Tips for Taking Christmas Tree Photos

Is it just me or do you tend to go a little photo crazy around the holidays? There are beautiful decorations hung everywhere, family might be in town visiting and there is definitely more excitement in the air. My camera gets a lot more use around the holidays as it is such a special time of year and I want to make sure I document as much as possible for my daughter. She is only eighteen months old but already beginning to experience the wonder and magic of the Christmas season. One focal piece of many of your Christmas photos is probably your Christmas tree! It makes a perfect back drop for family photos, Christmas morning shots and c'mon - your decorating skills should be documented! If you have ever wondered how to take great photos of your Christmas tree I am here to help! Here are … [Read more...]

Simple Spring Wreath {a tutorial}

April showers have brought about the inspiration for some Spring wreath form. All of the supplies needed for this wreath were purchased at my nearby Hobby Lobby. {I'm sure you can find the supplies at any local arts and crafts store. Don't forget to use your 40% off coupons to save some cash!} Best part, this wreath was complete from start to finish in less than one hour! Ready to get started? Gather your supplies. You'll need a straw wreath form {leave the plastic wrap on, it's less messy that way.}, one roll of burlap ribbon, one roll of pink chevron tulle ribbon, one roll of green chevron tulle ribbon, five burlap rose flower picks, a pair of scissors and a few straight pins {no hot glue. YAY!}. Begin by wrapping your wreath form with the burlap ribbon. Secure … [Read more...]