Happy May Day friends! I have fond memories of making paper flowers in school to take home to my mom or neighbor. What ever happened to that wonderful tradition? Do any of you still celebrate May Day?
Not only is it May Day, but it also signals the last month of school, woohoo! Is anyone else looking forward to sleeping in, pb & j sandwiches, and lazy days at the pool? I can’t wait!!
Our 2nd annual One Love Animal Rescue fundraiser was a huge success! We raised $350 for this terrific organization! Check out some of the wonderful images.
Mark your calendars! Be sure to check the website and/or social media for any MMP events.
4th Annual Mommy & Me Sessions – Sunday, May 7 from 2:00 – 6:00
Pregnancy Care Center Fundraiser – Friday, May 12th from 6:30 – 8:30
Last day of School – Wednesday, May 24th
MMP Celebrates 6 Years! – July 2017
Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn with MMP – Wednesday, July 26
Back 2 School Portrait Event – Aug/Sep TBD
Santa Experience – November 3, 4, & 5 at the RH City Center
We still have a few spots left for our 4th annual Mommy & Me Sessions! Just say “no” to a new vacuum or pots and pans! 🙂 Celebrate motherhood and cherish your children with portraits that will last a lifetime. Packages range from $99-$399 and all of them include prints, digital image(s), and an exclusive jewelry product that can only be purchased during this Mother’s Day event. Contact the studio today!
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This is a simple activity that doesn’t take too much time, but you would be surprised how many people are unsure how to do this and keep all of their photos on their phone. Hope this is helpful for you to permanently save your memories!
- Plug your camera phone into your computer.
- If the AutoPlay window appears, click “Import pictures and videos” using Windows. Go to step 4.
- If not, then choose Start > Computer. You will see a small icon that represents your phone. Right click this icon and select “Import pictures and videos”.
- Select the folder you want to save your pictures in and start the import.
- Once the pictures are imported, you can now erase all of the pictures on your camera phone by selecting the icon, then locating the pictures and deleting them.
- Plug your camera phone into your Mac. iPhoto should launch right away with the import window.
- Select “Import All”, or select only the images and videos you want imported and click the “Import Selected” button.
- After the import is done, you will be asked if you would like to delete these photos from your camera phone. Click “Delete Photos”.
As I always reiterate to my clients, digital does not equal archival, so back up your folders onto an external hard drive so they are saved in 2 different places.
Transferring your photo to wood is a great craft for those that love the natural look of wood grain. Here are some simple steps to tackling this craft.
- Get a piece of wood the size of your image from the hardware store.
- Print your image onto paper. Black and white is best, but color will also work.
- Paint the wood with a Gloss Medium found at your craft store (Liquitex makes a good one).
- Place the image face down on the wood and press out any bubbles. Print will be reversed when complete.
- Leave the picture alone to dry for at least 8 hours.
- Using a wet rag, dampen the paper and start rubbing the paper off. You will see the image has transferred to the wood!
Today you will find people from every walk of life with very different attitudes. You can find the poorest people on the earth that are truly happy, and you can find the wealthiest that are miserable, and vice versa. Not only does a good attitude determine your happiness, but science now tells us that a positive attitude improves your health and extends your life. So what can we do to improve our attitude and become healthier and happier?
Have gratitude for everything. Gratitude can be the key that changes everything. Oprah Winfrey strongly encourages everyone to have a “Gratitude Journal” to help you be more receptive to the goodness in your life. She has personally kept them for years stating it is the single most important thing she’s ever done.
Replace your negative thoughts. It can be hard to just stop having negative thoughts, because then you are focused more on the negative thoughts and how to stop them. An easier task is to replace them with positive thoughts. Take a self inventory on your thoughts, find what isn’t serving you well, and replace them with positive thoughts.
Look for good role models. Finding and being around people with uplifting and positive attitudes can rub off on you. This can be a friend, co-worker, neighbor or even a celebrity. Role models help show you and inspire you to be a better person and live a better more positive way.
What are ways you use to improve your attitude?
Have a wonderful May, friends! I hope all of you with school age kiddos survive the last few days of school! 🙂 Here’s to summer!