July 14, 2014
by Rebecca
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Making Pictures Vintage Style

Making Pictures Vintage Style

Making Vintage Style Pictures

If you take photos with your smartphone camera there are apps that can create a vintage style, but there are few customization options and picture size is relatively small. The method shown can be used with photo editing programs that include blend layers. The method works regardless for any size, but the texture should be the same size or larger than the design photo.

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July 7, 2014
by Rebecca
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Thrifty Clothes and Shoes Shopping Tips

Thrifty Clothes and Shoes Shopping Tips

Thrifty and Nice Clothes

We all wear clothes and shoes, but finding the right ones can be difficult. For those on a limited budget it can be an even bigger challenge. Below are a list of real world tips to help you find clothes that look good, feel comfortable, and fit your budget.

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June 23, 2014
by Rebecca
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Blog Publicity Tips: June 2014

Blog Publicity Tips

Blogging Tips Updated

When I first started publicizing my blog I had the most success with search engines and link parties. During the past year link parties have been replaced by Pinterest in my traffic stats. If something is working for you keep doing it, but do not be afraid of dropping a method that is not working for you. There is work that goes into getting comfortable on a new social networking site or trying a new method of publicity, but it is worth it to achieve your goals. Blogging and ways to publicize a blog will continue to evolve over time.

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June 16, 2014
by Rebecca
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Dried and Pressed Flower Crafts

Dried and Pressed Flower Crafts

Directions for Drying and Pressing Flowers

The first step is to pick the flowers. The flatter the flower the more easy it is to get it to lie flat for drying. Laying he flowers flat for drying makes it more likely that they will dry and press into a shape that resembles the original flower.

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June 9, 2014
by Rebecca
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Tips for Unexpected Trips

Tips for Unexpected Trips

When You Need to Travel in an Emergency

Accidents and illnesses can strike at unexpected times. Family emergencies sometimes require unexpected travel. Usually the reason for the trip is stressful enough without also stressing over preparing and making the trip. Below are some tips for planning a “what if” scenario that can be adjusted in an actual emergency.

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May 27, 2014
by Rebecca
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Tile Shopping Tips

Tile Shopping Tips

Tiles, Tiles Everywhere

Shopping for floor or wall tiles can be overwhelming. You can find tiles in every color and texture. Before you start shopping for tiles it is a good idea to set some guidelines. Below are a few tips for making your tile shopping quicker and easier.

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May 19, 2014
by Rebecca
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Paper Bead Necklace Tutorial

Paper Bead Necklace Tutorial

Materials for Necklace

  • Paper Beads (Instructions for Making Paper Beads Included)
  • Fishing line
  • Seed Beads
  • Scissors
  • Clasp
  • (Optional) 2 Crimp Beads

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