Holidays · Mom and Me

Mom and Me

I’m starting a new feature called Mom and Me!  Kind of corny but why not?   Things we like to do, places to eat, memories made, etc.  

Recently my mom and I went to the At Home store.  We LOVE that store.  When we do go, which is usually twice a year, we spend at least two hours looking at everything!   I always end up taking some quick pics of my favorites.  And we always walk away with a Christmas ornament or two.   

Here are a few of my favorite Christmas items…  love the shadow box and wonder if I could actually make something like it?  

Creepy clowns?   Not sure what they really are to be honest. LOL

A great couch I loved and some homewares. 

Love the picnic bench here.  

My mom and I always have a great time together, and we really do love the AT Home store.   

Until tomorrow, LAF

Arizona · photography · Places to Visit · quotes

Happy Sunday!  

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. Marla Gibbs



I love photographing butterflies, they are so different from one another and great practice for macro photography.  We are lucky in Arizona in that we have quite a few places to find butterfly houses.  There is Desert Botanical Gardens, The Butterfly Wonderland, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohona Chul (I believe) and Flagstaff Arboretum.  


All of these locations vary, in when the butterflies are in attendance, throughout the year and type of butterflies housed within.  The only one that has butterflies throughout the year is Butterfly Wonderland.  All of the butterflies in this postwere taken at the Desert Botanical Gardens new pavilion.  



Until tomorrow, LAF