Posts Categorized: Portraiture

Where to Donate Used Toys This Holiday

Posted by & filed under Portraiture.

  Holidays are a wonderful time to teach children the lessons of compassion and giving and also clear the way for new toys they’ll receive this year. Please be sure to read each organization’s requirements carefully and to donate only clean, gently used or new toys. Donation Town Guidelines: Varies by organization Don’t have time… Read more »

Simple Gingerbread Cake

Posted by & filed under Portraiture.

Gingerbread Cake  You can make the cake up to 2 days ahead; cool, cover, and store airtight at room temperature. This cake is moist and delicious and will be a sure favorite! 9″ square or round cake pan buttered and floured Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cake Ingredients 1 cup dark molasses 1 teaspoon baking… Read more »

White Clay Ornaments

Posted by & filed under Portraiture.

These stay-white ornaments are perfect for everyone from the littlest crafters to the artistes in your home- air-dry for the whitest results. You will need: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup cornstarch 3/4 cup warm water Tools: Plain rolling pin Cookie cutters (I think the metal ones give a cleaner cut) Baking paper Cooking oil… Read more »

Holiday Decor Inspiration

Posted by & filed under Portraiture.

While Christmas at my house is absolutely covered in glitter I am most inspired by simpler. more organic holiday displays. These brown and white paper packages are my absolute favorites with just a few sprigs off the tree for color. I had also linked to the gorgeous twines from Terrain for tying them up. Candles… Read more »

The Considerate Holiday Wrap

Posted by & filed under Portraiture.

Rather than recycling tons of holiday wrap and ribbon, try wrapping in a reusable gift- a tea towel. There are beautiful ones to be had (these from World Market cost less than some paper!) and make a considerate gift wherever you go! You need a fairly large tea towel for a regular sized book or… Read more »

Where’s the Best Santa?

Posted by & filed under Holidays, Portraiture.

I spend some time each week looking at the FB Mom groups for local mom news and noticed a lot of chat around where the best Santas were setting up for their photo moment. I took a quick look around and here, IMHO (in my humble opinion), is a ranking of the local guys in… Read more »

Holiday Table Decor

Posted by & filed under Portraiture.

holiday table I love decorating for the holidays and especially when the focus is the holiday table. We’ve gathered simple decorations using herbs, flowers, leaves and squash, paired with your favorite candles and place cards. Instead of an ornate runner, look for a piece of fabric (in one case here gauze was used for a dreamy… Read more »