Saturday Snapshots #5

Since our passion is going to National Parks and documenting them with cancellation stamps & awesome pictures, we upgraded from our point-and-shoot camera to a digital SLR! I’m so excited to share our new purchase with our readers!

Check it out!

There are so many good deals going on for Mother’s Day – if you are thinking of upgrading check out Target & Best Buy. I love a good deal!

Also, if you want to get a National Parks Cancellation book go here!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo – Corona Style!

Believe me…I like nothing better than a good excuse to eat Mexican food and not feel guilty about the bloating aftewards!

So to celebrate Cinco de Mayo here are some of my favorite Corona Ads from over the years.








Remember everyone drink & relax responsibly!

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The Evolution of Taco Bell

Yo quiero Taco Bell!


The Taco Bell logos has evolved quite a bit from its early days.

Their original logo was a man taking a siesta with his hat over his eyes and sitting on a bell. Kind of confusing…




Then came more of what we are probably used to. The iconic bell with Yellow & Brown as the colors.

It kind of makes sense since tacos are a golden color and the beef is brown.




Then came the more trendy rebranding. Hot Pink & Purple.

Not really sure why they went with those colors. It is more funky and makes me think on neon signs.

Definately like the font much better! The Beel is much more dynamic and has more depth since it is cocked to an angle.


Weigh in on what you think of it? Like it, dislike it, etc…

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Saturday Snapshots #4

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.




I am borrowing this picture from Pam Lappegard’s wonderful blog. She took such an awesome picture and it made me think of spring.

I am getting out of the house today…I hope you do the same :)

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Fast Food Logos

Can I biggie size that?



As I have mentioned before, logos are so important. Logos are to be designed to brand your idea/business and be unique and eye catching. But when you drive down the road and see all of the fast food signs lit and ready to serve you – do you notice anything? Most of the logo colors are red and yellow. I am not sure why companies have not thought outside of the box yet?!





Think of a fast food restaurant and see if it the main color is red – if so, is the secondary color yellow?

Please share some restaurants with me that do not have red & yellow. I want to see how many we can get.


The one’s that I can think of are….




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Countries’ Tourism Logos

Hello all! I love catching the commercials that other countries put together to promote tourism. Anywho- take a look at a few of my favorites.

I am a sucker for any Arabic. It is so pretty! And it reads from right to left :)


This one is my favorite by far – so pretty!



What Were They Thinking????

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter & and a nice long weekend. I know I did.


As I have mentioned before, I really enjoy going to National Parks. Eddie and I try to go to as many as possible and get cancellation stamps in our National Parks Passport books (get one here). So this past weekend we went to Kentucky to visit Mammoth Cave National Park & Lincoln’s Birthplace National Park.


As we were driving down the interstate – not sure which one since we had to get onto so many – I saw a billboard that caught my eye. It was for the show Vampire Diaries. Now I know what most of you were thinking, it caught my eye due to my obsession with vampires. But take a look and see if you notice a slight problem with their message….



I don’t know about you but I never want to “Catch VD.” I mean…what were they thinking? Why abbreviate something just to then fully write it out underneath? Not only that but….”VD”.


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Happy Long Weekend – I mean Happy Easter!!!

Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.

~Charles M. Crowe









Hello my readers!!! Tomorrow is Good Friday which leads right into Easter Sunday :) I am sure you all will enjoy your long weekend. Well so will I and that is why I am taking the weekend off from blogging. I know what you are thinking…”what am I supposed to do with my time without having your blogs to read.” Don’t worry, I have a few ideas for you and your family to do this weekend!


Eat some peeps!



Dye some eggs!



Eat a yummy Easter Dinner!



List of all things you gave up for lent that you are going to eat up when you can!

I call them “lentations”



Have a wonderful, long weekend with your friends and family and get out and enjoy the beautiful spring season!

I wish all of my readers a….


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New Starbucks Logo – New or Ew?

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.

-Author Unknown


This week I am leaving it up to my readers to decide on the new Starbucks Logo. This logo has evolved over the years. But always kept the Company’s Name in a band around the Siren that has always been in the center. Now it is just the Siren – no name at all. I am on the fence but kind of leaning toward – Ew…..








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So, please leave me a comment on if you think the new logo is an improvement or “ew!”

New website launch- Whitney Olson Portraits & Photography

It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.

-Rosemarie Rossetti quotes


As you all know – I have been very excited to work on my sister’s website for her small business “Whitney Olson Portraits & Photography”! Well – we have built the site and launched it. We are calling it her “mini site”. Even though her site is designed and launched there are plans for a Phase 2 version of the site.


Custom Header



“about me” page



“portfolio” page

This page will eventually be a drop down menu of each photography category, such as; “newborns,” “weddings,” “pets,” etc.

This update will be part of Phase 2.



“session fees” page



“contact me” page

This page will have a form field section for clients to fill out that will email her directly.

This will also be part of Phase 2.


Check out the site for real!

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