Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Sicilian Nun Singing Alicia Keys + May Ad Space

Why does this make me so weepy?!  Her enthusiasm! Those shoes!  I can't.

Now that we're all emotionally fragile from that, I'd like to talk to you about affordable, insanely effective advertising packages. I've got some. You might want it.

Who advertises here?  Life coaches. Etsy shops. Indie fashion labels. Travel websites.  Artists.  Designers of all types.  Who reads Yes and Yes?  Smart, funny, awesome women.  Mostly 18-35 English speakers - though there are plenty of teenagers and above-35s who stop by as well.  If you're a Big Deal Brand and you're interested in working together, check out my past partnerships with Blowfish Shoes and Shutterfly among others.

Sidebar ad space is available in one, two and three month packages with pricing discounts at two and three months. All 220 x 100 sponsors will be included in the mid-month sponsor introduction post and three month sponsors have the option of a giveaway (of an item/service valued at a minimum of $100) if they're interested. And 220 x 220 sponsored get their own post -150 words, five images, five links. The next available 220 x 220 ad space is June 15th.


$80 and $200 sponsors also have the option of offering discount codes to Yes and Yes newsletter subscribers (3,800+ people!) at no additional charge.

Some facts about Yes and Yes?
Daily unique visitors: 3,200 - 3,500 a day
Page views: 240,000+ per month
Twitter followers: 5,790+
Facebook fans: 3,870+
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I am just head over heels for getting connected with the whip-smart and gorgeously gutsy women in Sarah Von Bargen's readership. Over the last 30 days, advertising on Yes and Yes has hooked me up with over 700 hits, countless subscribers, and 3 lovely sign-ups for my newest offering - that last bit earning me over $900 in revenue. However, stats aside, the honest reason that I truly keep coming back is that I love the way Sarah constructs her advertising experience, as a natural extension of her site and out of genuine excitement to connect her readers with awesome services. - Mara Glatzel, Medicinal Marzipan

While advertising with Yes and Yes for two months, I watched my pageviews grow from 50 per day to over 1200! Holy moly! It was such an awesome way to watch my traffic, sales, and followers increase (and stick around!). And I gained over 25 newsletter readers in one day! Seriously, it was the best investment I’ve made in my business so far. If you’re looking to build your audience with the loveliest 20-30 somethings, Yes and Yes readers are perfect. Definitely recommend grabbing your spot now. I can’t wait to do it again. - Ashley, Your Super Awesome Life

Advertising with Yes and Yes has been the most beneficial blog of the several blogs I purchased advertising through.  In less than 2 months, I've received over 700 visitors from advertising and feel it has really been a wonderful investment to get my blog off to a great start. - Amanda, Grow Soul Beautiful

Want in? Drop me a line at sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org.

A four word phrase that might change your life

A few months ago, over an enormous bowl of guac and a big bottle of Malbec, my best friend inadvertently introduced me to a phrase that's been slowly transforming my life. 

It began (as most good stories do) with trying to cancel a gym membership.

You know how this story goes: you call them to cancel the gym membership. They give you a guilt trip the size of a city blog and insist you come to the gym in person, look them in the face and tell them you'd rather not sweat on their lat press anymore. You sign paperwork. They glare. You glare. It's awkward at best, demoralizing at worst.

But! My best friend (because she's amazing and smart and tough) responded to their come-cancel-this-in-person request with:
"I'd prefer not to." 

After a bit of back and forth, the gym rep caved, said he's accept this phone call as proof of termination, and my friend was free to spend her $50 a month on a yoga studio closer to her house.

My brain exploded at the brilliant, razor sharp simplicity of that phrase: I'd prefer not to.

If you're a lady, raised in America, you've probably been implicitly taught that you should be
a) pleasant
b) agreeable
c) accommodating

And even though I can be a grade-A hardass and I'm the captain of Team Personal Responsibility, I have my own moments of doing yoga-caliber backbends to please others. God forbid I ruffle the feathers of the shop girl/my neighbor/my insurance agent.

