Christine Marie

Patriotic & Americana Photos

Happy 4th of July in advance! So here are some Americana / Patriotic pics of me taken by none other than the man who worked long and hard to become an American citizen himself!  Tolga Katas       These shots started out as an idea for a blog on         … Continue reading

Christine Marie

Wasn’t I Cute?

This is why I was picked on as a child, hehe. And why I have such a tender heart for children who are bullied. It’s also why I involved my own children in school assemblies we did called “Too Cool to be Cruel.” Teaching children to be kind to one another and to stand up … Continue reading

Love Break

I’ve always had a believing heart. I am getting married to someone I have been with for 9 years, but even for me, that is hard to believe. I’m counting the days until I get married to the man I love. My sweetheart, rock, visionary, comedian, motivator, genius and best friend. He is always taking pictures … Continue reading

Tim Melonakos

Family Members

Mr. Tolga Katas, my fiancee My son Christian – in college My son Tim, a schoolteacher in Venezuela Kandice. Daughter doing the pop star in Hollywood thing. Em. Mormon. And of course, last but not least … My supermodel chihuahua – Bambi.

What about Alfred Pigeon?

While Tolga and I were celebrating our engagement, we walked around Las Vegas Boulevard talking about life and the future. Tolga took tons of photos of me and various shots around the Strip (that photoblog is here). But more importantly, he took the photo of the homeless man below. I haven’t been able to stop … Continue reading

My Dog Loves YouTube

Bambi seriously loves to watch animals on YouTube, so we made her her own channel. Whenever she hears us watching animal videos on YouTube she runs over and begs to get on our laps, this is no joke!

The Man I Adore

A Stranger Was My Hero

Yesterday I took cookies, cupcakes and other snacks to Kandice and her producers at the studio in Burbank. As I drove back, steam or smoke started puffing through the hood of the car I was driving and I pulled over on busy Barham Avenue in the after work rush. I got out of the car, … Continue reading

Homemade Easter Basket and Fingerplay

Make a paper Easter basket and decorate it with your child or grandchild to delight your child’s heart! Also – below is a fingerplay about Bunnies sharing. Make a paper Easter basket and decorate it with your child or grandchild to delight your child’s heart! Bonny Bunny – Fingerplay by Christine Marie ❤ Here is … Continue reading

Bunny Project with Hotdog Paper Ears

I couldn’t resist. Last night Tolga and I went to AM/PM looking for paper plates so I can make another bunny project, but they had no paper plates. The inventive employee, however, gave me a little stack of hot dog papers instead. I realized they might make perfect bunny ears for a different project, so … Continue reading

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