April 10 on 10

This month, rather than share a series of 10 images all taken at the same location around the same time, I’m going to share my 10 favorite images of the month. I’m part of a 52 week project group that focuses on a technique all month. This month, our technique was {Black & White} and it made me fall in love with monochrome all over again. Black and White Photography was my first love, and this month brought me back to all the emotion and contrast in this genre. So without further adieu… here are my 10 favorite black and whites from the past month.

When you are done here, be sure to continue the circle by seeing what my talented friend, Angee, of 2B Seen Photography has been up to this past month!

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March 10-on-10

We’ve had SO MUCH SNOW this Winter. I’m officially over it. But we have tried our hardest to make the most of it and get out and about to enjoy the beautiful days that we have had. We are weekend drivers. Almost every weekend at least one day we hop in the car with no destination in mind and see where the road takes us. The big kids don’t always come along, but Mike and I and our adventure buddy, Charlotte love these little trips.  For this month’s 10-on-10 I’m sharing a beautiful snowy day we had at the beach.

When you are done here, please continue our circle by visiting the amazingly talented Vicki of Northern Shadow.

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February 10 on 10

I can’t believe January is over and we are almost halfway through February already! In Michigan, February is usually the homestretch of winter. Usually the worst for cold and snow. And even though we typically get snow until sometime in April, March usually arrives and gives us some warmth and hope that Spring is right around the corner.

This past month, however, we were blessed with an unseasonably warm weekend. Temps got up near 60 degrees and we were able to explore outside without the bulky winter gear and pretend that subzero temps were a thing of the past. My favorite evening was when Charlotte, Maddie and I went to play in the cat tails. Here are 10 images from that night.

When you are done here, please follow our loop all the way around to see what the other talented Mamas in the group are up to this month! Next up is the amazing Angee of 2B Seen Photography!

January 10 on 10

AND WE’RE BACK! I know, I know… I said our blog circle was done. And it is. I swear. But a couple of us were so sad to not keep it going that we decided to start a fresh blog circle project for 2018 and invited a lot of talented ladies to join! So this year, on the 10th of every month, we will all post 10 images. It might be a series shot all at once. It may be 10 images of a common theme. It may just be our favorite 10 images of the month. Who knows?! That’s the beauty of it. Each month is an adventure and it will be so fun to make this project up as we go along.

I don’t know about you, but where I live in Michigan, we have gone through an incredible cold snap of weather that has had us stuck inside since before Christmas. I’m personally getting a little cabin feverish, but I’ve decided to take this opportunity to find new light inside my home and experiment with it in different ways. These are my 10 favorite images that I took during our subzero confinement.

When you are done here, be sure to travel all the way around this amazing loop and see what they were up to this month! Next up is my talented friend, Jenny, of Sycamore Lane Photography!

New Year’s Eve!

I’m blogging again already! Yay! I’ve been going stir crazy being stuck inside these last couple weeks. Our entire winter break we’ve had subzero temps and lots of wind. We’ve only been able to pay outside a couple of times, and when we did it was for 10 or 15 minutes at a time. So to get out of my creative funk I decided to do an hour by hour project on New Years Eve. I don’t know why my crazy brain thought it would be a good idea to shoot every hour from 9 am to midnight… I stuck to it most of the day, but the later it got, the time ran together and I don’t think I got one every hour. But regardless, I documented our lazy day at home perfectly. Here’s our New Year’s Eve!

Five Minutes of… December

I can’t believe a year has gone by so fast and this project is coming to a close. It has been so amazing collaborating with these talented ladies over the last couple of years. Sadly, this will be our last blog circle together as our lives are taking us in different directions. Some of us need to simplify things, some are trying to limit social media, and some just have different goals. No matter what, I feel so blessed to have gotten to know each of these ladies and I still look forward to following them and seeing their beautiful adventures.

For my final 5 minutes, I am going to share my daughter’s first time painting on her new easel that Santa brought her. It is her favorite gift and I know it will be mine too. I plan to shoot her a lot in this space. If you want to follow the adventures of my tiny artist, please follow me on Instagram and follow the hashtag #storiesfromoureasel.

Once you are done here, please be sure to visit my talented friend, Karen of Karen Osdieck Photography!

Five Minutes of… November

We just got back from a few days in Traverse City, Michigan to visit the Great Wolf Lodge for Charlotte’s 4th birthday! It was a blast. We love it up there. And even though the water park is tons of fun, we also love to take some breaks and get some fresh air. One of our favorite sports up there is the Old Mission Lighthouse. I love to visit it, no matter what the season. There is always something new to discover. This time, it was very cold. So we didn’t stay long. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to document my five minutes of November.

When you are done here, be sure to continue the circle and see what the other talented ladies are up to this month. Next up is the amazing, Liz of Four Dots Photography.

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