Why is it so hard to say no? 
When the cashier asks for your email address (so they can bombard you with spam)
When the friend of a friend who rode with you to the party wants to leave 15 minutes in (THE BBQ ISN'T EVEN HOT YET, GIRL!)
When you get the hard sell from a pushy salesperson

The beauty of "I'd prefer not to" is that it's simultaneously polite and appropriate while being steely-eyed, this-is-not-a-line-of-questioning-you-want-to-pursue-my-friend ice queen-ery. Use it on people who are not respecting your space or boundaries, presumptuous strangers, sidewalk petition pushers asking you to support something you don't believe in.

And a slightly warmer version for family members, friends, and well-intentioned strangers: "I'd prefer to ________________"
"I'd prefer to check out your organization online before I sign anything."
"I'd prefer a second opinion."
"I'd prefer we left on Sunday morning so we can beat the traffic."
"I'd prefer spreading that project over a few days."

We can't control anyone else's behavior and we can't always fault them for trying, asking, pushing the envelope a little. (Because if you don't ask, the answer is always no).

But when we say yes to things we don't want to do or allow people to cross lines we've drawn in the proverbial sand, we end up resentful, sulky, and possibly constructing personal voodoo dolls for each person who has inadvertently asked too much of us. We're the only ones responsible for setting and maintaining our boundaries.
You get to choose when you say yes and no.
You get to push back (politely, articulately) when someone wants more than you're willing to give.
You get to question the validity of someone's demand - gym membership or otherwise.

How do you respond when people ask you to do something you don't want to do? How do you maintain your boundaries?

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photo by rebecca siegel // cc

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An Insanely Mercenary Breakdown Of Why I Post What I Post


Things are about to get steely-eyed and strategic, y'all. If you ever wondered why the same blog covers fashion, cats, and career advice, I'm breaking it down on my small business blog today. 

Traveling The World Via Instagram - My 10 Favorite International Instragrammers

A million years after everyone else, I've jumped on the Instagram bandwagon like the curmudgeonly, late-adopter I am. (You can follow me here).

But now that I'm there? I'm there, satisfying my never-ending wanderlust by following photographers from all over the world, gorging myself on back alley peeks into other countries and photos of food I don't recognize. 

Here are 10 of my favorite fascinating, colorful, I-want-to-go-there-now international Instagram accounts.

London // @aladyinlondon
Let's all live vicariously through this California expat who's relocated to London (via Brussels, Providence, Paris, Prague, San Diego, and Nice) and visited 95 countries. Equally impressive to me: she left a career as a hedge fund manager to become a travel writer and consultant. I raise my tea cup to you, miss.

Hong Kong // @priboghani
Priyanka was born in Mumbai, grew up in Hong Kong, and earned her degrees in England (impressive, no?) She loves writing about "India, Hong Kong, humanitarian issues, my travels, my photography, literature and cricket." Her instagram feed makes me homesick for Asia

India // @mumbaipaused
Oversaturated and mysterious, these photos make me think of those hot, humid days when it's 90 degrees and somehow overcast. They're a fascinating peek into daily Indian life. 

New Zealand // @hellopoe
I will race you - right now - to be Adrienne Pitts' new BFF. The Kiwi photographer loves "travel, people, dogs, coffee." (I'll talk to her about considering cats instead of dogs). Her photos are color-filled, joyful, sweet

Bahrain // @lovelyandcurious
I'm a pretty intrepid, experienced traveler and this instagram feed reminds me (daily) that OMG THERE ARE STILL SO MANY PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO. Monkeys! Riding camels! Drinking water from gold chalices

South Africa // @garethpon
Gareth Pon has a leg up on the rest of us because he's a professional filmmaker and photographer who's lived in Johannesburg his whole life. So let's greedily eat up his insights (and amazing photos) of his country - like: what to eat, where to go, which graffitied walls to stand in front of

North Korea // @dguttenfelder
What? There's an Instagram feed of the most culturally isolated country in the world? FASCINATING. David Guttenfelder is the Associated Press chief Asia photographer, so he rather knows what he's doing. 

Germany // @sandrajuto
"Berlin's got a pretty affordable cost of living, right? And I studied German in high school and I'm half German so moving there would be an good and obvious life choice." These are the thoughts I have every time I look through Sandra's Instagram feed. Can you blame me? Picnics in the park! Apartment buildings that look like this!

Finland // @nellahelsinki
Do you know anything about Finland? I know nothing. I've always assumed it was a variation on the Scandinavian theme (full of painfully attractive, industrious blonds, beautiful architecture, rugged coastlines). Apparently, there's more to it than that - but it does have a lot of those, too. 

