Giveaway: Kids Kickstarter Photography Class

What? What? Two blog posts in one week? I know.
Today I’m excited to tell you about a class that’s happening right here on the Northside, through Indy Photo Coach. It’s a class for school-age kids (7-12) that will give them the basics and then some of point and shoot photography. IPC is a small, local photography school. A version of this class have been taught through the YMCA summer camp program, and now it’s time to offer it in weekly format. The class has been designed by an elementary school teach with a background in photography, as well as a mom-tographer.
photo by Darrell Luepnitz

Here’s a description from Indy Photo Coach: The Kickstarter Photography class ( is for kids 7 – 12. It will take place at a fabulous park on the southern border of Fishers and Carmel over three Saturdays in April. The cost for nine hours of lessons is $120.

MaM has been watching daddy take pictures from, well, birth. I’m excited to see how she starts to see the world through her own lens during this class! Kids with cameras are just cute, don’t you think?
Photo by Jennifer Whitis Sheets
 So now here’s the fun part!!! I am giving away one spot in the class to a lucky reader (really, thanks for clicking through and reading, I appreciate it)- just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Also, Gotchababy readers have a special discount code to use when registering for the class, which will get you $15 off of the class – just enter the code GOTCHA when prompted.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to Indy Photo Coach for offering this fun opportunity!
Disclosure: MaM will be attending this class in exchange for running this giveaway!
photo by Kathy Bowers Oneacre

DIY Laundry Soap (Or, “Look, Mom! I’m on TV!”)

You never know where a tweet may lead. People laugh, but it’s true. It’s how I started writing for SavvySource. It’s how I’ve met some really good, now considered IRL friends. It’s also how I got on the morning news!

A few weeks ago, I saw a tweet asking if you made your own DIY laundry detergent. I replied back, because, even though I haven’t blogged about it, I’ve been doing that since September.

And then Beth Vaughn and her camera man came to my house to talk about!

Here’s the story:

The summary:  It’s true. A little super washing soda, a little borax, and a little liquid dishwashing soap, and boom! You can wash your clothes for nearly a year for under $10.

How cool is that?

Also, I kind of have a weird expression on my face here, no?