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June 11, 2014

Yo Summer, Let’s Be Awesome

Ah, summer. Around here we're in that transitional phase when one season merges into another. Anna finishes school this Friday and Simon follows next Tuesday. Both keep asking over and over when they will be done. Some people ease into these kinds of seasonal ...

June 5, 2014

Anna’s Soccer Season Spring 2014

The Soccer Chocolate Kittens first season came to a close a few weeks ago. And man it was so fun. This was Anna's first real soccer experience. She was on a team with other Pre-K girls from her school and they were in ...

June 3, 2014

2014 Reader Survey Results

Thank you again to those of you who took the time a few weeks ago to participate in my reader survey. There were close to 2700 responses and I appreciated the kind words, the support and the constructive criticism/suggestions/requests. One ...

May 27, 2014

AE | The Weekend Lens

Ah, a long weekend at home. The perfect opportunity for some backyard camping on Saturday night and practice for some potential upcoming camping adventures later this summer. We were joined by Aaron and his three kids which means all kinds of play and ...

May 22, 2014

The Phone Photography Project 2

Registration is now open for The Phone Photography Project 2 form Big Picture Classes. 28 days of photo tips, app tutorials, and iPhone awesomeness. Would you like to take better photos with the camera you always have with you—your ...

May 19, 2014

Wake Up Ali. We’re Going On An Airplane.

"Wake up Ali. We're going on an airplane." That's what I heard as Katie & Peter came walking into my bedroom last Friday morning at about 3:50am. But let me back up. I've known that Katie was up to something for the last week ...

May 14, 2014

Thoughts On Block Scheduling

Months ago, on one of our planning days, Katie and I started talking about the ways we could be more organized and productive with our time and energy during the working hours. We keep fairly regular work hours (9-5) even though we ...

May 12, 2014

AE | Supply Replenishment No.02

As we get back in gear around here (meaning I’m making more traditional layouts & completing Project Life® 2013) one of the things I thought would be fun is to share what products I’m purchasing from time to time. Here's a look ...

May 10, 2014

Go Outside & Take A Selfie & Day In The Life | New AE Products

I've been busy around here. That good, sit-at-my-desk-and-get-something-done kind of busy. Here's a look at the five or so new products from me that have come out over the last two weeks. First up is a set of printables (includes individual PNG files + ...

May 7, 2014

Yesterday & Today Self-Paced Workshop Now Available

I'm super excited to bring back and make available one of my most-loved, content-rich workshops Yesterday & Today. Where do you begin creating with photos from generations past? What do you wish you knew about your parents when they were growing up? How do ...

May 5, 2014

Day In The Life This Thursday (5/8) | Want To Play Along?

I was thinking last week that it's been way too long since I last did a Day In The Life. Actually it was last June to be exact. Last year (2013) I started the year with the plan that ...

April 30, 2014

Around The Office | Spring 2014 Update

Ah, the office. Some of you have been wondering silently and some have been asking in the comments here or on Facebook "what about the office update?" Maybe I was waiting for it all to be perfect, even though I know it will ...