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polaroid love.

29 Nov

top ten #841

17 Dec

The top ten(ish) local people/shops/businesses you should all look into:

#1. The Merry Wayhttps://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheMerryWay -I saw Brittany play in a coffee shop a few years back and remember thinking, how is this girl not in a bigger venue?! She is way too good and then throw in the talents of her husband and you have pure talent! Just bought their CD and after playing it on repeat, I’m stuck between Bulletwound and Stay God as my favorite. Download this people, every song is unique and worth the money!

#2. Bellamaine- available on itunes- love these guys, each of them talented and together have such great energy. Find them on itunes and become their friends on facebook for updates on their upcoming shows!

#3. Between the Lines – http://www.etsy.com/shop/betweenthelines also, check out Cassie’s blog for occasional giveaways and great decorating ideas.. http://www.cbmccully.blogspot.com – This girl makes me want to read more just so I can buy her bookmarks! Such a great gift idea…high quality, unique and so adorable!

#4. Stephanie D Photography – www.stephaniedphoto.com– a fantastic, local photographer with great experience. Although she takes a wide range of photography (from family sessions, weddings, etc.), her pictures of kids and babies are some of my favorite. I’ve had the opportunity to see her work at a shoot and she is such a great photographer to work with. She makes her clients feel comfortable and at ease and is great at listening to what they really want out of their time with her!

#5. Kaylee Eylander Photography http://www.kayleeeylanderphotography.com and check out Kaylee’s blog at http://www.eylanderphotographyblog.com -Kaylee’s portfolio speaks for itself. She makes me want to get better and better at photography becuase of the amazing photographs she takes. Whether your a senior, recently engaged or planning your big day…book Kaylee, she’s worth every penny!

#6. Simply Olive Photographyhttp://www.simplyolivephotography.blogspot.com – Brienne is a fablous photographer with such a big heart. Simply Olive is purely donation, which is absoluetling incredible since the pictures she takes are such high quality!

#7. Jessica Stuart Designshttp://jessicastuartdesigns.com/ -I used Jessica for my (soon to be) sister in-law’s bridal shower invites. Amazing attention to detail, fast turn around and extremely affordable. I HIGHLY reccomend her for any of your future wedding invites, christmas cards, party invitations, etc.

#8. Emilie McCormack – http://emiliemccormack.com – Check out Emilie on itunes! This girl is amazing, inside and out. If you ever get a chance to see her live, take the opportunity! Her presence on stage, speaks volumes! This is a girl who was truly born to worship and her personality is infectious.

#9. Design by Tanyahttp://designbytanya.com/– Tanya is an EXCELLENT graphic designer. Whether you prefer pretty little invites or an edgy logo, it appears Tanya’s talents are limitless. All of her designs are cutting edge, top of the line and stand out amongst the rest. Once I hit the jackpot and my clothing line becomes attainable (a girl can dream, right?) I would defiently use Tanya!

#10- Stefan Elmer Photographywww.StefanElmerPhotography.com– Stefan is a great photographer in Whatcom County. Check out his website! He has a great eye for nature shots and all things beautiful! From senior portraits to weddings and family photos, Stefan is excellent!

#11- Lyndsay Lamb Real Estate –http://www.lyndsaylambrealty.com/– If you are looking for a home in WA state, check out Lyndsay’s website. If you are looking for an agent to actually hear and cater to finding the home of your dreams, while keeping in mind your budget, give Lyndsay a call! Not only will you find a great real estate agent, but a life long friend. Also, make sure to click the link to her blog from her website, she has an amazing ability to turn ordinary pieces into unique treasures!

#12- Sweet Bliss Photograhpy- http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sweet-Bliss-Photography/149568618388968 Jenn is absolutely amazing. I love the color of her pictures. She is a natural at photography and seems to be getting better and better with each click of the camera. Check out her facebook page and look at her work, it simply speaks for itself!

….this list could really exceed 10…20…and even more, but that’s another post for another time! If you have some local favorites, please share!

*Also, don’t forget to check out Rockstar Diaries and Cupcakes & Cashmere on my blog roll. From fashion advice, decorating tips, giveaways and more….you’ll be an addicted reader in no time!

teamJENSEN part2.

12 Oct

Below is a part of an e-mail recently sent by Julie, Jensen’s mom:

…had a melt down and wouldn’t let us put him on the table for treatment. He was crying so hard and yelling at me that it’s all my fault that he has to do this. It was killing us, usually Jeff or I am able to deal with him and distract him from his negative mindset, but not last night. Even Auntie Charmae and all her joking antics wouldn’t distract him. It took us about 45 minutes or so to finally get him calmed down and then I promised to watch him on the screen from the other room and Jeff said he would stand right outside the door. They had to put his mask on and his mouth guard and then I stood there watching vigilantly because I was so afraid he would throw up inside that mask with the guard in his mouth and not be able to breathe. It was really freaking me out because the mask snaps to the table. If he threw up in it, it would be a very scary situation because Jensen can’t talk with a mouth guard in and he can’t turn on his side because he isn’t able to move his body like we are and his head is snapped down to the table!!! Now you can pray that I don’t have a heart attack!

Jeff and I were so overwhelmed with the stress of trying to get Jensen on the table last night that he had to walk out to get some air and I walked out with him crying. The 3 security guards standing there didn’t know what to think…well they didn’t know what to think when we walked in either…. with 13 of us!

I post this, not with the intent to cause an emotional reaction (however, I am certain it does), but to give you a glimpse of what Jensen at age 6 is going through, not to mention the rest of his family. Maybe you’ve been in their shoes, maybe you’re going through a similar situation or maybe you are fortunate enough to not even be able to comprehend. I wanted to paint a picture for you of a real boy, a real face, a real reality of who you are impacting when and if you make the choice to buy a pizza today in honor of Jensen Anderson. Your $2 from every pizza purchased today at our Lynden Papa Murphy’s, goes to him. A real 6-year-old boy, fighting for his life. Don’t count yourself short, you CAN make a difference.

Can’t buy a pizza? You can still give to an account set up at Bank of America. Mention that the account is in Texas and the number is 5860 1965 7528. You can also join the Anderson’s mailing list and get frequent updates on Jensen. Send Julie an e-mail and request to be added. Her e-mail is jand911 @ yahoo.com. (to avoid spaming, I have added the spacing, obviously there is no spaces in her address). If you can stop by and buy a pizza today, make sure and call ahead so you can avoid the lines; 360-354-5600.

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.Marian Wright Edelman

top ten #897.

3 Jun

The top ten people you will meet at the gym.

1. the old man whose frame is frail, but is religiously at the gym 5 days a week at 8pm on the dot…oxygen tank and all.

2. the girl who comes to “work out” yet never touches one piece of equipment and looks as if she just came from Prom.

3. the guy on the treadmill with jeans and flip flops.

4. the guy who is obviously exchanging his daily vitamins with some roids because his arms are permanently extended from his body as he makes waddling laps around the gym in between reps.

5. the three grandma’s in the lap pool who secretly wish they were on a syncronized swim team.

6. the 15 high school boys who lift weights in groups while all proudly wearing their schools weight training shirt while carrying an old milk jug full of water.

7. the married couple; where one isn’t as excited to be there as the other

8. the (what I like to call) inapporpriate gym clothes guy; too tight, too short, too white, too disturbing

9. the creeper; the guy that uses the gym as another form of online dating

10. and the rare 10% of humanity that uses the gym for all intent and purposes…to work out.

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