About

Hi. My name is Nina. I am married to Bart, and we currently live in Texas with our Dogos, Bella and Taco, and on occasion, my stepson, Noah.

I love photography, writing, trying new recipes, and spending time outdoors (when it’s not too hot or too cold). I’m also into paper crafts like scrapbooking and card making (although I don’t seem to have much time for it these days). I’m an organized person, but am always looking for better ways to declutter, slim down our belongings, and simplify life in general. I also find joy in offering words of encouragement to others.

I come from a large family (five sisters and one brother, fifteen nieces and nephews, three great nephews, and one great niece) – whew! It wasn’t always fun growing up, but I am super thankful for all of them now and love ’em like crazy. Family is very important to me and to Bart – part of why I love him. 🙂

Bart and I enjoy spending our time off with Bella and Taco. They are Dogo Argentinos; not many people have heard of the breed. Bella is almost 4 (as of June 2016; her birthday is in October) and weighs a little over 100 pounds; she has a super sweet disposition. She even has her own Facebook page (Bella de la Kitara). Taco, one of Bella’s babies, was born in March, but is quickly catching up to her in size. We love watching the two of them play with enthusiasm and then nap together sweetly. Bella has always been very good with most other dogs and friendly with most people (especially kids). We have been socializing Taco with various people and, for the most part, he seems to be pretty good at meeting other dogs. He is going to be even bigger than Bella, so will probably even look more intimidating even though he is a sweetheart, but that is a good safety feature for me. No one is going to mess with me if I have Bella and Taco by my side (or Bart, for that matter). 🙂

I hope you enjoy my photos and my words.

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  1. Nina, thanks for stopping by my blog today and reading my post. I have enjoyed seeing what the Faith Barista has been doing and learning about Finding Spiritual Whitespace. Thanks for being where you were in the linkup today so I’d wander over and be reminded about Bonnie’s wonderful writing.

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