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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Progress Not Perfection

By laura / June 10, 2021 /
Pregnant Self Portrait Laura Schneider

Progress not perfection, it’s my mantra. Not only for this year, but every year moving forward. 2017 was a life-changing year for me.  Once I realized that my plan wasn’t going as planned, I let go of all the plans.  God had a bigger plan for my life.  This process isn’t easy, but we must…

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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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Side Hustle Makes Me Anxious

By laura / April 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Side Hustle Makes Me Anxious

“Side Hustle” a phrase I keep hearing time and time again.  Honestly, I don’t like it, it makes me anxious. I can’t stand the thought of hustling anymore.  I’m doing the best I can.  Don’t I have enough on my plate already?  Enough is enough, no more hustling. Instead, I keep reminding myself that I’m in…

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Immigrant Restaurant Anniversary Dinner

By laura / August 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Immigrant Restaurant Anniversary Dinner

Initially, we had big travel plans for our 10 year anniversary. We traveled Europe for our honeymoon 10 years ago.  This year, our plan was to revisit Germany.  God had a bigger plan for us, as a result, we had another baby instead. So instead, we dined at the Immigrant Restaurant at The American Club…

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Lodge Kohler Green Bay Retreat

By laura / August 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Lodge Kohler Green Bay Retreat

Lodge Kohler was the perfect choice for our ladies’ overnight. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing, just what we needed.  I LOVED capturing these images on film with my Leica M6.  Stay tuned for more about our AMAZING stay at Lodge Kohler in Green Bay, Wisconsin… I invite you along on this journey of 100…

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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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