Ronnie’s Racers

As I mentioned in my last post my mother fought a long brave battle with lung cancer, which is a very special cause for me. November is Lung Cancer Awareness month and I had the opportunity to fund raise for the the Breathe Deep NYC Lungevity walk fundraiser. This was our second year walking with the Ronnie’s Racers team in honor of my Mom to bring awareness to this deadly disease.

Lungevity Walk 2014

Despite the cold, wet and windy day the Ronnie’s Racers team made the most of the walk and raised just over $1,300. Thank you to all of my friends and family for being apart of Ronnie’s Racers! I’m still taking donations until December 1, so please consider making a contribution. Also if you or a loved one is at risk for lung cancer please get screened – early detection can save lives!

I hope you all of you have a great Thanksgiving!
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A Long Road Back

It’s been a very long time since I posted. It’s been a full year since my mother passed away from a long battle with lung cancer. It’s actually been a very long road for me – when she was diagnosed our family (my father, husband and myself) were diagnosed with the dreadful disease as well. I put my life on hold and lived in limbo not knowing what would from happen day to day. Now that it’s a year later I’m slowly trying to pick up the pieces of my new new normal life. That being said I’m hoping to start blogging and scrapbooking again. I’m finally feeling more inspired and want to capture my memories by preserving them. For almost 2 years I hadn’t scrapped a layout because I just didn’t feel motivated or inspired. It was a really a painful time in my life and the joy I previous had from creating wasn’t there anymore. Recently I felt energized and excited to create the layout below, amazingly everything just came together and clicked!

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I’m slowing getting back into it but still have some hesitation but I’m trying not to put so much pressure on myself – it’s suppose to be fun after all!

So stay tuned and I’ll be back!
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Lucky 7!

It’s amazing how 7 years can fly by so fast! We’ve been through lots of ups and downs but it’s made us stronger. Here’s to many more years to come with my best friend. We truly are 2 peas in a pod! Happy Anniversary, J!

US Open 2012

Over the weekend we were lucky to go to the US Open for the day and saw some pretty good matches. We went last year as well but this time we spent the whole day there instead of a few hours for 1 match. I’m always impressed with the designs and logos they come up with to represent tennis in NYC and this year didn’t disappoint. Great job by artist Michael Crampton, who was tapped to illustrate the poster!

Happy Who Day!

Back in April we were lucky enough to see some scenes from Dr. Who being filmed in NYC. So in honor of the new season of Dr. Who premiering tonight I wanted to showcase my layout from that cool experience. Happy Who Day!

 

Goodbye August, Hello September!

Two posts in one week is crazy but here I am! Michelle Underwood has a new kit out called the Libby Collection which worked perfectly to document my August events. Even though I’ve been creatively challenged lately I’ve still been trying to keep up with Project Life by doing monthly layouts. Well I’ve only done May, June and August but it’s a start! Can’t believe August is almost over – it’s been a fun and busy month but I’m looking forward to September, my favorite month. So goodbye August, hello September!

Long Overdue

This post is long overdue but I just haven’t felt like blogging in the past few months. I’ve been dealing with family and personal issues which has caused me to switch my energies to focus on my family and myself. The things I use to enjoy like scrapbooking, design and blogging aren’t as easy as they once were. Even though I haven’t been blogging I’ve been super busy these past few months enjoying the Summer. I think this might have been one of the busiest years of my life and I recently got to meet Jennifer Garner, who I adore!

We were lucky enough to get tickets to see actor, Victor Garber perform his cabaret show at 54 Below recently. Vic put on a great and funny show although I only knew a few songs. We joked that Jennifer Garner would be there but I never thought she would actually show up. Well I nearly had a heart attack when I saw her enter the room, then she sat in a booth across from us. What a rare and special moment it was being in the same room as Vic and Jennie G – an Alias reunion right in front of us. After the show I mustered up the courage to go up to Jen to tell her I was a big fan and asked for a photo together. She was very nice and accommodating even though she was being rushed back stage to see Vic. Also in the crowd was Campbell Scott and Eugene Levy. What a night we’ll never forget!!

Since I’m not sure I’ll be blogging regularly be sure to follow me on Instagram where I seem to post daily – my new addiction.

Seal graphic used in photo is from Wild Blueberry Ink.

Me

I started off January doing so well taking lots of pictures and self portraits but then it all went to hell in February and March. My day job has been quite insane these past few months and it has sucked out all my creative energy. I’m hoping to start again with taking photos and trying to document life better in April. Layout uses Michelle Underwood‘s new kit, Romance Me available at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Daisy Mae

My latest layout of my niece and nephew using Michelle Underwood’s new kit, Daisy Mae was featured on the Two Peas in a Bucket newsletter. It’s always a nice surprise and honor seeing my designs featured.

On a side note, I’ve fallen way behind on Project Life. I’ve decided to just do a monthly roundup although I’m behind on that too. Hope you all are faring better then I am with this project.

Anyways, happy Monday and way to go NY Giants!!

Memory Keeping, My Way

I’ve been on the fence lately about what project I want to start this year to document my everyday life. There’s Project Life, Project 365 and Project 52 – all great options but all slightly overwhelming for me. As of right now I’m trying to take a photo a day (or more) and scrap a layout at the end of the week documenting what happened that week. So it’s kinda a mash up of Project 365 and Project Life. So far I’ve only done one layout and already fallen behind but I did keep up with taking the photos. I’m trying not to feel pressure here and just have fun.Although this past year I did a great job keeping up with my daily 5 year journal which I’m proud to say is completely fill for 2011. It was so exciting to start fresh for 2012! My 5 year journal is one of the best things I purchased as a memory keeper. It allows you to record 5 years all in one page, which will be interesting to read later on in life. Also, I just started a 5 year Q & A, question journal which should be fun to fill out. It’s the same concept of the regular 5 year journal but each day has a specific question.

So whatever you do to memory keep in 2012 have fun and do what works best for you!

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