bigpictureclasses And our tree is finally decorated! It's been a wild & crazy week of rehearsals, performances, parties, shopping, to do lists, and holiday cheer. Thanks for letting me share it with you!
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bigpictureclasses The selection of my holiday gift wrap ensemble is a pretty serious labor of love. I'm not even going to tell you how long I spend in the Target aisle, deliberating! What's your favorite holiday prep task?
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  •   jumpgate I love addressing my holiday cards. I do it by hand and pray for every family as I address theirs. 2w
  •   kelly_baskitz i love the 4th one! 2w
  •   mandykmarkham Same! But Wait. I didn't see that wood grain one at my target. 2w
  •   characterfan I spend at least a good hour at Target every year trying to pick out the right theme of paper every year. One of my favorite holiday traditions 2w
  •   tj_larson63 I did the same gift wrap thing (right down to taking a photo afterward) yesterday evening. My store of choice was Home Goods. I scored several rolls of beautiful, thick wrap at $2.99 each. 2w
  •   kelleylouwho27 Can't go wrong with red polka dots!! #polkadots #classic #useallyearlong 2w

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bigpictureclasses Even the penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific are ready for the holidays. I'm feeling a little behind the eight ball, but we are finally getting our tree tonight. #TisTheSeasonToBeBusy 😬 (Photo by @bcre8uv) 2w

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bigpictureclasses Happy Monday! Tell me something good about your day. (Photo by @bcre8uv) 3w

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bigpictureclasses Hey there! It's Tami Morrison (@bcre8uv) hijacking the BPC feed this week. In honor of the upcoming December Duos class, I thought I'd kick things off with a pic of our Elf on the Shelf enjoying a holiday scrapbook page.
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bigpictureclasses We're savoring each moment of this holiday season, but we also are already thinking about 2015 over here! Join @hkswapp for 30 days of creativity, joy, gratitude, and glitter in her class Capture30. In this planner-based creative workshop, you’ll be capturing everyday joys and dreams starting with January 1. To enroll, visit www.bigpictureclasses.com or click link in profile. Find the companion binder + kit @studio_calico! #hsmemoryplanner #heidiswapp #capture30 #bigpictureclasses #studiocalico 3w

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bigpictureclasses Thanks for letting me share this week with you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you in class! #decemberduos #holidaymemorykeeping #holidays #chistmasscrapbooking #christmas #BPC 4w

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bigpictureclasses One of our traditions on Thanksgiving weekend is to get out the Christmas decorations and the tree and put them up. Here are some photos to represent the light/dark comparison duo. What other holiday photos could you take to represent light/dark? #decemberduos #BPC #holidaymemorykeeping #holidays #christmas #chistmasscrapbooking #photography 4w

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bigpictureclasses Are you excited for some yummy leftovers today, or are you not really a leftover fan? #thanksgiving #leftovers 4w
  •   sherrycb Turkey pot pie - using leftovers but something different. Tomorrow will be back to regular food. 4w
  •   mamabirdy3 Don't have to cook tonight. Woohoo! 4w
  •   melissabl88 Mexican tonight. Leftovers tomorrow! 4w
  •   tracieclaiborne We had wonderful leftovers tonight. I think I liked them better than the first go around! My Mom made some new sides to freshen things up. 4w
  •   lascholz Love leftovers...but didn't host this year and am missing them. I will be cooking a turkey next week just for the leftovers 4w
  •   bigpictureclasses I love leftovers too, so when we don't host we always have round 2 at our house on Friday with a turkey and all the trimmings just so we can have leftovers. 4w
  •   kcas1507 2 thumbs up 4 leftovers! 4w
  •   doctor_diva_official I'm cooking a mini post tgiving dinner since we traveled far for the holiday. Cooking "just for the house" is something my grandmother always did, regardless of if dinner was at her house or not. That way, we always had yummy leftovers, as my grandma was the best cook I've ever known. #memories #ishouldscrapbookthisstory 4w

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bigpictureclasses Who scored some crazy Black Friday deals today? #blackfriday #holidayshopping 4w

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bigpictureclasses Happy Thanksgiving to all our US friends! #thanksgiving #gratitude #sharegoodness #thankful 4w

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bigpictureclasses While the bulk of your photographs tomorrow will most likely be taken indoors, don't forget to step outside and record some of the outdoor environment where you're celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. Alright, 'fess up! Who's making pies tonight? @alydosdall #thanksgiving #holidaymemorykeeping #photography 4w
  •   cindyjazz Me!! 4w
  •   chrystilu Not me- bought 'em! From a bakery though, if that counts. Lol 4w
  •   bigpictureclasses Sounds yummy ladies! We're making apple cake tonight. And yes, @bonitarosek please stay indoors. We don't want any frostbite for the holidays. 4w
  •   mum23ms chocolate minis chilling in the fridge, Dutch apple cooling & mini apple pied still baking. My house smells so yummy right now! 4w
  •   grannykatew Dining out!!! 4w
  •   bigpictureclasses LOL @grannykatew we ordered pizza cuz we're busy prepping for tomorrow. 4w
  •   lindaflynn1 Read today that Pizza Hut considers thanksgiving eve their Super Bowl! Had a delicious pepperoni pie from them!!! 4w
  •   camcjensen Just finished. 4w

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bigpictureclasses We usually eat our Thanksgiving meal mid-afternoon. So this is what happens throughout the morning before we eat. We are constantly munching on our favorite appetizers! Be sure to record what happens before and after the feast tomorrow. @alydosdall #thanksgiving #holidaymemorykeeping #photography 4w

