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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

Female photographer and camera in silhouette

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



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


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


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