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Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney

cameron plus whitney

I have mentioned Cameron’s work before and I’m massively excited to say that I am a recipient of his amazing work. For a short time, he was accepting commissions via his Etsy shop and I quickly jumped on the chance. Here are the results!

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Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney
Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney
Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney
Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney

Thank you so much, Cameron!

All photos taken by Cameron.

30 Days of Lists – If I Won the Lottery


30 Days of Lists

Day 23: If I Won the Lottery

  1. I would pay off my debt.
  2. I would buy my mom a house.
  3. I would buy my brother a house.
  4. I would buy myself a house.
  5. I would have my schooling fully paid for.
  6. I would create my dream space.
  7. I would eat at the most amazing (and expensive) restaurant and not worry about the check.
  8. Donate to a charity. Not sure which but I would research that.
  9. I would see family more by flying to see them and vice versa.
  10. I would travel to places I’ve never been.

Over the weekend, Ryan and I were taken to downtown Denver to walk around by some friends. We went to the the Tattered Cover book store where I bought my first high altitude cookbook. We also visited the I heart Denver store where they have an amazing variety by local artists. Ryan bought a cutest needle felting kit of an owl. I will let you know how it comes out.

downtown denver
downtown denver union station

here are some adorable crochet scarves I spotted at I heart Denver.
i heart denver

30 Days of Lists – People I Love


30 Days of Lists

Day 3: People I Love

  1. Ryan has been such a rock in my life. He gives me strength, makes my laugh, and supports me endlessly.
  2. My many, many family members. My parents, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, and my hundred cousins. I love them all. I have grown to love Ryan’s family as well. They are a welcoming and loving little bunch!
  3. I am lucky to have a small group of friends that have stuck with me through thick and thin. I am greatful to have them in my life.
  4. I can’t leave out my pretty cat, Alice. She is the cutest, sassiest cat on the planet.

ryan and steph with sunglasses
steph and brother DJ[My brother, DJ, and me at a family reunion in 2006.]

steph and alisha at trapeze[This was taken after trapeze where we are tired and sweaty and gross.]

alice sleeping on steph[I don’t know why Alice feels the need to sleep on/near my head every night.]

Check out my other lists here.

Monthly Recap: May


Wow! I’m trying to think of everything that happened in May and it was quite a lot! Oh boy….

May 4th, I got the news that the place I work went bankrupt. They filed for chapter 7 and I had one hour to collect my things and get out. Such a weird feeling. I mostly enjoyed my job working in e-commerce, more than any other job I’ve ever had. And letting it go without any control over it was really strange. Since my accident on December 19th, I haven’t been working full time and lately, I’d only been working 12 hours a week, so going from 12 hours to 0 hours wasn’t really a huge adjustment. But it’s strange knowing that I can’t go back. After that, many, many hours of resume creation/editing ensued followed by half hearted job hunting. I wish I was creative and could make something amazing and not have to go to work. I want my home to be my workplace. Sigh…

On a more positive note, with all my free time, May was a huge beauty month for me. I’m not really into dressing up or putting on make up or doing my hair but because I have the time, why not? I have painted and repainted by nails at least once a week. Redyed my hair the pinkest I could possible get it. I bought a curling iron and curled my hair! Took the time to put on make-up more than a couple times. I think I’m liking it more and more. Eeek! In the top left picture, I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects and used the OPI Black Shatter on top of pink and teal polish to achieve the other looks.

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