Photoshoot Styling is Messy
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Today I’m sharing what it really looks like when photoshoot styling for a blog post.  This photo was sent to me by my friend Melissa of Melissa Creates.  Often, your table is no where near the place it should be.  You drag it over to the closest window and pretend that your dining table is…

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A Pat on the Back for Bloggers
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  Please forgive this grainy iPhone photo.  Cameras do not like to shoot computer screens.  But I can’t tell you how many of this photo I have saved to my camera library on my phone.  Something about seeing this box pop up makes me positively giddy.  In an online world where you can feel disconnected…

Behind the Scenes of Small Things are Big Things
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I have met a ton of rad people through blogging.  One of my favorites is Kara Noel from Small Things are Big Things.  I do not know her well, but she amazes me in every capacity.  She is a fantastic mom of 4, super crafty, funny and totally real.  While she shares cool DIYs that…

On Location Shooting
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As a blogger, sometimes you have to find the right place to shoot a post.  And sometimes that means that you have to drag your kids along on a little field trip.  But they usually find a way to keep themselves busy.  Like rolling around on the sidewalk.  And trying to stand in the street…

My Creative Work Space
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  Today I thought I would share with you my very creative work space…my dining room.  There is no other room in the house to have a desk (well, we have one in our bedroom but it holds the DVR box and the printer so there is no room to actually work on it…).  My…

A Perfect Instagram Moment
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I am SO happy to have Lauren on the blog today.  You see that perfectly perfect, styled photo above?  Lauren puts out the most gorgeous Instagram photos.  Style just comes so naturally to her.  But guess what is just outside even her perfect shot… See the red shoes on top of  the white dresser below…

Conference Swag Pile Up
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  Bloggers sometimes end up with a crazy amount of swag from conferences.  Sometimes it is so much, you don’t even know where to put it away.  So it sits in your kitchen for about 3 months (and counting)…

Splurge vs. Save
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  Shhhh.  Don’t tell anyone.  I’m guessing that most other bloggers are guilty of this little switcheroo too.  My shoots happen in the morning when I have the best light in my kitchen.  And while this might be prime mimosa time, it’s usually not practical to drink the drinks you need to pour for your…

Sometimes You Burn Things
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Even though you take amazing photos of delicious looking food to entice readers to come back to your blog you still sometimes burn your kid’s store-bought cinnamon rolls.  And that is ok.

Fashion Posts by Bloggers
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Since I’m in the middle of posting about my recent trip to Alt Summit I thought today’s Dirty Side of Blogging would be to show you how blogger’s get outfit shots.  I had been missing my husband on my trip as he had been traveling when I left and we’d been apart for a while….