Laughing With Di

 After reading the article, “Filming Continues to Flourish in Santa Clarita” in The Magazine of Santa Clarita, I decided to have some fun with it. Santa Clarita is within the “thirty-mile zone” and, therefore, a multitude of locally based shows, shows filmed on...

Frame Your Vacation Memories

 Imagine your fondest memories hanging in the den or living room for you to enjoy every day. Souvenirs and mementos from a fun vacation can be displayed in a beautiful shadowbox. Vacation memories can be prominently displayed in your home instead of packed away in a...

Laughing with Di – June 2018

It was cold. It was cloudy. It was windy. Not your typical Santa Clarita kind of day. We were on one of the fields for the end of another fun, Flag Football League season. Let’s have a smile. The die-hard, frosty, fans were cheering on the sidelines (some of us with...

Mother’s Day

 I love being a mom, and Mother’s Day makes me feel special.  That being said there are definitely a few things about being a mom that aren’t so special.   Lots of times child bearing does stuff to our bodies that we just want to hide.  With summer coming it’s not...

Laughing With Di

My mom, Sophie, was of Polish descent. She had little formal education but became street-smart at an early age. She was the youngest of four brothers and three sisters. She was her father’s favorite. During the Depression he would always find a way to buy her silk...

Celebrating Our Mothers 2018

 Each year we request photos for our Mother’s Day photo contest, and the one thing that I look forward to is the story. Why do these women mean so much to these children, friends or family? The reasons never cease to amaze me, as well as inspire me on my own journey...

Framing for the Future

 Soon it will be June graduation time. Give your graduate’s academic degree the importance it deserves by putting it in a custom frame. Not only will the proper frame help preserve this precious document for the future, it will create a beautiful presentation to enjoy...

Laughing With Di – April 2018

 I’ve had moments throughout my career of impressing a boss…this was not one of them. My boss (JRK) was the company President. I was the Marketing Manager. He was in his prime. I was at the twilight of my career. (Get the picture?) We journeyed to four cities...

Framing for the Future

Soon it will be June graduation time. Give your graduate’s academic degree the importance it deserves by putting it in a custom frame. Not only will the proper frame help preserve this precious document for the future, it will create a beautiful presentation to enjoy...

Laughing With Di – April 2018

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Renovate Your Wall Space

 By now, I’m sure you’ve already failed to keep a few of your New Year’s resolutions. This year, how about changing the pattern and making a resolution that will be easy to stick with? Consider updating your home or office easily and cost effectively by changing some...

Laughing With Di – Feb 2018

 What you are about to read is a true story. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Let’s have a laugh. Back in the day, two young girls, uh, let’s call them Audrey and Lisa were on vacation in San Francisco, California. Base camp was the Pickwick Hotel on...

The Tradition Of Wearing A Wedding Ring

 Today I found out the history and symbolism behind the tradition of wearing a wedding ring and why, in most western cultures, it’s worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, otherwise known as the ring finger. No one can really say for sure when this age-old...

What’s In A Name?

 Schiit Audio – yes, it is pronounced like it looks. This audio industry is anything but normal and this pun-of-a-name company has taken the world by storm as customers experience the quality of the products and keep coming back for more Schiit. Started in 2010 by two...

Preserving Your Holiday Memories

Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully you enjoyed the holidays as much as we did at FASTFRAME. With many family members at the house, some from out of town and haven’t been seen for a while, all of those digital cameras were flashing and clicking up a storm. Well now...

Laughing with Di – January 2018

 Being a mother, and now a grandmother, provides events that supply my overflowing happy memory box. What could have possibly happened to jeopardize all of this joy? Let’s have a laugh…. As a fresh, young, mother, I swaddled up my tiny, new baby boy, placed him...

Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring

 Like true love, diamonds are rare, precious and strong – qualities that have earned the diamond its status as a symbol of marriage for centuries. No other piece of jewelry says “love” more powerfully than a diamond engagement ring. It signifies commitment, trust and...

Personalize This

What better way to show friends and family how much you care for them than with a personalized gift tailored specifically for them? Personalize This is a store that specializes in making that perfect gift with a personal touch, so come on down to make this gift...

An Award-Winning Business

 Valencia’s FASTFRAME is locally, family owned and operated. Members of the community for over 20 years, Randy and Rose-Marie are able to provide the personal attention everyone deserves to create the picture framing solution that is right for you. We do so much more...

Laughing With Di – December 2017

Volunteering in Santa Clarita is very rewarding. A favorite is volunteering at the school where my grandkids attend. So, let’s have a laugh. Have you ever been critiqued by a group of five-year-old Kindergarteners? One volunteer day, my task was to help the boys and...

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? The Magazine of Santa Clarita is here to help. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, no matter your budget. FastFrame -1 24204 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia 661-291-1325 www.fastframe.com The possibilities are limited...

Laughing with Di

 Born and bred in Chicago, I am a Bears fan. Your family members, friends and pretty near everyone you know is a Bears fan. Now, as a resident of Santa Clarita, I have discovered a football fan “melting pot.” So many people are from somewhere else and fan choices are...

Holiday Gift Ideas!

 Can you believe it? The holidays are right around the corner! Mixed with the excitement of the season may be a bit of dread about “The List” – you know the one, gifts for all the wonderful people in your life who seem to have everything. Why not avoid the crowds at...

How to Store Men’s Watches

Watch collectors know that caring for a man’s wrist watch collection is essential for keeping your timepieces functioning properly and looking their best. Men’s wrist watches can be an investment, so make sure to protect your assets by practicing proper storage...

The Holidays are Almost Here!

 It’s hard to believe but soon the Holidays will be here and your home will be filled with family and friends. If one of the things on your Holiday list this year is sprucing up your home, we can help. Custom framing can transform your home into an elegant holiday...

Laughing With Di – October 2017

 I recently had the opportunity to meet up with a cousin of my grandkids at a Little League baseball game. He had not seen me in a while but he knew I was Grandma Hi Di. He decided at that moment that my husband must be “low Di” and that was just the way it should be....

Want to Improve Your Memories?

 Folksinger Bob Dylan once said, “Take care of all your memories.” And we are here to do just that for you—-take care of your memories. Whether you have trinkets from a vacation or World War II memorabilia, we can help you customize a frame design suitable for housing...

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

“Mommy, I want to be Iron Man for Halloween!” says my four-year-old son as he spies the Halloween costumes in August in the stores! So, I buy the costume – $25. Now it’s September and we’re rolling through another store and my son sees a Transformer costume. The...