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Save Money on Your Next Vacation with Groupon Coupons

If there are two things I’m a HUGE fan of it’s vacations and saving money. Since we’re right in the middle of summer now is the perfect time to start planning your next vacation this fall – or saving a little extra before your upcoming trip in August.  We’re very lucky to have wonderful jobs that allow us time to travel so exploring the country (and world) is a top priority of mine. Continue Reading…

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Phone Photography Contest

I’ve been working hard to improve my photo skills over the last year, and in celebration of that journey I wanted to help you become a better photographer – starting with the tools you already have a access to and some awesome ‘Phoneography’ goodies that will help  you along the way. Together with a few of my favorite bloggers I’ve teamed up for the chance for you to win an awesome phone photography prize pack. 

When I started RockyMtnBliss nearly all of my photos were shot using my iphone. It’s amazing how far the quality of phone photos have come over the last few years. If you want to get started as a photographer – or just be a better instagrammer, candid photo taker or blogger – your phone is a great tool to help you learn the basics before making a big investment on a nice camera. 

With the help of a fabulous team of bloggers, lead up by Angie from My So-Called Chaos I’ve worked to bring you an amazing June Contest featuring all the gadgets you need to improve your phone photography skills. 

June Phoneography Giveaway: Win a Phone Photography Prize Pack

Enter the June Phoneography Giveaway

Now with just the help of a few fun tools and tricks you can take professional looking photos using just your phone! To help you get started we’re giving away a big prize pack of goodies* that no matter where you are in your photography skills you will love to use. Giveaway is open worldwide** and ends at 12AM MDT on 07/12/16. Entering below agrees to all terms and conditions within the Rafflecopter widget.

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*Prize inclusions depend on availability, may not be entirely as depicted in the photo (but will be similar).
**International Winners will receive a cash prize of $150 due to shipping matters.

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Visiting The Denver Zoo

Growing up in Colorado the annual school field trip to the Denver Zoo was something we all looked forward to. Since moving back to the state I’m not sure when the last time I visited the Zoo was, probably at least 10 years. I’ve been working to improve my photography skills so I was so excited when my Mother in Law gave me a Mike’s Camera class as a gift for my birthday last month. 

We spent an evening learning about ISO, F Stops and what types of settings we should use for long range photography and several weeks later the class headed to the Zoo for an early morning with the animals. With the beautiful morning light capturing all the outside animals was a bit easier, so to give us a challenge we also spend an hour or so inside the reptile house to try out low light photography.  Continue Reading…

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June Reading List – 50 Book Reading Challenge

Join the 50 book reading challenge at RockyMtnBliss.com

As we head into the full swing of summer hopefully that means you’ll have more time for lounging by the pool with a book in your hand – or if its too hot laying under the AC vent trying to soak up as much cool air as possible. Since summer means I have a bit more time to read I’m working to catch up on the 50 book reading challenge. How many books are you up to?  Continue Reading…