Just Shoot Me {Stephanie Jo Photography}
DIY Living room remodel
Saturday, August 04, 2018
DIY Living room remodel

A DIY Love Story Note to self:  When purchasing a home, please remember that taking on an entire remodel and having three children will equal complete chaos. I wish I had written that before we started closing on our first home.  Quite honestly though, our kids have been involved every step of the way and I would not have changed any of it.  Well, except major flus, almost third degree burns and getting infected by a water demon parasite (ya that happened) . This year has been anything but normal, oh but what a ride.Our home is a 2300 sq. ft. American Row House.  When we bought it, it has carpet, floor tile and horrible pumpkin peach walls.  We ...

Journey To My Kitchen-2
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
DIY Living room remodel

 excerpt from ch.2Have you ever been so overwhelmed by a moment that you literally have no clue what to do?  This is where I was. I had a constant sinking feeling in my gut, a weight of one thousand bricks on my shoulders, and to boot a blow horn in my ear that said on repeat “you’re screwed.”  Everything about this moment sucked. Everything. Scared.Shocked.Angry.  No, pissed.Desperate. At one point I asked someone if a person could experience all five stages of grief in one moment.  I have the answer. It is yes. I was pleading with God, I was angry at the world: Denial: No, this can’t really be happening. I am going to wake up ...

Journey To My Kitchen
Monday, June 25, 2018
DIY Living room remodel

Can I get personal with you all?  Well, I am going to.I started this year off believing grander things were going to take place.  2017 was not an easy year, honestly I cannot remember the last time that the whole year was an easy year for me.  2018 though, it kicked off the most challenging season that we have gone through.  In the midst of the most challenging parts God showed me how he wanted me to write about what it was that I was walking through.  He even showed me the picture of a kitchen with an island and said "that is your kitchen and that is your book that you will write" . The title that I was given was "Journey to my kitchen" and journey it has ...

How To Photograph Your Dog - Puyallup Washington Pet Photography
Friday, December 22, 2017
DIY Living room remodel

How To Photograph A Dog.1. Find an adorable pooch.2. Make sure pooch is well dressed3. Have a few assistants4. Have assistant (typically dog owner) place pooch where you want to photograph5. Have assistant literally leap out of the frame6. Lather, rinse, repeat 25 times.Meet Maudie.  She is the sweetest bull dog and also very excited about being photographed.  I brought my daughter along to this photoshoot and she was in heaven, I am pretty sure that my daughter was an added distraction as Maudie loves kids and loves being loved on.Enjoy these photos! 

Love isn't Perfect
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
DIY Living room remodel

Love isn't perfect.Love isn't perfect it isn't a fairytale or a storybook, and it doesn't always come easyLove is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go.It is a short word, easy to spell difficult to define and impossible to live without.Love is work, but most of all, it is realizing that every hour, every minute, every second of it was worth it because you did it together.-Unknown This wonderful family is one that God stitched together by hand.  I am so thankful I was able to spend this time with them.  They have become our friends and have truly brightened up this season for not only me but so many others.