My favorite way to wrap these days is by recycling fabric I have from old photo shoots. No box?, No problem! Hip burlap, trendy muslin, stretchy polyester, chic satin....these all make great, unique, memorable textures to wrap with. Wrap any oddly shaped gift in a circle of fabric, gather in the center, tie a silk ribbon or fabric [...]
So it was time to change up the Spanish style decor of my living room and dining room to a more eclectic Manhattan Chic. I went to the Goodwill and found these brown chairs for 10 dollars each. Then a friend found the two vintage mesh chairs on the side walk...free. I like free. I took apart the cushions and [...]
I was in need of a bright idea as I just redid my kitchen and had no curtains as I got rid of the 1989 yellow aluminum blinds. I looked at the window, squinted my eyes, arms folded, then BAM! Bright idea came.....Dish Towels. SO I went to Rite Aid, yes, you heard me, Rite Aid, the drug store and [...]
This dressing can be used as a dip or a spread or on salads or on quinoa or pasta! Put in a blender: 1/4 cup olive oil 2-3 teaspoons of (raw- if available) honey 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/3 to 1 cup cup of water depending on use 2 bags pre-washed raw spinach 3 cups [...]
Check out my article on Huffington Post here! I'm one of those people who thinks it's ok to start listening to Christmas music at the beginning of November. You see, that officially starts the holiday season. What comes to mind, when you think of November? Fall leaves, the color orange, Thanksgiving, family and vacation. Immediately after Thanksgiving we are right [...]
I'm addicted to using fabric to wrap gifts especially odd shaped objects that I just don't have a box for. I'll buy fabric when I see it on sale for about a buck a yard and I also make use of sheets . I save and reuse every ribbon ever given to me. When I find wired ribbon on sale, whether [...]
After 18 yrs of photographing actors, I've come to the conclusion that stage mom's have an important place in the entertainment industry...not unlike a soccer mom or football dad... Click on the image below to read
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4 generations of healthy italians :)
Here are some HDR pictures I took on my Canon 5D mark2 while in Italy. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and these are created with 3 separate exposures being made and then they were merged together and adjusted in Photoshop for maximum detail.