Scotland // @alisonchino
Alison is living the life most of us dream of. She moved her family of six from Arkansas to Aberdeen, Scotland and now they spend their time going on hikes, drinking tea, and generally being as adorable as humanly possible. Let's be her when we grow up, shall we? 

Who are your favorite international Instagrammers? And if you're on Instagram, leave a link to your feed in the comments so we can all be friends!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kitchen Globetrotter: Tanzania // Pineapple Salad

Claire Suellentrop believes eating well + having a really good time need not be mutually exclusive. Learn to achieve both on Eat Well. Party Hard. Say hello on Instagram + Twitter.

There’s something about coconut that makes whatever it touches just…irresistible. I first made this discovery several years ago, when I used coconut milk (rather than plain ol’ water) to cook up a pot of rice. I remember my main squeeze remarking during dinner that it seemed like some kind of magic—that he couldn’t stop sneaking bite after bite, that the coconut just made him “want to get to know” that rice. And guys, it was just rice!

More recently, the tantalizing mixture of crunchy coconut + toasty cashews against a backdrop of comforting cream + bright citrus had me wanting to “get to know” this pineapple salad all the way to the bottom of the bowl. Seriously, do not try this alone if you don’t want to polish off an entire pineapple in one sitting. It can happen, and I speak from experience. You’ve been warned.

Tanzanian Pineapple Salad:
Adapted from this recipe

Serves 8

3 large pineapples
2/3 c cashew nuts
1/2 c coconut slivers
1 c soy cream
4 tbsp honey, (for a fully vegan version, use agave)
1 to 3 oz white rum (to taste, somewhere between 1-2 shots)
Peel the pineapples and cut the flesh into cubes.

In a dry frying pan, toast (separately!) the cashews and coconut slivers until lightly browned, then set aside to cool.

In a small bowl, mix together the cream, honey and rum. Pour mixture over pineapple cubes, then add about half of the toasted cashews and coconut slivers. Mix well and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Before serving, garnish with the reserved cashews and coconut slivers.

Have you ever been to Tanzania? What amazing things did you eat there? 

P.S. Taiwanese Dan Bing and a Mini Travel Guide for Burkina Faso

photos by puliarf // n. feans // cc

Monday, April 21, 2014

True Story: I Had My Breast Implants Removed

This is one of many True Story interviews, in which we talk to people who have experienced interesting, amazing, challenging things. This is the story of Apryl and her decision to get her breast implants removed.

Tell us a bit about yourself! 
I'm from Los Angeles via Minneapolis via Los Angeles. I'm currently residing in St. Paul before I move to NYC next year. I have a little mobile business called Fruition Temple Wellness where I teach yoga, coach people through their transition into healthier eating, and teach them how to make vegan, raw vegan, and/or fruitarian dishes. I also do freelance social media and internet marketing and I'm a songwriter and recording artist. For fun, I enjoy reading non-fiction health and spirituality books, going to fruitlucks (like a potluck only with ripe fruits and veggies), taking barefoot walks and naked sunbathing... weather permitting. 

Growing up, how did you feel about your body? 
Growing up, I never really had body issues. The other girls at school called me anorexic because I was naturally thin. I didn't even know what that word meant at the time. Kids can be very cruel to each other.

How old were you when you decided to get implants? What lead you to make that decision? 
My breast implants were my birthday present to myself, just a few months before I turned 21. I had become self-conscious about my protruding rib cage (thanks to scoliosis) and I was dying to feel more feminine. 

How did the people in your life react to your decision?
Nobody really supported my decision, but they were there for me. I got a lot of strange looks from cousins. However, my aunt had always had breast implants and I went to the same doctor as my then-boyfriend's stepmother. 

Tell us about the process of getting implants. 
I don't really remember much of the process. I think it's a lot different now. I never got to "try on" breasts, like you can now. I think I paid $4850 for them after years of saving. 

How did you feel when you saw your new breasts? 
At first, I was afraid they weren't big enough! I always loved them until my late twenties when I became uncomfortable with their size and obvious fake-ness.

