Show + Tell 180

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It's football season. It's football season! I am so excited because it's not only the start of college football, but to me this week has always signaled the start of fall - my most favorite season! I am super excited to check back later tonight and see what you've linked up. I am on the lookout for some great fall projects and recipes! Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves a comment or two, so be sure to stop by a few projects and say hello! Show + Tell Highlights Bev's pick this week is this beautiful big girl … [Read more...]

Show + Tell 179

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Have your kids started back to school yet? My boys are starting their first full week today and despite their protestations, I think they're pretty happy to be back in school. Back to school time for them, always signals the start of busy season for me! Within the next month we'll start having conversations about college football (a big deal in my house), fall classroom parties and Halloween costumes. I am always surprised by how quickly the holidays follow after that. But, before I rush you into Christmas, let's sit back and enjoy some fun project posts... Welcome to another fun … [Read more...]

Show + Tell 178

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Happy Monday friends! I hope you're enjoying the "dog days" of summer. We're gearing up for school, which starts later this week, and trying to fit in every single fun thing we've yet to accomplish while the kids are out of school. I can't decide if I am excited to see them go back, or if I'd like to keep them at home this year...In any event a return to routine is welcome. Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves a comment or two, so be sure to stop by a few projects and say hello! Show + Tell Highlights Bev's pick … [Read more...]

Show + Tell 177

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Happy Monday friends! It's been a quiet week on the blog while I took some time to visit Asheville, NC and attend a family reunion here in Utah, but this week looks to be busy with lots of fun shares! I am super-excited to see what you've been up to while I've been away too! Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves a comment or two, so be sure to stop by a few projects and say hello! Show + Tell Highlights Bev's pick this week is this beautiful Watercolor Leaf Print. Watercolor Leaf Print via Pink When This week … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No 176

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Hello Friends. Welcome to the Show + Tell weekly link party. Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves a comment or two, so be sure to stop by a few projects and say hello! Show + Tell Highlights Bev's pick this week is this amazing two tone painted card catalog. Two Tone Painted Card Catalog via Dandelion Patina This week Mandy picked out this beautiful wall weave. Art Fix Wall Weave via Colour Saturated Life Crystal picked out this gorgeous sea glass succulent bowl. Sea Glass Succulent Bowl via home.work Tauni … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No 174

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We had some beautiful weekend weather and rather than do clean-up over the weekend like I should have. I was out playing. Today I've been running around all day, but I am happy to settle in and wait for your amazing posts to start appearing! Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves a comment or two, so be sure to stop by a few projects and say hello! Show + Tell Highlights Bev's selection this week is this amazing DIY Industrial Ampersand Decor. DIY Industrial Ampersand Decor via Simply Designing This week Mandy … [Read more...]

Photo Backgrounds You Can Make For Under $10 (or find free)

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In the quest to get the perfect photos, a lot of people stress over backgrounds. I see why- but I am going to let a big, huge secret out of the bag. I don't usually pay a lot of attention to my backgrounds. In fact, most of the backgrounds I use for blog photography are objects around my house- my front porch railing, an old whiskey barrel we have outside on our porch, concrete steps, our kitchen table, etc. But today I am going to show you some awesome Photo Backgrounds You Can Make for Under $10! Seriously. Awesome photo backgrounds... for under $10. And when I say "make" them, I … [Read more...]

What Lenses to Bring to SNAP! or on Vacation

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  The #1 question of all time I get when talking about DSLR's is "I am going to xyz place.... what lenses should I bring?". Because let's face it, nobody wants to haul around a camera bag larger than a suitcase when on vacation. Especially if you are at a conference where you will be shaking hands, grabbing swag, eating delicious food, and taking notes from amazing speakers. So today I want to share my top secret - What Lenses to Bring to SNAP! or on Vacation. Now I do have to add one caveat. While this guide will help you pick what is best for you, it is totally up to your … [Read more...]

Make a Light Reflector- A Quick, Free Trick To Brighter Photos!

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  One of the biggest frustrations bloggers and photographers face is lighting. It can be tricky to get the subject of a photograph to look radiant, have their colors stand out and shine, and illuminate details effortlessly in front of a camera's lens. Luckily, I have a fabulous quick, free trick to brighter photos - all you have to do is build a simple light reflector! I know you're thinking... wait! You said this was free.... but I have to BUILD something? Luckily, about 90% of people will already have all the materials you'll need in your home- as all you really need is foil … [Read more...]

How To Focus Accurately

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  I LOVE my 50mm lens. It allows me to photograph things in low light, it creates a wonderful, softly blurred background that is perfect for craft and food shots, and it was really inexpensive (as far as lenses go). The only negative thing I hear constantly from bloggers using a fixed point lens like a 50mm is that they don't know How To Focus Accurately. I’ve had a few people ask about their problems focusing while using fixed point lenses- and I myself have had some major frustrations with them the past. Don’t give up though- there are some easy solutions to get your shots … [Read more...]