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.

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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!!

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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!

Happy 2012!

Illustration from thevectorart.com

Happy New Year to all my amazing fans and readers! Wishing everyone a fabulous new year full of happiness, joy and good health. I am very grateful for all the wonderful events in 2011 that have changed my life – here’s hoping 2012 is just as good if not better for EVERYONE!

Happy Holidays 2011

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, whatever it is you celebrate. I’m taking some time off to relax and recharge so see you in 2012!

Person of Interest

Last week we stumbled upon the show Person of Interest shooting a scene up the street from us. We’re big fans of the show so it was pretty cool to see. Spoiler alert: Jim Caviezel and Taraji P. Henson were filming a scene TOGETHER! Michael Emerson wasn’t there but a crew member told us the show was picked up for 22 full episodes. These are the things that make me love living in NYC!

November Snapshot

Word art created for dKol Photography

I’ve been very lazy lately when it comes to blogging. Every time I go to write something the words do not come out or just don’t sound good and then I stop. I guess you could say I’m going through a blog funk – blah! Since I’ve been missing lately I thought I’d do a snapshot of what’s going on with me this November and share:

  • Thoroughly enjoyed seeing actor, Hugh Jackman in his one man show Hugh Jackman Back On Broadway
  • Finishing up our holiday card and some client holiday cards as well
  • Loving my new iphone although I need to use more apps and take more pictures
  • Just finished the book, Before I Go To Sleep for my book club which was very good and highly recommend
  • Looking forward to our vacation to Aruba – counting the days and I can’t wait to be away to relax
  • Gearing up for Thanksgiving with the Srokas in NJ
  • Totally digging the new Kelly Clarkson album Stronger
  • Excited to see the new Muppets movie that comes out this week
  • Just bought awesome tickets for the Kelly Clarkson concert for Radio City Music Hall
  • Thinking of doing Project Life in 2012 but a little apprehensive about it and keeping up with it
  • Trying to deciding on my word for 2012 and how it applies to what and where I want to be next year

Have a great Thanksgiving!