White home printers

White printer round up via besotted

We moved almost six months ago and with that moved we downsized considerably, which meant I lost my ‘Cloffice’ (my office in a closet). It was a fairly large closet and I had an ancient, but fully functioning laser printer workhorse. I knew that when I set-up my new work space it would need to be out in the open in a shared space so I didn’t want a giant eyesore of a printer (with no wifi capability so it couldn’t be tucked away somewhere more inconspicuous). I didn’t need anything fancy as I don’t do any professional printing at home anymore, but the convenience of having a printer? I can’t believe I went 6 long months without one! My desk/office area is all white both because I love white but also because it seems to feel like it blends and disappears more and doesn’t shout ‘hey I have an office in my living room’, I was on the futile hunt for a simple white printer and let me tell you it was no easy feat to locate. I thought maybe others might be looking for one as well and so I did a quick roundup of some. There is nothing fancy about these printers (although most have wifi and print from tablet or mobile, and they are all under $100), the one I bought was $50USD, the ink replacement is about the same price! I hope you found this useful, links below to the printers featured and our current fave printer paper.

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More white printers to peruse

Michelle’s fave printer paper (it’s so nice)

Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.

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Easily restore vintage photos with Vintage Foto Fix Coming Soon!

 

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We have been on overdrive with our workload these last couple of months, lucky for us we love what we do!  We have many exciting things coming–a photo shoot for a branding client, a much loved project that we did, we loved it so much I told Michelle I wished it was our branding! Super excited that we get to shoot/style/edit for her, I love cohesive branding. We have a top secret project that we have been working on for years now coming to a launch soon, you don’t even know how happy I will be when we can set that birdie free! And we are launching a Vintage Foto Fix set for Foto Rx in April! I don’t know about you, but being able to quickly clean up (and save) many cherished memories is one of the best feelings ever. It has also forced me to do some much needed scanning and digital archiving, because prior I only had originals and those can so easily be lost or destroyed. We are popping in today to see if anyone would like to provide us with hi-res scans of vintage family photos to potentially use for our before + afters, if we choose to use it we will edit and send you a copy of the edited image!  You can upload images to our shop by hitting contact here .

We are super excited and hope you take us up on our offer and send in those scanned photos!

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Vintage Foto Fix | One Click Photo Repair Coming Soon!

Lettering Cleaned + Digitized with Lettering Rx

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Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.

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Clean, modern fonts

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We came across Jen Wagner Co. fonts the other day and knew we needed to share.  It’s always nice to have some good clean sans and serifs to pair with handlettering or to use in posts where you need/want legibility. Jen’s brush fonts also have a nice effortless chic to them. The only problem now will be deciding which ones to add to your collection because we pretty much want them all! Lucky for you and me she has priced them so you can buy them all!

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Jen Wagner Co.

Brooklyn font

Paris font

Denver font

Montauk font

P.S. This little ninja made us smile and we hope it does for you too!

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

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New year’s goals and mottos

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Happy New Year friends!  We hope that everyone is feeling happy and healthy and ready for 2017.  Each year Michelle and I have tried to come up with a motto for the year, something to keep us on track and moving forward. Last year we couldn’t make up our mind although the Mary Oliver quote, ‘Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one precious and wild life?’ was something that resonated with us and was our unofficial motto.  It helped us create a more solid focus for our business and was really instrumental in getting us to focus in general (something we have improved on but still struggle with, baby steps).  This year we both individually presented basically the same motto, although worded differently it felt very much the same.

I was thinking about what I wanted more of and how it was going to come about, really how in the flip, flappin’ jackin’ world was it going to happen??!!? and I knew that I was going have to make it happen, none of this wishy washy if it’s meant to be, it’ll be, blah, blah, I  had a resounding inner dialogue of ‘make your own magic’, it has played on loop since the eve of the new year. If this is what I want more of in my life then I was going to have to make it happen. Of course ‘magic’ for me would be different for you, it is what I feel gives life a little more of that ‘anything can happen feeling’ and reveling in it when it does, both little moments and big. I know I am going to have to make some bold and brave moves this year if I want to make magic, but I feel I am up for the challenge. Michelle had wrote down, ‘You can find magic, or you can make it’. I think it’s auspicious that we both had magic on our mind. We are dreamers indeed, but we are also doers. We aren’t talking literal magic, although if Michelle started levitating that would be something to write about, but being wonder-filled, curious, creative and doors of opportunities waiting for us to walk through. Before I left to go to the studio, Michelle sent a text ‘It’s on’, and yes, it is. Now that we have narrowed our focus and cut out a lot of excess, it is time for us to just go after what we want. We have already started the year right and made HUGE progress on a project we have spent years talking about, something that I personally lacked confidence in my skill set to do, but I bit the bullet and went for it and to my surprise it turned out so much better than I could have imagined (even Michelle who is just as picky as me agreed). We are making headway in the first week of January to do things we only talked about and that my friends is giving me a very optimistic outlook on things to come. The magic is happening…

And you?  Are you as excited about the new year? Do you have a motto/mantra for the new year?  We always love hearing your thoughts!

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

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Graphic design freebies and finds

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Yesterday was Monday which means the new freebies are released from Creative Market, it’s something I always look forward to because sometimes you get some real winners and that never seems to happen with freebies!  Creative Market if you are unaware is a community of creatives that have come together to sell their wares to make your design life a bit easier.  You can find great talent- font designers, stock photography, design elements and so much more!  Yesterday the above stock photo was released, it came as set, completely free (you just need to have a free Creative Market account to download) by Her Creative Studio, which has some nice + simple stock photography. If you have been wanting some holiday inspired images for your blog, mailing list promo etc. you can download free for a week after that you have to buy it. Below are some more freebies and some new font finds (sorry they aren’t free BUT there is a font freebie here and here).Read More