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I’m Still Standing website: a sneak peak

It amazes me how fast this year has flown by… September, really? The summer went by in a blink of an eye, we went from event to event in our home, and I anxiously awaited the arrival of my newly designed site, which will be here…. Soon!

I’m Still Standing started out in the spring of 2009 when I began jotting down stories about raising a daughter with disabilities while raising another very active daughter, to help me become a more confident writer and like most things in my life it has “evolved.”

So who am I, you might be asking if this is your first time joining me:
I am Shelley Kramm, Playground Fairy, Special Needs Advocate, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Wife and Mom to three wonderful people who have helped change the world, who is on a Wellness Adventurer; and did I mention I really am dying to get to Italy?

It’s called I’m Still Standing… well basically because I AM!

So this is kind of my re-launch page… however it would make more sense to have had my website redone by this time, but you know how that goes… plan for A and you get, umm, in my case C! But it will be here soon…

Here is a sneak peak of what’s in store for you:

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• Special Needs Mom: I will continue to write about our journey in raising a special needs child, there is so much to be said about 19 years of struggles, triumphs and joys.

• Healthy Shelley: I will share some delicious recipes and my cooking expertise in making “regular” recipes a little healthier. And also some tales from the treadmill and beyond.

• How to Helper: This is where I will share my bloggy educational wisdom that I have learned from all of the books I have read, conventions and seminars I have gone to, and my love for ProBlogger. (He is the bloggy genius!) I’m like your personal bloggy cheerleader!

• Designing Diva: I have a BS in Interior Design and I minored in Landscape Architecture so I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my loves for the elements of design, especially color!

• Media Maven: In my “spare time” I am co-founder and editor of a lifestyle blog where I have the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people and I’ll be sharing tales with you here.

• Playground Fairy: After raising a million dollars to design and create the first fully inclusive playground in the state of Maryland and running the nonprofit I originated to do that I have some wonderful ideas for anyone who wants to do the same or build on an idea to start a nonprofit.

Why you should stick around I’m Still Standing:

This site is dedicated to helping other people who want to be inspired, who are looking for everything from healthy recipes to stories about overcoming adversity, and realizing we are all “able”.

If you want to read an extended version of my story I’ve written it at Why I’m Still Standing. You might also like to visit my families press page.

I told you I’m social:

I love getting mail! I love reading comments, I love meeting new people so do your thing… leave me some love!!

And if a post so moves you like I do hope some will please hit those little icons at the button and share the posts with all of your friends on twitter or facebook, or any other social media outlet you might have.

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She did it again!

As many of you know by now I began this venture into bloggyland as a way of starting my creative juices moving and flowing as the imputes to writing a book, which yes, I have finally put my fingers to the keyboard to start my outline. Yay!

And in the past year as I have said I have met so many friends from near and far for which I feel blessed. Last year, a month into writing, I “met”(virtually anyhow) a gifted graphics artist who designs blog sites and so I worked with her to give my site it’s original design.

She was so wonderful to work with and as my juices started moving and I created more sites, I had her design, Confession of the Playground Princess, The Untraditional Topiary, and The DC Ladies and she also designed my daughters site Post Crown Chronicles.

And now… trumpets please: dumpt da da da da da…. “Introducing the new chic design for I’m Still standing!”…

So you can see we really love Danielle’s work. We are a virtual reference for her lol… So it’s spring and if you want to spruce up your site or have a complete redo, Danielle will do it all, she even redid my twitter background for me too. Drop her a line and let her know that Shelley sent you.

*If you get a chance to do this before Wednesday evening Danielle will give you $10.00off the deposit fee.

Sooo what do you think of my “new chic design?”

I’d like to introduce you to my new friend “The Design Girl”


Happy Saturday everyone, I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to my new friend Danielle at The Design Girl. I met Danielle through my search for a highly stylized blog designer.

After our initial contact and putting my name on her wait list which was only about 2 weeks. We wrote back and forth about the type of style I would like my blog to be to create my own fresh look. She uses digital kits to create the blogs and there are literally hundreds to look through. Being from a design background myself, I am sure I was a tad pickier than most of her clients, and she was very sweet to accommodate all of my requests. I think she did a beautiful job, don’t you?

Right now she is having a special sale for reaching 70,000 hits on her site. If you place your deposit on or before 05/03/09, which I know is tomorrow but I’m letting you know NOW, she will give you $20 off the deposit price for the basic & standard blog packages.

To see this very talented young lady’s blog check her out and let her know Shelley “introduced” you to her.