Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Upon waking this morning, my first thought was Amitabul. I woke up feeling pretty awful. I breastfed Zoe, made coffee, showered and got ready for work. We hit up Amitabul on the way and boy was I happy!!!!
We tried the dumplings today. They were amazing!!!! So light and delicious. Zoe loooooved them too!!!
I am not a big fan of spicy food. I know I know, what are we doing at a Korean place than? Well you can ask for mild and that's what I did.
If you live in Chicago, you have to check this place out!!! Especially if you are not used to vegan, vegetarian food - this is a great place to try something full of nutrition, health and most importantly......flavor!!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
I purchased all the supplies at the Dollar Store and the candy and stuff at CVS, WholeFoods, Marshalls.
What you need:
- Candy & Filling - I made a mix of Organic Lollipops, Candy bars, Pixie sticks(Crack for Kids), Stickers, Dora Towel that grow with water
- Balloon - I used a Helium Balloon because I like the size and shape much better than a traditional balloon $1
- Newspaper, Tissue Paper, Junk Mail - I used old paper ads - which is a good way to recycle and tissue paper that was used to wrap some glass jars.
- Flour - $.50
3. Start covering the balloon in strips. I slightly overlapped each strip to make sure it was really covered. Cover 1 layer and let dry.
4. Repeat process. I used old tissue paper that was used to wrap some jars that I had purchased. It gives you a more even look and a nice & neutral look.
6. I pierced the balloon and removed but I did wish that I would have waited for that part because it would have been easier to apply the petals and keep from crinkling my design.
7. Cut out a hole big enough to insert candy. FYI: My candy was super heavy so I used duck tape inside to reinforce around where the string will be.
9. After decorating, poke out two holes and hang using rope. Again I did reinforce the inside where the holes and string would be to make sure the Piñata would hold up.
Tinyprints.com for all her invites. They come out really cute and they always use recycled paper. I sent them out already and am now awaiting the rsvp's.
So we had a nice Christmas Eve Day yesterday. We took Zoe sledding at the Forest Preserve on Milwaukee & Devon, Chicago. I took her down once and so did Dan. She didn't look scared at all but very serious lol.
She did love seeing all the kids laughing and sledding down the hill. We gave her a ride on the sled as well and she loved it!!!
It was also her first time playing in the snow. She crawled and scooted around.
I went down the hill about 3 times by myself and man I felt like a kid again :)
Great time and a nice start to our Family Tradition. We will go sledding every year!
In the evening we went to my mom's and celebrated with a traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner. Fish, Beet Broth with Mushroom Ears, Polish Pierogi and other goodies. We all found money under our place setting and exchanged Wafers with wishes of good fortune and health. Zoe enjoyed the wafers and especially the beet salad.
After opening gifts we went to celebrate the evening with Dan's mom and siblings. We had only an hour to spend due to Dan needing to take a nap before working that evening.(we works overnight at a hotel) We opened gifts and shared some laughs. Zoe especially enjoyed time with her cousins.
Today we will be celebrating at Dan's Dad's House after I am off work.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
It was a mid century vintage credenza. So beautiful and perfect piece to house all of my photography equipment and projects.....well Dan was giving me a hard time about spending the money I didn't have on this piece. I found it through Craigslist and it was a really good price. Well you snooze, you lose! The guys couldn't wait 2 days for me to get a car big enough to move it and sold it without even telling me. my hear aches so......look at this beauty that i lost :(
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Every photograph captures a moment in time, a memory, a life.
I specialize in Candid and Photojournalistic Style of Photography. Photography is my passion. I find such joy squinting through my viewfinder, composing the images swimming in my head. It is like poetry or a sonata that has to be brought out and recorded and shared. It's like a romance and deep emotion that I experience when I step behind the lens.
I use natural light whenever possible to capture the most beautiful images. There is something so simple and pure about natural light filtering through the scene. The colors become vivid, skin tones are beautiful, natural, and true.
I am most inspired by nature. Every bit of life, down to the smallest of elements, has been artistically designed with meticulous detail. Every detail, color, texture can make a beautiful image. I try to capture small bits of elements, little treasures of life.
I am fascinated by people. I am interested in their past, their journeys, their experiences, and their story. I find such mystique in the eyes of a stranger that pulls me in. Each person shares something special that can be discovered, captured, analyzed and enjoyed. I especially enjoy working with children. The innocence, spontaneous nature, and spirit of a child can be forever captured in a photo.
A photograph can spark a memory that pulls emotions from the past. I live to capture those moments for you.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Zoe was baptized this Sunday, August 15, 2010. Being 8 months old, she was pretty interested in what was going on. The priest held her interest and I am pretty sure she enjoyed the baptismal water poured over her forehead. She didn't cry at all. I am shocked because she didn't take a nap at all and must have been exhausted. All the excitement of seeing new faces, family and friends, kept my little Angel wwwwwwwide awake. Yay to her!