Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

holiday gift guide for photographers

Everyone on our Christmas shopping list has something they enjoy to do as a hobby or a profession. Sometimes, since we don't have the same interests, those people seem difficult to buy for. This year we're listing 10 of the most PERFECT gifts for the photographers in your life. Whether they are a professional or a hobbiest, you're bound to find something below that they will LOVE! /1/ Mom's Gonna Snap Tee - If she's a mom, and a photographer, this tee is the perfect gift! {Who doesn't love a witty gift?!} /2/ SHUTTER|Bag Camera Bag - Every girl dreams of carrying a camera bag that looks NOTHING like a camera bag. This stylish camera bag can carry her camera, lenses, accessories and a handful of her personal items, too! /3/ Personalized Leather Camera Strap - The camera strap that … [Read more...]

22 DIY Gift Ideas for Kids

22 DIY Gift Ideas for Kids

I like giving friends and family gifts that aren't store-bought, but I especially love giving my KIDS something handmade. To me, it's so cool to have a one-of-a-kind gift that was made with love. Here are more than twenty DIY gift ideas that would be perfect for your little ones. Whether you need a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just because, there are tons of great ideas here for you. Mini Coloring Tote  by LBG Studio - My kids love to color and this tote would let them take it on-the-go for those times a quiet distraction is necessary. Play Dough by Untrained Housewife - What more is there to say - play dough and kids go together like milk and cookies! Super Hero' Fort Kit by Megan + Andy - Every super hero needs a good hide out. Make an "everything you need" secret fort kit … [Read more...]

5 Secrets Successful People Don’t Tell You

5 secrets successful people don't tell you

By Dr. Sharon Ufberg from Elevate GenY It’s common knowledge that successful people are hardworking and determined. And we can all imagine that they create lots of regular habits to facilitate their success . But what, specifically, are they doing that ensures their success? Below are the critical ways that the most successful people make sure they become and stay a success story: 1. They don’t spend time on stuff they’re not good at doing Bakers bake, speakers speak and writers write. They do not spend their days doing spreadsheets or accounting. One of the best ways to get ahead is to spend your time on the things that you’re best at (which will be the activities that produce real results) and shift and outsource the other stuff to someone else with that expertise. 2. They … [Read more...]

2015 Color of the Year – Marsala

Marsala is the Color of the Year for 2015

Each year several color companies announce what they call the "color of the year".  It's an on-trend color that you'll expect to see in clothing, makeup, home and fashion accessories in the coming year.  The color that will define the year (I suppose we could take a look back and see at the end if the year how much we "felt" that color but that's another post). Because the Pantone company does so much color work for designers, they've become the official color pickers.  Pantone has selected a "Color of the Year" since 2000. For 2015, the Color of the Year is Marsala.  I know, the first thing that comes to your mind is chicken isn't it? Chicken Marsala gets its name from Marsala wine. The wine itself is a rich, earthy red. So stop thinking about chicken. Marsala is described a … [Read more...]

11 Festive Holiday Home Decor Ideas

Festive Holiday Home Decor Ideas

There's something so very fun about seeing the different ways that each home is decorated for the Holidays. From traditional decor to bright and colorful, everyone has their own way of expressing their personal Christmas Style. Even though you've been decorating your home for years and know what you like, I bet there's still a corner undecorated that could use a bit of festive cheer. Here are a few ideas that you're sure to love! /1/ Traditional Christmas Mantel - The grouping on this mantel perfectly combines things old and new. From the cross-stitched Joy to the World to the stockings made from modern fabrics, there's something for all generations to like. /2/ Staircase Entry Decoration -  This beautiful Holiday home decor makes me wish I had a stair case. Each step illuminated with … [Read more...]

Wondering what you can do with Cranberries? 10 perfect ideas!

Ten Ways to Use Cranberries

Holiday season is cranberry season!  The bright red color brings a nice pop to tables and decor everywhere.  We've rounded up 10 great ways to use all those fresh cranberries at the grocery store.  Whether to smell, see or eat - it's perfect to include cranberries in your holiday plans. From the Soap Deli News Blog -  A Cranberry Massage Candle. When the wax is melted, massage some into your hands for a moisture boost and softness! You don't have to over think your table decor with these easy Scented Cranberry Centerpieces by Madigan Made Your guests would love to be served a Cranberry "White Cosmopolitan" Cocktail from That Skinny Chick Can Bake Get the kids involved. You can string this anywhere and use all over your house.  Cranberry Garland  - JJ Begonia has … [Read more...]