Category Archives: families

  Day 1 : To Be A Kid Photography

First up on the 12 Days of Giveaways is compliments of the lovely and oh so talented Colleen, owner and photag from To Be A Kid Photography.

Originally from Cleveland, Colleen Chrzanowski spent a handful of years working as a photographer in the big apple. Coming home to Cleveland not only gave her a better sense of life balance, but it also allowed for her to spread her wings and dive into the world of portraiture photography, hence To Be A Kid Photography was born.

With a focus on babies, children and families, her on-location approach allows for the subjects to feel comfortable with Colleen allowing her to capture those everyday special moments.

From the daily routines like a simple lunch or a short walk, to the fresh but more formal set ups each image that Colleen captures is a stunning representation of personality. Her work is unique, casual and calm, not posed or contrived it’s what portraiture of today should be.

With that said To Be A Kid Photography wants to offer iheartcleveland the opportunity to win a 45 minute in-home (greater Cleveland area only please) photography session for up to two kids in the same family along with a high resolution CD containing 10 images for your personal to use. (upgrades such as a longer session, canvas prints, etc available) This giveaway is valued at $150 but could also be put towards a larger opportunity if so inclined.

There is still time to get those adorable photo holiday cards in the mail. Wouldn’t a special shot of your little loved ones be so great on a 2011 New Years card?

To enter to win, visit To Be A Kid, “LIKE” them on facebook, and then come back here and tell us which photo is your favorite and why. (please include your email, winner to be drawn on Friday December 10th, 2010)

Moms…please forward this contest to your other Mom pals. I’d really appreciate it. :)

  Be thankful.

This year YOU have a lot to be thankful for.

You wake up, you get on facebook or twitter or email or the like. You take a shower, you get your morning cup of coffee. You go into work, (which also allows for more internet usage.) You enjoy the warmth around you, your work pals; your lunch buddies. You close up for the day and head home to your family (or pets). Maybe you hit the gym or a meeting at the library. You eat dinner, watch a little telly and then do it all over again.

We might get caught up in the mundane, but today PLEASE stop and take a moment to realize these incredible everyday acts are truly such a priveledge and for the little things, we should be thankful.

This year I have so much to be thankful for. A wonderful family. An incredible network of friends. The opportunity to do what I love, graphic design. A roof over my head. My adorable friend Franklin (dog) and his new BFF Amelia (camper). And without a doubt, this blog.

I’m thankful for this opportunity to be able to write a little each day. I’m also super grateful for you (the reader) to give me a chance to share my daily thoughts with you.

May you, your families and friends have a wonderful holiday. Be thankful for living in a pretty darn cool city, i heart Thanksgiving…we heart Cleveland!

  Winter fun @ the stadium

I kept hearing the rumors…Did you hear Progressive Field is repurposing the stadium for winter play on the field, in the bleechers and even on home plate? This is no rumor…it is SO true.

Get your tickets today as this event will surely be a sell out. The event, featuring snow tubing, ice skating, a special kids-only area, walking trails and a firepit will open this Friday. Check out the schedule as I see some happy hours scheduled on the calendar and I must know more!

For more details and to buy your family fun tickets visit the Tribe Snow Days site.

  Summer weekend!

How did it get to August already? Weren’t we just planning our afternoon trips to the beach? Or what we’d pack on our evening picnic? Well, not to worry, we still have all of August and most of September keep up warm and enjoying the Cleveland outdoors.


This weekend what are you doing? So many great area events it makes me wish I could be in two places at once.
This weekend, not too be missed…

> Artists from all over Ohio will meet to sell their work in Lakewood…check out the Grey Cardigan pop up shop!
> E.T lands at Huntington Beach, while Dorothy and the munchkins take over Playhouse Square.
> A memorial show to our dear Cleveland friend, Harvey Pekar at the Beachland Ballroom.
> Grab your bike and take an evening ice cream ride to your best neighborhood ice cream shop!
> Cheers on our area athletes at this years Cleveland Triathlon.
> I’ve been craving a crepe, a pot of french press and the Sunday morning paper in the city.
> A big street bash in the Warehouse District!
> Rent a kayak and paddle through the Rocky River to keep cool!
> How about a $5 Mojito to ring in the new week?
Well, whatever your weekend has in store for you, make sure you are happy, healthy and surrounded by those you love. Happy iheartcleveland weekend!

  Trmont Yard Sale (06/06)

Sunday, June 6th, 2010



Tremont’s Annual Neighborhood Wide Yard Sale
9am-4pm
Rain or Shine