How to use picmonkey to create your christmas cards (diy christmas cards)

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Yall full? Turkey overload? Here is a great activity to get those Christmas cards done and done! Easier than you think….promise. And no…these aren’t my Christmas cards…this was a card I just did to show you how easy it is to create your own one of a kind Chrismas card. I use Picmonkey every day. It is how I place text on all my blog post. I love … [Read more...]

DIY photo booth using your dslr camera

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My dad takes pictures….and he has hundreds of thousands to prove it. Every holiday…every occasion…he has his camera out and ready to go. This DIY photo booth is a spin off of the tradition of taking family pictures at the holidays. So I thought… the entertaining season upon us…and family and friends coming in and out of our house….this would be a … [Read more...]

Back to School Tree Picture

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Incase you missed it…here and here….this is the traditional “back to school” picture that we take every year. I recently came across the picture of my kids helping to plant this tree….sigh….. 8th grade….#holycow…I remember this picture vividly. Hubs and I laughing at ourselves thinkin we are qualified to be planting a tree. This little … [Read more...]

How to take pictures with sparklers (writing with light)

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Well happy Friday friends! I wish all the Mothers out there a fabulous and relaxing Mother's Day! Just a quick note about the Traveling Art piece....I know that Marian has the artwork right now. She is in the middle of her super crazy weekend at Luckett's right now. I will keep you posted on that. Katie is chompin at the bit to get her hands on … [Read more...]

DIY leather Camera Strap

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Happy weekend friends! Little side note...a few were asking about the Banana Oatmeal bread...I failed to add the chocolate chips in the recipe but I have since updated it. Sorry about that:) And someone had asked about adding raisins instead...I would think that would be great too! On to a fun stylish craft today.... When I saw this leather … [Read more...]

How to make a coloring page from a photo

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Hi friends:) We got a lot done this weekend in my office. I have a new way to hang window panels...and it is so unique! I promise I will show you soon. The room is just about ready for the camera:) Today I wanted to share another fun way to use your family photos....make them into a coloring page. I even included a printable at the bottom of the … [Read more...]

DIY photo backdrops

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Well, our new white pine wide plank floors are laid and they are gorgeous! Sanding was almost finished today...and our house smells like a "Carolina pine forest..." (name that commercial). Any who, we are in love! They are so stunning and perfect for our bedroom and my office. I have been sharing some pics on Facebook and Instagram...and I will … [Read more...]

5 easy tricks to styling a better photograph

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Hey we made it to the weekend….all I have to say is Downton better pick me up on Sunday….I wasn’t happy….#nospoilershere…Any who…sometimes I get some questions about photography and I wanted to give you a few tips that work for me. I am not a professional by any means….but I have experience and these are tricks that work when photographing people, … [Read more...]

Insta-favs

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Have I told you this week....how I adore Instagram? Yes....I do..:) The photographer in me....shines :) … [Read more...]

Angel Bokeh Effect

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Many articles can be found about creating a “bokeh” effect with your DSLR camera. I thought it would be fun to play with a few shapes….I fell in love with the angel. Given the past weeks events…it is no wonder it made me tear a bit when I was editing these pictures. The picture above was taken with a 50mm lens, f 1.8, 1/80 sec., ISO 250. … [Read more...]