Hannah Hendricks|Personal Diet| Gluten Free

Hello all you love people who read my posts!

I am making a change, a change to my eating habits!

I have seasonal allergies that get really bad in the spring and fall, like sinus colds and congestion, all that fun stuff. So had read a post on my chiropractor’s fb page APTOS Chiropractic, about foods to eliminate to help with allergies like wheat, peanuts, and milk, just to name a few.  So I did some personal research, since all this talk about Gluten and healthy eating has become so prominent.I found some info that I am going to test in my own diet.

According to “health.howstuffworks.com” sugar, dairy, and wheat are large contributors to sever sinus congestion, and I’m gonna be honest I like bread and I like sugar. I’m not too big on dairy as it is, so that won’t be a problem, well minus my love of ice cream…that is gonna be a little challenging. However they have so many alternative options out there, I am sure it won’t be long till I find several that I enjoy eating.

I am starting with gluten elimination, which means no wheat, barely, or rye, among other ingredients that are made with gluten.

I have found many helpful websites like glutenfree.com that offer a lot a great background knowledge about gluten and diseases related to gluten. Of course, I have searched pinterest.com and found a whole lot of great recipes and tips from others who practice gluten-free eating. Some great blog posts concerning gluten-free and affordable eating, like Bargainbabe.com.  Overstuffedlife.com has some great tips for transitioning into gluten-free eating.

Today I purchased a few different Gluten free products from Nature’s Pantry and am gonna be searching for the good stuff! Thing that taste good gluten-free. So far I have only eating a two products:

Pepperoni pizza by Udi’s Gluten Free= YUM, taste like thin crust pizza

Maple Bliss Cookies by Lucy’s = YUM, taste like tea cookies* and full of flavor (*for those of you who don’t know what a tea cookie is, it’s a drier cookie)

I must admit, it’s a little overwhelming when you think of all the products that have wheat, barely, rye, and other forms of gluten in them, but there are tons of products that are gluten-free or can be made gluten-free in your own home.

In my search the most common places to find gluten-free products are health stores such as Nature’s Pantry, which will have the most variety. Also Target has a pretty good selection in-store. My only though is I would rather pay a little more and everything be available than have to travel to 7 different stores to get things cheap, cause to me that’s not cheap at all, cause it means spending more on gas!

I have also been reading The Daniel Plan and started trying to eat more veggies, fruit, meat, and less junk. It’s a good book, I am enjoying reading it, even though I am a slower reader.

Thank you for reading, and I hope if you are looking to change your diet and get healthy for personal or medical reasons you know, You can do it! There are tons of resources out there so get to googling! Don’t be discouraged, there will be hard days, but there are lost of us out there doing the same thing!

Thanks again!
Hannah

~ All the links are attached to anything I thought you might like to read for yourself!

 

Celebrate Mini Session| July 13th-31st| Kansas City Family Photography

July is almost here and what better way to celebrate than to capture some great moments with your family. Pictures take you back to a moment in time that has gone and won’t be back, so don’t let those moments go uncaptured.

I want to help you cherish your right now for a lifetime! Let me capture your everyday moments for you!

Kansas City Family Photography, July Celebrate, aPear Photography

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Tuesday – Thursday starting at 6pm

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Sunday starting at 5pm

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Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

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Gaines Family|Kansas City Family Photography|James A Reed Wildlife Area

This past Saturday session was a warm one at James A Reed Wildlife Area in Lee’s Summit, with the Gaines Family. Little Austin was a trooper throughout the entire thing! I had the honor of photographing Mark and Sami’s engagement and wedding a couple of years ago, and I was so happy when they contacted me for this session. I was also excited to meet their adorable baby girl Austin. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyThey are just the cutest family! I am so excited to see them growing as a couple and as a family it’s my favorite part of being a photographer! Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyLittle miss Austin has some beautiful eye lashes, and she made some pretty amazing expressions for me during the session. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyShe was definitely a bundle of personality. She wasn’t sure how she felt about kisses, but was happy just sitting and seeing what she could see.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyThis is my favorite expression of the day. Not sure what it means, I like her scrunchy face.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyIt wasn’t hard to catch the love and joy in their images during the session, it is so natural for them! I know that this family cherishes every moment they have together, and I feel so honored that they let me into those moments.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyMark and Sami are such fun people, and I am so glad that they have so much fun with their little one!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyThis tall wheat grass is just as tall as little Austin, if not a bit taller. I saw it during my spot scouting before our session and I knew we were gonna get some good stuff. Turned out exactly how I pictured. She just looks so perfect standing there! Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyShe has such a serious, yet non-serious, expression sometimes and I totally love it! I find it so amazing how much personality kids have. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyShe was not sure if she wanted to stand, and it’s the only sad face I got the whole session. I’m not complaining by any means, but I do really love how cute kids sad faces are at this age. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyShe is such a little explorer! She was totally in her element being sat to explore or in this case free to roam. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyI couldn’t believe how many teeth she has at ten months, 4 showing, and 2 working their way out.

