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Your Holiday 2016 Wrap Inspiration

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With the start of November just around the corner, this is the time of year we like to start getting our ducks in a row for the upcoming holiday season; gifting lists, holiday cards and most fun of all: gift wrapping style!

Before the holiday madness kicks in, we wanted to share with you a few tips and inspiration to getting your gifts looking pretty even if you’re not the craftiest of types.

First things first, gift tags.

Dress up your gifts with personalized gift tags.  We like printing our own on Impressed App’s 3×3″ mini prints.


1. A photo of a special moment shared with the recipient makes for a great gift topper that they can re-use as a daily memento even once the holiday season has come and gone.


2. Print a stock photo of a scene you know your recipient will enjoy.

TIP #1: our favorite sites for downloading awesome stock photographs for printing are and Unsplash

TIP #2: use the sites’ search tools to find particular scenes or themes such as ‘forest’ or ‘ocean’

[print on far left courtesy of @laurenmichelleanderson]

3. Print free original artwork and graphics directly from Impressed’s ‘Free Artwork’ section.

TIP: find it in your photo sources section, once you start making prints

[palm tree print courtesy of @laurenmichelleanderson]

4. Consider getting 2 different sizes of gift tags and layering them to create unique combinations.

Onwards: wrapping paper

We’re huge fans of purchasing rolls of solid wrapping paper (2 complimentary colors will do!) and letting the accenting and ribbon shine.  This year, we even played around with layering our paper to create a color blocking effect.

Finishing touches

We typically like to choose 3 colors that would go well together as part of our theme and let those colors inspire our accents.  Your accents don’t have to quite read holiday either - think outside of the box and have fun with it!


  • greenery
  • ribbon + string
  • colored sharpies for making patterns + designs directly on your wrapping paper
  • washi tape

TIP: we used ours to make patterns and affix tags to our gifts


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Minimize your Digital Clutter: 3 Essential Tips for De-cluttering your Phone’s Camera Roll

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Say hello to Danielle Chassin, also known as @hippieindisguise: mama to the sweet Ro and Sen, iPhone photographer, and ambassador for slow, eco, minimal living.

This week, we are so grateful to have her share her tips on how she keeps that digital clutter of hers under control, while still capturing her family’s growing list of adventures. Read More


Life Well-Lived: natural portraits + light play

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Meet this month’s inspiring customer: Sara, aka @saraspectrum.  She describes her life well-lived as balancing work with time outdoors, a little adventure and slow mornings (with tea!), which is easy when your backyard is the gorgeous Pacific Northwest.  Scrolling through Sara’s Instagram feed is like flipping through a lifestyle magazine and has got us inspired to add more of these elements to our own everyday.  Read on as Sara tells us how she achieves such beautiful natural portraits and her tips for playing with light.  Read More


The Most Instagrammable Summer Accessories

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Not long ago, we talked about how we wished there was a special Instagram shop, where one could stock-up on all things photo-worthy to accessorize your life.  Since that place isn’t quite in existence yet, we’ve come up with the next best thing… a round-up of the most Instagrammable summer accessories sure to make for fun moments and photos (above and beyond last season’s quintessential pineapple).

Read on for the summer’s most Instagram-worthy accessories to up your sunny escapades… Read More

Life Well-Lived: baby’s 1st year with Bridgette

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Meet this month’s stand-out customer: Bridgette, aka @bridgettemargot.  We’ve loved following along this Miami-based mama’s sunny Insta-adventures with her sweet little Lyla.  Her latest project?  A photo book full of her family’s 2015 moments.  Read on as she shares with us her next DIY project, ideas for memory keeping during Baby’s 1st year and how to cheat a space refresh with a not-so-green thumb. Read More

Get Organized: Tips for Scanning Old Photos

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If you’re like me, you likely have stacks upon stacks of old photos spread out and tucked away in random dust-covered shoeboxes, holding your family’s memories.  Time and the wear and tear of many moves (in my case: 8 moves in 4 years) can definitely take its toll on those photos.  Lately, I’ve been thinking it might be time to digitize them in order to preserve, and keep them safe so I can easily share them at the drop of a hat.  My most current project is getting my favorites into an heirloom photo book as a Mother’s Day gift. Read More

Easy steps to creating your own photo adventure

Your Next Photo Adventure How-To

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Recently, as a team building exercise, we went on a Hole in the Wall Food Crawl, organized by our team leaders.  It was such a pleasant surprise and ended up being an incredibly memorable event.

The crawl included 7 gems we may have otherwise missed in the city.  Each had offerings of small portions we could try.  It was a great way to spend an afternoon, fill our bellies, hang out, and try a few new foods.  Crawling around the city also permitted for great photo opportunities.

With your city as your playground, we challenge you to plan your own photo adventure.  It’s a great excuse to get outside, spend some time with your faves without breaking the bank and snap a few pics with fresh inspiration. Read More