Pinterest does it again…

I recently stumbled upon this adorable idea on Pinterest (which linked me to Curtains are Open) and recreated it for my mom’s 67th birthday! It came together in less than 24 hours and the reaction from my mom was priceless! A few Facebook messages, texts and emails later, the love was pouring in and I soon had more than 67 reasons why we all love Elfrida!

If anyone is struggling to recreate this, I used a word document and created the logo in keynote. I am happy to share the template as I know how daunting these types of projects can look! I also had this printed on a 12×18 Matte finish paper and put it in a 18×24 frame with a 3′ white matte! White on white on white 🙂




Sparks & Sense: For the kids

Ping Pong... is not the macarena.

Ping Pong… is not the macarena.

Well, Sparks & Sense put their blogger creds to good use on Tuesday night for non-profit organization Monster’s Kids – ‘NY Lizards Blizzard’ was a charity event put on by Maverick Events and hosted by major league lacrosse team the NY Lizards at SPiN New York. Susan Sarandon, part-owner of the chic Flatiron ping pong club, was unfortunately not in attendance…sigh.

The event was fantastic. Not only because the proceeds support the worthy efforts of Monster’s Kids, an organization created by former Lizard Tim Goettelmann’s – but because we also had the pleasure of surrounding ourselves with the beautiful baubles of Judith Ripka’s amazing and sparkly (eeek) collection up for silent auction. Unfortunately our non-existant blogger salaries meant we could only admire, not bid.

All in all, it was a great night and as you can see, Sparks & Sense even participated in a little ping pong tournament of their own (thankfully Sparks was wearing her latest obsession, black wedge sneakers, which really improved her volleying skills). Proseccos in hand the entire time, we soon learned that a career as an Olympic ping pong doubles pair is not in our near future. We quit as soon as we broke a sweat. The good news was that there was plenty of eye-candy, *ahem*….we mean, LAX players to keep us company…

Monster’s Kids benefit sick and injured children at Cohen Children’s Hospital. To learn more about this amazing hospital, please visit: 

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