Custom Business Cards from Moo

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lately I have really been considering starting my own photography company. I did my first engagement session for a good friend back in February and had so much fun with it. You can view the pictures HERE. I got so many compliments from friends, family and co-workers about how great the pictures looked and a handful of them recommended that I think about starting my own business on the side. Since High School, I have always had a passion for photography. Last year for Christmas, I got a brand new Nikon and now my passion for photography has increased even more. The more that I think about it, the more I want to just take a leap and just do it. One of my friends told me about looking into Moo for business cards. One their website when you search for business card designs, they have different categories off to the left hand side such as Arts & Crafts, Beauty, Health and Spa, Fashion, Photography & Film, etc. My favorites are the Snap Happy Landscape and the Snap Happy Portrait. Another option that I love is their mini cards too! Look how cute these are!! They also have the option if you want to design your own business cards too. Their website is clean, simple and very easy to navigate. If you are looking to get some new business cards, check out Moo!




Smart Reno




Lately, Josh and I have been doing a lot of house projects/renovations (pantry, bedroom, solar panels just to name a few). I really wish we would have know about Smart Reno beforehand. Smart Reno is a great resource to find reputable contractors for any project that you may have and the process is super duper easy. All you have to do is describe your renovation project on their website and then they will find you 3 qualified contractors in just 24 hours!

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House renovations on your list? Contact Smart Reno!! mis

Decorate Your Home for Thanksgiving: 15 Ways

Monday, November 24, 2014


Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn't need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Since the Thanksgiving season is so short, you’ll want some quick decor ideas that will be easy to put in place and then pack away when the season is done. Maybe these 15 quick decorating ideas will provide some inspiration.


1. Throw Pillows


Harvest and Thanksgiving throw pillows are a given for a quick, adorable way to spice up your living room for the holiday. Look for pillows that come in festive harvest colors or that commemorate the gratitude, pilgrim, or turkey aspects of the season.


2. Use Nature


There’s no need to go overboard on fake decorations when you have the real stuff in your own backyard. Take your family on a nature walk and collect leaves, pine-cones, acorns, etc., and use them to decorate in clever ways. You can do leaf presses with your children and make your own centerpieces.


3. Candles


Scent is an important, and often overlooked, aspect of decorating for any season. It’s a good idea to light candles with pumpkin spice or harvest scents to set the Thanksgiving mood.


You can also use candles as a simple decoration. Candlesticks and plain candles surrounded with leaves and pumpkins are a very attractive sight for the season.


4. Deck Out the Dining Table


Since the table is where Thanksgiving happens, use it as a prime place of decoration. Get a fall-colored table cloth and a table runner, and then make a festive display in the center. You might want a cornucopia spilling out pumpkins, apples, and leaves, or you could do a cute turkey and pilgrim display. Get creative with this one.


5. Layers


A great way to add Thanksgiving color is to simply add layers rather than removing existing decor. Add a colorful sash to your curtains, and toss a small Thanksgiving themed rug over your regular one in your living room. Surround lamps, statues, and photographs with leaf garlands for an easy decoration to both put up and take down.


6. Thanksgiving Mantel


If you have a fireplace mantel, use it to your full advantage. Cover it in leaves, candles, pumpkins, crafts, and whatever else you can think of to give your living space a classy Thanksgiving look. Remember to layer and play up those autumn colors.


7. Front Door Wreath


No house is ready for Thanksgiving without the perfect outdoor wreath. Use nature to make a festive wreath. Pine-cones, leaves, acorns, gourds, and mini pumpkins are all great options for your wreath decor.  Check out these other tips for the perfect fall wreath.


8. Thanksgiving Craft Table


If you have kids or you just love to craft, a table to display those crafts is a must! As you and your kids spend time together making homemade turkeys, cornucopias, leaf presses, and more, don’t let all that talent hide away in a box. Display each item on a designated craft table by the front door or even in the kitchen.


9. Give Thanks Jar


Tis the season to be thankful, and what better way to remind your family to do so than by having them put gratitude notes in a decorative jar on display? It will remind not only your family of how much they have to be grateful for, but also your guests.


10. Harvest Candy Bowl


Candy corn and candy pumpkins don’t expire after Halloween, and putting those leftover candies in a bowl in your entryway for guests is a simple way to decorate and re-purpose Halloween leftovers.


11. Gourds and Pumpkins


If you could only do one thing to decorate for Thanksgiving, gourds and pumpkins would do the trick. Strewn tactfully around the house, these little fall beauties are the perfect way to fill your house with Thanksgiving cheer.


12. Accessorize with Throws


A very simple way to spice up any living space is a good, fall-colored throw blanket. Put these over the backs of dining room chairs, sofas, and at the ends of beds, and you have added instant fall color to your home.


13. Gratitude Reminders


Set up gratitude reminders around your house. This could be as simple as a wall decal saying “Give Thanks,” or as extravagant as a wall in your kitchen painted with chalkboard paint with reasons to be thankful written in colorful chalk. Continue to update the list as the season goes on.


14. Front Porch Decor


As you decorate your house, don’t forget about your front porch, especially since more people will see the outside of your house than they will the inside. This is a great place to put your giant pumpkins, cornucopias, colorful wreaths, and dried, yellow and orange plants.


15. Use the Fireplace


To make your home inviting for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to use the fireplace. Have the fire going every now and then. If you don’t have an electric fireplace and you don’t want to light a fire, light plain candles and bunch them together in your fireplace.


Pretty soon, your house will look just like Thanksgiving, reminding you, your family, and your guests of everything they have to be thankful for.