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I made a paper wreath!

When I first saw this paper wreath tutorial at The Lovely Residence, I was smitten completely and determined to make my own. Her instructions at the site were perfect. Here’s my pictorial essay on how mine went.

First I had to choose square scrapbook paper and glue two pieces together. (If you have reverse-able paper, you won’t have to do this. You need 6 pages–12 glued together).

Fold into triangles. Measure at…

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Random Acts of Family

I thought I’d give you a glimpse into our lives today. These are iphone pics.



My lunch one day this weekend. Watercress, tomatoes, shaved romano cheese, oregano, garlic, salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar



Not sure why this turned sideways, but this is Julia demonstrating that my book actually worked! Just look at that confidence and courage!


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7 things that make me happy today


My kitty Madeline


My sweet dog Pippin


Our home in Spring


The redbud in our front yard


Emerging peonies

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Autumnal pictures for your enjoyment

I took these pictures at the Fall Retreat in Oklahoma. I hope you enjoy them. In the meantime, have an amazing Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Andi studying her Bible at Fall Retreat (more…)

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Fall pictures

Here are some fall pics from around the house:

The Boston ivy on our house is changing colors. Hooray!

The wreath on our door became the dullest brown, so I grabbed some very bright green spray paint and went at it. I love it!

Love the slight discoloration of this hedge. Can you tell I love green?

And yet:…

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Pictures from a recent photo shoot with the kids

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Pictures from my writers retreat in NC!

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I love this time of year: Garden highlights

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Recent photo shoot

I had the privilege of shooting some of my daughter’s friends for their choir banquet. Isn’t everyone amazing?

By the way, I’m still trying to “earn” money for my trip to Cape Town South Africa. If you’d like your portrait done, let me know. Here’s where…

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Samples of my portrait work

Jeff Gerke of Marcher Lord Press.

Cheryl Ricker, who won the Poetry Award at Mount Hermon.

Austin Boyd, novelist.

Kathy Ide, a great writer and editor.

Steve Laube, agent.

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