Ten Free Online Photography Resources

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In the perfect world, we would have unlimited time to spend on learning a new skill or craft. My passion, if you couldn't guess already, is photography. I absolutely love taking classes, online courses and mentoring sessions, but my schedule (and bank account) don't always allow for those as often as I would like. If you are serious about learning how to use your camera I highly suggest investing in at least one class, at least once in your life. But int he mean time, I have compiled a list of ten FREE online resources to help you learn photography. I have used nearly all of the resources and they have all helped me in my own photography journey. You don't have to have a lot of money to learn photography, just a little time and patience. Oh - and practice, practice, practice! 1. Improve … [Read more...]

Planting the Color of The Year – Radiant Orchid Plants in Your Garden

9 Plants that bloom in Radiant Orchid

The color of the year, chosen by Pantone, is Radiant Orchid. It's a bright purply-pink color and it's a huge hit in home decor accents and fun office accessories all over the place. But if you want to GROW something in your garden or home landscaping that features the color of the year can you?  The answer is yes! See some of my favorite plants that will bring the radiant color of the year to your outdoor spaces. Hatsuzakura Tulips from Colorblends Oh I adore these gorgeous tulips by Colorblends. Plant bulbs in the fall when the leaves start turning colors for gorgeous blooms in the following spring. Lavender Bloom-a-Thon Azaleas by Proven Winners These Azaleas are reblooming azaleas so they are shade-loving, evergreen shrubs that flower at least twice a year with … [Read more...]

Easter Styles for Kids

Easter styles for kids - tips, tricks, and inspirations

One of the best things about the Easter holidays is dressing up the kids!  I love that they are still small enough that I can put them in cute little outfits without complaint.  Easter has to be my favorite holiday to dress them up. Unlike some of the other holidays, they get to spend all day in their adorable outfits.  From church, to hunting for eggs to our big family dinner, they get to hang out in their stylish duds all day.  Are you looking for some fun Easter styles for kids?  Here are some of my tips for getting the kids dressed up for the big day! Pastels - I think pastels are fun for girls and boys!  If you have one vibrant piece of clothing, then tone down another.  For example, try a pastel gingham button down for your boy and pair it with basic khakis.  Its just … [Read more...]

Top 5 Beauty Products We Can’t Live Without!

Top 5 Skin Care and Beauty Picks

Have you ever finally stumbled on a product you now can’t live without – either after trying everything on the shelf or because a friend recommended it?  We’ve been there, and thought it would be fun to compile a list of some great things that make life easier for the team at Blissfully Domestic. Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream – after a serious case of what we call “Adult On-Set Eczema”, our writer tried every product on the market – including paraffin wax dips -  in search of a solution for her husband.  It wasn’t easy – he hates greasy lotions, and his case was getting so bad that his fingertips were splitting.  Playing basketball while wearing gloves? No thanks. Low and behold -  Aveeno Eczema Therapy worked! Not greasy at all, and with regular use – his hands … [Read more...]

Car Buying Tips: Be Smart, Negotiate Well and Find a Fair Deal

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Having a new car is a great feeling.  Whether its brand new or just new to you, a reliable vehicle that can handle what you need it to is peace of mind.  That being said, not much more is stressful than everything that happens between deciding to buy and being handed the keys.  Guest Writer Scotty Reiss of SheBuysCars offers some great advice to help you feel more confident in your purchase. Be sure to check out her site for more information and car reviews written with a woman in mind. Car Buying Tips: Be Smart, Negotiate Well and Find a Fair Deal By: Scotty Reiss Most women prefer a root canal to buying a new car. We didn’t make that up; J.D.Power, the auto industry’s leading research outlet, discovered this a few years ago. But it rings true. Buying a car can mean learning a lot … [Read more...]

12 Fantabulous Dr. Seuss Crafts

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! This week marks the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka the beloved Dr. Seuss. And since there isn't a child around who doesn't love the flamboozed woozled rhymes of the fantabulous storyteller, why not celebrate with a few Seuss-y spectacular crafts? //1// They're everyone's favorite mischievous sidekicks! Make a set of Thing 1 and Thing 2 peg dolls! - Zakka Life //2// This little Lorax cup figure will remind everyone to think carefully about our actions. - Danielle's Place // 3 // Felt and a hoop team together to make this perfectly adorable Lorax storyboard! - Mod Podge Rocks //4// This quick and simple Lorax hand puppet is sure to entertain your little one. - The New Home Ec //5// Play away your rainy day with a Cat In The Hat finger puppet! - … [Read more...]