Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Growing up my mom and I would spend quite a bit of time together. Mainly, it was me having to sit quietly while Oprah gave "life lessons" but quality time none the less. I remember often looking out of the corner of my eye to see if the typical episode of "How de-cluttering my house changed my life." or "Empowering your spirit empowers life" has already gotten my mom crying, and most of the time it had. I'd then turn with harsh disbelief and say: "Are you crying over this!? " (I was a sensitive young lad)  The balled up tissues that ensued quickly was my reminder to shut my mouth and "enjoy" the rest of the show. 

I don't know if it's an age thing or what but I am my mother's daughter. After many years of claiming:  "No animal will ever, ever, EVER be allowed on my couch"..."I would NEVER let an animal sleep in the same bed as me..." "I hate little dogs!"... I find myself with a house full of people over for Sunday lunch and I've locked myself in my room crying over this little dog that I've been dog sitting for two weeks and now have to back! Needless to say I spooned every minute with the little guy on my couch, and I barely slept at night because I didn't want to "disturb the dog" who inadvertently had taken over my side of the bed. 

I wasn't ready to let him go and here I picture the people in my living room saying: "Are you crying over this!?" At this point I'd like to apologize to my mom for the many Oprah episodes I've mocked you over. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Season New Gear...

Every February I take the month off from capturing marital bliss to let my carpel tunnel calm itself, catch up on much needed sleep, and most interestingly to you, get lots of new products that I think you will absolutely love! I can't post all the details here but I will get you a brief description of what's new this year and if you have any questions feel free to let me know. 

It's hard to pick a favorite to start with but I guess the most "revolutionary" in my mind is the concept of Pictage gift cards. As many of you know Pictage is who I get all my albums, prints, and fun photo gear from. They're the #1 photo company in the world and their work is absolutely stunning! With being amazing they do have a bit of a cost however, I found their work to be creatively unmatched and worth every penny. Don't have a penny to spare? Gift cards my friends, gift cards. In the coming months you'll be rushing off to the nearest Crate & Barrel or Bed Bath & Beyond (who has a killer return policy by the way) to register. You'll scan frames and homely art decor to your hearts delight. How sweet would it be if you could register for the pictures that will go into those frames? Now you can...Anywhere you are letting your guests know where you are registered let them know about giftcards via pictage.com. In a sense you are registering for your wedding album, your prints, canvas art, you name it! Do you really need a 5th spatula? Or are you wanting a piece of personalized art for your home?    
So remember... Tell your guests about gift cards at: pictage.com You can also have people order these at anytime. Don't know what you want for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday? Here ya go!

Sorry that was long. I'll try and be quick from here. 

Revolutionary Albums...

Pictage has made my heart skip a beat with their new Japanese Linen Albums...You still have the unlimited design options that we love about Pictage but now you can choose this gorgeous handmade Japanese cloth to beautifully envelope the memories of your big day. 

Other New & Sweet Cover Design Options..

Art Box...

These sloppy border matted art prints are interchangeable. When wanting to refresh and display a new look just grab another print from the box. Most often displayed on a small art easel. They're inexpensive and can switch as easily as your mood. Love it. 

Photo Guest Sign In Book...

Still the most often thing I see at Weddings is a book that the guests sign their names on. Really...How often are you going to look back at someone's signature? You're way more likely to cherish a personalized message from a guest especially when your own picture memories are accompanying it.   

Lastly... A more affordable Parent Album Option...

A Parent Pic Book: 

Let me know if you have any questions! Even if your wedding day has already occurred it's not too late to get in on these great options! Especially with the gift cards as we all have birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and special occasions. (: