2014 RV Travels, Home in Hammond

07.23.14 Presenting – Dana! Mother, wife, photographer, blogger, author and teacher!

danaI want you to meet my niece, Dana. She is an extremely creative published author, blogger, photographer, teacher, mother of three and wife. Dana is almost the same number of years younger than me, as I am younger than my sister (her mother).  She’s been more of a little sister than a niece (I even washed her poopy diapers when she was tiny!) and when she got married she asked me to be her Matron of Honor.  I’ll never forget what an honor that was.

dana weddingBy day she teaches and by evening and weekend she blogs, write, photographs and cares for her family. Her photography caught my eye and my heart so, with her permission, I decided to share it with you here. This is but a small sample of the many photographs she has available for purchase. Any of the photographs can be purchased canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards, acrylic prints, metal prints and many other forms.

These pictures below are just some of my favorites. There are also many Catholic related photographs that this Baptist girl wasn’t necessarily drawn to, but those may be the ones you may really want to see so I want you to know about them. Check them all out at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dana-doyle.html. I think the concept of being able to get one of these beautiful pictures put onto canvas, metal, whatever is amazing!  Here are a few of the photos you’ll find on the webpage.

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Her published books are primarily related to her deep Catholic faith. However, one of the books is hope for healingcalled “Hope for Healing: from the effects of childhood sexual abuse.”  I’d recommend reading this one to anyone who works with children, has children/grandchildren, teaches children or just loves children. She gives warning signs to look for and real life experience she had with healing from the experience. This was a personally difficult book for me to read, however the benefits it can provide to others makes me want to share. Here’s a link to it on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Hope-For-Healing-effects-childhood/dp/1469924064

You can get to know Dana through her blog “Catholic Working Woman” at http://danardoyle.wordpress.com.  She has many more followers than I do, so especially if you are of the Catholic faith I believe you will benefit from following her blog.

She has a new book out called “The Answer for Families.” I have not read it 10532774_923593867666998_6155723174852297216_nbut if it’s like Dana’s other books she puts much of herself into them and I’m confident if you read it, you will be blessed.

horizontal lineOur sticks and bricks house has been shown twice and we’ve received great feedback. They said it “shows well” and we were on the top of one of their list. The cleaning, etc. continues in a very small way. Today I scraped up paint spots from the concrete back porch, watered transplanted bushes and grass, then pulled weeds. Yesterday I cleaned all the white wooden blinds inside. Monday was spent at church helping with our His Kid’s Special Needs camp. I took several pictures and want to share with you about this awesome event in my next blog.


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