The House is Quiet Again
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The House is Quiet Again

The house is quiet and empty for the first time in weeks, there is finally time to think about our experiences from the last few weeks. Continue reading

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How to Create Cool Photo Effects Without Photoshop
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How to Create Cool Photo Effects Without Photoshop

Turns out, you really don’t need editing software to make your photos pop. You don’t need your iPhone and apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram to make kind of crummy shots look artistic and interesting. You just need to know which photo styles you like and how to create them using the settings on your DSLR camera. Continue reading

All Things Baby Week: Two Aesthetically Pleasing Books for Babies…And Parents Too
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All Things Baby Week: Two Aesthetically Pleasing Books for Babies…And Parents Too

It’s always hard to find a board book that’s as pleasurable for parents to page through as it is for baby. Kids’ books these days are works of art, I love them. Books for baby though, on the other hand, are a bit trickier. If baby likes it, it’s probably done up in the garish, overly-saturated primary colors that are easiest for young babies to see. If Mama and Daddy think it’s a pretty book, the colors or drawings are probably too subtle to hold much interest for baby. Continue reading