About

Hi, it’s me Shelley, a self-proclaimed learning-as-I-go(grow)-blogger-and-photographer from a quaint little town in the Midwest.  Wait, scratch that – try this version:  I’m a learning-as-I-go-Queen B (baby boomer baby)-taking-charge-of-life-making-50-something-great, ‘cuz you know that’d be a bit trendier in the world of blogging right?

Won’t you stay…just a little bit longer (like the lyrics of that song…??)!

I’m on a mid-life discovery Q-mission finding bits of whimsy through clicks of my camera’s lens.  Mid-life is the best time (duh, I have to say that, ‘cuz that’s the stage I’m in…) to take charge of life, especially if you’re like me, an introvert hiding, and wishing, and wanting to change but too scared to have done it before.

I’m learning more about life from my 20-something daughters than I did myself at that age.  And about how much I love reviving things that had gone dormant in storage boxes or myself over the years while they (we) were busy growing up.

Upon the arrival of an empty nest, the desire to have fun (outside of the normal working a day job kind of life) remains, and, whew, what a relief it is.  And I earned some gray hair while remaining forever young at heart.  When I noticed other (30 years younger than me) bloggers doing crazy fun stuff, I thought why can’t I be brave and do that, too?  I’m not too old to learn new tricks!?!

Anyhow…that’s me in a nutshell.  Welcome to what I call the Q-side where all things quaint & quirky are quintessential.  To guide you, is me, myself, and I – the self-proclaimed “Queen of Dubious Minimalism TM“.

I blog about my whisperings in the wee hours of the morning.  My blog (fueled by coffee) is where I focus on reviving everyday quaintness in my empty nester life as a Dubious MinimalistTM.

In case you didn’t notice my picture (flashing over there to the right >>>), I dared to let go of something as simple as hair coloring which revived my authentic and patient self in the process.

And I discovered – stuff is just stuff just like hair is just hair.

So glad you stopped by to join the ranks of millions (yeah right…a Queen can dream can’t she?) and search for your quirky side with me and let’s set it free!

PS – Your stories, photos, and tips about blogging, or reviving stuff, or letting stuff go are always welcome here! I love hearing from you!  The quirkier the thought the better – please, do share!

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28 Comments

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    ellendiamondblogblog

    Your face delightfully shows your shyness, warmth, mischievousness, strength and. humor. I envy you your daughters. I look forward to reading more.

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      shelleykrupa@gmail.com

      Aw, thank you, Ellen! Your feedback warms my heart! I appreciate you taking the time to read and share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you again!

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    Wind Kisses

    I love this. On this journey with you my friend. Love your genuine and yet humorous outlook on life.

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      shelleykrupa@gmail.com

      Thank you, Donna! I love to hear it when others are embracing their authentic selves. Your about page is inspiring!!

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    Gail

    I love your about page. We have lots in common it seems! I can’t wait to read more of your blog!

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      shelleykrupa@gmail.com

      Thank you, Gail! We do have lots in common – I’m looking forward to reading more on your blog too!

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    Woolly Muses

    Never too old to learn something new, Shelley

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      shelleykrupa@gmail.com

      You’re very wise Woolly. Thank you, too, for stopping by to read my About page and for sharing your insight for this phase in life. I look forward to reading more on your blog!

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    bikerchick57

    Hello from the other side of the frozen tundra (Appleton)! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog bag of everything. I enjoy your writing and truly appreciate quirkiness, so will get over here from time to time to see if the snow is deeper on the northwest side of the state. 🙂

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      shelleykrupa@gmail.com

      Hello Maryj! Thank you, too, for stopping by my quaint little spot on the other side of the state! I appreciate your compliments and look forward to your revisits as well as checking out what you’re doing way over in Appleton! 🙂

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    cindimatography

    I absolutely love how you transform your face from young to younger! Brilliant! And I love your attitude. Perfect combination.

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      shelleykrupa@gmail.com

      Thank you, Cindi. I absolutely love that you said young to younger – that’s brilliant and comforting and very appreciated! Thank you, too, for stopping by my little world here in cyberspace!

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        cindimatography

        Shelley, you look fabulous! Have a Happy Holiday. And I’m one of your newest subscribers. Here’s to a great 2018!!

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          shelleykrupa@gmail.com

          Aw, thank you, Cindi! You’re so sweet, I love how your smile makes you sparkle! Happy Holidays to you too, and I’m following you as well. Cheers to 2018, I look forward to seeing what you’re up to!

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    Bakshi Ji

    Nice to get a like from you on my comment Silence. Looking forward to read your blogs and gain more knowledge and experiences about different experiences. 🙂

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      Shelley

      Thank you, too, for stopping by to read my blog – I look forward to reading yours as well!

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        Bakshi Ji

        Thanks a lot mam. Lot of respect for you 🙂

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          Shelley

          Thank you! 🙂

          1. Bakshi Ji

            Always welcome mam 🙂

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        Bakshi Ji

        Thanks a lot mam. Lots of respect you 🙂

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    Sharon

    Where are you in the Midwest?

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      Shelley

      Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin! Are you in the midwest too?

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    yogini.sharon

    I am in Saint Joseph MI. Right on Lake Michigan.

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      Shelley

      Not too far away then! Nice to hear from you!!

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    NorCal Zen

    This is lovely blog! So nice to meet you Shelley!

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      Shelley

      Ms. Zen, so wonderful to meet you, too, and THANK YOU, for stopping by Wisconsin to meet me! Hope we connect again in the blogging world!!

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    MythRider

    We’re not too far from each other. I live just north of Minneapolis, MN. You sound like a fun upbeat person.

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      Shelley

      You’re right, that’s not that far away! Thanks for the compliment 😉 Stay warm…soon we’ll see an end to this cold weather!

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