I'm hoping everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! As kids
make their way back into the classrooms, you can hear that
collective sigh from parents around the world. That sigh of
"after 3 months I have time to myself!"
If you're a teacher you're just getting back to work, how would you
like a free planner and folder samples? It's
one less thing you have to buy for the classroom. Just fill
in the form and pick the products you need (a school name is
required). Teachers can also get a free 24x36 "Huddle up with
a good book" poster. School name and address are required
on the form.
Now is a great time to get a free family portrait from Walmart.
Are you ready for the weekly freebie list? First, there's a
couple of freebie offers from previous posts that are about to
expire I'd like to remind everyone of. First, you have until
August 31st to get the kids (K-6th grade) a free haircut at JCPenney. All their salons in the USA
are offering the freebie. Appointments are required. Free
Summer Plays at the Disney Store ends August 26th.
Freebies, you have to love 'em! Get ready, there is a pretty good
list for this week. There's one that's not 100% free but still a
good deal for teachers. There's another Teacher Appreciation Days this month, this one
is from Office Max. Bring your teacher I.D. and you'll get a free
tote bag and they raised the purchase limit for you up to 20 of a
single item. If your a Max Perks member you'll receive an
additional 25% off your purchase. Max Perks sign up is available by
following the link and is free.
If you weren't already aware, June 29th is Camera Day, and we love pictures. While there are a ton of incredible photography blogs, we decided to take a bit of a different spin and look at the top 10 blogs for aspiring photographers. These blogs are a mix of "how-to" guides and equipment reviews to help you figure out where to start.
1. Pop Photo The popular photography magazine site. This well organized site is the digital home of the popular photography magazine. The blog has a deep range of practical guides and instruction, along with an extensive buying guide which covers cameras and film to software and accessories. If you're a budding photographer, you won't want to miss out on this.
2. Ken Rockwell Want no-nonsense camera equipment advice on a site that's not fluffed up by fancy design and navigation? We've found the site for you! Based on his own experience, Ken provides his own personal advice, which he breaks down into categories by camera type and recommended use. If you're worried about staying within a specific budget, there is also a guide based on price range, which can be quite helpful. Well-established and chock full of great information, you'll be taking better pictures in no time after seeing his detailed guides to improving technique.
3. SimplyNess I was originally struck by the clean layout and design of this site, Ness mixes in reviews on gear with striking images on a bright, easy to read canvas. This blog does a great job of highlighting sample photos that can be produced with the various cameras and equipment that are reviewed.
4. Photography Blog The name says it all for numero quattro. If you need to buy gear, this is a great place to start. The blog provides a super helpful buying guide and gear reviews. Additionally, it has a bunch of useful tips and tricks along with contributed guest content.
5. Camera Dojo Looking for alternate ways to school yourself on photography basics than simply reading a book? Camera Dojo will help you "Get your black belt in photography". What makes it stand out from the rest? Podcasts! It's also good for staying up to date on news and reviews in the photo world, and has a lengthy section of Photoshop tips and tutorials.
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Looking for something unique, personal, and affordable to give this holiday season? Nothing beats a photo of you. Or the kids. Or the dog. Or the kids and the dog. Or you, the kids, and the cat. You get the idea.
I've rounded up three services that let you create custom, personalized photo gifts--all at sale prices. Just keep in mind that these products can take a week or more to arrive, so if you're looking for something to go under the menorah or in a stocking, I'd order soon. Very soon.
By Rick.BroidaGuest Blogger
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Photo cards are the perfect holiday greeting for those you love. Recipients of these beautiful cards often cherish them for years. The image of your family, children and even pets gives your friends and family a visual update and makes the card a keepsake.
If you love the look of photo holiday cards, you may wish to check out one of these online services that provide quality customized products.
By savingtools.comGuest Blogger
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