Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Treme-a New Orleans neighborhood; an HBO TV series; pronounced with 2 syllables, accent on the second "e", which sounds like a long "a". First "e" is short. Got it?!

Always a little skeptical about TV shows and movies that attempt to depict New Orleans, I was REALLY wary of this one, set in the early post Katrina landscape. But then I watched the 2 hour premiere. Not bad. The accents don't have me cringing...too much. Now that they've gotten a Jazz Funeral out of the way, an episode about voo-doo will complete the ridiculous stereotype, and they can get on with the good drama. Hahaha. Maybe it will be a good series. Time will tell.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monkey Business

We took advantage of the nice weather during Kevin's week off after Easter and visited the zoo...twice! Our first visit included a trek past Monkey Hill, through the Cajun exhibit and on to Jaguar Jungle, and concluded with lunch and ice cold drinks at the cafe. On our second day, we arrived just in time for the elephant show! We also got a rare treat of seeing the gorillas active after receiving a few treats from their keepers.

But the cutest thing ever was getting to see Menari, the baby orangutan!

Here's her dad, Berani, the escape artist who no longer gets to play with t-shirts in the exhibit. LOL!

These two monkeys were pretty cute too.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Kit Reveal

As the Serendipity Scrapbooks April kits go up today, the gallery is hopping with design team examples. I had the pleasure of working with the Altered Kit this month, which included the unique designer Star album of quality press board from Kaisercraft. It was a great backdrop for the photos and story of our Saints' run to and through Superbowl XXIV to emerge as champs!

Here are a few photos of my Believe album:

Four more layouts were created with the April Altered kit contents and this is my favorite. Layering an assortment of colorful strips on a white background looks downright beachy! I'm already beginning to anticipate our days in the sand.

Check out the Serendipity Kits Gallery for more projects. I find it amazing how each person creates with the same supplies, such unique and inspiring works!