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Meet Butch and Rio! My dad’s parrots, who are total show-offs.  And mean as hell.  We attended a family BBQ over the weekend, and they did their best to keep up with all the noises and moves the kids were making, and did I mention they’re very photogenic? Just don’t try to touch them, mmkay? […]

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You guys! I’m so excited to share my new website with you! It’s been such a long process, holy mama. Mostly due to my indecisiveness about how I wanted things to look and feel around here. As any true Aquarius should, I waffled between my many creative interests and influences  for months before I finally decided […]

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Oh, Wednesday.  I’m not gonna lie, it’s getting harder and harder to find pictures to share since I’m hibernating until cooler weather hits.  It’s too dang hot to get outside and shoot anything! Plus, I’m grumpy, remember? That sort of stifles the creative juices a bit… I took this photo with a point and click […]

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YO.  How YOU doin’? Me? Yea. I’m grumpy.  End-of-summer-in-Phoenix-tired-of-100-plus-degree-heat-and-not-the-dry-kind sort of grumpy.  Over. It. Traffic makes me grumpy.  Seeing trash on the side of the road? Super grumpy.  Social media rants + totally uninformative news broadcasts + political propaganda = lose my mind kind of grumpy right now. Work makes me grumpy.  My 108th phone […]

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Hey there! How’s the week treating you? Hope all is well in your world! Life is chugging along great ’round here. A couple weeks back, our friends from Lake Havasu came down so their daughter could experience her first skydive.  It was sort of a trip to be back at the drop zone, since we hadn’t […]

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Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? Bleck.  Freaking hate Mondays.  But you know that by now, right? So do you remember how crazy busy our May was? I had two housewarming parties, a niece’s birth, birthday parties, chaos and disarray.  And a hellofalota fun.  To add to the madness, I decided the best thing […]

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Hi guys! How’s your weekend starting out? We’re taking it nice and easy for once. Just one birthday party planned and then, RELAX! Pretty stoked about it. Today, we are talking PUPPIES!! A particular puppy named Jones, to be specific.  This guy right here:  Those eyes, though!!!  Last year around this time, I had effectively begged […]

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Happy Wednesday, yo.  How’s your week going? Anything fun and exciting happening? I’ve been taking an online photography course through Shaw Academy (thanks, Groupon!) and working on my new website a LOT.  I’m hoping to launch that at the beginning of August, but we’ll see how that goes.  I’ve made a lot of progress, though, […]

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Happy weekend, people! Hope you have some lovely things happening.  We are busy, busy, busy, as always.  All good things, though, so I’m not about to complain. I’m looking forward to seeing my new chunk of a niece this afternoon, she’s two months old now and I’ve hardly had a moment to get to know […]

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Hello, hello! Isn’t this plant awesome? It’s a bird of paradise, and it totally looks like a bird to me.  Do you see it? I kept seeing them everywhere in California recently.  How cool, right? I used PS Elements to bring out the color, brightened it, and dulled the saturation of the background a bit. […]

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