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ABOUT

 

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I believe the Internet is an incredible tool that should have more GOOD than bad.  So I set up this space to do just that.  To build a community of people who believe in using the Internet for good, who want to CREATE an incredible life story and document it, and who believe we all belong to each other.

 

WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE:

**ideas and stories to help you create a better story for your family (hopefully without the guilt and anxiety sometimes attached)

**photo tips on taking the RIGHT kind of pictures to tell your family story

**stories of HOPE to uplift and inspire

**features on charities and business’s that make the world a better place to live in

**real life stories of real life people–to inspire better understanding, more compassion, and motivation to help make CHANGE

**living a healthier life in every aspect (spiritually, mentally, and physically)

 

If this resonates with YOU, sign up below to join this rapidly growing community of people who take action to spread hope and light and create the life they deserve to have.


MORE ABOUT ME:

My first, most important, and favorite job is teaching 4 little spirits how to be good people.

My dream vacation is a week on Lake Powell in a luxury houseboat.  I love Survivor, am terrified of birds or anything with wings, and prefer to spend my summer days on the lake and my winter days on the ski slopes.

I had what most people would consider a magical childhood with a few bumps here and there.  Couldn’t convince my mom to let me play tackle football so I ended up playing soccer.  I earned a college degree in History which at the time I realized was totally impractical for finding a “job” but I’ve always loved to read and write so it seemed like a perfect fit for me (that whole writing part is starting to pay off).  I also spent a semester in Jerusalem, Israel which changed my life.

My passion for photography is the PEOPLE, not the pictures.  The stories and the lives and the EVERY DAY moments.  Documenting life.  As it happens.  The good and the bad.

I spend most of my time mothering four kids.  Along with messing my children up mothering, I also like to read (a lot), camp (like, in a tent with no running water or toilets camp–I can’t stand campgrounds), boat (the lake is my soul food), run (exercise is how I drive away anxiety), mountain bike (except for when I crash which is unfortunately too often), and laugh.  Oh how I love to laugh.

I’m also a big fan of God and Jesus Christ.  I do my best to follow them and honor the sacrifices they both made on my behalf.

 

I was told this little space I’m creating would never last if I didn’t pick a “niche”.  But I like to talk about way too many things to “specialize”.  So I’ll talk about a lot of things on here.  Photography, God, exercise, food, life, family, health, addiction, and anything else I consider worthy of talking about.  Things that help me and that will hopefully inspire others.

 

Hope you’ll stick around!  We’re building a community of awesome people around here.  To stay connected, enter your e-mail and name in the sidebar on the home page!!

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  • Darci

    excited to be part of your communityReplyCancel

  • Great site! A welcomed find. I love inspiring, everyday life stories. Every life has a story to tell.ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Thanks so much Emily! I love everyday stories too. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone!ReplyCancel

  • paulette

    photo teacher and always looking for inspiring stories tied to photography, thanksReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Thanks for being here Paulette. Hope I can help a little.ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    I just recently found your blog. I am so inspired by it and you. I’ll definitely be trying to find a few moments to read your tips, but for now I’m eyeballing on these great book ideas you have put out there as well. Thanks for your time!ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Hey Heather,

      Thank you SO much for your kind words and for taking the time to be here! I really appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Kristie

    Hi Lindsay,
    I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog site. I love it and look forward to being a part of this community. Have a great day! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Kristie,
      So excited to have you here! Truly.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    I am looking for your post on losing the baby fat without diet and exercise. I walk 3 miles a day and watch what I eat but am not getting good results. I walk 18 minute miles 7 days a week but am getting discouraged. HELP!ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Hey Laurie,
      I’ve been a runner for a big portion of my life, but truthfully, I don’t really lose weight when I run. It doesn’t make sense to me because I burn a lot of calories, but for some reason, I just never lost a lot of weight (even when training for a marathon). It wasn’t until I did interval training (Insanity) that I saw my entire body change and lost all the baby weight from my babies. High intensity interval training (where you get your heart rate up, and then bring it back down, and then get it back up) is really effective in changing body shape, losing fat, and building muscle. Insanity is HARD, but so so worth it. For me, it was about SMART exercise. Not necessarily working out for a long time, but for doing hard bursts of shorter exercise. I’d also try some sort of weight training (either lifting weights or using your body weight) to build up muscle. The more muscle you have, the easier it is for your body to burn fat.ReplyCancel

  • I am so glad to finally find a site that I won’t have to worry about what kinds of pics will be there and I wish I could shove those pics up there, oh well thank God and this site for you.

    When I lost my husband then 4 months later my son the thing that meant a lot to me was the card signed by all the staff who were with my husband when he died. I still cherish that card. The one thing I would like to say is please don’t tell someone to just get on with life it’s been long enough. I think only if you have walked in their shoes you never know how they may be hurting.
    Sorry for being so long, and thanks for reading this.ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Sandi,

      Thank you so much for taking time to comment. And I am sincerely so sorry to hear about your losses. And whoever told you to just get on with life probably needs a good throat punch 😉 A friend of mine lost his son and he said the grief will last as long as love lasts. Forever. I hope you are able to at least find some peace and know that your husband and son are probably doing a lot of good things in heaven together.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Pedersen

    I just found your blog and it is so inspiring! ThanksReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Thanks so much Catherine! I’m glad you found it and thanks for telling me!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie

    Hi Lindsay, unable to sign up via your about section, could you ensure I am subscribed please? Your ethos and vision for your blog really resonates with me as I avoid most social media platforms – but happy to find you on Pinterest! Would love to contact with like minded people from around the world who want to make the world a better place, and sees themselves and others through the eyes of Jesus. Blessings from Australia, JackieReplyCancel

  • Diane

    I just wanted to say Lindsay, how much I have enjoyed reading your blog! I love, love, love pictures! your tips are easy to understand, and they make so much sense! I have a Dropbox account and I have been using your suggestions, I feel so much better now knowing that all of my photos are more secure!! thank you for taking the time to help us all out! was very impressed with your books, I have read several of them! Hard to find good Christian gals! Really do love your site!!Thank you!ReplyCancel

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