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KICK OFF SUMMER GIVEAWAY

Summer is finally here! If your family is anything like mine, you’re all pretty excited for what summer has in store… warm weather, vacation, lots of time outside, family adventures, etc! Do you have any idea what YOU are going to do this summer? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered for you!

15 of my favorite bloggers have put together themed, Summer Activity Packages that each value over $75! Packages filled with everything from healthy summer snacks, a family movie night, crafts and boredom busters (for the kids), summer pampering and fashion (for you), capturing summer memories, and so much more!

Here’s a sneak peak of ALL of our giveaway packages:

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Are you ready for a chance to enter 15 AMAZING Giveaways AND meet some of our favorite blogging friends? Welcome to The KICK OFF SUMMER Giveaway + Blog Hop!!

Here’s What You Do: 1. Scroll down in this post to see a more detailed description of what I’m giving away. 2. Enter my giveaway at the very bottom of the post. 3. Time to start “blog-hopping!” Click on each of my friends’ links below & enter ALL of their giveaways! 4. While you’re there, spend some time looking around the blogs – maybe you’ll find something or someone new that inspires you! Click on the links to view each site, and enter to win their “Ultimate Summer” package. (If you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page.)

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|1. Photo Booth Fun with Capturing Joy | 2. Kids Crafts with A girl and a glue gun | 3. Fashion and Beauty with Girl loves Glam | 4. Summer Decorating with the Crafted Sparrow| 5. Healthy Summer Snacks with Simply Sadie Jane | 6. Summer Memory Keeping with SNAP | 7. Summer Reading (and Fort Kit) for kids with My Sister’s Suitcase | 8.Day at the Beach with The Girl Who Ate Everything| 9. Memory Making with Eighteen 25 | 10. Boredom Busters (Amazon gift card) with Delia Creates | 11. Summer Crafting with The Creative Mom | 12. Summer Sewing with Sugar Bee Crafts | 13. Memory Keeping (Project Life) with No. 2 Pencil | 14. Summer Pampering with A Pumpkin and a Princess | 15. Family Movie Night with Tatertots and Jello | my giveaway final

{Gluten Free} Strawberry Shortcakes

A delicious gluten free dessertWell Hip Hip Hooray because today is a great day!… Continue Reading

How to Start a Photography Business: 25 Pretty Packaging and Branding Ideas

Everyone loves a pretty package, right? The professional photography world is such a saturated market, it’s always important to think about ways to have a current or past client coming back (or offer incentives for clients to share on social media, that will have their friends drooling).

Think about it. If someone hands you a gift in a grocery sack, or someone hands you something all tied up in a pretty bow. Placing hidden treasures such as candy is an extra bonus.

Not only are you offering great photography, it’s about the overall experience. Packaging up your order with a lovely presentation is sure to leave your client with warm fuzzies in their heart. It’s just a little visual that will stick in their mind the next time they are needing a photographer. I thought I’d share my packaging along with a bunch of other inspirational ideas to get your mind rolling with ideas to create something unique.

How to start a photography business

I’ve changed my packaging several times, and right now and very happy with the simplicity! I love bright colors, and used the colors from my website to create my logo. {Logo design is a whole other subject, but look on Etsy for designers or even ready-to-purchase logo’s to save money}.

I shared these images on Instagram a few months ago, and got so many fun comments! It let me know that my packaging was a HIT!… Continue Reading

On my Mind: Food Edition

How to decide what foods to eat

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I’ve been in all sorts of turmoil the past 2 months when it comes to FOOD. It’s all around us, we have to eat it. We make choices all day every day about what we are going to put into our bodies. We all worry about weight and carbs and calories and sugar, but there is so much more to it than that. Or is there?… Continue Reading