I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

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As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

Weekly Photo

When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

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When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

Weekly Puppies

Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

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Blogger Award

Blogger Award
I won an award! Thanks to Jersey Girl who recently awarded me the honor! For those who haven’t checked out her site, she is a hip mom with quirky, cute (albeit a little edgy) stories. Thank you for spreading the love my way, Jersey!

Now it’s my turn….this is a difficult decision to make, for I read several really great blogs. Ello, WordVixen, Deepish Thoughts…but one stands out to me. Merry of Mom and More I think that everyone here has read her stuff before, but in the case that someone is stopping in for the first time, let me assure you, she is great! She’s got such a great voice in whatever genre she writes in. I’ve only read snippets of her YA stuff, but I was in awe of her skills and dedication. Her blogs tend to focus on her process and different instances in her every day life, but it’s done so cleverly and almost always leaves me smiling and laughing! She is an inspiring blog to read because she discusses her progress and (not to speak for everyone) but she always motivates me to write and revise more. She is inspiring and great at critiquing…finding that fine line between constructive criticism and too complimentary. Not to mention, I admire any woman who is a full time mom and still finds the time to do what she is most passionate about! I only hope that someday, when I am a mommy or even just a wifey, I have mastered the juggling of my time half as well as Merry!

5 Responses to “Blogger Award”

  1. Jerseygirl89 Says:

    So glad you liked it! Thanks for the props and great choices on passing on the award!

  2. Merry Monteleone Says:

    Awe….. thank you!!!! Now to go check out the boyfriend’s blog…

    I’ll post this one soon, I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus.

    How is your writing coming along? Have you decided whether to work on the memoir as fiction or are you working on the other project?

  3. Ello Says:

    That’s a very cute award! congrats to you!

  4. Colleen_Katana Says:

    Jersey - No prob! The words were more than deserved!

    Merry - Don’t worry about passing along! I know you’ve been busy. And you should definitely check out the boyfriend!’s blog when you get a chance…it’s a hoot!
    I’m definitely going to turn it into fiction…one way or another but I also think I need a short break from it too. So, maybe I’ll start an outline for the next project in the meantime. How’s yours coming along?

    Ello - Thank you for the congrats! It’s definitely cute.

  5. Sarah Says:

    Hey, thanks for the Deepish Thoughts link and shout out! Very cool. Great blog.

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