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How to get better photos

A few years ago I wrote a post on what’s in my camera bag, and I frequently get asked how I get the photos that I shoot for the blog, the shop, our home and of our family. But technology changes  so I’m doing a little update here and also including my favorite iPhone apps for
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Gift guides for Christmas 2016: the colorful and happy friend who adores all things in every color of the rainbow www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Gift guide: the rainbow-loving trendsetter

Gift guide time! Today it’s all about finds for your favorite color lover who knows that everything’s better when there’s MORE. Lots of great stocking stuffer ideas in this round-up, by the way. HAPPY SOCKS TASSEL EARRINGS PINK MEMO BOARD MULTICOLOR PLAYING CARDS ANNIE SELKE FLEECE BLANKET PRISMACOLOR PENCILS TORY BURCH IN COLOR BOOK PLUS
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Gift guide: your France-obsessed best friend who can't get enough stripe shirts and always has perfect hair www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Gift Guide: your Parisian chic friend whose hair is always perfectly coiffed

It’s gift guide time and I’ve got several lined up! First up is this Parisian-inspired guide for your bestie/sister/mom/wife/girlfriend with classic style and those perfect bangs. PEARL EARRINGS KULE STRIPE SHIRT CLARE V. TASSEL FOB MARBLIZED BOWL SERENA & LILY PUBLIC BIKE REBECCA ATWOOD BOOK SOPHIE & LILI PRINT FOR SUGAR PAPER DIPTYQUE CANDLE  

Get the look of this cozy windowseat library, perfect for spending the chilly winter months curled up with a good book www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

4 Books to Read (& a cozy nook to read them in)

Last weekend we made a trip to the local bookshop and while the baby was screeching I grabbed a handful of new reads and a few gifts.  I think one of my must-do self-care things is taking time to read. I love nothing more than curling up in a big pile of pillows with a
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