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As most of you may already know, we are a homeschooling family. Our oldest daughter has been homeschooling for three years. So when our area’s schools started to close due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) I wasn’t too worried. After all, we’ve been doing this for years. But the massive influx of children […]

Top 9 Homeschooling Resources during COVID

Twas the Night Before Christmas

If you’ve ever attempted to photograph your own flatlay images for branded photographs to share on your Instagram page, Facebook account, or even your website you’re probably aware that there are many different options for you as far as your background choices go. I blogged about different background options not too long ago. However, with the change of times comes new ideas and fresh ways to photograph your client’s bridal details, invitation suite, and yes – even your Instagram images! 

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DIY Textured Styling Boards

Textured Canvas Styling Boards

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Have you ever attempted to share your URL links to Facebook, only to get a post that doesn’t show your image, description, or link after you publish? Sometimes, this can happen because you recently made a major change to your theme, updated your titles and tags, or you have a brand new website that Facebook doesn’t recognize.

How to Force Facebook to Scrape your URL

Photo of How to Force Facebook to Scrape your URL and how to generate meta date code.

My husband and I finally had a weekend together when neither of us were working. So we decided to build a mantel for our stone wall fireplace. This project has been on our mind for 6 whole years and we finally finished it!! See our step-by-step guide here.

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How to Build Your Own Mantel on a Stone Fireplace

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Summer is on it’s way out and I thought before the end of the warmer weather arrived, I’d share a recipe that my family and kids absolutely love! This year we spent some time growing different varieties of lavender in our backyard. While we were working with our new plants I wanted to come up with a few ways to use the buds and stems other than drying them and putting them into a sachet.

My Favorite Lavender Lemonade Receipe

My favorite lavender lemonade recipe that my family loves. Kid approved!

Setting up your Pinterest account to represent your business has so many benefits that it makes quite difficult to ignore. If you’re using Pinterest and you own a small business, please consider verifying your website through your Pinterest account and getting it set up as a business page. You won’t regret it, and it isn’t nearly as complicated as you might think!

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How to Verify your Website on Pinterest

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Do NOT let the lack of a “fancy camera” stop you from capturing your own images. I know it seems a little intimidating, but trust me. If you have a good light source, your images will turn out perfectly fine!

Get the 411 on Shooting Styled Flats for Your Branding

How to quickly and easily create an HTML Flowchart Sitemap for your Wordpress website.

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Easily Create a Website HTML Flowchart Sitemap for WordPress

How to easily create an HTML flowchart sitemap for your Wordpress website

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Curiosity caught the best of me and as I was reading through the post I found one extension that interested me, called Honey. I loaded it. And then I forgot about it.

Honey | A Coupon Code Chrome Extension

Honey Chrome Extension for coupon codes that will save you money!