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wow...uhhhh, hey.

i'm addicted to facebook now, so if you use it & we're not friends there, add me! http://www.facebook.com/brandi.sims

but anyway...we've moved.  we're now in south huntsville, pretty close to the tennessee river.
i can now say that i live in the "rocket city" :)

love it here.

how are you?
again, it's been a while, huh?

well, i just wanted to pop in and share my latest creation - my etsy shop!


october is national domestic violence awareness month.
in honor of it AND my mom, i am tinting this photo purple.

my mom and i are both victims AND survivors. victims at the hands of someone who should have been a protector. (this "man" was not my biological father)
thankfully this "man" is out of the picture now.

it is very painful & the memories will never fade, but with God's help, you can get through it.

if you know of anyone in a violent relationship, GET THEM HELP!
do not wait!!!

the national number to get help for yourself or someone else is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

here is a poem my mom wrote several years ago.

larger version + more info here.
for jason: ATTENTION LOCAL FOLKS: URGENTLY looking for an OFFICE with CUBICLES for a video shoot this weekend. THANKS!

Jun. 26th, 2009

i had a dog portrait session a few weeks ago with these two brittany spaniels. what fun!
they were for a friends' husband for father's day.

to see the full set, go here.


i got a new haircut...finally.

May. 28th, 2009

oh hey! wow, it's been a while, huh?
i spend what time i get over at facebook...and i check in here every now & then, but never comment.

the latest in my life?

i went to school with this girl, who is now a fabulous photographer (http://www.tonyameltonphotography.com).
well, she contacted me asking if i'd consider being a 2nd shooter at a few weddings! she wants me to work with her some!
how awesome is that? i've been praying about my photography (and me needing to learn more, etc.), and then she contacted me.
i think it will be awesome to learn from and work with her. :)

i am meeting with her tomorrow over lunch to discuss details. she wants me to help her with a wedding this saturday!

woot! i am so excited.

May. 2nd, 2009

this is my first published photo!

it's in a children's series of books about 'our best friends' - and this book is about hamsters.

here's the original photo: www.flickr.com/photos/houseofsims/2355680189/in/set-72157...

and here is a link to the book series: www.eldoradoink.com
hi :)

i've been horribly neglecting lj.

been busy, but i do spend a little time on facebook....add me if you want! :)

i hope all is well with you guys here.

happy Easter!
ok, that plant that i posted about yesterday is called "silver leopard" :)

Apr. 2nd, 2009

dirt nest

found this little abandoned dirt home stuck to the inside of a coconut fiber plant hanger thing.
not sure what was living in it! prolly some sort of flying/stinging insect...which i hate!


Apr. 2nd, 2009

name that plant! cuz i forgot...

here she is...Collapse )

Mar. 23rd, 2009

a toy of peppy's.
surely this one is the "see no evil" one.


lonesome bird

jason made big ed his very own youtube account: BigEdTV

Mar. 9th, 2009

Mar. 9th, 2009

went to firehouse antiques again.

and there are more photos on my flickr.

"Get away from me you GIANT STATUE ZOMBIE!"
[source: REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN)]

taken from: Papist picture of the day
i bought some cute capris & longer shorts at the thrift store the other day.
they're both a size 14 and they're not tight! i don't have to jump and wiggle to get them buttoned and zipped.

slowly but surely.
and i can do better. i do slip up and eat too much. and i do cave in on the sweets. but i try to not snack so much.

Feb. 28th, 2009

band: Circuit Breaker
album: of science and of genius itself
type of music: nerdy punk/pop

1 - Go to "Wikipedia." Hit “Random Article”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. Include the link in your post, please!

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last few of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. Include the link or complete quote in your post, please!

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. Include the link in your post, please!

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together. Don't forget to resize your picture so it's square-shaped.

6 - Mention what type of music your band plays.

Feb. 28th, 2009

what's in your junk drawer? i know we all have one.


Feb. 26th, 2009

local folks with kids or those who are kids at heart...

jason will be one of the actors in this show. please come check it out!:

March 6, 2009
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
$8.00 for members/ $9.00 for non-members

The money is missing and we need crime fighting families to help us find it! Join us and work together with your family to solve a scientific mystery! Discover your family’s forensic talents as you interview suspects, look for clues, and analyze evidence. Learn how to spot suspect footprints, find counterfeit money, and view their own DNA! Families that solve the mystery get a special prize and certificate.

Call 837-0606 to register. Registration must be completed by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 5.

This event is made possible by:

face2face improv, Huntsville Police Department and Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology.

and the website.
on the way home from church, we drove past a cop who was coming from a side road.
i told jason that he was gonna pull him over...just kidding around.
well, he pulls out and follows us for a short distance and then turns his lights on. he pulls us over. haha.

got a warning because our tag light was out.

jason hasn't been pulled over in many many years...maybe 13 or 14. and i've never been pulled over.

i be tired.


Writer's Block: Self-Indulgent

If you had to give up one indulgence for 40 days, what would it be?
i'm giving up alcohol for the 40 days.

i can have some on sundays, though :)

it's ash wednesday & the start of Lent!
and it also happens to be alex's 12th birthday!

Feb. 19th, 2009

this month has been rough on me. and i'm talking hormones.

i think this is the first time i've had a real episode of depression. it's scary.
i was so angry and hateful and snippy and grumpy and ugly and confused.

i do get this way during certain times of the month, but not even as close as it got last week.

i had no desire to do anything but sleep. i didn't even do any photography for a few days. i usually do *something* everyday cuz i *have* to.

i need to do some research on some natural remedies for the horrible crankiness. i do not want to be on drugs of any kind if possible.
i just picture my grandmother with her gazillion bottles of prescriptions.

if anyone has any ideas on something i could take or research, throw it my way. jason & the boys will thank you...and so will i :)

and even some prayers would help :)


Feb. 19th, 2009


from a friend who, along with a couple other friends, are putting on an art exhibit sometime early fall....

"we would love to have you host a spot with your photography."

:D now this is just the push i needed to finally get some of my things printed and framed.

if you really wanna see it larger...go here.

Feb. 13th, 2009

Jason is on stage with Face2Face Improv TONIGHT @ The Daily Brew in Decatur. 7pm $10 @ the door.


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