Beautiful on the Outside,Relationships

A Sweet Family Portrait

I love making people feel beautiful, both inside and out.  I love sharing my talents with others.  It’s a beautiful bonding experience.  For me it’s more than just dressing someone up and snapping some pics or redesigning a space for someone.  It’s creating a masterpiece with someone and for someone.  It’s an opportunity to spend time with a person, get to know them, look at them, study them up close and really see all their gorgeous qualities. Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Reaching Out

Creating Art with Meaning

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I have really exciting news to share!  The My Daily She team is growing!  We’ve got two lovely ladies that are coming on board.  Say hello to Jenny Hansen Lane! She is a beautiful, very talented Artist, Photographer, Writer, Mother and Wife, who truly loves people and serving them with her time and talents.  Living in Lexington Kentucky, she will be assisting with interviews, photography, editing, and marketing.  I am so grateful to have her as a new team member!  Stay tuned next week to meet another new team member.  Take it away Jenny!

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Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

Window Boxes To Die For

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I know, right?!  Window boxes are amazing and magical.  I’m normally a very decisive person!  It’s true.  But there are two things in the whole world that make me very indecisive… desserts and flowers.  I pretty much love all desserts and sweets, but this post isn’t about sweets.  Today’s post is about flowers!  I love flowers and plants so much and I am always looking for ways to add more to my house and yard each summer.  So I need your help!  I’m trying to convince my hubby (Nate) to put up window boxes on the front of our house.  If I get a ton of comments and support, maybe that will help him say yes to the idea…   😉   so keep reading… Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside

Solve For Happy

I’m juggling a lot right now, so today’s post will be a quick one.  I’ve been able to interview some amazing women recently and I can’t wait to share their stories with you!

Like many of us out there, Nate and I are a two income family and have the worries that come along with a mortgage, school loans, medical bills, etc.  Sometimes when we get to the end of a busy day or a busy week where things just didn’t work out the way we were hoping, and we’re tired and frustrated, it can be tough to say, “I’m happy.”

Nate came across an interesting approach by an author who attempts to “engineer” happiness.  The author, Mo Gawdat (a Chief Business Officer at Google [x]) states that happiness is not determined by what life gives you.  Rather, it is determined by how you feel about what life gives you.  Happiness is the peace and contentment that comes with feeling that life is okay.  While “fun” (a distraction from what life gives you, when the brain stops thinking) is the modern substitute for happiness.   Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Making HerStory

Difficult Pregnancies… But Worth It!

Did you have an easy pregnancy or a difficult pregnancy?  Mine were horrible!  I was ill the entire nine months during both of my pregnancies… but I came out of it with two beautiful boys! Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Parenting

Family Photos

Ok, let’s be honest.  How many of us really like the family photo experience?  It’s almost comical when I arrive for a family photo shoot.  Without fail, at least one of the kids is upset and the parents are stressed.  I put on my smile and begin to capture “beautiful moments.” Ha!  And you know what?  My own kids pull the same thing on me when I’m trying to take a photo of them.  If you asked my husband and boys what hell is like, they would definitely say: a family photo shoot that goes on for eternity.  I, for one, enjoy photographing other families, but taking photos of my own family is another story… especially when I have to set up the shot behind the camera, set the camera timer and then run to my position in the shot!  ARRGGHH!!!  I wish I had a video camera recording us during these “precious” moments of family time.   Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Reaching Out

Connecting Creative Women: Inspirational Conference for a Cause

I believe everyone deserves a chance…  A chance to learn, to grow, to find a voice… When we take action to pursue our dreams and passions and then share that journey of discovery with others, we demonstrate that it can be done! That challenges can be overcome! That goals can be achieved and that dreams can be realized!  Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Celebrate

Gift Ideas For Mom

If you’re anything like me you love gifts from the heart.  I prefer giving and receiving gifts that are more interactive.  A gift of one’s time comes across as thoughtful and genuine.  I was thinking of doing a mom’s DIY for today’s post, but decided to change it up and think about not what my kids can do for me, but what I can do for my mom… Read More »

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