Wordless Wednesday * Iconic Magic Kingdom Symbols

January 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

Wordless Wednesday * Groomed Landscaping

January 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

Groomed landscaping, water gardens, woodland flowers, orchids, bonsai, and gardenias decorate EPCOT’s Future World and World Showcase.

Wordless Wednesday * When Pigs Fly

January 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Wordless Wednesday * Forecast: Hope Little

January 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

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A Day Of Beauty At Glamour Shots, Freehold NJ

December 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

The product featured was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

My daughter rang me up at daybreak hoping to be the first to wish me Happy Birthday. My husband beat her to it though then surprised me with a puppy dog. My youngest son called. His wife called. Their toddler son (with some help) called. The donut shop invited me in for complimentary coffee. A local restaurant served me a complimentary lunch. My insurance company sent its best wishes along with a taxi voucher should I celebrate. Glamour Shots invited me in for an exclusive blogger event. I felt very special inside. Thank you, one and all.

Now on the outside I felt special too. What a break for me! What a treat for me! First, Glamour Shots’ professional makeup artists and hairstylists shared their tips and tricks with me. Next, they pampered me. Last, their professional photographer did a photo shoot.

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Here’s before.

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Here’s an personal snap to compare against Glamour Shots.

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Complete with a true SURPRISE Happy Birthday rendition as I get to blow the symbolic candle out….

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Lines, wrinkles, bags, blemishes, teeth and eyes, and gray hair retouched. Who needs the Fountain of Youth when there is Glamour Shots ?

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I like taking portraits, but I can’t be in them and take them as well. I have been to Glamour Shots before. I plan to be at Glamor Shots again. Glamour Shots is a full service studio that specializes in portraits for women, families, kids. Its products– collages, wall portraits, acrylic panels, canvas wraps, photo books, phone cases, wallets, greeting cards and announcements– capture you alone or your passle’s moment in time the way you want to remember it. I personally recommend the personal consultants at the Freehold Raceway Mall location in NJ.

To learn more or find a location near you visit the Glamour shots website. You can also find Glamour Shots Freehold Raceway Mall on Facebook and Glamour Shots NY/NJ on Twitter.

Wordless Wednesday * Ring Out the Old; Ring In the New

December 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Book Review – Home by Carson Ellis

December 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

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  • Author & Illustrator: Carson Ellis
  • Reading Level: Juvenile Fiction, Pre-K/early Elementary, Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 40 pp.
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (February 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780763665296

 

The illustrations in picture books like picture book words teach early readers. Country house, apartment, wigwam, houseboat, palace, underground lair, RV, hive, or shoe–all these are homes to someone or something. Style reflects the who, and why of how one lives. Visual images like primers motivate new readers to think, draw conclusions, and figure out what is next.   The details in the surroundings of the homes Carson Ellis draws help us realize our own identities. It takes all kinds to make this world.

You can learn more on the Candlewick Press website. Candlewick Press is also on Facebook and Twitter.