Underwater Photography: How To Capture The Beauty Of The Ocean On Camera

Do you want to capture the beauty and mystery of the ocean on camera? Underwater photography is a great way to explore new depths, capture amazing creatures and landscapes, and take stunning photos. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or just starting out, it can be tricky to get your shots right in an underwater environment. We'll provide tips on how to make sure your underwater photos are professional-looking and beautiful - from equipment selection, composition basics, lighting techniques, editing tricks, and more. So if you’re ready to dive into the world of underwater photography – let’s get started!

Underwater Photography: How To Capture The Beauty Of The Ocean On Camera

Making a Family Tree: A Great Way to Learn Your Family History

Would you like your kids to know more about their family and the ones who came before? Or, perhaps, you want to find an activity that can be encouraging for both you and your child? Learning about your family history is a great way to find out more about your roots and spend time together. But how to organize it? Building a family tree is a perfect option if you want to tell your family story in an unusual way and get children to know about their heritage.




Today, we’re going to tell you more about the idea of making a family tree and share some tips with you!

Photography: Your Perfect Travel Buddy

Photography: Your Perfect Travel Buddy


In today's tech-obsessed society, social media platforms may be the ideal venue for virtual travelers around the world to see the world's beauty, but to travel is about so much more than grabbing that perfectly balanced Instagram photo. Traveling should be interesting and worthwhile. It should enthrall and continue to inspire you, refresh the pages of your life for rejuvenation and high ground you, also continue to educate and challenge you, and most importantly, humble you. Travel provides us with our most memorable, fascinating, remarkable, unique stories, most treasured memories, and innumerable irreplaceable lessons that we might choose to pass on to someone else. It teaches people like us about ourselves and each other; it broadens our perspectives and forces us to refocus on what is important, much like a reset button. Traveling is an experience in life that you will never be able to duplicate in your tiny hometown. It gives us a different, wider perspective on how others live, greet each other, eat, converse, and quarrel, whether joyful or sad. We often form opinions based on things we've never personally experienced. We open the door to these kinds of experiences by traveling long distances; some are perilous, such as white-water rafting or trekking Everest, but for others, one thing is important: you experience something new.

Affordable & Quality Customized Gift Ideas from CanvasDiscount.com + Giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation with CanvasDiscount.com. All opinions are my own.

If you’ve ever wanted to create the gallery wall of your dreams, head over to CanvasDiscount.com for affordable, customizable, and high-quality wall art and prints. Canvas Discount specializes in framed pictures, pillows, and even custom face masks to keep your family safe and trendy.





CanvasDiscount.com is an amazing site for uploading your own images to create almost anything you want! You can create gallery walls, posters, blankets, pillows, or even masks including your own photos or designs. There are so many options on their website, from collages to towels to mouse pads! These prints are cheaper than almost everywhere else, and they make a great addition to any wall, bathroom, or desk. If you want to express yourself in a cute, affordable way, check out Canvas Discount for a great deal on all things photo. 

Updating Home Decor with CanvasOnDemand + Giveaway

Back at the very beginning of December, my family and in-laws got professional pictures taken for the first time in a while. They were absolutely stunning. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have seen some of them sporadically.




Right now, things are so around here for me and the kiddos. We are homeschooling and that has taken up a big chunk of time, but I am also purging, reorganizing, and re-decorating all the things! I recently had the opportunity to work with CanvasOnDemand for a few canvas prints. I used the images from our family photoshoot and am absolutely in love with how they turned out!

Creating Lasting Memories with Shutterfly

Although I am an affiliate for Shutterfly, I have been using them to make beautiful creations for years. I have been using Shutterfly to create lasting memories that I absolutely love. I love that you can stack coupons and they always offer great freebies. Like, ew customers can get a Free 8x8 Photo Book just for signing up and right now you can get free prints if you order through their app. How amazing is that?

I used Shutterfly to send out Christmas Cards/Pregnancy Announcement

I get all my prints from them. And I make a wall calendar for my father-in-law almost every year so he can have beautiful, quality pictures of his grandkids in his office as well as a very useful item that even has everyone's birthday already on it. I have created so many other beautiful photo gifts as well.

