Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009!

What a year this was. I can't say I'm sad to see it go. In truth I'm relieved. But before it ends I want to thank everyone for their friendship, love, prayers, patience and support in helping me through this past year of worrying about my cousin Tami and many other blood cancer patients I have come to care about. Thankfully Tami continues to recover, and I continue to meet a vast array of wonderful, caring, and empathetic people who have enriched my life in so many ways.

Creating the Helping Tami website and blog was an experience completely unlike anything I had ever done before in my life. Sure, I had made many other websites and blogs but one thing I had never learned to do was to ask for help. It was never my ego that stopped me from asking for help, it was the fear of imposing on others. Asking for help and worrying they would feel obligated to say yes whether or not they had the time or energy available.

When it came down to my moment of clarity that for Tami, and others in need of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, they are facing a life or death situation, all of a sudden it was easy to move beyond my concerns and just put it out there: I needed help. I asked can you help me and people rose to the occasion not just friends but complete strangers. So many people helped in a hands on manner volunteering time and talent, spiritually with prayers and good thoughts and even financially that I spent most of the year feeling quite humbled by all of their generosity. Wow, it was and continues to be an amazing experience.

2009 also saw me hiring two independent contractors to assist me with my businesses.

Lori is my new administrative assistant to The Flirty Guide. She will be my new point person in 2010 who will be keeping me organized and on schedule. It's going to feel odd to have help since I've pretty much done everything completely on my own since becoming self employed in 12 years ago! I'm hoping that by having Lori on board it will allow me to take some time off now and then. Just a normal day off like anyone else who works a 9:00 to 5:00 job.

Joan is my new Director of Submissions and Communications at Best Bridal Blogs and Best Wedding Blogs. She is the one who will be doing the preliminary review of all submissions to make sure they meet our listing criteria. She will also be the person responding to all submissions, questions and comments. PLEASE I'm begging you, if you don't post often enough or your blog isn't old enough PLEASE do not click the yes buttons and submit your blog anyways. It will not be approved and so many people do that I am now forced to impose a tough new policy:

The first time your blog is reviewed for consideration the review process is free. If your blog isn't old enough or you don't post often enough your request will be denied. You are welcome to resubmit your blog at a later date but there will be a review fee the second time.

So that's it. Only a few more hours left of 2009. Thank you all so much for making the Flirty Blog a stop on your day to day online tour of the internet. 2009 was a rough year for so many people. I am hoping and praying that 2010 is a better, happier, more successful and healthier year for everyone!

Photo of Stacie and Tami by: Todd Rafalovich

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Big Thank You To...

There were lots of fun gifts but none were for Christmas!

On the morning of the public reveal (2 weeks ago) of who the 5 couples for the San Francisco Dream Wedding finalists were, those who were able to attend were whisked away by limo early in the morning, toured the Hotel Vitale (where the wedding will be), enjoyed lunch at the hotel, toured the Marine's Memorial Club (where the rehearsal dinner will be), then hopped back in the limo for some fun, San Francisco'esque, photo ops.

While they were out and about, with the help from some friends, I spent the day creating gift boxes to give to our finalists upon their return to San Jose. For the two couples who live out of state I shipped them their gift boxes each with an extra contribution by The Flirty Bride because they didn't get to attend the luncheon.

I really wanted to give a special thanks to the following companies who contributed items and their time to make our finalists feel pampered.

Aramando Sarabia of "Get Your Do Up" receives a triple thank you for not only contributing cute spa gift packs to the boxes but also for helping me to gift wrap the items inside then driving the gift boxes, and me, over to the meeting point to give them to the contestants upon their return from their fun day in San Francisco.

Thank you also to Bonnie Harper of "One World Designs" who contributed some beautiful earrings and necklaces for the brides-to-be. They were both created with delicate gold filled chain and semi precious stones. The earrings were comprised with freshwater pearls and the necklaces with white topaz. Definitely something you can wear on your wedding day, save a memento of your Dream Wedding experience or give as a gift to your Maid of Honor.