I leave my sessions feeling completely blessed and honored that I get to be a part of such great families lives! I can’t wait to share in their next big moments with them and capture their new characteristics as they grow, as individuals and as a family.

I would love to capture your family’s beautiful life with my camera. If you are interested in a session or just want to find out more information please check out my site, and feel free to contact me using the form below.

 

 

 

David 1 Year Session| Kansas City Kids Photography

I had such a great time with little David during his 1 Year session last Tuesday evening. The weather was good and the rain held out till the last few images of the session, so that was a blessing!Kansas City Kids PhotographyHe is so expressive and I think is sad face is just so cute! I have captured his sad face at least once every session we’ve had together. Kansas City Kids PhotographyHe’s getting so big, he’s started walking on his own now, has several teeth, and has some curl to his blonde hair. I am so happy to have captured all his new characteristics. Kansas City Kids PhotographyDavid has the cutest smile, he was pretty happy for all but the first few pictures of the session. I don’t mind though, I enjoy capturing all their personality, and we all know little ones aren’t always happy. Kansas City Kids PhotographyHMH_74827384See those curls! He kept holding out his pointer finger, which is a total plus since he did turn one that week. Kansas City Kids PhotographyI am definitely a kid person, cause I just think his hands and feet are so cute! Kansas City Kids PhotographyHe was even showing off his clapping skills!HMH_74637441Kansas City Kids PhotographySee all those teeth he has! Kansas City Kids PhotographyHe was really enjoying getting to wander around and explore during the session. Kansas City Kids PhotographyDavid has a shocked face, my explanation is that some random lady came out of Clinton’s soda shop and starting talking to us all like we weren’t right in the middle of a photo session. My caption for him would be, “Excuse me, did you not see I’m getting my picture taken.”Kansas City Kids PhotographyHis blue eyes and blonde hair are adorable, he’s gonna be a little ladies man I think.Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Kids PhotographyWe went to the park to end the session.Kansas City Kids PhotographyHe played on the playground for the first time, and I would say he really enjoyed it!Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Kids PhotographyDavid even attempted to go down the slide, but this is about as far as he wanted to go.Kansas City Kids PhotographyHe did really good walking across the bridge!

They even had a special announcement that I got to capture! Kansas City Kids PhotographyThis Little superhero is going to be a big brother! Kansas City Kids PhotographyI know that David is going to be a great big brother! I am so excited for Amber and Matt to be growing their family! Not to mention how excited I am to find out what gender the baby is…Hopefully I get to document that fun news too!

Your Kids are important, and capturing them at each stage of life is a wonderful way to say that. I would love to photography your little one. If you are interested in my session please Contact me!

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The Beckerle Family|Kansas City Family Photography

Last Saturday evening I met up with the Beckerle Family for some pictures. The weather cleared up just in time for our evening session at James A Reed Wildlife Area in Lee’s Summit. Eric, his wife Lisa, and their beautiful little girl Ella were so much fun. They were naturals, and their pictures turned out wonderfully. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyElla is just the most precious little girl with such a beautiful blue eyes and long brown hair!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyYou could feel the love in their interactions with each other. It was just too sweet!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyElla has such a cute little personality and she loves her mom and dad. She was a very good listener during the whole session. Not to mention all the cuteness she contributed!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyLisa and Ella both have such infectious smiles! I love how even editing their images I could feel the joy in the above image! Moments like that are my favorite, because we all know that those precious little ones grow up all to fast, but when you look at that picture it will always carry you back to that simply joyful moment in time where she is little and so care free!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyElla’s favorite part of the session was when the red wagon came out. She did not want to get out of it! She even practiced her climbing skills getting into the wagon all on her own.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyLook at all those teeth and the big smile, little Ella was just so happy! She is very good at clapping too.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyI had such a great time getting to know the Beckerle Family during their session.  I am so very blessed to be able to photograph such wonderful people!

Need some new family pictures? Contact me to schedule your session today!