One of my favorite childhood memories is of my mom reading books aloud to me and my siblings. Before I came along, my mom was a first grade teacher, and I think she has a gift for instilling a love for reading in children. She took us to the library every week, and every day after lunch, we had “Quiet… Read More
I know it’s been quiet around here and the reason for that is because I started a photography business! You can see my work at my website, Hannah Israelsen Photography, and if you’d like to follow my photography account on Instagram @hannahisraelsenphotos or like my Facebook page @hannahisraelsenphotos, I would appreciate it!
You guys. This is my grandma’s caramel sauce recipe, and it’s amazing. It only has three ingredients and it’s incredibly easy to make and it’s delicious. Like try-not-to-drink-it delicious. Growing up we often drizzled this sauce on banana splits or dipped apples in it. Recently I took the caramel dip and a fruit tray to a party and I was… Read More
Those of you who know me in “real life” probably know that I am so not a chef! I cook when I have to. The end. Once in a while I enjoy cooking but only when I’m in the mood and that doesn’t happen too often. I struggle because I am such a loser at planning ahead! As in, I’m… Read More
Starting our new life in our little apartment in Arizona has made me feel like a brand new bride all over again. It feels like a blank canvas and I love being creative and planning out how I want everything to look! In our first four years of marriage we lived in my husband’s grandparents’ basement apartment. We loved living… Read More
Sometimes I have spontaneous crazy ideas…and sometimes I think it drives Shawn nuts…but lucky for me, he often goes along with it against his better judgment! This time, my crazy idea was that we should take a detour through Bryce Canyon National Park on our move to Arizona. Neither of us had ever been there before, and I just couldn’t… Read More
For the first four years of our marriage, my husband and I have been living in Utah, in the same town where we both grew up. Those years have been great, other than the infertility part, but still, we’ve grown stronger and closer together and those first four years have really shaped us into who we are as a couple…. Read More
I’m an art teacher, and over the summer I had to move everything from my old classroom into a trailer/portable classroom (a small building outside the main school building). I wasn’t too thrilled about that at first, but in a lot of ways it has turned out to be a really good thing! It forced me to start over and really… Read More