Gravatar – Making Blogging Personal

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Daily, PHOTO

You know that greyed out or default avatar picture that shows up every time you post a comment? ( I wish the defaults were as cool as these little buggers down here, but you get the idea)

Well, you can customize it to have YOUR picture show up on all the blogs you comment on ( including yours if needed)

Gravatar is this cool service that allows you to associate an image/button/avatar with your email address.
Here’s how it works.
1. Create an account at
2. Add an email address that you usually use when commenting on other blogs
3. Add a picture and associate it with that email address.


From now on, every time you comment anywhere with avatar capabilities ( mostly blogs), as long as you type in that email address, the photo you associated with it will show up.

It’s pretty cool actually. I can’t stand anonymous avatars. This makes it so much better.

So, my blogless readers ( you know who you are), take the time to do it, so that I could see your pretty faces displayed above your comment.

And don’t forget to vote by simply hitting this buttom (you can vote daily)

Impromptu Shoot at the House

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Daily, FUN TIMES, PHOTO


 I used to be a crazy photographer. I have 45,000 pictures from the last 2-3 years and don’t even have a baby to photograph. This year I’ve slowed down with my picture-taking, so when I woke up after Thanksgiving ready to shoot something, it was an urge I could resist, to my husband’s chagrin.

We got ready to go get some Black Friday shopping done, happened to put on matching outfits, and after a quick look in the mirror , I knew who my next photography victim was going to be. Since i stopped maniacally taking pictures, we haven’t taken any fun/good family photos in the past year. So I dragged A. around the house  like a mad woman armed with a tripod, a nifty-fifty and a Mark II. The result was a bit better than expected.

Here are some of them:


Thanksgiving and Black Friday Shopping

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Daily


Believe it or not, but I’m pretty much done with my black friday shopping.  All done online. I have one more store to actually go to and that’s it.
Compared to last year’s BF, when we went shopping at midnight and stayed up till 6 am shopping with our friends visiting from Italy, this is a cop out.

Two deals I’d like to bring your attention to that I took advantage of:

Having a daughter

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in FUN TIMES

I really do hope we end up having a daughter. There are so many fun things I can think of that we can do together. I adore little girls, precocious Tweens, unruly almost sexy teenage girls. There’s something about girlhood that just can’t be compared to anything else.
I wish to have a girl and to one day whip my hair with her like I did here with Gabby (my friend Leeka’s girl)

We whip our hair back and forth