Mollie Makes paper hearts!


It came…jammed in my mailbox….took a good effort to pull it out…sweetness is always wrapped in brown paper… right!

My colorful paper hearts are featured on pg. 56 of Mollie Makes Weddings..the book issue. Mollie Makes is Published by Anova, a London based company.They sent me a complimentary copy..I thought it rather luvvly-jubbly(insert Brit accent)

What I enjoyed most about this featured was the fact that I was the one who took the photo. I remember exactly what I was doing when I snapped it. I was getting Zachary ready for school while simultaneously feeding Ben. It was a snap in time..and I was doing what I love in between loving on my family. Did not think the snap would make its way across the pond and in UK bookstores.


I think it shall be added to my coffee table book assortment.



Although Erik is no longer working with me, he was happy to see the feature.


Snow? No!

I really HATE snow..I hate it!

Especially this winter.

Worry, salt, ice, slip, new car battery, snow removal, stuck in the house, carwash, dirt, slush, no school, grocery lines, what ifs!!!

I wouldn’t miss a flake  if it ceased to exist!

Yes… it’s pretty for about a hot second before everything turns slushy/brown-grey!

Yesterday I about had it with the stuff…….but being the optimist that I am

 I came up with a list of 3 things I can try to appreciate about snow:

1) It brings out the creativity in others..Neighbors made a pretty cool igloo.

2) Ben is a snow lover…”Mommy watch me climb mount snow!”

3) We are forced to get active in creative ways.. indoors (thankful for after school bowling….plasma cars, treadmill and a basement)

This was yesterday …. I’m ready for Spring.


Little moments like these.

“Mom, I made you a snack.”

He brought it up to me in bed.

He saw me lying down and thought that I was not feeling well.

He made his mama a snack!

It’s these moments, life giving moments..heart received.

So artistically arranged..careful 9year old boy hands..presh..

I ate the fudge pop first.


He saw how much his efforts were cherished


came up with coffee

(made it himself/thanks keurig)

…topped with whipped cream…

Love.Love.Love.too much Love.

Sugar Rush!

Sugar Rush!

You have to look close (bottom left) …our pink gingham pinwheel is part of this gorgeous Candy Bar photo shoot {Today’s Bride Mag}

Bride’s dress: Liz Fields 9206 Engagement ring: Scott Kay Earrings: Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection Fascinator: White Toronto Bridesmaid’s dress: Colours 11 by Kenneth Winston Style # 5090 Necklace and earrings: Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection Sweet table: Sweet Something Designs Pinwheel: Paper Polaroid, Etsy Card holders: Candid photo/art display, Umbra