Do you go out to shop on Black Friday? Do you like to face these crowds?
This is more my style of shopping. I like to sit in my warm and cozy home and do all my shopping on-line. So this is why I am showing you “My Favorite Things.” These are all items that I use regularly and love and would gladly recommend anyone of you to purchase for yourself or a gift.
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For the photographers on your list:
Shoot Fly Shoot: This is the online class that I took and I learned so much from these guys. They keep it simple, which is what I need. They also teach you by using videos. I am such a visual learner and they rock it in their videos. The greatest thing about it, you can watch the videos at your own pace and re-watch them months later for a refresher course.
Click Here to learn more about Shoot Fly Shoot on-line classes. Shoot Fly Shoot is running a Cyber Monday sale offering 50% off ALL CLASSES. Sale is running Saturday 11/28/15 through Monday 11/30/15. I will certainly be getting the LightRoom Trianing class! Click on the link above to buy your online class.
LightRoom by Adobe: This is the easiest program to use to edit your photos. I have a hard time learning Photoshop, it has a major learning curve and I just don’t have the time or patience. When I discovered Lightroom, I knew in an instant that is was something that I could learn. I saw a brief tutorial from fellow bloggers and saw how easy it was to navigate around and make my changes without much hassle. This is a MUST for any photographers, professional or just a hobbyist.
Click Here to learn more about Lightroom. I also want to mention that Shoot Fly Shoot also has an on-line training on how to use Lightroom. So this is a perfect gift that goes hand in hand.
For the “Crafter” on your list:
Silhouette Cameo: This is my go to machine that helps make my crafting world a whole lot easier. I mainly use it to make my own stencils. This has saved me time and money in the long run. For those of you who follow me, know that I have named my machine Cameron. I figured since I was always using it, we needed to get a little personal and give him a name.
Click here to learn more about Silhouette. Make sure you use code: Designed
For the DIY’er on your list:
Kreg Jig: This is one of the greatest tools ever. This makes it so simple to make pocket holes, it requires no complicated math. Once you start to use one of these, you will ask yourself, “How did I ever build without this?” They have a variety of different jig systems, so you can fit your budget.
Ryobi Brad Nailer: I know you know how much I love this thing! I use it all the time and I am amazed how I did anything without it. I can’t even count the amounts of projects I have completed using my Brad Nailer. So, I think it is time I give him a name. I am going to keep it simple and call him “Brad.” Mr. DD might get jealous when I tell him to get Brad, my handy man!
For the Baker on your list:
KitrchenAid Stand Mixer: This makes my life so much easier when I am baking. I have had my stand mixer for years now. I did make the statement once I bought one, “Why in the world did I wait so long to buy one of these?”
Apple peeler, corer, and slicer: This gadget has saved me many hours of peeling, slicing, and coring apples. My family is much happier that I have one too. I would never consider making an apple pie or any apple dessert if I had to peel all those apples. Once I purchased one of these, I began to make pies and many more apple desserts, hence why my family is happy.
Magic Bullet: I use this blender almost every day. I would not be able to function without it. I am a smoothie fan and this makes my life so much easier. I can blend a shake and take it with me. This also helps me eat right when I am traveling, it packs well and it is so easy to make shakes when traveling in town for the day or on an out-of-state trip.
It was VERY hard to narrow down my favorite items, but I decided to focus on the things I use the most and this list is it. They make my life much easier so, it makes it easier for me to recommend you these items. Happy Black Friday Shopping. I have my list and I will be making a few purchases today as well.