Thursday, February 7, 2008


When we saw the snow Thursday night piling up, the kids thought they'd try a new good luck ritual for bringing on the snow day-inside out pajamas. Well, it worked!
It was so beautiful-as long as I didn't have to leave the house.
So we planned a day of sticking close to home.
She is up to no good...
ok, so neither is he.
Rockin' out with the shovel.
A job well done (with a bit of help from mom)
What would a snow day be without some Fun! The kids went sledding with friends for a while then came back & played and baked cookies-YUM!
For me, knowing that I would be home ALL day, I thought it was a good time to make bread. I love the smell of the house when it is baking.It is also a way to keep the tradition going.
I have to tell you that this was the First time I made it all by myself. Usually mom does the work and I have to take careful notes.
It was nice to take pix just for fun. I feel like I haven't done that in a while and needed to just for me.
Now go and do something just for you & enjoy your day.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Go Red!

Heart Disease is the #1 killer of Women in America!
Today is National Wear Red Day
This is an initiative by the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women that "celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke".
I learned of this cause a few years ago from my friend Jody who had a heart attack before the age of 50. Since then she has made sure that all of us "bunko" girls know the facts.
So do yourselves a favor girls; educate yourselves and help spread the word.

For more information visit the Go Red for Women website:

fresh look

So that resolution you made about getting organized this year--here you go.
This fall I had the pleasure of working with Anna Glielmi, a professional organizer in the northern suburbs, and we had some fun!
Anna has recently launched her new website for her company Fresh Look Home. She was such a wonderful person to work with and we had a lot of laughs. So take a look at that closet and give her a call! Oh, be sure to ask her about the "Bakery Shots" that we took.

We were fortunate to have a beautiful day so we just went down the block and look at all the wonderful spots we found.

I mean really~look at this wall!!

As promised...

Big blog make up day today! We had a snow day today so lots of work time and play time too. More on that soon.
But here are some of the holiday cards from this past season (with some new names).
I had some great designs this year, but also did some custom work with a little help from my friend Lynda.

(see more of their session photos "play time" on December 20th)
OH you haven't seen the shots from either of these sessions. I have to get those posted!
Here is the card from "Oh baby" session. What a fun holiday card/birth announcement!
remember this adorable family? I love the classic design.
Ok, more to put up.