Introduction to Video : resources, tools and tips you’ll need to get started

tips and tricks to help you get started making videos and feel more comfortable in front of the camera. So many extra ideas and resources -- check out the lists of topics.

Yesterday, I led an introduction to video Google Hangout for a group of merchandisers from Chloe + Isabel. Even 4 years after resolving to 30-days of Pink to encourage my confidence on video, I still get excited about video. I also love leading workshops that are interactive, where we can share feedback, ideas and questions on-the-spot, so Google Hangout was a great resource. Video resources and tools For those getting started in video, the following are excellent resources and … [Read more...]

How to interview your kids


Several years ago, my aunt and I were chatting about kids and memories. She shared that one of her most favorite traditions was Birthday Videos. “Birthday videos?” I asked. “Sure,” she explained. “Every year, on their birthday, I ask the kids a series of questions, recording the video.” She shared that they later enjoy watching these videos of the years past. Now that the her kids are over 21, they have a collection of memories and voices, so you can imagine the mix of loving emotions … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Wear It: Prepare to be wowed

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A few months ago, I raved about convertible accessories when I guest posted on The Centsible Life. Pieces that can be worn more than one way aren't just chic, they're smart--a smart way to save. I love discovering new ways to wear old favorites. Which is why I'm so excited to share this video with you. Here, I show not just two ways to wear a simple $42 wrap bracelet, but four ways: as a bracelet, a long necklace, a double strand necklace and a headband (yes, a headband!). And the only other … [Read more...]

#StitchFix Number 3

stitch fix unboxing review

I know you've all been waiting for the review... Here's my third #StitchFix, and this one is a video. Click to view the video review here. It's time for my third StitchFix unboxing, haul, fixshare vlog. Will I love it? Hate it? What's inside?! Check out the finds from Paloma, Tart, Dylan and Rose and more. Get your fix on with my referral link. Love the jewels I paired with the 2nd dress? Get them at my boutique: The first is the Gilded Reed Aventurine Long … [Read more...]

See the inside of STM Bags’ Impulse Medium Laptop Backpack (great for dads, back to school)

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After purchasing large-screen laptops for the boys, I searched and searched for a laptop bag that would keep their technology safe and secure, while not overloading the kids. And I searched. In January at CES, I was introduced to STM Bags and worked with them to find a bag large enough, secure enough (hello padding and pockets!) and light enough to be carried by a tween boy. What STM sent us as a sample impressed us tenfold. With 14 pockets, this well-made backpack doesn't weigh the … [Read more...]

Banana Republic Mini Haul


About 2 weeks ago, I stumbled by the Banana Republic webpage while working on a Fashion Friday post and happily noticed a 40% off code. Since I rarely (so very rarely) buy full price, I quickly filled up my cart without reading the details. And then, finding that only a small percentage of the items were actually included in the discount, deleted most of the sharp clothing in my cart and purchased 1 outfit. Let me know your thoughts. Click here to view the video. Get the … [Read more...]

My first fix: Stitch Fix Unboxing

stitch fix review unboxing video

I swore I wasn't going to do it. I promised myself that I had no need to subscribe to an of the monthly boxes that send things you'll love. Especially not a clothing one--I'm a shopper, a good shopper. I shop for my friends. But then I heard about Stitch Fix and thought, "heh. It might actually be fun to have someone else do the shopping. There might be things out there in the world that would look fabulous on me that I'd never notice or think to try on." So, why not give it a try? What … [Read more...]

Lactose Intolerance: what it is, how to diagnose and strategies for your family

lactose intolerance

As a family who relies on drinking lactose-free milk and avoiding lots of dairy, I'm always interested in learning more about Lactose Intolerance, as well as strategies to make life with Lactose Intolerance easier. In December, I was asked to be a part of a webinar, discussing Lactose Intolerance with the National Dairy Council, a respected specialist and a few other parents who, also, live with Lactose Intolerance. (The videos and this post are a part of the NDC sponsored program). I learned … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve Tradition


Every year for Christmas Eve, we visit with some of our family and have a great Pollyanna for the kids and a very fun White Elephant for the adults. But when we get home, you won't believe it!, we've had a visitor who left hints and gifts! Here's our family's Christmas Eve Tradition (If it's not on your screen, click to watch embedded video) … [Read more...]