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Giveaway | Share My Promo Video and Get Some Coffee!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK8nd95weQY   The best way to spread the word about anything is through personally telling people you know how EXCITED you are about it! So here's my new promotional video and I'm obviously pumped to have one more way to share my passion for birth photography even more with this area. (You can tell how excited I am by all the shouting and talking with my hands. Classic Jessica.) I really wanted people to have a chance to get to know me, and I think this video does a great job of that!   And I'd like to ask you for help sharing it!    I'm so very grateful for the overwhelming support y'all have given me since my business relaunch in the fall. Your gold stars and high fives have meant so much! I appreciate every comment and share and like. You guys are amazing! I have heard from numerous folks in the social media crowd how much they love just seeing my bright beautiful photography on a regular basis. And besides

I Want to Start a New BIRTHday Tradition

  Wouldn't it be adorable to sing the "Happy Birthday song" to every newborn baby? Mom and Dad and nurses and grandparents and whoever... all gathering around the precious new life and singing a song we usually reserve for the first "real" birthday.     Isn't the first day of our lives worth singing over? "Happy BIRTHday dear BABY! Happy BIRTHday to you!" And seriously, doesn't Mom deserve to eat that cupcake after all her hard work? That's what I thought

Recipe | Very Berry Rainbow Salad

{Alright you know how this works but just a reminder, any amazon links you see in this post are affiliate links. By clicking on them, you help me bring home some more bacon, at no extra cost to you! You don’t even have to buy what I’m blathering on about, but if you buy anything at all, you are helping support this blog and this business. THANK YOU!}     It could be the fact that Spring is kinda-sorta-maybe coming... or it could be the fact that I spent all Winter eating pasta. But whatever the reason, I'm really craving salads right now. This is the only salad my girls will eat. And by "eat" I don't mean "gobble up and ask for seconds"... I mean "have a few bites, mostly berries, sometimes tomatoes and feta."     The stars of the Very Berry Rainbow Salad are the berries, of course. But the other key players are cucumbers, tomatoes, almonds, feta cheese, and chicken (optional.) (Um don't forget the lettuce. Just

Local Event | Corning Library | Spring Book Sale

  Hey Corning folks! Don't miss out on some fabulous deals at the library's Spring book sale this week! It started yesterday and ends May 7. Here are the details from their website: The sale starts Saturday April 30 with a members only day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nonmembers can join at the door: $5 for an individual and $10 for families. Sunday May 1 hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday is 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday May 7 is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Discounts will deepen each day. The final day will be a bag and box day. Fill one for a set price. Cash and checks only, please. There will be more than 30,000 items from which to choose. From paperbacks to hardcovers and the occasional rare book, shoppers are sure to leave the sale happy. Proceeds benefit the Southeast Steuben County Library. The East Corning Fire Hall is located at 11873 E. Corning Rd.   The final day is always my favorite because there are

New Favorite Book | The Book Thief

{Alright you know how this works but just a reminder, any amazon links you see in this post are affiliate links. By clicking on them, you help me bring home some more bacon, at no extra cost to you! You don’t even have to buy what I’m blathering on about, but if you buy anything at all, you are helping support this blog and this business. THANK YOU!}   My friend and I were talking about books the other day. We frequently swap favorite titles. Anyways she used a phrase that I just ADORE and am totally stealing... she said that some books are like dark chocolate. They have a depth. You chew on them more. You savor the complexity. So... my set of Twilight novels? Junk food. Delicious junk food. There's a place for all kinds of reading! ;-) No shame in indulging every once in awhile. But back to the good stuff.. I couldn't get that phrase out of my head, and I want to share a really amazing "dark chocolate" type book with you today. I just finished it last