Thursday, September 04, 2008

{Just Me}

EDITED: My blog has been found Saucy by SITS (link is over there on the left)! I was so excited to see this when I woke up this morning. Who knew I was so Saucy? Must be the hair cut & my ever witty charm! Yeah right! Thanks SITS!
So I'm totally stepping out on a limb here and posting pictures of myself. If any of you know me at all & I've said it more than once on here that I LOATH any and all pictures of myself although & I have posted 1 or 2. But I've decided that I need to accept me for who I am. I'm not going to change overnight, I am a mother, a mother who has had 5 kids, my body has gone by the wayside along with my looks. I joke with my friends that the older I get the uglier I get. But I'm working on it SO here I am embracing {ME}. I think we all need to do this every once in a while, if only to remind us of Who we really are... So I'm stepping out from behind my camera (kinda) to say hi my name is Rachel Berry and this is who I am. Feel free to join in or just leave me a comment and tell me how freaking crazy I am for posting this. I know I'm second guessing clicking that Publish Post button below. But here goes.... Gasp!Yeah I know, I'm a total dork it's my version of "shooting" myself. Like the camera shooting me wasn't enough. Plus I was entertaining a little 3 yr old boy who was out of camera range. Okay I'm going to go put a paper bag over my head now.Post note: I once heard from a fellow blogger and now friend Chris that it's nice to put a face with the bloggy name. So here ya go. But yeah I'm pretty much still mortally embarrassed & I think I'll go throw up now.


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87 comments:

  1. Hi,

    My name is Shanae Jones, I grew up in Basin City, I found your blog through Trish Freeman's and I just want you to know you are so CUTE!!! You are very talented in crafting and photography, and I am sure you are a excellent mother and wife. I just felt like I needed to tell you how cute you are and how cute your blog is. I am glad I looked at it, it is put together so well! I know as mothers sometimes we just don't fill appreciated, or cute:) Well from one mother to another, YOU ARE ADORABLE!!!!!

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  2. oh, but you're darlin'...and the third picture just made me laugh :)

    signed

    she only just updated her blog profile photo to a bit of a 1-eyed shot because she hates having her picture taken too...

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  3. You look good with short hair. Wish i had a do that was easy as that!

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  4. How fun! It is nice to see a face with the blog! I am not as daring just yet...hee hee! How was their first day of school?

    -Sandy Toes

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  5. You go, Rachel Berry!!!!!! Could you BE any cuter?? Oh my gosh, what I wouldn't do for such a cute haircut!! Every single word you said, I totally feel, so I really appreciate you going out on a limb for me...er...us. :) You're beautiful--inside and out!

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  6. This is my first visit...your cute red shoes catch my eye every time I post on someone else's blog. I'm glad I came by--your blog is fun! I love your haircut, too. I have good timing with stopping by because I get to see you as well as your beautiful children.

    ~ Sarah

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  7. I love your teacher's gifts...how clever. Please post more ideas as I am convinced you have much more up your sleeve. Love your blog! Paula

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  8. Oh Rachel, your a doll! Your just as cute and you are a writer. I have only met you this short few weeks but I feel like I have known you since I have read your whole entire blog...I know I am such a stalker but I love to hear your stories and Oh those cutie kiddies of yours. Anyway thanks for being my newest friend even though we have not face to face your a sweet kind friend. I hope to make a long lasting friendship with you Rachel. Now keep the camera going and share more great pics of all of you! What a cute blog to share! Have a great weekend!

    Beth

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  9. Admit it. You had an ulterior motive here. You ALSO wanted everyone to drool over your camera. j/k.

    Look at your cute haircut and highlights......and notice that your cute kids look just like you? (sorry hubby.....they look like you too)? Ever think about that? How it's possible they could be cute and you not be? Right.......not possible. So there.

    I'm Angie. I think you rock and I'm trying to embrace who I am as well.

    P.S. You have the best arched brows around, too!

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  10. OK, I just read that everyone is calling you cute......I've changed my mind. I call you sparkling.

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  11. Rachel I have known for too long how hard you are on yourself. I am glad to see that you are embracing a better view. You are beautiful inside and out (oh how cheesy). I agree I see a lot of your kids in you too which totally means your cute. I know you won't argue with that!

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  12. I agree with Chris's comment above. Could you BE any cuter??

    I see a vibrant, beautiful, creative woman with a sense of humor to boot! I love your blog and am happy to see the person who created it.

    best wishes, jewelee

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  13. Fabulous! LOVE the pictures...wish I had your eyebrows. That's one of the first things I always notice about people (because I hate mine) and yours are GREAT!

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  14. You're cuter than cute! And your camera is pretty attractive as well.

