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How To Capture A Family Photo Like A Pro With Your Phone

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsungTargetTech #CollectiveBias Capturing family photos is a lot of work, I’m not going to tell you it’s going to be easy. But, you can totally get a beautiful photo of your whole family, if you take time and patience to do it. It is the holiday season, and we all want to send out pretty cards right? This is the perfect tutorial for the holiday season! You’ll find a cute card I made for free after the tips on Canva. Super simple, and no photographer needed! I haven’t used a photographer in a few years now because I’ve been taking our photos, and the messy, candidness of the capture is actually something I like. Not everyone is looking, or someone is making a very silly face, but that’s real life for us. I…

7 Tips To Have A Fixer Upper Holiday from Joanna Gaines

Well Joanna of HGTV’s Fixer Upper is really somebody I look up to. She is insanely creative, completely humble, and totally successful. In my attempt to be a better creative, I’ve put together a tutorial to decorate your home with all the Fixer Upper feels. Let’s let the obsession roll, and I hope this helps you achieve your inner Joanna dreams. This post contains affiliate links.  First Tip: Create A Focal Point HGTV writes about how one of Joanna’s favorite tips is to create a focal point. When talking about the holidays, this usually means the mantle or where the Christmas tree is. Then, you can decorate around the focal point to tie the rest of the home together. Take a look at this set up Joanna did for the Magnolia House B&B: photography by Rachel Whyte What I love about this area is the simplicity in colors. The tree…

9 Gifts under $100 For Bloggers to Hit Massive Growth and Money in 2018

As a mom, there’s not a whole lot I really want for Christmas. Sure, I could use a new tripod or laptop, but for some reason I don’t get as excited about those items as I do blogging gifts. Like, just thinking about some of the new Pinterest strategies I can learn from some of the experts gets me so happy! If you are a blogger like me, who loves to blog and loves to grow their blog as a business, then this list is just for you! Most of these resources you need to purchase, but they are all under $100, and I have some great free resources in there too!  This post contains affiliate links.  Pinterest Strategies: (MOPSAVE20 for a 20% for Black Friday through Cyber Monday!!) Yes, I know you’ve heard all about it, and I’m another blogger giving you an affiliate link to her book. I’ve been pushing…

14 Jaw-Dropping, Elegant DIY Christmas Wreaths that Look Totally Expensive

Anyone else get the Christmas decorating bug once Halloween passes? I do! I get so excited to decorate and create a magical space for my kids! What I don’t like is all the expensive decorations. I’m a frugal mama, and especially in this season, where we’ve moved across country, and we are saving as much as possible for future remodels. So, off to explore the DIY options for wreaths this year. Here’s what I found! Style Me Pretty has this Gorgeous tutorial that is simple for any front door! This gorgeous piece is from Shades of Blue Interior. You HAVE to check out her post for more table scape inspo and Holiday decor ideas! This one is from Remodelaholic and you can make it in an hour according to her tutorial! This is a less-traditional, yet gorgeous idea from Six Sisters Stuff A fabulous and unique tutorial for this wreath is…

20 Toys That Grow Big Imaginations

I am a huge believer in the power of imagination. Our imaginations are actually a muscle in our brains that work to create images and process our lives and emotions. My goal is to always challenge and cultivate the imaginations of my children, so this year, on my toy list I have items that are simple, yet push our children to be creative and build their own games! This post contains affiliate links. These are all items that will inspire your child to play big with their minds. I also want to note that if you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, you should try Amazon Prime for 30-Days Free! I love and use my Amazon Prime for diaper subscriptions, toys, books and more, and the holiday season is the perfect time to use it and get the free two-day shipping and extra holiday deals!! Use my link for the free 30 days! …

10 Christmas Morning Scones That Are Just As Good As Staying In Bed

I love our Christmas morning scones tradition so much, I’m already dreaming about it. Waking up with a hot cup of coffee and the delicious, warm, crumbly and butter blueberry scones my dad makes are everything. It’s the ultimate way to start your holiday morning. Naturally, I want you all to share in this delicious tradition, so I have 10 amazing scone recipes linked up, to make your Christmas morning sweeter! Of course I have a blueberry scone recipe linked up first. Following you can click on the titles of the recipes, which will take you to their source and the details on how to make them! Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones:  Eggnog Scones:  Almond Cranberry Scones:  Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Cranberry White Chocolate Scones Chocolate Strawberry Scones with Orange Glaze: Brown Sugar Butter Pecan Scones: Maple Cream Scones Peppermint Mocha Scones:  Lavender and Lemon Scones:

Inspirational Thanksgiving Decor With All The Feels of Fall

Decorating for the holiday season is one of my favorite things ever! We are just moving into our new home in FL, with lots of remodel that needs to happen, so my decor ambitions will be put on hold for a bit. Until then, here are some beautiful decoration ideas to inspire you for your home this year. I walk you through the living room and mantle, to the entry way, back to the table design to bring all the feels of Thanksgiving to your home this year. This post contains affiliate links. LIVING ROOM AND MANTLE:  I can not find the original source for this photo! It was uploaded on Pinterest, and here is the pin with no link to a site. I love the pumpkin theme with the logs in the metal pot. Super clever, and beautiful at the same time! I found this on Pinterest, but it’s…

10 Halloween Treats You Can Whip Up In A Jiff

Anyone else run to the store last minute to attempt to throw together some Halloween treats that are festive and creative? I found a list of 10 quick and easy Halloween treats you can whip up in a jiff! Here you go! Halloween Graveyard Brownies:  Halloween Oreo Pops:  Ghost Pretzels Strawberry Ghosts Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Halloween Muddy Buddies Mummy Brownies Mummy Donut Holes Donut Spiders 5-Ingredient Oreo Balls

The 10 Prettiest DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY

For some reason, I pursue gifts I can make during the holidays. A part of me just wants it to be full of meaning and time, and a part of me doesn’t want to spend much money. I am super frugal, so I tend to think of more creative, artistic options for gifts. That’s why I put together this list of gifts you can make, that don’t look like you made them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attempted to make something beautiful, and it totally looked like a fifth grader made it. These are gifts that are achievable and meaningful for Christmas. This post contains affiliate links.  Ps, this one above is from Amazon for less than $20! DIY Chunky Throw Blankets: These are simple to make, and so beautiful! I researched around and found that The Happy Nester has a great post of information and answers…