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out of town

off to New Orleans for the National PPA conference with my girlies Sarah, Sophia, and Jes. all phone calls and emails will be responded to when I return January 19th (unless, of course, it’s mucho importante) Have a great weekend, all! I KNOW I will! gee I hate packing though…  *sigh* –Stacy

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recipe: homemade dog treats!

i’ve had some requests for this recipe. I made these for all our friend’s dogs at Christmastime….and they were a hit. most even prefer them to regular milk bones. Tyson’s allergic to corn (many times a main ingredient in dog food and treats), so these are perfect. and healthy too! Ty got some flour on […]

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7 steps to framing vintage!

channeling my inner-designer, i think that every room needs to have a soul. achieved not by purchasing new items or painting a wall, but by injecting elements that have a history. a story to tell. my work lends itself to vintage frames anyway. so displaying my work in worn wood and dazzlingly antiqued plaster is […]

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January 13, 2012 - 5:42 pm


January 13, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Mona - Very nicely done Stac!

January 16, 2012 - 1:46 am

Becky - Thank you so much! I am always buying old frames with the intention of doing this, but I never have!

your questions… answered!

good morning! thanks, everyone, who participated! It was fun seeing what you’re curious about. ; )  I think I’ll do this again in the future! what kind of camera and lenses do you use? (hanna jorgensen)  I currently shoot all my sessions and weddings with my Canon 5D Mark ii and I use a Canon […]

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January 12, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Hanna Jorgensen - Thanks, Stacy!

January 12, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Sheila - Love these answers! AND Love the question from your pop! :-)

January 12, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Becky - Thank you so much for this. I am loving having you blog not just photography, but random things as well. It keeps it fresh!

winner of the doggy-gift giveaway!

oh my goodness. thank you to everyone (well… all six of you!) who entered my little giveaway by sharing your adoption/rescue stories.  it was joyful to read each and every tale of how you found your furry loves… out of tragedy, chance, or pure abandonment. I believe in the power of education and the more […]

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young love

oh, to be young again. ricky is Ry’s oldest nephew and he and his girlfriend Ashley have been apart for most of their relationship. each going to different colleges and involved in different sports (Ashley is a rock star soccer player!), they’ve kept together through it all. maybe someday I get to take their pics […]

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be you, find you, be happy with that

what if i said: “self portraits are important and you should take them on a regular basis.” i know what you’re probably thinking…. “why do i need to take a picture of myself? I know what i look like… i need to lose 10 pounds… i don’t like my nose…” the world of self-portraiture is […]

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January 9, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Whitney - Awesome post Stacy!

January 9, 2012 - 4:53 pm

stacy - thanks, miss W! : ) can’t wait to see your house!! : ) i’ve been thinking about you guys a lot! let us know if you need any help!

January 9, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Sheila - You are just so beautiful! Great post! And Whitney – I can’t wait to see your house too!

January 9, 2012 - 5:53 pm

crystal - Fantastic post. Thanks for encouraging us all to see the beauty in ourselves. Although, i think naked faces are gorgeous. Makeup is fun but overrated.

January 9, 2012 - 6:07 pm

stacy - I would agree to a degree…naked faces can be gorgeous… if you take care of yourself. :) get rest, drink water, eat right, exercise. have peace of mind.

if you don’t, your bad decisions show all over your face, sadly. story-telling, however.

January 10, 2012 - 3:09 am

Karla - Stacy, you are beautiful inside & out!! I’m so lucky to have you in my life!

January 10, 2012 - 3:41 am

Tara - Thanks so much for sharing, what a wonderful story!!

January 10, 2012 - 3:58 am

Sophia - Stacy…. You’re amazingly beautiful!!! And one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met!

January 10, 2012 - 4:03 pm

stacy - *blush* thanks, sophia : ) diddo!

January 10, 2012 - 4:04 pm

stacy - “like” ; )

January 11, 2012 - 2:52 am

Megan - What a great post, especially for the new year! Thank you for sharing, we need to love ourselves more, don’t we?

buy a puppy at the tweed couch

check out these cuties! little tiny hand knit dogs for you to have or gift. All proceeds go to the local terrier rescue. visit Wag N Train here!  they do custom orders so your knit dog looks just like your real life dog. and visit the Tweed Couch HERE. I love this store at rock […]

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January 7, 2012 - 3:57 pm

felicity - I’m not sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but I am so glad I did! You’re photography is beautiful! Visited your instagram too…just as lovely!

January 9, 2012 - 4:05 pm

stacy - thank you, felicity!

introducing… Karla!

Future guest-blogger and puppy rescue advocate extrodinaire!! Karla is a dear friend from Kearney and will be featured every now and again on my blog to raise awareness for animal adoption. You all know by now that I’m a dog-lover, and I would love to hear about YOUR pet’s rescue. Just leave a comment…. and […]

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January 6, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Makala Williams - Our black lab, Millie, was taken from her home when she was just 4 months old. Her and 3 of her brothers were abused and neglected, starving and scared. They were all given to a local vet because the Humane Society was full. The vet agreed to take them for 3 days and try to find them homes. Whoever was left after those 3 days would be put down. My husband and I were newly (very new…5 days!) weds and were starting to talk about getting a puppy. When I heard about Millie, I knew she would be perfect for our new family! Now 1 1/2 years later, Millie is a curious, silly, great big sister to her 9 month old (human) brother Maxon!

January 9, 2012 - 4:16 pm

stacy - Makala… wow. sad situation made better. Millie is very lucky to have you for human parents. Thanks for sharing! : ) you’re in the drawing for a fun present : )

January 10, 2012 - 2:31 am

Abigail - Left our stories on your FB link post. Excited to hear more from Karla!

January 10, 2012 - 2:34 am

Sheila Dokulil - What a great friend you have there!

My rescued pug is Addy. She’s not aware she’s a pug. Or a dog. She’s pretty sure that she’s a princess. And bossy. But I love her.

ask me!

How about this weather?! Can you believe it’s really January? Feels like Spring! I swear I heard birds singing that it was.  Needless to say, made the most of it and was out of the house most of the day. : )   yaaaaaay! And referring back to the title of this post…I get asked […]

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January 6, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Rebecca Ruhland - All of your photo shoots include the most amazing props I’ve ever seen! How do you come up with the ideas/themes and where do you find all these goodies?

January 7, 2012 - 4:35 am

Sheila - If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

January 7, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Karla - Do you miss your full time radiology gig?

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