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 This post is compliments of CanvasPop.

How appropriate is it that I am off on my girls’ week full of crafting, relaxing, and spending time with my friends (including one of my favorite Pittsburgh photographers) and I’m stopping in to give one of YOU a chance to get your creative on?!??! Highly coordinated, as I do. 😉 But no, seriously. I’m super excited to tell you all about CanvasPop and how they helped me get our first real family of six photo up on our walls. keep reading

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Show Me a Picture

When you have twins, it takes a long time to get from place to place…even when they aren’t with you. “Show me a picture!” or “How are they sleeping?” followed by “ooo”, “aaah”, “No way are they sleeping through the night!”. I’ve learned to slow down and enjoy it (because people rarely ask about the big kids anymore, so I know the day will come when the novelty of the babies wears off too). keep reading

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Family Gift Idea: Canon from Best Buy

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

One of my ultimate Christmas wishlist items for a family has to be a camera. There are so many memories to capture, and there are way more smiles and tears to capture that shouldn’t have you shelling out lots of cash to a photographer (provided you promise to get in some of the pictures yourself!). With the latest and greatest digital cameras, like the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy, you can take beautiful pictures every day right at home. keep reading

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A New Friend, The Yoga Frog

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Getting Her to Smile


Every single day, you make us smile (and yell, and scream, and laugh, and make blueberry noises, but most of all smile). The thing is, it’s hard to get you to smile when I think it counts. Like when I want to take a cute picture of you.

Tonight, I might have cracked the code. When I whipped out the camera to take a shot for an upcoming review, I decided to take a picture of Baby Princess Tiana. That made you very happy. “Look at how she smiles for the camera”, you exclaimed. Yes, yes she does. keep reading

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Windmill on a Plain

Our road trip from Kansas City to Great Bend was full of random photographs. Most were not worth sharing, but this one snapped at 75 miles per hour on I-70 is one of my favorite from the trip. (Don’t worry, Greg was driving, I was snapping away.) keep reading

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The Beautiful Outdoors

We have been keeping a ‘lil quiet this weekend, sorry! Been enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Photo of flowers outside the Pittsburgh Zoo

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Jumping in Muddy Puddles

Sunday made for the perfect day to go enjoy some time down by the creek.

‘lil Miss A got to do one of her favorite things, jumping in “muddy puddles”. Sadly, she couldn’t do her other favorite thing, fish, but she got in plenty of practice with a stick. keep reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Our Easter Slideshow

(In addition to the photos below, check out our Easter album on Flickr!)

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The Trouble with Photographing Kids

This photo cracked us up. You see, we are trying to get the kids to pose “long enough” for us to snap a few good photos in manual (and get full use of our DSLR). Well, ‘lil Miss A refuses to pose for the camera except when we are absolutely not ready. Tonight, she had her own little shoot with me, but chose not to really smile. As I crawled over to ‘lil Man, she popped up in my face and said, “CHEESE”, pushing me into the shutter button. The camera and the photographer CLEARLY were unprepared, but oh what silly faces the “film” caught. keep reading

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