Did you new breasts change your life at all? 
Running was a joke. Now, I feel like I'm flying when I sprint down the sidewalk. Also, finding clothes was always difficult. Baggy things made me look pregnant, tight things made me appear slutty.
Men and women I've dated never really seemed to care that I had breast implants. Only one guy was suuuuper into them. My current girlfriend likes my real boobs much more than the fake ones. She has said the fake ones frightened her and felt funny. I'm sure that they have scared off many people over the years. I can imagine some of them even thought things like, "I could never introduce this woman to my parents." They were just massive.

When did you start to think about having them removed? 
Towards my late twenties, I felt more and more tired along with an overall sense of illness. My mother kept suggesting it could be my implants. I didn't want to hear it. I knew they were too big for my body and I didn't really "need" them anymore to feel good about myself, but I couldn't imagine what life would be like without them. After years of getting more into fruitarianism, I really wanted a natural body. I was living the healthiest lifestyle possible, in my mind, but I didn't feel well. I knew it was time to say goodbye to the gals. It had been 13 years, anyway. 

How does the process of getting breast implants removed compare to the process of having them put in? 
Well, I was awake for the removal surgery. It was awful. They numbed the area, but I felt everything. I cried the whole time. There was a wonderful team of nurses calming me down and helping me breathe. When the surgeon was tugging on the left implant, I had the sensation that he was removing something else besides the implant. After the surgery, I saw a paper towel with a black lump on it on the floor next to the operating table. I had gone back to the same doctor who put them in... He did a great job, but I wish I wouldn't have been so out of it. I would have demanded to know what that black mass was.

The recovery was six weeks and I'm still getting my energy back. I don't really remember much about the original surgery, but the recovery took forever. I was a wreck and the pain killers made me vomit. Violently throwing up while trying to hold my chest was torturous. 

How do you feel about your breasts now?
Although I was encouraged to have a breast lift along with the removal, I chose not to because of the extra cost, horrid anchor-shaped scar (similar to a breast reduction), and also the recovery time. My ladies hang a little low, but they look amazing! I love them so much! I can't believe I wasted 13 years walking around like that. I look back and think I was duped by what I thought would make me sexy, normal, and girly in the eyes of others. I will only partially blame magazines and celebrities for my prior low-self esteem. 

I don't think people should be able to get crazy plastic surgery until the age of 25 or 26 when their frontal lobes have developed. I certainly wouldn't have made the same decision had I been forced to wait that long.

Thanks so much for sharing, Apryl.  Do you guys have any questions for Apryl?  Have any of you had plastic surgery?  How do you feel about the results?

P.S. How to broadcast body confidence and 9 ways to love moving your body

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Web Time Wasters

The Longest Way 1.0 - walk through China and grow a beard! - TIMELAPSE from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

How was your week, guys? I attended my first Passover (fun!), drank wine with lady friends deep into the night, and as you read this I'm hosting Easter dinner for eight, cooking in this teeny tiny kitchen. Wish me luck!

Links for you!

I love a good subscription box. This one gives $1 from each monthly subscription to charity!

Well, this is lovely. Buy a t-shirt, send a kid to school.

What do you think of the 'ban bossy' campaign?
Instead of drawing focus to how girls don’t fit the traditional male model of leadership, maybe we should look at how the model of leadership is changing, as is the world around it. It might even be time to encourage certain boys to be lessbossy, that the way to increase your power is to assume the mental vantage point of the least powerful person in the room. And just as we shouldn’t criticize girls for acting quote-unquote ‘masculine’ (“that bitch”) we shouldn’t criticize boys for acting quote-unquote ‘feminine’ (“that pussy”). It might help to recognize that the most powerful and beloved leaders can tune into the crowd and move it from the inside out, combining traits that are associated with both genders.

What? You can stream music on Youtube?

I loved this guide to cultural hand gestures. (I used to get the 'come here' gesture wrong when I lived in Taiwan all.the.time)

Is this cute or dumpy?

I just discovered this local fashion blogger: MEOW.

Did you know my first job out of a college was event planning? Yup. I loved this behind-the-scenes look at the industry.
As the planner and coordinator, it's always our fault. I hate saying it because I have a feeling I'll get slack on that point, but it's true. It doesn't matter what vendor screwed up - if your photographer didn't get an important shot or the rental company didn't bring enough chairs or the fire alarm goes off because the band brought a smoke machine you didn't know about. It's always going to be the planner's fault. Actually, let me rephrase that - a good planner will more than likely take responsibility for it.

