December 2009

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Heads up! Tomorrow's 2 year blogaversary = my first giveaway!

Be sure to head back to the blog tomorrow for a chance to win one of my prints!

Etsy Wednesday - Go Garnet 4 Ways

January's birthstone happens to be my favorite, the garnet. Check out these 4 gorgeous Etsy items featuring the shade.

A year in photos....

Time to pick my favorite or most memorable shot from each month of the year and make you look at them. So here...go look at them.

A tree 15 years later in photos

One photo taken 15 years ago and another taken in the present day.

Holiday adventures in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Probably not what you think...

Oh the stories I could tell you about our trip to Dyker Heights on Christmas eve. For those of you who don't know, it's a neighborhood in Brooklyn that's famous for their Christmas displays.

More Etsy Wednesday...from Craftastrophe

This might have to be a new addition to Etsy Wednesday. Have you seen Craftastrophe? It's a blog dedicated to featuring some of the not so pretty crafts on Etsy.

Etsy Wednesday - Time to switch your calendar! 5 great options...

Since Christmas is just two days away, I think it's safe to say it's a little late to order any gifts. So on to the new year and some fantastic calendars to get you started.

Check it out...Lifehacker's top photography hacks of '09

I love Lifehacker. I love Lifehackers photography hacks. Check out their top hacks of 2009 in this handy dandy list!

Incredible illustrations by Reey Whaar

You must must must go see the illustrations by Reey Whaar.

Gotta See It....Chicken beat box?

Some people have the most incredible (and slightly ridiculous) talents out there in the world.


We had our first snow storm of the season!

Gotta See It - 2009 in Photos

I could have looked at 10 more pages of this incredible collection of photos from 2009 at

Win a Lensbaby Composer from PetaPixel!

Hot damn I love a giveaway, especially if it's a lens!

Why not make your own lip balm...

Hooray for the internet answering my mouth's prayers with a little DIY lip balm!

Properly heat a pan...who knew?

No, I'm not suddenly turning into a cooking blog, but I had to share this video I came across from

Hey photogs! Submit to Pictory...

You MUST check out the latest in online photo mags, Pictory.

Top 10 'Top of the Decade' Lists - Getting a little ridiculous

So naturally everyone is up to the old "Top 10 of the Decade" lists and some of them are pretty out there.

A look back at 2009 (give it a shot!)

It's that time of year again when we look back and remember what took place. Give it a shot!

Five Fantastic Holiday Photos from Flickr

Five really fun holiday photos I found while browsing Flickr. Happy holidays!

Etsy Wednesday (Late Edition) - 10 Great Stocking Stuffers

Check out this awesome collection of stocking stuffer ideas! Happy Holidays!

Gotta See It - Grandfather (in a) Clock

Ok, ok, it's not really a person in that clock, but it's made to look that way!


A small, bright corner in Manhattan with some Christmas lights down the street.

Flockdraw! Come doodle with me?

Check out Flockdraw! A new place for collaborative doodling on the internets.

Change Ads Into Art in Firefox!

"Add-Art is a free FireFox add-on which replaces advertising on websites with curated art images. The art shows are updated every two weeks and feature contemporary artists and curators."

Etsy Wednesday - 10 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Unique Friends and Family

Ten great gift ideas for 10 interesting types of people! Check it out and finish up your holiday shopping!

The Strage Attractor's Creative Couples

You've gotta check out this awesome weekly feature over at The Strange Attractor called Creative Couples

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