Come Follow Me @ DreamUp Studios

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What would you think if I told you that tomorrow you were going to wake up and be responsible for two teenagers and two toddlers, all at the same time, all under the same roof? Nuts? Perhaps that would have been my response too, until I lived it. Combing Anthony's children with mine has been one of … [Read more...]

Meet Anthony, my betrothed

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It's not everyday that you meet a women as loved as I am. I meet and feel in love with the most amazing, good-hearted man I'd ever known. We were blessed to live in wedded bliss for nine long years and have two adorable, sweet-as-pie, babies and then suddenly that man was taken from me; he was … [Read more...]

An ocean filled with roses

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Sometimes my emotions are so raw they feel like glass. I feel frozen. I feel like if I move I will surly get cut. If I look back and cry a shard will slice through my arm and cut off my hand. If I look forward and put on a smile a shard will slice through my leg and cut off my foot. But … [Read more...]

Another birth story

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Baby Jonah has arrived!! Here is how that day went: "Daniel wakes up from a late nap cause he's been sick and without much thought I give him the heads up that I may be in early labor. He helps me pack the last of my things and takes my suitcase downstairs while I start to enjoy a bath. He comes … [Read more...]

Eight months and excited!

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Hey guys!! As I write this I am eight months pregnant with my second kid. This one is a boy and although it took some time for me to warm up to that fact I am beyond excited now! I'm excited for this little bundle of joy and sunshine to get out of my belly and join our family. So many adventures … [Read more...]

My dream wedding colors

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I had a crappy wedding. It was pretty much on purpose as I had no money and my only care at the time was to wed my beloved. Nine years later now, every once in awhile, I dream about what my perfect wedding would look like. Today it involves sparkle, shine, glitter, sophistication and a touch of … [Read more...]

How do I get a job creating paint colors?

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I get a lot of spam comments on this blog and thus I find myself ignoring the real ones as well. I'm so sorry!! I've finally replied to all the ones that seemed legit, sorry it took so long! One of the recurring questions I've been getting is, "where can I buy these colors?" The simple answer is … [Read more...]

Six moths old today

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Madeline, my dear sweet baby girl. If only my heart could form words instead of my mind, this would come out more accurately and articulate. That is, if the words my heart could speak weren't above all those in existence, which they probably are. You, my miracle, fill the world with such light and … [Read more...]

Baby’s first hair cut

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My sweet baby has been unusually fussy all week. But this afternoon she had a moment after eating and napping that she was her happy self again. Being the wise mother that I sometimes am, I decided to snatch the moment up and do something that was long overdo. My baby, a week away from being five … [Read more...]

Postpartum roller-coaster

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How do I feel? What a loaded question. A question that I've been asked a million times since giving birth. I understand why people ask it; they care. They want to help, if there is a problem, if they can. They are in my presence and it's a good/common/acceptable conversation starter. It's a … [Read more...]