Creative ways to spend your time on a layover between flights

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The idea of packing our bags, sweeping through the airport in a pair of oversized sunglasses, and glamorously boarding a plane can be wonderful, but in reality, it usually involves a pair of sweats and lots of fidgeting. Plus, the layover between flights can just prolong the pain. Have no fear; all the time on the ground doesn’t have to be wasted as there are plenty of creative ways to spend your layovers.

Get up and moving

If you have just been sat on a plane for hours, you may not want to spend the next few sat in an airport lounge waiting for your connecting flight. Now, you don’t have to. The time in between flights is a great way to get active before your next stint on the plane. To top it off, many airports now have built-in gyms or yoga studios that offer up the perfect space to exercise. If not, find a quiet area and get stretching. It will feel so good.

Get out and about

If you have a long layover and you’re struggling with things to do, then why waste your time in the airport? This is the perfect time to have a whistle-stop tour of the local area without having to fork out on expensive stays. You could take it all in by booking a tour, heading to the local museums, or taking a walk and seeing where you end up. It’s like you get two vacations in one thanks to your brief visit to a brand new city.

Pack some games

Many airlines let passengers take a backpack or handbag on as a carry-on. Some items are a must, but there is always room for some layover entertainment. Why not fill some of it with a board game or two? After all, Monopoly alone can take hours. Board games won’t take up too much room (especially travel versions of them) and will give you a chance to unwind before cramming yourself back on the next plane.

Make new friends

Chances are you’ll be surrounded by people all going to the same place. If you are looking for a creative way to spend your layover time or you’re traveling on your own, then the airport can be the perfect place to make some new friends. Who knows, you could be sitting next to someone that knows some hidden gems where you’re headed. All it takes is saying “hello” and you could have made yourself a new travel buddy.

Get drawing or writing

Sometimes inspiration for creativity just takes finding a new space to work. If you’re suffering from writer’s block or looking for something new to draw then watching the world pass by at the airport can offer up plenty of new ideas. Maybe it is an overheard conversation? Or perhaps it is the view out of the window? Whatever it is that gets the creative juices flowing – this could be the perfect source of inspiration.

Freebies

Many airports offer up freebies of all kinds that are yours for the taking. It could be using the free wifi to call a loved one, catch up on emails, or watch a movie, or using the complimentary amenities on offer. If you’re lucky, there could be a free spa that will help you relax before the next part of your trip. Or there could be a games area that has foosball, air hockey, or any other arcade games. Before you know it, you’ll hear your flight being called.

Layovers don’t have to be boring. In fact, they can be the perfect opportunity to catch up on the creativity you have been missing in your travels. No longer do you have to find yourself watching the clock. Now, you could be wishing the hours would last even longer.

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On a clear, humid day in August 1969, a photographer climbed up a stepladder in the middle of a north London street and adjusted his Hasselblad.

Then, as a policeman directed confused traffic, four men stepped onto the zebra crossing and began to march, back and forth.

“Come on, hurry up now, keep in step,” John Lennon barked.

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“A lot of brands use wholesale for awareness and put their best-selling products on their own site,” said Hruska. “So the consumer has to jump through all these hoops before they can purchase a $ 300 sweatshirt. With Seam, we want to reimagine what that looks like.”
Seam is a men’s and women’s shopping app set to launch this summer that was cofounded by Hruska, the chief executive officer, and Jake Woolf, the editorial director. Nate Brown, who cofounded Studio Institute, a creative firm that’s worked with artists including Beyoncé and Jay Z on tour visuals, is a partner and a strategic adviser who worked helped design the app.
Similar to Farfetch, Seam will serve as a marketplace, but instead of partnering with boutiques, Seam works directly with brands and designers and the app will mirror the product available on their e-commerce sites. Woolf said because Seam holds no inventory

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Creative ways to document your travels

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The great thing about traveling, besides the obvious of experiencing new cultures, new tastes and smells and just taking some time off, is mostly, the idea that you accumulate memories that will stay for a lifetime. You may not realize it at first, because we are so busy, whether we like it or not, to deal with going back to our mundane routine, but the hype and adrenaline you experienced while traveling, doesn’t necessarily have to end once you go back home. The ‘post travel blues’ that many people may feel can easily be cured by just a few simple things. One of them is to find a way to document your experiences and memories in a creative way.

