Today seems to be chock full of informative and funny videos! Here are a few I’ve found in my internet travels:
– Peter Hurley discusses the importance of accentuating the jawline when taking portraits of people
via Scott Kelby
– London telephone boxes become artwork
via BBC News
– 2 Girls, 2 Shirts on Portlandia
– This week is the Downton Abbey Christmas Special. Here’s a sneak peek at the episode.
And as a bonus, here are links to two lists worth bookmarking:
– 100 things to do in Phoenix
via LA Times
– 100 Greatest Books for Kids
Cute and inexpensive valentines to make via Crap I’ve Made
A mint green Valentine’s themed etsy treasury
100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the US. (Three are in AZ!)
Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate via Whole Foods
5 iOS apps for Valentine’s Day via Cnet
Baked Banana French Toast (easy breakfast in bed for your sweetheart) via Bakerella
Here are some cool things I’ve found around the internet this week:
Ruth Reichl’s Better Brownies
14 days of self-love by self-portrait photographer, Vivienne McMaster
How to pose subjects during their portrait sessions by Jasmine Star
SNL’s take on Downton Abbey. This cracks me up every time I watch it.
Didn’t make it to AltSummit this year? They now offer online classes. I’m psyched to take the photography ones!
I am excited for Christmas this year (as everyone in a 5 mile radius can attest to). I am excited to put up the tree, write Christmas cards, bake cookies, watch Christmas movies, listen to the all-Christmas-all-the-time radio stations, make the huge turkey dinner, and spend time with friends and family. It’s not really a secret that I am trying to work double-time to make up for the lack of Christmas I had last year. Frankly, I’m going to Christmas the Christmas out of this Christmas.
In my efforts, I’ve been compiling a list of Christmas and Holiday freebies on the web. Instead of keeping those bookmarks to myself, I thought I’d share them with you… ’tis the season, after all.
Free Holiday Card Templates
The Paste holiday sampler: 12 free Christmas mp3s.
The Target Holiday Album
50 Best Holiday Cookie Recipes from Real Simple magazine
12 Easy Recipes for Homemade Gifts from MarthaStewart.com
52 Christmas Ornaments to make
Life is Good coloring cards
Holiday Twitter or desktop backgrounds
Free Christmas Fonts
Christmas Traditions for Kids