• On this day in 2001 this happened!

    I was just rummaging through some drawers and found a photo I hadn't come across in quite sometime. Wow! This was exactly 14 years ago! How time flies! A picture is worth a thousand words but just in case you can't tell what happened the sign reads "I'm proposing...PLEASE HONK!". We drove the 401 with that on the car unbeknownst to me! My boyfriend then stopped at the busiest intersection in Cambridge at a gas station and proposed on one knee surrounded by a cacophony of car horns. How does a girl not say a resounding "YES!" to that? It was pretty awesome and very unexpected. 

    All these years and two kids later, it's pictures like this that make me stop in my tracks, slowdown from the busyness of motherhood and the solo-preneur task list and remember the simple days of just us, what this union means to me, how lucky I am and how we need to pay attention to each other.

    Do you have a funny engagement story? What makes you stop and take inventory? Please share your comments, I'd love to hear from you!

    "I'm proposing...Please honk!!"

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  • What to expect of your fingerprint impression – Everybody is Different!

    Look at your own fingertip. You will see a collection of whorls, curls and waves in a pattern that is unique in the world. You are the only one with that fingerprint. The ridges can be high and crisp or low and flat, fine or bold. Everyone is different. Look at your child’s finger and what do you see?

    There are many factors that influence the quality of impression or fingerprint that shows up in the silver such as age, genetics and health. In my experience the best results for visible fingerprint patterns come from children 5 and up and adults. Please don’t worry if your child is younger than 5 it’s still a precious keepsake to capture the small size of your growing baby or toddler because he/she won’t be small for long! See photo above to compare an impression with a fingerprint.

    Child fingerprint and baby fingerprint impression in a bead.


    Everyone is different. Look closely and you will see the variations in size, age and print clarity.


    Teardrop with single senior adult fingerprint.


    Young Adult fingerprints female and male.

    Please Note: I have come across a few instances when the fingerprints are diminished in people being treated for cancer.

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  • Childhood is fleeting. Capture it!

    Sometimes you get discouraged, because I am so small And leave my little fingerprints On furniture and walls. But everyday I'm growing And soon will be so tall That all these little fingerprints Will be difficult to recall. So here's a little handprint That you can put away So you will know how my fingers looked On this special day.

    ~Author Unknown




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