Showing posts from March, 2014

Participating in the Process - The Girls Helping Us Vote for Tom Cross for Treasurer

We start 'em young at the Parrillo household. If you read our family blog (which you most likely don't!), you've seen a few of the photos over the years of the girls on this very important day in our house:  election day.  I think I've chronicled (over there) every time we've taken them to the polls. For some history from this blog: Here's a photo of  the Babe back in 2010 when she voted for the 2nd time. And  here's the first time The Babe came to the polling place back in 2010 when she was just a month old . After all these years of supporting Tom Cross, we got our first chance to vote for him on the ballot.  It felt nice!

Why I'm Voting for Tom Cross for Illinois Treasurer on Tuesday

Tuesday, March 18th is Primary Election Day here in Illinois.  And while most of the attention in Illinois has been focused on the Illinois Governor's race between Bruce Rauner, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bill Brady, there is an equally important primary race being waged for Illinois State Treasurer. On Tuesday, I implore you to ask for a Republican ballot and cast your vote for Tom Cross for Illinois State Treasurer . I've had the pleasure of knowing Tom for more than a decade and having worked directly for him for about half of that time. Head over to his website to learn more about his campaign.   Or check out this graphic to see what else others in Illinois politics have to say about Tom Cross. But know this:  there isn't a more hardworking, honest or loyal man on the ballot. The Illinois Republican Party is waging a battle between so-called 'platform conservatives' and people who want to expand the 'big tent' and bring in more voter

This Year's Easter Bunny Mold - 2014

We're going to get started this weekend with the water putty.  This guy is 'vintage-y' looking, so he'll fit right in with some of the past year's editions. Here's the mold we used in 2013 . Here's the mold we used in 2012 . Here's the mold we used in 2011 .

Vintage White Sox "Home Savings & Loan" Bank

We picked up this kids bank at Affordable Antiques some time last year but we had to wait until this Spring to give it the intended target:  my brother-in-law. He's a hardcore Sox guy and also has an appreciation for old stuff, so it was a perfect fit.