Happy Birthday, my love!

By Annie Holland / August 20, 2013

I was really debating if I should publish this post or a different one as my “come back from the dead” ( aka. graduated-with-my-Master’s-degree-and-finally-have-more-time-for-my-blog) post; however, the more I thought about it, the more I felt like it is very appropriate. Most of you know that behind every great man, there is a woman who…

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History in the making

By Annie Holland / June 7, 2013

I have been working on a “secret” project with a very talented photographer, Jim Miller, who is also the owner of Desolation Road Studios and Desolation Road Photography , and I can’t wait to share. As it comes to “secret”projects, often they take a lot of time and preparation, so be patient and I will…

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Sneak Peek on Kalin’s MineCraft B-day party

By Annie Holland / May 17, 2013

I remember how excited I was when I was turning 10. Double digits! However, it was bitter-sweet for me, since that was my last birthday to be celebrated. At least that’s what my parents said for many reasons, I remember the next one I celebrated was my 15 B-day, when incidentally I found out that…

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Bittersweet photo shoot

By Annie Holland / April 19, 2013

I was beginning to worry that I am not going to be able to take any pictures of the kids with their grandpa because of the weather, but we were lucky. Yesterday felt like a real Spring day  and we took advantage of it to go out and do the photo shoot like we were…

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How to make the BEST Valentine’s day gift for FREE

By Annie Holland / February 14, 2013

I am not talking about balloon hearts, cutesy mugs, sugar goodness or love plants. This is all stuff YOU want to get. Now, ask yourself what would your love REALLY want and you’ll see the answer clear as day. I bet that any man or woman would die to have a fashion picture especially shot…

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Once upon a time there was a studio

By Annie Holland / January 15, 2013

Once upon a time, there was a little girl that loved to draw. And as they say, the rest is history. What is the best Christmas present you can give her, when she is all grown up but still hungry for art, still wanting to create so much that the house is smaller for her?…

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Goodbye, 2012! Welcome, 2013!

By Annie Holland / December 31, 2012

I remember my farewell post for 2011. How much different I felt about it and how much less excited I was about 2012 than I am right now about 2013. I thought, nothing could top 2011.I hate it when I am right about things like that. On the other hand, this was a year of…

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A wish

By Annie Holland / December 14, 2012

This post is not going to be funny, it’s not going to be witty, it’s not going to be clever or long.My heart is heavy with sorrow, my eyes are heavy with tears. I’m hugging my two children, I am bewildered how to talk about the tragedy that took innocent lives today, how to explain…

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The Casual Vacancy

By Annie Holland / October 12, 2012

This is exactly how I imagined JK Rowling’s comeback. It is a TRUE book that should be judged on its own merit ( I love HP books, if that matters). Once you clear your mind of any expectations about what this book should and shouldn’t be, you will find a rare and profoundly moving literary…

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Online Reference Service Presentation for librarians

By Annie Holland / April 23, 2012

For the past two semesters I had the privilege to work with an amazing partner on two group assignments, and I am very proud of what our collaboration resulted in. That is why I wanted to share with you  one of our new creations- a presentation on Online reference service, the target audience is librarians, but it…

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