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  15. ♥ I like your haircut! See it's not just me your kids do look a ton like you! :)

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  16. haven't i always told you that you were cute? now you are sparkling too! and i have always been envious of the eyebrows. i don't think i could pay someone to make mine look that good ever. not much to work with over here on the eyebrow end. and love the sassy cut. i need to get me one of those too. i barely take pics of the kids lately let alone myself. actually, the whole reason i take the pictures (remember when we were on yearbook together?) is because i don't want pics of me anywhere. it all started in the 7th grade when a yearbookie caught me "daintily" eating a MOUTHFUL of salad. that pic made a full page divider in the yearbook and i haven't ever forgotten it. maybe it is time to accept who i am too! good job you. but i think accepting the cuteness that you are will be easier than you think because i (and apparently the rest of the world!) think you are dang cute! i love my rachel!

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  17. You are awesome!! I love the new 'do, and your fun pictures.

    Now I shall do the same and post a picture of me on my blog....eventually. :P (You really didn't think it would be THAT easy...did you??)

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  18. Rachel, you are adorable! You should embrace who you are because you are a very pretty and talented woman! (And as far as the sleep thing goes, is Addison gettgin teeth? I am now thinking that Halle's molars are coming in which might explain the night-waking. It has to be something, otherise I'm just going to lose it!)

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  19. Rachel-
    you are a gorgeous woman even without the hairspray!

    thanks for coming to my SITS day party!

    and your kids look just like their momma!

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  20. I like hair spray-- gussy up photo! how fun!

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  21. I think are so cute! Look the hair cut. I notice one of children's name is Brinley well I have a Brinsley! Love your blog!

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  22. Oh you know your cute!! - or should I say sparkling? Either way works!! And I have always loved your hair - just adorable.

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  23. I know how you feel. I have just come to accept the fact that my exersizing and "eating right" is pointless. (Not really) but I wasn't loosing ANY weight! So I stoped for a month and my weight didn't change! So I started thinking, I have to be ok with who I am no matter what size it is. I want to be healthy just to keep up with my kids and make my life easier to live, but Love my self what ever the shape is! By the way I don't think you have gotten uglier! I think you have the happy mom look and it is great!!! Way to be brave!

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  24. Wow! Look at all of these fabulous comments!! I think you're amazing personality shines through your beautiful blue eyes! You are darling and just exude a love for life!!!! Thanks for sharing these great pics with us! I for one LOVE a face to go with a blog!

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  25. Your as cute as a bug's ear and you make me miss having short hair...but for me it was too hard to take care of everyday. I am toooooo low maintenance..sigh. The kiddos are cute too...I can see why NOw... OHH hey I made 6 of those pumpkins. cherry

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  26. First. I am so proud of you. NEVER would I have the guts to do it! I see a pic of myself and truly cringe and want to scream "IS THAT REALLY WHAT I LOOK LIKE??? I DON'T FEEL LIKE THAT INSIDE!!!" You. Are. Adorable.
    Ok so SHUT UP! Look at YOU! I commented a while ago after you made some remarks about your appearance. I told you all the things I saw when looking at your picture. HELLO? AGAIN? Your eyebrows are to die for! Your hair is all hip and sassy. Good grief girl, your eyes are all exotic looking and can I say I WISH I had an upper lip?????
    I never in a million years would guess you have 5 kids and just look at your complexion. I wish I could see the whole top your're wearing. HOW CUTE!
    AND, you have a gleam in your eye that makes me wanna hang out with you for an afternoon. I bet you knwo how to giggle and have a good time!
    ADORABLE!

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  27. Rachel,
    You are so not ugly!! I do know what you mean though. I feel I had my heyday if you will in my early 20's. Come to my blog and click on the celebrity look a-like collage. I'd love to see who you get paired with!!
    Elise
    Oh, and I am so making some of those gorgeous pumpkins this weekend!!

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  28. I agree. :-) If I looked that good in pictures, I would post them more often! Also, your hair is so darn cute that I am seriously considering copying.

    Also, I'm going to camp out at the mailbox in the morning. Thanks!

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  29. I think you're lovely. Truly! (and I agree with just about everyone else...REALLY CUTE HAIR!!!)

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  30. Rachel I love your new hair! You are so hot! Your so hot I think whenever I am around you I am going to have to start wearing sunscreen!

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  31. You are a adorable.
    I am the same way as you. I don't like pics of myself. I see nothing good in them.
    Don't be embarrised I think you are cute and sassy! Sassiness counts for a lot! I loved the post!

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  32. Came over from Cherries Jubilee and just wanted to say good for you! I think you are pretty...definitely NOT UGLY! :) You've got some cute hair too.

