Project 52 | FOUR

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This just makes me smile. We’ve been on a lot of coffee/hot chocolate dates lately. We bring books & read. We chit chat. We especially love the sale book cart parked in the Starbucks at B&N. Tractors & bugs are the topics of choice. Always. Even cry baby, her favorite baby doll, takes part in our dates. I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I know they’ll never be quite the same as they are right now & I am making the most of them.

Coffee shops have been a large part of my life. My first date with my hubby was at one. He took me to one minutes before he proposed. I did most of the work that earned me a college degree at the one in the Marketplace in San Ramon. We went to one the morning of our wedding, just to have a moment alone. We used to go every Sunday morning in Omaha…I’d read the paper while he studied & we watched the snow fall. These days, I go with my sweet girl. or my girlfriends. and sometimes…once in a blue moon…alone. But I love the quiet. I was never a bar girl. I much prefer acoustic music, a cozy chair, & something good to read. I hope I raise kiddos who feel the same way. Good things happen at coffee shops. Sometimes really good things.


& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about

my 2012 Project 52.

& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):

Adventures in Mommyhood • Aubrey My Love • Blossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice Craves Caynay Photography Chronicles of KT The Crain’s Nest Dana Moran Photography The Daulton Dabbler Englexas Everything Eatherton Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs Finding Joy Firecracker Mama • Freckled PinkFrom Stanwood to Seoul Gin & Juice Boxes Heather Marie Portraits • Ici & LaIt’s a Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival Photography Lizzi Photography Mahina & Lucas Mama Bethany McLain Padilla Photography Mist Moments Memories by Mere Moments & Impressions The Mommyhood Memos Moo with Me Moxie Made My Tot TravelsNavigating the Mothership • Nicole Dina PhotographyOh the Places We’ll Go Our Splendid Little Life Phreckle Face Photography Quiet Footsteps Rachel Gray PhotographyThe Robersons Shades of Bliss Shutter Mama Blog • Side of the TableSimply Us Snaps of Our Life The Todd’s We Aren’t Scared of Sugar • We’re Better Together Wicked Kate Z as in Zebra


Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.