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I’ve introduced you to my mom, Martha. She’s amazing – have I told you that? While I drive my organization and drafting skills from my dad, my love for color and creativity through medium comes from my Mom. When I was in high-school she started a quilt for me. There were many late nights spend toiling away with thimbles, needles and thread. While I was writing papers or fighting through algebra problems, she was there hand stitching her love for me. The bugs & butterfly quilt, titled metamorphasis, was something to represent a mother’s love I think. Whenever we’d fight or I’d be a not-so-nice teenager, she’d be there slaving on this quilt. Tears and blood went into this amazing piece of art that is truly priceless. I don’t think there is a memory of my teenage years that isn’t without this …

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So I’m taking the day off. Enjoy a slice of cake if you have some around the house, or just imagine enjoying some cake. Biographical portrait, taken by Evelyn, and then she dropped my camera and broke my lens. Good thing I was smiling then because I wasn’t smiling shortly after. All is well that ends well. I’ve finally replaced my lens so you’ll be getting a plethora of new photos pretty darn soon! I’ll be back to email tomorrow to those of you who I am working with. Hooray for the big 28!

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Okay – so those of you that follow the blog may know that David is Type 1 diabetic. While we manage the condition and have a positive outlook it was devastating when he was first diagnosed. Blood sugars are not so easy to manage – giving multiple injections to a child that just turned 4 seemed cruel. Brian and I stopped going out on dates because there was no one who knew how to take care of David’s diabetic needs (and I had trust issues). In addition, I was 5 months pregnant, expecting our 3rd child when he was diagnosed. Overwhelmed to say the least, I turned to two of the only people who I knew could help us though. Help me be calm, help David feel like a kid again. My cousin Katie is a year younger than me. She is …

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So it finally happened. After two perfect children who never climbed out of their crib once until they moved into a big-kid bed at age 2.5, I now have a child who fears nothing. Easter weekend, Charlie decided he wanted to out-do the Easter Bunny this year and show his siblings how much of a dare-devil he could be. Ten months, a child that puts EVERYTHING in his mouth, likes to roll/climb/crawl everywhere – and now he dives out of his crib. Hippity hoppity hippity hoppity look at Charlie go! His mattress is now lower then the lowest setting. Here’s to hoping he stays put for at least a few more months before the next acrobatic trick. PS – like that sweet potato smudge between the eyes? We’ve got a picture of each of the kids with that look. Man, they love …

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This week David has shown an interest in my camera so we did a small lesson on cropping and focusing in on your subject matter. Here’s the outcome, all shot by my little man (and straight out of the camera) : 50mm f1.8 – over exposed (manual exposure) ISO 1600 – white balance, auto Trying to get proofs done, not having much success – 50mm f2.4 – still over exposed (manual exp) ISO 800 – white balance, auto perfect exposure – photographer in the making! 50mm f1.8 – white balance, auto – ISO 400

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How I doth love thee – when we’re apart, my heart does surely bleed! I don’t know what it is about Delia’s but I’ve been a fan since the wee age of 13. You’d think I’d grow out of this tween/teenangester clothing line now that I have three children but every couple of years or so I check out their website and fall in love with them all over again. Maybe I’m a rebel at heart. Maybe I still look for youth in such a serious adult life, whatever it may be, I know for certain – - these colors make me happy when the days are sometimes gray. Now if only I were that skinny…and had rock hard abs…and well nevermind!

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So I turned the big 27 last Tuesday and have been collecting some cash gifts as a result. Thanks family :) While pondering what I could spend this cash on (seeing that I haven’t bought an article of clothing/accessories for myself since 2007), I think I’ve found the perfect purchase. I admit, buying things for myself is a hard thing to do these days. When it comes down to it I’ve kind of become a comparison shopper. My thought process usually goes as follows, “$100 shoes vs. $100 vial of insulin” or “clothes for me vs. clothes for 4 year old who’s finally growing now that his body is on insulin therapy.” Or maybe “new car/$400 monthly payment or $400 worth of prescriptions/month for healthy child”. Not that I’m complaining – I find that even with the difficulties that we face as …

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So I thought it would be easier to find new frames but now I’m feeling hopeless. I guess it goes that when you have an idea about what you want, you inevitably can not find it. I’m super sight challenged and have worn glasses since I was 18 months old for various reasons. Now that I’m going to have another baby, I know my prescription will change yet again as it has with every other pregnancy and I’ll be even blinder than before. After hours of searching, this is what I’ve come up with. I initially wanted some super lemon opaque square frames but alas they don’t exist, not with the chunky sides. So here are some others that have caught my eye. Granted I won’t be buying for another 6 months due to the fact that they don’t recommend getting new …

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In this economy, it’s more important than ever for consumers to know who’s behind the wheel in a business before making a purchase. Special event stationery and invitations are no exception, seeing that they can be significant in how they emulate what type of event is being thrown and can take up a large chunk of the event budget. This is a small series that will be posted throughout the next few weeks giving insight into the business brains behind the designs and a little about my process, designs and why I do what I do. What is the name of your business? I’m DBA Dingbat Press. Sometimes I get funny reactions and snickers from people when they hear my business name as they think I’m the dingbat (which in some cases I can be), however the historical reference behind the name …

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