Friday Round-up | Long Island Family Photographer

We took the tree down this morning and stored away all the decorations. It feels nice to have our living room back again. A clean slate, just like the new year. New Year's Day has become one of my favorite days of the year. Maybe my very favorite. I love the new datebooks, the new calendars, the intentions set, the possibilities ahead. It's a very motivational and meaningful time of year for me.

With that said, I have some links to share - a few related to the end of the year and the beginning of the new.

Some tips on how to manage your time as a blogger.

How to shoot with a rangefinder camera.

Tips on becoming a more confident street photographer.

A good guide on setting and achieving goals.

The workflow of a tour photographer - interesting!

An interview with the White House photographer.

I love the website Skinnytaste - here are the 25 most popular recipes from 2014 on her site.

I love this documentation idea!

Clickin' Moms' top 14 photography tutorials of 2014.

10 photography resolutions for the new year. I love this.

Best photography tips of 2014 from Click it up a Notch.

16 weeks of lightened up meals. I am totally going to use this post for meal planning!

I am so impressed with all these amazing sewing projects.

The best Christmas scenes in children's literature. I love all of these. Especially Betsy-Tacy.

These photos could have been taken on the set of Mad Men!

Locations from The Wire, then and now. 

The stories we tell. Love.

I cannot make you beautiful

15 Things to Stop Doing in 2015.

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I couldn't decide on just one word to focus on this year, so I chose three: Nourish, Believe and Love. I can't wait to see where they take me.

Wishing you all a magical 2015.