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November 2013. I have used a lot of these pictures on site, but I like them and I want to have them in another spot. It’s really a digital album of my kids now, since I don’t have paper pictures anymore. In the past I tried to add on to the bottom, but I’m not going to do that considering I just thought I lost one of my favorite pictures, and it’s kind of hard to place them without messing up the text and how the page looks. I like symmetry and I can’t get that within this small area, and while using my poor application skills to move within the parameters I am bound by. So, future forward. 2013 right below. Scroll down into the past if you like. That’s where all the extra extra words are too. As always, thanks for visiting!














Update 2013: (Last update was 2011. Original wording was from 2009) I did not delete, I added more! If you have read my blog before checking this part, you may already know that I am a tad bit “wordy.” I like typing. Hence the extra words and not the consolidation. I might keep this for another two years. We’ll see. Just keep reading, there might be something that appeals to you!

(Original text 2009) We are:  People experimenting with the idea of world wide web notoriety. We are cutting edge and on the brink of discovery.

Update 2013: Well. We experiment.  But I don’t think we are notorious. Especially world-wide. That seems like kind of a stretch. And we really aren’t very cutting edge. Or on the brink of any “discovery”. That’s actually kind of embarrassing now that I re-read it. Plus, like, a million things have changed on the internet since I started this blog. My kids are way smarter than me and have about 10 social, and/or other, media outlets they like better than any of this. FYI-the one change I am very glad for, is that Facebook is not as important to them as it once was. I have often wondered when it would start becoming “less”. My daughter never even uses it any more. Score for the other guys! Facebook should not be allowed to rule the world! OK that’s it for now. Ranting complete.

(Original text 2009) But first we have to figure out how this whole thing works.

Update 2013: We know how it works. Just trying to keep up now.

(Original text 2009) The original title was “masnstevy“. Then it was “masnstevy jsp“.

masnstevy” is a combination of my kids names: Mason and Stevie (boy/girl).

jsp” stands for just shy of pretty,  the phrase my son came up with to describe how I look.

Update 2013: I had to explain all that because when you search for the blog, all those titles will work to find it. And apparently, as I re-read this now, I never explained that. Well, you know, 3, 4 years. Whatever. You’re here now. Thank you!

(Original 2009) FYI: The pictures above are of boyfriend, Jeff; daughter, Stevie; son, Mason.

Update 2013: We still have all of our original cast members!

(Original 2009) I like “just shy of pretty“. My kids want their names. But since I’m the boss…

Update 2013: Still the boss.

(Original 2009) Both addresses will take you back here anyway, so I guess it doesn’t  matter which one is used.

Update 2013: Oh. Here is the semi-explanation. Why would I put this so out of order? Next update I might just erase this whole thing and start from scratch.

(Original 2009) The site is just a fun way for us, mostly me, to share the things we like to do, or read, or hear, or buy, or go to…etc, in some kind of organized way.

Update 2013: Not organized. Used to be organized. You can check the very beginning. But not anymore.

(Original 2009) We, me… write and draw and tell funny stories; and that’s all here too.

Update 2013: True. We also have really, really, expanded the picture taking part.

(Timeless Text Area) Here’s the legal part for our protection:

Copyright ©  justshyofpretty/masnstevy, 2009-2023. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to justshyofpretty/masnstevy with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Unless it is otherwise noted, everything in the site is written by us! Aren’t we clever??

You be the judge!

And if you see something you like, agree/disagree, want to say hello or think we’re crazy, just talking talking talking in this invisible, amazing world,  pass the word on and leave a comment!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


  1. Me said,

    Looking good, see you on Sunday 🙂

  2. Dirty Pirate Hooker said,

    What’s with the photograph of the lily? Is it supposed to make us feel something? Sharing a moment with the inner-Lisa? Your time away from the real world seems to have soften your spirit and made you sensitive to little minute details of everyday life. Don’t take too much time to sniff the flowers. For they all wither and die and then what will you be left with?
    The windows look nice by the way.

    • masnstevy said,

      I love the Dirty Pirate Hooker! When it first came up, it doesn’t show me who…just the call sign…and I KNEW it was you. Yes, I am a marshmallow today. I truly didn’t expect to be. The real world damage has been repaired for now. My armor is intact but with soft spots. Don’t be too quick to call me out about the poetry of life, your comment is quite poetic in itself for all its harshness. Ha. And the window is nice. I can’t wait for all of them to be in!! Now, get back to work!

  3. Betsy said,

    Just wanted to say hi and thanks for including me in your blog roll.

  4. Merianne said,

    Hey Lisa!
    You are a riot! This is a friend of Jeff’s old stomping grounds! He told me about your website and I have done everything from laugh to cry!
    I would like to note my favorite section, “Weird Shit Around the House!” With a 4 and 5 year old at home, weird shit is a part of our everyday life.

    You are a highly creative person and I can’t wait to meet you!

  5. Ray Laskowitz said,

    Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

    • masnstevy said,

      You are welcome!

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