Tag Archives: holiday

What’s Your Charity??

29 Nov

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Its Giving Tuesday and we want to do our part. David and I are donating 10% of this week’s “Workflow” sales to our favorite charity, Room to Read. Help us to help them! Get your copy of our comprehensive workflow guide and make a difference in someone’s life!

What is your favorite charity? How are you making a difference this this holiday season?

Obligatory Cyber Monday Post

30 Nov

holiday sale

Look!  We’re having a sale!  For the holidays!

The canvas sale is this week only, ending Dec 4th.  I mean, I don’t mind being generous longer, but really, if you want your prints in time for the holidays, you need to put the order in soon so I can get it to you. 🙂

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We are also giving away some freebies!  A free e-book with some tips to help you with your Waterscape shots, and downloading the free e-book puts you in the running for a free print!  The print drawing is also on December 4th, because it was easier than remembering two different deadlines. haha

Didn’t know about these deals until just now??

Well, A) Phew!  Glad you found us!  and B) you should probably start following me on something…

-blog

newsletter

facebook (which I ocassionally remember to update)

-Instagram (which I’m very good about updating)

Twitter (which I basically ignore because no one talks to me there, but it’s linked to Instagram so it still gets updates.  Perhaps you’ll be my friend on Twitter?  Then we can have deep 140 character conversations about Pasta?)

-or G+ (which I’ve newly come to enjoy again!  Again, when I remember it’s there. haha)

^^ Clearly, I could really use an assistant / intern to keep me connected!  ^^

Anyway, happy cyber shopping, y’all! 🙂

Winner(s), Winner(s), Chicken Dinner!

2 Dec

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Well…went to pull the winner for the Free Pint Giveaway. and two names came out!  Sharing is caring, so….<drumroll>…congrats to Jennifer B ANNNNNDDDD Art A!!! Thank you to everyone who participated.

For those of you who didn’t win, we do have prints available at our store www.zazzle.com/skalahan (and today is Cyber Monday…just sayin’!) and 50% of our profit through December 15 go to typhoon relief. Get some nice art, give to a great cause.  Boom! Double win!

Congrats again, and thank you for your continued support!

An Attitude of Gratitude

27 Nov
Vortex

Vortex

Having a positive outlook on life can be hard, but intensely rewarding.  It’s easy to say a glass is half empty.  It’s much harder to say, “Thank goodness I still have half a glass to drink.  I’m thirsty, and that will help.”  Like anything else in life, seeing the silver linings in life is a skill, and when done faithfully, can become a habit.

Imagine a life where you exchange your expectations for gratitude.  The disappointments in life become much more manageable.  And there are fewer of them.  It’s easier to feel like you have enough, to appreciate the gifts you’re given and to see the blessings in life.

That is what I love most about tomorrow, Thanksgiving.  It’s yearly encouragement to be thankful for the things we have already accomplished, to see how far we have come, to appreciate our families and friends, and to see that often, we are lucky to have so much in our lives.  Most of us have a roof, even if we don’t own it.  Most of us have food, warmth and a computer with which to read this awesome blog…  We have life.  Even when it’s hard, it’s precious.

Tomorrow is a day to appreciate the positives.  Spend a few moments between tofurkey and pie reflecting on the good things in your life.  In the end, we can’t keep the gifts, the wealth, the stuff we surround ourselves with…but we can remember the path we took in life, the moments of joy and accomplishment, and be proud of how our experiences shaped us, and the choices we made because of them.  We can practice an attitude of gratitude.

The photo above was taken on a hike with my friend David (an awesome photog from Cali, check out his work!) while he was visiting in CT.  The leave whirlpool reminds me a little of the way water drains from a tub.  Felt appropriate as we make our transition from beautiful, beautiful Autumn….to very cold Winter. haha

 

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For those of you interested in helping me raise funds for the victims of Typoon Haiyan in the Philippines, when the time comes for holiday shopping, go here.  50% of profits through December 15 go to Care.org and the Filipinos in need.

For those of you interested in winning a holiday gift, go here, “like” the page and leave a comment on the contest poster letting me know which image you want.  Winner announced on Friday, so you only have a few days.

Autumn Fire

31 Oct
Autumn in New England

Autumn in New England

The last few days here on the East Coast have been rough…hurricane Sandy put a dent in most people’s Halloween plans.  For those of you affected, I’m sending good thoughts your way.  (I’ll talk a bit more about that tomorrow.)

For the rest of you, Happy Halloween!  Be safe, try to enjoy yourself and remember to call your dentists later to help sort out the cavities from all the candy tonight! 🙂

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

If you’re feeling the holiday spirit, and you’re on Facebook, I have put together a little colorful-something for you…  While you’re there, make sure to do two things: A) Like the page and B) Tell your friends.  Sharing is caring, after all. 😉

Patriotism

5 Jul

In honor of the brave men and women who gave everything for our country, and fought for the freedoms I enjoy. ❤

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Holiday Giving

28 Nov

The turkey is gone, the holiday cheer is here!

I have always been a strong believer in good karma and helping my those who can’t help themselves.  Since 2002, I have donated my time to Second Chance Ranch Equine Rescue www.scrrescue.org, and one of the ways I do that is by helping with their annual fundraiser calendar.

This past weekend, I spent some time driving around to some local horse farms.  Some of the horses featured in the interior of the calendar are animals that have been helped by SCR.

Just in time for Cyber Monday!  Happy shopping, and more importantly…Happy Holiday Season! www.cafepress.com/screquinerescue.143136888