Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Yesterday I decided I am going to bake this weekend. I previously found a link to Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies through pinterest and I was debating between making those and making my zucchini bread.  I had this conversation with my husband: Me: Which should I make this weekend – pumpkin oatmeal cookies or zucchini…

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Let’s Talk Lenses

I recently purchased a new lens so I thought it would be a good time to talk about the pros and cons of different lenses and when I like to use each of mine. Standard Lens (18-135mm f/3.5) This is my new lens. It is replacing the 18-55mm f/5.6 lens that came with my camera…

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Decorative Changes

We’ve made some changes to our decorations this summer. Fireplace The first thing I did was redecorate the fireplace. I liked the picture that was on the mantel (and you’ll see I did move it somewhere else) but it had been there for at least 5 years and I was looking to decorate the fireplace…

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Refinished Dresser

I realized I never told you guys about the dresser I refinished last year. I found this dresser at Goodwill for around $100. It was an okay deal; it was pretty well made but it had wood veneer which made if tough to sand because I had to be careful not to sand through it….

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DIY – Installing New Baseboard

We just finished installing new trim and baseboards in our entire house so I decided to write a post detailing how we did that. Thankfully we installed all the baseboard in rooms that had hardwood floors (we later installed carpet in the bedrooms but that was done afterwards) which made for easier painting and clean-up….

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Foggy Morning

This morning I woke up at 3:30am so I could be at an event an hour away as a volunteer photographer. I was worried there wouldn’t be much I could take pictures of at 5am (I was right) so I had to wait for the sun to come up before I could really start making…

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Blog and House Update

The Project Board has a new look! I thought it was time to make a change and I wanted to go with something that looked like more of a website and less like a blog. Please let me know what you think. The navigation is different and I hope that doesn’t prevent anyone from finding…

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Flat Lay Photography

I was inspired by Peter McKinnon’s YouTube tutorial on flat lay photography so I decided to spend time this morning putting his suggestions to use. I am nowhere near as talented as he is and my equipment isn’t as good/expensive but I’m happy with some of the pictures I got. The first thing that came…

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Practicing with the Macro Lens

I’ve had my macro lens for 4 years and I feel guilty because I don’t use it that much. I’m sure it’s user error but most of the pictures I take with it have a shallow depth of field even if I shoot at lower aperture settings like 15f. It is a really nice lens…

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Exploring Editing Techniques

I’ve used Photoshop to edit my pictures for about 6 years but I only used the basics for a long time. Thanks to some online tutorials, I’ve learned a lot more about Photoshop and feel more comfortable editing my pictures more than I did previously – even though I’m definitely no expert. I decided to…

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