Asking "Why not?," instead of "Why?"

Here is where I share my ever evolving life as a wife, step mom, mom and  journalist. 

From social / digital journalism, to lessons learned from years as an assignment edtor to home and family can be found  in my writings:  On the News DeskSoDig Journalism, and Mistyical Me

Note: In the hectic chaos of life I missed my opportunity to hold onto my former domain mistymontano.com. Anything published at this site is not from me or endorsed by me.

Being Mistycal on Tumblr:

collection of thoughts, links and photos!

<p>#Colorado #wildflowers!! <br/>
#TaylorReservoir #MontanoFamAdventures</p>

#Colorado #wildflowers!!
#TaylorReservoir #MontanoFamAdventures

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Good morning from Taylor Reservoir! Montano Family Camping Adventure has begun! #Colorado #beautiful #9Adventures</p>

Good morning from Taylor Reservoir! Montano Family Camping Adventure has begun! #Colorado #beautiful #9Adventures

Posted 1 day ago
<p>#JabbaTheHutt in a dress! @shawnmontano in dismay: what’s this?! Why is Jaba in a dress? <br/>
Squeaks in exasperation : it’s not a dress, daddy. It’s a cape and I can play with my toys like I want!<br/>
Me: ha ha ha! <br/>
Jaba was originally Shawn’s, but Squeaks has claimed it as hers. Daddy doesn’t know what to do! Haha!</p>

#JabbaTheHutt in a dress! @shawnmontano in dismay: what’s this?! Why is Jaba in a dress?
Squeaks in exasperation : it’s not a dress, daddy. It’s a cape and I can play with my toys like I want!
Me: ha ha ha!
Jaba was originally Shawn’s, but Squeaks has claimed it as hers. Daddy doesn’t know what to do! Haha!

Posted 1 week ago
<p>4 hr, $400, no paint, kitchen cabinet makeover! Previous owner painted ivory laminate cabinets maroon and the paint has steadily chipped off since we moved in three years ago. Even though it would have cost less to strip and repaint, I wanted durability. I wanted something that could stand up to kids and life. </p>

<p>I chose Panyl, which is similar to contact paper, but is supposed to last longer. It was originally created for covering IKEA furniture. I measured and submitted the order. One box of pre-cut , rolled Panyl arrived in days. </p>

<p>I washed each door, removed the nobs and rolled on the Panyl. It was easy!</p>

<p>Here’s to hoping it was a good investment and will survive the Montano family!</p>

<p>#kitchen #makeover #diy #doityourself</p>

4 hr, $400, no paint, kitchen cabinet makeover! Previous owner painted ivory laminate cabinets maroon and the paint has steadily chipped off since we moved in three years ago. Even though it would have cost less to strip and repaint, I wanted durability. I wanted something that could stand up to kids and life.

I chose Panyl, which is similar to contact paper, but is supposed to last longer. It was originally created for covering IKEA furniture. I measured and submitted the order. One box of pre-cut , rolled Panyl arrived in days.

I washed each door, removed the nobs and rolled on the Panyl. It was easy!

Here’s to hoping it was a good investment and will survive the Montano family!

#kitchen #makeover #diy #doityourself

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Ready for #HeartlandEmmy w/ Jennifer! Good luck to all nominees!</p>

Ready for #HeartlandEmmy w/ Jennifer! Good luck to all nominees!

Posted 2 weeks ago

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