Monina Wright from "Natural Images" contributed the organza bags filled with make up and skin care products. Thanks so much Monina for not only providing them but delivering them to me.

Natti Pierce-Thomson from even lighting company "North American Theatre Technology" contributed the very cute and stylish pedestal votive holders. I really liked them! You can fill the bottom of each glass bowl with decorative elements like flower petals, candy, colored glass or marbles, anything that will tie into a color or decor theme. You can really get creative decorating with them.

Professional Wedding Coordinator Katherine Noller-Fernandez from "Custom Celebrations" is an example of one of the reasons I really love working in the Bay Area. I've heard that in other parts of the country wedding professionals are seldom friends and often don't know each other on any type of personal level at all. Thursday morning I had a breakfast meeting in my calendar with Katherine who is not officially a Dream Team member. She asked what I was doing that day after breakfast so I told her I was going shopping for more fun items for the gift boxes.

She was so happy and excited for our finalist couples that she immediately wanted to sponsor a gift item for each of them. She suggested a gift card and left it to me to decide what kind. Well, I'm really practical and pragmatic so when I saw that the major credit card company gift cards all charged activation fees that ranged up to $5.95 I thought that was kind of ridiculous so I opted for Target gift cards because there were no additional fees and I figure everyone can find something they need at Target. Plus I've always loved that as a company, Target gives back a percentage of their profits to the local communities where the stores are located.

My own companies made several contributions as well. As The Flirty Bride Custom Accessories I gave the Crystal Flower Earrings and Crystal Branch Hair Pins, both of which I figured our brides could use themselves or use as gifts to their attendants for their own weddings.

Because The Flirty Bride Cake Toppers is sponsoring a Dragonfly Delight Cake Topper to the winning couple on May 14, 2010, I wanted to give each couple a beaded dragonfly ornament as a special keepsake so that the 4 couples who don't win will have a little memento to remember the contest with.

As The Flirty Guide I added some fun items like treats from Satura Cakes, the tiny, miniature origami crane in the silk boxes (which are a hobby of mine), some fun Flirty Guide stationary and a nice Williams Sonoma cake pan with a box of Monkey Bread mix.

LOL I admit that the bread mix might have seemed kind of weird but I chose it for two reasons:

1. It's something easy and fun that the couples can bake together.

2. If they have never had monkey bread before it was about time! Most recipes you'll find online are for sweet types of monkey bread with cinnamon and sugar but my favorite is a savory version. I'll share the recipe here with you because it's so easy to make. All you need is a tube of Pilsbury Crescent rolls, a container of grated parmesan cheese, some garlic salt and a small bowl of melted butter. Though there is a bundt pan styled pan to make Monkey Bread in, I prefer using cake pans so that the dough is laid out in a single layer rather then stacked atop itself.

• Open the tube of dough and roll pieces into balls about the size of a walnut in the shell (1 1/4")
• Dip the balls of dough into the melted butter then roll in the parmesan cheese
• Put the dough balls side by side in the cake pan, sprinkle with garlic salt and bake according to the package instructions

You can always Google to find more recipes of both the sweet and savory types.

And of course something goofy had to happen. I had asked Armando if he could pick up some type of San Francisco memento since he lives in the city. He picked up some SF postcards and a magnet for each couple. I suspect we may have accidently put two magnets in one box because the next day when I went to wrap and ship the two boxes that were to go to our out of state couples, I could only find one magnet.

Hmmm what to do. I went to a mall near my home but nobody sold any type of San Francisco souvenir. So I racked my brain. What could I get that said "San Francisco?" Then it hit me. Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat. So 4 couples got magnets of the Golden Gate Bridge and one couple received two boxes of Rice-A-Roni. LOL

To whoever got the Rice-A-Roni, if you really want a magnet let Liz know and I can pick one up for you the next time I am in the city :P

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Whatever holiday you celebrate I want to wish you a very happy one.

I celebrated last week by eating this chocolate Kara's cupcake that was frosted with crushed peppermint. Every holiday is better with a Kara's cupcake right?

