I meet a really nice photographer yesterday at the Arthritis Foundation fundraising event in Pensacola. Her name is Allison Shamrell. She is also a pet photographer in Pensacola, and her work is beautiful. If your regular pet photographer isn't available (wink-wink) and you want to set up a shoot, give Allison a call!
You'll love her homepage! Funny rollover images and photos to make you smile!
Check out some of her work on her website at: http://www.AllisonShamrell.com and tell her Karen sent you!
I think digital photography newsletters should make you want to click on their links and make you smile. If you're looking for a fun group of folks that are off-the-wall and full of crazy ideas...you need to subscribe to Photojojo. I am not responsible for the content in their newsletters but I can guarantee that you will rarely open it and delete it when you see it in your inbox. There's always something fun to try or an idea to share. Trust me--go there. Here's their page with fantastic photography gifts and gear.
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Expressive pet portraits captured in realistic detail by artist Susan Donley ~ Graphite pencil drawings; Watercolor/colored pencil & oil pastel paintingsIf you've ever thought about having a graphite portrait done of your pet, you just HAVE to visit Susan Donley's website and see some of her drawings. They are truly beautiful! Be sure to look for her in-progress drawing of Maggie. Go find that special photograph and contact Susan! Click on the link to her website below.
Oh my goodness! I found a great little toy for your favorite smaller dog!
One of the volunteers from our Papillon Club of America Rescue group said something about a toy called a "Merlin's Magical Ball" in one of her emails to the group and it started a whole string of emails asking what the heck a Merlin's Magical Ball was. She provided a link to a wonderful lady named Ann that lives in Hawaii and a website with pictures. After I saw what a Merlin's Magical Ball was, I just had to order a pack of six for my little Papillon, Annie, and her brother Onyx! If you know of anyone that has a dog that might be a little shy or doesn't usually play with toys, I highly recommend you give Ann's little treasures a try. The toys are super soft, made of fleece, very colorful and "squishy" and have a squeaker. Annie and Onyx just love them and after I wrestled five of the six away from Annie (she hid one of them!), Onyx and I played toss for nearly 30 minutes straight. Onyx is not young (18!) and has only played with one other toy ~ his hamburger ~ for the past two years. The Merlin's Magical Ball with the most blue is his favorite new toy. Thank you, Ann! We just LOVE them!!! Ann also has beautiful Aloha Bellybands and Collar Covers on her Web site and great prices, too.
Contact Ann by going to her site below or emailing her at HashiHI@aol.com. She takes PayPal and she is quick on her shipping. I'm truly impressed with her service! Tell her Karen from Pensacola, Florida said hello!
Music of Art! ~ Live Caribbean Steel Drum Music for your next party!
My friend Art performs great live Caribbean Steel Drum music, and he provides all the standards for parties, receptions, weddings, luaus, dinners, anniversaries ~ poolside or at the beach. You might have seen him performing in Pensacola and the surrounding area. His music styles include rock, country, jazz, swing, reggae, Hawaiian, folk, ballad, waltz, polka, foxtrot, and funk. He performs the best of live music for all occasions and all age groups.His music spans from the 30's to that of Today's Top 40's. Art also performs seasonal music for Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras and Octoberfest. Learn more about Art's extensive entertainment history by reading his biography on his website below, or call Art and tell him Karen from TwinsChoice sent you!
Art Brockmeier can be contacted in Pensacola, Florida at (850) 304-6448 or email: email@example.com
EZTipi ~ The ultimate affordable camping tipi
Looking for something fun to do? Looking for a cool gift? You've got to check out our friend's site! He was on a search for the ultimate camping shelter...A shelter that would not just keep him dry, but also warm. He looked at just about everything out there...Dome tents, canvas tents, Diamond shelters. Through all this searching, he discovered the huge advantages of tipi camping! Select his link below to see all sorts of pictures, answers to your questions, and lots of great information.
Twins Network ~ The
Resource for Understanding Twins and Sharing Information
This is a neat site
with all sorts of good stuff about twins. There are all sorts of twin
facts (like "Twin" comes from the German word "twine"
meaning "two together" and "Identical twins show almost identical
brain wave patterns."
(Trauma Intervention Program)
This is the
site for the Escambia/Santa Rosa Volunteers that are called by first responders
in Pensacola and the surrounding areas to assist victims and their families
in a crisis (such as a drowning or vehicle accident). Be sure to take 2
minutes to read "Tommy's Message" on that first page. It really
gives you an understanding about what TIP is about.
Coast Wings of Hope
Gulf Coast Wings Of Hope, Inc. is a local non-profit
organization that provides support and education to families with children
inflicted with blood and cancer diseases. They are located in Pensacola,
Florida, so watch their site for special events, yardsales,
or fun activities. There are always lots of kids and helpful volunteers to make any activities
a lively event! It's a great way to learn more about what these great
people do to help others...and it's nice to know we have someone right here
to call if we find ourselves in need of support.
San Blas Pet Friendly Escape
This is a GREAT 3 bedroom townhouse right on the
water in Cape San Blas about 3 or so hours from Pensacola. And it's pet
friendly, too. You can take your pet on the beach and be THIS CLOSE to the water while you're sleeping at night. The townhouse has everything you'd ever need to
have a great vacation in Florida. There is even a washer and a dryer
right there off the kitchen. They're not kidding when they say if
you visit once, you'll be back. Tell my brother, Jimi, you heard about it
from Karen's website. Have fun!!
Want to see some pretty adirondack style furniture? Here are some really beautiful of outdoor chairs, custom tables, and loveseats with tables in the middle. Click on the link from his homepage to see the special cutout designs. They are sooooo cool! His furniture is made of cypress, and it turns a pretty silver-grey when it's outside. And if you tell him you found his furniture link on Karen's homepage, maybe he'll make you a deal!
Club of America
As most of you know, we are the proud owners of
another Papillon (it really is spelled that way), named Annie. She's all
over my site and she's a great dog. The first link below is the site where
we found her. If you want to see other people that are ga-ga over their
paps, click the rescue page below and read the "Happy Endings"
page. Okay, it's because Annie is on there. Lots of neat stuff and
we're not the only people wild about the breed. Everything they say is true,
including the "zoomies." http://www.papillonclub.org/rescue
Here's a great art directory. It lists artists for photography, literature, movies, painting and more.
me know if any of these links don't work...or if you have
one you want me to add.