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Early in our parenting days we had a LOT going on. We were barely sleeping, not making time to cook dinner, and it took a very bad middle of the night fight to realize we weren’t meeting our most basic needs. We definitely weren’t thriving. We were barely surviving. Amelia was a HARD baby. She barely slept […]

Knowing Your Basic Needs | Maslow’s Hierarchy

March 11, 2022

Couple looking lovingly at each other while planning!
Couple looking lovingly at each other while planning!

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It’s been awhile since we introduced ourselves. So we thought we’d take a moment, get a little sappy, and share our story. The Beginning We met through Marks older brothers. Mark SWORE he wouldn’t date Nicole. But the following weekend we ended up on 5 accidental first dates. We went on a REAL date a […]

Our Story: Surviving to Thriving

February 15, 2022

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Trust us, We know housework can feel overwhelming Something that can be overwhelming is cleaning, especially when you have kids running room to room creating tiny disasters… like little tornados. But that doesn’t mean as parents we are perfectly clean and tidy 24/7 too. Cleaning, chores, keeping up the house, having that Pinterest/photo ready home […]

HOME MUST HAVES | CLEANING EDITION

February 7, 2022

Family playing in their family room
Family playing in their family room

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January has been quite the month for us as we navigate into another pandemic year and prepare to grind towards the 2022 goals we set for ourselves last year (stay tuned for a blog post about why we goal plan months in advance). Since the month has brought some cold and also sunny days, we […]

JANUARY FAVORITES

February 4, 2022

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Today’s blog post is brought to you by Mark Pasternack and Florida sunshine. As beautiful as the Florida sun was that doesn’t mean that it comes without life lessons. We are always grateful for a calming vacation break, but we’re even more grateful for the challenges that push us toward a stronger marriage, business, faith, […]

Family Vacation | Islamorda, Florida Keys

April 17, 2018

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So, I started the journey to create my own company three years ago. But, life changed quickly, to say the least. This has been my dream for so long and I’m so excited it’s finally coming to life.  To honor the “real” start to my photography business, and a journey down memory lane for me, […]

honeymoon

December 7, 2013