Each and every person absorbs their journey differently, and the things they see in the outside world are taken in in endless ways, therefore it only makes sense that there will be countless ways in which their journey could be documented. The only ‘problem’ is that not everyone knows what to do with all of these memories, and that’s where we step in.

These days, we are used to constantly snapping pictures at every given chance with our phones, so you can only imagine how hectic it can get when traveling. The thing with capturing the moment with our phone, is that it’s just for that given moment, and if we don’t instantly share it on social media, filter it with our Insta account or send it to someone close, it can get lost, not literally, but lost down your phone memory lane. It’s time to go a little DIY and upgrade your personal space and let your inner wanderlust shine through your home’s walls.

Framed Memories

We realize that the idea of actually framing your pictures sounds far fetched, because it involved actually going out to the the store and printing your photos, but if you pass that hurdle, you will come to realize that only good and pretty things can come out of it. However, if you really want yo get creative, you can frame all kind of different souvenirs like the local currency, the tickets you bought along your trip or just postcards you collected from different places.


A Recipe for a good trip:

These are some good news for all you foodies out there. Whether you want to admit it or not, you know that 99% of your travel goals have to do with food and trying out the local cuisine. At the end of the day, it’s really all about the food, the restaurants, the tastes and the smells, so what better way to keep track of your culinary experiences than keeping a recipe journal with all of your favorite dishes from your favorite.

Scratch it off:

If you don’t have that inner DIY bug, you can also just purchase this World Scratch Map from the Urban Outfitters online store. The basic idea is that you get a classic world map that is topped with foil that can be scratched off and that way all the places you’ve been to stand out, so you will always have a memory of where you’ve been to. It’s just a very authentic and raspy way to keep track of your travels and adventures.

Let’s get digital:

Now, we know it’s a little bit of going back to the whole digital sphere and less about ‘home made’ idea, but keeping a travel blog will not only help you keep track of your different experiences you accumulate along the way and document them in the easiest possible way, it will allow you to talk about your journey many more days and months after you return home.

If these walls could travel:

If you really want to make a creative statement at your own personal space, you can always choose one wall or one corner that will be dedicated entirely to your memories. That way, whenever you will pass it by, you’ll have a very sweet memory. Oh, and it’s also a very great way to make a creative statement.

Store it pretty:

This creative bookshelf keepsafe kit is actually one of the brightest and most gorgeous things we’ve seen so far. It’s so simple, yet stylish and useful that we wonder how we haven’t thought about it before. Just take a wooden store box, paint it with whatever color you feel and place on your bookshelf. The secret is to have a box that can open up and can store up things inside, for example all of your tickets, maps, postcards and more.

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7 Creative (and Legal) Ways to Make Money From Music Festivals


The clouds are clearing. The temperatures are warming.

That means it’s time for crop tops and cutoff shorts — err, I mean music festival season.

Austin, Texas, always sees big crowds for South by Southwest in March, then Austin City Limits in October. Chicago’s got Lollapalooza in April and Pitchfork in July. Then you’ve got the staples like Coachella and Bonnaroo. And don’t forget about the tours that stop by mid- to small-sized towns. We betcha there’s something coming to your town this year.

(Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Fyre Festival will recover from its incident in 2017…)

But you won’t catch me at any music festivals this year. Or ever, really. I’m not a huge fan of getting thrown into a pit with sweaty bodies, eardrum-bursting music and, um… wafting aromas.

Cut the bright lights. Turn the music down.

