Angela’s Lab

Pro Styling Tips for Your Family Photo Shoot

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It's 2020 and the year of COVID and quarantine.... who else is crazy late on pulling together their annual family photo shoot?? Are you even doing a picture this year and holiday cards? So many aren't, but we are "Camp Holiday Card" and say it's better late than never. New Year's cards are great too! I'm a fan of Shutterfly or Minted as the quality is good, and they make it easy to upload your mailing list and save time. Although I still prefer to hand address the envelopes, which makes it a little more personal. Whether you’re having a masked-up professional photographer take the picture-perfect shot outside or ...Read more.

Angela’s Lab | Freeze This Moment

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If you've been a Mom Style Lab reader for awhile, you know that every year around our daughter's birthday we like to do a photo shoot to document this moment in time. Or, as the iconic band Rush sang in their hit song, Time Stands Still -- "Freeze this moment just a little bit longer... make each sensation just a little bit stronger." Pictures bring back the memories and the moments that fly back so quickly. As I looked back at last year's post when Christina turned 10, I realized how much she changed over the year. Last August, she was in the middle of round 1 of braces and getting ready to start 5th grade and middle ...Read more.

Key to the Cure Merges Fashion & Fundraising for Cancer

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Over 265,000 women in the U.S. alone this year will learn that they have breast or ovarian cancer. And, over 55,000 of them will die of these two horrible diseases. My mother was one of them. She passed away almost two years ago after a seven-year battle with breast cancer that was caught very early and she chose to have a mastectomy, only to have it come back five years later, stage 4. Heart breaking for her and us. As a result, Saks Fifth Avenue's annual Key to the Cure initiative during October, which also happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is very personal to me. I especially appreciate that in Phoenix the ...Read more.