A Pregnancy Story: The Beginning

February 17, 2012
I thought today, before I get to my bump report (tomorrow), that I’d take a step back up and share how we found out I was pregnant…and how we told our families that we were expecting.As many of you might have guessed, this pregnancy was both planned and anticipated, so the months leading up to a positive test result were full of symptom analysis (and for those of you who’ve been there – you know how mentally draining this can be). However, the month I actually got pregnant, I experienced no noticeable symptoms. In fact, the week before Thanksgiving, I traveled...
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“I Need a Dollar”

February 16, 2012
This weekend, my church started a new series called “Rich People Syndrome” that uniquely discusses our finances in a way that I’m not sure has been discussed before (not your typical tithing conversation). Putting things into perspective…did you know that: 73% of Americans name money as their #1 source of stress.84% of couples cite  finances as the source of tension in their marriage. 2/3’rds of American households live paycheck to paycheck. By the world’s standards…WE are rich. Why then does money stress us out so much…and why do we allow...
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Guest Tutorial and a Reminder from Kitty Paw...

February 15, 2012
Do you remember this before and after? Well…I’m revisiting it today over at Crisp PhotoWorks – click HERE to read the tutorial. Also, in the spirit of Valentine’s day, don’t forget to send Kitty Paw a Love Letter. So far, she’s received nine letters, but she’s really hoping to receive a few more before February 22 (one week from today). Click HERE for all the details and prizes! Happy belated Valentine’s Day – hope your Wednesday is a great one!
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Tutorial Tuesday

February 14, 2012
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! Sarah of Naptime Momtog and I will be bringing you a new challenge every week, to stretch your shooting and editing skills. I want to thank Branson of My Reflection of Something for all her help in getting us started, but she has decided to take a break. I completely support her decision and I’m excited to have Sarah come on board. I should also point out that the thinking behind Tutorial Tuesday was never to be a “Branson and Ashley show,” but more an opportunity share what we’re learning as a community. In fact, I hope to see even more...
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