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Eclectic Interior Design(ers)?

 

I’m a commercial photographer. She’s an elementary school teacher. It’s an interesting mix for sure. We’re not professional interior designers (just yet!), but we have quickly become eclectic interior designers in our pad.

Interior design and photography go hand in hand. It’s not a new concept by any means. What has become popular is incorporating an eclectic mix of personal photos (old and new), family heirlooms and acquired antique pieces into a common theme in your home. Think small scale TGI Fridays’ or Applebee’s interior design concept.

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It’s a simple way to relive trips, family history, and just life in general while giving your home a fresh, original look that sets your décor off from the neighbors. It also eliminates the need for those dreaded old wall photo frames that hold 40 photos. Sorry if you have one. Really, I’m sorry. (more…)

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Social Media Scrooge

 

I may just be a social media Scrooge.

There has to be a point of saturation in the world of social media right? A point of complete saturation for our brains, our inboxes and our overall attention span and ability to provide interesting thoughts and content on a very regular basis. I am finding that re-establishing and re-connecting on new sites seemingly every 12 months is becoming truly exhausting. Maybe I am just getting old. I love social media. I use it. I’m using it now. I need it for my business, but I just hate it sometimes.

We have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace (isn’t that dead yet?), Tumblr, myYearbook, Tagged, Ning, Google+, Mylife, Pinterest, Instagram (we all know what happened there last week)… unfortunately the list goes on and on.

Ok, I admit it, a billion people currently on Facebook can’t be wrong. It’s here to stay a while and a great way to connect and market. (more…)

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