Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Not feeling the blogging bug lately. So, since I had asked for questions from you last month, and only answered one, I thought I'd finally get around to answering the rest. Here goes:

Ashley asked: What are you favorite colors right now? I know I have many and it is always changing, but their are certain color groupings I like better together than others. I was just wondering, what has been catching your eye lately?

My favorite color has always been red, but I also really like pink, although that hasn't always been the case. I used to hate it. I do prefer a bolder pink to the more fragile, soft ones.

As for color combinations, I have several favorites lately. I really like sky blue, deep red and off white. I've been using it a lot when I scrapbook (which isn't so often). Other favorite combos: Orange, sky blue and brown. Pink and brown. Teal and brown. Orange, pink and lime green.

Deb asked: Ideally where would you like to live, and what would your "dream" house look like?

I would love to live in a big, walking city. Like NYC. I could do Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia. Wherever. Love all of those. Not sure how ideal they would be for raising a family, but people do it all the time, sooo....

My dream house (although it probably would never be found in the above mentioned cities) would be big enough, but not too big. It would have a craft room, a music room with its own entrance for lesson teaching, a big laundry/mud room, and a play room, along with all the other normal rooms a house should have. Oh, and the master bath would be huge and luxurious.

Mary asked: How often do you do professional photo shoots? How much time do you spend editing photos?

Well, I don't really consider myself a professional by any stretch of the imagination. I do a few paid shoots here and there, mostly for family and friends. I've only ever done one shoot for someone I didn't actually know. I try to limit the paid shoots to one or two a month, and usually have no problem doing that. Often I go months without doing one. I am shooting a wedding reception next week and I am very nervous. At least they have a true professional doing the stuff up at the SLC temple and I am just doing the reception here in Cedar. I told her I wouldn't be comfortable doing it months ago, but she asked me again last week and I agreed.

I spend more time than necessary editing photos due to the lack of RAM in my computer. An average shoot takes me about four hours to edit. Sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on the nature of the pictures.

I edit my own personal pictures almost daily. I just go through and choose my favorites from recent days and edit them. The problem with doing it this way is that I miss a lot, and I rarely go back and edit or print some great shots.

And that's all the questions I was asked. Either I'm so un-intriguing, nobody cares to know much about me, or I've said it all already.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. We are all intrigued.
    Don't you worry your pretty little head.

  2. We like you just the way you are!

  3. I am sure you will do a great job shooting pictures for the wedding here in Cedar. You are so talented in so many ways.

  4. I saw your Mom's fitness show on TV yesterday! I was thinking of a question...what was it like to have a Mom that is a super fitness woman? (i've heard exercise isn't your fave)

  5. Thanks for the answers, Lara! I'm glad that I'm not the only one who spends rediculous amounts of time editing photos, and yet never gets it all done!

    And certainly, you are anything but un-intriguing - I love reading your blog!

  6. Okay, I meant ridiculous. Umm... apparently my self-spell-checker isn't what it once was.