Monday, October 27, 2008

Photography Scavenger Hunt ... and some holiday gifting tips.

I have always wanted to participate in a photo scavenger hunt ... but never thought I'd have the time. Well, I still don't have the time ... but what the heck ... there is no time limit :) I saw it here and thought it looked like great fun.

So, do you want to skip some laundry and other household chores in order to join me on this photographic venture?

Please check here for the guidelines and here for viewing submissions by participants. There are 25 items/scenes to search for. I am submitting the above photo for #21 - "Something Moving". (I took this photo on Saturday when Isaac, Sydney and I enjoyed watching some horse racing in Bangor).

I am looking forward to #6, #7,#19, #23 and #24 .... but am dreading #14 (you'll have to take a peak at the list to see why).

And now those Holiday Alternative Gift Giving Tips:

I have been doing some research on all areas of alternative gifting ... looking for goodies that fit into any of the following categories: handmade, environmental, fair trade, locally made, recycled, economical, and gift deeds (frequently overlooked, but most appreciated). Each day, I will do my best to post some new & exciting tips for you all. And as I do, I will create an ongoing, frequently updated list for reference. (Please feel free to offer tips of your own).

To begin, here are some great links. Enjoy!

The Magic Cabin - wonderful toy company with environmental, locally made goods.

Family Fun Magazine - give the gift of a yearly subscription to a great family magazine. Just $10!

The Everything Bag Tutorial - a gorgeous bag that you can make for yourself or a loved one.

Clever Cape for Toddlers - make the littles on your list some capes that will turn them into super heroes!

Berkley Illustration - one of my fave etsy shops. GORGEOUS prints for very little dough. Handmade & inexpensive.

SO much more to come. Enjoy.



P.S. If you would like me to check out your own shop for a possible feature here, please contact me.


apple cyder said...

Thanks so much for linking to me. I love that everything bag too and have it on my list.

Artful Spirit said...

Oh Jodi, don't tempt me with more projects! I want to do the scavenger hunt too, but I don't know when I would squeeze it in!

Thinks for these great suggestions! I love the magic cabin already! We are big fans of family fun magazine here. That reminds me, I need to renew my subscription!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I love Magic Cabin!