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Dawn Michelle
Connecticut
I am a "life artist"
Interests: shopping, reading, writing, photography, scrapbooking, crafting, and spending time with my family and friends
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As many of you know, I have been passionate about preserving my family's memories for a long time. I proudly wear many "hats": scrapbooker (traditional and digital), card maker, mixed media artist, and photographer. Recently, I added CLOSE TO MY... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2014 at The Way I See Things
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Jan 21, 2014
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As the year 2014 began I joined writer/artist Ali Edward's class called One Little Word 2014. This class is a year-long project that has you focus on making one word a focal point in your life for an entire year.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at The Way I See Things
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As 2014 begins, I think about my two sons who are nearly grown up and will be leaving “the nest” all too soon, and reflect on the “life lessons” I’ve shared with them. There is always a lot of pressure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at The Way I See Things
After all the snow and stormy weather we endured here in Connecticut this past year, our school year has finally ended. Both of sons have left for camp: one a CIT and the other a junior counselor. Back at a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2013 at The Way I See Things
Hi all! I know its been a really long time since my last post. I've been trying to figure out exactly what I want this blog to be about. Obviously it's about the way I see things, my perspective, etc... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at The Way I See Things
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Are you camera shy? Do you raise your hand to block friends and family from taking your photo? Do you turn your head away during group photos? Do you simply refuse to be photographed? For a lot of you I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at The Way I See Things
"I hope things get back to normal soon." That's what a friend said to me recently after my father passed away from cancer. I appreciated the sentiment which had been echoed by others before her earlier in the week. Strangly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at The Way I See Things
It has been a while since my last post. Last month I discovered that I had Lynch Syndrome which places me at an increased risk for about a dozen cancers. After meeting with my team of doctors, I decided to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at The Way I See Things
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(wondering which one of these cancers I'm previving? ALL of them.) LYNCH SYNDROME. Two words that have changed my world forever. Tomorrow is Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Public Awareness Day. It is believed that nearly 600,000 Americans have Lynch Syndrome,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at The Way I See Things
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This weekend I had the opportunity to get away from the family and surround myself with dozens of inspiring gals at a scrapbooking retreat in Mystic, Connecticut. This one was hosted by Scrap-a-way Retreats. I have attended several different retreats... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at The Way I See Things
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Why is it so expensive to eat healthy foods? That was the big question I asked this week as I got started on the “road to a healthier 2012.” With holiday feasts behind me, I thought I would begin my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at The Way I See Things
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Hello 2012! It’s hard to believe that a new year has begun once again. 2011 was a roller coaster year for me. Like most of you, my year had its ups and downs. I had some high high-points (traveling to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at The Way I See Things
My youngest son started high school this Fall. Now with a freshman and sophomore in my midst, I am constantly reminded of their impending adulthood. Talk about "their future" is no longer this abstract topic that used to come up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at The Way I See Things
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LAKE NAKURU We had an incredible afternoon drive in Lake Nakuru before we checked into our next lodge. Evidence of Africa’s drought was everywhere from Nairobi to Amboseli; however, Lake Nakuru’s area seems to be unaffected. The grass was tall... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at The Way I See Things
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. . .AMBOSELI (continued) Over the next two days we had three more safari drives. Each animal was more captivating than the next. We were all so amazed that the wildlife didn't fear the safari vans (even when several surounded... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at The Way I See Things
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. . . AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK We were greeted at the gates of the park by women of the Masai tribe who live there. "Jambo" is swahili for hello and they were all very friendly. They were selling their wares... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at The Way I See Things
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THE STORY BEGINS . . . Planning the “adventure of a lifetime” is not something that is done quickly. It was almost a year ago (summer of 2010) when my best friend, Jen, asked me if I still had any... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at The Way I See Things
Sorry I've been MIA this summer. Lots of traveling and little internet access. This writer will return to regular blogging in September with lots of great stories to share from my summer adventures! Stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at The Way I See Things
Sorry I've been MIA this summer. Lots of traveling and little internet access. This writer will return to regular blogging in September with lots of great stories to share from my summer adventures! Stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at The Way I See Things
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The one thing I like better than serving a great meal is serving a great meal that I didn't have to spend all day cooking! If you like Chicken and Dumplings but don't have a lot of time on your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at The Way I See Things
He needs me. I can comfort him in a way that no one else can. With me he knows he is safe and loved. As soon as my child was born I knew these things to be true. When I... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at The Way I See Things
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I am a true FOODIE. I am one of those "I LIVE TO EAT, rather than eat to live" kind of gals. I like variety which means I don't like eating the same foods week after week. My kids have... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at The Way I See Things
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I must be getting older because the weeks seem to be passing by much more quickly nowadays. Every day last week I told myself that I wanted to sit down and post on my blog and yet, each day would... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at The Way I See Things
Sending out happy mother's day wishes from "tha hood" -- Have a great weekend!!! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at The Way I See Things