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20 Incredible Fourth of July Ideas – Food, Crafts, Games and More!

Every year on the Fourth of July, I fail to plan in advance for what to do. It’s one of the few holidays my husband has off work, and with four kids, we need to know what we’re doing in advance. This year, the whole family was going to meet up at a local amusement …

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7 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Children

Chinese New Year is such a fun way to celebrate the Chinese culture while also celebrating the arrival of a new year! There are many traditions that are enjoyed during Chinese New Year, and no matter what age your child or where you live, these are traditions that can be enjoyed by all. Look below …

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8 Fictional Coffee Houses We’d Totally Visit

Stuck at home with four young children while my husband is enjoying the sunshine of California, I can’t help but find myself daydreaming about the sanctity of the American coffee house. I have so many fond memories of camping out in a local cafe, with a huge steaming cup (bowl?) of artisan coffee, feet up …

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How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Girls’ Night!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Universal Pictures. All opinions are my own. Unless you live on the moon, you have probably seen the amazing new trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, which is coming to theaters just in time for Valentine’s Day on February 10th! Based on the worldwide bestselling book by E L …

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Elf of the Shelf Christmas Table

This table decorating idea will help you make your Elf on the Shelf part of your holiday celebration. Follow these simple steps to create a fun and festive table, perfect for entertaining family or hosting guests this Christmas season! This is a perfect centerpiece that will make everyone feel like they’ve been transported to Santa’s workshop!

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Top 10 Mostly Forgotten TV Shows from the 80s

Until recently, I didn’t know that I was a “millennial.” I graduated high school in the year 2000, so I guess that has something to do with it. But really those who grew up in my same general time period are known as millennials. Someone recently made a comment about the difference in TV shows …

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Composting 101: An Easy Awesome Way to Help the Earth

Composting is the best way for us as consumers to give back to the Earth. Composting is an easy, awesome way to help the earth replenish and recover depleted nutrients. You can compost in a pile, in a composter tumbler, and even using worms! Check out these ways to make composting a part of your …

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Getting to Grips with Manual Mode – Viewfinder, Screen, and Continuous Shooting

Continuing in our photography series, today we’re talking about other settings you’ll want to know when using your DSLR camera. These are very simple and helpful but can make a BIG difference in your photography! One Shot vs Continuous Most cameras come with this nifty setting that lets you choose if you want to just …

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Getting to Grips with Manual Mode: Shutter Speeds, Light Meters & White Balance

I hope you’ve been enjoying this series of photography tips and tricks. Last time around, we talked about Aperture vs ISO. This time, we’re going to cover Shutter Speeds, Light Meters and White Balance. There is no easy way to show via photos how to actually change camera settings, and this is unfortunate. However, there …

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Getting To Grips with Manual Mode – Aperture and ISO

In my last article, I helped walk you through how to choose the best DSLR camera for your needs. And it brought a lot of questions about how to USE a camera. There are SO many people out there who have wonderful cameras, but have never taken the time to learn how to use them. Although …

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How to Choose the Best DSLR Camera and Accessories For Your Needs

There are many beginners as well as “momtographers” (moms who love taking photos of their little ones and prefer a good camera over those cell phone snap shots) out there who simply can’t decide or don’t know how to go about purchasing a decent camera to use. This article aims to help you with your decision …

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