Posts Tagged ‘christine marie’


Honeymoon, Autumn Photos

I put up a collection of autumn photos, mostly of me, my mom and Tolga. We had endless fun when my mom visited this month for our wedding. November 2011 has been one of the happiest months of my life, so I’ll celebrate / memorialize it with a photoblog themed with orange, red, brown and […]


Our Unique, Romantic, Storybook Wedding

After many wonderful years of being in love and of dreaming that we would one day get married, we finally officially became husband and wife. On 11-11-11, Tolga and I had a storybook, rose-filled, Bohemian wedding at Chameleon Studios, the Moulin Rouge of Las Vegas (in decor anyway.)  We had an aerialist, belly dancers, live […]

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Bridal Shower – Hollywood

I’m a little late on posting this, but here are some pics from my crazy fun bridal shower thrown for me in Hollywood by my bridesmaids. The ladies added endless lovely touches, from the flowers to the candles to the decorations in pink, even down to the plastic spoons. The games were fun too – […]


I Was a Cutie, No?

Actually, although my family thought I was adorable, my blue cat-eye glasses, lisp and general ugly-ducklingness was irresistible to bullies.  I went through my share of difficulties like millions of others, but I’m glad for it now.  I think that’s why today I have such a tender heart for children who are bullied. It’s also […]


I Performed at England’s Royal Albert Hall. Sort of.

Photoblog: England a couple weeks ago. I met with John Hyde  who showed me around a bit of London to help calm my nerves before my crazy stint at Royal Albert Hall. John is  the talented musician who produced the sparkling children’s songs for my  Gingerbread CD.


Photo Therapy

Since I haven’t posted photos or blogged in forever, I guess it’s obvious that I’ve lost my life spark.  I just haven’t been up to trying to be funny and happy and brimming with ideas when something from the past came into the present, blind-sided me, sent me into an emotional tailspin, and enveloped me […]

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Blogging Tips: WordPress Basics

I used to do personalized tutorials on blogging and social media, but I was on the phone so many hours I almost pulled my hair out. in the interest of saving time and helping more moms with their blogs, I’ve decided to publish tips.

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From A Children’s Book I Wrote

Here are couple pieces of artwork from an Easter story children’s book I wrote in my past life as part of an early literacy series. The artist was the lovely Jane Bell. I wrote with the simplicity needed to help emerging readers (children 3-6) succeed at their earliest reading experiences. Each picture has a “featured […]

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Homemade Paper Easter Basket & Fingerplay

Make a paper Easter basket and decorate it with your child or grandchild to delight your child’s heart! This post includes the crafts and directions, along with a fingerplay about sharing. Bonny Bunny – Fingerplay by Christine Marie ❤ Here is Bonny Bunny She likes to hop and play. Here is Billy Bunny He likes […]

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Christine Marie Photos

Here are a random bunch of photos of me taken by Tolga. Most of these photos are head shots. He was in this mode where he was practicing lighting, no lighting, one light, back lighting, different settings, steady flash, soft box lighting, beauty lighting. etc. . . . .      


Bunny Story Art Frames

Print and cut out the bunny frame of your choice. Place the bunny head and arms on the top of a child’s story or piece of artwork, then place the feet on the bottom as indicated. You can download the patterns in a variety of pastel colors.


I L❤VE Flowers

I am fanatically, passionately, obsessively in love with flowers. ❀ ❀ ❀ I am not sure why they mesmerize me so, but I can barely pass a bouquet or a flower garden without stopping to study them, smell them, feel their velvet petals. ❀ ❀ ❀ When I take time out to smell the roses, […]

My Last Name is a Heart

Years ago when I divorced, I decided to legally change my name to “Christine Marie” – the name I went by as a children’s book author. When I signed my name on the state’s name-change papers, I added a heart after my signature – like I always did.  When the papers came back, to my […]

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Christine Marie

I also put up a site for my professional information. The link in the mention above goes there. It’s fun and fascinating to figure out wordpress and see how it will interact with various iPad apps. That site can also be accessed through

April 6, 2011 is the Day

On April 6, 1453, Mehmed II began his siege of Constantinople – now Istanbul. This is also the date the poet Petrarch first saw his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon. That was 1327.  It’s the date the Mormon church was organized in 1830, the day the Scots signed the […]