Instagram Anniversary!

A year ago today, I decided to create a separate Instagram account for all my crafty adventures. I had no idea how fun it would be to focus on this one topic for an Instagram account! Things really took off once I started sharing my Happy Planner obsession! I was excited to find other planner … Continue reading Instagram Anniversary!



I captured these photos (and more) of Jake on Sunday. I loved how the lights twinkled around her. She loves the camera!!!   :)Thanks for stopping by!-JR

Top 10 Photos of 2013

2013 was a stellar year for me, photography wise. I learned so much in school about what makes a good photo, and how to manually use the controls on my camera. I practiced so much throughout the year, to get better & better. Oh the sacrifice!  ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are my 10 favorites. It was hard … Continue reading Top 10 Photos of 2013

12 Days of Christmas (Part 1)

Hello everyone! Only 1 week until Christmas... It's coming so fast! On Instagram (I'm @jenmanis), I am doing a little 12 days 'til Christmas countdown, with help from Rhonna Farrer's app for the numbers. I thought I'd share my countdown here.  So, here is the first half, days 12-7. Thanks for stopping by! Hope your … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas (Part 1)

Autumn + Birds

My mom always puts together fantastic seasonal scenes & I love photographing them! I wanted to take the birds' photos against one of her displays, & they all played along well! I have to get them prepared for upcoming holiday photos anyway, of course!  ๐Ÿ™‚ -JR

Autumn Days

This fall, I've been wandering around with my camera a lot, and I haven't been disappointed! It's always amazing to see the seasons in transition. Here are a few of my pictures from this season. p.s.- It's already snowed here twice! It's gonna be a long winter. I hope I can capture some of winter's … Continue reading Autumn Days


Happy mid-September! Things are pretty good around here lately & I thought it was time for another Instagram round-up.  ๐Ÿ™‚  These are just about half of the scrappy pages I made over the summer. They are just waiting to be put into some sleeves. I accomplished a lot of scrapbooking goodness this summer!  This was … Continue reading Insta-pics