Monday, March 26, 2012

Amelia, Ben, and Molly = sweet & silly

I had photographed Amelia(4) 2 years ago at one of my photo booth style shoots. She was and is a a little pumpkin. Ben(2), the inquisitive one, was on his way at the time. Then came along sweet lil Molly(baby). They just adore their little sister. We had a blast singing and being silly, and by the end we were all tuckered out. That's the way a good shoot should go. :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bobby & Gus, staff of The Pet Outpost

I met these two fine pugs, Bobby & Gus while checking out the new pet supply shop, The Pet Outpost, Shorewood.

The business specializes in biologically appropriate food for your Dog or Cat.

Sherri, their mom and owner, is friendly, upbeat, and fun to talk to. Plus, she works with some local dog and cat food brands as well, and carries eco- friendly toys.

These photos were shot at their home on their one day off.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Waxwing- local art & handmade gifts! Grand Opening 3-16 6-9pm

photo credit-Steph Davies

Come celebrate the grand opening of The Waxwing- this Friday March 16th, 6-9pm.
4415 N. Oakland Ave. Shorewood, WI

Shop by when you can.
312- 543-9646.
Sunday noon-4pm
Tues-Fri. noon-7pm
Saturday 11am-5pm

If you like shopping local AND love the arts, this is the shop for you! Run by the sweet & talented artist, Steph Davies.
The shop will have hand made goodies:
prints, photographs, illustrations, handmade jewelry, pottery, candles, soap, lotions, quilts, magnets, cards, stuffed animals, wood working, bags & clutches, mini artwork
hand-bound sketchbooks & journals
PIXessories, (photo jewelry by Stef Bartz )

Monday, March 5, 2012

Making a difference

This is my wonderful friend Sydney. She's a member of the youth leadership council for the Girls Scouts of SE Wisconsin. Sydney, collected 764 books, which will be donated to the Safe Babies Healthy Families center. 764 books!!!!! WOW! Way to go Syd!

I asked Syd, how that makes her feel. She replied " It feels amazing, because before they did not have that many books/things to do, but now after this book drive they will have hundreds to choose from. And every so often they will switch the books out and put new books in the shelves."

This past year, girls in Youth Leadership Council (YLC):
• Made new friends
• Planned council events including the It’s All About Me Sleepover,
Technology, Logos and Robots, Oh My!, and Picture Perfect Edibles
• Managed the Blood Drive and other Take Action projects
• Volunteered leading activities or speaking at other council events
• Wrote articles for the teen newsletter
• Improved their decision-making and leadership skills
• Served as role models for all Girl Scouts
The Youth Leadership Council is for girls in grades 6-12.