Last week I made a trip up to San Francisco and took this photo of the tree at Ghirardelli Square. That's where the Ghirardelli chocolate shop is located. It was a perfect night. Cold, but not too cold :)

And here's Kitai enjoying a holiday backdrop.

Even better here's Kitai playing on snow! Yup, that's real snow brought in once a year to a holiday festival for kids to enjoy. At the end of the night, after the kids are cleared from it but before the snow is plowed into dump trucks, there's a brief window of time where dogs are allowed to play on the snow. Kitai loves it and gets all jumpy jumpy and digs little holes in it.

Mmmmm and I baked my favorite oatmeal gumdrop cookies. They are so YUM! I think you can use any oatmeal cookie recipe to make some that are similar. Just cut up 2 cups of orange slice gumdrops into small pieces. As you cut them (I use kitchen shears) drop the cut pieces into a bowl of flour so they don't stick together, then drop the contents of the bowl into a wire strainer to sieve out the gumdrops from the flour. Add them to your batter right before spooning the dough onto the baking sheets.

Last night we saw these Christmas lights. LOL the yard was covered!

This may be my favorite tree I've seen this year. Located in a donut shop I thought it was so cute with skull ornaments and a felted octopus tree topper. Very unique and the pink metallic tree was definitely flirty!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hanukkah Stockings

If Christmas is the holiday you celebrate, each holiday season your family probably puts up a Christmas tree, bakes cookies, and hangs stockings on the mantle.

Then one year something changes. Whether it's through marriage or friendship you find yourself inviting a guest of another faith to your home at holiday time. To a host or hostess who always wants all of their guests to feel included mixing religions can create certain challenges. So, what can you do to help blend religions in a manner that is inclusive so that your guest feels welcomed?

When it happened to me this was my solution, a Hanukkah stocking... Read more and view more pictures by CLICKING HERE

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I Saw Woz's (Infamous) Sheets of Peforated $2 Bills

If you've ever spent an hour or more with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, you've most likely heard one of his infamous "sheets of $2 bills" stories.

There's the story he's shared with us about spending his sheet money at an In-N-Out Burger for a to go order and at another restaurant in Los Altos, CA. Funny how both stories include food and, oddly enough, the police as sometimes restaurant employees and other times patrons are suspicious of his strange money and think it is counterfeit. This is a story on his website about the time he was hassled by the Secret Service for being in possession of sheets of money that appeared to be funny money because each bill is perforated so that you can tear them apart more easily. They look incredibly phony.

I had heard stories about his $2 bills for the past couple of years though to be honest, I wasn't really sure they existed because Woz loves a good prank. A few nights ago I finally saw them with my own two eyes. Hilarious

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

SF Dream Wedding Giveaway Update

Well the deadline for our semifinalists to get their final entries in was at 5:00 PM (PST) yesterday. Unfortunately 2 of them were unable to accept their nominations :( While this is disappointing, we did account for that not all of the couples selected would be able to accept their nominations which is why we chose 11 semifinalists when there will only be 5 spots available.

We are just days away from revealing our final 5 couples. I hope you will vote for your favorite starting December 27th and help us to choose the winner of the $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway!

Check out the SF Dream Wedding Giveaway Facebook Group for the latest details.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The SF Dream Wedding Semifinalists have been Announced!

Well we're on our way to selecting the winner of the $100,000 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway. Submissions closed on November 25th and this past week the sponsors of the giveaway all had the opportunity to nominate and vote for the couples whose stories resonated most with them.

Many voted via an online ballot and several of us got together to go over the totals and create the official list of semifinalists who will advance to the next stage of the contest. This Thursday the 5 finalists will be announced to the public. The public will vote for their favorite couple from Dec. 27th, 2009 through Feb. 3rd, 2010. The winning couple will win their dream wedding May 14, 2010 at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA. The winning couple will be announced on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010.

