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Bron - I just clicked on your blog through pinterest. I was lookibg at your materity style, which looks amazing. Then I stumbled across your poem and thought it was amazing. I am in the middle of trying to concieve a baby but your poem has put that positivity back in my thoughts. Thank you!

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alison - I think this might be one of the best ‘about’ pages I’ve ever read. So many times when I read your posts, or see your images I can’t help but wish our paths would’ve crossed when you were here. You are an inspiration on so many levels. Love your beautiful, new site. Wishing you happiness!

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Nicole Dyk - I am just now able to sit down and really look at all of the changes. Get out of town. I am in love with your blog even more!!!!! All your hard work has paid off I love it so so so much!!!!!!

Ok, and let’s talk about your “about me” It is so perfect. You need to help me write one too!!!!!xoxoxox.

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Ariana - I love your description of yourself and your blog. I too, married my first boyfriend whom I knew since I was 16 years old and found myself in Omaha of all places with my Air Force pilot husband. I fell in love with the midwest and the snow (crazy) and made the best friends of my whole life while there. Keep up the great work :)

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Amanda - I, too, just found you via the SA Mom FB group.
Wow. Thanks for sharing all this info and for inspiring to get off my own tukus on blogging and cloth diapering.
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-shawna- - The short answer: I was a comm major with an emphasis in management & integrated media at St. Marys College of CA. I was the breadwinner straight out, so making $, not doing what I loved was my goal. I knew I’d be good at sales, and that pharma was THE industry to be in for a good salary (back then at least) so I got the job every drug rep tells you to get straight out of college-copier sales. I sold copiers for 8 weeks, set a company record for most sales by a rookie and targeted doctors offices. I spent my time networking with drug reps while doing my job, and one of the office managers I sold a machine to happened to open a few doors for me, which led to my interview & future position. :) No stroke of luck. My advice: find a first job that allows you the flexibility to find something else! Because I’m sure it will be just that–a FIRST job, of many! Best wishes!

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Krysta - Hi Shawna! I recently found your blog via Pinterest (of course) and I just wanted to let you know how inspiring you are! I’m only 21, not married yet, and have no kids, but your blog inspires me to want to be a mother and wife like YOU in my future. I love it and I love the positivity and honestly you share here. I was wondering, however, how you got your Bayer job? I’m about to graduate and I have NO IDEA what I want to do with my life! Where did you go to school, what did you major in, did you know you wanted to do sales? Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. :)

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-shawna- - No prob! But my name is Shawna. :)

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rebecca - Hi Jessie,

I’m working on a blog post about gift wrapping and stumbled upon your little flash drive packages. I would love to include your photo, credited to you of course, along with a link back to your blog. My readers would adore it!

Thanks.

Rebecca

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dENISSE - I love your site! So inspirational! I appreciate your efforts in doing what you do! Youre little girl is so pretty! God Bless you and your family…..

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-shawna- - I guess that would depend on what you define as “a lot of time.” I have put hundreds, probably thousands, of hours into my website & am pretty much on maintenance mode right now. It is a huge undertaking–but if you love it, it won’t feel like work. :)

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Kristal Goben - Hello! I realize this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask. Does operating a well-established website like yours require a massive amount work? I am completely new to blogging but I do write in my diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!My website is about Weight loss recipes.

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@themom_ - omg this is so inspiring :) be happy always!

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Lauri - I’ve been reading your blog for some time and wanted to say how much I am enjoying it. I’m currenlty balancing raising my 2 kids (2.5 years and 9 weeks) while working a full time job (from home) and I really like the tips you give on staying organized and efficient – I just wish I had your stamina and was able to stay up so late! You are really amazing and a true inspiration!

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-shawna- - Hey Jessie! Thanks for the sweet things you said! I jumped in & out of the staging industry so fast that I didn’t get too much time to get my feet wet–but it is a very promising career field! Especially if you like simple decorating & don’t want to really care what clients think. ;) You can’t be as creative as I would like to be (so as not to distract buyers) & my fear is that it would be boring. BUT…there is definitely a market for it! I still dabble in color consulting & there is DEFINITELY a market for that! Good Luck! Chicago is one of my favorite cities!! *s

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Jessie - Sorry Jessie not Shawna-

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Jessie - Shawna,

I just discovered your blog from Amy Atlas’s post. I am obsessed I have practically read every post (okay, maybe not every, but working on it)! I actually also love Pinkletoes- funny the connection. My husband is being relocated for his job to Chicago and I am ready for something new and creative after working in the banking industry for the past few years! Any advice on home staging, how did it go for you – were you successful, is it something you would suggest? Any insight is truly appreciated!

Stay creative!
Jessie

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Samantha - I just came across your blog and i’m absolutely in love with it! I can relate to so many things and look forward to reading much much more:)

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-shawna- - thank you, amy! :)

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amy - I just stumbled upon this description of you/your life and think it is just absolutely charming and so well written and such a wonderful descriptor of YOU! You are an inspiration!! :)

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