MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

Fine Art Photography Inspired By Natural Creation & Wholesome Reading For Your Family's Entertainment


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VIDA–NOT JUST FOR WOMEN

Just want to remind everyone that VIDA is not just for women. We also specialize in accessories for men. To help you widen out in your selections, I’ve added more products (particularly men’s cotton and silk pocket squares) geared especially toward males.

In addition, many of our products are suitable for either gender, such as the scarves, tapestries, and accent pillows. Below are just some of the products you’ll find in my Collection suitable for both sexes.

VIDA SQUARE PILLOW (MR CARDINAL)

“Mr. Cardinal” Square Accent Pillow

So, if you prefer something more masculine in appearance, you’ll find it. Also, if you want a nature image that you don’t see, please let me know, and I will be happy to see if it’s in my gallery. If it isn’t, I will do my best to get pictures of what you’re seeking to design your desired selections and add them to my Collection.

As always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com

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CELEBRATION

The weekend may be over, but the celebration continues! VIDA’s sale event is still on! Until 5/31/17 midnight PST, enjoy 40% off your next VIDA purchase of $400 or more. Use Code 3DAY40.

INSPIRATION FOR YOUR HOME & WARDROBE

SHOP MY COLLECTION

From my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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40% OFF SALE

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VIDA

Enjoy the last sweet hours of the long weekend with family, friends, and 40% off your next VIDA purchase of $400 or more! Start summer a little early by filling your home and your closet with sunny VIDA designs.

(Purchases will total $240+ after discount)

Use Code 3DAY40

This amazing event will only last for 3 days.

Expires 5/31/17 midnight PST

SHOP MY COLLECTION

From my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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NEW DESIGNS + BEST SELLERS

VIDA

SAVE UP TO $250

Enjoy $15 off any order, no minimum
(with code ARTSTYLE15)
or
Enjoy $100 off $275+
(with code ARTSTYLE100)
or
Enjoy $250 off $650+
(with code ARTSTYLE250)

This offer is only available now until May 28, 2017 midnight PST and cannot be combined with any other offer. There is no limit on the number of times the offer can be used prior to May 28, 2017.

FREE US-WIDE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $150+

Also, with proof of purchase, have your name entered into the drawing to win my “Peppermint Rose” statement clutch, the clutch that literally has staying power!

SHOP MY COLLECTION

From my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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ARTFUL AND ELEGANT

V I D A

A R T F U L   &   E L E G A N T

Enjoy $15 off any order, no minimum
(with code ARTSTYLE15)
or
Enjoy $100 off $275+
(with code ARTSTYLE100)
or
Enjoy $250 off $650+
(with code ARTSTYLE250)

FREE US-WIDE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $150+

S H O P    M Y   C O L L E C T I O N

This offer is only available now until May 28, 2017 midnight PST and cannot be combined with any other offer. There is no limit on the number of times the offer can be used prior to May 28, 2017.

From my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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STYLE IN BLOOM

V I D A

S T Y L E   I N   B L O O M

Save up to $250!!!

PLUS free US-wide shipping on orders of $150+!!!

Enjoy $15 off any order, no minimum
(with code ARTSTYLE15)
or
Enjoy $100 off $275+
(with code ARTSTYLE100)
or
Enjoy $250 off $650+
(with code ARTSTYLE250)

Offer expires May 28th, 2017 @ midnight PST

From my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !
Maxine 🙂


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MY WRITING SPACES

PEN WRITINGWhen I started writing my first manuscript in 1999, I did it by hand.  Eventually, I typed it on my daughter’s computer.  Since I am still old-school in a lot of ways, it was extremely hard, in the beginning, for me to give up my composition books and sheets of notebook paper that I thoroughly enjoyed writing my stories down on.  I do still use them from time to time to quickly jot down things when I’m writing that I want to remember.

I love having my own computer now to type my manuscripts, but since I was a secretary for 34 years, I have grown weary of being confined to a desk for an exorbitant amount of time.  Upon retirement ten months ago, one of my long-time goals was to focus more on my writing, but the thought of being stuck at my desk in my home office corner space caused me to procrastinate.  One of my dear friends had often shared with me how much she relished being able to carry her laptop around from room to room in her home.  Well, two months into my retirement, I finally purchased my very first laptop, and I have been in laptop heaven ever since.  🙂

Today, I listened to a recording of LaShaunda Hoffman regarding Ten Ways To Promote On Facebook.  Ms. Hoffman is an online book promoter and publisher of SORMAG (Shades of Romance Magazine.)  One of the tips that she mentioned was to post pictures of your office so that readers can see where you write.  I thought this was an excellent idea–something that had never crossed my mind to do–thank you very much, Ms. Hoffman!  So I took three pictures of where I write which I have displayed in this post.

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This first one is my home office corner space where I used to do all my writing before I got my laptop.

 

 

 

Next is my favorite spot to write:  on my laptop on my living room sofa.

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And the third is my next favorite:  on my laptop at my dining room table.

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Since I will soon be releasing my ninth fiction inspirational novel, I thought that now would be a great time to share these photos with you.  I am so excited about the release of my newest novel, DESPERATE HEARTS.  DH COVER 4_8.25.14Please stay tuned for more updates regarding its release as I will also be implementing some more of Ms. Hoffman’s tips such as:  (1) offering freebies only to my Facebook friends, (2) hosting monthly contests, (3) posting reader of the month pictures, and (4) posting trivia about my books.

Well, that’s all for now.  HAPPY READING!  And as always, this is from my heart to yours.

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com

(Hand Writing Photo – Courtesy of Office.com Clip Art)