I’m being a bit of a curmudgeon here, but music festivals just aren’t my thing. What is my thing, though, is making money.

How to Make Money at Music Festivals (Without a Ticket)

Sure, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to make money inside these festivals. But if that’s not your scene, here are tons of ways to make money without dropping hundreds of dollars for a ticket.

1. Rent Your Extra Room to Out-of-Towners

Have a spare room? Might as well use Airbnb to make some money by renting it out.

If you’re a good host with a desirable space, you could add hundreds — even thousands — of dollars to your savings account with Airbnb.

And there’s no reason you can’t be creative. We found a guy who earns $ 1,380 a month renting out a backyard tent on Airbnb.

A few simple steps can make the difference between a great experience and a less-than-satisfactory one.

Here are some tips:

  • Make your space available during high-demand times in your area.
  • Be a good host, and stock your place with the toiletries you’d expect at a hotel — toilet paper, soap and towels.
  • Be personable. A lot of travelers turn to Airbnb for the personal touch they won’t find at commercial properties.

Here’s the link to sign up as an Airbnb host.

(Hosting laws vary from city to city. Please understand the rules and regulations applicable to your city and listing.)

2. Rent out Your RV or Camper

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How many people do you know who bought an RV for one awesome camping trip or (ahem) music festival… only to look back a few years later and realize they don’t use it as much as they thought they would?

If you’re in that boat (er, camper), you can turn your unused RV into cash.

You can rent your RV to other travelers through RVshare, a peer-to-peer rental marketplace.

How much you’ll earn per day will vary based on your location and the type of vehicle you have. We ran a quick hypothetical and found that Class A models made in the past 15 years range from $ 185  to $ 375 a night here in St. Petersburg, Florida!

That’s a smart way to make your pricy RV pay for itself — or to bank some cash for your next big road trip.

To see how much you could earn renting out your RV, enter the specs here.

3. Shuttle Festival-Goers Around Town

Need a fun, flexible way to earn money while also meeting lots of new people?

Try driving with Lyft.

Demand for ride-sharing has been growing like crazy, and it shows no signs of slowing down. To be eligible, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old with a year of driving experience, pass a background check and own a car made in 2007 or later.

We talked to Paul Pruce, who’s been driving full-time with Lyft for over a year. He earns $ 750 a week as a driver.

Best of all, he does it on his own time. You can work days, nights or weekends — it’s up to you!

4. Cure the Munchies

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Ahhh, the sweet smell of takeout stinking up your car.

OK, it might not be the most appealing thing in the world — you might want to crack a few windows, depending on the type of cuisine you’re delivering — but Uber Eats offers flexible food-delivery opportunities.

Here are more details:

  • Uber Eats is all over the U.S. — and the world, really.
  • Drivers are paid a pick-up fee, for the distance traveled and a drop-off fee. Uber takes a service fee. Delivery partners can cash out up to five times a day with instant pay.
  • Schedule is flexible.
  • Requirements may vary by location: You must…
    • Be at least 19 years old if delivering by car.
    • Deliver via car (must be a 1997 or newer with at least two doors), bike, scooter or foot depending on your area.
    • Pass a background check.
    • Have a valid driver’s license and insurance (if you deliver by car or scooter).

For all the information you need, head over to the Uber Eats sign-up page.

5. Rent out Your Parking Space

Event parking is never cheap — or even all that close to the venue. If you live nearby, list your parking space or driveway.

Renting out your parking space is an easy way to make a little extra money in a day’s time, and no maintenance is required.

You can list your space through a number of websites. Check out our guide to renting your parking spot.

6. Offer Your Pet Sitting or Babysitting Services

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Music festival attendees aren’t always livin’ young, wild and free. Sometimes they’re adults who have responsibilities and who are responsible but might just want a day or weekend to unwind.

That’s where you can help. Offer your pet-sitting or babysitting services. List your availability through a platform like Care.com. There, you can connect with potential clients and help adults get some much-needed time to relax.

