My husband and I just celebrated our 7-year anniversary last week (it's been marvelous...from year 1 to today, but I'll save that for another post).
To commemorate the occasion, we went to Outback Steakhouse and enjoyed baby back ribs and house salads. About halfway through the meal, I realized that I hadn't been to a restaurant in over 7 months. Partly due to morning sickness during my first trimester. Partly because homemade food is just so much better. Partly because eating at home is more inexpensive.
After that, we talked about how we didn't want to spend the majority of our money on "consumables." Food. Dollar bin doo-dads that get thrown away in days. Cheap clothing. Etc.
We much prefer to save up and spend money on quality items that are useful and that make a daily difference in our lives. A camera falls in that category.
Good photos encapsulate time. They preserve memories. They are passed down from generation to generation. They celebrate special moments...who we were, who we are, and who we are becoming.
The Casio Exilim EX-Z300 is compact, stylish, easy-to-use, and easy-to-carry with you...whether you're going to a baseball game or an amusement park. As my husband put it, it's quite "dainty" and perfect for feminine hands. You can toss it in your purse without it taking up your entire purse! Best of all, it has some fantastic features:
This camera may be small, but it's also "mighty." You can take clear photos - even if you're not a photography buff. There are only a few buttons so no need to worry about being intimidated if you're less than tech-savvy. You can also record (short) videos with just one touch of a button. Easy as pie.
If you're a photography pro, this is not your camera. But if you're an "every day" mom who wants to be able to take clear shots on-the-go or at home, you should definitely check it out.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Casio Exilim EX-Z300 (~$299). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, January 18 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules...all generic comments like "Enter me!," "Love it," and "Cool camera!" will be disqualified. Please try to leave a thoughtful or insightful comment about the camera, your photography skills/philosophy, etc.). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #150 Connie Colley. Congratulations!