Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thank You's

Thank you to Lauri Rottmayer Designs and Richard Krauss, who helped along the journey to the title of Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2013.

Lauri Rottmayer designed my terrific Platform Sheet. I believe it is very important to have a professionally designed platform sheet.  Having well designed paperwork is your first opportunity to impress the judges.  Lauri's website is

Lauri Rottmayer also gave me advice when I designed my own ad page and postcards.

Also, thank you for beautiful head shots from Richard Krauss (two of his shots are featured in the postcards that I designed). My photo shoot was especially fun because my husband was with me, getting his own professional shot :-).  Even if you not in the pageant world, it is good to have a nice professional shot of yourself, especially on LinkedIn.

After the photo shoot, I scheduled a makeup lesson with Richard's wife, Fran. This was probably the single best thing that I did to prepare. I have never been so confident in doing my own makeup.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mrs Pennsylvania International 2013

I am honored to be selected to serve as the representative among a group of winners. Enjoy a few photos from the pageant.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Midatlantic Food and Wine Festival

My boss, Denise Nordheimer, my mom and I had a great time visiting the Midatlantic Food and Wine Festival in Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE.

This incredible event benefits numerous worthy charities, including the Delaware Grand Opera House (where Denise and her husband are trustees).

Master Chef Season 2 Winner, Jenny Behm-Lazzarini, was the co-emcee for the event.  Jennifer sold my house in West Grove, PA in the midst of the Master Chef show.  She was in the top ten finalist when my former home sold (so we had a great time chatting with her at the closing table).  

Denise and I

Me, Jenny, and Judy Jones (fellow Family Law Attorney)

Before the event, I showed my mom the new law office.  Denise has fantastic taste, just like my mom and picked a beautiful new location for the law office.  She surprised me by having my name put on the door!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mrs. New Jersey International Pageant

March 9, 2013
Congratulations to all the contestants who competed in the New Jersey International Pageants!

I had the special privilege of meeting Sarah, a teen contestant, before the pageant (she and I are the same size - so she was able to borrow some clothing).  A good pageant girl always knows to go to her own closet and her friends before spending money at the mall!

Ceylone won Mrs. New Jersey International and was well deserving.  Every time I meet Ceylone, she is always so vibrant and positive.  Parker, her first runner up, competed while pregnant and looked stunning!  

Here are my scrapbook pages from the event: