Welcome to Baby Making Machine 2.0!
Over the last seven years I’ve written about my baby making machine being off, switched on, back off, and on again. Now I have no idea if it’s off for good, or if there’s one more good run in me. I’m about 50/50 split right now. … But more on that later.
For the last several of months I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog, where it started, and where it’s going. My pregnancy journey has been a HUGE part of this experience, and though it’s not the main focus now, it still plays a part. So do my experiences as a wife and mother, career-woman and semi-domestic wannabe person.
One theme that’s remained consistent through all of this has been my desire to document my journey creatively so that I can look back on it with my family and enjoy it for years to come.
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back, everything is different?”
That quote by C. S. Lewis. perfectly states a big part as to why I do this. And hopefully, in the process it gives you inspiration for making your own memories last.
I’ve made some upgrades around here. For one, you’ll notice my navigation menu got a facelift. Now it’s way easier to locate certain posts or topics within my blog by selecting from the main categories. Featured are the 5 main focuses of my blog, and underneath I break it down into more specific topics within each category.
Making Beautiful Memories are my personal journals from TTC-contemplation to pregnancy, he says/ she says debates, and my favorite motherhood stories.
Making Strong Roots is where I share stories pertaining to our multiracial family, traditions and religion.
Making Moments Last is where I give you tips for photography, home videos, and journaling.
The Making a Cherished Legacy section has inspiration for documenting your lives creatively.
And Making Magical Memories has all of the fun lifestyle topics from Disney to DIY.
Oh, and one last thing. Notice that little symbol at the end of my new blog header? I asked a half a dozen people to confirm I wasn’t the only person who still knew what a movie reel was. When my 18-year-old sister passed the test I figured we were good to go.
This means I plan to bring a lot more videos to this space. I’ve already started doing this the last few months and I plan to keep them coming.
Last week I made a video to quickly share what I’m all about, and what you’ll get from me here and on my YouTube Channel. My husband even cooperated and makes an appearance!
I’m telling you, as much as I love pictures, I love video more. You can’t display them around your house like you can with photos. But nothing brings you back to a memory like a video of that moment. I want YOU to make videos. You won’t regret it.
I’ve been video recording and editing since high school, and professionally doing it since college. Now I want to share what I know with you.
It’s ok if you don’t have a video camera. I’ll show you how you can make short movies on your phone too. (Though I may have to get my hands on an Android to be fair to my non-iPhone users.) And other tips and prompts to get you going.
I’m planning to start off with a new video about what’s in my camera bag, and what lenses I use for certain situations. Then I’ll move on to a tripod demo, or my recommendations for movie editing. Of course there will still be our silly and special family videos along the way.
I’d love to hear topics you’d like to learn about. Let me know in the comments or send me an email. You can also subscribe to my youtube channel. It’s free and you’ll be the first to know when I share something new.
Whether you’re here for the stories, the lessons, or because you have nothing better to do, thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy the improvements.
What do you think of the new look? What’s something you hope to read or learn more about?
Tags: blogging, home videos, photography, videography
My Cannon Rebel T5i will arrive tomorrow! It has a video option, so I’ll be reading up/watching on the photo/video posts. Thanks for sharing!
Looking forward to seeing what all is to come with your blog. I am so scared of ever doing video I sure like to stay behind the camera as much as possible! Great new look to your blog 🙂
I am so excited about your new look and direction!! I am most interested in learning more about what my next equipment should be for my camera as I learn more and want to continue improving! All I have right now is what came in my kit. I look forward to hearing what I should invest in next. love you girl!
I forgot to mention – I am also quite interested in learning more about video editing. As a blogger, I think it’s going to be an integral part of what I’m doing – and you are SO GOOD AT IT!! Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got in store! 🙂
I love the progression of your blog. I’m looking forward to the video tutorials. We just went to two nice vacations and I have very minimal video from both. I always forget to capture video and then when I do I fear I’m going to run out of space.
I love the new layout of your blog! I’m looking forward to seeing more videos from you. We are also a multiracial family! Your children are beautiful!!
Wow nice look. I am interested in learning how to take better photos and editing them.
I’ve been loving the new look! Although, I’ve gotten my feet wet with YouTubing, I can’t wait for your video series to pick up some new tips and tricks.
I absolutely love how you’ve categorized your posts! I think your blog is beautiful and easy to navigate – so great job on your face life!
I really liked your “About” reel. The changes are great!
Every few years it is good to mix things up on your blog and give it a makeover. I think this will be very successful.
It looks awesome! I am looking forward to more videos!
I would love to see your videos, I am just starting out with my new dslr
Congrats on the blog facelift. Sometimes you need to rearange things so you know what you want to do next.
really nice story love to read it but i think you need to continue with your blog its look awesome and really nice stories ahead
I love the film reel and can’t wait to see the other new content!
Can’t wait to learn from you Jen….been following you from day 1…..I have a DSLR and I cant use it to save my life….so really hoping to learn some tips and tricks from you.
Hi from Australia! I love the new look blog and have especially enjoyed your Disney posts recently (I have got some great ideas for activities to try with my nieces). So far, I have been using the camera on my iphone to make books of my families vacations and big events. I really want to branch out and get a new, quality DSLR but not having much experience with one, I’m afraid I’ll spend a lot of money but then not be able to really do what I really want. I would love more simple tips and inspiration.