Welcome to my blog! I’m Mama to Judah and Kaia, two crazy kids that rock my world. I’m a huge DIY fan with a major Pinterest addiction and my growing list of craft projects may or may not be taking over my dining room. My blog is about family, food, crafts and all things creative with an emphasis on stellar photography. I am passionate about vegetarian cooking and providing a full, natural and fun life for my kids the best way I know how. My family lives a laid back life, we love the outdoors and living “outside the box”.
In addition to full time blogging I spend my days taking photos as a side job, I have appeared as a speaker at blogging conferences and have published photography courses for beginners and professionals alike. My photography has been featured both in print and across the web, and I owe everything to a fabulous mentor who showed me that there is nothing standing in front of my dreams but myself. That’s why I do what I do, that is why I’m here today and that is why I continue to live my passion.
Here are a few fun facts about us:
The Latino culture plays a big role in our family. Having a husband from Panama, it is extremely important that our kids know that part of their heritage. We are raising them bilingual, which made for a lot of confusion at first, but the more they understand the easier it gets.
My son is Autistic. He is an amazing little boy on a big journey, but I love every part of the way he is.
I was born and raised in the south and love the outdoors. Before ultimately finding my career in blogging and photography I have been a bartender, a restaurant server, a rock climbing coach, a gymnastics instructor, a traveling painter, a classical cellist, a pizza slinger and for a few years traveled the music festival circuit all around the states. I have loved so much of what I have done, but nothing had been quite as sweet as the life I have created with my husband, doing what I was born to do and loving every second of it.
I grew up playing the cello. I went to a super competitive performing arts high school that was residential, so I technically moved out of my parents house when I was 14. I loved it, but it took a while to figure out that ultimately it wasn’t for me.