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April Nienhuis  Photographer • Blogger • SEO & Social Media specialist Busyness is overrated. Slow down, live life and have a little fun. Enjoy the simple things.


It all goes by in such a blur. I listen as my friends talk about their baby learning how to crawl or their toddler saying the cutest new thing. That stage, those memories with my own kids, feel so long ago. Motherhood is the most bittersweet journey. I adore this stage that we're at now, miss the early days of baby snuggles and mispronounced words, and look forward to the years of teenager-hood (minus the mood swings, of course).

In our previous home, our view consisted of houses and trees, nothing else. But here we have a view. We watched as this storm inched closer, listened as the heavy drops pounded its way up the road, passing one neighbors house and then another until it finally reached us. There's something so peaceful about a summer rainstorm.

You know something's off when you don't buy yourself anything at Target, Whole Foods, or your favorite nursery. #ineedmoresleep

Anybody else struggle with sleeping well? The last three days I have woken up at around 4am and that's far too early for my brain. I need to start using my oils again. Any other ways to encourage good sleep?

If only they were still in season 😍
Can I just say that concrete floors make a 👌background?

This girl, when she puts her mind to something she gives 110%. 4 weeks ago, she couldn't swim at all. Now she's jumping off the diving board and grabbing toys off the bottom, 8 1/2 ft down. And every day she pushes herself to try something new. She constantly impresses me with her work ethic, even if it is cleaning the bathroom, because she goes all in.

I think I found where the Lorax lives today.

Sometimes you walk outside all chill only to dart back inside, grab your camera, run back out and demand the children to stand "right there". You know you've done it, too 😜

Favorite holiday? Mine is the 4th of July, tied with Thanksgiving.

Thank goodness this was in the backyard. Not sure I'm ready for the new neighbors to label me a freak as I roll on the ground photographing herbs 😂

Anybody else always finding themselves lingering in front of the floral display at the grocery store? These pretty ladies were tucked away in the back corner just waiting for me to save them.

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