Always one of my most popular annual offerings, don’t miss out on my two (yep, two!) 2015 Calendars. There’s a pretty nature calendar, filled with flowers and trees and clouds: And a rustic country calendar with farms and hay and windmills: I love to give these as gifts during the holidays. To teachers, my friends, […]

I don’t bake. Have I mentioned that? I can cook like nobody’s business, but I’m more of a cookie EATER than a cookie MAKER. Seriously. But I do love me some apple stuff in the Fall. Even if 1/2 of my family does not (harumph). This was floating around Facebook for a week or two, […]

  • Barb - THANK YOU for this! It looks easy and awesome. And YES, I can completely relate to 4:30 dark, 5:30 pajamas, and wanting lights out at 7:30. It’s 4:50 right now and it feels like midnight. At least I have a few Christmas lights up.ReplyCancel

If you’ve followed along at all, you know that our 2014 started out like a big old plateful of crap on a cracker. But if there’s anything good to come out of bad times, it’s appreciating the good ones. And I am WOEFULLY guilty of taking the good times for granted. My friend Cathy has […]

  • Elizabeth - Looks great, Lisa. Love the contrast provided by the black. Here’s to finishing (always my problem).ReplyCancel

  • Liz - Thank you for sharing! I am inspired to do this.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I think I’m going to do this this year as well! If not make an album, I’m at least being mindful to record something I’m thankful for each day.ReplyCancel

This is Dakota. She’s 9 and Mother of the two hooligans. As you can see, that mothering instinct never goes away. Her human mom tells me she does this all the time, taking care of her (now grown) pups: Meet Elway. He’s 7: And his sister, Belle. This shoot was all about this sweet girl. […]

  • Carley - Great work Lisa!! Thank you so much for capturing our pets’ lives! :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy - OH, they are beautiful! I’m still crying though. I love the three looking up.ReplyCancel

  • Addie - Very sweet, love labs!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Henson - What sweet, sweet photos. Hugs sent to them-tough times when our beloved pets are ill.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - Oh my, what beautiful photos!!! This post brought tears to my eyes. Our sweet pets bring so much love to our lives. I know her owners must be so grateful to you for capturing this.ReplyCancel

You know how you go looking for new images for the frames you’re hanging on your new family gallery wall…and you come across one you love so much you not only have to print it, but decide you need a larger frame for it than you have now, and oh – we should get that […]

  • Amber - Yes! It’s like some sort of photographic version of if you give a mouse a cookie.ReplyCancel

I thought I was pretty techie. Pretty slick. Pretty with it. I was wrong. In the OLDEN DAYS (as in…last week), I would occasionally hook my iPhone to my laptop and use Lightroom to import my photographs. It worked fine, but I had to remember to do it, didn’t do it often enough, blah blah. […]

  • Kelly - did you know you can do a massive “delete all” in your inbox? You can. ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Kelly, EEP! That scares me. I actually just ignore the count – that’s the glory of Gmail!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Been teaching that Dropbox trick in Phone Photography Project the last two rounds…it’s a good one. But what I’m really here to say: YES!!! Someone with more unread mail than me. Ha. I get heckled here a lot because I can’t seem to keep my messages under 2500 most of the time… I mean I could, but it’s so much easier to just read the important ones and deal with the rest… never. (I know, I know, I really oughtta deal with it soon)ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - Elizabeth – I just ignore it. I love that I can search gmail for anything so I don’t look at the count – haha!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Henson - I love this post! I have dropbox, since I had an iphoto issue on my mac. We thought Dropbox was a great idea to organize and back up my photos. But I didn’t even know the tips you used here. :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Bill Meehan - other than one by one is there a way to delete all photos from iPhone ?

    • Lisa - Bill, not that I know of – maybe someone will chime in!ReplyCancel

  • cathy - Okay, I’m doing it. It says there are about 700+ images to go.

    You know the way I always did it was to just plug my phone in once a day an import the images to iPhoto. But I guess in this way, they will all be in one folder, right?

    I pay for DropBox every month because I need a ridiculous amount of storage space (videos from Cole’s concerts are in there and they are HUGE) and I used it to transfers stuff to my iPhone as needed. I’ll give this a whirl and see what happens. : )ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - Cathy, yes, all in one folder. And I read that apple wasn’t going to support iPhoto anymore?ReplyCancel

      • Diane - Im a little confused as to why you wouldn’t just use iCloud and Photo Stream. I am doing this and works great with PL. Isn’t iPhoto an Apple program?
        Am I missing something that makes Dropbox a better option? Thanks so much for you tips.ReplyCancel

        • Lisa - Diane, I tried iCloud when I got my new iPhone, but for me it came down to being limited to iPhoto to use it. I LOVE the ease of accessing Dropbox like an offsite external drive via any program I want (finder, lightroom, bridge, etc.). But I’m sure it works great if you love iPhoto – amazing that technology gives us so many options now!ReplyCancel

          • Diane - Thanks heaps Lisa. Yes, I just use iPhoto.

  • Tanya - Question: does using Dropbox cause any change/decrease in photo resolution/size/etc?
    (I remember the ole smugmug days, they took your photos, decreased resolution or whatever they did, then when you needed the original back, it wasn’t available in original format…something like that!)ReplyCancel

  • Chris H - My biggest question is, I don’t want ALL the photos I take on my iPhone to backup, just the ones I choose. Because, you know, I don’t need all 45 selfies I take for the one acceptable profile pic…ya know?

    How can I set that up?ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - Chris, if you delete the unwanted ones before you hook up to wifi, they won’t be there to upload. Or maybe turn off the background upload until you’ve culled, then switch it on?ReplyCancel

  • Sandie - Did you know you can also set up the Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox to be a watched folder in Lightroom? That way every time you open Lightroom, your photos will automatically be imported. I set it to MOVE my photos onto an EHD into a folder called Sort. Then I periodically go in and move them into my folder hierarchy. That way I can maintain my free Dropbox account.ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - Sandie, that is SUCH a great tip! Going to set that up!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Be careful ~ my dropbox is maxed out and they want me to PAY them money. Can’t do that. This is a great idea but I’m skeptical.ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - Melissa, yeah, all the good things cost $$, right? Totally worth it for me – love the ease and the safety aspect of it (offsite storage).ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - I’ve been using Dropbox for a couple of years…weird thing is I could have sworn you were the one who turned me onto it.ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - Ha – not me, but I’m always happy to take credit! ;P LOLReplyCancel

  • Kim L - This is great – thank you! Now once I figure out that Lightroom folder structure thing, I’ll be on my way!!ReplyCancel

Because I’m the most boring person on the planet, I eat pretty much the same thing for lunch every day: A salad made with spinach, snap peas, tomatoes, carrots, pecans and grilled chicken. And if I did weight training in the morning (as I did this day), a hard-boiled egg. A friend mentioned she’s pressed […]

  • Katy - This recipe sounds a lot like speidies from upstate New York. Loved those. ..yummmyReplyCancel

I vividly remember the first time I had PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps. It was a girls’ night with my friends Kelli and Renee, and OMGAH. Then we moved to Erie, which was PF-Chang’s-less, so I went without for a few years. Then I discovered this ridonkulously simple recipe and now my life is complete problem […]