Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Eco-Friendly Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

by Paige Minteer 

Mark your calendars for April 22, 2017

Earth Day

Go Green! Earth Day is approaching, and what a wonderful excuse to throw a green-themed soiree! The key to an Earth Day party is making each element as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible!  Use environmentally friendly invitations, party decor, and party favors. Even create your menu using fresh, local, organic ingredients.

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Rent a Digital Camera for Your Special Event or Vacation!

Rent Sony a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Rent a Sony a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Rent a Digital Camera for Your Special Event or Vacation!

Are you hosting a special event  or taking a vacation and want photos that are seriously better than the ones you can capture via your phone camera? Yet have no interest in investing in a professional photographer let alone spring for the cost of the equipment. Have we found an option for you! If you have not yet heard, Tiny Prints‘ sister company BorrowLenses allows you to rent digital camera equipment for a fraction of the cost of purchasing it.

We love this idea because seldom do most of us need a professional quality camera, it would be great to have occasionally. Yes, you do need to plan a bit in advance so it can be delivered to your door in time. But at least you will know that next time you need a camera you can again choose from the latest technology and will not be stuck with an outdated camera unsuited for your current needs.

Which Camera to Rent

Since we know so little about cameras, we have been reluctant to recommend any, but today we found this fabulous camera review by David Pogue on the Sony a6300 camera. And after checking that BorrowLenses actually carries this camera, felt compelled to share. According to the article this Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera retails for $1,150 with a lens ($998.00 for the body only) but BorrowLenses offers the exact same Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera for $68.00 plus the cost of a lens of your choosing.

Think Holiday Cards!

One more thought >> BorrowLenses even offers a three day rental option for just $47.00 plus the cost of the lens which might be ideal if you want to spend an entire weekend trying to capture the perfect holiday card photo. They even have portrait packages that include all the equipment needed for taking perfect portraits. Continue Reading →

Blurb Photo Books – Capture the Memories! (15% Off thru April 30th)

Blurb Photo Book: Washington DC Photo Book Cover

Blurb Photo Books – Capture Your Memories with Professional Bookstore Quality Binding, Paper & Printing!

I finally finished sprucing up my house with all the my great One Kings Lane finds so I can now concentrate my efforts  on creating my next Blurb Photo Book.  I want this one to capture all the memories and amazing photographs my husband and I made when visiting his brother Andy in Washington D.C.. last Fall.

Both of us had worked at the White House many moons ago and it had been ages since we have gone back to visit so we felt like kids again – wide eyed and energized by DC's dramatic architecture, constant political banter, and great eats.

As I began pulling my favorite photos, I knew right away that Blurb was the perfect platform for this type of photo book.  Although I love Shutterfly for my everyday snapshots, I turn to Blurb when I want a more artistic, professional style product.  Blurb is perfect for professional and amateur photographers, designers, and book-lovers since they are obsessed with quality and sticklers about top-notch binding, gorgeous paper, and professional printing.

Blurb books are bookstore-quality – you'll want to share and show them off for years to come.

And best yet, Blurb is running an April special:

Blurb Photo Book: Washington Monument Photo BooK Cover

Blurb Photo Book: Washington DC Eagle Photo BooK Cover

Make a Blurb Book by April 30th and take 15% off with promo code APRIL15!

I am pretty sure I have decided on this photo of the Capital for my cover photo but would love your input,  Do you agree or prefer either this photo of an American Bald Eagle we spotted in a leafless tree as we strolled the Mall or this stylized photo of the Washington monument?

Party Hearty!

Turn Facebook Photos into a Shutterfly Photo Book

Turn Facebook Photos into a Shutterfly Photo Book!

Shutterfly + Facebook

Now creating memories has become  easier than ever! Shutterfly members can now also create photo books with Facebook pictures. Plus, members can also use their own or friends' albums or any photo they are tagged in!

Benefits of a Free Shutterfly Membership

Securely store your images for a lifetime—at no cost. We never delete photos
Get guaranteed 100% customer satisfaction
Benefit from award-winning customer service
Store your pictures, just as they are, at full resolution

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