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You need your neck

I know because I haven’t been able to move mine all day. I woke up this morning with a slight crick in my neck and it just continued to get worse all day. Even after I took Advil, my condition declined. Right now I look totally stupid. I have to kind of hang my head because I cannot hold it up, so I have to look up with my eyes in order to see what’s straight in front of me.

The funny thing is, I was making myself look very similar to this yesterday at my friend Magen’s birthday party because I was trying to be silly. We were making funny faces and taking pictures of ourselves. Is it possible that, after all the times I was told as a kid not to make a face because “it might get stuck like that”, it’s actually happening to me right now?!

Here are some things you cannot do without your neck:

1) Check your blind spot while driving.
2) Turn around to look behind you when someone calls your name.
3) Play ping-pong (possibly the most tragic complication).
4) Look to see if the cloud cover has dissipated.
5) Keep Buddy from licking your face.

Here’s a couple of fun pictures I found of Stan and I from when we were in NYC last February. Enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Making stuff is fun.

It seems like I have been looking for some cute vintage chairs to add to my living room forever. I went to Ikea, Target, antique stores, Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond, and more, hoping to find what I was looking for. Well, the other day I was in Thrift Town and I saw these two HIDEOUS chairs and I knew right away that I had to have them! They were $9.99 each “As Is”, which included mold stains, water damage, and paint splattered all over the wood and the cushions. Even the bottom of one of the seats was cracked.

As I sat there, head cocked to one side, looking at these pitiful things, I started to feel sad. I could see that underneath the wear and tear, there were two beautiful, sturdy, and classy chairs that had now been neglected for many years. The same feeling that I had when I picked Buddy out from amongst his puppy brothers and sisters (he was the runt and they were jumping on him as he shook in the corner) now washed over me and I knew I had to rescue these poor chairs.

With just a little TLC and some help from my Dad, we gave these chairs new life and I am very pleased with the results. ๐Ÿ™‚ All together, the cost of these chairs (paint + materials + glue gun + glue + staples) was $75 ($37.50 each). The best part was definitely the time I got to spend with my Dad working on this. We hardly ever get to do this type of thing anymore now that I am away from home. It was a great reminder that he is an all-wise, creative handy-man and I his trusty little extra-pair-of-hands sidekick. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before pictures (these do not do justice to just how nasty these things were):

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you guys recognize my coffee cup, right? had to put it down to take the pic! ๐Ÿ™‚

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And after:

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Just doing stuff

Hey everyone!

I haven’t blogged in a couple of days because I’ve just been doing a bunch of boring stuff and I didn’t want to bore yall, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been getting some stuff done for the Bridal Extravaganza (June 10th – Palmer Events Center – come see me!!) and getting ready for my week at Camp Allen. I am going there to help out next week and I cannot wait! This is the summer camp I worked at in college and I’m so excited because a bunch of my old friends will be there to help out too. I am the official photographer for the week, so that will be fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

One cool thing is that my folks stopped by our house yesterday on the way to their log cabin vacation “somewhere near San Antonio”. They are so cute. My dad helped me with a little project I’ll show you tomorrow and it turned out SO great!

Anyway, I’ll post some pictures from that project tomorrow, but that’s about all I have for now. Also, check back for pictures from Whitney and Dustin’s fabulous engagement session that I’ll post on Friday!

Peace and love,
Stacy

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Jennie & Marcus Encore

So many people have asked to see more of Jennie & Marcus’s engagement pictures (THANK YOU for your support!) that I decided to add a few on the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ They have an online viewing and ordering site with 250+ pictures, so if you’re a friend of theirs, hit them up for the link! Here’s a few more of my favorites. Thanks again to everyone for your encouraging emails and comments – I am so glad that these pictures made you smile. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can hardly take much credit – Jennie & Marcus were totally amazing for my camera!

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Jennie & Marcus: Engaged!

Last night I had the absolute best time with Jennie and Marcus as we were shooting their engagement pics! First of all, I am totally in love with this couple. Jennie and I knew each other in college through our mutual friend, Meredith. Mere was the maid of honor in my wedding and soon she’ll be the maid of honor in Jennie’s wedding in January! (Mere is pretty honorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I am so thrilled and blessed to get to share Jennie and Marcus’s big day with them. They are so perfect together – their chemistry is something you just want to step back and watch! They were willing to do anything for their pictures (even run through sprinklers – we didn’t, but they were willing!) and it made for some awesome pics! I asked them to trust me and they did that completely. And the whole time they couldn’t keep their hands or their eyes off one another. We all laughed so much and really enjoyed the evening together. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have many favorites, but here’s a few. Jennie & Marcus – I love yall and can’t wait for January 12th!

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