Throwback Post: Fun and Interesting and Inspiring – D iz for Different


July 27 2012:

“I really enjoyed your book Camilla. Fun, interesting, inspiring and heartwarming. Lillian and Thomas are very lucky to have you for their Mom. We are traveling to Lake Powell today, I started your book at 11:30. There were a few stops but finished it in 5 hours. Are you working on book 2? Haha. Hopefully one day I’ll get to meet you and your kids. Great job!!” – Beverly Romano Warford

Resin Plank Workshop – Camilla

January 23 2022

I finally treated myself this afternoon to an art workshop. This has been on my radar for a couple of years. Resin plank workshop this afternoon at Copper Cat Studio. Thanks Katie and Donna!

Loved every minute of it! Before and after the resin pour. This particular workshop spoke to me as these are recycled planks, via a fence that blew down in the harsh winds we get. I made Team TLC birch trees. 💙💚💙💚💙💚

This is my kind of art. I love using recycled items, and love improvising.

Throwback Post: Parent to Parent


August 15 2015:

It’s finally here! Today’s the day I get to facilitate the Parent to Parent Support Volunteers training sponsored by Family TIES of Nevada. Participants are parents of children with special healthcare needs or disabilities who want to provide emotional support and information to parents who have a child with the same or similar condition and are in need of support. We have an absolutely beautiful and perfect location for the training and a GREAT group of parents (including one dad!! YAY!!) I’m so excited! Gonna be fun and inspiring!! xoxo

What an amazing, fill me up day!!! Just got home from facilitating the Parent to Parent Support Volunteers training. Doing this was absolutely in line with my inner ding! Glad I answered when Melanie Kauffman rang that bell! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and have so much respect for the amazing parents who volunteered their Saturday to learn how to be and sign up to be a support parent. xoxoxo

Did Someone Say Big Hair

November 27 2021

Did someone say BIG hair and black eyeliner?

Found these wild gems while going through the piles of old photos, taken 1992. I’m thankful I finally laid the black eye liner to rest. RIP black eyeliner! 😂🤣😂

After seeing these, Thomas commented that I sure wear my hair boring now. I guess you could say that I’m all around quite boring these days compared to back then. Wild hair = Wild child … I guess??!! 😁😁😁

Dear Anyone Who Feels They Don’t Matter – Camilla Downs

March 25 2021

This post stems from rough night a couple of weeks ago …

Dear Anyone Who Feels Like They Don’t Matter,

I hear you. I acknowledge you feel this way. I see you when you tell me these thoughts create a dull pain you feel throughout your entire body. I hear you when you say that you just want the pain to stop. I know that the intensity of this pain is excruciating at times. I hear you ….

Dear Anyone Who Feels Like They Don’t Matter

Throwback Post: Wrote and Published a Book in Under a Year


September 20 2012:

… and she said to herself, “You wrote a book … you wrote and published a book …. you wrote and published a book in under ONE year … you wrote and published a book in under ONE year and have sold about 300 copies of that book ….” this is what she said to herself …. Note to self …. Smiles and Hugs to any friends who need or want them …

March 2021 Update – I’ve not published FOUR books! This one, the first one, is about to get a new cover. YaY!