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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Serene Canoe Bay Organic Garden

By laura / August 25, 2021 /

I approach the serene Canoe Bay organic garden with wonderment. Deer roam near the fence as I open the gate.  Walking through the Canoe Bay organic garden is pure serenity.  A true gift indeed.  This garden offers silence, which is a form of therapy and meditation for me.  Creativity is unleashed in the silence. Perched…

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Centennial Celebration In Saint Cloud

By laura / December 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Centennial Celebration In Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud Centennial Celebration brings back fond memories. None of us could have predicted what 2020 would look like.  But the truth is, we have no idea what tomorrow will look like.  Some people are planners.  They prefer everything to unfold accordingly to their perfect plan.  This isn’t me and this isn’t real life. I…

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Excessively Entertaining Children

By laura / November 13, 2019 /

I don’t believe in excessively entertaining children. It’s ok to be bored.  In fact, that’s when creativity comes alive.  My imagination explodes in the silence.  So, why do we feel the need to be excessively entertaining children these days? We’re not doing them any favors by eliminating boredom.  In fact, we’re doing more harm than…

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Collaborating With Juliane Troicki

By laura / October 9, 2019 /

Juliane Troicki asked if I’d be interested in collaborating on an exhibition. After hearing her ideas, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me.  Photographing inspiring women with my vision in mind.  What could be more fitting?  As a society, we need to learn how to support each other.  It’s important to recognize our…

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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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Organic Produce Replaces Failed Recipe

By laura / September 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Organic Produce Replaces Failed Recipe

I’m confident it’s possible to control my autoimmune disease through organic produce. But, it’s NO easy task.  Since attempting a gluten, dairy and egg free diet, I’ve experimented with baking several recipes.  The key to this is EXPERIMENTED.  My daughter didn’t even want to eat the first attempt and she eats everything.  Through trial and…

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Favorite Children’s Books to Read

By laura / August 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Favorite Children’s Books to Read

It’s raining A LOT during these last days of summer vacation. All this rain gives me to perfect opportunity to read my favorite children’s books.  I can honestly say, we didn’t read enough books during this summer vacation.  I think time flies by faster with each passing year.  But this week, we made extra time…

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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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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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