Posted by melissa.t on March 9, 2013
If you’re like me, and I think you are, you’re slightly addicted to Pinterest. Am I right? And, do you love Pinterest for holiday ideas with kids?
So, with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter coming up, what great ideas are you finding on Pinterest?
We’ll share ours if you share yours!
Link up 1 or 2 of your favorite pins in the linky below! All we ask is you link directly to the pin, share no more than 2, and that you repin the other pins listed in return.
St. Patrick’s Day Favorites
Leprechaun Kisses Box from Dating Divas
Anti-Pinch Nail Polish from Eighteen25
Mix and Match Egg Sculptures from Mr. Printable
Easter Necklace from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Eggheads from Nurture Store
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Posted by melissa.t on December 14, 2012
This holiday season, find gifts that allow your child to imagine; toys that are open-ended! That’s why we call ourselves Imagine Toys because we think all our toys offer that opportunity.
Toys that use imagination:
- are simple
- don’t have batteries
- don’t do all the thinking for the kid
- are open-ended
- allow the child to imagine the play
Read this post on why imaginative, open-ended toys are best for children’s brain and development.
Gifts that Give Imagination
FREE (because you already have them)
Doctor & Jungle Animals
MEDIUM TO HIGH COST
Indoor – Outdoor Tent
You get the idea, right?
You are looking for a toy that a child can play with for hours, using his or her imagination to develop a pretend play scenario.
These are the toys that are not just best for your kids, but that they will like the best!
Top Photo credit: I, Timmy / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA
Posted by melissa.t on November 30, 2012
With the holidays coming up, we’ll all be taking lots of photographs. To get the best photos, remember a few important things: some you know, some you might not.
1. Charge your battery.
2. Turn off the flash unless it’s night. Trust me, the color will look much better without flash.
3. Go for the close-ups. Zoom or move closer than usual.
4. De-messify the background. Too much clutter distracts from your photographs.
5. Don’t center your subjects. Instead of putting your kids in the middle of the shot, move the camera so they’re off-center.
6. Go for different angles: low on the ground, or high above your subject.
7. Take lots and lots of photographs. Odds are better you’ll have the perfect shot with more to choose from.
Want more suggestions?
More photography tips:
16 Photography Tips for Christmas, Digital Photo School
Christmas Bokeh, Mom and Camera
How to Get Better Photos of Your Baby, Babble
Close-Up photo by reiserloh; group photo by gobucks2