Take Fireworks Photos that SPARKLE

On July 4, 1776 America declared her independence.  That means that this year is our nation's 240th birthday.  That also means that in the coming days hundreds of thousands of folks in America are going to gather to watch a glorious display of pyrotechnics in the sky.  {I'd sure love for someone to blast some fireworks into the sky for MY birthday each year!}{photo credit}Photographing fireworks is sometimes tricky. The night time conditions aren't ideal for photography, to begin with. Add in getting a crisp focus on a bursting ball of sparkles and it almost seems impossible. Using these few steps YOU can capture beautiful photos of any fireworks show.Don't forget the tripod.  You'll be taking photos in the dark so you're going to want complete stillness in your camera's … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas that SPARKLE

Whether you're hosting a New Year's Eve party of your own or just having a little family celebration at home, you're going to want the most festive decorations and party favors! From an adult-only party to a kid-friendly countdown, we've got a handful of ideas that will make your party SPARKLE!/1/ Kiss Me at Midnight Banner - As soon as I saw this tutorial I knew I had to share it with you. There's a bunch of New Years banner ideas, but this one is different and amazing. Make it today!/2/ Gold Fringe Wrapped Numbers - Creating these numbers are a snap...and SO cute. 2015 never looked so good!/3/ Glitter Champagne Bottle - Your hostess {or your guests} will be so impressed by the beautiful glitter job you did on the champagne bottle. It'll be our secret how easy it is! Paint … [Read more...]

New Year’s Interview for Kids

Capture your kiddos favorite things, special memories, and more with a New Year's interview! This is our third year of interviews and the girls just love hearing what their answers were in the past - lots of giggles!Here's our list of questions:Favorites:cereal vegetable drink toy TV Show game book restaurant holiday animalIf you could change your name, what would you choose?What do you love about each person in our family?Where would you like to go on vacation this year?What are some of your wishes for this year?I have these in a little notebook, but this year I want to do something a little more special. I'm typing their answers and printing them out, leaving space for a self-portrait and a photo. I'll put these in a binder or simple … [Read more...]

Fantastic Holiday Cards with Minted!

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post.Is your holiday card ready? Every year I vow to have my card done on time and ready to mail by December 1st. But life gets busy and once again I have missed the deadline.Thankfully there are wonderful resources to help!! I personally LOVE minted.com! They offer everything from smart and chic to luxe letterhead and the perfect style and card to fit every budget. You can use one or multiple photos. There are different themes, layouts and an incredibly large variety of printing types from flat to custom. And Minted will even help you address your cards. What a great feature to give you that added little help this holiday season.Now for the hard decision…which one? The first thing I do … [Read more...]

Two Great Salad Dressing Recipes To Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

Two Great Salad Dressing Recipes To Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions   The start of a new year can mean a promise for a healthier lifestyle.  Whether it’s eating right or losing weight, getting more vegetables on your plate is always a plus.Adding a salad to your meals is an easy way to add a variety of vegetables to your diet and the combinations are endless. I have to admit that the salad dressing plays a huge role in how much I like a salad – such a good flavor boost.  I don’t typically choose creamy dressings, I have a soft spot for a great vinaigrette.  The two dressing recipes below are my “go to's". The first one leans a bit more toward Greek and the second one is a classic Balsamic.  They are easy to make and I typically keep them about a week in the fridge (if they … [Read more...]