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The Big Picture Book Club

The Big Picture Book Club

Here’s the deal: 2016 rocked me a bit.  On the high notes were the birth of our third child (an especially important event after losing a pregnancy before him), working on some exciting projects, and getting used to the swing of three kids.  For the low notes?  The political scene…

Friday Friend Feature: Lindsey Winsemius

Friday Friend Feature: Lindsey Winsemius

Raise your hand if you are a bibliophile.  Or maybe you have that urge to write stories, and create characters, and research every last scrap of detail so that you can build a huge world for a reader to lose themselves.  Or maybe you’re that reader that dives head first…

Friday Friend Feature: Samantha Overway

Friday Friend Feature: Samantha Overway

What happens when you take a tattooed, momma bear that brings life to thrift finds, dabbles in cloth diapering, and is secretly a mermaid… then toss her behind the lens of a camera?  You get my friend Samantha, the photographer behind Adventures of a Tattooed Mermaid, and Augusta Rae Photography.…

Friday Friend Feature: Jessiana Arman

Friday Friend Feature: Jessiana Arman

Have you ever met someone and you instantly thought: Dang.  They are just COOL.  This was my immediate reaction upon meeting Jessiana.  The nuts and bolts of our introduction is that she’s my sister’s sister, so I lucked out in getting to know this Cali girl when our families got lumped…