Thursday, June 27, 2013

EAT. SLEEP. RECYLE. ~ Your Weekly Green

Ever think of saving rain water? Well, if you have not now might be the time to start thinking about harvesting rain water - Rain water that's collected is NOT for drinking or cooking but it's great to use for your garden, house plants or even bathing your pup - especially in times of drought.

An easy way to collect rain water is to install a rain barrel beneath your downspouts. You can purchase a  rain barre
l at Agway in Honesdale (they are available at most home-improvement stores) or if you are feeling handy, you can find instructions online to make your own. Look for a barrel with a secure lid to prevent kids and pets from falling in and install a screened cover to keep pesky mosquitoes from breeding. Sounds easy? That's because it is! 

Good luck with the rain!


I love this sleepy angel! Photographing babies is super fun and really rewarding. I get to watch them grow and I love being apart of their lives. Enjoy!

Friday, June 21, 2013


I am thrilled to share Ryleigh's newborn portraits! Ryleigh was a sleeping beauty the entire shoot. Her parents are awesome and I always have such fun with them! Enjoy!


Jovey is 6 months old! We took her portraits at The Mansion at Nobel Lane (which is stunning!) Jovey is such a beautiful happy baby girl and I am always so excited to see her family!

The Bates Family

I had the pleasure of photographing the Bates Family before their son left to teach abroad.  It was a awesome shoot on the Delaware river. My brother (in gray shirt) is dating Raynell. He was apart of the family portrait as well! Thank you for having me capture your family!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

EAT. SLEEP. RECYCLE. ~ Your Weekly Green

It's Summer and we all know that lawn care can be a big job, so this week we wanted to share a 'green' tip on how you can keep your lawn looking great.
Ever think about resetting the blade on your lawnmower? Well, setting the lawnmower blade at 3 inches helps the grass absorb more sun and moisture. Longer grass is better at pushing out weeds, eliminating the need to apply chemical weed killers. Cutting the grass higher also means the grass clippings are shorter and will decompose (and fertilize the lawn) more quickly.

Happy Mowing! 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pay it forward... The Gentle Arts

This time around we are thrilled to feature The Gentle Arts; Yarns, Notions and Gifts located at 1043 Main Street, Honesdale.

Even though I'm not a pro at knitting, I absolutely love going into The Gentle Arts. The owners are wonderful and helpful, taking the time to help you with your selection (that's the beauty of local shops). They carry the best variety of yarns and notions - organic, silk, bamboo - you name it they have it and there are also classes available for all skill levels.

If you find yourself on Main Street in Honesdale make a stop at The Gentle Arts or visit their website to learn more - - Either way, we guarantee you will love it!

Monday, June 10, 2013

EAT. SLEEP. RECYCLE. ~ Your Weekly Green

As most of you know I consider myself a little bit of a tree hugger and try to conserve and reuse both professionally and personally. With that being said, I thought I'd start sharing a few tips with you on how you can also make little changes...

Did you know that even changing the settings on your printer can help? There are around 240 million printer cartridges that end up in landfills every year. You can extend the life of your printer cartridge by printing in draft mode, which uses less ink. When the cartridge is empty, you can recycle them. We go to Stanton Office Supplies on Main Street in Honesdale to return our empty cartridges but other office supplies stores such as Staples do the same and you can earn rewards toward other ink cartridge purchases. 

Use recycled paper (it's really not that different) and think about what truly needs to be printed. For in-house documents, print on both sides. And every blank inch becomes scrap.

I love being able to share this info and keep this gorgeous planet thriving! Remember, anything you do can really make a difference!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Little Madisyn is one! Enjoy her one year portraits!