It’s Hanukkah!

Hanukkah should be a big deal, if you have toddlers or young children. Why? Because we are all covered up in Christmas. The decorations are dazzling, the music is playing everywhere we go. It is everywhere. As a Jewish parent, Christmas was the worst time of the year because I had to explain why we…

playing dress up with her

This first image, the lights behind her, are from my disco ball. The sun hit the ball at the end of the shoot. The photos with the disco ball ended up being of my favorites. Some images below, are fake disco ball I edited in for the fun of it. I had a shoot with this…

My Chameleon daughter

This is my 17 year old. I’ve not been able to get her to let me take her photos for a long time. I think the last time she did it, she was 14 or 15. So i am grateful for her to give me the time. As she is very busy with friends &…

the unthinkable happened today!

I got my 14 year old son to sit for one minute, thirty seconds for photos!! It was a battle. He decided he didn’t want to die on that hill. and I won! He did get cocky (see his funny expressions) & i had to push him back down to the stool when he tried…

time traveling at Zoe’s in Forest Park

I found these mannequins at the consignment shop, Zoe’s in Forest Park. Their clothes are wonderful. Every time i visit, i feel as though i am a little girl, going through my grandmother’s closet. There are everyday clothes, business attire & little black dresses. Hidden among the everyday, are very old fancy clothes. Clothes that…

the queen makes the chessboard

My parents went to Scotland last September. They brought back stories of their adventures & photographs as proof of them. They also brought back a name of an author who writes a series of mysteries that take place on the Isle of Lewis. There was a tour of locations of the Isle of Lewis that…

Crestline Bagel Co.

Crestline Bagel Co. in Cahaba Heights is fantastic. When they first opened, a few months ago, i couldn’t help but wonder why the architects had decided to use pebbles in front & beside the store. Today, i found out. Leaf & Petal (my favorite nursery(s) in Birmingham) moved in next door! Crestline Bagel didn’t need…

how to pull off being single…

Well, here i go again. We were together for about 7 months. Not very long- But it was very powerful. Of course we met when i had to deal with incredible pain-i needed my neck fused. I was on steroids (i HATE steroids) that made me crazy & FAT (i HATE getting FAT more). I…

Quicksilver vs Oliver

The pup is Oliver. He is 14 weeks old now. The photo above was taken at the Humane Society.  The vet said he would weigh about 80 pounds when full grown. I don’t have any photographs of Oliver right now, because he has mites from his mother. He has been given medication, unfortunately, he is…