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dani
Kansas City, MO
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Whoa. It's been awhile, huh? I'm sorry I left without a word and haven't updated in so long. Life has really changed! If you're wanting to catch up with me, please come visit me at my new blog! And of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
It's been on my mind a lot lately. I just really want to be kind. And I'm not going to be perfect at it. But I want to try. There are a handful of people on this earth who would say that I am not a kind person at all.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
Neil called me on my birthday (he was doing some side work for a family in Lee's Summit) and said, "Your birthday is good luck! I just got a phone call about work!" (I hesitate now to remind him that in 2009, on my birthday, he was informed he was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
I always said I would never put fake flowers on my daughter's head... But I couldn't help myself... we were getting ready to go my cousin's baby shower... and I just thought, what if I saw how they looked? And they were sooooooo cute. The headband didn't last very long... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
I'm feeling a bit tender today. That's the best way I can think to describe it. I'm always so amazed by people who (seemingly) go so confidently about life. I hang on to everything. Overanalyze. Obsess over everything I probably did wrong or why someone certainly just doesn't like me.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
(May 20th, 3 days old. I love how her ears look a bit pointed and elvish here...) Sometimes, (as many babies do) when Ember is napping, she'll let out a small cry, or a whimper. And make such a sad, or slightly alarmed face. And I'm not sure if it's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
It took me awhile to get used to using our moby wrap. It's great - but definitely took practice, wrapping, wrapping and wrapping some more to feel totally comfortable using it. But now, we've got it down. And Ember is free to look around, take in the world around her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
So, after working on Elimination Communication (more about later, but I can just say, it's crazy awesome), Ember likes to look in the bathroom or bedroom mirror and talk, laugh, smile at the reflections. Silly baby. Silly momma. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
Ember is two months old today, and a total chatterbox in the mornings: (Ember is Two Months Old - And Talking All About It! from dani johnston on Vimeo.) I really can't believe it's been two months since she arrived. It's no time at all and it's forever and ever.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at dirty feet. wide open mind.
I love the tags hanging like that... definitely going to have to bookmark that idea!! Gorgeous page!
Wow. This was a lot to read and digest. I've had it up i my browser for awhile trying to come up with the perfect thing to say even though I know there isn't one. My story is nothing like this really, but I can relate to physical and emotional abuse too well. Thank you for sharing this, and sharing your strength, and I hope it was even just a little healing for you... xoxo.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2010 on my story at Soldier Girl's Thoughts
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Wow. This was so much to read and digest. I've had it up in my browser thinking about the perfect thing to thing, even though I know there isn't one. My story is nothing like this, completely different really, but I can relate to emotional and psychical abuse too well. I'm glad you shared this and hope it was even just a little healing for you... xoxo.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2010 on my story at Soldier Girl's Thoughts
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".. my healing is a progress it seems like every time I feel like I am showing change and proof there is always somebody on the outside looking in with lack of knowledge but only what they think they know trying to tell me otherwise." I SO get this.... everyday it seems like I battle it. It is so easy to look in on others, with little to no information or the WRONG information, and pass so much judgement and opinion. Some days it's hard for me to remember to stand firm in what I know and what I'm trying to do, and not getting rattled. But I just gotta keep trying! Love this post.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2010 on {my progress} at Soldier Girl's Thoughts
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:) yay! I didn't get to try this out the first time around, but I'm excited to check it out this time and hopefully get some inspiration/motivation from it!
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2010 on its'a coming back at Soldier Girl's Thoughts
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mmmm apple crisp. these are such lovely images, what a gorgeous place. I have the froggiest front yard and I'm terrified about stepping on frogs. The other day, one jumped up my pant leg and hitched a ride until I shook him out!
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2010 on Weekend At The Farm at Clockwork Lemon
awww, this does look SO fun!
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2010 on Girls who like rainbows.... at Splendid
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these are just gorgeous...!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2010 on Altering Mood at Soldier Girl's Thoughts
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this is all so cozy and aumtumnish. love it. those prints at the bottom are especially awesome.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2010 on feather your nest; fall finds at Splendid
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That ring is sooo lovely.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2010 on mas moda; where have all the roses gone? at Splendid
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:) thank you.
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Oh yes, going has definitely been interesting lately, lol!
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:) :) :) thank you!!
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thank you - and me too! :)
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anything with a 7 in it is a great date!! Congrats on 24 years and happy early anniversary!! :)
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SO weird!
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