Here we were hard at work tallying votes and reviewing submissions until the restaurant we met at closed down. I cannot tell you how hard this process was. There were so many deserving couples, so many favorites who we weren't able to carry on to the semifinal round. As much as it was fun to know how happy the selected couples would be when we contacted them, there was (in the back of my mind) the knowledge that there would be far more couples who would be disappointed that they weren't selected.

I can only tell you that we didn't take the task of selecting lightly and felt profoundly connected to many of the couples who entered. I hope none of the couples who didn't advance feel they wasted their time by entering. I truly believe that their love stories have already inspired all who have read them online as well as all of us on the selection committee showing us how amazing love, loyalty and dedication can be when two people commit themselves to each other. Having fun living day to day, sometimes helping others and sometimes facing hardships that would tear many couples apart yet those who entered the giveaway have all endured life's ups and downs and come through it all stronger and more in love.

So here are our semifinalists! Congratulations to all of you for advancing in the contest. If you'd like to read more about them, how they met, where they work, their proposals and what they do for fun, just click on their name and the link will take you to their profiles on the official SF Wedding Giveaway website. We will announce the final 5 couples who will advance this coming Thursday.

Sade and Lawrence

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
We are super broke and we dont want to go to the courthouse! Aside from that, we both never experience proms or fun moments to truly take in a day to call our own, so our wedding reception will be in place of what we missed.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
Our childhood: growing up in fatherless homes with unstable mothers given to drugs, forcing us to be latchkey kids. Hunger, emotional abuse and abandonment. We decided together that if we could survive that, we can survive anything together.

Crystal and Adrian

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
We’re so grateful to have eachother and keep God present in our lives knowing it strengthens us. Beginning married life with a SF dream wedding would be the experience of a lifetime and a blessing.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
Adrian’s brother was diagnosed with cancer in ‘06.It was a humbling experience.Adrian quit his job, moved nearer to the hospital,and was the bone marrow donor.Sadly, John left us in Dec 2007. Since his passing,there have been no celebrations.

Vanessa and Michael

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
We’d be honored to win the giveaway because we’re enduring issues preventing us from planning and affording a wedding! When Mike deployed for 6 months, I was diagnosed with cancer. I’ve undergone treatments and my fiance is fighting the war!

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
Our obstacles include a long deployment to support the war and cancer. Right after Mike deployed, I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His Air Force job required him to deploy and we’ve been battling cancer with him 11,000 miles away!

Karolin and Derrick

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
My sister was diagnosed w/ ITP.The drs didn’t think she would make it.She overcame the virus and was health again. Soon after she got engaged and my family couldn’t give her a dream wedding.I refinanced our hm and paid for my sister’s wedding.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
I have chosen to be the translator & support system for my family. I have been side by side with my uncle struggling with heart dieses & my aunt which has stage 4 colon cancer. All I want it is for my family to see me get married before I lose them.

Mia and Daniel

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
Love. We aren’t better. We aren’t that different. But our love is vast and we love deeply.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
There have been many. Four evacuations, some tropical storms, one major hurricane. After Katrina, we had to find each other. That made our love stronger. We can go through anything as long as we are

Dea and Patrick

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
WIth Mathias, being born with multiple medical problems, he has under gone 4 surgeries in the first 6 months, which has us completely deplete our savings fund for a wedding to pay for all his medical expenses.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
Mathias is 6m old with the development of a 3m old

Rehanna and Christian

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
We’ve been given a 2nd chance at love & life together. Winning this wedding would be more than a dream come true, it would give us an opportunity of a lifetime to share with our family and friends an event most thought would never have happened.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
In addition to losing both my parents, my fiancé has suffered with kidney issues for 20 yrs. He was diagnosed with Lupus at age 17 & is now in the last stages of renal failure. He has dialysis 3x a week while we currently await a suitable donor.

Mary and Travis

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
We planned on getting married that December 31. Then on Dec 24 my ex-husband was killed in a motorcycle accident. We didnt feel right getting married before the funeral so we cancelled our wedding and havent financially been able to reset a date.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
He is a great father to my boys & does all this knowing by marrying me he will never have biological children as I am sterile due to cancer. We really dont want to go get married at the courthouse but that is about all we can afford.

