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My First Display!!!

I could not be MORE excited about this display!!! The local Starbucks on Laporte Ave. in Valpo has allowed me to display some of my work. It's no secret that I am a HUGE Starbucks fan. I've even worked Starbucks into some of my customer rewards. But what is even better than a non-fat grande marble mocha machiatto stirred (which did take me a while to learn how to order, btw) is going in to see the staff at the local Starbucks. They are all so friendly and fun! I couldn't have asked for a better place to put up a display. So here is a HUGE shout-out to all the employees there!! Love you guys! Thanks for letting me show off my work and making the best drinks in town! :)

Manager Jen and Tiffany helping me celebrate my first official display. Thanks guys! :D


And the winner is.......

My handsome Dad, ready to pull a winner from the hat. :)

The winner is.....

Amy Prieto!!!! Congratulations!!!

Email me samantha@samanthauphold.com, and we'll talk details! :D
I can't wait to meet you and your family!!

But most of all, to EVERYONE that worked so hard to save my Dad

From the bottom of our hearts.
You mean so much to all of us.

Love, The Vanaman and Uphold Family


Butterfly Kisses

I don't think I can adequately describe the vibrant personality that was held in this tiny little body. Sam was the funniest little "man" I've had the chance to photograph in quite some time. His vocabulary is out of this world!! He was so sweet and so much fun to work with, I can't wait to do it again! These photos are the second set for Butterfly Kisses. These outfits could not be any cuter! Check out their website or stop in the new location (inside of Bangles Women's Boutique) at 15 Lincolnway in downtown Valpo to see their amazing selection of the best children's clothes. Thanks for the wonderful afternoon! :)