The ABCs of BPhotoArt … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!)

This week I’m featuring the ABCs of BPhotoArt.  Behind the blog (and camera) is Betsy, creative momma, professional photographer, and FELLOW MICHIGANDER!  She strives for “living fully in the present instead of just behind the camera. Because, let’s face it, life happens even when you don’t have a camera at the ready.”  The blog focuses on the importance of creating and documenting memories.  So, here are …

The ABCs of  BPhotoArt


Age 31
Beverage of Choice I love homemade kombucha!
something you’d like to Change in your Life I wish I had more time to get my many ambitious crafting and homesteading projects completed.
favorite Diversion I love getting outdoors with my family – it always makes me feel more energized!
Essential start of the day Morning hugs from my toddler are pretty much standard.
Favorite Color Growing up, I would’ve said blue, but I think I’ve branched out to include greens too.
Favorite Game So far as card games, I like to play cribbage or gin with my husband in the evenings.
Height 5’3″ (maybe plus a little)
favorite Ice Cream flavor I can only do homemade honey-sweetened ice cream these days, but my long-time favorite is Moose Tracks.
Beloved piece of Jewelry Aside from wedding rings? I have a cross that my grandparents gave to me some years ago… it is pretty much worn daily.
Kids (names & ages) One toddler and a newborn (coming in June)
Where do you Live Born and raised in Michigan, the mitten state!
Favorite Movie(s) Man on Fire, Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings (all of them)
Nickname Betsy is actually my nickname, not my given name!
Occupation I am a photographer and stay at home mom.
a weird thing in your Purse/bag Does a toothbrush count as weird? I’m the daughter of a dentist… so I have that and floss.
favorite Quote “Fall down seven, get up eight” – Japanese proverb
Right or left-handed Probably ambidextrous, but I usually write with my right hand
Siblings One younger brother
Time it takes to get ready Before kids, I’d have said 15-20 minutes. Now, it’s more like an hour.
Unusual Fact I have scars from being stung by a jellyfish in the Cayman Islands.
Best Vacation Pre-kids – my husband and I did a cross-country drive from Michigan to Montana and back when we were dating. Post-kids – visiting friends in DC and just hanging out.
What makes you late Trying to get “one last thing done” before going some place, or toddler potty stops.
Xrays you’ve had That I can remember? My foot, my teeth, my head and neck.
Yummy food that you make My family loves my homemade sourdough crackers and yogurt.
favorite Zoo animal Oh, that is too hard to choose! I like the marine exhibits a lot, so maybe watching the penguins swim around underwater?

And now …

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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