7. Work the Festival (If You Dare)

If you’re not allergic to patchouli oil, see if the music festival nearby is hiring. You might be able to make some quick money by working at a concession stand, directing traffic or working security.

Chances are you can search the music festival and it’ll have a jobs page for you to peruse.

Forget the Tunes: Watch That Cash Flow

All right, grumps (read: me).

Before you grab your ear plugs and hibernate all weekend (or week) while those youngins take over your town, set up a way to make money from the situation.

And in the meantime, let’s just observe a moment of silence for Fyre Festival.

Carson Kohler (carson@thepennyhoarder.com) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She prefers sitting inside, sipping some sweet lemonade and reading a book with her cat by her side.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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Hedi Slimane Named New Creative Director of Céline

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Big things are happening in the fashion world.

This morning, news broke that fashion designer Hedi Slimane will be taking on a huge new role at Céline, succeeding the beloved Phoebe Philo and leading the brand into previously uncharted territory. According to WWD, the 49-year-old French tastemaker has been hired as Céline’s new artistic, creative and image director, a post he’ll start on February 1.

Slimane is a big name in the world of high fashion, as he was previously the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. Then, from 2012 to 2016, he worked as the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent.

Slimane won’t just be taking the reigns of Céline’s women’s clothing, either. He’ll also be leading the brand into the menswear, couture, and fragrance worlds.

“I have been a great admirer of his work since we collaborated on Dior Homme, which he launched to global acclaim in the 2000s,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH, said in a statement. “His arrival at Céline reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for this maison. Hedi will oversee all creativity for both women’s and men’s fashion, but also for leather goods, accessories and fragrances. He will leverage his global vision and unique esthetic virtuosity in further building an iconic French maison.”

Slimane’s first collections for Céline will be revealed during Paris Fashion Week in September, and we honestly can’t wait.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Creative Director Leaves Naughty Dog

Shaun Escayg, the creative director on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, is leaving Naughty Dog after seven years with the studio.

“Seven years ago I joined the talented team at @Naughty_Dog on a project still in its infancy, The Last Of Us,” wrote Escayg on Twitter. “Well, the rest is history. Left Behind, Uncharted 4 were fleeting and Uncharted The Lost Legacy pushed my creative growth even further — I will miss all my dogs.”

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Creative New Year’s Eve Decorating Ideas Using Balloons

It’s that time of year again! Time to resolve to have a better 2018 while making the most of the rest of 2017. If you’ve got a New Year’s Eve party on the horizon and you’re puzzling over decorations, let us help get the creative juices flowing – keep reading for DIY-able decorating inspiration using balloons. 

 

A New Year’s Eve Balloon Clock  

What you’ll need: 12 gold balloons, a helium tank, black self-adhesive vinyl or large number stickers, black curling ribbon, clear tape, black cardstock paper, painter’s tape 

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A Balloon-Covered Ceiling 

What you’ll need: golden balloons, a helium tank, ribbons, scissors (to curl the ribbons, if desired), Polaroid’s 

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A Champagne Balloon Display 

What you’ll need:Mylar champagne balloon, balloon pump, microfilament (fishing line), sewing needle, scissors, balloons in assorted colors and sizes, spray paint, spray adhesive, crafting glitter, painter’s tape 

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Glow Stick Balloons 

What you’ll need: white balloons, balloon pump or a helium tank, assorted glow sticks 

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Visit Say Yes for full instructions on how to DIY these Glow Stick Balloons. 

 

Confetti-Filled Balloons 

What you’ll need: transparent balloons, balloon pump or helium tank, assorted confetti 

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Visit Wide Open Country for full instructions on how to DIY these Confetti-Filled Balloons. 

 

We hope these DIYs help you blow your guests away this New Year’s Eve! 

