by Meli C

Posts from — December 2011

Family Memories


{Christmas of 1989}

My parents did an amazing job of documenting everything during our childhood.  For years, I had a big box filled with Video 8 cassettes and VCRs of family footage laying around the house – always with the intention of salvaging the material.  I finally sent them in to iMemories to digitalize everything, and have started to slowly browse through the endless hours of footage.

The quality of the older tapes (like this one from 1989) is very bad, the audio is pretty much useless. However, I am on a mission to save as many clips as I can. I have a feeling I’ll be an iMovie expert by the time I’m done!  I’ll make sure to share my favorite clips with you.

There’s something so nostalgic about family videos…very season appropriate!  Hope everyone is having a merry holiday season. xo

December 19, 2011   3 Comments

The Auction Project

This project  is my friend Lina’s baby, and it’s a great new concept for learning about and buying single pieces of art created by emerging artists.

In her own words, “it is a published catalogue dedicated to representing single artworks made by young and emerging artists. The catalogue is produced in a traditional auction catalogue format, documenting the artwork and artists with short essays and providing market values. However, with the intention of creating a new platform for appreciating and purchasing artwork, The Auction Project catalogue itself is the vehicle for appreciating and purchasing the artwork.  That’s right, there is no auction. The “The Auction Project” name relates only to the format of the publication and not to how the artworks are sold. The catalogue’s essays as well as its images allow art enthusiasts and prospective buyers to learn about the artist and context of the artwork in a familiar, but different setting.”

So there you have it. You can tune into all the updates by visiting The Auction Project’s blog.

December 14, 2011   No Comments

Our Wedding

I’ve been thinking of a special way to share a bit of our wedding with you, and I think the best way is to show you a short video.

The professional photos and video will not be ready until February, but luckily we have this little sneak peak that I extracted from a video made by our friend Allie.

A huge thank you to all of our wonderful family and friends who made the day so special for us. Thank you as well for all of your beautiful photos and video of our day – we will cherish the memories forever! xo

December 13, 2011   14 Comments

Save a Memory

{this is just one of the memories you can save}

A friend of mine shared this amazing site with me over the weekend. Its objective is to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

This terrible disease affects so many people around us, and your support can go a long way.  It only takes one click to save a memory and MetLife Foundation will donate $1 on your behalf up to $1 million.

Together we can help. Visit saveamemory.org to make a difference today.

December 12, 2011   No Comments

Floret Salad

I often crave salads that go above and beyond the ordinary tomatoes and lettuce. This one in particular is quick and easy to make, and delicious. The sweet/salty combination of the prosciutto and the raisins work great with the crunchiness of the florets. The dressing is both a little tangy and sweet.

Here’s what you need:

– Raw broccoli florets
– Raw cauliflower florets
– Prosciutto (I first remove the fatty white parts and then I cut it into little pieces), or substitute with bacon bits or your favorite cold cut
– Golden raisins (regular raisins or dried cranberries also work)

The reason I’m not sharing the exact amount needed of each ingredient is because I don’t measure them.  I simply add enough of each ingredient to make a colorful salad. You should play around with the quantities to see what works best for you.

For the dressing (here I do measure):

– 1 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
– 2 tablespoons of white or other vinegar (not balsamic)
– 1 teaspoon dijon or grain mustard
– 1 packet of stevia in the raw (or your preferred sweetener)
*Feel free to add more vinegar, mustard, or salt and pepper to taste

The preparation is very easy, just mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

December 5, 2011   No Comments

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