12 Wedding Photography Shots That You Will Inspire You

Spring is in the air. Well, maybe not QUITE yet, but we're getting close. You know what comes along with spring? may and June! You know what May and June are famous for? Weddings! What do weddings need? Gorgeous pictures, of course! So in the spirit of spring, love, and romance...and of course our love for all things photography, we present to you 12 gorgeous wedding photography shots that are sure to inspire all photographers.  Set the Stage With These Wedding Photography Examples 1.) Romantic dip in a garden, source Style Me Pretty. 2.) Gown hanging from chandelier or other unexpected place, photo by Joyeuse Photography.  3.) Flower bouquet close-up in a playful situation, photo by Bridesmaid.com.  4.) Holding hands from a creative perspective makes a lovely wedding photo, … [Read more...]

7 Portrait Photoshop Actions You Will Love

Photoshop actions. Love them. No, seriously...I LOVE them! If you're unfamiliar with Photoshop actions, this is your lucky day. These time saving short cuts will fast become your best friend; just follow the links below to some of my favorites. You'll be walked through the process and be well on your way to boosting your photography to the next level. Even if you're a seasoned pro you might just find a gem in this set. Did I mention I love them? So with that in mind, here are 7 of my favorite portrait Photoshop actions: Contrast and saturation.  You have to be careful when boosting the color saturation and contrast of a photo; it can get overdone FAST. This tutorial by Jodi Friedman at MCP Actions does an amazing job of walking that line. Too much for you? There's a more … [Read more...]

Magisto App Makes Video & Photo Storytelling a Breeze

Can you believe 2014 is just a few short weeks away? Where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was getting used to writing "2013." Geesh. The days might fly by but luckily we live in the age of digital cameras and videos so we can easily capture big important moments in life...as well as those moments in between milestones. Your kids getting off a school bus, the dog running with a ball in its mouth, everyone at the table for breakfast. THE moments. But what do you do with all of those photos and videos you take? Store them and share some on social media and with family, right? Wouldn't it be awesome if you could take it a step further? Enter a new awesome app, Magisto. With it you can mash together your favorite photos and vids to create beautiful movies you'll want to … [Read more...]

Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Family Pets

A favorite family pet, the Guinea Pig!  Adorbs. We have a couple of new family members in the Worthington Household, and we're all in. LOVE. There's adorable and full of personality and cuddly and endless entertainment. In fact, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So without further ado...here are some beautiful Guinea Pigs growin' up in the heartland. So now you're in love, too, right? Well, let me give you a few facts about guinea pigs before you head out to expand your family, too. Guinea pigs aren't pigs. They also aren't from New Guinea. They are actually native to South America and are members of the rodent family. They tend to be larger than their little buddies the hamster, but not as big as a bunny or small cat.  They like to move around, so the … [Read more...]

9 Delicious Pork Dinner Slow Cooker Recipes

People think of the crock pot as a winter thing...stews, hearty main courses, warm comfort foods to stave off cold weather. But the trusted crock pot is PERFECT for warm weather, too. No cooking over a hot stove, no turning on oven, and no wasting beautiful daylight hours in the kitchen. Prep it and forget it! Today I'm going to share with you some of my fave pork slow cooker recipes that are perfect for dinner...no matter what the time of year. Pork Carnitas by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. Not only does this recipe look mouth-watering, but I love her idea of heading to the beach while it's cooking.  Looking forward to summer! Pork Ragu by Pasta Man Blog. He says that pork really gives beef a run for its money in this dish. Looks yum to me! Sausage Stuffed Sweet … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Decorating with Pops of Turquoise

Turquoise. Aqua. Cyan. Teal. Mint. Whatever you call it, whatever the shade...it is a gorgeous, rich color that is very happy-making.  It reminds me of Caribbean water, Southwestern jewels, New England cottages, vintage dresses, and the brightest spot on a peacock feather. Incorporating it into a room's decor is sure to bring a fresh touch of whimsy and serenity. Need some inspiration as to how to use turquoise in your home? Happily, I've found some amazing rooms that use turquoise perfectly. From a little bit on a pillow to a fully saturated pallet, there is certainly something for everyone. 1.) . Semi-precious stone chandelier by MarjorieSkouras as seen in Marjorie De Groot Design. 2.) Turquoise walls and island by HGTV Design Home. 3.) Turquoise and red bedroom by Coastal … [Read more...]