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An Inexpensive Alternative to Gold Foil Christmas Cards

Were you all here for this post? I talked a LOT about how to take your own family pictures for your Christmas card. I also said I’d show you the…

Happy Thanksgiving

Photography Mini Series Part 8: How to Take Your Own Family Pictures for Your Christmas Card

Hi everyone! So last week I said we were going to finish up this photography series. Our family had a little unexpected twist of events Sunday afternoon that warranted another…

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Posted by: Kristi I have a hard time giving someone a gift if its not something I personally really like.  One time I told my sister that she needed to…

Mini Photography Series Part 7: Where To Focus When Taking Pictures

Hi! Welcome to Part 7 of our mini Photography Series. Next week we will wrap up our photography series talking a little about the cameras and lenses I would recommend…

A Few Tips for Sewing with Cotton Gauze

I walked into our local quilt shop last week and my favorite employee walked up to me to ask if I’d seen the cotton gauze they started carrying. I said,…

Mini Photography Series Part 6: The Benefits of Shooting in Raw

Hi all! Welcome back to our series on photography! Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

My first Isosceles Triangle Quilt (Tutorial included)

Every now and then I browse Kate’s sewing blog called See Kate Sew. I think she does adorable work and is super talented. If you click here, you’ll see a…

Photography Mini Series Part 5: What is the Best Lighting for taking Pictures?

Welcome to part five of our photography mini series. Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

Photography Mini series Part 4: Shutter Speed and Metering; How to take Bright Pictures

Welcome to part four of our photography mini series. Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

Photography Mini Series Part 3: How to set your ISO to take Bright and Balanced Images

Welcome to part three of our photography mini series. Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

Photography Mini Series Part 2: Aperture; How to get that Blurry Background in Pictures

Good morning! If you are here for the first time, welcome to our mini series about photography. If you missed the first week, you can find it here.  Please know…

The Best Frosting Recipe for Sugar Cookies

Posted by: Kelli Over six years ago, I spent my first Christmas with my husband’s family. It was a good first Christmas with his family. I remember they spoiled me like…

Free Printable: Philippians 4:13

Posted by: Kelli One of the greatest blessings in my life right now is living three and a half miles from my parents. I know. I’m 32 and still dependent…

Photography Mini Series Part 1: Six Benefits of Learning to Shoot in Manual Mode

Posted by: Kelli Aperture. Exposure. Shutter speed. ISO. White balance. Metering. Raw files. Histogram. Some of you may know all about the words I listed above. Many of you probably…

Three Simple Projects to Make with Your Pom Poms

Well, it’s been pom pom week here on the blog and on Instagram, and I’m here to finish out the week with three simple projects you can make from your handmade…

How to Make a Pom pom

Posted by: Kelli Yesterday I told you a bit about my love for Instagram. I have no idea how I didn’t find it sooner. I scroll through those bits and…

Instagram

Posted by: Kelli I am not sure how I missed the boat a couple years ago, but I just discovered Instragram, and it is super fun. The colors, the pictures,…

10 Ways to Encourage Your Neighbor

Posted by: Kristi Last week Kelli did a post on 10 people in your life who may need some encouragement.  One person she mentions in that list is your neighbor.  This…

Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Posted by: Kristi This review is going to be a bit different than the ones that have been posted in the past.  Because this is a fiction book, I thought…