This just captures her beauty so well! And those baby blues are more like blue/green/hazel depending on the light. I adore them!
Taken with my Nikon 3300 and a 50mm prime lens.
In November of 2012, I took the leap of faith and started a new career as a SAHM (stay at home mom). As much as I loved my job, I just could not shake the feeling that my heart was at home with the little Bean. Mom always said I liked to “jump and the net will appear.”
The question hung in my mind for over a year: How does one go from relying on two full time incomes to just one? Can it be done without downsizing our house? Can it be done without sacrificing the quality of food we eat? I came across tons if information, but it all boiled down to “if you want it badly enough, you’ll figure it out.”
How frustrating is that sort of advice? Super frustrating until you make it happen. Just in case you are wondering about that bit of magic that helped us reach our goal, here is what we did. It took a solid 8 months of work on our part, researching and phone calls and evaluating our wants vs needs to cut enough out of our spending to make this happen.
Good luck! And I’d love to hear more ideas about what worked for you.
Down here in NC, I believe we had the warmest fall in over 100 years. It was glorious! Although still raking up leaves in December was a bit odd. I was fortunate enough to receive an early Christmas present this fall — a new camera. It’s nothing too fancy, a Nikon 3300, their baseline DSLR that offers manual setting control. Sorry kids, but mama’s been a bit obsessed with photos.
Nothin’ like snacking outside every afternoon before Halloween.
And this silly one, always with her tongue out!
Phew! The holidays are over and with them the chaos of ornament sales. I love the energy of the season, the excitement of watching orders come in via my Etsy shop, and the challenge of creating custom items (Tough Mudder, anyone?).
But once January hits, I can breathe a sigh of relief. No more weekly trips to the post office with two young children (im)patiently waiting in long lines! No more chaotic naptimes filled with packaging marathons!
It’s January and I can breathe again. Time to re-kindle this blog with a new name. Time to prepare for a new baby this spring (wowzers!). Time to decide which of the many things I’m aching to get started on are really reasonable given that naptimes will soon be filled with a newborn needing mama instead of my sacred mama time.