Lake Michigan Cottage Vacation

By laura / January 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Lake Michigan Cottage Vacation

Our Lake Michigan cottage vacation was truly amazing. Fog moves in quickly, consuming us.  It’s late spring, but the chill in the air makes it feel otherwise.  We’re wrapped in blankets, head to toe.  Able to move just enough to sip our wine and tend to the fire.  Two cousins, a sister and me. Between…

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Dreaded Life Question

By laura / October 20, 2021 /

Three years ago I wrote about my dreaded life question. What do I want to be when I grow up? I realized the importance of that original blog post while attempting to edit it.  That post is part of my story and I can’t change it, so why try.  After reflecting on how far I’ve…

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100 Day Project Begins Today

By laura / October 6, 2021 /

The 100 Day Project begins today! My palms are sweaty and my heart is racing.  I have no idea what I’m in for.  Sure, it’s exciting at first, but aren’t all new endeavors? 100 blog posts in 100 days.  It may not seem like much to you, but this is huge for me.  This is…

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Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

This is the story of how Ken Voigt of Freedom Ink became a Wisconsin artist. Decades ago, Ken was working with a local printer when he was exposed to a degreasing solvent.  This exposure caused damage to his central nervous system resulting in tremors.  After rounds of various medications, Ken experienced memory lose resembling amnesia. …

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Inspirational Coffeehouse Conversation

By laura / February 10, 2021 /

An inspirational coffeehouse conversation made me realize something. I’m not alone on this journey and either are you.  Just when I feel alone and think I’m the only one struggling to figure things out, the inspirational coffeehouse conversation helps put things in perspective. For 20 years, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when…

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Gratitude Practice During Hard Times

By laura / November 5, 2020 /

Gratitude and the strength to let go. Some days are hard. Some weeks, months, even years are hard.  When I’m in a rut, I remember the beauty that surrounds me EVERY DAY.  I practice gratitude for all that I have in life, especially during the difficult times. I read the daily devotion from Jesus Calling…

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August Haven Exhibits Local Artists

By laura / August 25, 2020 / Comments Off on August Haven Exhibits Local Artists

August Haven supports local artists. And I’m so grateful they do.  As an artist and photographer, I’m honored to have my work on display at August Haven.  A portion of my Living In The Fog series is exhibited as a gallery wall.  August Haven’s talented designers arranged furniture around my photographs resulting in a warm…

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Family Activities In Northern Wisconsin

By laura / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Family Activities In Northern Wisconsin

Our family activities vary with each visit to the Wisconsin Northwoods. On this particular day, we decided to go mini golfing.  My son’s FAVORITE.  It’s important to capture these moments before they’re gone. We returned here for Labor Day weekend and it was closed.  It made me sad, we love this place.  As a result,…

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Little Farmer Fine Art Film Photography

By laura / August 22, 2018 /

It’s been almost one year since I visited The Little Farmer. At 8 1/2 months pregnant, we ventured to the beautiful apple orchard.  This fine art film photography was created using my favorite film camera, the Leica M6.  The aroma of fresh baked pies fills the air.  I can’t wait to visit again soon… I invite…

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Small Town Wisconsin Girl Feels Blessed

By laura / August 8, 2018 /

Photo Credit: I’m a small-town Wisconsin girl with a large sense of adventure. While picturing what I thought I’d be or where I’d live, this is certainly NOT it.  In fact, this life is the complete opposite of what I thought I wanted.  Practicing gratitude everyday leads me down new paths which open before…

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