About Laura

A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto ūüé∂, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Spring is in the air, and we are loving it!! ¬†We’ve had the windows open, and the girls are spending lots of time outdoors. ¬†The weather has been beautiful! ¬†Here are a few “signs of Spring” photos that I thought I’d share with you. Roses. ¬†We have a ginormous rose bush in the back yard […]

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Garden Update

Garden Update

It’s been a few weeks since I posted a garden update, so I thought I’d share how our garden is doing. These are our herbs. ¬†With the exception of the dill (bottom right) and one tiny basil plant, all of these were planted as plants and not as seeds. ¬†They are doing well. ¬†We’ve clipped […]

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30 Days of Lists: Lists 21-25

List 21: ¬†Things to do this Spring 1. ¬†Watch my garden grow. ¬†Yay! 2. ¬†Celebrate daughter #2’s birthday. 3. ¬†Request our pool tags for the neighborhood swimming pool. 4. ¬†Spring Cleaning… continue to purge and organize 5. ¬† Take more walks List 22: ¬†Today I saw… 1. ¬†My wonderful mother. 2. ¬†The dove pair nesting […]

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Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

Another good recipe to use up some of those yummy freshly picked strawberries… Mom’s Strawberry Bread 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. cinnamon 4 eggs, beaten 20 oz. pureed strawberries 1.25 cups vegetable oil Mix ingredients as listed, thoroughly. Pour into two greased and floured loaf […]

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Disclaimer: ¬†Remember that lovely post about eating natural foods and all that good stuff? ¬†Well, aside from the lovely fresh-picked strawberries, the following is NOT a recipe that follows those guidelines. We went strawberry pickin’ earlier this week. ¬†And yes, that’s a homemade sling on C. ¬†She actually fractured her arm earlier that day, but […]

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30 Days of Lists – Lists 16-20

List 16: Places to See in Your Town I can’t think of anything overly “must-see” in my town, but these are places I might take visitors: 1. ¬†Froberg’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm. ¬†We get a lot of produce from Froberg’s and it’s an annual treat to go strawberry picking. 2. ¬†Houston Zoo. ¬†We are members, […]

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Eating the "Natural" Way

Eating the "Natural" Way

First of all, let me just say that I in NO WAY am perfect or even “all natural” when it comes to my food. ¬†But in the ideal world, this is how I would cook all the time. ¬†Realistically, I still eat too many sweets, processed food, and have a Diet Dr. Pepper addiction. ¬†We […]

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Tips for better portraits

Tips for better portraits

I just realized that while I do have pretty cute kids, there was nothing all that “helpful” for all you (2 or 3) readers in my last post, so I thought I’d share a few portrait tips. 1. ¬†Avoid direct sun. It causes harsh shadows and squinting. ¬†I took these behind our garage in the […]

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Spring Portraits

Spring Portraits

I bribed my children to take a few pictures this morning. ¬†Yes, I said bribed. ¬†I’m not above bribing my children. ¬†:)

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Doves

Doves

Have you ever noticed that doves are always around in pairs? ¬†If you see one, chances are his or her mate is nearby. ¬†They are monogamous creatures. ¬†I’m sure there’s a great blog post in there somewhere, but for now, I just thought I’d share. Enjoying Spring, ~Mama Tutu

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