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Paulette H.
I'm just a Midwestern girl with a mind full of stories. Vintage-lover, cat lady, and certified foodie.
Interests: These are as varied and changeable as the weather we're known for in Missouri! Some of them are: writing, knitting, cooking, and fashion. I have a daughter who is as erratic and creative as her mother, and a husband who is patient with us both!
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Hello everyone, It's been a fantastic year, and I am looking forward to a fresh start in 2015! As you've probably noticed, I haven't been blogging here on Typepad much lately. I have decided that I will now blog exclusively on the blog attached to my Squarespace website. Paying two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
One of my goals as I approached 40 was to start living my life in such a way that less is more. I've touched on this philosophy in prior posts, but I think at this time of year, it is especially poignant. I did a really good job of avoiding... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
Hey guys. It's been forever, right? I've been pretty busy building my photography business and I haven't had much time for blogging. I have kept up on my photography blog, though - so if you want to see some of my recent work, click here. Lots of pretty babies and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
I had the opportunity to photograph this wonderful couple last weekend. They have such amazing natural chemistry, they were a joy to photograph! To see more of their shoot, visit my blog at Flyover Photography! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
My Favorite Fragrances by zaftigfashion featuring an eau de parfum perfume Fragrance and I haven't always had the best track record. Perfume tends to fade very quickly on my skin, and seldom does it last all day. Except...when it's bad. For example, that time in junior high when I spritzed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
As I mentioned in my prior post, food and I haven't always had the healthiest relationship. I've turned to unhealthy eating habits in times of stress, happy times - basically at any point in my life with emotional extremes. I never really looked at food as medicine. I didn't, until... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
It's been a long time since I've done an outfit post. I've kind of shifted gears a bit in life lately, and as my 40th birthday approaches, I've been really contemplative. There are changes I'm making in my life - trying to create healthier habits for myself and my family,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
This post is a model call in celebration of the MC1R gene. I am looking for men, women, and children of all ages in the Springfield, MO area who would be willing to model for me for an art project in late September celebrating that most wonderful of recessive traits... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
We are making our way through South Dakota, and will be enjoying our last day of discovering this beautiful land tomorrow. There aren't many words to describe the experiences we've had here. Pictures will hopefully tell the story instead. Related articles Glow {Photo Essay} Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
Sarah has a deep soul. An old soul. She is passionate about the environment, about safe and humane farming and food sourcing, and about helping people. I met her a few years ago, and she impressed me very much with her depth, her beauty, and her spirit. Sarah is home... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
So, I'm really putting myself out here with this one... Two years ago, when I picked up my husband's little Canon Rebel XS and started taking pictures of cats and flowers, I was completely clueless about photography. Most of my pictures were just okay at best - blurry around the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
Asbestos fibers at the microscopic level. Photo: Recently, Cameron - the husband of mesothelioma survivor Heather Von St. James, reached out to myself and a few other bloggers to create a post to raise mesothelioma awareness. Their family's story is very inspiring, and if you would like to read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
For my very first editorial concept shoot, I wanted to evoke the golden, summery feeling of the late '60s - the era of Joan Baez, Loretta Lynn, and Joni Mitchell. Kayleigh brought a romantic vulnerability to these pictures. It was really hard to cull any of our shoot, because she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
Shooting concerts can be quite challenging. I had my first experience with shooting live performances back in March for our town's annual Mardi Gras celebration. I learned a lot about how to shoot(and not to shoot) in low light during that experience. It's something that takes lots of patience and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
The thing that I find most rewarding about shooting portraits, is that after the self-conscious walls begin to fall, and your model becomes comfortable with you - you get to see a glimpse of their soul. Kim recently had her hair colored bright blue, and asked me to document this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
This Father's Day, I wanted to share something very personal with you, which makes me so incredibly thankful that this day is no longer a date on the calendar I dread. In March of 2008, suddenly my daughter no longer had a father. After battling severe depression for many years,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
One of the things about blogging I love is the unique platform it gives to women. Lifestyle bloggers are predominantly female. We write about things that interest us, share our personal style, and the lives of our families with our readers. But there's also something that really bothers me about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
Finding photo locations that are both accessible and picturesque can be challenging. And then, there are the unexpected places like this one - a gazebo in the middle of an open field, surrounded by wildflowers. I have no idea who put this gazebo here, or why - but they must... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
If you've stopped by over the last couple days, you've probably seen the changes in design taking place to this blog. The time had come to change not only the look of the blog, but the name - mostly for practical reasons.(Rorschach, Coffee and 1963 was a mouthful to say... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
This week at work, we had a first-time visitor to our town who had lived in LA for the past ten years. He was here on business, and Kayla asked him what he thought about our town. "Not much," was his reply. "Kind of boring." I could feel my hometown... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
I want to introduce the first installment of a new series: My Dressing Table - where I talk about beauty products and review items I'm currently using. Here are some summery favorites: Avene Eau Thermale - the solution for moments when your face goes from slightly dewy to sweaty and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
Just a short little bit of words - it's been a busy week! Hope you are having a relaxing Memorial day. We're off to the zoo in a little while to see what the animals are up to. The weather has been super nice this week, and we've had just... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
So much about learning photography is catching the right light. I would love to be able to shoot during the golden hour every day - the time when the sun is low in the sky, and exposure is at maximum potential. But I work until later in the evening, and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
Double digits. Seems like only a few months ago that I was feeling you hiccup, my belly bouncing up and down with every movement. How did the time go so fast? No...I wouldn't stop it, not even if I had the chance. You are caught in the cusp between early... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style
It would be a tragedy. A masterpiece of craftsmanship and a testimony to the faith of earlier generations, Timmons Temple, an African American church built during the segregated Jim Crow era, may be destroyed. Why? To build efficiency apartments. I'm a preservationist - you can read more about how I... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Flyover Life and Style