10 DIY Craft Ideas to Relive Summer

10 diy craft ideas to relive summer travel-

As the Summer begins to wind down and we're getting home from our vacations we may all be longing to relive that vacation feeling. Did you go somewhere exotic? Did you travel to a far off destination? No matter where you spent your Summer vacation, it will be fun to create a craft that will bring back a memory of those good times. Read on to see DIY Craft Ideas to Relive Summer. Keep the memories alive for years to come with these ideas! /1/ DIY Map Chalkboard - X marks the spot...each spot you've traveled to this Summer, that is. Make this chalkboard to keep track of all of your past, present and future travels. /2/ Fringe Photo Garland - Hopefully, while on vacation you took a bunch of photos. This is a great craft to get them off of your camera's memory card and onto … [Read more...]

Tips to Help you Plan for Multigenerational Travel

Planning for multigenerational travel

Many people will be planning for multigenerational travel this summer. While traveling with extended family has its perks, it can also produce a few stressors. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you begin to plan your getaway. Preparing for a Multigenerational Trip Plan a family meeting and discuss important things like where to go, what to do, who’s watching the kids, physical limitations and the biggie- MONEY. Discuss up front how much it will cost and who is paying for what. Money is a touchy subject and once you’ve had “the talk” everyone should be able to relax and enjoy their vacation. Plan things Together Planning any vacation is a lot of work and it shouldn’t fall on one person’s shoulders. While you can designate one person to reserve a vacation home, make flight … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to See a Concert at a Small Local Theater this Summer

10 Reasons to see a band at a local theater

Guest Post by Scotty Reiss I’m so over the big arena concerts: the scramble to buy super expensive tickets that get you a seat near the roof from which performers look like ants on the stage. It’s just not worth it. Luckily, hundreds of great bands are booked into local theaters—many of them historical treasures—around the country, and it’s a growing trend. My local theater, the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is a fabulous destination for any sort of show. Recently I went to see The English Beat and it’s an experience I’ll smile about forever. But most towns have a playhouse (a listing of historic theaters is here), so here’s why you should take a look at the schedule and buy tickets to see a favorite band: With only a several hundred seats, … [Read more...]

Tips for Taking Multigenerational Photos

Multigenerational Photo Feature Image

I absolutely LOVE when my clients want to bring their parents to their newborn photography session or when a client contacts me about having an extended family session. There is something so sweet about photographing grandparents with their grandkids - and if you can get all three generations (or more!) in the photo then it's really the icing on the cake. But these multigenerational photo opportunities also have their own unique challenges. Here are a few tips to help your session run smoothly and ensure that you will have picture perfect photos! 1. Make sure the grandparents are comfortable. If the grandparents are elderly or have physical limitations, making sure they are comfortable should be your first priority. If they are uncomfortable you will be able to see it in the pictures … [Read more...]

DIY Beach Bags for Every Budget

Summer Beach Tote Tutorial

Every Summer I feel the need to buy a new beach bag. There's just something about a fresh bottle of sunscreen, a fluffy new beach towel, a new magazine and a great big, new beach bag to throw it all in! As you can imagine though, these things can really add up. If you're like me, you have a Summer budget to maintain while the kids are out of school. With a bit of fabric you already have at home or a quick trip to the fabric store {or the hardware store?}, you can whip up a new beach bag in no time. Today I've gathered a handful of DIY tutorials that will help you have your new bag and be soaking up the rays by the seashore in no time! Honeymoon Beach Bag - You don't really need to be going on your honeymoon to make this bag. But, if you were headed out on your honeymoon, this would … [Read more...]

Color Trends We Love

Summer Color Fashion Trends

It’s summer.  School is out and the flowers are blooming.  We’re planning vacations and shopping for great  looks to wear to BBQs and meetings.  We are trading out bulky home accessories  for lighter looks. Opening the windows and trying new recipes on the grill. We’ve also discovered summer is a great time for new colors to fill your life. There are a couple color trends we are loving right now and you’ve probably seen them too. First are blue green aquas that remind us of those beautiful beach scenes in our dream vacations. On nails and shoes  it exudes confidence. As a flowy top we are thinking breezes and relaxation. Plus this color is a perfect compliment to all the popular home decor metallics - gold, bronze, silver.   Then there the berry pinks that are warm and cool all … [Read more...]