Category: bloom


    A few years ago, we had a back to school celebration with a Fear Factor food challenge. I think two of my three girls were disqualified when they tried to eat fruit cocktail. They couldn’t swallow the canned grapes! I was raised on fruit cocktail! I remember clearly at age 7 or 8, when my […]

  • create a dream: nutrition coach (part two)

    As part of our photo session together, Aly wanted photographs with her family in their garden this year. Their hard work is inspiring…but so is the beautiful location. It was my favorite part of our time together (you know how I feel about photographing children…my favorite!) MY QUESTION FOR ALY: As a mom, knowing and […]

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  • roses


    When we bought our home, over 14 years ago, one of the first changes we made outside, was ripping out the roses. There was a rose garden set on top of a raised area in our backyard. I felt at the time, that roses were only appreciated by people a lot older than me. I […]

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  • al fresco

    al fresco

    I have a goal this summer to eat at least one meal a day outside. We carried plates with BLT’s, tomato soup, and sweet potato fries out to the backyard tonight. My soup was cold, but with all of this green, how could I be mad? I also need to cut back these chives…but these […]

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  • burst into bloom

    burst into bloom

    35mm, f1.8, 1/320, ISO100 | Dumbarton Oaks Conservancy   “Work with all your heart, because–I promise–if you show up for your work day after day after day after day, you just might get lucky enough some random morning to burst right into bloom.”  -Elizabeth Gilbert

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