50 Back takes on Martha and Emeril


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50 Back takes on Martha and Emeril


This dynamic duo, Paige Haley and Kimberly Rogers of Boston, Massachusetts, have two passions- Brewing a Great American Lager and Giving Back to our Troops, Veterans and their Families!  When you buy a 50 Back, fifty percent of the proceeds go directly to charities committed to supporting and enriching the lives of veterans and active service members and their families.   Fifty Back also are recipients of Deluxe Corp’s Project REV 2012, winning $15,000 in marketing products and services as well as a year of marketing mentoring and a year of business mentoring with SCORE.Org!

So if you are on the east coast- have a 50 Back for me!  In the meantime, check out 50 Back on Facebook- and on twitter!/50back…

City Lights Make Dreams Sparkle!


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Evann is ready for the next adventure! Visiting New York was part college visits and part photo shoot! Anyone can have senior portraits taken locally! But Evann is ready to make New York City home! Columbia, NYU or Fordham would be very lucky to add her to their frosh admission rolls! Good Luck Evann, with all of her hard work, I know she’s going to get into the school of her dreams!

Andy, now in the California National Guard proudly stands wrapped in the colors he loves!.


Utilizing the city backdrops made it easy to tell the story and ambitions of these two different and exciting clients!

Taking on the Big Apple!


I know both sides of time. I have raced it to success and I have wasted it missing being around for my young children during law school. I dilly dallied about getting this photography business off the ground wasting even more time.

Today, walking through Chelsea, I looked for my passion! And I found it! With my camera in hand…I realized that all I need is my camera and my family.


And a little sense of humor!


The lesson: Live each day with intention and presence. Hug your children everyday and tell them that you love them. Kiss your husband everyday. Devote yourself to balance because you deserve to feel the passion of your life. Never forgetting that if you don’t nurture what you love it might grow but will it grow… And there is always time for a good cup of coffee and the company of your family!


Heirloom Claremont


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“Simple goods for modern living”

175 N Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

Becky and Rob, The Creative Force behind Heirloom Claremont

Small business shop owners Becky and Rob have created a warm, eclectic and inviting shop…Heirloom is more than just a gift shop.   A charming shop of  hand crafted products made by artisans both local and across the world.  I particularly love the handmade crafted Padua Farms natural goat soaps and lip balm.

This shop is full of creativity…you can stop by and create one of their projects or one of your own.  Stop in!  Join in a workshop to encourage that right brain creative thinking.  They also sponsor fundraising workshops such as The Claremont Community Foundation party featuring Eureka Burger of the Packing House Wine Merchants.  Definitely a place to create and connect!  Find them on Facebook for information on upcoming events!

  • Ingredients for Creativity: A Little of This and a Little of That
    Padua Farms; Handmade Soaps, Lotions and Balms.  A must try!

Small Business Highlight


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Small Business do not stand alone.  Without a great product or service, the support of our neighbors and community, small business wouldn’t exist!  To support our small business Portrait Project 365 will highlight a small business at least once a month.

Portrait Project 365


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Portrait Project 365 January 2012

January Portraits

What a great start to this project!  Now all I have to do is keep up.  Now that the blog is up I have to get everything up dated to catch up! So hang in there as I recommit myself to this project!