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calendar winner!

guess who’s getting a lovely new calendar courtesy of Rifle Paper Co to hang in her hallway??  ….(drumrolllllllll) Congrats, Megan O’Dea!! send me your shipping info, if you will please! Happy New Year!  Thanks everyone for participating! and don’t fret…. you can look forward to more giveaways soon! ….and I had to get a calendar […]

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being a creative person, my mind never shuts off. ever. it’s always always on. i can be cooking supper, doing laundry, or waiting in line at the post office and my mind tends to wander. especially on Sundays. I don’t know if it’s the laziness and carefree attitude that surrounds Sunday, but I feel extra […]

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New Year’s is upon us and, of course, that means new beginnings. it’s been a great year full of good-byes, new places, and new friendships. and starting my business over in this end of the state has proven a challenge, but nonetheless a grand opportunity. I’ve grown and tweaked… i know what works for me […]

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December 30, 2011 - 8:26 pm

Amy Kuchera - I would hang it in our kitchen. Yes boring I know but I have never had a calendar in our home because I think the normal flip ones are so boring and ugly and the kitchen is the life of our home. If a calender is going to hung in there it needs to be a unique one. Miss having you in Kearney!

December 30, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Sheila - I must have this! I had a calendar last year and not one for this year! And I’ve been thinking to myself – OH NO! I need a new calendar and not just any calendar will do! Where or WHERE will I find a suitable calendar! And then I read your blog. And now I KNOWN what calendar I need.

It will hang in the kitchen where it will distract innocent guests from my awful Wall Paper giving them something marvelous to ponder. “Why what a lovely orange and by the way you have an appointment Tuesday at 2pm.” They’ll say!

December 30, 2011 - 11:30 pm

Megan - This would be PERFECT in my art studio. Colorful yet simple and i LOVE fruit. I hope you have a fantastic 2012!

January 3, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Megan - I would hang this in my kitchen :) Where I wake up early to have a good breakfast. It would be something pleasant to see before getting my day started :)

found this amusing…

this is the order i read the Sunday paper in:   Lifestyle, Parade insert (*love this section! It’s like a short version of Reader’s Digest), Celebrate insert (engagement, wedding, birthday announcements in Nebraska), weekly ads, Comics (or ‘Funnies’ as my Dad calls them.)  And the rest of the paper (especially the sports section) goes into […]

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interview with sheila

Sheila lives up the street…. I’m so thankful to have her in my life. when it’s nice weather (like today!  …..55 in december?!), we walk our circus (which includes sheila, myself, sheila’s baby bump, her baby Adam, her orbit baby stroller, their pug, and our dog Tyson). when the weather is less than good, we’ll […]

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December 28, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Crystal K. - What an enviable neighbor situation you two have going!

December 28, 2011 - 5:26 pm

stacy - ……and I think I wanna take up the piano again! She lets me peck at it whenever I want :)

December 28, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Sheila - I think my piano misses you. Is it bad that I have to look up the word enviable? Thanks for post! Made my day!

December 28, 2011 - 9:44 pm

Megan - What a sweet post!!! And I love the pictures! I’ve heard about you my dear, and you are very talented indeed!

December 29, 2011 - 4:12 am

Whitney - Adorable! Love this!

the farr children in the snow

hello!!  how was everyone’s weekend? fantastic, i hope! we had a bit of a crazy week. last week, our plan was to head home to Beatrice, do a lot of work on our rental house and be finished well before Christmas activities started. but…. instead, I decided to come down with the stomach flu mid-week. […]

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December 27, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Shelby - Love me some Farr kiddos!! These are precious!!!!

December 27, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Sheila Dokulil - These are the cutest kids ever. Like magazine cute!

December 28, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Jessica - They are soo cute! you did amazing Stacy!

December 29, 2011 - 4:13 am

Whitney - How adorable is this! Seriously. I think I need kids now! :)

December 29, 2011 - 4:29 am

stacy - agreed, Whitney!! : )

merry Christmas [from SI photography!]

once there was a little baby named Lawson. he didn’t like sitting in buckets too well. he got angry. there were tears. but then he fell asleep and dreamt of sugar plums and peppermints. the rest is christmas magic.   hope you all have a very merry Christmas surrounded by LOVE, JOY, HEALTH, and PEACE. […]

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December 23, 2011 - 7:33 pm

Sadie - Stacy,

You are truely amazing. It means the world to me that you capture such wonderful pictures of my little man. Thanks so much.

December 24, 2011 - 4:19 am

Becky - Precious!

me at age four

i remember this day vividly. I was only four, but I remember this picture being taken. It was Summer… I was wearing this little sailor romper onesie. I think my mom got it at a garage sale and I always bypassed it in my closet and never had a desire to wear it because it […]

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December 23, 2011 - 12:02 am

Mona - Pretty then pretty now! Merry Merry Christmas my friend!

the pavelka family

such a beautiful day to have fun in the snow! and besides a wicked face plant, Keeley had fun, too.   ….guess what’s playing on my 2nd monitor this morning while I edit? : )     ….give up?   Julie & Julia! Santa delivered!

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December 29, 2011 - 4:27 pm

Kristen - thank you stacy for doing a fabulous job caputing my little Keeley as she turned 1 year old!!!

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