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Creative Applications for Pantone’s Color of the Year at Your New Year’s Eve Party

It’s official! Pantone has dubbed Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year and the masses seem to have mixed feelings about it. The unexpected hue certainly comes as a surprise, especially when compared to the 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, which was famed for it’s nature-inspired subtly. But don’t discount it yet because Ultra Violet has a lot to offer. Symbolic of visionary thinking, unconventionality, artistic brilliance, and spirituality, this positivity-packed hue is bound to make a splash when integrated into your New Year’s Eve decorating scheme. Keep reading for some applications I’m drawn to. 

 

For Your Photo Booth Backdrop 

An Ultra Violet photo backdrop is bound to lend your photos coveted WOW quality. Make sure you booth is well lit to ensure you get the most out of the sparkle.  

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For Your String Lights 

These effervescent fairy lights are chock-full of whimsy, and as an added plus, they’re LED, meaning they’re durable, safe, and worth their price tag. 

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For Your Wall Decor 

This fringy garland works as part of a photo booth backdrop or to cover up the crayon marks your toddler left on the wall. I can also envision it on the backs of chairs, or fastened to the stair railing. I especially like how Ultra Violet is integrated into a fairly classical New Year’s Eve color scheme. 

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Creative Ways to Impress Your Guests

The holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry, and what better way to bring merriment to you, your family, and any out-of-town guests than with an unexpected gadget – (or five). Keep reading for our crowd-pleasing picks, guaranteed to impress even your most Grinch-y of guests.  

 

ELA Smart Lighting System by Lumenari 

Smart home systems are perhaps the most contemporary way to impress your guests this holiday season, and the ELA Smart Lighting System by Lumenari does just that and then some. The ELA System is highly customizable, easy-to-install (just replace a light bulb), and comes equipped with unique features such as controllable color temperature and brightness and a mood set feature, so you can “set your lights to how you (and your guests) feel.” 

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A Color Changing Magical Moon Lamp 

If the name of this product hasn’t won you over yet, how about the fact that it is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and battery rechargeable?  

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A Professional Level Bar Shaker Set 

This product, geared at “novice bartenders” and “seasoned mixologists” alike, is bound to help you make a splash at your holiday soirée, (but not literally, thanks to patented LiquiSeal technology).  

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A Novelty Charcuterie Board 

Cater to all palates this holiday season with a homemade charcuterie board (http://marcandmandy.com/video/charcuterie-board-diy/) chock-full of sweet, salty, and spicy flavor components. (And give it a holiday twist with a thematic board like this one!) 

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Visit Ebay to shop this Christmas-themed Novelty Charcuterie Board. 

 

A Deluxe Wine Charm Collection 

These adorable charms, courtesy of BohemianFindings, are the wine glass accessories you didn’t know you needed (but definitely do need)! You can even send your guests home with a charm or two as party favors. 

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This comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative in just four panels

This comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative in just four panels


This comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative in just four panels

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a freelancer and working for yourself, one comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative. Long-story short? It’s not as easy as you may think. Being a freelancer requires serious self-discipline, self-motivation, and balancing several responsibilities at once — to name just a few requirements. And then it comes with plenty of awkward complications. Like figuring out how to file your taxes.

Plus, there’s the whole getting-paid-thing, which is a whole other issue — how much money to charge, how quickly your client(s) will pay you, etc. And, let’s say you’re a writer or artist — some places may want you to work for free. Yup, FREE. Think about other jobs, an architect for instance. Can you imagine a client asking them to work for free? Here, design this building for us, but we can’t pay you… Luckily, one comic artist knows our pain.

This comic strip nails those freelance creative annoyances on the head.

As funny as this comic is, anyone who’s an artist or writer can likely relate — and the fact that a newspaper had printed it is ironic since some print and online publications ~don’t~ pay and ~do~ believe exposure is payment enough.

Want to know more? The artist is Rick Detorie.

You can find his work online and on Amazon. We’re grateful that @XenoStateOfMind, the Twitter user who shared the strip, went out of their way to give the artist credit. They also explained why they shared it online — and it wasn’t for personal exposure.

