Changes: The Only Constant in Our Lives

It seems appropriate to make a big change to my blog/website as we enter the fall season.  Although this week it still feels like summer, change is in the air.  The evenings are a bit cooler and the sun is setting a little earlier each night.  Time to face the fact summer is ending.  …

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Under Construction: Be Back Soon

Please excuse the mess while this blog site is under construction.  Watch your step over there.  That pile of rubble might trip you up. F-stopmama is undergoing some changes and will rejoin the blogging world soon.  How soon?  Hard to say.  As soon as I set a date, then I’ll drag my feet on completing…

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Bloody Mary Saturday & Blog Catch Up

As I sat here this afternoon sipping on a Bloody Mary while reading through blogs here on WordPress, I thought I have slacked on the blogging front.  This is the first time in months I sat down to actually read through my favorite blogs that I follow.  I realized how can I expect anyone to…

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“The Trip to Echo Spring” by Olivia Laing

“The Trip to Echo Spring:  On Writers and Drinking” by:  Olivia Laing Non-fiction, 297 pages If you read my last book post, you might see a trend.  For now, this is the last of books about writing/writers. The basic premise of the book follows the author as she travels across the U.S. examining 6 of…

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“The Cafe by the Sea” by Jenny Colgan

This novel was a cozy, feel-good novel. I really enjoyed it. Perfect for a cold snowy night curled up on the couch with a cup of warm tea. The novel is mostly set on a Scottish Island, with a small close-knit group of people living there. Flora the main character has to deal with going back…

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Fall hiatus

Instagram has inspired me to take more photos with my cell phone, in the past something I avoided like the plague.  I enjoy the freedom that comes along with snapping a photo & instantly sharing.  Don’t get me wrong I love the creative editing process.   However, October was a busy family photography month for…

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Finally, I’m back & Weekly Photo Challenges (playing catch-up)

Maybe you have noticed my absence or maybe you have been absent yourself.  My last post was over a month ago!  Gasp!  What happened?  I was doing so well, posting weekly and then bam.  July happened, summer happened and here we are half-way through August. I wish I could say I was away on some…

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Simple Life Sunday – Give yourself a pay raise!

If you missed the previous post in this series click here. It was obvious, I needed to leave my lab job behind. However, with little experience in the photography/business field, debt to pay off and little to no savings, a plan was needed. The first things to tackle, my debt. This step would take the…

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Simple Life Sunday – Introduction

What’s the best place to start a new blog series?  An introduction of course!  Giving my readers an idea behind this series and hoping you will join along as it unfolds over the year. This is something I have thought about tackling for awhile.  A few years ago I had planned to blog about it…

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