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tracie stier-johnson
north carolina
I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.
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way too cute!! love the photography + styling too! ;0
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2011 on HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! at SHIM + SONS
melissa! beautiful words here and such encouragement!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2011 on I Am A Mother of Daughters at Madabella
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oh melissa! how beautiful is this!? i love the "thrill" i feel inside when my girls give me little glimpses of their knowledge of eternity!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2011 on Step Into Darkness at Madabella
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would be blessed by any additional prayers for sure! timely, in fact, i just posted today on "changing my mind" from praying for his salvation to praying for his RADICAL salvation! my husbands name is curt. we have 4 daughters ... 3 are saved, and the littlest {4} will be! ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2011 on A Change of Heart at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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i am so seriously blessed to have found this site! i never knew anything like it existed and am truly encouraged! blessings to you both and praying for us all!
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2011 on A Change of Heart at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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melissa, thank you for sharing this beautiful story! beautiful reminder that God KNOWS us, loves us, cares for us and HEARS us!!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2011 on When God Takes A Photograph at Madabella
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beautiful, true, inspiring ... and faithful! just what i needed to read this morning ...
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2011 on New Year's Continuation at Madabella
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super love!
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2010 on day 24 // hot chocolate kits at SHIM + SONS
no pressure, but would super love to see the class projects you came up with! well ... actually, i love to see anything you come up with! ;) merry Christmas!!
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2010 on days 13-20 // parties + packing at SHIM + SONS
you don't mind if i add this one to my repertoire too? ;)
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2010 on a non-girly birthday present at SHIM + SONS
A.MAZ.ING!!! totally love it!
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2010 on poor man's letterpress at giddygiddy
ohmyword, this is beautiful!!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2010 on saying goodbye at SHIM + SONS
sarah! i love this spot you have here and what you're doing! can't wait to read more! and of course, i love the "fostering" of horses! ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2010 on Day 24 at Unexplainable Grace
thank you, thank you!! it's beautiful ... love it!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2009 on MANY THANKS { free download card design } at heysusy
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dear miss susy! {i like calling you miss susy} ;) press is always a hard call. i love your advice of not jumping the gun. we get anxious to receive the press, but you're right ... we should take a bit to make sure it's the right fit and to ask the right questions. lessons are lessons for a reason though, i suppose. love that you shared yours. your designs are exquisite and now more have been introduced to them! ;) have a beautiful day! ooo, and i just got to my calendar package ... i'm so loving it and wishing it were 2010 already! thank you for the sweet treats too! ;)
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beautiful images kelli!! great job!
i detest packing!!! this is beyond brilliant! thanks for the great info!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2009 on What To Pack? at A Day In Your Life Photo Blog
beautiful shots!!
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2009 on Beach Shoot! at A Day In Your Life Photo Blog
hey kelli! i think the 3 biggest things you can do ... well 4 ... link posts to twitter & facebook, comment generously on other blogs {that gets people clicking to yours}, and post often. the posting often thing with 4 kids {you & i both}, lots of times during weekend nap/rest, or after bedtimes, i go through those 'great topic posts' i have saved up and i'll write them and schedule them for the week. and if i get time during the week, i'll write another one or two for the following week. then i'm not stressed each day trying to write posts. but i would definitely strive for 3-4 posts a day for better readership. then ppl know there's something fresh when they check back. hope this is helpful!!
i'm here, i'm here! ;) it is definitely a struggle to get a blog off the ground & running. and there have been many, many times i wonder why i'm really doing this, who really cares and is anybody reading? it's a huge reason i decided to merge my blog into my personal/photography blog ... i've decided if no one reads it, it's at least a journal of our lives, my careers, my interests and for no one but me. i'm so surprised when i check my stats and see there are over 400 readers a day ... say what?!? used to be my 5 friends that were avid readers. i think it helps to link your blog posts to your facebook and twitter accounts {when you have new posts}, that seems to always draw more readers on a day. i don't do this always, but sometimes i do. anyway ... i'm here and i'm reading ... :)