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Got KEFI?

 Then it’s time to GET KEFI!
And a little Kiki in your life!

Kiki Vale

How lucky we were to spend the day capturing the energy, beauty & laughter that is Kiki Vale!  When Kiki walks into a room, you know it…a wave of genuine smiles & positive energy follow, leaving you in a GREAT mood you just can’t deny!  We became immediate Kiki superfans! (& you will too!)

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How does this amazing mom do it?

Besides her natural charisma and happiness, Kiki practices “Positive Energy for Life” by following & teaching…

The KEFI Credo…10 promises to yourself

#1 Be True To You

#2 Develop A Sound Mind In A Healthy Body

#3 Love Your Neighbor As Yourself…

…& that’s a little teaser for you!

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Let Kiki be your Kefi coach…follow her journey through a positive energy lifestyle & GET INSPIRED!

Learn all 10 promises of the KEFI Credo here!

Follow Kiki on Twitter for Kefi inspiration & motivation!

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I mean, what a beauty…inside and out!

XOXO

Mama’s boys….

…are NOT a bad thing! Especially when your mom is as cool and AWESOME as this gorgeous Mama…

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Is there anything as sweet as the special bond between a mom & her boys?

These sweethearts sure know how to melt mom’s heart…as well as every other lady in the room!

…and, I have to say, these little dudes are pretty darn sweet with each other!

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I just LOVE these guys!!!

For Mom….a vital piece of family history….giver of the greatest love…

As a kid I had an unusual curiosity & early appreciation for my family history and where I came from, spending hours upon hours studying our many family photo albums.  I was enchanted with the way my parents looked at each other the first day they brought me home from the hospital, the way my Mom would laugh when I would run into her arms for a hug, the way my brother and I would snuggle up on Mom when she was reading us a bedtime story, and the patience & love in Mom’s eyes as she donned a cowboy hat against a hot pink background when all I wanted for my birthday was a “Glamour Shots Photo Shoot” (seriously, where was Classic Kids when I was a kid?!?)….

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This photo was, and still is, a vital piece art in our family home, blown up to poster size and predominantly displayed in our house since 1986. I have looked at this every day in the hallway outside my bedroom and it will NEVER feel dated or old, through this photo I can feel the love and warmth of my mom, and the joy I felt in her arms. It is truly a treasure, and something I will be passing down to my grandkids one day.

I am forever grateful to MY inspiring and beautiful Mom who is perfectly imperfect!  She is an amazing woman, wife, mother, and now Grandma who may think she sees wrinkles when she smiles, but the only thing I see is the loving sparkle in her eyes and all the years she has laughed and smiled with my brother and me. 

MY MOM WAS IN OUR PICTURES! 

(and my Dad made sure of it…way to go Dad!)

*Click here for an inspiring MOM read from “The Huffington Post”, a real tear-jerker and eye-opener…Mom’s get in the picture!*

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 photo credit Glamour Shots circa 1991

 …And a BIG CONGRATS to the newest mom in our family!  My nephew will never have to wonder how deep his mother’s love runs…he will have an endless picture book of her love over the years…he will see it in her eyes and the way she looks at him, he will see it in the way she loves to hold him and comfort him, he will see it in her smile that explodes with joy because he is hers.

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CAPTURE MOM’S LEGACY.

Rock Your Tutu for The Infant Welfare Society!

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Capture her legacy…

She is…

…unconditional love…

…endless kiss giver….

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CELEBRATE HER LOVE.

…think SPRING!

It may be hard to imagine that warm weather and sunshine will ever arrive here in Chicago, but get your bare toes (and bare bellies!) ready……spring IS coming!  Wheeeee!!!!!

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Now let’s go play outside for an explosion of color and fresh air with our outdoor photo shoots!  Spaces and times are limited, don’t miss your chance for a play date with me, Maggie, and mother nature! 

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Happy Hearts Day!!

Show your love in every little way today!

Heartbreaker G!

2013 welcomed this little heartbreaker who melted our hearts as he smiled and dreamed his way through our very special day with him!

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We heart Little Man G!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

XOXO

Jamie & Maggie

"Bee" our Valentine!

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A New Year wish…

…through the eyes of a child…

be in awe of the world around you,

never lose that sense of wonder,

IMAGINE what the New Year can bring!

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HAPPY 2013!

Diamonds are no longer a girl’s best friend…

…Riley is!

I can just imagine the years to come with these two sidekicks…I’m positive they will be filled with many fun memories of playing, belly rubs, maybe a few ear tugs, and lots of slobbery licks & big laughs!

Amongst all the fun this little sweetheart showed us a glimpse of her soft & sweet side…what a perfect angel!

Thanks for a great playdate Gia & Riley!

….Chopper found his family!!!

When you visit the Hinsdale Humane Society you may fall in love with a puppy, you may fall in love with a cat, you may fall in love with a tortoise, and if you’re anything like me you may fall in love with them ALL! 

 Meet my newest love, an irresistible adoptee from HHS…CHOPPER!

 …luckily this little guy (he won’t stay little very long!) will still be a part of the Hinsdale Humane Society family because HHS volunteer and major animal lover, Kym, brought Chopper home to join HER family!!  I mean, let’s be honest, could YOU resist those puppy dog eyes?!?

 Chopper proudly joins his big sister and brother, Sugar and Dino…

…& don’t forget the gaggle of gals Chopper also calls his big sisters!

 Welcome to the family Chopper…and thanks, Kym, for all you do for our furry friends at HHS!!!!

You can help too!!  Interested in volunteering at the Hinsdale Humane Society? CLICK HERE!

Don’t have time to volunteer but you still want to support HHS?  …Book your Smooches for Pooches photo shoot for YOUR furry family member to benefit the Hinsdale Humane Society