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  33. Good for you, I don't think there is any on my blog of me, I'm not sure people would keep reading if I did :). Of course I already knew you were a doll, cause I have had the pleasure of meeting you in person!

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  34. I see a vibrant, beautiful, creative woman with a sense of humor to boot! I love your blog and am happy to see the person who created it.

    ditto what Jewelee posted.

    Love your blog!!

    Cathy

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  35. You my dear are way too hard on yourself. I swear-the devil works harder on us FANTASTIC women! We tend to forget how fantastic and beautiful we really are. You have incredible eyes! Very mysterious, sultry looking! Lucky girl. Your man is lucky to have you. 5 kids and you still look great! :) Ha ha!
    I am with you-this is who I am-I like me and am proud of who I am! be proud of yourself-you are a babe!I need to do a post like this-I love it when people tell me how fabulous I am! :)

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  36. Hey Mama-
    This is my first time to your blog. I found it through a link to a link to a link. You know how it goes when you're blog surfing.

    So I read your post and wanted to give you a shout out! Being brave is the new hot! Lucky you can be both!

    I am a former fashion model and let me tell you confidence is 95% of beauty. So you are on your way!

    God said you are fearfully and wonderfully made. All of you!

    Have a good day!

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  37. Hi Rachel~
    What's this about you thinking you're ugly? That is NOT true! You are so cute! AND to top it off you are a great photographer~ I really love your pictures! :)

    YOU GO, GIRL! (And maybe someday when I am more brave, I will join you!) :)

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  38. Embarrassed? Why? You have the best hair ~ once you have hot hair, there is nothing to be embarrassed about :)

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  39. YAY FOR YOU!!! I soooooooooo know how you feel! I look at myself in the mirror and wonder who is this person who weighs xxx pounds. Like you said, I feel I have gotten uglier and my husband gets cuter and thinner. He is way more disciplined than I am. I am working on it though. I think you are cute and brave and wonderful!!! On to the more fun topic of decorating, thank you for complimenting my kitchen. I love the red walls and the paint is Dutch Boy (Walmart I think) Elemental Red. Be sure to show what you do to your kitchen!

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  40. You go girl. You are totally Saucy.

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  41. Rachel- My cute, cute, CUTE new friend, I would love to come to your house! We could make topiaries together and do each others hair! I use the same hair spray.:-) I would really like to make some large topiaries for my front porch this year, too. We have some pretty white pumpkins growing in our backyard, so we'll see if we can make it happen...

    Oh yeah, I'll bring the popcorn and we can watch "The Power of One", too!;-) Lori

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  42. Hi Rachel!

    Just popping over from SITS, as you are a saucy blog this week!

    Boy, I don't know what you see when you look in the mirror, but I see pics of one beautiful woman! And the hair is super-cute!

    Nice to meetcha, SITSa!

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  43. Yea....I love the eyebrows too. Tho I never noticed before I am envious. Who waxes them for you??? Or...are you blessed with that perfect shape au natural?

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  44. Love your picture and your blog. Just have a question. I am from Hermiston and it looks like you are close, maybe Echo anyway, thanks for sharing your wonderful and busy life. Nice to meet ya!
    Cheryl

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  45. Hello, :)

    I just wanted to say, I think you have an adorable blog. :)

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  46. Howdy, I'm stopping by via SITS. Your blog is wonderful, I love the design. This post is funny. But I have to tell you, you are absolutely beautiful. No need to stay behind the camera. :D

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  47. Honey, you are beautiful and I love your sassy hairdo! And the kids? Totally cute.

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  48. Hey hey saucy SITSa! You're so freaking cute. Love the hairspray shot.

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  49. Nice to meet ya~! Congrats on being Saucy!! See ya!
    kris

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  50. Oh I am loving those pencil holders for the teachers!
    Congrats on the SITS BLOGROLL!

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  51. Popped over here from SITS & love it!

    I too am trying to accept myself as I am - it's a daily process....so I'm here wih ya!

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  52. It's good to put a face to a blog I greatly enjoy reading. Personally, I think you are adorable - and you have NOTHING to be ashamed of!
    Go on with your bad self! :)

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  53. You look GREAT and thanks for inspiring all of us to accept ourselves for who we are!

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  54. Way to break out of your shell! Your hair is really cute! Great post!

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  55. I'm jumping on the "you are cute" band wagon. This is my first time to your blog. I saw you somewhere else, loved the pic of the little red shoes, and followed it on over here.

    What I love about your pics is that they show personality--that and a way cute hair cut! Anyway, I think it is great that you put up these pics. :) I'll be visiting more often if you don't mind.

