Blogger On A Budget – When Creative Minds Collide


Once upon a time there was a girl making her husband take photos of her in an empty parking lot.

“You have to catch me off guard! It’ can’t look like I’m waiting for the picture!” She yells. “Take the picture when you are on the count of 3 not AFTER!!! MAKE SURE YOU GET MY GOOD SIDE!”

He sighs an ever so heavy sigh and keeps snapping away silently wishing to himself a photographer would magically appear to take over this task for him.

Little did he know his wish was about to come true.

If you haven’t figured it out by now this is the story of how I, a wannabe blogger, had a chance encounter with the talented Kassidy McConville, of Kassidy McConville Photography. I wish I could say that the details of this story were dramatized for effect…but they weren’t. This is a factual account of how I met Kassidy. Alex is sitting by me while I write this so you all know the truth, and because God is watching I won’t go back and delete it later.

Fast forward a few months later to two weeks ago when Kassidy and I were jumping around McCook taking photos in some pretty great places. She has THAT creative eye. She sees things I only wish I could see. She is hands down…the best.

This outfit was by far one of my favorites to shoot. I have had this patched army jacket for a couple of years now and it’s definitely a staple for me.  Paired with my favorite chunky boots from H&M and by far the best purchase I have ever made in my life….SPANX LEATHER LEGGINGS!!! If you have been going back and forth on purchasing a pair for yourself you need to do it. They fit like a dream and keep everything…hummmuumm…where it is supposed to be.






ATTENTION BLOGGER FRIENDS if you are in need of a fabulously creative and wonderfully sweet photographer I HIGHLY recommend contacting Kassidy. She was so great to work with and I can’t stress her artistic ability enough.


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Moving Update & One Hot Date

It has been….A HOT MINUTE.

I am so sorry to leave you all in the dark for so long. I am POSITIVE you all have been dying to know what my life has been like since I moved.

Or maybe just Anne (sister) and Kathy (mom).  At least when I check the stats on here I know I will have at least two views.


For those of you who don’t know, I accepted a job at Screen Ink in downtown Lincoln. Not Familiar? Click here! They are the bee’s knees when it comes to screen printing. Give them a call! If you are lucky you may even get to talk to me. Or perhaps here me in the background slingin’ shirts and weeding vinyl (biz talk peeps……).

We did find a house(yay!) but we won’t be moving in until March.  So for now my very dear friends Sara and Kate have been gracious enough to let me play third wheel in their lives for the next month. Last week I started out at Sara’s and let me tell you it was all the fun of a great Three’s Company episode! She cooked me dinner, made sure I had my lunch in the morning and always reminded me to be nice and make friends!

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Come and knock on our doorrrrr

Wait….this sounds oddly similar to my first day of kindergarten.

Moving on.

Friday soon came and I loaded up my car with all my stuff. You know the usual, two full size suitcases, two bags of shoes, one GIANT bag of hair and make-up needs, computer, ipad, planners, coloring books, sticker books, pots, pans, dishes…you get. #overpackersunite

Once the Impala was packed to the brim I headed on down the road to Kate’s.  I had a very HOT date that night so I was in a hurry to get to where I needed to be.

By now I am sure you are all thinking my hot date was with Alex….WRONG. It was with the handsome little guy in the picture below.

The GREAT Benjamin!

Of course, we let his parents come too. He even said Alex could tag along but he had to pay for his own meal. I didn’t argue. How could I with all that cuteness?!

I am rambling at this point so I will end it here. More to come on the weeks spent learning everything I can from Ben, and trying to navigate the wonderful world of screen printing!