Joanna and Daniel

Why do you deserve to win the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway?
Well…I feel we deserve the dream wedding giveaway because we have worked so hard for everything we have in our lives. We love to help others, no matter how much stress it may be.

What obstacles, loss, or hardship have you been faced with?
Daniel had a serious accident at age 20 when he was helping a person fix their car on the side of the road and was struck by a motorcycle going over the normal speed limit. He was in a coma for several weeks and remained in the hospital for 3 months.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

African Descent Marrow Donor Urgently Needed to Save Zyreal

Edited 1/9/2010 to add: Zyreal's dad posted in his blog today that for now a second bone marrow transplant has been put on hold indefinitely. I am still asking that if you are not already registered in the donor program to still please join. If in the near or distant future Zyreal does need a transplant it will be wonderful if there is already a match in the registry so that he doesn't have to wait at that time for a match to be located.

Now back to the original post:

I'm begging here. If you are of African descent (No matter what continent you live on) and if you are not in a National Marrow Donor Program PLEASE consider joining to help save Zyreal. Also please forward this message to anyone you know who might be able to help him.

Zyreal is an adopted 7 year old boy who suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia. He recently underwent a cord blood (stem cell) transplant to save his life but today his family found out the transplant failed. His damaged marrow is now regenerating damaged blood cells and platelets but he needs to find a match from another person before undergoing a second transplant attempt. A better match must be found ASAP.

Ethnicity is crucial. Any patient in need of a marrow transplant will most likely find a match within their own ethnic group so Zyreal needs more people of African descent to join the marrow donor program in case they are the one who is going to be able to save his life.

Joining the registry is virtually pain free. In almost all countries 4 cotton mouth swabs are used to brush the inside of your cheeks. Donating isn't pain free but it isn't nearly as painful as most people seem to think it is. Discomfort, if there is any at all in most cases is mild and short lived. You can learn more about the two donation methods by CLICKING HERE.



If you live in the United States please go to Be the Match and enter your zip code to locate a live drive in your area:


It takes 4 cotton swabs that you wipe on the inside of your cheeks to find out if you are the match that can help Zyreal. It can then take up to 10 weeks for the test to be processed. Zyreal cannot wait so please do not delay in locating a drive.



There is also a list of international marrow programs at this link:


Please contact a program near you to locate a live drive. In most countries testing is simply swiping the inside of your cheeks with 4 cotton swabs. It can then take up to 10 weeks for the test to be processed. Zyreal cannot wait so please do not delay in locating a drive.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Facelift for The Flirty Blog

OK, so I've known for a while now that people have been getting confused with my website "The Flirty Guide" and this blog. Some people thought my blog was my website and others thought my website was my blog. It had been on my "to do" list to modify my blog template so that they would be similar but at the same time distinctly different. But it took watching someone being confused between the two yesterday to give me the motivation I needed to finally make the modification.

I hadn't felt well all day today. A headache and painful sinuses from a Cold? Flu? Allergy? I wasn't sure so I canceled my fun plans to go to a great party tonight and instead stayed home to rest all huddled on the couch under two blankets with the tv on. By the end of the night I was feeling better and it hit me to work on the blog facelift. And here it is. What do you think? Do you remember what the old blog looked like? That's it above.

I added a menu direct to the website and instead of the same flirty stripes as the website the new blog is sporting a solid chocolate colored background and a super cute new cake illustration in the header image. Yum! Here it is close up!

But I digress. I hope you like the new look of the blog. I also hope that it's now easier, at a glance, to tell the difference between the website and the blog :)

re:modern and Plan Decor Holiday Sale Fri & Sat

Eco Gifts :: Floral Accessories :: Home Decor :: Holiday Cheer :: Stylish Accessories :: Tableware :: Something for Everyone
In case you love shopping for great deals I wanted to let you know I just found out about a warehouse sale coming up this Friday and Saturday in Burlingame with savings up to 75% off from Plan Decor (a floral design company) and re:modern (sustainable products and interior design services) in their first ever joint warehouse sale. Arrive early for best selection!

