• Last Friday, one of my best girls and I shrugged off all our responsibilities — you know, like seven kids between the two of us and a million job responsibilities and without a doubt, a ridiculous amount of unfolded laundry we should’ve been attending to — and headed to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, for a much needed Girl’s Trip to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Yes, it was worth the drive and no

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  • I’ve been thinking a lot about fairytales lately. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about how there’s really no such thing as a fairytale, if there’s not a villain.  Cinderella had the wicked stepmother and evil sisters who made her life a living hell;  Sleeping Beauty had Maleficent to contend with; Snow White had the wicked queen trying to murder her because of jealou

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  • I remember the first time I met Mandy Ferguson Kraft as if it was yesterday. But then again, I imagine anyone who has ever met her would say the exact same thing. Mandy was someone you noticed.  Sure, she was gorgeous with her dark skin and dark hair and those long, dark eyelashes that she perfectly manicured with her safety pin and Q-tips, but it wasn’t just that.  There was something about

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  • A new year has begun and we are so excited for what 2017 will bring, but first, I thought it would be fun to look back at CC and Mike’s Top 10 Lifestyle Blog Posts of 2016. 1. A Letter of Forgiveness to the Man Who Tried to Murder My Mom – On Sept. 16th, 2016, I sat down and in 30 minutes —with a lot of tears shed—, I wrote a letter of forgiveness to the man who tried to murder my moth

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  • OK so it’s a big day.  I get it.  I’m sure we will all be inundated with nothing but doomsday Election Day coverage in our news feeds and I don’t know about you, but I just need a break from all the seriousness.  So, I give you “Miller Musings,” a random collection of crappy iphone photos I’ve been taking along with stories I’ve been jotting down in my pho

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  • Ah Halloween.  That blessed time of the year when kids get to dress up like Batman, or Cinderella, or a freaky skeleton, or a zombie from zombie apocalypse, while running around neighborhoods terrorizing houses, ringing doorbells 537 times and screaming “TRICK OR TREAT” to get candy that will hype them up and make them act like absolute lunatics.  Doesn’t it just sound heavenly?

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  • I photographed a wedding two weeks ago and as I spent hours editing pictures last week, I realized something - I have photographed nearly fifty weddings. Now I'm not saying that being a wedding photographer makes me an expert on marriage, but I am saying that the almost 14 years of marriage I have lived and fought through have afforded me the right to at least speak on the subject matter;

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  • To the man who tried to murder my mom, on Sept. 16, 1990, I was ten years old in this picture. That was the last birthday I had before you impacted my life, forever.

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  • Wait.   What just happened? All the sudden my social media is full of sweet 1st Day Of School pics and I’m wondering, “Where did the summer go?” NYC public schools don’t start for another 2 weeks. Don’t hate. We didn’t get out until June 28th. The freewheeling, stay up ‘til midnight days are winding down, evidenced by forms in my mailbox and an inbox stuffed with information about school events, a

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  • BACKGROUND STORY: I was raised in McAlester, Oklahoma and I went to a small - and by small I mean absolutely tiny - Christian school associated with my dad's church from pre-K to 8th grade. My 8th grade graduating class had 8 people in it. Yes, you read that right I said 8 people, as in EIGHT.

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