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Chicago, IL
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Teresa is a family lifestyle photographer in the suburbs of Chicago who is happy home educating her three children in the Christian classical education theory.

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Tiaras & Tantrums focuses on family, travel, photography, education and food. I offer photography sessions product reviews, travel reviews, education reviews and anything else I feel like writing about.

{Editor’s Note: I am VERY interested in doing more travel blogging. If you are putting together a blogger group for a client – I would love to discuss details.}

If you would like more information about Tiaras & Tantrums or are looking to have your product reviewed, please contact me at tiarastantrums@gmail.com.

Spring Photography Tips and Ideas

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As winter melts into spring . . . a bit late here in the midwest . . . nature will soon begin to bloom again and I can't wait to rush out and capture it.  I love to take advantage of the natural light and colors that appear in spring for unique photos.

Flowers are one of the first photographs I take in the spring. They seem to let us all know that life is about again. Flowers give me beautiful colors to capture. Here are some of my favorite tips to take great photos of flowers:

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Spotlight: Tania McCartney

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Sometimes all it takes is a bit of sunshine and a rare sense of humor to turn my day around.  A bit of art can also make me sit and enjoy a cup of tea for a few moments. That is why I have been a long time fan of Australian author, Tania McCartney.  Recently she has been illustrating and reminding me that creativity does not have to stop at one favorite past time.

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Building Women of Integrity

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This year I registered my girls for a girl's group and I signed up as a leader for this group {as well} of young gals. American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scouting organization for girls of all ages. And frankly, a great fit for our family.

American Heritage Girls or AHG offers a dynamic, Christ-centered scouting program for girls ages 5 to 18. AHG is dedicated to building women of integrity through service to God, family, country and community. AHG is unique in the scouting world because of its faithful adherence to Christian principles. Girls are enriched physically, mentally and spiritually through a diverse range of activities, community service projects, camping and much more.

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One Spring Day

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Monday morning I take my two oldest children to academy  and then the little one and I pop home for a morning of school and an afternoon of fun. I let her select what she wants to do on Mondays and she feels so special. I love the one on one time with her and she simply can't contain herself with joy. It is her favorite day after all.

I decided to add some fun to the day for her and some fun to the day for me. Naturally that meant a mini photo op for me. I was so excited because I had not had an opportunity to use my new lens yet. The sun was shining (sort of) and little girl had selected a park and a nature walk.

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Apple Chips {recipe}

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These apple chips are super easy to make and so healthy! Which makes it an even better choice. I really can't keep these apple chips in the house long enough. As soon as they are out of the oven and cool enough to eat, my kiddos gobble them up! Even my husband adores apple chips! These apple chips work best with a sweeter apple. My kids love the Gala apple chips best and I would have to agree with them.

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