peonies haven’t bloomed yet. Come on beauties! 3. This one may scare some of you away and you may never come back […]