Sunday, February 26, 2012

Paper Straws - Spring Fun

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Hello Hoot Design Friends

Are you ready for spring?  Here in Atlanta the trees are budding and the Daffodils are peeking their yellow heads all over.  I can't believe it is only late February,  nevertheless, spring fever has struck, I even had my toes done on Friday and wore flip flops all day.

I wanted to share some spring fun that I have added around the house.  
I bought these cuties on Etsy from the Hey YoYo Shop

Cute, right?
 I also purchased these cute rainbow honeycomb treat bags!  
The straw dispenser came from Bed Bath and Beyond $14.99.

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Hey YoYo Shop

Here's a photo I took back in 2010 - Happy Spring
 What are you doing to add a little color of the season to your house? 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Taking better photos an e-book giveaway

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And the winners are:

Ooh la la...I love photography {of course, you know this, Chrissy!} and would love this book!! :) Thanks for such a fun giveaway!!
I would love to win this for my Mom! She really needs the help with her new camera and I don't have the patience to teach her. :(

Who loves to take pictures?  We all do and we want to take the best photos possible but many of us don't know how to get that professional looking photo.  Well, look no more, Katie Evans has written a very easy to understand book The Key to Taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer.

If you have a DSLR and you take your photos on "Auto" you can rest assure you will be using the creative dials and shooting in Manual in no time.  Practice makes perfect and in time you will be taking those amazing photos too.
Katie says, " You CAN get those beautiful, artsy, cool pictures you are imagining. The information that I will reveal in this book will help you finally understand your camera and beyond. I teach how to achieve a proper exposure, how and where to find the best light, which lenses are the best and why, what the important settings on your camera are about, RAW vs. JPEG, how to compose a striking picture, the best editing software, my  “must-do’s” in my editing process, and so much more."
Katie is graciously offering two copies of her e-book to two winners, each a $35.00 value.  Now if you can't wait to see if you win then Katie has a sale on both her e-book and her hard copy of the book on her web site.  You can read the great reviews on Amazon here.
  All items are optional except the leave a blog post comment - so it's super easy to get your name in the game to win!
 To enter:
Leave a comment here on the blog
Visit Katie's blog
Leave a comment for each - two entries

Here are some pages from the inside of the book and the Table of Contents so you can see everything that you will learn about.

Here are a few links for you

Thank you Katie for sharing your talent with us 
and for the giveaway!!

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