Throwback Post: Fundraising With Books While at the Park With Treats and Celebrating

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June 1 2015:

Lillian has raised $33 so far for Demi’s Difference!! She is selling prints of The Egyptian Eye to raise money for attending the Chromosome 18 Conference this July and also donating 15% of money raised to this beautiful non-profit. She’s also decided to include her bookmark design in the fundraiser. Would anyone be interested in the bookmark? I can check into how to go about getting those made. Here’s her blog post about the conference and The Egyptian Eye.

Egyptian Eye Painting For A Special Cause

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June 1 2013:

Got em all together and ready for our bi-weekly library visit … Team TLC loves to read!! Books are AWESOME!!!

Quick park stop after our library adventure and before dinner with The Romano Duo!!

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June 1 2012:

Special treat time … Plus we found wheat-free licorice!!!! Wooohoooo!!! Lillian is set for movie night!

Thomas’ turn!!! Yum!!!

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Just ordered 85 more books! 60 headed your way Darrell ‘n Lois Solet… Estimated delivery date of June 14th!!! 25 more headed to ME and should get the other 150 by this coming Tuesday!! Got my mailing supplies delivered yesterday … I’m ready to mail all y’alls books to YOU!! Who still needs one? Happy Weekend!!

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Sunset walk adventures …. What an AWEsome and beautiful night!!!

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June 1 2011:

Last day at South Reno United Methodist Church Preschool for Thomas! On to kindergarten adventures in August for this young man! Thomas and I have so much enjoyed being a part of the SRUMC Preschool family!! Thank you to everyone there for always being so welcoming, warm and kind!!

Last day for Thomas!!! Singin for us!!

He loved the “How” book. (Team Member C stocked up on books this passed Monday at Grassroots Books $5 bag sale!!)

Thomas with his graduation gifts from me! What a proud little dude!

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June 1 2010:

Momma and Frank just got back from Mississippi and guess what I’m eating right now? Boiled peanuts ~ yummilicious!!! Y’all know you’re jealous! Thanks Aunt Debbie Burton!

Throwback Post: D iz for Different With Watermelon in Grand Isle

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July 18 2012:

Love this!! Another book picture sighting in Grand Isle, Louisiana …

Debbie Burton says she took some more time to herself and shared a whole piece of Louisiana watermelon with the book!! Man, I sure do miss that watermelon … brings back such warm, fun memories of my childhood … outside all day, going, going, going, going and ALWAYS barefoot …. eating watermelon and spittin the seeds out as you go!

To learn more about the book, go here …

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Throwback Post: D iz for Different Book Trailer – Nearly 500 Views

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July 24 2012:

Big shout out to everyone who has watched and shared the “D iz for Different” Book Trailer … it’s nearly at 500 views!! YAY!!! Grateful times a million!

Here’s a picture of my helper, Lillian, getting books ready to mail … and here’s a link to the trailer … it’s just a little over a minute long …

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

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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

Throwback Post: Tips for the Journey – D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance

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August 22 2012:

Thanks Momma for the review on Amazon … Yep, I’ve always been smiling …. from the beginning!!

“”D IZ FOR DIFFERENT” is a very inspiring and educational book. It will give you tips for your journey as you go through life raising your special needs child/children and will give you excellent resources for help and support from different organizations. What a very special person to share her family life to help others through a very difficult time. Thank you for writing this book!”

Me and Momma 9 months old

To learn more about D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance, go here …

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Throwback Post: An Uplifting and Honest Book

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September 5 2012:

Thank you tons and tons Kathy for the Amazon review …

“An uplifting and honest book about facing life’s challenges. Teaches you that how you respond to adversity is within your control and that you can still be happy even when circumstances are less than perfect. As the mother of a child with special needs, I really connected with the author. A great read!”

Throwback Post: A Day Full of Positive Consequences

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March 9 2013:

I had to dish out a negative consequence to Mr. T last night due to a little incident.

After choosing to go to his room for some calming down and reflection and watching the “D iz for Different” video journey (he loves watching it every movie night), he had these things to say, “I love my life. Life is so happy it makes me cry. We have all we need and want. We have food. We have a house. We have a car and most of all we have each other.” Then he wrote a note to Lillian that she is very kind and he loves her and his eyes were sweating because he was so happy!

Dishing out negative consequences is no fun y’all. Yet, the rewards to the soul that receives it far outweigh the uncomfortable moments. Here’s to a day full of positive consequences!

Throwback Post: First Book Published Excitement – D iz for Different

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June 6 2012:

Thank you tons y’all! The new facebook page hit 100 likes last night … after ONLY 2 days! Feeling extremely blessed and grateful today! Happy Wednesday y’all!! https://www.facebook.com/CamillaDownsAuthor

Facebook Page Likes 6.10.12

Whew! Today has been a whirlwind y’all! Havin’ a ball finalizing the D iz for Different Video Journey to accompany the book … ALL DONE!!

PLUS signing books, dealing with a broken printer, printing shipping labels, and a partridge in a pear tree!! WoooHooo!

Headed to the Post Office in a few to drop off the first shipment going out!