Welcome to A Camera & A Cookbook! I’m Lysha, pronounced Lee-sha or like Lisa with a “SH” sound in stead of “SSS” sound. (Whoa! that was the teacher in me). I used to blog over at MagnoliaMom.Com, but felt an overwhelming feeling to start anew in Fall 2014. I’ve been blogging for over 10 years and so much has changed with the blogging world. I am so glad you’re here and I would love for you to hang out awhile. Be sure and say Hi and I will reciprocate if you leave your blog address.


I am a(n)…
~ mom of 2 boys
~ wife to my best friend for 25 years
~ blogger of since 2004ish
~ graduate of Richland High
~ Texas Native [1975-1996]
~ resident of the city of Auburn since 1996
~ graduate (’99) and employee of Auburn University
~ photographer
~ traveler
~ user of Macs
~ former elementary ed teacher
~ chef wanna-be
~ worry-wart…however, trying to learn to lean on prayer in place of worrying
~ sufferer of Fibromyalgia, but working on exercising everyday and eating low carb is helping (as of Sept. 2022)
~ lover of:
    ~ Facebook (more like reluctant user)
    ~ chocolate
    ~ lists
    ~ reality TV
    ~ YouTube
    ~ music of all sorts
    ~ cruising
    ~ Diet Coke Unsweet Tea
    ~ sleep
    ~ margaritas

More than you ever wanted to know about me.


~ 47
~ Software Analyst in Facilities Management for Auburn University
~ Eagle Scout
~ passionate volunteer
~ scout leader
~ Braves fan
~ traveling


For those of you who know me in real life may know my kids by a different name. No, they haven’t decided to go by a different name or anything like that. I choose to use nicknames on here, just because I’m paranoid.

2020-01-23 20.50.01

~ 25
~ has a job using his Marketing Degree from Auburn University!
~ 2020 Auburn University graduate
~ Eagle Scout
~ got engaged May 2022 to his long term girlfriend, Caitlyn
~ watching sports
~ played in the Auburn University Marching band trombone player
~ sang in AU Capella (Auburn University’s all men’s acappella singing group)


~ Alex
~ 18
~ Senior Grader at AHS
~ works at a local restaurant downtown
~ NBA fan and lover of pick up basketball


~Kayleigh (Instagram)
~ 5
~ playing
~ barking up a tree at squirrels
~ running around with a bone, a toy, a random sock she finds on the floor
~ snuggling
~ just being an all around great dog

~ 7
~ sleeping
~ hanging out with Kayleigh
~ eating every 2 hours and going in and out of the house all day
~ being very needy now that both of her entertainers (the boys) are out of the house

All the other Pets (Before)