Another one bites the dust

I'm so bummed that my new fish, Little Richard, has passed away. I don't know what happened, I took such good care of him? Maybe I spoke too soon on the whole maternal instincts bit...

Better days. So happy, just swimming away

Little Richard LOVED my mama. Literally. All he did was stare at her ALL DAY long.

The beginning of the end

So long my friend...


Baby Vinko

I've never been a baby person. I've always felt slightly uncomfortable when people make me hold their baby -- or worse, show me the millions of pictures they've taken of them...until now. I am very happy to announce that the maternal gene has not passed over me, I have it! My sister Theresa has just had her first baby and I am in loooooove. Now, I don't know if my change of heart heart has to do with him being the cutest baby I've ever laid eyes on or because we share the same blood line, but I just adore the little one. I never thought I'd see the day. Here's the little stinker...


me, me and more me

A few more pictures from the COULEURS de SAISON photo shoot...


A very big congratulations to my beautiful friend, Ryan, who just graduated from Pepperdine University with a Masters Degree AND a 4.0 GPA!!! She's quite the woman...

Making personalized cards for people is one of my favorite things to do. Here's the card I made Ry for her graduation...


Everyday = casual friday. For me.

I'm pretty sure if I was at any other establishment, they would kindly ask me to leave

You'd think for as many times as I've had to re-do projects for dropping food on it, I wouldn't eat (directly over) my work. You would think. This picture is just painful to look at

Why don't I dress up? Because every day I either get a sticker, a rhinestone, some glitter, even a brad on occasion, stuck in my hair. Sometimes all at the same time.

A few of the things I've made the last couple days...



Here are a few snap shots of the shoot I just did with COULEURS de SAISON. Thank you Nancy for my gold clutch -- I've been toting it everywhere!


Mother's Day cards

Mother's Day is a BUSY time for me at work. Here are just a few of the cards I made for my clients...

Its a messy job

I was so swamped with work that I barely made the deadline for overnight delivery so my OWN mother would receive her gift on time. LOVE you mama!!!!!


So happy to have my mom fly out to LA so we could spend Easter together

Since childhood, on Easter morning my mom has hid plastic eggs full of goodies around the house for my sister and I to find. Nowadays, instead of candy filled eggs, we get $$$!

Off to church.

Back to the house where my mom set up another egg hunt for Pauline and I

My two favorite ladies...

As usual, I spilled on myself. Lucky for me, Pee always takes care of it


Just when we thought we couldn't laugh anymore - Pee spotted a police cruiser with a dummy cop inside on the PCH. Obviously, checking this out was a must

Pen in the pocket...nice touch. Such attention to detail

Of course, it wouldn't be a holiday without some crafting going on. Here's the table setting for Easter dinner. Making place cards is one of my favorite things to do

Thank you mom for coming out -- LOVE YOU, you're the best!!!



Along with creating custom invitations, I scrapbook. A lot. I'm very proud of the pile I've completed so far this week...

Sometimes when I'm at the studio, I help other people work on their projects as well. The lovely (and very funny) Tiffany, with her Howard alumni scrapbook...

Looks great so far luv! Can't wait to see it completed!!!