Printing Memories with Canvas Champ + Giveaway

I have been working hard on getting better about printing pictures this year. I'm scared that technology will change and I won't be able to see my beautiful memories that I love so much. My favorite gift to give my family members is photo gifts of the kids. That way they can have the pictures they have been asking for, but in a fun new way.

Canvas Champ Review Giveaway

Turn your photos to canvas with CanvasChamp. Their photos on canvas are great for decorating your home or office and perfect as photo gifts! They have a fairly easy to use canvas prints designer. I do wish that it would tell you whether you had a high enough resolution picture to fit the canvas frame that you would like.

Capturing the Holiday Season Thanks to Portrait Innovations

So I decided to get holiday pictures taken this year. I have been wanting to get family pictures taken for a while, but trying to work it around my husband's schedule has been almost impossible, but I wanted at least some pictures of just the kids. And I am so glad I decided to do this.


When I received the opportunity to experience Portrait Innovations first hand, I jumped at the chance. I made our appointment for 9:40 am because I knew that I needed to get my kids in there early in the morning. They both woke up on their own in great moods and I think that helped a lot. The closest Portrait Innovations is about an hour away from us which really isn't unreasonable for a quality studio.

Snuggle up this Season with Collage.com Blankets + Giveaway

It has been very weird weather here in Georgia. It has been going back and forth between hot and cold, but I think it has finally to become boots and sweater weather. What does that mean? finding ways to stay cozy. What better way than with a custom, unique photo blanket!

Collage.com is gearing up for the holidays. From holiday cards to canvases, photo blankets, iPhone cases, and more. They make perfect unique gifts that the whole family will enjoy.

Creating Shareable Memories with TreeRing

This post is sponsored by TreeRing Memories. All opinions are my own.

So the mommy guilt is real in our house. Like seriously. My daughter has a beautifully detailed and decorated baby book filled with her firsts down to the exact day included with a picture. Pictures? Yeah I use to print TONS when she was a baby. But my son? I take a ton, but they aren't printed out and his baby book is only half filled because I never wrote stuff down. But I have found a cool app that helps eliminate "mommy/daddy guilt" - we all get so busy and although we snap a ton of pictures of our kiddos, it's often hard to compile them into memory books for them to look back on. TreeRing Memories helps remedy this issue.


TreeRing Memories focuses on helping moms with three specific problems:

Share Memories with Mom Thanks to Mixbook

I love giving personalized creations for Mother's Day. We live in an age where we don't print pictures anymore, but it is something that is still so important to do. Since Mother's Day is coming up and my mother-in-law casually mentioned that she really liked photobooks and that she really doesn't have very many printed pictures of the grandchildren. So I decided to make her one with Mixbook.


When creating a photobook, the thing I loved the most was how many different options there were to create the perfect photobook. Each page can be customized in a way so you can always create a different book each time. Even if you choose one of their start templates and auto add your pictures, you can still customize it in any way you like.

Beautiful, Memorable Home Decor with Canvas Factory

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.
 
I have been on a roll this year with printing pictures. I want something to look at when I'm older and what if I forget how to work an iPad or the sites I use to back up my pictures aren't always there? I always felt like printing pictures was just something that I had to do even though I was terrible about getting around to it, but there are so many affordable options out there now. It's so easy and I can have my pictures created into beautiful art. With dance season at an end, I decided to get a beautiful canvas print of my daughter's ballet shot from Canvas Factory.

 

 
Canvas Factory has so many different options to choose from so you can cherish your memories. From Split Canvas Print, Canvas Collage, Acrylic Glass, or even Metal Prints, Canvas Factory has something for everyone. You can create memories for your to display or someone you love, you can even create beautiful art for each and every room of your house! Canvas Factory has some GREAT deals on canvases at unbeatable prices. 

Enter to #WIN from Canvas Factory! Ends 2/29

I received complimentary products to provide his post. All opinions are my own.
 
