Happy World Book Day 2018

April 23rd was World Book Day!!

Happy World Book Day from a Team of Book Lovers!!! It’s the perfect day to add to your collection!! xoxo

World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

World Book Day 2018

Team TLC on Plush Life TV Show – Coming Soon!

April 5 2018:

On April 8th, at 6:00 pm PST, Team TLC was on the local Reno NBC station … We were interviewed a few weeks ago for a wee segment which aired on Plush Life TV Show .. a local lifestyle show. Wheeeee …… Oceans and Oceans and Oceans of Love and Gratitude!!! xoxo

Plush Life Interview Team TLC 3.12.18 #1 Plush Life Interview Team TLC 3.12.18 #2 Plush Life Interview Team TLC 3.12.18 #3 Plush Life Interview Team TLC 3.12.18 #4 Plush Life Interview Team TLC 3.12.18 #5

If you’d like to learn more about our books, you can visit the following links:



D iz for Different

Adventures of Being a Family of Published Authors

March 12 2018:

Team TLC had a little adventure this afternoon. Got to be filmed for a wee segment about being a family of published authors. Will share details of the name of the show, airing date and time, and hopefully a link for viewing once we get it. xoxo

Plush Life Interview 3.12.18 #1

Where Would You Fly by Lillian Darnell

Biggest Little Photographer by Thomas Darnell

D iz for Different by Camilla Downs

Learning Patience and Fortitude and Stepping Into Oneself


September 24 2014:

Congratulations Thomas! He has reached 200 days with his LEGO photographer project. That’s 165 more days of fun pictures for those of you enjoying it and only 165 more for those of you tired if it! HA! This is teaching him so much about patience, fortitude, and helping him step into who he is. xoxo

Lego Man Photographing Team TLC 2014

P.S. …. It’s a published book now too! Wahoo!! Go here to see the book and book trailer … Biggest Little Photographer

Paper Towels in the Dishwasher and Dinner Outside and Alchemist

March 12 2017:

“The paper towels are in the dishwasher … along with the light bulbs.” – Me to Thomas yesterday as he was helping to clean. What you use the dishwasher for when you don’t use it and have extremely limited storage space. xoxo


We got to enjoy our first dinner outside today! Fist bump toast for that! Wahoo!

Busy, busy day of working on blogs and then more purging and organizing. About seven years of downsizing, purging, and simplifying and I still find more to throw out or pass on.

Space …. feels so good when it’s clear and not cluttered. Here’s a fun and sparkly picture I took a few weeks ago of a wee icicle shifting back into liquid. The Shift! xoxo

Melting Icicles from 2.22.17 for 3.11.17 Post

March 15 2017:

Come by and see Thomas and I tonight at Achemist Theatre! We’ll have a table with Biggest Little Photographer and D iz for Different!! Can’t wait to hear tonight’s message and the GREAT music! xoxo

Team TLC and Biggest Little and D iz for Different March 2017

March 18 2017:

Just home from Alchemist Salon for Giants [discussion group] …. Thank you Matthew McDowell and Jessica Levity Daylover of Alchemist Theatre (including ALL of the Alchemist chiefs). I am deeply grateful for the space, synchronicity, events, and discussions over these past three months.

I was moved in December 2016 to have as my 2017 theme, “The Shift”. I knew not what this entailed. Yet, I agreed to it, signed up, and jumped in with all my heart.

It has definitely not been easy, nor fun, yet the freedom from the past, and from anxiety and fear, is worth every freaking second! There is so much shift happening on so many levels and I am beyond thankful that part of the shift involves all of you. So much love …. xoxo

Camilla's 2017 Vision Board 1.14.17

Biggest Little Photographer to Capitol and Ranch San Rafael Park Visitor’s Center

February 19 2017:

Almost forgot to let you know! Biggest Little Photographer will have a permanent spot at the Capitol building gift shop. We received an email Friday from the manager and they are going to give him a chance! YAY!

Also, the Biggest Little Photographer exhibit is being installed this coming week at Rancho San Rafael Park Visitor’s Center. It will be there through mid April 2017. You go Little Photographer! xoxo


February 24 2017:

Biggest Little Photographer is being delivered on Tuesday to the Legislative Gift Shop! Will have to see if they will take a picture for us. If not, we may take a field trip to Carson. YAY!

Nevada Legislative Gift Shop Purchase Order Biggest Little 2.24.17

Unexpected Side Effect and Rancho San Rafael and Wilbur May Center

February 6 2017:

An unexpected and wonderful side effect of Thomas’ book, Biggest Little Photographer, is renewed interest in my book published in 2012, D iz for Different. It was a great day to mail one to California. YaY!!!

Mailing D iz for Different 2.6.17

February 8 2017:

Got a new order of books! Now’s the time to get your copy if you’ve been meaning to order!

…. Plus, Biggest Little Photographer coming soon to The Wilbur May Center Gift Shop …. The order was placed this morning to coincide with the awesome Biggest Little Photographer exhibit currently being created for the Rancho San Rafael Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center will also host Thomas and I for a few public discussions about the book as the exhibit will run through April 2017. Plus, plus a private discussion about the book for children at The Children’s Cabinet. And perhaps planning a way for books to be donated to Children’s Cabinet too! Wonderful and heartwarming ….. xoxo

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February 8 2017:

Biggest Little Photographer is on his way to the capitol building in Carson City!! I was contacted last week and the gift store manager wants to see the book. Yay! Hope she likes it!!! xoxo

Biggest Little Book to Capitol Gift Shop 2.8.17

Biggest Little Photographer Book Trailer

January 11 2017:

Top 10 Countdown Continues! The Number EIGHT 2016 CamillaDowns.com blog post with the most views: “The Biggest Little Photographer by Thomas Darnell” ……. xoxoxoxoxo …….

The Biggest Little Photographer by Thomas Darnell

This was the post announcing the book trailer! FUN!! I still love how it turned out!!

The trailer … https://youtu.be/LYUOex6s5-s …. xoxo

The Fruition of a Desire

January 6 2017:

Top 10 Countdown Continues! The Number FOUR 2016 CamillaDowns.com blog post with the most views: “Photo a Day for 365 Days – Thomas’ One Year Anniversary” ……. xoxoxoxoxo ……

Photo a Day for 365 Days – Thomas’ One Year Anniversary

This book represents the fruition of a desire. Yet, within that is the message that the steps along the journey of ones desire are what comprises life itself.

It’s sure to inspire with great quotes; almost all of which were chosen by Thomas ….. for ages eight to eighty and beyond!”

…. excerpt from the blog post …. “From Thomas’ last post on instagram … “LEGO MANS FACE!!!!! I can’t believe I’ve made it to this point. Last year I ordered some LEGO pieces including a camera. Then @CamillaDowns showed me an article about somebody who did a photo a day for a year. I said “Can I do that?”

That was a year ago, and I’ve took photos EVERY SINGLE DAY! There was a lot of times I wanted to quit, but my intuition said not to! Thanks for all of you who have followed me from there to here! I will still post often, so don’t worry!! P.S. I purposely never showed is face to make it somewhat a mystery.”