Baby Hacks

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Because a life changing event like bringing a human into the world can be overwhelming, I've found the following baby hacks to be quite helpful.  These have made our lives a little easier so I thought I would share them with you. 1. Layer crib bedding. Owen isn't sleeping in his crib yet, but when he does, I plan to layer his bedding.  By that I … [Read more...]

How To Photograph A Christmas Tree

How to photograph a Christmas tree! Great tips!

My 10 tips for capturing great holiday photos of your little ones post got me all excited about photography so today I thought I'd share how to photograph a Christmas tree.  Because who doesn't like taking a killer photo of their tree and showing it off on Facebook and Instagram? There are two pieces of equipment, besides my Canon 7D camera, … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Capturing Great Holiday Photos

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Owen's college fund and I would like to thank Hallmark Baby for sponsoring today's post!  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Today I thought I would share 10 tips for capturing great holiday photos of your little one(s).  Why stress about a photo shoot with a photographer and risk scheduling it and your baby having a meltdown when you can … [Read more...]

How To Paint Textured Walls

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Today I thought I would share some tips on how to paint textured walls.  I've added it up and I've painted rooms in our house 8 times.  That includes painting the kitchen and my home office twice.  I've learned some things along the way so I thought I'd share my textured wall painting wisdom with you. To be clear, our walls are an orange peel type … [Read more...]

How To Keep Ribbon From Fraying

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Ever spend a good 5 to 10 minutes wrapping a present?  You want it to look perfect because it's for someone special.  You use pretty wrapping paper and ribbon.  Real ribbon, not some cheapo plastic ribbon.  But after you cut the ribbon it frays.  So you cut it and it frays again.  Finally you give up and are like, "Whatever, the recipient can deal … [Read more...]