20121231

Looking Back at Twenty Twelve

And I thought 2011 went by fast, 2012 was a bit of a blur. I still can't believe it has already come to an end. I wished for fanfreakintastic and fanfreakintastic it was.

We were blessed with travel. We took our, what has become almost annual road trip in May. Started with Baltimore and then hit the capital Washington DC, made a quick stop at Great Falls Park before driving through the Skyline Drive in Virginia. We headed east to Virginia Beach before heading north again. Stopped to see wild ponies in Assateague and had some family fun on the Ocean City boardwalk.



We had the fortune of travelling again, this time international in October. It was a trip like no other, more a spiritual journey than vacation. We spent a few days in Cairo and Iraq after a great layover in Amsterdam and ended the trip with some family time in Dubai.



D is now two and a half years old.. he has been continuing with his swim classes and took some art and gym classes early in the year. And this fall by baby boy started play school, surprise surprise but he couldn't be happier. He doesn't want to come home!



I was not as crafty as I'd like.. 365 days but only 3 DIY's! We redid our dining room chairs, I dyed a skirt and made a growth chart for D.


And as if the year wasn't already pretty great.. I got into my first New York City gallery, eight of my photographs are now hanging in the Regional Headquarters of PNC Bank, I shipped photographs to Germany and Australia : ) and got my work into the hands of four celebrities; Jenny McCarthy, Bethenny Frankel, Genevieve Gordor and Denise Richards.



and just last week I just finished making my brand new website! Check it out and tell me what you think?

What rocked your 2012? What are looking forward to most in 2013? Wishing you all a Happy New Year, full of happiness, health, food and family.

Want to see what my 2011 was like.. take a look back.

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20121227

Secret Agents I Met and Liked

I recently entered an Archie Grand giveaway on the art and design blog Annechovie and I won!

photograph borrowed from Anne's blog

My prize, this so cute notebook (car not included). Yay! Though I'm sure that's the prize D wanted. 


Like he doesn't have enough already. There are more in his room, under the sofa, in our bed and in places I have yet to discover.

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20121224

Wishing You a Merry White Christmas







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20121220

To Ms. T from D

With D's first year of play school came another first, his first teacher's gift. I couldn't think of anything cuter than something made by him. So we cut out a pair of trees and a pair of stars out of cardboard and brought out the paints.




I glued the two pieces together with some yellow pipe cleaner for the loop. Next came the card. We put away the paints and brought out some markers. We made two. 



While playing with some food coloring and a paper napkin I thought strips of the napkin would be perfect to get the cards a more finished look. Don't they look pretty?



I placed the card and ornament in a clear organza bag along with a candy cane. :) What do your kids make gifts for their teachers? Or do you buy a present? At what age does handmade stop being cute? 


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20121217

It's Been Five Year's - M and I

It has been a wonderful five years since M and I married..we celebrated our fifth anniversary over the weekend. We were engaged for three years before that so we have know each other for eight years..eight years.. wow. What about the time before we got engaged you ask? Well here's a little something you didn't know. M and I are a product of an arranged marriage.. I know it sounds archaic but not only is it working (pretty awesomely) I must add, for us as well as for so many other people out there.

So this is how it happened, in a nut shell. His aunt knew my mom, she arranged for us to meet at her place. My mom, his mom, his aunt and M and I sat in a room. They talked, we didn't and it was over. I moved on with my life and he his. A month later my mother get's a call. M wants to take me out for coffee.. so we go out, we talk, well I do most of the talking, he's the silent type. I'm in art school, he's an accountant, an auditor he clarifies.. I don't know the difference. It has something to do with numbers right? He drops me back home and within a few hours we get another phone call. He's interested if I am. We go out one or two more times and we are engaged. Romantic I know.

He worked in Singapore and then moved to New York, so the three years of our engagement consisted of phone calls, e mails and a lot of long distance drama. We were working with an eleven hour time difference which didn't help matters. I would share pictures but I can not seem to find any?!

And then came the wedding.. our weddings usually last over a week. There are many events, lots of outfit changes and bright colors..





It's only been five years yet we have loved so much, grown so much and learnt so much. We have traveled and explored and most importantly created a family.


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20121206

A Boy and His Toys
















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20121203

Draw Me a Bath...

















All these goodies are making me want to take a bath.. but I must confess, I have never taken a bath (minus my toddler days of course) I wouldn't even know where to begin. What are some of your bath tips? What do I need to do to draw the perfect bath?

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