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Thursday, October 16, 2014
DOWNLOAD DAY: Halloween Invitation Printable 2014

Are you ready for a Halloween Spooktacular?

Its that time of year, where taking candy from strangers is not just acceptable but required!
In the spirit of the giving away stuff,  we created a Halloween invitation for our readers to download. Its fillable pdf , so all you have to do is add your info, print it out and put it in an envelope.

In addition we have added some other awesome Halloween freebies that you can download individually or download all of the Awesome Halloween Downloads 2013. Don't forget about to check out our Awesome Halloween Downloads 2012
Note: to extract zip files, just right click the file and select "extract all" and save to desired folder.

Gramkin Halloween Invitation Printable : Fillable pdf file with instructions.

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Snapshot: Ethereal Wedding

extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
"her ethereal beauty"

I love the ethereal style photos, whether it's natural lighting , the dress, Photoshop Actions or some element that take ordinary to that extraordinary dream- like phase.  I especially love it in wedding photography as it adds a unique feel to an already special day.The following are a few beautiful "ethereal" shots and if you are looking add a little "ethereal" look to your photographs, take at look at our post about free Photoshop Actions.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Mini Pancake Pizza

This yummy, cheesy goodness is brought to you via Noble Pig and is a lovely variation of the mini pizza using pancake mix.

Mini Pepperoni Pizza Pancakes
Serves: Makes 12-15 (4-inch) pancakes


For the batter:

  • dry pancake mix (enough to make 12-15 pancakes) this is about 1 cup of dry mix and 1-1/3 cups of water
  • 1 pound shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese (make sure to shred yourself ~ large shred), divided
  • 1 Tabelspoon pizza seasoning*

For the toppings:

  • 5 ounces Hormel mini pepperoni
  • 4 ounces mild Italian sausage, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 cup pizza sauce

*If you cannot find Pizza Seasoning, make your own:

  • 2 Tablespoons oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fennel
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder


  • Preheat flat top, griddle or pan to 350 degrees F or medium-high heat. Oil the griddle or pan before adding pancake batter. I always oil the pan or my flat top with a paper towel that I douse in oil first. This way there is just enough oil to keep things from not sticking and not being too greasy.
  • For the batter, mix together dry mix with the water. Add 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese and pizza seasoning. If the batter is really thick add a 1/4 cup water and stir. Add more if needed. You don't want the batter to be overly thick once you add the cheese.
  • Using remaining cheese, start by placing one tablespoon of cheese on the griddle. It will start to melt right away. Pour 1/8 cup of batter on top of the cheese. Immediately add pepperoni and sausage to the top of the pancake. Turn once there are lots of bubbles, just like when you make regular pancakes. Flip over and cook until done. The bottom side with the cheese will be crispy, this is what you want.
  • Remove from griddle and sprinkle each pancake with a 1/2 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Place pancakes on a tray.
  • Serve immediately with pizza sauce for dipping.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Storefront: TICTAIL

For many small business owners there comes a time when they want to make the jump to an ecommerce site.Though there are several options to choose from, one of those options is Tictail.

Tictail is described as "the tool that permits you to open your shop without the hassle" . On the Tictail home page you will find detailed information and also example of shops. In addition , it's FREE. They have an easy video that shows you your options and how easy it is to use.

They are a new Swedish company ( just about a year old)  and have already hit over 24k stores. Looking at the sites and functions, I can see why. If you are really looking for a free ecommerce site that is easy, fast and professional, I think that Tictail is a good option.

You can connect your own domain name, your PayPal account, change the favicon and set up Google Analytics . This is a new platform so you don’t have all the different customization of the others well-known ecommerce sites, but you can edit your store with HTM/CSS .  Did I mention it’s completely free?

Pros: Free, fantastic minimalist Scandinavian design, no adverts
Cons: Do have to pay for the extra apps like custom domains , custom store coupons/discounts.
           There is also no currency conversion

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Thursday, August 14, 2014