Merry Christmas & Happy New Year / From the Westovers

Westover Xmas 2014 - Westover Manor Photography

Every year I wrangle my heard of cats kiddos, dress them up – kicking and screaming – in clothes that they don’t really care for and drive us out to the middle of nowhere to take photos. And every year my trusty ti-pod (or sister) just barely manage to get a shot of all of us in focus. And in all honestly, I LOVE it. I love how crazy my family is and how we don’t turn it on or off for anything. We simply are.

This year was no exception, but for some reason it was easier. I may have just jinxed myself, but taking photos this year was actually pretty painless. Maybe it’s because they are all getting older and are showing off their personalities more. Maybe it’s because the day and time and distance of the moon were just right… or maybe it was all a fluke. But whatever it might have been I am super excited to have these beauties as my art pieces this year. [Read more…]

Kitchen clean up – Part of the decide to thrive movement



Could anyone else’s cupboards use a good cleaning out after all the holiday cooking and baking?
Mine are looking a little cray cray right about now. With visitors (including the hubs) very kindly putting things away in all the wrong spots and lots of little hands getting into places they shouldn’t be; my kitchen needs some serious decluttering!

I’ll be hosting a FREE 5 day kitchen decluttering group on Facebook starting this Monday (12/1).
Shoot me an email at or drop your email address below to do it with me.
It’s so much more fun to declutter with friends, so bring some along with you.

I can’t wait to get this kitchen back into order with you! ❤️
I’ll go over the top 5 kitchen clutter zones. We’ll attack one a day and post photos of our success and hold each other accountable for getting the work done. Who’s with me?

Drop a comment below with your email address, or shoot me an email at to be added to the group.
And make sure we’re Facebook friends too. :)

just love