Wear it Wednesday | Faith, Fashion, and Creation Care

Creation Care ought be innate to being Christian, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Choosing to care for the earth and living being mindful is seen as hippie and defiantly not mainstream. Over the years, I’ve found small ways to be more mindful, minimize waste, and reduce our energy consumption. Being mindful begins [...]

Murphy, Jazz and Moose {Shelby Clarke Pet Photography, Montrose Colorado}

Murphy, Jazz and Moose's mom and dad won a 1 hour session and $100 product credit from a local Animal Protection League silent auction back when I first arrived to Montrose. We decided better late than never to schedule their session before I head out-of-town for California. These dogs were so fun, and each had [...]

Montrose, CO

It has almost been a month since we made the journey west to Montrose from Colorado Springs. I am happy to say that I think we are settling in quiet nicely. It has taken me almost a month to really put our home together. As an interior designer and artist, I tend to overthink placement [...]

Hiking the Crags

My life is in a state of completely unknown. Hubby is actively seeking a job, our 2 PT jobs won't pay rent for another month and we are now without healthcare. {PS hey congress go back to work please} The only things keeping me sane are my library books {Homeward Bound by Emily Matcher and [...]

2013 Colorado Springs Balloon Classic {clarkestudio photography- colorado springs photographer}

To celebrate us being in Colorado Springs for more than a year, I decided to share some of my favorite images I took at this year's Balloon Classic. Sadly the weather was not very agreeable for flying on Sunday, but Monday gave us beautiful clear skies and wonderful flying [and photographing] weather! Enjoy! After we [...]

Favorite hikes near Colorado Springs

All you have to do it drive through Colorado to know this place is beautiful. Earlier this month Mr and I hiked the Crag's, July 1 actually. It hailed on us for 30 minutes after we got started. This past week, I decided I wanted to hike it again. This time just Asher and me. [...]

When is it too hot for your dog? {summer pet care tips}

I was born and raised in Texas, like Houston, Texas...and if you have never been there it gets very hot in the summer (+100 degrees) with a boatload of humidity (average 78%). It doesn't ever feel cool unless you're in a pool or in front of the AC. So when is it too hot to [...]

Hiking Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs

Well, spring has FINALLY arrived. By finally I mean, it snowed 1.5" on May 1. So now that the sun has decided to shine and the snow has moved on {hopefully} I can get outside with Asher more often, get some exercise and some sun! Last week, Asher and I went to one of my favorite places. [...]