I have been on a roll this year with printing pictures. I always felt like it was something that I had to do even though I was terrible about getting around to it, but there are so many options out there now. It's so easy and I can have my pictures created into beautiful art. With Valentine's Day coming up and my husband needing new pictures for his office, I decided to finally getting a canvas from Canvas Factory with a picture from their Daddy/Daughter photo shoot.
 
 
 
Canvas Factory has so many different options to choose cherish your memories. From Split Canvas Print, Canvas Collage, Acrylic Glass, or even Metal Prints, Canvas Factory has something for everyone. You can create memories for your to display or someone you love, you can even create beautiful art for each and every room of your house! Canvas Factory has some GREAT deals on canvases at unbeatable prices.

Introducing AdoramaPix Metal Prints #HGG2015

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.
 
"AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints."
 

Give the Gift of Beautiful, Personal Home Decor with CanvasPop + Giveaway

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

I don't know about you, but I am terrible about printing off my pictures. But I LOVE photo gifts! Especially quality canvas prints. So I was very excited to receive the opportunity to review a canvas print from CanvasPop. CanvasPop is an online printing company with a huge passion for quality art, photography and home décor.


I love that you can print photos from Facebook, Instagram, or upload from your computer. You can also select an option for them to edit the crop to best fit your needs. They also will send you a picture of your print to make sure it looks great on canvas. They also supply the hardware needed to hang your canvas, which is simply amazing because I know as soon as I receive my canvas print I can hang it on my wall.

15 Months Old {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

 
Peanut turned 15 months old this month. And he had his check-up this week. We found out he is still borderline anemic, so we are working on that. He has started walking everywhere. He can say thank you, wave bye-bye, bark like a dog, and he climbs on everything. My new favorite thing he does is cheese for the camera.
 

Summer Fun {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

We have been outside this summer enjoying everything the warmer weather brings, which means lots of lake and pool time for us! Here are some pictures from the past few weeks - not all which were shared on Instagram. ;)
 

Perfect Mother's Day Gift with PaintYourLife Canvas

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

The PaintYourLife Studio was established with the clear objective of creating custom art. Their studio offers high quality handmade paintings, Prints on Canvas, and graphic design services. Most of their clients buy Artworks to decorate their homes and offices in their own unique style, while other customers use the products as gifts for their loved ones. I received a 11"x14" gallery-wrapped (1.5" deep) over a wooden frame to review and I think it would make a great Mother's Day gift.

Original

I used one of the pictures that were taken for Valentine's Day. It turned out so cute. I didn't know whether I would save it and send it to my husband's work as a surprise, but I ultimately decided to keep it for myself. Tee Hee The entire process was very easy and they contacted me to make sure I would be receiving exactly what I wanted.

The Results
What makes PaintYourLife studio stand out among the others is their commitment to customer care. They give the same personal attention to every customer and for every order. Each order is inspected by one of their artists and also by their customer service members. Their team is always listening to the customer’s needs beginning with pre-order questions to after order concerns. It is their goal to ensure that every customer goes away with a piece of art that they will enjoy for a lifetime. Throughout the process, their customers are kept up to date with the status of their order. They use the latest techniques and the best materials to ensure a top quality finished product. At heart we are artists so we care about quality and details.

What do you think of PaintYourLife? Do you like giving canvas' as gifts?

Although I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.


Aluminyze Your Photos! #HGG2014 + Giveaway!

I love getting prints as gifts, so I was extremely excited when
I received the opportunity to review a print from Aluminyze!
 
 

More of Enj Photography Shoot {WW Week #37 + Linky}

A few weeks ago, I shared some pictures from our Enj Photography photoshoot that we won.
Yesterday, I went and picked up my pictures. If you aren't following Enj Photography on Facebook or Instgram, you really should be. They do amazing work and I am so excited that I had the opportunity to work with them.

PLUS, I thought these pictures were perfect to share since Independence Day is tomorrow because they are red, white, & blue themed! :D