Good Videos: Comfortable

I’ve been shuffling around the web looking for video inspiration as I work on a few new projects over at Pless Productions. I came across this sweet video called “Comfortable”. It’s made by a group called the Jubilee Project. I think it’s a really good one. The message is spot on. I’ve been thinking a lot… read more

Film: Trainwreck

Is it Oscar material? Probably not. Is the cinematography up there with that of A River Runs Through It? I don’t think so. Would you ever want to watch this in the presence of your parents? Absolutely not. But is it hysterically laugh-out-loud, pee-in-your-pants funny? YES! I didn’t know who Amy Schumer was before I… read more

Great Movie: Spy

It’s the holidays people. Sadly that can mean some serious stress. The gifting, the cooking, the travel, the mess… I find that a good laugh is often the best remedy for all the mayhem and emotions that boil to the surface between Thanksgiving and Christmas. After a friend recommended my husband and I watch Spy,… read more

See: Cyber Seniors

This documentary called Cyber-Seniors looks absolutely precious! I love the idea of bridging the gap between the oldest living generation and our tech-addicted younger one. There is something so funny and refreshing about the candid admissions made by these seniors about not knowing how to use current technology. The trailer (attached) is well worth watching… read more

Great Business: Candyshop Photography

If you have been following along for some time you know that I am obsessed with photos. Especially those of children. By far one of my favorite photographers in the area is Charisse Czaja. Her photos are stunning! Add that pure talent on top of her being a spectacular person (Superhero Among us ALERT!) and I’m… read more

Art: Zaria Forman

I came across the exceptional artist Zaria Forman in only a way that the heavens above could manifest. Her father is a neuro ophthalmologist. (Yes, brilliance runs in the family.) I went to see Dr. Forman when my son JT, at 6 weeks old, presented with what we feared was a serious eye problem. While we waited… read more

God Bless the USA

Last night we watched American Sniper. It felt fitting as this weekend we acknowledge Memorial Day, a federal holiday that remembers the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The story of Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle’s life is both heroic and heartbreaking. After watching I went to bed feeling a great sense… read more

Art: Prints Charming

Animal Prints – $150 eachIn our home we have an eclectic collection of artwork. I love to mix oil paintings, photography, watercolors, and prints – often all in the same room. Once an Art History major in college I adore looking at what other people have on their walls. At my friend Xandy’s she has… read more

Spaces: Is Bigger Better?

I want a bigger house. And I want a bigger yard. And a bigger play room. Bigger is better right? Perhaps not always… This small “tree house” in the mountains of West Virginia that was built by photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz and is made mostly of repurposed old windows had me thinking… read more

See: Annie

Last weekend I took my girls who are 6 and 4 to see Annie and we adored it. I know it has gotten mixed reviews but I wanted to let you all know that I thought it was precious and the music was co catchy and fun that we immediately came home and downloaded the whole soundtrack… read more