“Have you ever wondered why so many bloggers seem to have a marble table or other beautiful backgrounds to photograph their objects? Well, most of them don’t. In fact, All I have is a marble cupboard lining, which you can find at B&Q or any hobby store here in the UK. In the States, they’ll be hiding out in Home Depot or Michael’s.”
→ Anna from Anna in Wonderland shared these awesome tips on Instagram & Photo Hacks that will make your life a whole lot easier when it comes to getting good photos. I’m loving this cupboard liner idea! Fab!
“Anyway, we all have Pinterest boards full of things we want to try, and it’s such a bummer to waste a night on a recipe that just doesn’t turn out good. I’ve learned that just because something has been pinned 10,000 times doesn’t mean that 10,000 people have tried it–sometimes it just means it has a pretty picture. So I wanted to share some pumpkin goodness that I have actually tried and can attest to its deliciousness. You’re welcome.”
→ Chelsea from The Girl Who Loved to Write put together an extensive list of Pumpkin Recipes that she’s actually tried and loves. There is so much goodness on this list-I seriously can’t wait for Autumn!
“The craft pumpkins are the major player in the little set up. I wanted to decorate them in a fun way, but I didn’t want them to be too Halloween-y, you know? I needed something to hold us over until October haha Drilled and monogramed pumpkins seemed like just the ticket! I cut out a script F for “Flynn” (obviously) and then I drilled alternating sized holes into the smaller pumpkin. I added some LED flameless tea candles on the inside and they’ve been chugging along for the past several days. I just used a utility knife to cut the larger one. Seriously, such a breeze. I wasn’t totally sold on it at first, but Mike and Whitney both assured me they loved the little bit of whimsy they brought into the room. I like that the glow they emit isn’t overpowering. If you scroll down you can see a photo of them taken in the dark. It’s a fun little pop of orange back there!”
→ Kaelah from This Charming Life shared her Autumn Inspired Living Room Display, and I couldn’t love it more. It’s so dang cute, and I just love how she explained how to do it. Also, I need those hexagon shelves!
“For the sky shots, I was using my canon t3i with a 50mm f1.8 lens, with my settings at 12.3 sec shutter; f/1.8; ISO 800. I increased the exposure a tad in photoshop, and then sharpened using high pass filter, and that’s it! No crazy editing. For the campfire shots I reduced my shutter a tad.”
“I absolutely love working from home because I feel more focused. I tend to get easily distracted by chatty co-workers, so for me, this is the perfect situation. I also save time on commuting (I hated commuting to work- anything longer that 20 minutes and I was annoyed.)”