Movie Night: Singin’ in the Rain

March 3 2018:

Team TLC Movie Night: Thomas’ choice – “Singin’ in the Rain” ☔️ Second time around for this one.

Thomas says, “It’s good. Really good classic. I really like it and it’s really funny. Like the sets; seemed realistic. Liked the ending.”

Lillian says, “Musical, good, awesome, like the Singin’ in the Rain song, liked Donald O’Connor (especially the “Make em Laugh” scene), and I recommend it 100%.

I say, “Love watching this classic with Thomas and Lillian!”

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You Gotta Be – One of My Most Favorite Feel Good Songs


December 15 2012:

Lean into it … Accept and Embrace it …I know I posted this a few weekends ago, but this is one of my favorite feel good songs. Makes my heart smile PLUS I can shake my hips to it too! “Listen as your day unfolds, challenge what the future holds …. You gotta be bold, you gotta be strong ..”

Lillian Independence Day

March 3 2018:

Every 3rd of the month is “Lillian Independence Day” … Lillian and I choose tasks that I still help her with and she takes them over!

This month: Using scissors to open plastic food packages (rather than asking me to open), brushing her hair after I wash it, and straightening her bed covers. I really like Lillian Independence Day!! xoxo

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Incredibly Quiet and Beautiful and Incredible and Amazing Art Show

March 2 2018:

Solo walk this morning …. Brrrrr!!!! Incredibly quiet and beautiful!!!! xoxo

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March 2 2018:

Wheeeeee!!! Stepped outside to play and walk around in the snow. So quiet and beautiful!!

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March 3 2018:

I love nature’s ever changing art shows. She’s truly incredible and amazing!!!

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Happy Birthday to Camilla – February 2018

February 26 2018:

Happy Birthday treat for me! 🎉🎉🎉 Dessert first!! Vegan cinnamon maple cheesecake with a courageous cappuccino. Followed by vegan stuffed mushrooms! Yum! xoxo

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Digital gift from Lillian … So cute! xoxo (It’s interactive so if you click on the image you’ll be taken to the interactive card she created using scratch coding.

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Card from Lillian …




As I begin my 48th turn around the bright and beautiful Sun, I am called to reflect. Come, reflect along with me if you care to join.

My 47th turn around the sun proved to be the most enlightening and wild to date. I knew in December 2016 that this was to be, for I had called this into my life. I was tired of having patterns from my past, happenings from when I was a child, teen, and young adult, and the thoughts in my own mind keeping me from sharing my essence with others, spreading unconditional love and compassion to all beings and nature, and what I came here to do. I was exhausted.

I knew it was NOT going to be fun. Yet, knew I needed to walk into the internal Hell that had held me captive for nearly all my life. I wanted this. I desired it. Nothing else was as important as walking into those flames, feeling them deeply, allowing them to burn away the anger, shame, guilt, and unworthiness; and allowing the Divine within to transmute those biting and burning flames into Pure Love.

My very FREEDOM relied on ….. Go here to read the rest …

Reflections – I Am Called to Reflect as I Begin this 48th year

March 1 2018:

Birthday treats for me …. Belgian waffle cookie alongside Coconut Bliss dark chocolate ice cream topped with roasted cashews. I seriously think fireworks were actually exploding in my mouth, heart, and mind! WOW!!

Camilla Birthday Treat Dark Chocolate Coconut Bliss 3.1.18

March 5 2018:

Tonight it was Coconut Bliss Salted Caramel & Chocolate topped with cashews alongside a Belgium butter waffle cookie.

Instead of a cake for my birthday last week, I bought three different flavors of vegan Coconut Bliss. I love their ingredient list and that it’s vegan. Not to mention that the flavor and texture is creamy and blissful. They must have known it was my birthday because it was on sale!! Wahoo!!

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The Space Within by Camilla Downs

“The Space Within”

The Space Within Poem February 2018

There is a space within
A space occupied, it was.

Occupied with judgment
Occupied with harshness
Occupied with unkind thoughts
towards others.

There is a space within
where the darkness
of judgment used to live.

Judgment lives
here no more.
It has been.

There is a space within.

A soft space of love
of compassion
of empathy
of understanding.

For a journey
of a thousand miles has
been lived with
the understanding
that each one of us
has traveled a similar journey.

To be sure …… Go here to read more …

Poetry and Photography: The Space Within



Where Would You Fly Official Book Launch Day – Lillian and Her Hair

February 27 2018:

Lillian getting her hair trimmed yesterday afternoon by our beautiful and kind friend Kathy Montoya Duncan!!! Thank you incredibly much for trimming our hairs and giving me some bouncy curls!! Love you much!!

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She was getting ready for her appearance on KOLO 8 with Sarah Johns later in the day! To learn more about the book, go here … … 

Where Would You Fly – Official Launch Day

February 27 2018:

Good morning! Just a wee quick broadcast to kick off the “Official Book Launch” for “Where Would You Fly” … There will be a few more throughout the day! Thank you! xoxo

In this live broadcast I share about a fun map we created showing where the book has flown so far and I ask Lillian what is her favorite story in the book. To clarify she loves them all; yet, the story she mentions is her favorite! xoxo

We give update on how it’s going with the book launch and I ask Lillian “What inspires her stories” … Thank you so much everyone! xoxo

Hellooooo again!! Just an update on this book launch day!! I ask Lillian how it feels being a published author and at what age she began writing. We also talk about the current Amazon rating and how reviews come into play. Thanks so much everyone! xoxo

Last one for the Book Launch!! In this video we answer a question from one of you … “What advice would you give to someone who is thinking they might want to write a book but they are afraid they won’t be any good at it or maybe no one would want to read what they wrote?”

Lillian answers first. Then, I chime in … I am deeply, SoulFully passionate about this topic! So happy someone asked this!

Thank you from the depths of my heart for EVERYTHING today!!! May the blessings of your kindness shower upon you as you sleep and throughout your day … Namaste … xoxo

Go here if you’d like to learn more about the book … ….