It's never too early to teach your kids about their Earth

Happy Earth Day!

We started our day with an early morning walk through Clinton’s beautiful Bickelhaupt Arboretum. We are so lucky to have this little gem in our community! I know my son Bennett has been learning a lot about plants at preschool this month so it was fun to take him through there and show him the many budding flowers. He told us all about how plants grow and we looked for bees and butterflies. A lot of people are scared of bees and I want to make sure my boys know that they are not so scary. As long as we respect them and give them their space, they won’t hurt us! That’s true with most things in nature.

I was thinking of ways that I could teach my kids to help take care of our planet and compiled a short list of ideas. I’d love to know your ideas as well, please share in the comments!

  1. Turn off lights when you leave the room.

  2. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

  3. Take a bag on your walk so you can pick up trash along the way.

  4. Grow your own vegetables. Contact the Ericksen Center in Clinton for information on our community garden!

  5. Recycle bottles, cans and paper.

The Lippy Life

A year and a month ago I made the decision to join SeneGence International because I fell IN LOVE with their products. I never ever imagined I would join a direct sales company, but here I am! My main passion and career is obviously photography, but I'll tell ya, this makeup side gig has been a blast. I've met some incredible women (some of whom I did photos for and will be showing up here in a few minutes). I've built a massive collection of SeneGence awesmeness, especially the LipSense. Ladies, if you haven't tried LipSense, get on it! I've never had a lipstick that I could put on and not worry about again. It comes in especially handy when I shoot weddings. The last person on a wedding day who should be touching up makeup is the photographer! Not only that, but what I really didn't expect, is the extra cash. I know, it sounds funny not to expect a business to make money, but I was most excited about the discount on products and connections with friends. Somehow, I, a self proclaimed introvert and totally un-salesy person, has managed to sell a crap ton of makeup and have a team of almost 30 people under me. It's hard to believe, but I am so grateful for this fun opportunity! 

And to mix these two loves was so much fun! Here are just 4 of the beautiful ladies on my team and along for this fun ride with me!