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  56. Rach, you are so beautiful. I have always loved your thick hair and pretty skin. I aggree that us mothers must embrace ourselves more than we do. I am equally guilty of hidding from the camera. I am getting better too with age! Love your blog and all the awesome ideas you have. Love the pics of you, Great job!

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  57. Look how fun you are! I love it! You make me laugh....and I just adore your site!! Stop by mine, I am hosting a very fun giveaway! :) :) GET EXCITED!

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  58. Congrats on your saucy blog!! You have very beautiful eyes.

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  59. Hey look at us we are saucy! Love your haircut! Much love to you and your blog! congrats

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  60. from one 'saucy' mama to another, congrats and great pics of yourself. You outdid me by far. I only managed to twitter about my sauciness LOL. Love your blog.

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  61. Your adorable... you go girl!
    Super blog... GREAT pictures!

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  62. Found you thru SITS!

    OMG you're adorable! I keep my hair short and I really think that I may just try for your style;) Yup, I'm a copy cat that way, I wish I hadn't just got mine cut & colored (thank you very much children of mine for the lovely gray) this past week! Now I need to remember I want YOUR do;)

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  63. sexy mama!!! I love rockin the short hair, I know you will too!! :) Sooooo cute! :)

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  64. well, hello miss saucy!

    for what it's worth...love the hair! great color and cut! and, you have fab eyes!

    ur brave! nice meeting you....will be back sometime soon!

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  65. Um hello! You are WAY super sassy and I LOVE your hair cut! FABULOUS!

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  66. 1st time on your blog. I normally wouldn't comment, but from one skinny girl trapped in a curvy body to another - you look awesome. Seriously. You are cute! I love your haircut so much I just might copy. Thanks for the face to go with the fun blog!

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  67. Saucy!

    You & your blog!

    I'm coming over for the first time from SITS. You have been bookmarked. I can tell I'm going to LOVE you!

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  68. You're beautiful- GREAT skin, BTW. And not many women can pull off short hair!

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  69. Very saucy I must say :) Enjoy your saucyness!!

    A fellow SITSista!!!

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  70. Hey fellow saucy girl, that hairspray shot is hysterical and cute.

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  71. Of course your blog was found saucy. Everyone else is just figuring out what the rest of us knew all along :) I think your pictures are great. I'm jealous of your pretty eyebrows and perfect skin. It would take me a lot of photoshopping to make mine look that good.

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  72. Thank you Rachel for getting right back to me about that Etsy shop! I really appreciate it. I'm off to check it out :)

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  73. Hey Girl!

    I was scrolling down looking at all of your AMAZING pictures and along with that I read a couple of posts and I just wanted to say you are SO FUNNY!!! and I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! It looks so funky and fun :D

    In Christ,
    Shayla

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  74. love the hair, you are sassy. go girl! yes, you blog is saucy, i have it on my blog roll....

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  75. okay sassy lady- your blog is amazing and i check in every day!;) someday I want my blog to be famous like yours- I'd better get to work on it... make it look way better!!! Congrats!

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  76. You so my kinda Mom. As you can see I hate pictures of myself too. :D

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  77. congrats saucy blogger!!! You look famous already! ;-)

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  78. Congrats on being a Saucy blogger! Love your blog! Great pics and cute kids!

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  79. Girl, I don't even know you and just found you thru SITS - I love your pics, you shouldn't loathe any pictures of you - you're so photogenic! Isn't it weird to hear these things from strangers? We never believe any compliment from anyone anyway, but I just thought I'd share. ;) Here's to being SAUCY!

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  80. Yeah! Congrats, my Saucy Friend!! People are going to be sooo glad they found you!!

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  81. You are a gem!! You are so very talented...and SAUCY!!! Congrats again!

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  82. SITS? I'm confused. what's that? I didn't see the link on the left.
    well, anyhow, your pics are cute...and you are lucky. Your skin is flawless! cute shirt too!

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  83. I'm new to your blog..I just found it today! I've been reading your posts (pregnancy..you crack me up!!!!) and feel like I found my new blogging bestie! ;) Your pics are beautiful! You have amazing eyes! But, as a mom to 6 on earth and 4 in Heaven, and age 40...i totally get it. I fell as if someone sucked all the pretty out of me somewhere along the lines (and gave it to my daughter) and filled me up with jello. hehe! Love your blog! I'll be keeping "posted" ;D

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  84. I cried a little when I read your insecure babble;there is No reason for it! Our uniqueness is what beautiful about us! Stop comparing yourself to some impossible looking creature that is 90% photoshopped anyways! Heaven forbid we should all look the same, and like this creature you were brainwashed to believe is beautiful. (From one Taurean to another ;))

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