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Mary Ellen’s Life Plan and Photography

Mary Ellen’s Life Plan and Photography

  Mary Ellen recently came up with a plan for how she’s going to “make money when she grows up.” “Okay, let’s here it.” I say. Mary Ellen replies, “I’m going to take pictures of animals and sell ONE picture for TWO dollars! And I’m going […]

My First Train Ride and a Family Vacation to Washington, D.C!

My First Train Ride and a Family Vacation to Washington, D.C!

So, first fun news of this post…. MEO and I experienced our very FIRST train ride this past weekend taking a trip to visit Casey and Mike in Rockville, MD!  I knew I wanted to ride on a train because it was something I had […]

4th Wedding Anniversary at Asheville Glamping!

4th Wedding Anniversary at Asheville Glamping!

Josh and I celebrated 4 years of marriage on May 19th! We try to take a little weekend vacation each year to celebrate. This year we went to Asheville Glamping in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is an area I haven’t explored as much as I would […]

Artist Shannon May Mackenzie Drew the Story of Her Rape

Artist Shannon May Mackenzie Drew the Story of Her Rape

WOW. Speechless. Thank you, Shannon May Mackenzie. This piece of art is brilliant, beautiful, touching, and so inspiring. The story of Shannon May Mackenzie’s rape now lives on in this short, masterpiece documentary. The pain and hurt that other peoples’ actions can cause us is so real. A rape is like someone robbing you of […]

Acrylic Fluid Painting Experiments

Acrylic Fluid Painting Experiments

I’ve been experimenting with acrylic paint, isopropyl alcohol, silicone oil and water these past couple weeks. Mixing different mediums into the paints makes them interact differently with each other — it can be almost mesmerizing watching them interact. I’m not having much luck with the […]

Hand Painted Table for MEO!

Hand Painted Table for MEO!

This is MEO’s little play space in the bonus room. There are shelves all along the wall to the right full of her books and toys and games. I try to keep it neat and tidy, buuuuut, there is a reason they’re not in the picture here 😉 […]

Earth Day Illustration & How MEO Celebrates!

Earth Day Illustration & How MEO Celebrates!

Happy Earth Day! Today MEO went to the park with her Memaw, her Aunt Brittanee, Uncle Evan, Uncle Thomas, and cousins Levi and Eliza. Memaw came and picked her up from home, and before she left she asked if she could take a plastic bag with her. […]

Understanding the Fight, Flight and Freeze Response in the Brain

Understanding the Fight, Flight and Freeze Response in the Brain

I’ve spent a lot of time this past year studying and learning about the brain; how the different parts communicate and work together. I’ve researched, read, and talked to doctors & health professionals to learn more about how the brain works and how it can take control for us in […]

Happy Easter // Bunny Rabbit Illustration

Happy Easter // Bunny Rabbit Illustration

Happy Easter from Bartholomew and Betsy the bunnies (as named by Josh and MEO)!

Photo Doodles

Photo Doodles

Every time I do something artsy or whatever that I want to post on here, I feel like I need to have a full, well written and thought out article…. or post…. or story… or whatever. But why? This is my personal blog and I […]