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    Happy Fridays: Decor Pad Inspiration!

    August 24, 2012 | Posted by whitneyelizabeth

    One amazing benefit of hiring a professional portrait photographer is that your photographer will be able to help guide you on the who/what/when/where and how scenario of displaying your family photographs.  As a photographer I always come to ordering sessions with suggestions but I also love to hear my clients thoughts on where they would love to display their images.

    A wonderful resource that I always suggest for inspiration is DecorPad.  I love this website and their many examples of hanging framed prints and also decor!

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Kristen the designerKristen the designer

    Happy Fridays Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1!

    December 2, 2011 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    December is upon us and the holiday countdown has officially begun! Over the next few weeks we will be running a few special Happy Friday posts to feature gifts for all the important people in your life. One for the hims, one for the hers, and one for the little ones too! Hopefully they will help make your holiday shopping for 2011 a total breeze :)

    1 – For the photographer, these super cool camera lens traveling mugs from photojojo.com
    2 – Very hip Beats by Dre headphones with advanced speaker design, powered amplification, and active noise canceling
    3 -  Modern yet vintage – have it both ways with these fun knit ties
    4 – A Swiss Army Flash Drive for the techy outdoors-man
    5 – Who needs a tiny Bluetooth headset when you can use one of these awesome POP Phones to answer your phone calls
    6 – For the musician, a handy punch to make guitar picks from old credit cards, gift cards, hotel keys, and more!
    7 – Help him keep track of his favorite concerts and sporting events with this handy Ticket Stub Diary
    8 – Trouble waking up in the morning? This ingenious alarm clock will run away if you hit the snooze button!

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Kristen the designerKristen the designer

    Happy Fridays: Back to School Goodies!

    August 19, 2011 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    In honor of the first week back to school we are sharing some fun finds if you are in need of last minute school supplies!

    1 – Adorable animal themed backpacks from Skip Hop!

    2 – Super fun eraser ring, that comes in several different colors from Generate!

    3 – Modern lunchboxes that can be customized with included stickers. Available from Goodbyn.

    4 – Colorful wrapping paper from Paper Source perfect for covering text books!

    5 – Beautiful pencil tins from Susy Jack!

    6 – A robot pencil sharpener that winds up as you sharpen and then will walk across your desk.  Available from Think Geek.

    7 – Funny animal shaped scissors from Fiskars.

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Kristen the designerKristen the designer

    Happy Fridays: Blogs We Love!

    April 8, 2011 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    If you are passionate about paper, love a good set of stationery, or simply like to be inspired, Oh So Beautiful Paper is a blog for you! Started in 2008 by editor and publisher Nole Garey, OSBP is a modern blog with a wealth of great paper finds. From wedding suites, to business cards, birth announcements to custom stamps, Oh So Beautiful has it all! Even if you aren’t a paper fanatic, just stop on by to soak in a little of the creative juices. So many unique ideas, crafty projects and all kinds of original work, I am sure everyone can find something they like :)

    Even if paper may not be your thing, the photography featured on OSBP is gorgeous! If you ever need inspiration for shoot styling or lighting definitely check it out. I am constantly fascinated by product photography, especially when it’s done really well. Perfect back drop, perfect product, perfect accessories…always makes me happy!

    Oh So Beautiful Paper is certainly worth a little looksy…I promise you won’t regret it! Happy Friday!

    Kristen the designerKristen the designer

    Happy Fridays: Baby Shower Themes!

    February 18, 2011 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    So I recently stumbled across an amazing party planning blog full of some really great ideas for every possible party and occasion. Celebrations at Home has a range of content from DIY projects, to themes and decor, even delicious treats to serve. I skimmed through some of the baby shower posts and just had to share a few of my favorites here.

    Theme: Bold and Bright

    I am a total sucker for bright colors! And these 2 showers had the perfect combination of hues and tones to help tie it all together. You always run the risk with bright colors that decorations may look over the top, but the above images showcase great examples of how to avoid this. They chose their base colors and stuck to those for every little detail to ensure a harmonious spread. I especially love the table spread in the top image :)

    Theme: Backyard Shower

    I love the attention to all of the tiny details at this shower. From plates and napkins, to invites and favors, everything has that extra little personal touch. I also like the southern feel of a backyard wedding :)

    Theme: Garden Shower

    Now the above images are actually a birthday party, but they were simply too gorgeous not to share. Plus I think it would be super easy to take a lot of the birthday ideas and apply them to a baby shower with the same feel and decor. This shower was held in an actual greenhouse, which may not be doable for everyone, but you can always find foliage (fake or real) and spruce up a friends house or backyard!

    Theme: Pretty in Pink Shower

    I about died when I saw this one…definitely my favorite! How lucky was this mom to be? This is definitely a very detail oriented shower…lot’s of personalized tags, display cards, desserts, and favors! I imagine this was no easy feat to tackle. But, the overall theme is probably the simplest. Pick one color, maybe pink for a girl and blue for a boy, but really any color will do and stick with that one color for everything. Makes it much easier to pick out accessories and not have to make sure it is the exact right shade for each one. I actually really like the mixing of the different tones of pink. So gorgeous!

    Well I hope this provided everyone with some lovely baby shower inspiration! Make sure to check out Celebrations at Home for so many other wonderful ideas. Happy Friday!

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