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6 super tips for better vacation photos

6 super tips for better vacation photos
Here’s something you might want to read before your set out on the open road this summer…whether you rely on your smartphone to snap your vacation photos or carry along a digital camera, this useful advice will take your photos to the next level. Have you ever successfully captured fireworks on your camera?–keep reading to get the scoop on everything from special lighting situations to creating a great family photo. Amy from She Wears .

top travel tips for your summer getaway

top travel tips for your summer getaway
Have you already booked your tickets to an exotic locale? Or are you taking to the highway for an unforgettable road trip? Either way—now is the time to get out and explore a new destination. Go somewhere you’ve never gone before, visit an old friend that has relocated, or make some new memories by traveling to see family members in another state or country. Whatever your plan, don’t leave home without brushing up on .

make everyday earth day

make everyday earth day
Although, the “official” celebration of Earth Day is on April 22, there are still lots of small things that we can do throughout the year to practice a little “green living”.  The whole idea behind many of these tips is that the items you need to use for them are things that you probably already have at home. In the long run, this translates as less waste and fewer chemicals that can have a .

fabulous photo tips

fabulous photo tips
Taking pictures is so much more fun than it used to be. Gone are the days when you had to be an expert to give that “perfect shot”. Now, thanks to instagram and endless photo apps, almost anyone can look like a pro! Whether you are taking snapshots of everyday life or a grand vacation–check out the tips below to get an even better photo… Learn how to use the app VSCOcam from Pop .

signs of spring

signs of spring
It’s been about a year now since I’ve been participating in Fat Mum Slim‘s photo-a-day challenge using instagram.   I find it’s a perfect prompt for me to take time to look around & appreciate the simple things that are happening in my life day to day. A couple a days ago I captured these sunny daffodils on a cold grey morning walk and tagged them with a description #signsofspring.  After searching this phrase, turns .

secret of life

secret of life
James Taylor sang it right… “The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time” but don’t you find yourself saying “Where did the summer go?”  I’m right there with ya.  That’s one reason why I decided to start capturing the little things every day with a some help from Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim. Each month she reveals a list of daily prompts. All you have to do is use any camera you .

what have you found on pinterest?

what have you found on pinterest?
I have been an official pinner for 10 months and have found SO MANY wonderful things on this ongoing visually stimulating treasure hunt… The biggest find for me is definitely inspiration -whether it be redesigning my kitchen, looking for interesting shop displays, coming across quotes that speak to me, trying new recipes or  even planning a Halloween party – pinterest is a one of the first places I visit to get my shot of .

A must-watch show for Michiganders

A must-watch show for Michiganders
I stumbled onto this gem of show while channel surfing recently & discovered a number of new places that I need to visit in the mitten. One of the episodes features the great town of Rochester & catching fireflies even got a brief screen shot.  And after watching the segment, I found out that there was an awesome skate park and great polish restaurant right down the street! Other episodes include Ann Arbor, Port .

conversation hearts can say a LOT

conversation hearts can say a LOT
Want to make a custom valentine for your love?  Just type in a special message, pick your color & save the image to send. We had fun pairing up some fun V-day gifts with some classic convo heart sayings… Surprise your sweetie with a few fireballs. Fill your shower with sweet smelling steam. Add a little salt & pepper to spice things up. For the perfect pucker Set the mood & fill the room .

what can you buy for $5?

what can you buy for $5?
Turns out quite a few interesting things like… having a photo of you drawn in comic strip style taking your personal pictures & making them into a video clip with music get tips & tricks about Disney World from a former cast member receive a postcard from Paris, France have a sonnet written just for you even… get help locating your ancestors!  And if you got a talent to offer for a mere $5 .