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Lisa Dickinson
Colorado
raising hell since 1971.
Interests: photography <br> scrapbooking <br> running <br> interior design <br> reading <br>
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Well here it is September (almost October!) and my hopes of falling back into a regular school/work/blog routine have kind of gotten sidetracked. Mike and the kids are back to their own schedules, which should logistically allow me to set... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Gettin' By
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It's the last weekend before the kids head back to school and the realization that we are officially finished with the elementary school years is starting to hit me. (gulp!) On Tuesday, Riely will board the bus for middle school... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Gettin' By
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Like most college girls in the early 90s, I owned the requisite denim overalls and wore them religiously with my flannel shirts & Doc Martens while listening to Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Several years after college, I revisited overalls as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Gettin' By
Hey Lauren! I do plan to do the Blogarage Sale! It will likely be in November when I am forced to clean off the dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner and get rid of stuff! :)
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I might still be recuperating* from a fun-filled weekend with a karaoke birthday party for Riely and an amazing Avett Brothers show at Red Rocks (posts on both to come soon!) but packing all the fun we can into these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Gettin' By
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After a whirlwind week of birthdays, anniversaries, swim meets, VBS and oh yeah - a parade!! it's finally Friday and we are looking forward to a relatively event-free weekend (Can I get a woo hoo!) And since everyone in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Gettin' By
Hey Kathleen! I do use page protectors (all my albums are American Crafts Modern Albums ) and they flatten dimensional items slightly, but they are roomy enough to still allow things to "pop" up a bit!
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Mike and celebrated our 18th anniversary on the 18th (does that make it our golden anniversary?!?) so I thought this week would be a perfect time to share a layout about us. It's another two-pager that features circles folded into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Gettin' By
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Sometimes you buy a piece of clothing with grand hopes that it will be become your next closet star...that piece that you'll reach for time and time again because it's the perfect combination of style and comfort (and it just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Gettin' By
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Lately I've been playing hooky from the blog in the name of all things summer. Sneaking away to the pool when I should be working....sipping birthday cake Slurpees when I should be having a protein shake...and convincing the family that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Gettin' By
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Summer is in full swing and while the 100˚temps make me whiny, I am enjoying the time spent keeping cool at the pool, cooking up seasonal favorites on the patio and sipping adult beverages on the front porch (because what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Gettin' By
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I know my WW posts have already firmly established my fondness for denim shorts + tees this season, and the fact that I've stocked up on these Old Navy tees and several pairs of Target shorts (I bought 3 pairs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Gettin' By
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When I first learned about the visual triangle in design (Debbie Hodge does a great job of explaining it here!) I'm not sure I fully appreciated the impact it could bring to a scrapbook page. It wasn't until I actually... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Gettin' By
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I've mentioned before that denim shorts are the mainstay of my summer wardrobe, simply for their utter versatility. But every now and then, I get a wild hair and venture outside that comfortable jean zone. Purchasing these floral shorts at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Gettin' By
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The latest issue of SCT is hot off the presses, and I hope you all are enjoying the magazine! Hard copies are now available at many Barnes & Nobles (you can check this link to see if your local store... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Gettin' By
Maybe we need to start a Green Romper Club, too! :)
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Summer may be fleeting in Colorado, but for the few months it does stick around, I like to indulge in some special skin care. Here are a few of the products I'm digging during the warm weather season! 01// Juice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Gettin' By
Yes Gina it was!! Ah, 1970s fashion! :)
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Well Nora if I can wear one at a 44, you can too! I've seen several at Target that are less teeny-bopper and more mature (ie, more coverage! :P )
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on Wardrobe Wednesday | Romper Room at Gettin' By
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Thanks Amy! It's good to be back :) And the hair is only good because my stylist Joy is a miracle worker!
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When I was seven I had a favorite romper. It was green terry cloth with white trim and I pretty much lived in it all summer - a summer that ironically also included viewings of Romper Room. I always watched... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Gettin' By
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I'm always looking for new ways to put a creative spin on classic design frameworks. I use the basic grid as a starting point for many of my pages, so finding new applications to use on those grids assures that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Gettin' By
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I know I continually expound the virtues of my Silhouette Cameo, but it truly did revolutionize my scrapping. And even though an electronic tool might not seem to simplify the scrapping process, this one really does help me a create... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Gettin' By
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Summer is in full swing around here (hello 97˚yesterday!) and so my job as family chauffeur has been expanded to include transporting kiddos to various summer camps, sports practices and social outings. And new to this summer's roster - a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Gettin' By
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I had a few requests to get off my lazy butt and bring back Wardrobe Wednesday. (Actually the requests were worded much more nicely than that, but I often need to speak sternly with myself in order to ever accomplish... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Gettin' By