Saturday, September 29, 2007

Embrace the Rainbow

Here is a little bit of happiness I wanted to share with you today. You may have heard this song from Apple's new iPOD Nano commercial (very neat little gizmo by the way). When I first heard it, I hunted down the full video to see if it was as cool as the little excerpt on TV. Yep, it was! I love how this video is so simple with its "rainbow" choreography when most videos tend to go hi-tech and special effects and all that jazz. This one just decided to have some fun. It makes me smile every time I see it/hear it. It's a little 'Retro meets Sesame Street'. But it will definitely put a smile on your face! Enjoy :)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Style Me Pretty

Now is the season when most brides begin the planning of their upcoming weddings. So I figured we could all use a little bit of design inspiration to go along with the planning. I recently came across style me pretty and found it inspiring to see just how creative brides were becoming in their wedding planning process. There are some really wonderful ideas throughout its pages thanks to the blog's creator - Abby Jean. Her sections cover: color palettes, food, fashion, paper goods, reception ideas, photography, and some very creative and chic 'how-to's. And I especially like the 'inspiration board' section. I did something similar when I was planning my own wedding and found it so helpful in figuring out all the little details and colors that I wanted to incorporate in our wedding. Plus, it gave me a great idea about how they would look in our photography. ^.^

So, if you are still in the process of planning your own wedding, why not head on over and find your own design inspiration.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Holiday Schedule

With Halloween candy and costumes starting to pop up, most of us probably aren't even thinking about Christmas. Well, I wanted to give everyone a heads about our Holiday ordering schedule so everyone can receive their albums and prints in time for the Holidays. Due to the custom nature of our albums, September 24th is the last day to place your album order for a Christmas delivery. This includes orders for Parent Albums and Coffee Table Books which make great Holiday gifts. Photographic prints and canvases ordered through November 20th will also arrive by Christmas. If you have any questions about ordering or need your albums before Christmas, contact us ASAP and we can work with you. ^_^

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Finally... The Truth! (About Food)

Where are you going to be tonight at 8pm? At home - maybe flipping channels? May I suggest you check out the Discovery Health Channel's new series "The Truth About Food". I caught the first two episodes last night and if they were any indication of what's in store tonight, you'll find me on the couch with the TV flickering and notepad in hand - ready to get healthy! (Yeah, I take notes. ^_^) I'm the kind of person that's glued to the TV with Mysteries of Ancient Egypt on or those addictive house flipping shows. Any show that I can learn new things that I didn't know before - I'm so there! Hence this series is a welcome addition to my cool new shows to watch list.

I learned so much like - tomatoes cut down the amount your skin burns in the sun! That's totally awesome news for us with fair skin that usually end up looking like tomatoes in the summer sun. This led me to today's tomato run to a local stand for some lovely ripe ones! I'm not too sure if I could eat 11 lbs of raw fruits, veggies, and nuts every day - as was tried in the first experiment. Even so, they do give tips on how you can make small changes to your diet and still receive some benefits.

This show is a win-win no matter how you look at it. So tonight, skip that rerun of House (the season premiere is next Tuesday anyway) and check out The Truth About Food. And eat a tomato! ^_^

As a side note: I'm also the kind of person that will bake tons of chocolate chip cookies and triple fudge heavenly goodness and feed it to you on a bed of vanilla sundaes. I'm not a health nut, but I'd like to believe that eating even just a little bit healthier will balance out all the yummy indulgences in life. :)

As a side running-off-the-page note: I guess this is where I say check your local listings and times for this show. I'm on the east coast so if you're in another time zone, the show time could vary.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fun with Animoto

I had to share this with everyone. I just read another blog post about - it's fun, its free and it makes your photos look fabulous! Simply supply 15 of your favorite photos, pick out some cool music from Animoto's selection or upload your own, then hit create. That's it! Now you have your very own hip and styling 30 second photo show - completely free and just that easy. If you don't like how it comes out, just hit the remix button and different effects are added to it. Animoto does offer a longer show option for $3.00 per show(with unlimited remixing) or $30.00 for a year of unlimited shows. I stuck with the free version and made this. ^_^ If you have time today, try making one yourself and post it in the comments. I'd love to see everyone's shows!

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Albums Revealed

I know I've been promising to show everyone our new sample albums since they first hit our doorstep. Well, here they are! They made their official debut last month at the DC Bridal Expo and we were very pleased with the response they got.

We are working with two amazing album companies who can custom create any size and shape album we design! Plus they have lots of cover options. They offer a huge variety of leathers, including suedes, custom glass tiles, photo insets, and my favorite - a sweet selection of metals. Below is a photo of our two albums together. The one in front is 14"x 11" with a natural suede covering. The one in back is 10"x 20" with a black leather spine and Titania metal cover.

Like our first Parent Album that we featured, these albums are Flush Mount. This means that the album pages are mounted on to thin yet firm boards. This protects your pages from warping over time thus extending the life of your album. It's such a brilliant idea!

Our albums are included in several of our Wedding Collections or they can be ordered anytime through our A La Carte items. Email me if you would like more information on pricing and options for your own custom album. If you are interested in viewing our Wedding Albums in person (which I highly recommend ^_^) please use our website's contact form or call us at 1.410.818.6748 to schedule your consultation. Thanks for stopping by! ~Cheers

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tagged! Part 2

It took me forever to get this done but here it is - 8 things about me.
  1. I love pet fish. My dream home would have an aquarium-sized fish tank.
  2. I was in a drama group for a few years in college. I fainted once when I sat up too fast to say my line.
  3. Me and my friends in high school made a short movie called Attack of the Killer Roadkill. It was filmed at the Sleepy Hollow Campground.
  4. I fell off of a 20ft tall slide when I was little and fractured my skull.
  5. I lived in Alaska for a year when I was 4.
  6. My favoritae book series is The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb.
  7. My middle name is Dusk.
  8. I have an Associate Degree in Game Design and Development.