Hear, hear! And the Twitterverse found it just as relatable.

It’s not easy to hack the freelance life. But seeing comics like this from other creatives who get it makes it a little bit easier. When you find an artist or writer you love, support their work. We know we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for Rick Detorie in the future.



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7 creative ways to document the first day of school

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Jennifer Borget

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Taking photos on the first day of school is a growing trend that many families participate in. It’s a fun and exciting way to get the new school year off to a great start. However, why just take photos when you can use this opportunity to make a permanent record of the big day?

Here are six ways to document the first day of school using photos:

1. Take a photo holding a sign. On a chalkboard, dry erase board or construction paper write the date, the school year and first day of school. Then, take a photo of your child holding the sign. She can also write a special message on the bottom that says what she wishes the first day will be like, things she loves or what she wants to be when she grows up to make the first day of school even more memorable.

2. Use a balloon to document her first day. Write the first day of school on the balloon using a magic marker. Use a large balloon so you have plenty of room to write your message. You can also add the date, school year or any other message she wants to portray on this exciting first day of school.

3. Make a banner. Write the first day of school, the date and the school year on the banner or write a message to your child saying something like, “have a great first day of school” along with the date. Have your child stand under it when taking the photograph.

4. Make a scrapbook. Take before and after school photos and place them in the scrapbook. Underneath each one write down what your child was feeling when it was taken. For example, was she feeling excited, nervous, a little scared or ready to start the day in the first photo? In the second one, was she still feeling excited, happy and ready for a new day? This is something you can add to all year to see how she changes from the first to the last day of school.

5. Take a photo of your kids holding a life-size picture frame around their face. Write the date and school year, back to school and the date or whatever message you want to display around the frame and take a picture.

6. Get creative with chalk. Writing messages on a chalkboard is very popular but if you want to get a little more creative, write your message on the side of a wall or sidewalk and have your child stand or sit beside it as you take the photo.

7. Take a picture in their classroom. If your school allows it, and it’s your child’s first day of kindergarten you may want to accompany your child to their classroom and take a photo of their new desk in their new room as they kick a new school year off.

Documenting the first day of school is a great way to preserve this moment forever. Every time you see the photos, you’ll remember when your child was that age. It will also help her remember her childhood more vividly. The images will contain all of the information about that day and maybe even exactly how she was feeling at that moment.

And for more tips on photographing your family,  check out my blog Cherish365.

Jennifer Borget is a domestically-challenged part-time journalist, and a full-time mom. She’s a photographer and storyteller challenging families to cherish and make the most of every day on at Cherish365.com To catch more of her motherhood journey, follow @JenniferBorget on Instagram and join her #Cherish365 community on Facebook.

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Husband and father of four Brandon Sistrunk won’t be home for the holidays this year, but that didn’t stop his wife Ashley from making sure they posed for their family Christmas card together.

Brandon is a staff sergeant in the Air Force currently deployed overseas in Iraq. Ashley and their four kids live thousands of miles away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, so she needed to get creative to make the group shot a reality.

Ashley’s mother took a photo of her and the kids, and a military friend of Brandon’s took a picture of him. Ashley then stitched the two images together in Photoshop and shared it with friends on social media. It was picked up by local news station KKTV 11 on Saturday and has since gone viral.

“Having a piece of your heart across the world, fighting for your country. It’s just a whole other level of emotions,” she said

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Ashley also told KKTV that life as a military wife has been tough on her and the kids. Brandon was deployed during three of the children’s births and was unable to make it home.

“We tell the kids, ‘Yes, other kids have their daddy home right now,’” she said. “But their daddy is out being a superhero, keeping our country safe and that’s important ― that’s an important job.”

On Instagram, Ashley said that the holidays are a particularly difficult time for the family. 

