archive: February, 2012

point and shoot – 2.23.12

February 23, 2012

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this is my week told pictorially. if you’re new to point and shoot, you can catch up here!

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sprouting up!

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a nice surprise on my walk.

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my sunday work area (+ a sneak peek of a little website i’m working on!).

bonnie christine on a hike.

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started to print the pages to my portfolio!

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and voila! here they are!

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new cookbook!

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enjoyed a quick visit to the beach..

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and got to stick my toes in the sand.

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a magnificent sunset.

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making my desk prettier.

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my all time favorite snuggle pose.

love, bonnie.

do you have any favorite photos from your life this week? we would love to see, won’t you share the a link to them?

this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here. all photos by yours truly. :)

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tip-top pitch kit

February 23, 2012

Posted by in indie biz

hello friends! i’m excited to share with you this morning a new e-book just released by one of my favorite gals, jena from miss modish! it’s called the tip-top pitch kit and it’s all about how to pitch yourself and your business to blogs. pitching yourself to blogs can be one of the easiest and most successful avenues of ‘advertising’ you can have, but also one of the scariest! well have no fear- if you’re an artist/designer/maker looking for more exposure for your online shop, and products, this kit will teach you everything you need to know about pitching yourself to blogs.

 

you’ll learn:

– how to choose which blogs to submit to.

– what you should say in your pitch.

– how to grab an editor’s attention.

– and what really goes on after you hit send.

 

sound good? it gets better! not only does it include all of what miss jena has learned over the past 6 years as a professional blogger and biz woman, but also features insight from over 25 design bloggers (hint hint, you might see someone you know!!). :)

with 61 pages, there’s a LOT of awesome advice and know-how just waiting for you to read! head on over to the tip-top pitch kit shop to snag your copy today!

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be true

February 22, 2012

be true i thought this was a beautifully illustrated and lovely reminder for today. :)

image via dutch british love.

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ISWAS+WILLBE

i just can’t help but smile as i look at iswas+willbe’s beautiful handmade jewelry. it instantly takes me to lunch on a pier, walks on the beach and salt in the air. husband and wife team rex+telle lefler intentionally design each piece with a focus on showcasing rare, found and ethically sourced materials, and i love that they let us grab a glimpse of them through their product photography. head on over to iswas+willbe to shop around, and check out their website, too!

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be encouraged

February 21, 2012

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take chances. look at the bright side. be strong and regret nothing. be encouraged, friends! love, bonnie

all prints from the beautiful vapor qualquer: shop | blog | facebook | twitter

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coharu washi tape printer

February 21, 2012

Posted by in indie biz

washi tape printer

washi tape printer

washi tape printer

washi tape printer

washi tape printer

oh yes, this exists. and i think it’s pretty amazing! i discovered it over on le petit pot, and you can visit this post for purchase information and more lovely photos. i think this would make for some pretty darling presents, labels and packages, don’t you? plus, it’s so cute! :)

all photos: le petit pot

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instagram recreated

February 20, 2012

Posted by in photography

instagram

happy monday lovelies! it’s probably no secret that one of my favorite things to do is snap pictures with my iphone, usually using instagram. when i ran across this photo from colorise i absolutely loved it! for those of you who might not recognize it, he has recreated the look of the iphone app icon for instagram and then took a picture of it using, well, instagram. brilliant! you can check out more of his work here, i think you’ll enjoy browsing his amazing photos!

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Upcycled Shadow Box Shelf

February 20, 2012

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If you’re like me, you may have gone crazy with the clementines this winter. I ended up with five leftover clementine crates, and I don’t like tossing them out. Usually I keep them as extra storage bins for my crafts – at least, I keep the sturdier ones made out of wood. Then, it occurred to me that those crates could make really cute, free shadow box shelves on walls! With just a little paint or fabric, they could be dressed up and almost unrecognizable as they showcase photos, plants, art, sculpture, etc. They’re perfect for eclectic decor

Materials

– clementine crate(s)

– decorative elements such as fabric, patterned paper, paint, etc.

– tools such as hot glue, paint brush, scissors, etc.

I decided to cover the bottom of my crate with tangerine fabric. The same idea would work with solid or patterned paper. Alternatively, you could paint the crate with bright colors, or spray paint the whole thing one solid color.

To add a fabric base like I did:

1. measure and cut fabric to fit into base

2. one side at a time, apply hot glue along bottom edge of crate, pressing edge of fabric down before glue hardens

3. tuck fabric corners into corner holes (if they’re open like mine)

4. apple a dot of glue on each corner, pressing fabric corners into it to secure fabric

The great part about the wooden crates is that they usually have holes on the bottoms already – perfect for hanging the crate onto wall with nails or screws! Before decorating, just hold your crate up against the wall where it will hang, choose two holes for hanging, and mark their location on the wall with a pencil. Put the crate down, insert nails or screws into the wall at the markings, and hang finished crate on the wall. Perfect!

What are some things you have done with fruit crates?

ashley paul indie pretty project Out to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. Learning as she goes, she also spends her days writing Indie Pretty Projects and creating for her Etsy shop.

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