Thursday, September 24, 2009

Super Cool Idea =)

Make a Tripod Out of a Paperclip!

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Of all the species of office supplies, none is more adaptable than the wily paperclip.

Over the millenia, paperclips have evolved to form chains, lamps, and, surprisingly, a house in Saskatchewan.

Now introducing the latest incarnation, the paperclip tripod!

A couple of strategic bends transforms the humble paperclip into a stand for your camera.

Scrounge a couple of clips from work and tuck them in your camera case.

Then when you need a quick shot of you and your best mate at the coffee shop, just whip one out, prop your camera on it and shoot.

The stand will hold a point-and-shoot horizontally or vertically with a little balancing.

Bending and paperclips: the solution to so many of life’s problems.


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Friday, September 18, 2009

Melissa West Photography: bugaloo baby shoe contest

If you love soft leather shoes for babies, go over to Passionate Homemaking (one of my favorite blogs to follow) and look at their giveaway for sweet baby shoes. Bugaloo has the cutest little shoes and are so affordable=) Chloe and Bluebird are my favorite for little girls and when a little boy comes along I'll be off to buy Eddie and Dash!
Because, I love these shoes and I am having such a great day (Melissa pauses to munch on chocolate her hubby brought her =) I'm taking Lindsay's lead and offering my readers a chance to win a pair as well (oh happy day!) To win leave me a comment below about your favorite shoe style and on Wednesday, Sept. 23. I'll choose a random winner to receive a pair of Bugaloo shoes of their choice. Be sure to leave the shoe size for your little one. For a second chance to win blog or tweet about this giveaway and let me know. For yet another entry subscribe to the blog (if you already subscribe let me know).
Okay, post away... let your friends know as well=)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Melissa West Photography: 50/50/50 Sneak Peek - Annapolis Area Family Photographer

Here are a few more sneaks from the mini sessions last weekend. Enjoy=) Such cute little models that I had to work with!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Melissa West Photography: going...going...

...gone! Okay I'm out of here=) I'll be out of town for a few days (yay!) relaxing with my hubby and sweet babe, so I'll return all e-mails and phone calls when I return on Friday.

And because all post are boring without a picture... here is a sneak peek from one of the babies being featured in my upcoming collection. I felt bad laughing while he was starting to cry, but he just looked so cute!

Mamas to the other sweet babes, I promise to post a sneak of your babes when I return.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Melissa West Photography: 50/50/50 Sneak Peek - Annapolis Area Family Photographer

Here are a few of my favorites from last weekend's mini sessions with some of the babies that will be featured in the 50/50/50 Fine Art Collection. Despite the forecast of rain, we went ahead with the sessions and the day was beautiful (though a little hot=) Thanks to all the dads and mamas for their help!

There are still a few spots open for babies in the collection. If you are interested contact me for more information at