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Amazingly Easy Steps to Taking Better Pictures

Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by .

You might not be the next Ansel Adams or Annie Liebovitz, but you have every right to be able to use that new camera you got for Christmas. It’s hard to keep up with all of the improved functions that seem to change daily, but there are certainly many tips and tricks you can use to help make your shots picture perfect. Here are surefire ways to improve your photography skills right away.

Photographer, know thy camera.

It can pay off big if you take the time to read through the manual that came with your camera. There are bound to be many particulars unique to the brand and model in your possession, and spending time getting to know them can make a big difference in your shots. Likewise, it can help you avoid future malfunction frustrations!

If you don’t already own a camera, here are the top 10 digital cameras, according to Consumer Review.


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DIY Projects for New Year’s Resolutions

Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by .

Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2015? If you are like many people, you probably vowed to improve your life or the lives of others. Top resolutions include things like losing weight or quitting smoking, of course, but many also revolve around saving money.

If you have gone with spending less and saving more, there are a variety of ways you can save a penny here or there. One particularly great solution is to take advantage of all the DIY projects available right at your fingertips. No worries if you aren’t crafty, as many projects are perfect for novices. And if you haven’t made a resolution, here is a list of 50 suggestions to inspire you toward self-improvement.

If you want to spruce up your house

Think designer light switch plates! These simple creations are easy to make, cost next to nothing, and add flair to any room. All you need is paper or duct tape, mod podge, and a paint brush. Here are directions.


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DIY Holiday Countdown Crafts

Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by .

The countdown to our favorite December holidays is about to begin. Depending on your beliefs, there are many ways to celebrate the most festive time of the year. Instead of spending a lot on store-bought items, here are some DIY ways to mark the days until your special celebration begins.

The Festival of Lights

To count down this eight-day festival, you can use items you probably already have at home. This project calls for a yardstick, eight envelopes, and a little bit of imagination to create the numbers for the countdown. Using a variety of envelopes, including paper bags or coin pouches, adds to the appeal. Office clips or clothespins are used to affix the envelopes to the yardstick, and all that’s left to add are small gifts for the envelopes.


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Time Saving Decorating and Activities for Thanksgiving Day

Posted Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by .

Decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas can be time-consuming and expensive. Save both with some great tips that we’ve put together for you. With a little prep work, you can make your Thanksgiving décor something the guests will be talking about long after the feast’s over.


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Make Your Next Trip Wonderful with These Life-changing Travel Tips

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by .

Lifehacks. Those simple tricks geared toward making life easier. Some are probably so ingrained into your daily life that you do not even think about them anymore. Some are still out there, waiting to be discovered. With the holiday season right around the corner, here are ten simple solutions to make your travels less stressful.

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Halloween Costumes Made Out of Paper

Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 by .

It’s 8pm on Halloween night and you didn’t buy a costume. You look around the house and all you have is paper. Perfect! Here are our favorite Halloween costumes that incorporate paper. Hopefully they inspire you (and save you from being a hobo again).

Paper Masks

Lightweight and less confining than traditional masks, these paper masks are really impressive and relatively easy to make. Download a template as a PDF, print it out on card paper, fold, and glue. Paint them for added wow factor. Check out all designs.

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5 Easy Steps to a Spooky DIY Halloween Party

Posted Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by .

It’s less than two weeks until Halloween. Here are five easy steps to get ready for that party:

1. Pick a Theme

Nothing is more magical than All Hallows Eve, the night when kids and adults alike transform themselves into magical creatures. Of course, magic reminds us of wizard school, which means we love this idea of a Harry Potter Halloween party. Here are 100 Harry Potter Halloween party ideas from House of Paint.

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Top 5 Tech Halloween Costumes

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by .

You still have a couple weeks until Halloween, which means you still have time to put together something people will talk about for years to come. Here are five of our favorite technology-minded Halloween costumes.

1. Creepy Masks – Phone Not Included

These clever t-shirts and masks incorporate any size of mobile device for a quick and unsettling effect. Just slip in your phone and party on!

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Ideas to Celebrate Autumn

Posted Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by .

What’s not to love about the fall season? Sure, winter is waiting just around the corner, but put that thought aside for now and take in the moment. The vibrant colors are everywhere. The crisp air, the aroma of leaves, and of course, all things pumpkin. They all make for the perfect reason to slow down and enjoy this season before it slips away. Check out a few of the ideas we’ve gathered to help you do just that…

Take It In

It’s easy to pass for a professional photographer this time of year. The colors are vibrant and beauty is everywhere, whether it’s bluer than blue skies or curves of a pumpkin stem. Get artfully inspired by nature.
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Printable Crafts for All Types of People

Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by .

Whether you are an expert crafter or still getting used to safety scissors, these printable crafts are a great way to spark some imagination on a cool, fall weekend. They are easy, enticing and fun. Gather a group of friends to ensure an even better time enjoying your weekend!


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