Tuesday, May 14, 2013

An Opportunity to Win a FREE Ceremony - and Support a Great Cause!

This Saturday, May 18th from 2-5 p.m. at Marty's Martini Bar - help  support the Chainbite Gang, a team of riders participating in the Ride for AIDS Chicago!

Ride for AIDS Chicago is a two-day, 200-mile, bicycling event produced by Test Positive Aware Network. The Ride is an essential fundraiser for TPAN and its Community Partners, which include  organizations throughout Chicagoland that provide HIV/AIDS services. 

Since this is such a great cause and these organizations really need help, I am donating a hand-crafted, personalized ceremony to be raffled off at the event

The gift certificate can be redeemed for a wedding ceremony, baby blessing.... you name it! Here's the info on the ceremony details:

  • The ceremony must take place at a location within 30 miles of O'Hare Airport
  • Ceremony dates are based on my availability, through 2014
  • Gift certificate may be used as a gift
  • This offer is not valid for current clients. Current clients may use the gift certificate for remaining balance of officiating fee.
  • Certificate valued at up to $900

In addition, there will be some other fantastic Raffle Prizes, including:

  • Thomas Pheasant Lamp valued at $1600.00
  • Designer Pillows from Scalamandre valued at $1000
  • Broadway in Chicago Theater Tickets
  • Chicago Blackhawks autographed hockey puck 
  • and much, much more!

So stop by, have a martini, and buy some raffle tickets!! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Perfect Mother's Day!

I am one lucky mama - and wife! It began last night, when I was treated to a great dinner at Lucky Platter in Evanston. We talked, laughed, and had the best banana cream pie ever!

This morning, I slept in and lingered lazily in bed, cuddling with Frannie, our big furball of a cat.

Then, I came downstairs to the most amazing gifts from my family! And they were absolutely perfect!

I now have a new orchid for my growing collection, two gorgeous scarves (for my other ever-expanding collection!), yummy treats, and.... two new necklaces handcrafted by my son and daughter.

What's that, you say? Is that a sweet little bird necklace AND a TARDIS necklace!? Why, yes it is. Thank you for noticing.

All these wondrous delights = the Best Mother's Day ever! Happy Mother's Day!