Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This Sunday, I will be walking to Stop Child Trafficking Now. As difficult as it is to believe or even consider, slavery continues in many forms throughout the world. One area that has gotten more exposure lately is the trafficking of children, primarily for the sex trade. This is happening right here in the United States.
UNICEF estimates that child trafficking is a $12 billion dollar a year business with over 1.2 million child victims. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 200,000 American children are trafficked into the sex industry each year. As a mother, I can't bear to think about this happening to people. But not thinking about it won't make it go away. We have to take steps for that to happen.
Here is some additional information to consider:
Please consider supporting me in this worthy cause. Thank you!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Roots : ) Loved finding this tree.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I had to post this when I learned (via Beth Jansen's blog) that Tracy Raver was interviewed by Meredith Viera on the Today Show! She and her twin sister, Kelley Ryden, are fantastic and inspirational photographers based in Omaha, Nebraska. I'm so happy I got to spend a day working with and learning (a lot) from them earlier in the summer. I included the shots from that day in this post. Kelley and Tracy, congratulations on this recognition. It's well deserved!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Gypsy Blue Fall Line Is Here!
Some of you may know that I hosted a Matilda Jane trunk show in the spring. You can see a few photo shoots showing off the purchased duds here, here, here, and here.
Because I'm booked through September and October I won't be able to hold a trunk show this fall : ( If you'd like to purchase something from the new line, you can contact my trunk keeper, Ashlee Jenkins.
I plan on hosting a show in the spring and offering a special mini session deal, similar to what I did last time, so keep an eye out for an announcement on my blog early next year! In the meantime, check out all of the cute new things from Matilda Jane!