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3 tips before venturing into the abandoned

if you’re like me, you love history. every since i was a little, i was fascinated by old structures—weathered houses, barns, various outbuildings. peeling paint and caved-in roofs. especially trips to my grandma’s farm. there are so many farms with buildings like this along the country roads—i can’t help but wonder why they were left […]

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March 19, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Sheila - Love your tips! Falling through the floor isn’t cool. Glad you weren’t too high up!

LOVE Sophia’s top. Want it. Where did she get it? Love her boots too. Want those also.

March 19, 2012 - 3:31 pm

stacy - Sheila… i’ll have to ask her for you… i love her outfit too! but again, i picked it out. lol

March 19, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Sophia - Stacy… I LOVE them all!!! I had so much fun… let’s do it again! ;)
Sheila… the shirt I got a few years ago from Younker’s (I believe) and now seeing it on, I wonder why I don’t wear it more. Guess I’ll have to wait until next fall and make sure to look at these images again so I remind myself that I like it! ;) The books were from Kohl’s (I think) and while cute… quite uncomfortable. ;) Maybe some insoles in needed for next fall. haha!
Thanks again Stacy! You truly are an amazing talented beautiful person! I really had an amazing time that day. Thank you for putting up with my “sick” little helper too.

March 19, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Sophia - Boots… not books! oops! ;)

March 19, 2012 - 4:21 pm

stacy - yay, soph! you’re so very pretty. wait til you see part 2! i’m happy that you love them as much as i… so far ;)

adeline’s birthday party!

talk about a girl who has it all! mommy, daddy, all the grandma’s, grandpa’s, and cousins … everyone was there to celebrate miss Adeline turning 1. i don’t think i’ve ever tasted such a great cake, either. home-made lemon and FOUR flavors of ice cream. made all the following, chasing and squatting to photo a […]

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dust to rainclouds

ah yes. the Nebraska prairie. it is dry. it is windy. the horizon is very…horizontal. cottonmouth is happening. i feel my throat begin to swell. damn. I forgot to bring a water bottle. cough cough i don’t ever like to say the word ‘ugly.’ but i would call most places in Nebraska from december to […]

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i am thankful for all who entered my Spring giveaway! nice to hear from so many people…don’t be strangers in the future, either. hearing from you all honestly makes my day. : ) so without further adieu… the winner is… congratulations! check your email inbox ; )        for the runners-up…better luck next […]

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March 13, 2012 - 7:32 pm


spring is near…

raise your hand if you’re ready for spring! (i’m assuming there are lots of arms going up right now) our trees are budding…time change is this weekend…the dogs are shedding like mad. and as you may have noticed…..things look a bit different here. : ) spring gets me itchy for change. i’ve been painstakingly growing […]

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March 9, 2012 - 2:00 am

stacy - this is just a test.

good luck all who enter! tell your friends : )

March 9, 2012 - 2:35 am

Tristan - Oh my gosh! What a great giveaway. I would love to win this so so much!

March 9, 2012 - 2:43 am

Shelby - gjkfeqbi9fosp]qrnkl215463456fgha,l;’fakl…aka…I miss you Stacy and I can’t wait to see you in April!!! xoxoxoxo Your Boy Toy, Creighton!!!

March 9, 2012 - 2:55 am

Megan - Site looks great lady!

March 9, 2012 - 2:55 am

Chelby Fegter - I love the new blog! So cute. :) Happy Spring!

March 9, 2012 - 3:00 am

Sheila - You put a bird on it! Looks great! Loooooooove the new shoot idea!!!!!

March 9, 2012 - 3:04 am

Amy Hynek - Stacy-I enjoy checking out your work!

March 9, 2012 - 3:09 am

Danielle - I can’t wait for spring! Love the new look to your blog!

March 9, 2012 - 3:12 am

Haley - New site looks great, Stacy!! Would love to win a mini session.

March 9, 2012 - 3:14 am

Ariel - The new site looks fabulous! But I wouldn’t expect anything less from you :) I would love to win this mini session. My little one is growing to fast. She will be six months this month and it’d be great to have you take her pictures! Your work just amazes me. Thanks for always entertaining me and inspiring me with all you do!

March 9, 2012 - 3:18 am

Carmen - Love your site!

March 9, 2012 - 3:19 am

Carmen - Love your photos!

March 9, 2012 - 3:58 am

Kaitlyn - Would LOVE me a win in a giveaway! Your new website is lovely.

March 9, 2012 - 3:58 am

Kristen - This site looks amazing :] And I love the name!

March 9, 2012 - 6:48 am

Anna Adamson - We need family pictures done! Love the new website!

March 9, 2012 - 11:30 am

Emily - Love the look of the site, Stacy!

March 9, 2012 - 11:49 am

Blake - Site looks amazing!! Can’t wait for our session in a couple of weeks!!

March 9, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Jacki Franzen - SIP….hmmmm….intentional that that is what you do with wine? I feel a SIP sponsored wine tasting party coming on! Heck, if the physical therapy clinic can have an open house with beer, you could certainly have an open house with wine!

March 9, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Sheana Clark - Love the update!

March 9, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Kelly Dossett - Would love to win a session with you. My family of 5 needs some photos!!

March 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Chelby Fegter - I love the new blog, it’s so cute! Happy Spring!

March 9, 2012 - 3:32 pm

rutheah rodehorst - beauuuutiful blog. it is perfect…and i love your new logo. :)

spring gets me itching for fresh&new, too. i think a redo of some rooms in our house is in order. ;)

March 9, 2012 - 5:55 pm

stacy - miss jacki…let’s do it! i have the kit! just need people. and wine. lots of it.

March 9, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Becky Swartzendruber - Pick me! Pick me! I LOVE the new look! You always come up with something creative! I can’t wait for Spring to roll around!

March 9, 2012 - 11:55 pm

Deb Young - You Rock! Love your blog. The Pioneer Women has caused me to put on lbs. I think of you every time I make a new recipe. Have a great weekend.

March 10, 2012 - 4:37 am

Breann Hershberger - Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome giveaway!

March 12, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Leah - Love the new blog! Happy Spring!

March 12, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Sara - Site looks great Stacy! High five for Macs! Just switched and don’t know how I survived without it :) As always LOVE your new pics!

introducing….mini sessions!

i’m very excited to announce a new session to the SIP family! perfect for a birthday shoot, celebrating a milestone, holiday card time, or just for fun. this could be you! questions or to schedule for spring, use the contact tab below this post…

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March 10, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Whitney - I love the new blog look! It is very YOU!…and I LOVE that mini session special!

March 10, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Whitney - I love the new blog look! It is very YOU!…and I LOVE that mini session special!….and I kind of like you too. :)

March 11, 2012 - 11:24 pm

stacy - thanks Whitney! :)

baby shin at six months

i love families that are bursting with personality. : )  cheryl and steve live in omaha and we met at our mutual friends wedding in 2007 (or 2006? correct me if i’m wrong, tara! haha). cheryl and ryan (my husband) were both in the wedding, while steve and I were not. not to say that […]

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March 7, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Sheila - What cute kids! Love then one where they’re all looking at each other!

planning for phase no. 2

today we spent some time out in the yard measuring, flagging, mourning over the cut trees (okay just me… ryan hates anything he has to mow around)… and it’s one of those famous nebraska days where the wind is so gusty the whole house shakes. but we’re still very excited to start our next project! […]

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March 4, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Sheila Dokulil - I can’t wait as this project unfolds!!!! And it is super windy today! BLAH! I’m happy to have the warm weather but we can’t even be outside to enjoy it without your hair getting blown into your eye, scratching your cornea, and leading to permanent blindness.

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