Tips for Printing Graphics At Home

If you’ve visited me often, you know I love playing with pretty graphics.  I share free printables quite often on the blog and always on my email subscriber’s page.  Today let’s talk about how to print the free printables at home.  Do you ever print items at home and wonder why they just don’t look as vibrant or clear as other peoples you see online?  Here are my top tips for printing graphics at home plus a few printables available to download.

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7 Tips to Style a Picture Ledge

If you’ve visited with me before, you’re probably aware of my love of wall art. I have several frames that I use for seasonal art throughout the year. I’ve shared my single large painting in the living room and also a small collections of art on a gallery wall before.  Today I’m sharing my research into using a picture ledge in my home to create visual interest. Previously I wrote about making a gallery wall  as a way to display art.  Arranging prints on a wall isn’t always easy, but putting up a ledge and playing with the arrangement of frames is. Besides no more holes in the wall, I can add and subtract as needed! Read More

Photo Collages Made Easy

It’s almost summer, and I’ve been taking lots of photos. When you have a ton of images and want to share them, what do you do? Edit and make beautiful collages is my first choice. You could make a collage by piecing images together using a photo editor like Photoshop or GIMP, but it requires a lot of careful resizing and measuring, and really isn’t much fun.

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Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is very important.  Your mother is the one who helped shape your story since the very beginning. Start thinking about all the ways you can say thank you this Mother’s Day for everything she’s done. It’s a day where you can also say thank you to moms, moms-to-be, grandmas and all the other women who stepped up to help raise you. Here’s a few creative ideas.

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How To Digitize Old Photos & Letters

This is the third post in a series on photography. If you missed the first, see Treasured Moments in Art. The second is Organizing Your Phone Photos.



My mother died back in 1986. At that time she was living with my sister and had two bedrooms there. One to use for sleeping and one for a TV room.  I helped my sister clear out the rooms and became custodian of boxes of old letters and photographs from my mother’s life and from my grandmother.  My mother had brought home a box of photos from her mother’s apartment after her death six years earlier.  Back in the 1980’s the choices were more limited for organizing the photos.  I bought archival storage items and began trying to organize the memories from the past. Old photos, letters, and newspaper clippings are printed on paper containing acid. Over time the print fades and the paper deteriorates.  Use acid-free paper and album materials to store  precious old family photos. For more information, see  How to Store Old Photos.




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Tips For Organizing Your Phone Photos

This is the second post in a series on photography. If you missed the first, see Treasured Moments in Art.

When I was growing up, my mother or father took the photos for the passages of our lives. We were posed, stood still with our little smiles, and a button was pushed. Birthdays, holidays, and vacations. Photos were taken for these important happenings, they were printed, and then they were put in the photo album or stored in the photo envelope in my father’s desk.

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My Favorite Photos of 2018

For the last few years, I started off January with a favorite flowers of the previous year post.  This year it’s a little later and I’ve also expanded my photos to include more types of posts.  My Top Posts of 2018 the first week of January addressed everyone else’s favorite posts.  Today I’m sharing my favorite photos from travel, home, nature, and garden posts of 2018.  I hope you enjoy it.  We’re starting with my post on beautiful Bok Tower Garden in Lake Wales, Florida. It’s one of my favorite places in Florida with lush contemplative garden rooms and beautiful bells ringing out in concerts.


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