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Hey there! I'm glad you stopped by. Life is full of beautiful encounters and I share my favorites here, whether that be my latest wedding, random snapshots from my family, or some grand adventure. This is the place for me to truly let my pictures tell the stories they hold and my rambling thoughts to be let loose. So feel free to explore a bit, scroll through the archives and enjoy a little glimpse into life as I know it. :) 

Category Archives: From My Heart

Cultivate

cul – ti – vate v. to prepare; to loosen or break up the soil; to foster the growth of to improve by labor, care, or study; to refine to further  word of the year: 2014, 2016 -Mary Kate

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Austria // Four Months of European Adventures

SEE MORE: – Ireland (Part I) – Gaming – Ireland (Part II) – Adventures on Foot – Italian Cats – Cinque Terre –  Austria: 122 days visiting 16 countries and traveling via 137 trains, 61 buses, 10 planes, 10 boats, and 5 taxies. Austria: 80 churches, 27 cafes, 13 major cities, 11 castles, 11 bookstores, 7 markets,…

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Grammy // Plain, Simple and Constant Love.

 “For love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”  – 1st Corinthians 13:7 When I was 12 years old, Grammy, my mom’s mother, moved in with our family. Initially, all of us kids doubled up in rooms to open up a bedroom in the small house I grew up in….

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  • Cathy SchultzSeptember 3, 2016 - 6:01 pm

    Mary Kate, I have come back to this and reread it a number of times in the last month. It’s touching and beautiful and truthful. Thank you for documenting nad sharing it. You and your family have done so much in loving and caring for Grammy. We all appreciate it, and even though Grammy can’t always express her appreciation, the *true* Grammy–who still is alive within her– is grateful also, I’m sure.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine PercoskiOctober 6, 2016 - 4:00 pm

    Thank you Mary Kate for sharing . It IS difficult to read. It is obviously very difficult to live with every day. You and your parents and family’s love and support for your grandmother is so inspiring and so touching. Mother Theresa would have been proud of the way you have responded to this challenge. That is who I thought of when I read your account. Such love and selflessness is the ultimate example of following Jesus. I am impressed and so happy that Aunt Barbara has such a loving family caring for her.ReplyCancel

7 Tips to Successfully Run a Business as a Full-time Student

Learning to run a successful photography business is a challenge all by itself but learning to juggle the responsibilities of being a full-time student and a business owner at the same time can be especially challenging. To your professors, you are first and foremost a student and to your clients, you are first and foremost…

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The Best Homemade Ice Cream

I’ve had an ice cream maker for about a year and a half now but I’ve only used it a few times. It’s too big and bulky to bring to school and I spent most of last summer in Ecuador, so there haven’t been that many opportunities to use it. However, I brought it to…

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