Capture The Moment (Review)


I was expecting a more "step by step" book on photography, instead I received a delightful book filled with images, and simple tips to better your skills. Sarah Wilkerson touches on a variety of topics that range from natural lighting, to embracing modern art, and steps to visual storytelling. It's a great way to softly introduce yourself to photography, or to give your rusty art a good 'ol boost (that would be me). The book is filled with dozens of images that give you a visual insight to her tips.

It's a simple read for a rainy afternoon with a cup of coffee...or camera in hand. I would give it a hearty 4 stars. Many thanks to blogging for books for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

A Thankful List

Last night was delicoius: crisp, cool, overcast, and you could just feel fall sneaking into summer's end. I love that. I wish I could bottle up that zesty feeling and keep it in my heart forever. I always feel relief as summer ends. I'm also feeling very, very thankful for so many things...


  • God's provision last month (He always knows just what we need WHEN we need it). 
  • Reading a passage of scripture that fit my "current state" of life.
  • Warm mocha latte's with a single pump of Raspberry. Delicious! 
  • Watching Evie explore and learn new things.
  • Long walks.
  • Trying new recipes that hint at the change of seasons.
  • Finding good deals on children's clothing...espeically when it's a favorite brand. ;)
God is good. 

Random Post on Pumpkins & Other Things



My favorite time of year is fall. Hands down. There is no comparison to that crisp feeling in the air. I bought my first can of pumpkin, and now I need to bake something yummy. Pumpkin muffins or pumpkin bread?

I received the sweetest package from a new blogging friend, Arlene. I stumbled on her blog a couple of weeks ago, then won her giveaway. The basket was filled with lovely goodies, but my favorites were by far the Citrus Jelly Beans! I crave citrus during pregnancy, so they really hit the spot! :D

We had church yesterday, and boy was it stressful on this momma. Evie does NOT want to go to nursery at all. I realize it's just a stage that's she's going through, but it breaks my heart that she cries so much. I really want her to have fun and learn to play with the other kids. So, boo hoo, and all that...it's rough!!!!

When it comes to Saturday mornings, my favorite thing (well second favorite thing to sleeping in) is to visit yard sales and have donuts for breakfast. I scored quite a few home decor pieces, and summer outfits for next year (for Evie). Not bad! I even found a few gender neutral onsies for the little chicken nugget that is still baking away. ;)

I've been in a reading funk. I usually read 2 - 3 books at a time, but this month, I have had zero motivation to read anything. I'm beginning to think the summer heat has taken it's toll on me. The heat index was 115 last week! Just walking out to the car left me in a puddle of sweat. I hate to sound winey, but ahem, I am so ready for fall! Or did I already mention that? Ha!

Hope ya'll have a wonderful Monday!