When did Black Friday become Grey Thursday?Traditionally we started our Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving – causing retailers balance sheets to turn into the black and spawning the origins of the name Black Friday.But then stores started opening early, then earlier, and then really early.Then people started sleeping outside stores to be first in line.Then things went from bad to worse when stores decided to open at midnight on Thanksgiving night.And now the opening... continue reading
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Apparently every American has Martha Stewart on speed dial.At least that’s the impression you get when you look at holiday stock images.Just search keywords like Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Dinner or Holiday Traditions.The images that are returned are all a mélange of smiling, happy families sitting down to beautifully set dinner tables with a perfectly cooked meal. I don’t know about you, but that’s not exactly how thing go down at my house.Do we always have a great meal... continue reading
It is a holiday here in the USA, a day of reflection and family for many, where we give thanks for what we have. I will NOT be out in the stores buying 'things' or camping out in the rain and snow. I will be with grandkids and grown children and parents, thankful that my parents are still here to share a dinner, thankful that my children are grown and have a roof over their heads and a job to care for THEIR children, and thankful for my 8 grandchildren, a few who have already survived medical threats... continue reading
Hello everyone I had the opportunity to go on a pumpkin patch tour this fall and wanted to share the beautiful orange organic pumpkins I found!mageid=45256234]https://www.dreamstime.com/earning_det.php?https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-beautiful-vintage-pumpkin-patch-front-cover-magazine-orange-pumpkins-make-great-autumn-fall-season-image45256234If you ever come up to the Okanagan Valley I would love to take you on a nature photography tour!This is just one of many beautiful pumpkins I found on my pumpkin patch tour, and would love to share the rest with you since I am new on here I thought I would justsay a hello and share a beautiful piece of fall nature with you! continue reading
It is always surprising to me how quickly the year goes, but Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner.Our family is getting ready to head away for the weekend to meet up with siblings and grandparents for an annual retreat away from it all!Hope you have a great fall!Some of my favorites from years past: continue reading
Big thanks:My daughter's apartment was in a complex that burned down on Thanksgiving Day and everyone got out alright.Because she worked late the night before, my granddaugther was at the babysitter's and did not have to experience the smoke and flame from inside the house.There were three families in the complex and nobody was hurt.Pictures of the fire are below.Little thanks:These pictures put me over 50 on DT and I can now contribute to assignments.Remember to... continue reading
Thanksgiving is a time to share old memories and create new ones with the important people in our lives.Every year is a new opportunity to create lasting impressions with friends and family.My favorite Thanksgiving was the time in my 20's a friend and I took the train to New York City.We stayed awake all night on the streets of New York (an experience in itself) - staking out a spot on the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade route right next to the flagship store.The next day we had VIP seats... continue reading
It seems like the summer season has just begun - cookouts, swimming, hiking, theme parks, gardening, vacations and just relaxing.Summer is here perhaps in our reality but for designers most are already working on fall and winter themes.One tip off was a recent trip to a craft store this past weekend found that they had Thanksgiving fabric and craft supplies out already!Now when do you think those products were designed?Probably a year and half before their intended use.Some recent sales... continue reading
The Dreamstime “Give Thanks, Give Back” initiative has come to a close, and it’s the community that deserves the biggest thanks! In total, you all contributed $3,235 that Dreamstime will match for an impressive total of $6,470.As you know, the choice of charity was left up to you, and the decision is this – Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the international medical humanitarian organization will receive $6,470. We knew you’d choose well, and MSF is a much deserving... continue reading
Fastest approval time yet! I haven't even gotten a chance to taste this pie yet.Must not be a lot of images in the upload stream. What is everyone taking a holiday or something?Nice to have an accommodating family who doesn't mind light stands set up in the kitchen. continue reading
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