Things to eat/bake/cook: carrot green chimichurri, crispy smashed potatoes, lemon raspberry pie heart crusts, dino pasta with dino kale, raw pad thai.

Do you, too, suffer from Rental Kitchen of Doom? It's totally possible to make rental kitchens adorable!

Yup. 10 universal truths.

I really liked this post about how we can think differently about time and wasting vs. spending.

Gosh but I love homes in repurposed buildings! Look at these old school houses that have been home-i-fied!

Around the world in 80 diets!
Willie Ishulutak, an Innuit soapstone carver in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada with one day's typical food, and drink. The caloric value of his day's worth of food on a typical day in the month of October was 4700 kcals. He is 29 years of age; 5 feet, 9 inches and 143 pounds

Naming products for a living: not what you thought.

Such a pretty dress for spring!

Did you see that COMPLETELY OFFENSIVE Cadillac 'Poolside' ad? Ford created their own as a response and it's great.

Let's make a pact that we're never going to wear these.

I had no idea. Did you know William S. Burroughs killed his wife? And it's just a quirky footnote in his history?
In the story, as it's commonly repeated, Burroughs fired at Vollmer during a party while enacting a "William Tell" game. Having, according to him, accidently aimed low, his bullet struck Vollmer's head, killing her. Burroughs himself mythologized the event, claiming it was the genesis of his becoming a writer, while distancing himself from it, as well, seeing it evidence of an "invader," or "Ugly Spirit" inside him.

A few Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: Amazing quotes from our girl Zora Neale Hurston, True Story: A nudist resort helped me love my body, 10 ways to feel rich

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Is it possible to be smart AND funny? (Dur. Yes.)

This post is brought to you by free-range eggs, anthropomorphism, the letter P, and The Parsnippety.

I would like, very much, to be the sort of person who understands the difference between free range and organic, who buys only local, organic produce and knows that Monsanto is a multinational chemical, and agricultural biotechnology corporation (not an evil cartoon count).

And while I would like to be that sort of person - I'm also really drawn to funny cat videos.

Since I care about hormone-free milk but I also have a short attention span (and an appreciation for memes) The Parsnippety is pretty much the best website that's ever happened to my knowledge of the environment, plants, and animals. Why? Because it addresses tough, smart, complicated topics (like climate change, pesticide use, fossil fuels) with short, funny videos and cartoons of talking vegetables.  I can do that!

An excerpt from one of my favorite posts:
Asked by a reporter to comment on fossil fuels and climate change, the moss turned a darker shade of green and clenched its tiny non-vascular fists, saying: “Don’t get me started on this—not now! Nothing’s going to stop me from enjoying this moment and celebrating with all these wonderful species, some of them really exotic. Find me later and I’ll give you a quote.”

You can follow along with their adventures on Twitter or Facebook (or you could just poke your head into your veggie crisper and ask that head of broccoli what's up - but that probably wouldn't be very informative.)

I do one sponsored post each month. If you'd like to introduce you writing/ideas/products to 11,000+ people in one fell swoop, check out my sponsor info here or drop me a line at sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

10 Things To Do In Florida If You (Like Me) Don't Like Amusement Parks

I'd like to start this blog post by acknowledging that I don't like amusement parks.
Fried food, spew-inducing roller coasters, long lines, direct sunlight, other people's poorly behaved children? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

You'd quite literally have to pay me $200 to go to Disneyland.

So when my guy invited me to tag along to a conference in Tampa my thought process went something like this:
"Ohhhhh! Beaches and warmth! (But what I am going to do on day three when I've read all my books and I've reached that sweet spot of slightly-less-pale-but-not-sunburned?)"

Friends, be ye not so stupid as me. There are tons of fun, interesting things to do in Florida that don't involve creepy cartoon characters or animatronic figures shrilling old songs at you.

Here are ten of my favorites!

1. Drink in a Tiki bar
Did you know these were still A Thing? I certainly didn't. If you're not familiar, a tiki bar "is an exotic–themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails, especially rum-based mixed drinks such as the Mai Tai or 'Zombie cocktail'". My guy and I popped into Ka Tiki (directly across the street from the beach!) and had two drinks and a plate of fried things for $12. People also say good things about The Backyard and The Bamboo Beach Bar and Grill.

