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Okay. This is a personal thing what I’m about to write. But i’m pretty sure everyone who has a mouth can assimilate to my story and this blog is around to inspire people. right? so I will write about what inspired me regarding my… appetite and how I changed myself [inside and out] this year. […]

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  • January 2, 2013 - 10:03 pm

    Becky S. - Thank you so much for sharing! I am in the same boat. I lost 24 lbs last year, but I’ve gained about 12 of that back recently. Mainly because I stopped using My Fitness Pal. Its amazing how much that made a difference! Thank you for your honesty!ReplyCancel

    • January 3, 2013 - 8:31 pm

      stacy - Becky… good for you! I’m proud of you : ) and don’t feel discouraged….we all have setbacks. tomorrow is a new day. hop right back on the healthy eating and my fitness pal. you know you can do it! its never too late to begin again.

      happy new year!ReplyCancel

  • January 3, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Sophia - You’re amazing! I really need some motivation and encouragement. I want to lose about 20 also. :( I love food too much!ReplyCancel

  • January 4, 2013 - 2:14 am

    Megan - Thank you for sharing!! And so eloquently told, I love it. I’m on my own journey to health too so this helped. You are just gorgeous Stacy!ReplyCancel

    • January 5, 2013 - 11:25 pm

      stacy - Megan… good for you and thank you so much *blush* :)ReplyCancel

  • January 8, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    Rebecca R. - Awesome story!! Super creepy thing is that I’m exactly (I mean ex-act-ly) like you in April! Seeing your before and after photos are so helpful! Your before photo looks way better than what I see when I see myself at that weight! And after losing 20lbs… holy buckets! It’s crazy what a difference it can make. The goal of losing 20lbs is way more realistic to me after seeing and hearing what you were able to do! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Did you only eat better and walk? Heck I would much rather do that! I’ve been going to the gym 3 days a week for the past 2 months and keep going going up and down 5lbs. Frustrating!
    Also another reason to add to my list of “Why Rebecca NEEDS a Smartphone”…. My Fitness Pal app! :)ReplyCancel

we’ve sent out a holiday card every year since we’ve been married …and always one with a photo on it for the obvious reasons. : ) every year the list got longer on who we sent to. it took forever! Ryan’s not too into helping with this annual Christmas project, and he nixed my idea […]

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Last night I was volunteering at S.C.L.P. and A Christmas Song came on the radio as I was filling water bowls. It was enough to make me tear up. All the doggies alone in their kennels at Christmas. But then I thought of all the animals that are not cared for or loved who HAVE […]

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  • December 22, 2012 - 5:32 am

    Karla - I do pray for the homeless animals. I pray that they have shelter. Bless the shelters and all of the loving, dedicated volunteers who give up their time and talents to give love to these innocent, furry friends who love us unconditionally.ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2012 - 5:38 am

    mona - This warms my heart. I love that a kind, thoughtful, giving person gave all of the sweet animals stockings! Makes me smile from ear to ear. I’d love to be able to adopt each and every furry being.ReplyCancel

how’s everyone fairing with all this white stuff? how many inches did we get, like 8??  it’s sure pretty. now about this baby bear: he’s squishy and smells amazing. Jens is so blessed to have awesome parents.

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  • December 21, 2012 - 12:36 am

    Kirsten - Thank YOU so much Stacy for capturing our little man so wonderfully!! You were AMAZING with him!! He’s changed so much already we will cherish these photos FOREVER!! I was so tired this day as we had a rough couple nights I almost cancelled but seeing the photos I’m so thankful I didn’t!!ReplyCancel

  • December 21, 2012 - 3:58 am

    Janet Boltz - Loved looking at the pictures. Our latest grandson was born
    September 21st so they are about the same age. They get cuter and cuter. Glad I saw themReplyCancel

you: Stacy, do you like giving photography as gifts? me: um, yeah. you: but don’t they cost an arm and a leg? me: absolutely not! everything here was under $40. *but* you do need to have fantastic photography to begin with to create your works of art, i must say. eh hem. now booking for […]

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  • December 19, 2012 - 3:59 am

    mona - I always enjoy seeing the personal touches around your warm, cozy home. I actually ordered the Pinhole memory game for Quinn last week. Shhhhh don’t tell her! I’ll let you know how it turns out. She is unbeatable, so excited for her to see herself on the game pieces!

    LOVE how you turned the cabinet into a coffe table. It’s so pretty and functional :)ReplyCancel

so here they are! some of our favorites from our time with Tara Whitney in Orange County! Ryan says we [Tara and I] are remarkably similar. That makes me happy because I admire her spirit so much. We met at 4pm in front of an antique store… we shot there for an hour before they […]

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  • December 17, 2012 - 6:46 pm

    Tristan - Love, love that last one! And I love Tara so much…I’ve been following her blog for so long. She did a great job on you two!ReplyCancel

  • December 17, 2012 - 11:52 pm

    Whitne - Love Love Love the photos…and you two also! 😉ReplyCancel

  • December 18, 2012 - 4:14 am

    Megan - You two are so adorable!ReplyCancel

  • December 19, 2012 - 4:01 am

    mona - You know I think your pictures turned out beautiful! Can’t wait to see which one I get!ReplyCancel

at the beginning of December when we make our holiday travel/gathering plans with the family, we make list after list of all the things to shop for [not just gifts to wrap and put under the tree…but also the countless hostess gifts, bottles of wine, etc and appetizer-party fare]. but this year it’s pretty simple. […]

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