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Monnie Silva
Main Street, USA
Indie Dreams and Pretty Things is about sharing things that inspire and bring joy to others.
Interests: Crafts, photography, music, art, Disneyland, California, Nashville, Los Angeles, laughter, inspiration, dyi
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of healing recently, and how it’s been relating to this present time in my life. I’ve experienced many losses over the past year. Some have pierced so deep, it was as if my soul was bleeding out and I was rushed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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“After two years we felt that we could approach your sixteen verses of the fourth chapter of Genesis. My old gentlemen felt that these words were very important too—‘Thou shalt’ and ‘Do thou.’ And this was the gold from our mining: ‘Thou mayest.’ ‘Thou mayest rule over sin.’ The old... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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My sister's been in town for the last month. It's been a lot of fun! I've been wanted to try working with clay and crafts are always fun with someone else, so we decided to have a craft day last week! I do not know the first thing about clay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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A few weeks ago, I got to spend the afternoon with my dear friend, Zuheily. She's having a little baby girl soon and she's super excited to meet her. She showed me all of the pretty bows and cute little shoes she has ready for little Princess Leilani when she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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Lee and Carol Anne Eby met in a pretty unexpected way. It was 1956 and Carol Anne was about half way done with her senior year of college in Nashville, Tennessee. She was president of her senior class and was also in charge of an exciting new event at her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
Monnie Silva is now following Joy
Apr 7, 2014
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We moved from Southern California to Nashville, TN in August of 2010. I had never been to Nashville before, save for one week the summer prior when my husband's older sister got married. I remembered it being hot and rainy and having lots and lots of trees. I saw my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
Monnie Silva is now following Jenna Jackson
Mar 16, 2014
Monnie Silva is now following BlythePonytailParades
Mar 16, 2014
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If you have had the chance to come visit our house, you've probably seen all the crazy bright colored pillows, pictures, blankets, and fun drawings on our chalk wall. I feel like my home is a great place to express myself and who I am and I'm so lucky I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
Monnie Silva is now following Reel Talk with Laura
Feb 1, 2014
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JT and I moved into our house a little over a year ago. When we found our house, it seemed to be the perfect size with fun character! We had been stuck in a tiny apartment for two years and we were starting to burst at the seams! It was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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Sunday evening was coming to a close and the forecast said we were getting snow! I was excited!! Except for the fact the low for the night was going to be 3. Eek!! So, I thought that called for baking something yummy that also warmed the soul. It just so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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Oh goodness! These past few months have been so crazy busy! I swear! It's like I blinked and all of the sudden it was Fall! When fall comes around, I'm always so pumped! There's Thanksgiving, my birthday, CHRISTMAS!! All crammed into two months with all kinds of festivities and crafts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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Gah! Three day weekends are the best! I get excited every time I see one approaching on the calendar. I mentally cross out the days in my head, planning what I am going to do with our gift of one extra day to do what we please and relax! Sure,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
Psalm 121 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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Last weekend I flew back from visiting my family and friends in California. I get to fly back once or twice a year and its always something I look foward to! I catch up with with everyone, hang out, and eat good food! This last time I went, I swapped... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
Monnie Silva is now following A Beautiful Mess
Jun 1, 2013
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Fashion: A popular trend, make into popular form. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: My name is Laura and I am passionate about fashion! As a little girl, my mom used to dress me up in cute little dresses, complete with matching shoes, hair bows, and even socks! As I got older, I rebelled quite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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About two weeks ago, I took on the project of making a dress. I was really excited and a tad nervous! The only "training" in sewing I've had was a sewing class I took when I was in eighth grade...that was what?....11-12 years ago? In that class, I just learned... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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This week is "The Great Staycation!" I took some time from work to relax and have some free time. I've had a few projects in line and I've been itching to get them done. It's only Tuesday and I feel like I've already owned this week like a boss! As... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
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When I was a little girl, every Sunday after church my family would drive out to visit my grandparents. For me, it was something I always looked forward to because that meant spending time with my Grandma Peggy, who was always waiting with a fun craft or project to start!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Indie Dreams and Pretty Things
Monnie Silva is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 18, 2013