Sunday, November 6, 2011

Week 2 - iPhone 365

8 - colander fixtures at The Lucky Platter

9 - Sunday morning breakfast

10 - sick day

11 - fall colors

12 - watching TV

13 - CTA improvements

14 - Rumba Romance for fall

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Week 1 - iPhone 365

1 - coming home with the new addition

2 - fall flowers

3 - Aubrey's custom case

4 - working both thumbs

5 - view from the library

6 - Staff Potluck

7 - iYAMO

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New project!

I'll be posting photos taken with my new iPhone 4S. I'm excited to see what I can do with it. 


Sunday, September 11, 2011


My journal entry from that day is below. There weren't many words to describe what I was seeing so I used photos found online in the days that followed. I was 21 years old and in my 4th year at NIU. 


A few weeks later on September 29th, the NIU Huskie Marching Band joined the University of Toledo Marching band at their stadium for a combined performance of "God Bless the USA" and "Stars and Stripes Forever". I still tear up when I remember the feeling of playing that piccolo soli. I barely got through it that day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


These ladies issued the challenge:
*above graphics are Katie's design
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    I saw Sherry post this to her site and then Emily (HGTV Design Star winner and Secrets from a Stylist host) mentioned it on Twitter. Both are ladies whose style and craftiness I admire. I thought it was a brilliant idea. I just had to decided which of my pins to take on. I ended up making sewing kit in a jar because I had just bought a bunch of little spools of thread and need a place to keep them besides a sandwich baggie!

    the inspiration

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    No room for "what ifs"

    photo by Aubrey, Chicago to Mackinac, 7/24/2010

    Aubrey has rediscovered his love for sailing within the last year. I'm glad he has something physical to do. I generally don't worry about him when he's out on Lake Michigan. The harsh environment of Lake Michigan turned scary for him last night during some severe weather that hit overnight.

    I went to bed around 10:30pm knowing it was likely he would get caught in but didn't let myself worry about it. I was woken up at 3am by a text from Aubrey that said "safe through the storms everyone's fine. Finishing soon." I went back to sleep.

    Aubrey called me at 7:45am after they had finished and eaten breakfast. This is when he told me that those storms were the scariest he's ever found himself in. Another member of his crew was 70% sure the boat was not going to hold up. Aubrey said they had to stop sailing the race and basically just hold on to make it through. Now I was concerned. I had no idea it had been that bad.

    I had no idea until I hung up with Aubrey that it could have been so very much worse.

    Friday, July 1, 2011

    Favorite Photos January - June 2011

    my first time in O'Hare

    after the blizzard

    Dad helping with the motorcycle

    chewing on everything

    birthdays at the zoo

    watching the polar bear on mother's day

    nearing our fifth wedding anniversary

    Charlotte's first cake

    playing with ponies

    on the lakefill
    As always, all of my photos can be viewed at

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    2011 so far.

    I feel very satisfied that I was able to complete the 365 project. I've taken some time away from my cameras, mostly because I've been distracted by my new electronic love, my Nook Color. In two weeks I've already read 2 books, 1 magazine and several essays! A little down on my side bar I've added a Good Reads widget so you can see what I've read (as long as I remember to update it!).

    Hopefully soon I will get back to my camera and post some shots but it won't be an ongoing project like last time, just the ones I really like. I also hope to start playing my flute a little more this year since I won't be focusing on the photography so much.