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Reforming a Sentimental Hoarder: My Path to Freedom

We live in a 1,600-square-foot house. Since my 5 year-old daughter was a baby, I’ve plotted and planned our move to a larger house. While one of our reasons to move had to do with school, my main desire was to attain more...
by Dana McCranie
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My Three Favorite Photography Books

When I purchased my first digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera four years ago, I decided to invest in a few books. I really desired insight into both the art and technique of digital photography. And I’ve found a few ...
by Dana McCranie
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New Photography Gear Doesn’t Always Equal Better Photos

Last year I was fortunate enough to be taken on as an intern by two amazing local photographers. When I first applied, there was something in the description of the internship that really called to me. It said the mentors would...
by Dana McCranie
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Remembering My Dad Through the Little Things in Life

When I was 5 I had a boyfriend named Todd. There are just a few things I remember about him. He had brown hair and blue eyes. His had lost his two front teeth and he had no idea how to tie his shoes. The reason I remember this ...
by Dana McCranie
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Stampers’ Sampler Take Ten: Why Every Stamper Should Pay Attention to This Magazine

When my love for rubber-stamping and card-making first developed, I had no idea there were magazines dedicated to this craft. It was such a new idea to me and I found myself constantly amazed at how deep and rich this art form ...
by Dana McCranie
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Facing Kindergarten With Tie-Dye Therapy

The year I turned 30, I decided to head off the emotional breakdown I saw coming at me like a train in the distance. I planned trips with friends, they threw me a rockin’ ’80s party and I got in shape. I spent most ...
by Dana McCranie
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