How to Make a Yearly Collage using Instagram + Free Template

How to make a yearly collage using Instagram and a free template from

I love love love pictures. Taking them, displaying them, playing with them.  It probably comes as no surprise that I love Instagram too.   At the end of 2013 I decided to take my favorite pictures from IG and create a collage for each of my kids.  Today I’m sharing how you can do the same thing: Here is how you make a yearly collage in a nutshell: Below is an [Read More…]

Photography Inspiration Link Up

Photography Inspiration Link Up

Happy Friday! I was blown away with all of the tried and true recipes linked up last week.  I pinned a bunch and will continue to pin and share more.  Today I’m asking you to link up some photography links. So far since the shake up, we’ve linked up: About Me pages Pinterest Instagram Favorite Post Ever Go to Blogs  Favorite Recipes This week is all about being inspired by [Read More…]



You know when you visit a blog that just takes your breath away?  Rebecca’s blog, Simple As That, is like that for me.   Every time I visit, her projects are adorable and her photography is outstanding.  If she links up to my Pity Party (thanks for linking up Rebecca!) I can usually tell just from the little pic that it’s hers before I even click.   This week Rebecca is [Read More…]

Pictures for Walls: Instagram Posters + Printable


Kristen Duke asked me to participate in “Decorating with Portraits”- a fun series with some of my favorite bloggers sharing how they display pictures in their homes.  Go visit me over there and check out all of the other amazing ideas!We have pictures throughout our house but I wanted to show a project that I just finished- my Instagram (app from my iPhone) poster and quote. Pin It There are [Read More…]

Don’t Say Cheese: Review + Giveaway(s)

Thanks for entering this fun giveaway! The winners are: Lydia & Angie Sandy I will email both of you. Thanks Rebecca for a fabulous giveaway.You can also get 10% off of Don’t Say Cheese! through September 1st using coupon code GORGONZOLA I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things after a whirlwind of a weekend in San Diego for the Queen Bee Market. If you stopped by- THANK [Read More…]

The UNmanual: Why I heart it + giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. Remember to use the code thirtyhandmadedays until June 23rd for 20% off the UNmanual and UNposing guides! After a few years of admiring DrewB from afar, I got to meet her in real life.  She’s adorable and down to Earth and fun.  Even if she can’t work a glue gun. ;)  Does that girl know how to work a camera! Some of my favorite shots [Read More…]

Remembering….Memorial Day


Amazing coastal-style distressed flag tutorial from the Lettered Cottage Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are:Wearing red, white and blue: Source: Rouche via Mique on PinterestDrinking from pretty jars: Source: Design Dazzle via Heather on PinterestOut of fun straws: Source: Hey YoYo by Mique on Pinterestat a fun party: Source: Hostess Blog via Mique on PinterestEating yummy food: Source: Ten June via Mique on PinterestSurrounded by family: Source: A Love [Read More…]

Can’t escape

…still finding cool photography related stuff….. Cozy camera case (for a point and shoot) by Amy a la modeTshirt camera sleeve from Finny Knits Ipod/Camera cozy by Sew Mama Sew Backdrop tutorial from Mom*tog(check out her tips & tricks section too) Making silhouettes on the computer from the Gaylan Gang

***Quick edit-to get the word out,if you post about this giveaway on your blog-you get an extra entry! Please post the link in your comment.If someone comments on this post and says you sent them here,you get another one. So that’s 3+ potential entries-depending on how many people you send over.Also- you don’t have to have a blog to enter this one-just make sure to put your info (name, email)in [Read More…]

A day late-Day 8:

Anyone who knows me or reads my personal blog,knows I love photography. I mean LOVE it.So here are some cool photo projects on my list: (and here’s last years post) Camera strap from House on Hill Road Here’s one I did for Denise(part of Pink Christmas last year)before Erin did her tutorial: Still need to make one for myself though! Simple camera case from Pink Penguin Photo Bookmark and Photo [Read More…]