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What First Impression Does Your Online Profile Make?

There were these two nuns that always rushed. They rushed through morning prayers. They rushed through their parish duties. They rushed through their lives. One day Mother Superior decides they need to be more contemplative in their duties and slow down. She sits down with them and says, “I need you two to learn that
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Angela’s Spring Beauty Tips

I have a special treat. Angela Penhollow is a fantastic makeup artist that I have worked with and has agreed to be available to do makeup for seniors this year. I asked her a while ago to contribute to my blog, because I thought that my clients would appreciate some fresh and original insights from
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Found a Pretty, Cool Beauty Blog

Yep, that is a little play on words. Since deciding to start work with a local hair and makeup artist for senior pictures, I thought I should find out a little more about the beauty industry. When it comes to fashion-esque topics, I’m really quite ignorant….but I’m trying. On my quest for such self-education, I
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American Idol Blog

The talent of the contestants each year on American Idol always amazing me. Needless to say, I’m a fan. I recently found a blog that is pretty good. If you’re an American Idol fan, you may want to follow it. He picked nine of the top ten contestants when they were paring them down from
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Vintage Scrap-Booking Blog

I recently came across a blog called Chrissy’s Corner. Chrissy has been doing some really cool scrap-booking pages with vintage photos. I don’t scrapbook, but I really appreciate the amount of work and creativity that goes into pages like that. If you’re doing scrap-booking, I think this might be a really interesting site for you
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I Have a New Online Image Host

I recently switched providers for my online hosting. If you’re not already, online image hosting is something you should consider, too. Save $5 on SmugMug with this Coupon Code bRKnz4qoIznYc I have a friend, Jenny. Jenny had a house in the Time Check area in Cedar Rapids, IA, about a block and a half from
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Becca’s Senior Picture Slideshow

Becca, Senior Picture Slideshow from Mark Oehler on Vimeo. All the seniors I do photos of are special. To make their sessions even more special, I make video slideshows of their photos. It is a fun way to show off the images and add some additional pizazz. They are all custom-made by me. Video slideshows
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Written Appreciation: It’s Nice to Get Notes

We all want to be appreciated. Seniors, you’re preparing to head out into the world to make it on you own. Most of us can’t do that…going it alone is tough. We all get support from friends, family and, sometimes, complete strangers. In the past year or so, I have really learned a valuable lesson
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Get a Free Audio Book

I have been using audible.com for about a year. It is great. I have listened to over a dozen books. I didn’t think I would get that into it, but I’ve really enjoyed it. If you sign up with audible, you can get a free download to check it out yourself. In the spirit of
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Choo-Choo

I never had model trains as a kid. My best friend’s brother did, but not me. I thought it would be cool if my boys, at some point, showed interest when they are older (so I could deny them the joy I was denied). Then, a couple weeks ago, I saw a flyer on a
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