2. See the Weeki Wachee mermaids
Do you love magical things? Do you love life? Are you a human being with a pulse? If so, you will love these mermaids. I loved them so much I'll be devoting a separate post to their magic, but let me assure you that they are 100% worth the $13 entrance fee. The ladies perform three times a day (a different show each time) and you can also take a river cruise, rent kayaks, swim, and see an educational animal show between shows.

3. Smoke a hand-rolled cigar
I'm not really good at smoking things and I've never inhaled a single cigar. That being said, I love watching people make things with their hands and tobacco leaves smell like subtle, vanilla-scented heaven. Ybor City is full of cigar shops where you can press your eager face to the window and watch cigar rollers at work. Or you can just go inside and buy cigars. And did you know they even come in different flavors?

4. Watch a movie at the Tampa Theatre
Oh, what's that? You'd like to pay normal movie prices for a gorgeous, old-school movie-viewing experience? And you like interesting indie movies? This is the place for you, friends. Unchanged since it was built in 1926, the theatre features a huge balcony, insanely fancy turrets and tiling, AND A WOMAN WHO PLAYS THE CALLIOPE BEFORE EACH MOVIE. Movies are $11. Get on it.

5. Visit the Dali Museum
Melting watches, spectacular mural-sized paintings, religious pieces featuring Dali's wife's face as the Virgin Mary - they're all here. Get the free audio guide and learn more about his complex relationship with his family and his forays into advertising and movies. Be sure to take your photo with the giant mustache outside and add your entrance bracelet to the wish tree! (Tickets are a bit expensive so try to get them ahead of time at your AAA office or go on Thursdays after 5.)

5. Go to Big Cat Rescue and squee over the Lion and Tigress couple
Did you know there are still several states where you're allowed to own big cats? And they frequently don't count as pets but as property - so animal endangerment laws don't protect them? Yuck. Big Cat Rescue serves as a permanent second home to big cats who've been confiscated in police raids (!) or rescued from road-side zoos or circuses.

My favorite cats were the lion and tiger couple who'd been introduced as cubs, raised together, and rescued together. They live together at Big Cat Rescue where apparently the tigress taunts the lion by throwing his toys in the pool (because he doesn't like water) and shaking herself off after a swim directly next to him. Big Cats: They're Jerks Just Like Our Cats.

7. Go on a Dolphin-spotting tour
I know it's suuuuuuper tempting to swim with captive dolphins and there are about a million places in Florida where you can that. But dolphins are uniquely ill-suited to confinement. They're social creatures that live in large pods and travel forty-plus miles a day, with 80 percent of that time spent beneath the surface of the water.

So! How about we just go look at dolphins, swimming happily in their natural habitat? I'm totally partial to this tour company called Little Toot.

8. Kayak with manatees
I swam with a manatee already but I'd be happy to kayak along side these sweet, teddybear-faced guys. This company runs a particularly animal and eco-friendly company, discouraging you from befriending them in the wild even if they hug and kiss your kayak. Which they apparently do.

9. Eat your weight in Cuban food
Dur. Obviously. Let's talk about cuban sandwiches (sweet ham, roast pork and Swiss cheese on toasted Cuban bread with mustard and pickles), filete salteado (strips of beef tenderloin sauteed with peppers and a special sauce) and pernil asado (pork shoulder braised with onions in its own juices and spices.) Or, if you're vegetarian like me, order croquetas de frijoles (bean croquettes) or madures fritos (fried ripe plantains).

10. Go thrifting
A huge percentage of Florida's inhabitants are retirees and snowbirds who are regularly downsizing and getting rid of their gorgeous vintage dresses and mid century furniture. Which means you can swoop in like the thrifting bird of paradise you are and snatch them up for a song. I hear good things about PreviewMod, Red white and blue thrift stores, and The Rabbit Hole.

Florida natives, what other good things should we know about?

P.S. 5 unmissable Louisiana adventures and How to road trip solo

photos sam howitz // roadside wonders // jason mcelweenie // wlbpa // // constant rambling // chrismatos // boxer bob // eugene kim // orin zebest

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How To Take Gorgeous, Sale-Making Product Photos

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If you sell physical products you know you need great photos, right? Pop over to my small business blog for some insight on how to do just that!