I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

a working portfolio

a working portfolio

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I have always loved photography. Even in high school, I took lots of pictures just for fun. And I grew up in a very beautiful place, so it was easy to find something to take a picture of. I think that's one of the reasons I went into journalism, because you tell the story through writing and through pictures/video. In the past few months I have had more and more people ask me to take pictures of them, and each time I want to show them some of the pictures I have taken to give them ideas for the type of pictures they want. And so I would pick out some pictures to email them and I thought, this is silly, I just need to have a website that I can send people to. And since my husband designs websites as a hobby... it was just a matter of him getting some time away from his busy schedule to make one for me.

I wanted a very simple design and logo. I like things very clean and clear so that the emphasis can be on the pictures. But I didn't want it to be boring either. And my husband can do some really cool things with his web design... so this one was pretty easy for him and didn't take much time. He usually does way more complicated things.

So here it is...

You can check it out here or by clicking on the button on my side bar. On the website I have some engagement pictures I have taken for people including my sister, who chose to use a picture of she and her fiance playing tennis for their invitation. And of some friends and their families. I decided on Green Berry, basically after a long process of picking names and going through which web urls were available. The three "berries" in the logo are for my three kids. I knew I wanted something personal representing my kids in the logo/design.

I will continue to update it as I continue taking pictures. It's more of a working portfolio for me right now. I plan to eventually add things to it like event planning for example. I discovered a love for event planning, after planning and organizing an event last year that brought in more than 1,000 people from the community and used more than 200 volunteers. So eventually, I will plan an event and then take pictures of it :)

And maybe my sister will get her way and I will open an Etsy shop and sell my skirts and other crafts. Right now I have to keep things in perspective because I have three little ones running around keeping me busy... but it makes me reassured that I will stay plenty busy when the kids go to school.

canning applesauce

canning applesauce

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