Two days only!

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday, December 11, 2009
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday December 12, 2009

980 David Road, Unit E, Burlingame CA

From The North/SF: Take 101-, exit Millbrae Ave. Turn Right on Millbrae Ave, Left on Rollins Rd., and Left on David Rd. (approx 1 mile). Unit E is at the back of the pink building.

From the South: Take 101-N, exit Broadway Ave, After the overpass, turn Right on Rollins Rd., and Right on David Rd. (approximately 1 mile). Unit E is at the back of the pink building.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Best Bridal Blogs - The Relaunch

OK, so this year was a bit hectic for me and because of that two side projects were pushed to the back burners. One was the Best Bridal Blogs website. It's a blog directory that lists blogs written by real life brides planning their weddings.

On average I'd say more then half of the submissions received don't make the cut for one reason or another, most notably either the blogger doesn't post frequently enough to meet our 8 posts per month criteria, or because the blog submitted belongs to a wedding professional and not a bride.

But in the past couple of weeks we've added some great new blogs to the directory. Take a peek if you're searching for fun ideas or advice from other brides.

You can check out www.BestBridalBlogs.com by Clicking Here and if you're a bride with a blog you can submit your own blog for consideration by Clicking Here. There is no charge to be listed, you just have to be one of the best :)

Some of my favorites from our latest submissions:

Great Name:

Two new International Blogs that both have informative content are:

And a Fun DIY Blog with lots of pictures:

These are just a few, CLICK on OVER to Best Bridal Blogs to view the rest!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Free Consultations and Reviews for Friends: Through the End of December

Ah, you know who you are... You've told me you want to get together and ask me about your website, business or a new project you're working on but we haven't yet nailed down a time to meet...

If you want to pick my brain for free or for the price of lunch or a bottle of water... Time is running out. That's right, the day has finally come that I will begin charging for all of the consultations, website and blog reviews, business advice and presentations that I have been giving away for the past few years. There will be exceptions for Flirty Guide Advertisers and non profits who will be offered heavily discounted and/or pro bono options. For all of the details Click Here.

Networking • Guest Speaker • Former Designer • Moderator

The funny thing is that many of you have encouraged and even insisted I do this for years. I hesitated because so many of you are my friends, and who charges their friends to talk to them or to help them? But after assessing how much time I "talk to" and "help" people I realized that the reality is that I have been giving away not just minutes of my time but hours upon hours that sometimes add up to entire work days within a single week. Gulp.

So, it is a combination of factors that led me to this decision. Reasons why include my desire to dedicate myself to The Flirty Guide full time, to continue advocating for other patients in need of marrow transplants even as my cousin Tami recuperates from her transplant, and my acceptance of a Board position with the new nonprofit Wish Upon a Wedding.

There will be standard rates and three consultation options. CLICK HERE to reveiw them with pricing.

Option #1 Three days a week I will be available for in person consultations at 11:00 AM.

Topics most often requested are:

• Better Blogging
• Branding
• Business Ethics
• Business Model Development
• Conflict Resolution
• Facebook
• Live Networking
• Marketing
• Search Engine Optimization
• Social Networking
• Web Design

If the fee is out of your budget or the 11:00 AM designated time doesn't work for you, there is another option.

Option #2 I will be offering a "walk and talk" get fit option two days a week from 7:00-8:00 AM. The cost of this walking and talking consultation will be heavily discounted over 65% from the consult at 11:00 AM. Not to worry, I'm no speed walker. I just want to get some fresh air and exercise. This option is only available in the South Bay and only at specific locations.

Option #3 For those who don't have the time to meet in person, phone consults will also be available at various times.

So if you still want to grab coffee or lunch and pick my brain a bit about a project you are working on, by all means give me a call right now to schedule a time to get together! These rates won't go into effect until January 1st so there's still time to get together at no charge and chat. :)

Photo Credits:
Second image of Stacie by Duncan Reyes • Fourth image by Chung Li