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The Day I Lost My Voice Over Paint Colors

For months, the striped duvet and shams in the Pottery Barn catalog wowed me and called me. When it comes to decorating, our master bedroom is at the bottom of the barrel. The dining room, living room, powder room, kid’s bathroom and kids’ bedrooms have always taken priority over ours. It’s just the way we’ve…

When You Don’t Feel Pretty in Your Family Pictures

Recently, I received an email from a photography client who loved the photos I took of her family, but…ummm…herself? Not so much. She went on to describe WHY she didn’t like herself in the photos and what specific action she needed to take to remediate that problem next time they take family photos. The funny thing is, I…

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  • JanaDecember 2, 2016 - 9:13 pm

    This is so good, Amy – and so true! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

I Am Woman

I am woman. Born from my mother’s womb. Bloody. Bruised. Breathing, bright and beautiful. Still in pain, her belly barren, Mama bowed low and bestowed upon me all names I’d ever need. Precious. Princess. Queen. Diva. Beautiful. Beloved Daughter. Born to bring light and life, dignity and strength, elegance and grace. I am woman. Yes. I am woman….

I Needed a Haircut to See Myself Differently

Three or four years ago, I started threatening my husband that I was going to cut my hair off super short and dye it blonde. I casually threatened and joked because I knew I wasn’t brave or bold enough to cut it all off. I casually threatened and joked because I knew my husband strongly prefers…

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  • Christine De LeonJune 20, 2016 - 10:21 am

    I appreciate the symbolism. Fear keeps us tied up and weighed down in what “seems” comfortable and practical, but it’s stagnant. It’s risky to make a change. But changes bring new perspectives and new growth and new life to make a healthier you…with healthier hair added in! Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie ArnoldJune 19, 2016 - 4:57 pm

    I’m glad I read this. I’m in the process of debating a major haircut as well. I think you made a great choice. You look so much younger. It looks great on you.ReplyCancel

  • LisaJune 19, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog from FB but wanted to comment and say how much I really LOVE your new haircut. It looks SO good on you! Also I love the perspective you bring about how it encouraged you to make other small changes or risks in your life. It is freeing when we have that knowledge about ourselves.ReplyCancel

  • Denise KormanJune 10, 2016 - 2:22 am

    I love your hair !! It is so flattering … And this blog is one of my favorite blogs…take a risk !!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy OlsonJune 9, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    You look Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jaimie West BowmanJune 9, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    This is awesome Amy!! I love how you looked deeper to see what that urge was about. It looks great on you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy JacobsonJune 9, 2016 - 3:16 pm

    Love, love, love it! I recently took 9 inches off and it feels awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Katherine BoyleJune 9, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    love it !ReplyCancel

A Letter to My Daughter as You Enter Middle School

Dear Elsa, You started middle school this week. 5th grade to be exact. I’m not sure where the years went, but here we are. You’re 10 1/2 and minutes away from completing your first week of 5th grade. I have some things I’d like to discuss with you before you get any bigger, before you…