10 on 10 March edition

    Welcome back! Ahhhhh, I happy to see February in the rear view mirror, and the days are zipping by toward my 42nd birthday coming up on the 1st day of Spring! This past month has been about being cozy at home with a few excursions out to the woods.

    Did you come my way via the lovely Lindsay Bergstrom today? Welcome!


    Thanks so much for stopping in! Click on over to see what magic Bethany Petrik has for us this month.

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    alana rasbachApril 10, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Um, I love everyone of these images. I just really really like your work. Succulents/plants?! Amazing. And the first image – is that a lensbaby shot? Each image here is stand alone.

    Ginger Ingley UnzuetaMarch 12, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Jen, I am so glad I saw this link. I love seeing into the world of others. Your life, your loves, your location. It all comes together in this unique and fascinating way for me. Something about that third image..wow. And the fog and the forest. I rarely see fog and it is mystical to me…love it. And the last one. Oh, goodness…you have a wonderful eye.

    Annie OtzenMarch 12, 2014 - 3:42 am

    uggg…your photos make me miss the Pacific North West so much! #2 and #3 are just stunning. Your kids seem so fun and someday I hope to meet your beautiful family too:)

    Heather Lindsey RobinsonMarch 11, 2014 - 1:23 am

    I saw these this morning but felt like I needed to come back and take another look before I commented. You see when I look at your photographs, I feel like each and every one is a treasure. I feel like I can not possibly chose the right words to adequately describe how special they are. So, I will just end here.

    Kristin HallakMarch 10, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    I love your eye. I know I have said it before but I will say it again… You have such a fun way of capturing life. I bet your kids have probably one of the coolest moms on the block. Be jealous other kids… be jealous. ;) But seriously love your work and the motion in the first frame = exceptional.

    Ali DeckMarch 10, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    Love these Jen!! You make beautiful art my friend. xo

    Breanna PetersonMarch 10, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    You make art out of every day reality, so good! (& happy almost birthday! )

    Bethany PetrikMarch 10, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    These are fabulous portraits, Jen! Definitely cozy. The river shot and the plants are spectacular.

    staceyMarch 10, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    These just ooze March to me. Love them.

    10 on 10 February Style

    Hello! Welcome to 10-on-10 February Edition! Those of you who came from Breanna Peterson’s blog, thank you for following the blog circle to me!

    Portland rarely gets snow. The last time we had a significant snow storm that stuck was back in 2008. So when we got several inches of snow last weekend, it was a novelty! The city more or less shuts down, as we just don’t get enough snow to have all of the equipment needed to deal with it… so everyone is snowed in more or less. We embraced the hell out of it, and had a marvelous family time. And man, was it a beautiful change of scenery!



    Now the snow is covered in a layer of slippery, crunchy ice, and it is slowly melting away. Thank goodness because 3 days was just right.

    Next in the circle is the wonderful Alana Rasbach! Please go have a peek at her beautiful life and leave her some love.


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    Ginger Ingley UnzuetaMarch 12, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    It’s so crazy for me to think Portland doesn’t get snow?!! You learn something new everyday right! Love these….makes me miss the days in NC and VA where we got a snow storm a couple times a year. It is fun for a day or so. My florida bones don’t do well with cold for too long. I love how the pops of color just stand in contrast to the white snow..and the mouths catching the flakes. priceless.

    kariFebruary 19, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    The fern fronds against the snow are gorgeous. Lovely photographs.

    Justine BoulinFebruary 13, 2014 - 10:39 pm

    your photos really make me wish is snowed here more. these are beautiful and so much fun! I love the 2nd and 3rd ones of your kids catching snowflakes. such a great childhood moment! xo

    Heather RobinsonFebruary 13, 2014 - 9:37 pm

    Jen, these are so fun!! I love the last few with them enjoying the snow as a tasty treat. Snow eating is my daughter’s favorite thing to do with snow!

    Annie OtzenFebruary 12, 2014 - 5:10 am

    I was living in Portland back in 2008 and I still remember that snow event so clearly. It’s always so much fun to see kids embrace snow. It makes it feel so magical. Your children are so beautiful and I can just feel all their joy in these photos.

    Katy TuttleFebruary 12, 2014 - 12:03 am

    love those kiddos <3 lovely, lovely, lovely…

    Breanna PetersonFebruary 11, 2014 - 5:39 am

    so much joy! I can only imagine the excitement they were feeling, & of course you captured it because you’re a rockstar :) these are all beautiful <3

    DeAnna McCaslandFebruary 11, 2014 - 2:24 am

    Love seeing your family love in your images Jen! You seem like such a great soul. I wish we lived closer so we could meet!

    Kristin HallakFebruary 10, 2014 - 11:10 pm

    So great! Love how there is always a fun lighthearted playfulness in your photos! :)

    Katherine HeiseFebruary 10, 2014 - 10:56 pm

    <3 You make me want to see snow so bad! The other day Amelie saw snow on a T.V show she was watching, she asked me what it was and I told her it was like frozen rain. She only looked at me sceptically, I don't think she believed me. Frozen rain, what a crazy idea.

    alpanaFebruary 10, 2014 - 10:32 pm

    Love that you are doing this, Jen! I love how honestly you capture your loved ones.

    staceyFebruary 10, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    These are so lovely. I live in snow country. Lots of snow and this year, lots of bitter cold. As much as I lament about our long winters, I do love seeing my kiddos enjoy the snow each time it comes down, as your kids are here.

    Missy DayFebruary 10, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Love the way you captured the way snow FEELS to a child. Magic!

    Alana RasbachFebruary 10, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    Of course I love all of these. We just got snow too!

    TraceyFebruary 10, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Love getting off of Instagram and coming over here and seeing your photos larger than a tiny square on my iphone! You capture “life” so beautifully. :)

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