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watching from behind my fingers…

this was a personal goal of mine… from my 30 before 30. what i’ve learned from myself through the journey of making this video: 1- a microphone would be helpful 2- i’m a nerd  3- i’m actually very passionate about movie making! i know that because i sat down to edit and before i knew […]

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February 27, 2012 - 1:52 am

Sheila Dokulil - This is so awesome. I’m pretty sure you meant to dedicate it to me. I’m going to need more hands on instruction. How about when we pick out curtains! :-)

You did it! you completed your list! Way to go!

February 27, 2012 - 5:58 am

Mona - I see a future in film making for YOU! Seriously this turned out so great. Loved watching and admiring from behind the scenes. You do everything with such passion and it’s so refreshing that you pour your heart and soul into everything you do. Great job!

baby elin

thank you thank you thank you for all the birthday wishes! i had a fabulous day to turn 30. the weather was not good….but there was sunshine in my heart. : )  got to vintage shop with some of my best gals, ate lunch at Pitch and ended up eating take-out at home and watching […]

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February 24, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Sheila - How sweet is this! Love the hat!!! And Love that Sophie! (The giraffe!)

February 24, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Sheila - PS – I am looking forward to helping you detox today by eating some of your cake.


call it a to-do list….or list of reasonably achievable goals in a given time period… but i kind of did it! i almost completed my ’30 before 30′ challenge (video blog post being filmed tomorrow!) especially turning 30… saying goodbye to your crazy 20’s…starting a new chapter with more maturity and wisdom. EHHHH!   yes. […]

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February 23, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Sheila - Happy birthday to a beautiful friend, inside and out.

10 rules for furry babies

1. the dog is NOT allowed in the house. 2. OK, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms. 3. The dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture. 4. The dog can get on the old furniture ONLY. 5. Fine, the dog is allowed on […]

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could they be any cuter? baby girl is due mid-march…     shot at the adorable Wigwam Cafe here in Wahoo. : ) happy Monday, all! Try to make the most of this rainy day.    xo Stacy  

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February 20, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Lindsay - love your work!

February 20, 2012 - 5:32 pm

stacy - thanks, Lindsay! :)

a workshop for parents!

is there something hiding in your closet…. something high-tech and intimidating? do you feel guilty for not shooting with your expensive SLR (that means one with removable lenses) because you simply don’t know how to run it? do you wish you could be more creative and actually use your camera to it’s full advantage??  if […]

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it’s a random giveaway!!

hope everyone had a great weekend! did you know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week? It only takes a second to do something nice for someone else…. see how you can be extra sweet this week! click HERE for some ideas. I know all of you probably do many of these anyway… […]

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February 13, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Becky - RAOK! We have been working on that at our hospital! I have found I have slacked a little on this though. Over the holidays, I would pay for the car behind me in the drive-thru, or I would make sure carts weren’t roaming the parking lots. RAOK’s make me feel good, so I try to do it as a surprise. I don’t need the recognition. I just want to make someone’s day that much better! I knew someone who had something very unexpected happen to her, so I provided her with some clothing and such. She found out it was me, and I received the nicest Thank You card from her. That made my day!

February 13, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Becky - You should also check out The Birthday Project on Facebook. What an amazing lady!

February 16, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Sheila Dokulil - Let’s see… 3 things recently… I recently served dinner at a homeless shelter. I shared my last piece of chocolate cake with my toddler. (That’s huge.) And I’m in the planning stages of a church benefit for a friend’s mom.


February 17, 2012 - 2:41 am

Sara - It’s fun to see how random acts of kindness spread with 7 and 8 year olds…..I try to do something random everyday. Yesterday I held the button on the water fountain for all my students when they got back from P.E. Today they would randomly hold it for their classmates. Hopefully these things flow over into their everyday lives…..imagine the possibilities!

February 17, 2012 - 3:23 pm

stacy - yay! i think it’s so important to start teaching by example… littles pick up on so much more than we think just by watching! : ) great work! and you win some cards! :) congrats!

February 17, 2012 - 3:23 pm

stacy - yay! you’ve just won yourself some hand-made cards! yippee!

February 17, 2012 - 3:23 pm

stacy - you won some cards, Becky! : ) congrats!!!

February 18, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Becky - Sweet! Thank you so much! I just love everything about this!

10 things I love about winter weekends

1. crunchy waffles with LOTS of butter and syrup 2. extra cozy cuddling in bed with the doggies 3. reading the Sunday paper listening to 50’s on 5 4. watching SNL on DVR from the previous evening 5. iphones on silent 6. writing down ideas in my journal (sunday’s make me feel creative!) 7. late […]

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February 8, 2012 - 11:08 pm

Sheila Dokulil - yummmmmmmm! I need to make both of these before March!!!!!!!

February 16, 2012 - 6:45 pm

joyce - Great story…fun pictures. I’m lookng forward to meeting you someday!

chalkboard DIY

I’ve had so many compliments on our walls of chalkboard. (thank you!)  so i thought I’d share some fun tips on how we did ours. In our house we have 3 walls that are “chalkboard.”  One main wall in our dining room, which we use for grocery lists, pictionary, and child entertainment. I also have […]

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February 8, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Sheila - Love! I’m pinning this!

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