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

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

WhereWouldYouFly.com

BiggestLittlePhotographer.com

D iz for Different

Loads Lightened and Encouragement – D iz for Different Review

**THROWBACK POST**

November 6 2012:

“Finally read your book – you are such an inspiration. It is my prayer lives will be touched, people will be changed, hearts will be softened, kids will be raised to their full potential, parents will be encouraged, loads lightened, and joy embraced through your inspiring story and advice and direction. You truly are making a difference. You share so freely, may blessings come back many fold!” – Terry Vasenden, Reno, Nevada

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Confidence and Clarity and Peace and Knowing and Blanket Fort and Son Soulmate

August 15 2017:

I just pondered aloud, not expecting an answer; a question of curiosity as Lillian had just spotted a bee … “I wonder how one can tell if a bee is male or female?” …… Thomas surprised me and answers the question with confidence and clarity. Okay then!! I kinda really like him.

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Just returned from a drive to Carson City for an appointment. Driving back I was struck with the incredible beauty of this glorious Earth and was overcome with feelings of peace and knowing that all is going to be okay.

I’ve got to make a decision by end of day today and this moment was perfect. Incredibly grateful and I’ll have more please … xoxoxo

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August 17 2017:

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious … !!!!!

Lillian was having a meltdown …. So I said this … Kinda leaves one speechless in the middle of a meltdown … HA! Then I played Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews singing it … Perfect!

Lyrics
It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
Me father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad
But then one day I learned a word
That saved me aching nose
The biggest word you ever heard
And this is how it goes
Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
He traveled all around the world and everywhere he went
He’d use his word and all would say there goes a clever gent
When dukes and Maharajahs pass the time of day with me
I say my special word and then they ask me out to tea
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
So when the cat has got your tongue
There’s no need for dismay
Just summon up this word
And then you’ve got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
Or it can change your life
For example
Yes?
One night I said it to me girl and now me girls my wife
Oh! And a lovely thing she is too. he he he
She’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Songwriters: Richard Sherman / Robert Sherman
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

August 18 2017:

When you just can’t make sense of everything not going the way you think you want it to go, and the amazing one that is your son had a huge disappointment along with you today ….

You help him make a room for himself. The tent is too big, so …. Fort style using binder clips and push pinning to the wall amongst packed boxes and other stuff. So grateful I could bring some comfort to him …. xoxoxo

Blanket Fort 8.18.17

August 19 2017:

The ways in which he blesses me ….. I cannot even count the ways …. I have a few of these books around the house. Yet, he likes to check out the library copy. He has read this book over 20 times, I’m sure.

Note to self for future books: Be ready to be questioned about ones writings and have the content presented back to one when one least expects it. My son soulmate … xoxoxo

Thomas Reading My Book 8.19.17

D iz for Different on Special Needs Book Review

**THROWBACK POST**

February 24 2013:

Hope and Guidance to Parents of Children with Special Needs: Interview with Camilla Downs Thank you so much for introducing your book, D iz for Different: One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance in a guest post for our Special Needs Book Review site! Friends read about this mom-author and about her book >>

http://www.specialneedsbookreview.com/2013/02/01/hope-and-guidance-to-parents-of-children-with-special-needs-interview-with-camilla-downs/

 

 

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

How I Wrote My First Book

**THROWBACK POST**

February 3 2016:

Thanks so much Michelle Colon-Johnson for having me as part of your wonderful blog!! xoxoxo “Check out our latest Guest Blog Post by author Camilla Downs. Camilla shares her story How Purging the Garage Led to Writing her book “D iz for Different”. It is a great article you won’t want to miss!”

How Purging the Garage Led to Writing a Book: Author Camilla Downs

 

I Can Do Anything

November 6 2016:

I was drawn to watch this short 3 minute video just now. Although I have moved on from some of the roles and advocacy from this time in my life, this served as a reminder for me in this moment.

This is the video journey that accompanies the book I wrote and published in 2012, D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance.

I CAN do anything I decide and choose I’m going to do ….. AND …. so can YOU! And it will be a success as long as we do it from love and with love. LOVE will free us all … xoxo

January 19 2012 – Washoe Valley Brush Fire

Finished the final edits of my book, “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance” and sent out to some test readers today! Shooting for having it in hand by my birthday on February 26th!

A wildfire in Washoe Valley took up the rest of our afternoon and early evening. It moved quickly up 395 North headed our direction. Seems to have stopped just short of our area. Both Thomas and Lillian were pretty freaked out. They happen to be looking out the sliding glass door right before we were headed out to run an errand. They both kept saying there was a fire and I kept telling them it was just dust from the wind blowing so hard. I finally realized it was a fire when I smelled the smoke.

We left to run our errand and passed police vehicles and buses that were headed to Damonte Ranch High School. The emergency alert announcements were playing on the radio and this heightened Thomas and Lillian’s worries. The upside and downside of having technology savvy kids; they were both on their devices looking up information about it and getting more freaked out! At least I know they’ll know what to do in an emergency.

I had the news on for a while on the one news channel we get as I don’t pay for any cable or satellite services. Had to turn it off as Thomas was glued to it. Little dude had his coat on, his favorite toy and had already looked online and found us a place to stay for $29! And it didn’t help when we could see the flames nearing Mt Rose Hwy!

They had both finally calmed down by bedtime. Thank Goodness! Before bed I read The Twelve Days of Christmas in Florida (Twelve Days of Christmas, State By State) (amazon affilate link) with Thomas. Fun book. Thomas read the book and he actually sang the book to the traditional “12 Days” tune. Then I read Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? (amazon affiliate link) with Lillian. Warm and cozy book. Just right for a bedtime book.