Simple Stories

Good help is hard to find

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 31, 2014

Oliver, like most cats, loves to curl up on the newest at least semi-horizontal addition to his environment. So when Matt set up our computers on the dining room table one evening to rebuild them, Ollie found one of the keyboards irresistible. Thankfully, Matt called me into the room to see it, and I snapped […]


M*A*S*H 1984

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 11, 2013

In our sophomore and junior years in high school, Phil and I were in the drama club—and loved it! 1984 was our junior year, and we put on a production of M*A*S*H. Phil was cast as Major Frank Burns. Among other ensemble roles I was the psychologist who assesses Captain Hawkeye Pierce. And our friend […]


Another turning point

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on September 8, 2013

The tenth sketch challenge, which I’m proud to have designed, has been posted at the SCRAP & MUSIC challenge blog! Head over to the site to grab the sketch and play along. This tenth sketch came with the song “Time of your life” by Green Day. My layout When considering this song as inspiration for […]


Mentor Headlands Beach

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on July 13, 2013

This layout features a photo of me in June 1990, at the beach with my boyfriend, Hansel. We had just taken a long walk and then plopped down on the sand to watch the sun set. Mentor Headlands is the beach my bro and I grew up going to, so of course I always took […]


Do something amazing everyday

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on June 29, 2013

So, as I’ve blogged about before, Matt and I rescue animals who are in danger. Unfortunately, finding animals that need help is not difficult. There are a lot of reasons that pets wander from home and find themselves in dangerous situations. In the case of this dog, his owners told us that they had just […]