Samsung NX300 Smart Digital Camera #Giveaway

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Taking pictures is one of my favorite things to do. I think my kids are already in love with snapping photos to capture memories and moments- they are forever asking for a turn with the camera and it's fun to see the world from their lens-of-view! Actually- fun fact: 2 of the below photos were ...

30 day photography challenge #30SummerDays

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Who wants to do the fun #30SummerDays Photography Challenge with me, and a friend or two?!  I have wanted to do a photography challenge for a while and just haven't... I guess I needed a kick in the pants.  But then my friends at Staples were all "Brett, will you try a fun photography challenge ...

The Microsoft Store in Farmington, Connecticut #WindowsChampions

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A few weeks ago, the new Microsoft Store opened at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Connecticut. I was all kinds of excited to attend the media tour before the Grand Opening celebration and check out the store itself....but sad for me, I had a nasty bout of strep throat and wasn't even able to get ...

When’s the last time you jumped in front of the camera? #CameraCourage

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I love taking photos.  I love capturing moments with my kids, my husband and the kids, and of friends and family. Photos of me?  Notsomuch. I've spent so much time avoiding the camera that I've managed to have just a handful of photos of me with my kids, and I did get a selfie of ...

Photo books made easy with Shutterfly Photo Story iPad app #Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post about photobooks made easy thanks to my affiliation with Global Influence and Shutterfly.  I am the first person to admit to anyone that I take hundreds- maybe thousands of photos each year, but that's it.  They are sorted into month folders and I'm just awful about actually doing anything with ...

Back to school memories preserved with Hallmark

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We received the Hallmark Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit to review so that we can have our back to school memories preserved.  A few days ago, my kids went back to school.  Third grade, first grade and preschool. I usually try to get a pic outside on the first day, although this year ...

Upcycled Torn Fabric Garland #DIY #Craft

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We found a way to make an adorable, reversible photo prop without spending a dime.  It's an upcycled torn fabric garland, and it's really easy to make! Supplies:  Fabric Scraps, Ribbon, Scissors Directions:  Wrap ribbon around your basket, placing a knot at each end of the ribbon where the ends meet.  Leave enough ribbon after each knot to ...

Summer fun with Compact System Camera Samsung WB200 Camera #SocialCamera #Shop

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This review of the Samsung WB200 Camera, one of the Samsung Smart Cameras, has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. The Samsung WB200 Camera is a smart camera, in many ways. It's got a hybrid touch screen, so you can use the shutter button to snap ...

The Organic Bloom

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If you are anything like me you like to freshen up the look of your house, but don't want to undertake a huge project to do so. I discovered The Organic Bloom through my photography business and just LOVE LOVE LOVE these fresh and funky frames. They offer "custom-designed frames exclusively for wholesale ...

Three 8×11 Photobooks for the price of ONE from Snapfish (thru 4/2)

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Wow, what a deal!  For a limited time when you  purchase one 8x11 20 page classic cover photo book from Snapfish you will get TWO FREE! That's three books for about $25!  These make great gifts - and mother's day and father's day are coming up.  Photobooks are great gifts for the grandparents that already have ...