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Vanessa Simpson

Vanessa Simpson
Vanessa Simpson A chaser of light and a catcher of moments. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Nevada, Reno, however, after working for over ten years as a map maker, she said goodbye to the 40 hour work week, and said hello to the 168 hour work week, aka motherhood. Vanessa also runs her own business as a professional photographer.

Traditionally Speaking

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I get stuck a lot on the fact that I am not very good with traditions this time of year. I always have big plans and then, POOF! It’s already the 24th and I am freaking out about everything.  Who haven’t I gotten something for? Did I make enough cookies? …

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Zucchini & Chocolate – Yum!

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Who is in zucchini overload right now? I mean, have you tried to do the old “drop and dash” with your neighbors or co-workers and you STILL have way too many zukes? I don’t think it would be summer if at least one of these bad boys didn’t get over …

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Packing a Kid Lunch You’ll Both Love

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It’s back to school, and while many families are already used to packing a lunch during the work week, I have sadly fallen out of practice doing so in the last six-plus months. Being home has allowed us so much freedom when it comes to eating when and where and …

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Camping, It’s In Tents

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My husband and I have been camping since the very beginning of our relationship. In fact, camping was how our relationship started. Our first tent was set up about a football field away from the ocean. We were just outside the lazy beach town of La Manzanilla located along the …

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