Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This may be Deja-Vu for you, if you read my content under the first blog name I chose: A Fashionable Music Wife.  It turns out, I hated that name.  It was a choice of desperation, because everything I came up with was already taken.   But after a couple of days, I just had to find something else, so Ready For The Show is born.

I've thought a long time about whether or not to do a blog. Will I be good at posting regularly? Will anyone be interested in what I have to say? What will I say? Lots of what ifs, but also lots of enthusiasm for reaching out to others and sharing a little bit of my world.

I'll start by telling you a little bit about me, and what kind of blog I plan on having. My name is Elisa, and I am a stay at home mom, who just finished getting an AA degree in Clothing and Textiles. I have three amazing daughters, all in their teen years. And I have a gorgeous and wonderfully talented husband who is a singer and musician.

My husband, Kenny Cetera, is headlining a show called "Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience", performing primarily on the West Coast to date, but with an ever expanding range of venues both nationally and internationally. Kenny is the youngest brother of famed Chicago vocalist, Peter Cetera, and has himself recorded and performed live with the band Chicago for their "Chicago 17" album and tour. He also loves performing with "The Long Run: Experience the Eagles" as their Don Henley vocalist.

So this blog will delve into what it is like to be the wife of a musician, but more from a fashion and beauty on a budget stand point. Basically, for many years while my kids were little, I barely touched makeup and lived in jeans and t-shirt. A couple of years ago, when Kenny put this show together, I started tagging along to a lot of his shows, which required a bit more dressing up and attention to my makeup. I quickly realized I was quite out of touch with current makeup brands, products and techniques. Thank heavens for the internet and all of the amazing MUA bloggers and Youtube gurus. Now, you will not be seeing techniques here, unless it's just me sharing a video or post that I've come across that I thought was particularly good, because I am in no way, shape, or form a skilled MUA. Really, I'm a typical mom with aging skin, and vision, struggling to look my best and having fun doing it. And maybe I can help encourage others like me to enjoy being an individual again, after the kids grow up and start doing their own thing.

Sometimes I will post reviews of products, sometimes fashion pieces I'm pulling together to wear to shows, or just some fun behind the scenes shots from the various concerts I attend. Thanks so much for reading, I hope you will subscribe!  Please feel free to comment so that I don't feel like I'm talking to myself!!


  1. Just want to be one of the first to comment! I want to wish you lots of luck and lots of readers on your blog. I'm subscribed with Bloglovin and cant wait to hear your thoughts! :)

  2. Thanks Veronica! I'm having fun so far, and am very appreciative of the support.