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Drink Mates: GIRL LIGHTS UP AND WILL KEEP FLASHING UNTIL REMOVED (So you never have to drink alone)

Posted in Fun on June 22, 2012 by lisapredko

Is it just me, or does it seem like a bad idea to mix electricity with your alcoholic beverages?  Just one of the reasons I could not pass these ladies up!!!





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To assemble:

  • Remove head.
  • Drop coil spring into body.
  • Replace wire in body, long foot first and pointing inward.
  • Insert upper part in slot in clip.
  • Insert battery with prong up.
  • Put back head into place after inserting bulb.

Hatch Show Print is Awesome!:)

Posted in Fun, Photography on March 7, 2012 by lisapredko

When the opportunity came up to take a trip to Nashville at the end of last year, the answer was an undeniable yes!  Finally, my time had come; trip to Nashville=trip to Hatch Show Print!:)  Letterpress, beautifully aged woodblock type, Elvis AND Johnny Cash-OMG!!!!  Lots of shutter clicking!:)

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Menu art by Hatch Show Print, food by The Hermitage Hotel’s Capitol Grille (you have to see the men’s restroom here!!!).  This awesome meal followed a fantastic evening watching the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium where Little Jimmy Dickens made me swoon, Alison Krauss brought a tear to my eye, and Gillian Welch gave me goose bumps!  Nashville rocks!!!:)

♥♡♥ GRACELAND ♥♡♥!!!!!

Posted in Fun on December 16, 2011 by lisapredko

The first time I stood outside the gates of Graceland I was 7 years old. As we arrived, it was dark, raining, and hours had past since the last tour. We were all exhausted from the drive, but still enthusiastic about jumping out of the car, even if it was just to peer through the gates.

My mom is the one who of course inspired this first pilgrimage!:) I can remember being a kid and dancing with her to Elvis records in our very 70’s family room. She and I watched countless Elvis movies together (somehow my dad and brother always had other things to do!).  And EVERY Christmas we listened to the two (one is not enough!) Elvis Christmas albums she had as we decorated the tree and again as we opened presents-a tradition I still honor!:)

I think most people who know me, know: I LOVE ELVIS! And I love it all-young Elvis, old Elvis, the good movies, the bad movies (maybe I love the bad movies just a little bit more!), even Elvis tribute artists. Seriously, how can you not love a man in a bedazzled jumpsuit?!

I was very excited to be in Memphis recently, and of course had to visit Graceland once again!:) Mom, this one is for you!:)

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I am a Happy Girl!!:)

Posted in Fun on June 14, 2011 by lisapredko

I can remember being a 19 year old photo student, standing in Times Square, looking at the largest billboards I had ever seen and thinking, “I WANT THAT! I want my photograph to be HERE, BIG!”.  Fast forward to a few weeks ago, to me (a few years older!), standing in Times Square, looking at a huge billboard with my photograph, CRAZY BIG!  Thank you, thank you, and thank you to everyone who made this moment possible!  I am grateful to all of you for your help along the way, and of course with this project specifically-I am truly a happy girl!:)

In case you missed our previous blog post, you can see the billboard in better detail here:

How about a whole building next time?;)

It’s the Modern Manicure!

Posted in Fun on January 26, 2011 by lisapredko

What a deal!  Would you believe I found this little gem for $1?!  With the fantastic graphics and the pretty pink plastic box, this is just the kind of thing to make a girl smile-almost as much as the Katy Perry OPI set Melissa just gave to me, thank you Melissa!!:)  I love how inside step 2 says, “Removes callouses, nicotine stains” and I almost believe the line, “Makes glamorous hands possible for everyone!”  I don’t think they took into account those of us who have photography as a profession, where even the best nail polish chips after day two!:)

Ooooh! Pretty!!!

Posted in Fun on December 24, 2010 by lisapredko

Today is Christmas Eve, and it seems only appropriate to share another great find! Last month, we were at one of my favorite antique shops in Michigan and I know my eyes lit up when I discovered a jackpot of vintage wrapping paper! The hubby and I were on opposite sides of the shop, I called him on my cell hoping he would talk some sense into me and prevent me from buying the whole box. I of course couldn’t help myself and ended up buying the whole box anyway! Here are a few of my favorites:

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Anyone for a game of Bridge?

Posted in Fun on December 2, 2010 by lisapredko

To be honest, I have no idea how to play Bridge and I don’t even know if that’s the game these score cards were intended for (if anyone does know, please share!). What I do know, is that I LOVE THEM!:)  When I found these little gems, I had no idea why I needed them, but I NEEDED them!  How could someone have thought these gorgeous works of art were disposable?!  Much thanks to whoever stuck these in the back of their drawer for 60 years; and if anyone is up for a game of Bridge, I’m happy to learn!;)

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