My name is Shannon "Dabling" hence the title :) I am a mother of 3, stay at home mom, Creative Memories Consultant, and photographer. I have been a consultant twice so far, and have had my home photography studio for 7 years.

My goal for the year 2010 is to "Focus on Photos" and my mission is to help others with the same goal.

I love what I do and have met the most wonderful people through both of my business's. I hope that I can continue helping others.

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you have any additional questions my email is

A Challenge of Hundreds

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This is my 100th post!!! So it seems that is challenge is appropriate!

100 pages in 30 days!

are you up to it?


"Accept the challenges so that you feel the exhilaration of victory." -George S. Patton.


I finally realized that without a push I won't get much done. So this challenge is as much for me as for anyone else. I know that I am one of those that has a lot of ideas and intentions, but not much action or progress. I am really tired and discouraged that I never actually do much.

This summer has been a experiment for me. I have been trying a lot of new things, and the key is that I have been trying to change that feeling of anxiousness and that feeling that begins in the pit of my stomach that says its easier to say no than to try.

Well after a low week in June I realized that I needed a change, and I was the only one that could make that change... so starting with a vacation to Lake Powell I decided to start my experiment. It started with the water. I have been quite the baby when it comes to water. I have issues...lets just say its not just water but also what's in the water. So when the first opportunity came I grabbed it. I was going to attempt surfing... fall after fall, I finally got it! Then the next time I graduated to trying wakeboarding! And surprising enough I picked that up easier than surfing, it only took 2 tries and I was up.

Crash after crash instead of feeling tired and defeated I felt exhilarated. I may not have been that good at it but I did it. The experiment was as simple as just jumping in! I realized a lot about myself that week. And now it is time to extend that experiment into other aspects of my life.

Last post I told about the milestone my daughter is reaching the the change in me that it has caused and this challenge came about as a result. I am more committed to creating life. Through images and words I have felt inspired to explore life and observe it and create something that shows our life. 100 pages and I will have a completed book. 100 pages and my kids will have new memories and a new confidence. 100 pages and I will feel accomplishment and inspiration to spread. 100 pages.....what is 100 for you?


What is your challenge? What is holding you back? Do you feel like if your life was a book, would it be a story, would it tell the details of your life, would you have the photos and words to go with it? What is your story?


To make it official and maybe get a community effort going I have created a Dabling in Digital Facebook Group. Already posted is this challenge. Join the group, share with us your story. We can share our efforts. Post your pages, post your struggles, post your accomplishments....join.


Happy Creating