Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Yep, that's me! Mom at the computer again! Photo taken courtesy of my daughter -- a budding photographer!
Happy Holidays!  I hope everyone is having a truly wonderful holiday season... Most of all, I hope that you are taking the time during this crazy hustle and bustle time of year to really connect with those around you --- especially your loved ones! For me, I am so excited to be spending time with my kids.  I have endured a lot of change this year.  I think this was a year of stripping off the old and creating a whole new world.  That being said, I am incredibly excited about moving into a new apartment next week -- a place to call home and beginning a new job the first week in January -- in the book industry. No worries, I will still be doing my artsy stuff too! This year has been probably the most challenging year of my life and you know what, the very best part is that I survived.  I am taking each day as it comes.  I am picking myself up and dusting myself off, taking the lessons learned and applying them to my future and announcing to the universe that this is the year to SOAR! Did you notice the new background on my blog with the little birds?  That is my daily reminder of my mantra -- "to FLY, to SOAR, to let your HEART SING!"  I've got some ideas that I'm turning into goals and I am making 2011 MY YEAR! So farewell 2010! Wishing everyone a warm holiday season and the very best wishes in the new year!

Love and blessings!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Photo Editing Fun | Fix It Friday #81

Another Fix-it Friday!  Such a truly beautiful romantic photo contributed by Michelle Johnson.  Michelle's talent is beyond words.  The SOOC was so perfect that it didn't need much of an edit.  So, the artist in me decided to enhance the romantic mood of the photo.

My edit

Here is the SOOC (see what I mean about Michelle's perfection?! :))

Take a look at all the great edits at

Also, I don't think I really explain well what it is I do and what my passion is...  Take a peek at this article out on Design Aglow.  It really makes a statement of how you can take special photos and really make them a part of you and your home.  This is what I want to help my clients do! Enjoy your weekend!  Back in Florida this week and survived 21 inches of snow and below zero temperatures in Minnesota last week!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photo Editing Fun | Fix It Friday #80

Happy Friday!  It's another fun morning at!  This week's photo challenge is a beautiful photo taken byJessica Paige from One Willow Boutique.  Love this shot!

My Edit

Jessica Paige's SOOC
Go take a look at all the amazing edits by the iheartfaces community!  Wishing everyone a warm and wonderful weekend! A forecast of snow and below zero temperatures for this weekend in Minnesota!

Love and blessings!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Self Portrait

The photo challenge this week at iheartfaces is self portrait.  Here is a photo of me and my dog Wookie!  This was a challenging photo sesssion.  I picked this photo because Wookie looks so wonderful in all her glory.  She's a dog with an attitude and knows she's beautiful!  Love the way she striked a pose!

Check out all the other great self portraits!

Love and blessings!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Photo Editing Fun | Fix It Friday #79

This week's photo is a beautiful picture of her daughter taken by Dana Suggs.  Isn't she beautiful!


Visiting my sister in Minnesota from Florida!  It's 16 degrees with snow today! BRrrr!!!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SewTamz Designs - Twice as Nice Giveaway at Iheartfaces!

I've blogged about my sister's fabulous camera straps and camera strap covers in the past.  Wonderful designer fabrics, luxurious plush minky and super padded and durable for that heavy DSLR that you love like your first born child!  Today she launched a giveaway over at my most favorite photo blog of all -- iheartfaces!  You don't get just one but TWO camera strap cover sets (which includes her original and unique dual lens cap sleeve)! Isn't she twice as nice!!! Anyway, don't miss your chance to win...head on over to iheartfaces for all the details!

Good luck and best wishes!