Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day

I am fascinated by people who were born on Leap Day.  I grew up with two girls (Sunshine* and Beth) who both had Leap Day birthdays and they both celebrated on March 1st.  I always felt bad that they didn't get to celebrate their actual birthday and was perplexed by the fact that they chose to celebrate in a completely different month.  
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a little unusual in that my birthday is my favorite holiday.  I don't know if it's because I'm an only child and therefore my birthday was a pretty big deal to my parents, too, or because I secretly love being the center of attention and receiving gifts.  Hopefully it's not the latter.  That is changing as I get older, but only a little bit.  I do look forward to going way over the top for my children's birthdays. 
Anyway, today is Leap Day.  I hope you do something extra special with your extra day!  This bit on 30 Rock made me laugh.

* Sunshine was one four siblings. Her sisters' names were Star, Dawn, and Stacey.  This was also something that fascinated me for years.

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Oscar faves

What a red carpet last night!  I love watching the beautiful gowns flow down the red carpet every Oscar night.  My favorite of the night was this lovely Black Halo dress worn by Louise Roe.  Stunning!

Hot damn, Glenn!  I'd prefer a different color, but love the silhouette.

Always gorgeous, Gwyneth.

Now, that's a party dress!  I want one!! 

Can't get enough of this look.

Simple, sophisticated, stunning.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Turning Home

I'm really loving this song right now.  A friend recently posted this video to several Facebook friends and now I can't get it out of my head.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Welcome wow

Today I started my new job with the University of Illinois.  I am so happy to be back on campus and the group that I'm working with is really the bees knees.  Can you believe this welcome reception on my first morning?  My office was decorated AND filled with delicious cupcakes with yellow "Welcome Libby" decoration.  They sure know how to make a gal feel special!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sara

Today I'm sending wishes for a very Happy Birthday to one of my dearest friends, Sara.  Sara, you're beautiful, witty, stylish and all-around fabulous.  I love you!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ju Ju Julia

My niece Julia celebrated her 9th birthday a couple of weeks ago and we went to her favorite Mexican restaurant to celebrate. What a beauty, right?  The sombrero and whipped cream face is a good look for her. :)

Later in the evening we entertained a game of rub-your-tummy-pat-your-head.  Little Lily was pretty good!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Valentine

How was your Valentine's Day?  I hope it was wonderful.  Bob and I are not big into the whole day, but we have made it a point the last few years to cook a nice dinner together, drink good wine and have a nice relaxing evening at home.  For our fourth V-day together, last night we made a delicious dinner of baked salmon and brussel sprouts with a soy ginger scallion dressing and roasted blue potatoes.  Traditionally we don't do gifts, but this year I was surprised with two beautiful house plants, a gorgeous jewelry set and big box of chocolates.  It was the sweetest.  I gave him a Flaming Lips record that we listened to during dinner.  To top off the evening, we watched "Gnomeo & Juliet."  Have you seen it?  If not, I recommend it for a light-hearted pick me up.  It's sweet and my favorite part was the "Crocodile Rock" scene with music by Elton John.

recipe via jo

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Recipe for a good night

Husband and I were scoping out the selection at our local record shop the other day and I found this. I grew up listening to Billy Joel and still love his music to this day. So excited to score this find.

And, sipping on homemade apple cider brandy made by my friend Heather completely adds to the listening experience.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Libby Kacich Photography is live

I'm thrilled to announce that my professional photography website is now live!  I'll be using this to continue growing my photo business and showcase my work.  Feel free to hop over and take a look.  I'm always open to constructive suggestions, so let me know what you think!  
And, of course, please let me know if you'd like to book a session. :) 

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