“I hate wanting to wish away a holiday,” she wrote. “Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, but with Brandon gone and the kids begging to have him home on Christmas, it just won’t be the same. I know we are supposed to ‘live for today!’, but I wish I could wake up tomorrow and have it be late January!”

Fortunately, Brandon is set to return home to his family early next year. 

“[The kids] adore him,” Ashley told FOX21. “He will do anything for them. So I miss him actually being able to come home at the end of the day and they yell ‘Daddy!’”

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

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Dressing 9 to 5–What the Most Stylish Women Wear to Work: Steven Alan Creative Director Aï Bihr

by HAYLEY PHELAN | edited by ANNY CHOI

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Photo: Cedric Bihr

When it comes to building her wardrobe, Aï Bihr certainly has a lot of options. As Steven Alan’s creative director, Bihr has a whole store’s worth of goodies right at her fingertips — and is in the enviable position of being able to actually create exactly the kind of garment she’d like to wear. And if that wasn’t enough to make you wish you were in her shoes, Bihr speaks multiple languages, has lived in Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York, holds degrees in both neuroscience and pattern-making. Here, she gives us the scoop on what she wears to work.

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On a work day, I try to wear mostly Steven Alan because it’s good for me to wear what we’ve made; if we need to improve something or if something’s not working great, then I know it. I love to wear a big Steven Alan shirt — I usually get something a bit oversize. So I’ll wear a men’s extra-large reverse seam in white, with a pair of jeans we’ve made. I also have a lot of old Levi’s because I collect a lot of denim. I love a 501, but I like to buy a big men’s size and then cut the legs so they’re kind of wide and cropped. I go to a lot of vintage stores to hunt for them; when I lived in Paris I went every weekend to look at the flea markets. I’m also a big vintage eyewear collector and have really loved designing the Steven Alan Optical collection.

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Rag & Bone Clara denim bucket hat, $ 39; intermixonline.com; Steven Alan Optical Wentworth glasses in light stripe tortoise, $ 195; stevenalanoptical.com; Levi’s 501 CT jeans, $ 80; mrporter.com; Steven Alan x Beauty & Youth Loose Turkey cotton crewneck tee, $ 98; stevenalan.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of Intermixo; Courtesy of stevenalanoptical.com; Courtesy of mrporter.com; Courtesy of stevenalan.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Aï Bihr

On my feet, I usually have sneakers or oxfords. Or like, a penny loafer. My whole team knows I’m addicted to these Japanese high tops called Shoes Like Pottery. I wear them constantly, year round. I don’t want to be boring, but I always look the same! Even if there’s a corporate event or I have to make a presentation, I always look the same. I try to stay very consistent and have been very consistent for a long time. I’ve always worn a lot of jumpsuits–whatever brand I go to, I make jumpsuits for them. They’re kind of great because they’re so versatile. You can even tie the sleeves at the waist and they make really great pants that way. I have a nice collection of vintage jumpsuits, some from the Yves Saint Laurent Safari collection, and I’ll wear those tied at the waist or zip them up and belt them. And if I’m wearing a jumpsuit like that I might add a little heeled sandal. Maryam Nassir Zadeh makes beautiful shoes. If I do go to a party and I feel like wearing something a little bit different I’ll put on sandals from Maryam. One of my best friends, Mona, designs A Détacher and she makes really beautiful skirts and dresses. I recently bought an indigo skirt/culotte thing from her. It’s the perfect length and so good for summer parties.

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Steven Alan sleeveless crossover shirt, $ 178; stevenalan.com; Acne Studios Avon drawstring safari jacket, $ 354; matchesfashion.com; Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie suede sandal, $ 368; nastygal.com; A Détacher Sissy shorts, $ 450; lagarconne.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of stevenalan.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of nastygal.com; Courtesy of nastygal.com

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Dress for the Seasons

When the weather is this hot and humid, I love to wear linen and cotton poplin. We have these really great cotton poplin wide trousers from Steven Alan called the Picnic Pant. When you wear a wide-leg trouser like that, it’s nice to wear something small on top. You can’t wear something too big, or else you look like a tent. It’s also a great pant to wear with a linen T-shirt.

