Friday, July 31, 2009


No - not the bookstore, and not quite a million either, but it certainly feels like it!

I've been crazy busy making lots of new summer theme accordion photo books. Just in time for all of those great photos I know everyone has been taking this summer. Don't just leave them on your camera! Print out your favorite shots and make a fun summer book with them. These designs are soooo cute! I'm really excited about it!! They should be ready by next week but here's a sneak peak...







I'll let you know when they are added to my site and I'll also have a fun giveaway so be sure to check back soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Morning Bagel Excursion

After a long day yesterday at Bear Mountain (I'll post about that another time), I was hoping to sleep in and take it easy today. Well, as easy as you can with 2 young kids. But sure enough, my little one comes running into our room this morning saying "I want bagels. Go get bagels". The hubbs and I looked at each other with that "I'm not going. You go" look. OK, it was a standstill. Who was going to be the first to cave. Normally, I could hold out REAL long, but then I got to thinking of that pilates class I somehow missed this morning. Feeling a little guilty, I finally broke down and said "sure, I'll go". I'll walk there and that could count as my exercise for the day.

So, let's keep in mind, it is SUNday. So as any normal, still half asleep, mom of 2 would do, I get out of bed, change into sweats and a t-shirt (at least it was clean, although I'll admit, not much better looking than what I slept in) brush my teeth, put my glasses on and go.

There I go walking along all proud of myself that I am "exercising", when who do I run into - my friend Harry's mom. I just love Jewish moms. They crack me up. They can't hide anything. I stop to say hello and then I hear this EXTRA LOUD looong gasp! Did I look that bad? I guess so from the look of horror on her face. My hair was tied back in a braid - she thought I cut it short. I showed her it was still there. I think she was mildly relieved. We chatted for a bit but I was so distracted by her facial expression, I could barely even concentrate. So after our convo, I hurried up, got my bagels and started to walk home. I then ran into a neighbor from my building. Whew - no worries there. She just gave me a quick hello and kept walking. I get back to my building, thinking I am safe now, when the elevator opens and there's my sister.

Three people in a 25 minute span!

What happened to the days when people slept late and you can run out without any worries of running into anyone? And I repeat - it is a SUNDAY...MORNING...EARLY!! When I was in college, I remember Sundays were always meant to be lazy casual days. OK, I know that was a long time ago and I'm a "grown-up" now, but shouldn't there still be some grace period?? Like maybe NOON? When did the rules change? Someone, please tell me!

Should I use that old baseball cap trick?

I guess I can make a small effort and ditch the glasses


and put my contacts on.

Or better yet, next time I think I'll just send the hubbs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mushrooms and Movies

You never know what you're going to find on the streets of NY. Even up here in Riverdale (a section of the Bronx) there are things that may surprise you.

The other morning while walking my little one to camp, she screams out "Ugly Mushroom Mama!!" (my girls call me Mama - whatever happened to Mommy? Mom? even Ma??) Of course I looked around and there I spotted it - growing right out from the side of a tree - a huge mushroom.


Now, i wouldn't necessarily say it was ugly, but when we were living in Florida (uh - it's still hard to say those words) on the way to the pool, there was a mushroom growing out of the ground and it was definitely UGLY!! So, each time we passed it, my little one would say "ughy mushoom". (she was younger then, but I understood her) For some reason this really excited her. So you can imagine how ecstatic she was when we saw this one!!


She couldn't wait to tell her big sis later in the afternoon. That's why I took some photos - just in case anyone decided to chop it down.

Nope - still there - checked this morning.

Then on the way to my other daughter's camp - still in Riverdale but a bit further, so we drive, we see lots of movie trailers. Now when I lived in Manhattan this was very common, but up here, not so much. At first I thought it was for Law & Order because they frequently tape that show in Northern Riverdale, but there were way more trailers than normal. We spotted a sign that said "To Set" so we decided to follow it. We saw a big crowd of people and lots of equipment in front of one of the houses and a sign that said "Going The Distance" by New Line Cinema. I didn't see anyone I recognized so we drove off. I looked it up online and found out it's a new movie with the guy who was just in "He's Just Not That Into You" - Justin Long .

In the Pre-K days (Pre Kids), the hubbs and I would go to a movie almost every Friday night, I was definitely up on the latest movies, actors, etc. These days, we've resorted to Netflix and I somehow can't even find the time for that! I don't know any movies or who's in them. Now, it would be a different story, if say, JOHN TRAVOLTA was in the movie!! My butt would be hanging around there every day! I used to have posters of him in my room growing up. I shared a room with my sis - her love was Fonzi.

I think she's over him now.

As you can tell, my crushes last a loooong time.

Well, who knows what tomorrow will bring.
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