Put your hair up, mama!

So I had a pretty bad day this week. I was cranky, hot, exhausted; I felt ugly and fat and didn’t have the energy to handle little life matters that kept coming up. So I spent the day angry-cleaning my bedroom and bursting into tears whenever something went wrong, which seemed like every 5 minutes,…

The Cabin

Out of the two tiny houses I photographed, the cabin was my favorite! Rescued off of a pivot, the outside is the original frame, and the beams inside are cedar logs that they grew mushrooms on to give it a real rustic feel. The front door is an old door off of Bloomingdale’s NY, and…

the “She Shed”

I had the opportunity to photograph other peoples hard work this past weekend. My husbands aunt and uncle have taken a couple of unwanted sheds, loved on them, and turned them into beautiful works of art! And this is their payoff: From behind the lens, XOXO

To new mom’s…

​Dear sweet mothers to be, after the little one is born and people start asking the bewildering question of whether or not you think his or her hair color will stay the same, here’s something to remember that could possibly help you in this situation so you don’t just sit there with a deer-in-headlights look…

Welcome to CBSA (Compulsive Bargain Shoppers Anonymous)

Hello, my name is Samantha Thomsen, I am a compulsive bargain shopper and I am ready to admit I have a problem. Seriously guys, I can help it. Those little red tags speak to me in a way only other CBS sufferers would understand! The struggle is so real at times, it’s like things fly…

The Rut, and 30 Ways to get Out of it.

Nothing kills mine and my husbands happy-marriage-vibes quicker than dull, unimaginative, non-creative, doing-the-same-thing-over-and-over-again ROUTINE! Shocking, I know. And I know that there is much to be said about the positive effect routine has on ones life, but let me take a moment and shine a little light on why it is also a ruthless murderer,…

a Glimpse of Today, which is Monday.

Don’t let the cuteness of our little darling fool you, she has been quite the grump today. I’m hoping the nap she is now taking on my arm will help improve her mood, if not, Lord help me, and send Jeff home early! This little girl makes me so proud and happy to be her…

Meet the Thomsen’s

Hello! We are the Thomsen family! the 3 of us are: husband Jeff, wife Sam, and daughter Ava. This is the story of our life β™‘ Jeff and Sam met in 2011 at a mutual friends home. He thought she was the most beautiful girl he’d ever laid eyes on, and she thought he was…