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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!

what’s been goin’ on round here

photos from my iPhone. follow me on instagram!  @sipphoto in random order… ritual daily popcorn and clementines for snack | american idol and project runway allstars…yes please! | nursing Tyson’s infected ear | crafting for valentines day | babysitting | volunteering feeding the homeless in fremont | been trying to hit the gym 3 times […]

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February 6, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Sheila - We’ve been having a blast! Makes winter fun!

February 6, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Tara - Love all of the pictures!! The sushi is making me extremely jealous. Be ready for a couple sushi lunch dates when I’m on maternity leave!!

February 7, 2012 - 2:40 am

Whitney - Woohoo I made the blog! ;) I have to admit….Adam totally steals the limelight..way cuter than I!

February 8, 2012 - 2:54 pm

felicity - What a dinner! I’m impressed…and hungry now! It all sounds delicious. Great photos too :)

2012 seniors grad announcements

is it really time to start thinking about this?!  i’m like…”BRING ON THE SNOW!” and my senior girls are like…”LET’s PLAN A PARTY! We’re GRADUATING!!”   no harm in planning early, I guess! : ) click HERE to see my 2012 senior templates. all designed personally by moi. email s.ideusphoto@gmail.com  for pricing info.

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something lovely that my sweetie does…

…..ryan really is the best husband in the world. every morning he kisses me goodbye before heading to the bank. it’s what wakes me up in the morning : )  xoxo now share YOUR love! ** COMMENT ON THE FACEBOOK POST by clicking below ** whomever has the most ‘LIKES’ on their comment on this […]

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January 30, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Sheila - Andy almost always cleans the kitchen after I cook. That’s quite a turn on!!! And very sweet.

January 30, 2012 - 9:45 pm

stacy - put it on Facebook to be eligible to win the prize ;) wink

lilly, going places

so we totally meant to take these at 6 months, but in true NEbraska winter fashion, it didn’t work out until now. so now Lilly is 7.5 months old and cute as a button. we went to the depot. so much fun to shoot here with my Grandma LaMarr’s baby buggy. brand new and top-of-the-line […]

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January 30, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Kelly - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first picture! Absolutely PRECIOUS!!

January 30, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Sheila - Such a sweet baby!

January 31, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Nancy - You did beautiful things with the buggy. Grandma Newton will be surprised to see them.

February 1, 2012 - 5:46 am

Stefani - Love. She is a sweet baby :-)

my oldest bestie

happy friday!! i’m excited to get back to real life now after all the jet-setting. dinner party tonight for 10 of our neighbors! hopefully i’ll have a chance to take some fun pics… it’s 7 courses total! oh, and it’s National Chocolate Cake Day! so eat cake! every meal. because i said so.   Crystal […]

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January 27, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Crystal - We do so Facebook and text! (Recently.) I love you, Stacy. Thank you for your kind words and for featuring my silly ramblings. Thank you for taking so many flattering pictures of me over the years. That one from senior year that’s in black and white except for my pink lipstick is still in its frame and on display. It’s Zach’s favorite picture of me ever. (Even though he didn’t know me then.)

January 28, 2012 - 10:45 pm

Sheila - So great to have friends like that!

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