Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Fun of Summer

Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James

Oh the joys of a fun filled summer day - boy do I miss playing tag and just having fun - this week mother nature has given us a break from the rain and blessed us with some beautiful summer days - my nose is even pink from the sun!

As I sat on my back patio (camera in hand as always) I was close to tears watching the kids play and laugh - those great belly laughs that as adults we have forgotten how to do!

Making a fort out of the towels - playing with water guns - getting mummy with the hose and being 100% shattered at the end of the day! Memories to have for a lifetime!



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Breathe Natural Bath and Body Products

Last Christmas I had the great pleasure to work along side with Jill from Breathe Natural Bath and Body Products Inc.

As I have had an ongoing battle with eczema (that no longer responds to medication) I ventured along the "natural path" for much needed results. Within the first day I saw amazing results with the use of Body Salve .

As a Mompreneur I love having the opportunity to help showcase fellow Mompreneur's.

So a little about Breathe Natural Bath and Body Products Inc. "I strive to make products with natural ingredients and we only use natural fragrances in the form of Essential Oils. Breathe Natural Bath and Body Products makes strong efforts to choose ingredients that remain free of chemicals and pesticides, do not contain harsh preservatives or additives and none of our products are tested on animals. visit me at or"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Weekend filled with Love

On a personal note - this past Saturday was our 11th Wedding Anniversary - where has the time gone - looking back on the past 11 years of marriage - I have to say (although cliche) I am truly married to my best friend! Thank you Randy for supporting me through thick and think. You have made every moment a memory and I am truly blessed.

What a better way to celebrate love than spend the day with friends and family, making new friends all for great cause - The Hospital for Sick Kids Foundation - Grass Park BBQ in Brooklin - It was just amazing to see so many people coming together support such a worthy cause. It has been said "Donors don't give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe." - G.T. Smith. I can't think of a better cause to invest in.

Here are just a few of the Happy Faces enjoying the fun and sun that Saturday had to offer!

Health and Happiness


Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday Mini Session

I have to start by saying how lucky I am to have such a supportive family - without them I don't know if I would have the dreams I have - they have all truly made me the person I am proud to be. A few years ago my mum had a business doing wedding flowers (it was a great connection when I got married 11 years ago tomorrow!) To make a long story short mum made up some beautiful floral head pieces - I forgot what a great job she did - brought tears to my eyes to be honest. I look forward to using the head pieces in upcomming shoots - in the meantime we had a mini-session with a sweet yet camera shy wee girl!

Gearing up for a busy weekend - I have will be photographing the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation Fundraiser BBQ in Brooklin this weekend at the Grass Park - Stop by for some fun (looks like Mother Nature will be giving us some Sun!).

Take Care and Talk To You Soon


Monday, August 11, 2008

What A Weekend

Finally i have a moment to compose my thoughts ...

As many of you know I am a member of DURHAM MOMMIES, which in my humble opinion is the BEST online mommies board around - great fun, laughter and support. This weekend I was very grateful to be asked to help capture the moments of their First Annual BBQ - and even the rain couldn't keep the fun and laughter at bay! Can't wait for the next get together. I have to say Durham Mommies make some BEAUTIFUL Durham Babies! If you have not yet had an opportunity to join - come on over and jump right in

This weekend our family was also lucky enough to celebrate my husband's Grandmother's 89th Birthday - what a joy it was to see all the family and boy it was funny to realize that they ALL have the same laugh!

I found it extra special to stand back and watch Grandma Haug look around the room and see all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - I am only imagine the pride she was feeling.

Here is to many more birthdays and happy family memories!

Best Wishes


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Crazy Baby Where all the cool Mom's Shop!

As a Mompreneur myself I just love it when I find other mom's following their dreams - This brings me to the Newest Feature of my blog - Spotlight on Mom Based Businesses - (feel free to pass along your information -

Crazy Baby is fun, funky and fasionable accessories for you and your little one. all accessories are made by Sarah Shaw a stay at home mom of two wonderful boys. Crazy Baby specializes in Non-Slip hair clips, Pacifier Clips, Wipe Cases, Tutu's, Diaper Bags, Purses, Blankies and so much more. New items are added to the line weekly. Check us out at for a full list of retailers, feel free to contact me for all custom Orders!

I just have to say I just love the Diaper Bags / Mommy Bags - Just trying to figure out what fabric I want - oh the choices -

Sarah offers such great quality - I am sure you will fall in love

Happy Shopping

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Friday, August 1, 2008

By Popular Demand

I thought I would add a quick post with photo's of all the runners up and honourable mentions