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Camera Cake : Cake Boss Style

I channeled my inner Cake Boss yesterday. It is my brother’s birthday today and I got this crazy idea to make him a cake…. I have never done anything like this, and, in typical Shyla fashion, I think I can make something and end up spending WAY too much time and money in the quest. […]

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Holland. Part II

  More of the Holland I saw… The cheese… Oh, Lordy.. THE CHEESE.  I brought like 4 rounds home in my suitcase. The Het Jonge Schaap capwinder sawmill.  This kinda blew my mind. A working sawmill… and grasping the concept of wind power.   This is the wooden shoe factory… Again, I was pretty much […]

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Fleeing the Country…

  This is my public out of office reply. I’m heading to Holland this evening to kick off wedding season Netherlands style.  Given the distance, I am taking a few extra days to explore before the wedding, but will be back in the saddle May 11, 2011. If I can blog, I will.  But until […]

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Birds of a feather.

My hair stylist has been trying to convince me to sport blue or pink or even purple streaks in my hair for some time now. Just a few underneath… barely noticeable… but still, something along the lines of commitment phobia spring up and just can’t do it. BUT when I was traveling a few weeks […]

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The Santa Anas

The Santa Anas… those oddly warm winds that blow through southern California and are often attributed to fanning wildfires. Familiar with them?Well, during last week’s stint in SoCal and Vegas, those winds were a blowin’. Not in the physical sense, but in a LIFE sense. Does that even make ‘SENSE’? Much happened, I was challenged, […]

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Happy Christmas.

I seem to find it easy to procrastinate on anything BUT decorating for Christmas. Once Thanksgiving was officially over and everyone else got up at 3 am to go shopping…. I got up at 3am to get my tree on. Ok — maybe not 3 a.m. but 4 a.m. – I am sure of it. […]

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Italy [part 2] :: The Rome I saw.

St Peter’s Basilica at Night Underground Subway St Peter’s Basilica inside And the Colosseum (Both before and after the drama debacle) The band. I think I shall name them ‘The Victim and the Calvary’

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Italy :: the drama, the prayers, & the power of social network.

Roaming around Rome last week began as any other day. You know, a visit to the Colosseum — The Palentine — The Sistine Chapel — Vatican — St. Peter’s Basilica — The Pantheon — Trevi Fountain. I’m talking whirlwind tour here. We crammed it all into a day so we could leave Rome early and […]

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Italy [part 1]

*note* My apologies for the small photos. Since I do not have my laptop, we will have to settle for smaller photos than normal but I will replace them when I return to the states. In the meantime…. It’s nearly 1am and I am exhausted. There will be more stories to come but we are […]

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Fourth o’ July

I live in quite possibly the most perfect townEvery season makes me feel like I’ve walked into a Norman Rockwell painting and The fourth of July was no exception. It’s the weekend that this town comes truly alive. This year our community of friends walked in the Horribles parade and I had the pleasure of […]

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Danielle + Erik | part 1

My Danielle. My beautiful Danielle. I knew she would make a beautiful bride but I must admit I was literally blown away with how AMAZING she looked. Seeing her all put together literally took my breath away. I know these are a little out of order but bear with me…. I had to post these […]

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The Crafty MOH

So, If you know me, you know that I have this crazy obsession with crafts and making things. It fuels a fire in me that turns me into some crazy woman. yes, CRAZY. I get this idea in my head that if it doesn’t involve heavy machinery or quantum physics, then I can make it. […]

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San Miguel de Allende :: in Color

… and here are a few more images from the trip in COLOR!   The streets of Guanajuato MX The driving streets of Guanajuato are all under the city. They are old aqueducts! The view from my room in GTO Universidad de Guanajuato Piles and Piles of chicken feet…… yum? Callejon de besos. The kissing […]

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San Miguel de Allende :: in Black & White

I spent last week in sunny beautiful Mexico. Throughout my wedding career I have had the pleasure of traveling to Mexico for several weddings but nothing was like this trip. I was proffered to see the REAL Mexico instead of the “resort-style” Mexico I was so used to. We ended up DRIVING down to San […]

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Daniel | the texican

Meet Daniel. a.k.a Horchata a.k.a the Texican a.k.a the next up and coming country artist. um. well TECHNICALLY the boy doesn’t sing country but after out little portrait session, he now has plenty of images to use just in case he ever WANTED to put out a country album. [wink] see what I mean?

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