Monday, September 3, 2018

City Museum Day

The whimsical architectural designs evoke the playful nature of young and old alike.  From the moment you walk up to the entrance you are walking into another world.

11 stories of winding tunnels, multi level slides (including a 10 story one!), giant ball pits, a rooftop with a ferris wheel and bus that hangs over the edge.

My favorite level was ocean-themed with a giant whale slide and aquarium and 2 story tree house perfect for climbing.

The museum stays open until midnight so it makes a great spot for a date night.  Make sure to bring cash so you can park in the museum lot right on the property. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Young Living


If you have been following along for some time, you would have noticed a large gap in time in posts here.  *crickets*  Many reasons come to mind - 2 cross country moves, day job changes, 1 baby later and a major car accident where I was hit by a drunk driver.  The later reason is why I must share with you the amazing oily goodness discovered along my journey.

A few months after my car accident a friend approached me about using essential oils.  She knew the struggles I had been having with staying above the wellness line daily.  She asked if I had heard about these oils and that I should give them a try. 

I am reminded daily that "...God works all things together for the good of those who love Him..." Romans 8:28.  The accident began a chain of events that has lead me on this daily journey to live a toxin free lifestyle.

The natural essential oils that I use are Young Living that are known for leading the world in high quality therapeutic grade essential oils.  These oils have been the best decision I've made for my wellness.  I love them!  And even my skeptic husband is now a believer!

Oils that I use on the daily:

Stress Away:  This is my dog's favorite oil!  Poor thing is terrified of storms and this calms him down.  Plus we love diffusing for vacation vibes at home.

Panaway:  My go-to oil of choice for my cranky lower back.  I use one or two drops with coconut oil as a soothing rub.  This also makes an excellent foot soak with Epsom salts!

Lavender:  What don't I use this oil for?  I'm a fair skin girl and I use this one with aloe when the sun is not my friend.  I love this one rubbed onto my pillow for a soothing and relaxing scent.

Raven:  Invigorating chest rub with coconut oil to open up the airways. We enjoy diffusing with the changing of seasons!

Frankincense:  #weareteamfrank 💓 this oil.  I use 1-2 drops on my face neat daily (after using a good cleanser).  It is no surprise this guy shows up in a lot of Young Living's skin care products.  Enjoy the calming effects of this oil during pilates or yoga.

Give me the deets you say?!  Ok so here's the scoop!

To get the oils, you become a "member" and receive a wholesale discount.  When you sign up, I do receive a commission.  It seems strange to share this with you.  However, I want you to know that IF you share and sign someone up, then you can receive a commission too.  You can never sign someone up and simply enjoy the wholesale membership with no strings attached.  

The wholesale membership appealed to me because there are no requirements to sell and no future purchase commitments.  The only requirement to keep your wholesale membership active is a 50pv order (approximately $50 order)…. in the next calendar year!  If you are like me, this is an easy thing to do when on a mission of replacing toxins in your home (and find yourself joining Essential Rewards to earn free points for more toxin free items for your family 😜).

What is Essential Rewards?  This is a completely optional monthly rewards program by Young Living where you can earn points for free products and free bonuses for your orders.  I joined Essential Rewards and I've been able to replace my beauty products, personal care items, and baby products with wonderful high-quality natural products.

Ok so how do you get your oils?

Sign Up Information
Here’s a step by step on how to join Young Living Essential Oils:
1. CLICK HERE to begin the enrollment process.

2. Select WHOLESALE MEMBER so you can get the wholesale discount. There are NO drawbacks to selecting wholesale.
3. My member number is: 2950522, use this in the enroller and sponsor spot, and THANK YOU!!

4. Choose the kit you want. {PS!! I highly recommend the Dessert mist Diffuser Premium Kit because you get to try so many oils – not in sample size, but real bottles – AND get an AWESOME diffuser, basically for free. You also can’t go wrong with the Thieves kit, makeup kit or the Ningxia kit either. These products are life changing! See details below}

5. If desired, add extra items to your order. I usually recommend that people at least add V-6 oil to their order for ease of diluting oils as needed. I also recommend Ningxia Red, any of the art beauty products, and Thieves Household Cleaner as awesome newbie purchases. You can enroll for Essential Rewards at this time {this is optional! If you are not ready, you can do it anytime you want. Great kits are offered at the time of enrollment}.

6. Once you have signed up, look for an email from me, and an opportunity to join our Facebook support group. I will also be sending free goodies that will teach you how to you use your oils!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Butterfly House

Wanting to challenge your photography skills? Moving objects and using natural light can pose it's own set of challenges.  A favorite place for me to shoot under these conditions is a butterfly house.  

Believe it or not this photo was taken with my phone at a local butterfly house. Most cell phones now have options to make adjustments for each shot in a manual type mode.  You can start honing in on your photography skills today simply using your smart phone.  Check out some YouTube videos for some great tips for either your iPhone or Android phone.  Check out this mesmerizing video on my Insta Page

What's your favorite location to shoot action shots?  Drop a comment below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Canvas Printing

I've been experimenting lately with canvas printing and I absolutely love it!
Canvas printing makes my photos look like paintings.

If you would like any of StudioHaus photos as a canvas print, please contact me at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Covered Bridges Adventure

(above: Everhart Bridge)

Winter is difficult and it gets tricky as a photographer to keep yourself entertained. I'm more of a fair weather gal so most of the time you can find me almost in hybernation during this season. However, as of late, I have become restless and decided it is about time for me to embark on a new adventure. I saw a brochure on covered bridges and decided that this would be a good journey for me to be on here in PA.

(train bridge, Harrisburg)

So far I have visited two bridges, the Everhart and the Bowmansdale (shown below). A recent snow came and what a perfect time to go and take pictures. I just had to stop and take a picture of the train bridge (above). I thought the snow falling made it look quite mysterious.

Out of the two bridges, the Everhart was my favorite. Below is the quote found inside this dreamy little bridge. And of course I walked through and made a wish!

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Year, New Blog

Most people by now have calculated their new year's resolutions but I'm one who is a little bit behind. I of course will add to my list to be healthier, lose weight, and save more money. However, I am adding to my list revamping the blog (as you can see has started with a new banner!) as well as goals for my shop to sell three times as much as I did last year. Hey, why not shoot for the stars?

It's always nice to have goals for the new year but how will I get there? This year for each goal I have I'm making it more specific. For example, I'd like to lose weight is very vague. So I put it into to perspective and say I'd like to lose 15 lbs by June (I'm already 2lbs down for the year!). Then, each week I break down into what exercises I will do such as three days of cardio and two days of circuit training. This method is helping me stick to a plan to get to my end goal. I'm doing this with each resolution and its helping me take each one day at a time. What are you doing to make sure you reach your New Year's goals? Have you already abandoned them? (No need to feel bad, I still have my Christmas tree up!)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway! A winner was randomly selected using excel from those who messaged me on FB or here on the blog...and the winner was ALLthangsOLDbutNEW2u. Don't worry, if you didn't win this time. When I hit another milestone of sales I will be doing another giveaway : )
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