My name is Alison Bickel, and I live in the heart of the midwest where, along with my husband, we raise our three boys.  Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on my boys’ latest adventure I like to look for the simple beauty in everyday from behind my lens.  The photography bug bit me in sixth grade, upon getting my first camera, a Kodak Disk.  I’ve been chasing light and subjects ever since.  Here, on my blog, you’ll find tales of mothering, running, my passion for vegetarian cooking and obsession with farmer’s markets documented in pictures and words.







21 Responses to About

  1. I LOVE what you are doing. Keep up the good work. My daughter in law is a photographer in Newberg Oregon I stumbled across your pg. on FB. I’m a fan and wish you all the best.

  2. Hi – I get the Linden Drive references and as a mom constantly cooking for my 4 kids, I think we might overlap in some nice ways. Thanks for the lovely photos – hope spring finds you well!


  3. KRISTEN says:

    U R AMAZING!!!

  4. patrizia says:

    I found your blog by case, I read with the translator, and but I have difficulty with English, I will manifest my passage, I have forwarded your pages so much simplicity, serenity and able to live with things simple, I love this

    (Italian: ho scoperto il tuo blog per caso, ho letto con il traduttore e anche se ho difficoltà con l’inglese, voglio manifestarti il mio passaggio, le tue pagine mi hanno trasmesso tanta semplicità, serenità e saper vivere con le cose semplici, adoro tutto questo)

  5. Amber says:

    Alison – I be a lot of people would love it if you came out with some sort of cookbook or something! I know I would buy it! All the food you have on here looks amazaing and delicious and if I wasn’t living on a college student’s budget, I would make more of it! Thank you for this website! :)

  6. Alison says:

    Thanks Amber! Maybe some day…a girl can dream, right? 😉

  7. Sara says:

    Found your blog as I just joined the Food Matters Project. I’ve got two boys and while I live on the East Coast I am from the midwest. Looking forward to looking around your blog!

    • Alison says:

      Sara, I’m glad you’re here. I love the Food Matters Project, I hope you will too!

  8. OANA says:

    Hi, just stumble across your blog looking for an almond and chocolate cluster recipe. It looks great and I was going to ask for your advice on what camera I can use, I am beginner bloger myself… Thanks, any advice would be appreciated. Your photos are amaizing, I was so impressed I shared your blog on my fb page


    • Alison says:

      Thanks Oana, glad to have you here. I would suggest working with what you have to get started, focusing on finding good light and composition. If you are looking for a DSLR I would probably suggest the Canon Rebel series. I shoot Nikon now, but that’s what I started with. There are so many great sources on photography, The Creative Mama has some good tutorials and e courses. Just photograph and write what you love, your readers will follow. Above all make sure to have fun!

  9. oana says:

    Thanks Alison,

    Will look into it. I saw a book you advertise on your photography page, will that be a good place to start?

  10. Lise says:

    Your blog is beautiful! Love your photography style, the composition, light, everything. The way you photograph food is gorgeous and inspiring.

  11. Melanie says:

    Lovely blog, I just found it and am pleasantly surprised at the similarities we share. My first camera was also a Disk and I adore vegetarian cooking! Just thought I’d say hello.

  12. Kim says:

    Just came across your blog through the Omaha Blog Hop – I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  13. What a lovely blog Alison. We share similar passions for food, children and farmers markets although I am on the other end of the world – New Zealand. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks, Nicola

  14. Have just discovered your great blog. Thanks so much for sharing. What an inspiration you are.

  15. Melissa Banyas says:

    I was looking for popsicle recipes with my 2 1/2 year old son and stumbled upon your blog. LOVE IT !!! Some things just feel right the moment you find them. Although I don’t have much time to spend at the computer, I will make time for your blog ! Your photos are beautiful and I can’t wait to read more. THANKS !

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