Thursday, December 21, 2006

~until next year~

I can't believe that in four short days Christmas will be upon us! With lists a mile long - everything from sending out cards (I know...I'm late) to baking to shopping to goes on and on! I know you all can empathize with me! Never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything we want done, done...

So, this post serves as a farewell until the New Year - my last post of 2006. I have been so blessed over the past year with wonderful clients and friends welcoming me to a new city (two actually!) and loving what I do as much me. It's been an honor and a privilege to be let into your lives and allowed a brief glimpse at your life with your family. I cannot wait to continue this wonderful journey in the New Year.

I will be unavailable via phone or e-mail for the remainder of the year. All voicemails and e-mails will be returned after January 2nd. If you have orders in and paid for, they will be completed and mailed. If you have orders placed but have yet to send payment, your order will be completed after the first of the year. I am taking this much needed time to "stop and smell the flowers"... To finally build that train with my little guy and simply enjoy a movie by the light of the Christmas tree with my husband. I wish you all these simple things, as well.

So, I bid you farewell... Have a happy, safe and wonderful Christmas. May you have miracles happen all around you....and have the childlike eyes to be able to see them.

My best,

Monday, December 18, 2006

Ahem...can I have your attention please?

I am so thrilled....I have been anxiously waiting to debut this product line and finally have my chance. I contacted this wonderful artist a couple months ago to offer her truly artistic works and had to be put on a waiting list because the demand was so high. Well, I found out about a month ago that I am now officially the exclusive photographer offering her work for my clients in Lake Villa, IL (and surrounding areas), Kenosha, WI (and surrounding areas) and Sioux Falls, SD (and surrounding areas)!! I am beyond excited to offer this "Storybook Look" to my clients....these are truly works of art and ones that will, no doubt, become treasured family pieces to pass down.

So, of course, I had to get a sample done....and who else would I do besides my adorable little boy?? I love this so much, I've decided to get a very large canvas of this for his bedroom and a smaller version to bring with to appointments to show the true beauty of these pieces.

I am offering these wonderful pieces exclusively on Fine Art Canvas Gallery Wraps and Metallic Paper Standouts. Once a piece is purchased, custom folded greeting cards with the same piece may be ordered, as well.

So, without further ado....I present this gorgeous piece of art:

Original portrait: (click to enlarge)

The Altered Art: (click to enlarge)
For more examples of Jessica's art, please visit her website at If you are interested in purchasing a piece of this one-of-a-kind art, please contact me for further details.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Special Twins have arrived...

I think you've waited long enough to hear my special announcement!!! Well, these sweet babies arrived a couple of months ago, actually......but, me in all my blog slacker glory, haven't posted about them yet!!! And, since I have had many people wonder the status on these Special Twins, I thought I had better make an update...

They girl first, then baby boy....only five days apart. They are the cutest little things and were so much fun to photograph!! Mom and Dad are certainly in heaven.... And, when asked about pulling "double duty"? They said they don't know anything else, and are loving it.... :-) Enough chit-chat - here are some pics of these cuties!