Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cheers Chatter Family.

Happy Holidays!!! It is a great time to re-introduce Lakeside Chatter.  Like everything else in life, all new things take some tweaking and adjusting, and while I can’t promise there won't be any new changes in the future I can promise Lakeside Chatters mission:  To inspire, motivate and provide a joyful resource for Moms and families in our community.

I started this site back in the summer with a small vision.  Write and highlight about local area happenings and events from a Mom's point of view.  I had news sources feeding into the site as well as things like the weather, traffic and a couple of cool features that made the site look "official."  It was cool and I enjoyed it for awhile However I felt what was lacking the most was what I was trying to achieve all along.  I felt disconnected from a site I created. I felt lost…

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Lights and More

So the Holidays are about here and if you are one of the many thousands of people who are shopping early (I envy and praise your tenacity) you are already in the spirit.  This truly is my favorite time of the year.  Especially these next few weeks, as we finally begin to experience fall weather that will help us catch a glimpse of the holiday’s season.
One of the joys during this time of year is the decorating.  It is one of my favorites and I am usually chomping at the bit to put out my entire seasonal decor.  Transforming our home from my current “theme”, (legos, dog hair and anything and everything Spider man), to a warm cozy burst of holiday fun.   I was very excited when I met with Angelia Schifferle who shared with me her passion for helping folks decorate their home as well as some really cool planning tips to get ready for the holidays.
Angelia is one of the managers of “Lights Lights Lights” based here in Charlotte.    Christmas Lights and More is their seasonal business focusing on interior and exterior Holiday Decorating as well as, in home Santa Claus visits.  A cool concept, where Photos can be taken of your family with Santa, in your natural environment, at any location of your choice (indoor or outdoor).
New this year, they are also teaming up with Susan Moller of “SuzeeSweetCakes,” to offer many wonderful options for holiday decorating and holiday treats  including edible holiday centerpieces that will serve not only as a focal point on your holiday buffet, but also are incredibly delicious to eat.  See photos below, yes those are CAKES!!

Please visit for more information on packages pricing and more. Or call 704-649-6729

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Megamind and Me - A Mommy's Review.

Who knew that I would have a lot in common with a blue, egg headed alien?  But aft the first 5 minutes in to the new movie "Megamind" I found myself identifying with the dude immediately.  Without giving too much away, I will share one scene.  A high school gym, where a clearly struggling to fit in kid, (Megamind) is picked last,  Yup that was me.  Me all the way, and it is amazing how that memory can still trickle out and send me right back to the 9th grade where I not only was the last one picked in gym class, I just somehow, for some reason, never really fit in.