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How to Make a Paper Garland For a Photoshoot

I’m excited to share this post with you as I love making things with paper, I do it a lot!  My love for paper began when I got a job working for a stationery design company and had to make a lot of things by hand. Over the past few years, I’ve learned it’s a lot easier and cheaper to make certain things yourself rather than to buy them! In this post I’ll show you how to make a paper garland that you would pay more than $5 for at a store (for even the simplest one). But before I show you, I want to tell you a little bit about birthday celebrations in my house (because this garland was obviously made for a birthday). Birthdays were never a big deal in my family. Our celebration was my mother making our favorite foods at home and us eating together as a family. There were…

Wednesday Wisdom – When life gets blurry…

When life gets blurry, adjust your focus. – Anon Sometimes we plan things in our lives but they don’t necessarily go the way we hoped they would. And trying to change direction may feel like the most difficult thing ever but sometimes it may be for the best. And you may learn something else along the way. For example, many people that I know (and myself included) went to school for one thing but ended up getting jobs in other fields. I got a Bachelor’s degree in interior design; however, right out of school, I didn’t get a job in the industry like I had planned. It completely sucked! And applying to jobs was terrible too especially when you didn’t hear back. It took a lot of trial and error but I figured out that I wanted to go back to school and take some Graphic Design courses (I had remembered enjoying using Photoshop…

New Orleans, Louisiana Part 2

My NOLA adventures continued the next day with starting the morning off by getting more beignets from another place I had researched called Cafe Beignet. And let me tell you, these were so good! They were light and airy and fluffy just the way I like them. So glad we found this place otherwise I would have left NOLA feeling incomplete. Then, we headed back to the Garden District via the streetcar. The ride was enjoyable and it felt like we got a tour of the whole area because we saw all the beautiful mansions that the district is known for. These magnificent Greek Revival and Victorian style homes were laid out in 1832 by Barthelemy Lafron after the Louisiana Purchase. We got off by Audubon Park to take a walk and look around. The live oak trees here were so grand and almost fairy tale like which were worth the walk in the NOLA…

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