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Steven Alan Picnic pant, $ 255; stevenalan.com; Mango cropped linen top, $ 50; for information: mango.com; Manolo Blahnik Vazca penny loafers, $ 745; barneys.com

Photo: (Clockwise from left) Courtesy of Steven Alan; Courtesy of Mango; Courtesy of Barneys

In the fall, I’m usually in a suit. I’ll wear a suit jacket and a pair of trousers, with a T-shirt and sneakers. I have a few different jacket styles that I really like–one is a schoolboy that’s a bit smaller; The Row makes a really nice one every year. And then I like a boyfriend notched lapel in tropical wool; it’s actually the first jacket I made for Steven Alan when I joined the company and it’s still my go-to. I also always love to have a peak lapel double-breasted blazer. I think the key to pulling off a suit is–well, first of all you just really have to find the right suit for you. But then you also have to have a more casual element in your accessories or what you’re wearing the suit with, like a T-shirt and sneakers.

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The Row Maguire double-breasted shantung blazer, $ 1,554; net-a-porter.com; Isabel Marant Étoile Kiliann Lima tee, price upon request; otteny.com; Reed Krakoff cotton-blend tapered pants, $ 483; net-a-porter.com; Shoes Like Pottery low-top canvas shoe, $ 155; stevenalan.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of otteny.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of Steven Alan

Quality Control

When I’m shopping for myself, I always look at the finishing of the garment. I’m looking on the inside, not just the outside, examining the fabric, rubbing it on my neck and doing all the crazy things that designers do. You want to make sure there’s a clean finish–basically, that you don’t see all this thread wrapped around the seam–so that it doesn’t look like things are going to snag. It’s good to pay attention to these kinds of things, because they’re going to dictate the longevity of the garment. And really touch the fabric. Customers aren’t stupid, they know when they’re feeling good fabric. This is why we choose to use really good fabric at Steven Alan, because our customers are smart. They know they’re not getting garbage from us. That’s one thing I’m really proud of: There’s no room for poor quality. I’m really proud to say that more than 90 percent of the things I make are made in New York. And if it’s not made here, it’s made at the best factory in Japan.

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Photo: Courtesy of Aï Bihr

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Words for the Wedding: Creative Ideas for Personalizing Your Vows, Toasts, Invitations and More

Words for the Wedding: Creative Ideas for Personalizing Your Vows, Toasts, Invitations and More


""Come live with me and be my love…" " Nothing personalizes a wedding more than using the right words. Brides- and grooms-to-be looking for unique, inspiring ways to celebrate their special day will find the best words of love in this practical guide. Romantic and witty, classic and contemporary, multicultural, pop-cultural, and just plain fun-if it’s been said about love, it’s in this book. Covering everything from invitations and wedding websites to readings, programs, party favors, and more, "Words for the Wedding" presents hundreds of classic and contemporary poems, quotes, quips, and blessings-from the Buddha to Bono-along with advice on how to use them most memorably. Whether you’re planning a traditional nuptial or a do-it-yourself celebration on a shoestring, this useful and inspiring book will help you find all the right words to go along with "I do."
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Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children

Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children


Enter the world of creativity where children’s imaginations soar with this broad spectrum of over 240 open-ended art activities and ideas. These projects allow each child to participate in an individual and unique art experience using common household items and ordinary art supplies.

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Creative Home Double Rings Marble Bathroom Accessories Set – 8-Piece

Creative Home Double Rings Marble Bathroom Accessories Set – 8-Piece


CLOSEOUTS . Made of warm, caramel-hued marble, Creative Homeand#39;s Double Rings bathroom accessories set supplies everything your powder room could need — from a toothbrush holder to a home for your cotton balls. Available Colors: CARAMEL MARBLE.
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