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bigpictureclasses Today I've got some tips for worthwhile memories to record on Thanksgiving. I think we are all pretty good about taking photos of the yummy turkey, the beautifully set table, and perfectly posed family members, but don't forget about those fun unrehearsed candid moments while the kids are out of school and the cousins are over for dinner. @alydosdall #thanksgiving #holidaymemorykeeping #photography 4w

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bigpictureclasses Here are some photos that represent the warm/cold comparison duo. You might also use in/out for these photos. Can you think of any other comparison themes for these photos? #BPC #holidayscrapbooking #holidays #holidaymemorykeeping #decemberduos 1mon

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bigpictureclasses Today I'm going to share a few more examples of comparison themes for holiday photos. Here are two photos from last Christmas--before and after. Making gingerbread houses is one of our favorite family traditions. What are some of your favorite holiday family traditions? @alydosdall #decemberduos #bpc #holidaymemorykeeping #holidays #christmas #holidayscrapbooking #christmasscrapbooking 1mon
  •   smchristiansen1980 Baking Christmas cookies!! 1mon
  •   bigpictureclasses Be sure to click on the image to trigger the transition to the next image. 😀 1mon
  •   bigpictureclasses We love baking cookies too @smchristiansen1980 1mon
  •   ruly_vive Making "hallacas" (Christmas tamales?) 1mon
  •   suludigitaldesigns We do kits for the homeless. It's a trip to the store, set up like an assembly line, packaged, and dropped off. They are involved in every aspect. The dropping off part has been difficult in the past but it is a great opportunity to teach your kids a my of lessons! It's a little easier now that they are older! 1mon
  •   bigpictureclasses Love me some Christmas tamales @ruly_vive Reminds me of our time living in Arizona. 1mon
  •   bigpictureclasses What a fabulous Christmas tradition @suludigitaldesigns Really teaches the spirit of the season. 1mon
  •   debrajefferson Every year we bake cookies with Grandma. She has Santa hats at the door that you MUST wear in order for the Christmas magic to be put into the cookies. 1mon

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bigpictureclasses The December Duos workshop is all about taking a different approach to your holiday memory keeping. You'll learn how to take purposeful and meaningful comparison photos, and get those photos into a beautiful album. This is our Christmas tree--empty and full. What other comparison photos could you take using the empty and full theme? #decemberduos #bpc #holidayscrapbooking @alydosdall 1mon
  •   bigpictureclasses Ha ha @joannaellis I love it! That would be my bank account. 1mon
  •   bigpictureclasses Great ideas ladies. Keep 'em coming! 1mon
  •   trenalynn The meal before and after. Before and after a crazy day of shopping. Snow day. Etc 1mon
  •   dleighhurt Trunk of car before and after shopping or going to grandma's. Stockings before & after. Christmas lights on house in day and then at night. 1mon
  •   owlie13 Empty stocking, then full with goodies then empty again with just wrappers. 1mon
  •   soccasey My fave bottle of wine before and after decorating the tree:) 1mon
  •   cml_82 Card display before receiving and after (at that point right before you take it all down). 1mon

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bigpictureclasses Hey there BPC Friends! This is @alydosdall, guest Instagrammer, and I'm so thrilled to be joining you this week to share some ideas for holiday memory keeping. I'm also thrilled that I get to join 11 other amazing instructors to teach the upcoming December Duos class. I love the concept of this class, and the wonderful album that results at the end. I promise you'll never look at holiday memory keeping the same if you take this class! I can't wait to share more of my ideas with you. #alydosdall #decemberduos #holidays #holidayscrapbooking #bpc 1mon

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bigpictureclasses Did you sign up?!? Yesterday we began Professional Children's Photography at Big Picture Classes, but it's not too late to register! Six weeks of everything you've ever wanted to know about photographing children. Go to bigpictureclasses.com and do a search for Professional Children's Photography for more info. So excited! @elishasnowphotography 1mon

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bigpictureclasses My ️ will always belong in Arizona! After spending several years growing up in Mesa, and going to collage here, it's now one of my favorite places to visit. Who are all my fellow Arizonians out there? Can't believe I'm heading back to Utah and SNOW tomorrow (but home to my family)! #boo @elishasnowphotography 1mon
  •   sandraspitaleri I live in Gilbert! Love it here 1mon
  •   conniemiles Mesa!! Go Jackrabbits!! 1mon
  •   sweetrosestudio I'm in Gilbert too! That temple is a mile from my house! 1mon
  •   callelillycafe I'm on the border of Chandler/Gilbert! Happy & safe travels. Bundle up!! 1mon
  •   aehg We've been coming to AZ for the month of March for my hubs to work since my daughter was born 4.5 years ago. I NEVER imagined that I would fall in love with AZ!! It's such an amazing place to be outside and explore...especially compared to the cold and gray we leave behind in OH. My daughter starts kindergarten in the fall so this is our last year to be gone for the month of March and I'm going to miss that trip SOOO much!! 1mon
  •   homayuni I was an exchange student in Mesa 2003/04! Miss it a lot! @conniemiles: I went to Mesa High as well! Carry on! 1mon
  •   suzihansen Love having the new phoenix temple on the east side! It was a beautiful dedication! 1mon
  •   grannykatew Grew up in Phoenix-North Central area- family still there! Now I am in Sandy! Visiting Az in Dec. Can not wait!! 1mon

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