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This is going to be a lot of fun, I’m really exited to meet some local artists and see their creations, and meet some fabulous women!  we have over 17 vendors, so there will be a lot to choose from and I’m sure you will all find something great to help with your holiday shopping!

So stop on by and support local businesses!!

And only at the show, I’ll be selling DISCOUNTED mini session gift certificates for Jan-July mini sessions!  Come and meet me, see some samples of my work and book your child’s session!   :)   I will be selling my chocolate creations as well.   Scroll down for a list of our awesome vendors!

See you next week!

Holiday Bazaar - November 25th


  1. Holli Dunn – Photography – calendars, frames, and  handmade chocolate
  2. Barbara Hibbert – Cookie Lee Jewelry
  3. Molly Rothlisberger – Pink Papaya
  4. Mara Brandt – Usborn Books
  5. Amanda Dinklocker – Close to my Heart
  6. Colleen Wolfe – Chili Sauce Cards
  7. Kristen Roof  – Biltmore Inspirations
  8. Peggy Minton  – Lindys Loft
  9. Ines Miranda – Knitted and cards
  10. Jenny Chang – A Bird in The Hand
  11. Kathy Tornquist – bead and wire items
  12. Sarah Thatcher Jewelry Designs – QueSarahSarah
  13. Michelle Harper – THREAD Design 29
  14. Beth Lanning – Crafty Mom Creations
  15. Stephanie Wasson – Cookies and Cards, etc.
  16. Sharice Belikof – Life Coach at Shining Light Coaching
  17. Extraordinary Mama
  18. Sarah Wynn – Thiry-One (monogrammed bags)
  19. Anita Donahou – Crochet Bouquet
  20. Polymer clay creations and Dog treats and dog blankies and photo cards (Handmade Kids table)
  21. Make-n-Takes

What an amazingly gorgeous day we had for the first round of outdoor mini sessions offered this fall! We met at Bellevue Botanical Gardens for these and I was very pleased with the amount of color, lots and lots of flowers still in bloom and a peak of fall color just coming out.  Now that fall color is pretty much in full swing, round 2 should be just as nice!  Fingers crossed for good weather.  I always get a little nervous about that.

So here is a peek at some of images we created that day!  What stunning families and children!  :)

Portrait Photography at Bellevue Botanical Gardens


Kermit was wrong. It is easy being green [on Halloween]!

Just make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and Earth-conscious.

We‘ll show you how with these 10 simple steps:

  1. Plan ahead to avoid last-minute shopping which often limits your choices.
  2. When it comes to costumes and décor—reuse, borrow, swap, purchase used or do-it-yourself.
  3. Treat bags can be anything! For extra fun, match the bag to the costume using something you already own. Here are some ideas: purses, flower pots (cover the hole), cloth sacks, backpacks, lunchboxes.

  4. Choose healthier treats. Take baby steps with organic candy and honey sticks, two child-favored choices. (Honey is not for children under two years of two).
  5. Choose fun treasures instead of conventional sweets. Think of the treasures your child collects in her pockets—pretty rocks, coins, etc.
  6. If you‘re giving a party, avoid disposables including napkins, plates, cups, tablecloths and other décor.
  7. Walk from house to house instead of driving.
  8. Compost pumpkins and any other food, including leftover candy.
  9. Collect candy wrappers and help your kids turn them into gift items like purses, bracelets and picture frames. Find directions on the internet.
  10.  Avoid purchasing any treats made with palm oil.


Check out often for hundreds of fun, fresh ideas!

Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter founders of Green Halloween® and co-authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, available at