September 20, 2017

This week is the official start of the fall season! Autumn is my absolute favorite. What’s not to love? Pumpkin spice, apple picking, pecan pies, cozy sweaters, boots, football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, foliage, cider, crisp air…it’s wonderful. New season = new reason to decorate a table, which I’m always down for. This table is a little […]

August 31, 2017

In August, my mind always takes me back to childhood (when will that stop, I wonder). I loved and hated August. As a family, we always went to the beach at the beginning of the month, before school and sports started back up. This meant I could never look too forward to vacation because I […]

July 26, 2017

I’m back with another summer tablescape inspiration post, this time featuring some of my favorite summer hues. When I was in Target a few weeks ago, I spotted a french blue tablecloth on sale, and couldn’t resist! It is one of my favorite colors, in keeping with my love of blue & white anything. Safe […]

July 18, 2017

You don’t see many good, sturdy front porches anymore. There just doesn’t seem to be great use for them like there was, what with our world going and getting in a big hurry. A front porch won’t stand for that, it’s not what it was made to do, so it’s probably best not to have […]

July 11, 2017

Let me start out by reminding everyone that I am not a landscape or a nature photographer. While on this trip, I actually did meet one, and he put these images to shame! As soon as you pull off to an overlook, there they are, with their expensive tripods and $25,000 lenses longer than the […]

June 30, 2017

It’s almost the holiday weekend, so there is still just enough time to plan and shop for a July 4th get together! The Fourth of July is one of my top three favorite holidays, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to create a patriotic tablescape for your guests to enjoy! […]

June 27, 2017

Where to begin….I’ve been following Katelyn’s blog for several years now, and I will admit that she is the reason I became a photographer. When I found out that she is exactly my age, she is from my home state and taught herself everything she knows (no degree in photography, no fancy certificate or higher […]

May 24, 2017

Don’t you just love spring time? Let’s go over some fun reasons why we love it (mostly because lists are helpful to me): -Most importantly, it’s warm enough for portraits outside -Flowers in bloom everywhere -Fresh fruits and vegetables -Blue skies -Farmer’s markets -Graduations -Weddings -Days are longer -School is out soon! -Summer vacation planning is […]

May 18, 2017

I’m a big fan of farmer’s markets, and this one I found in Lincoln Park was just lovely. In fact, hopefully I can tour other Chicago neighborhood markets throughout the spring and summer and share a series. Every neighborhood in Chicago has it’s own character and vibe, so I’d expect those markets to reflect their […]

March 10, 2017

It’s almost spring, y’all. Except it isn’t (at least in the Midwest). It’s still very much winter up here, certainly no signs of spring yet (except if you walk into Old Navy). When I get the feeling that winter may never end, I need a little taste of summer. Pretty much, I need to remember […]

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