Saturday, March 31, 2012
When I received a package of Duck EZ Start Premium Packaging Tape from Shoplet Office Supplies to review, I knew right away that I wanted to use it to create a light box where I could play around with the camera's settings in a different environment.
I wanted a nice clean and sturdy box, so I picked up a new one from the Depot that was 18"square. They come flattened, so I used my Duck Tape to close the bottom of the box and reinforce the edges. The "EZ Start" part really proved to be true, and I had no trouble at all with this tape sticking to itself (unlike practically every other brand I've ever used!).
After the bottom of the box was closed up I cut a 14" square window in 3 of the sides, leaving a 2" border around all of the edges. Leave the original top of the box open, as this will now become the opening in the front of your light box from which you'll take your photos.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
This post brought to you by iBulb. All opinions are 100% mine.
Happy Spring! There's nothing like the start of a fresh new season to make me want to change up all of our home decor. Spring especially energizes me, and as the temperatures rise I find myself itching to bring all of that sunshine and color into my home. This year we've found the perfect solution - growing potted bulbs indoors!
Even if you've missed the opportunity to start bulbs outdoors this year, you still have plenty of time to start bulbs indoors. Just think - tulips, daffodils, and more - all brightening up your living space and bringing a pop of Springtime color indoors.
Potted bulbs can be purchased at nurseries, home improvement stores, garden centers, florists, and even grocery stores! Most generally come in a nondescript plastic pot, leaving lots of creative freedom for you to dress them up. Decorate the plastic pot or use your favorite decorative planter to hold your beautiful blooms.
I'm envisioning yellow daffodils and pink tulips in a mercury glass bowl, and a rainbow of cheery ranunculus in a bright polka dotted pot. Purple hyacinths would look lovely in a butter yellow pot or even a bright pink bucket! If you want to check out even more great ideas, visit this board created by Dig, Drop, Done on Pinterest.
Wouldn't this make a wonderful Easter or Mother's Day gift? I always love when I receive a gift of a live plant instead of cut flowers, and indoor bulbs are the gift that keeps on giving. They can be dug up once they are finished blooming this year and saved to be planted again next year! Love it!
These fun ideas have been brought to you by iBulb, the flowering inititiative from Anthos, Holland's Royal Trade Association for Nursery Stock and Flower Bulbs. Visit iBulb to learn more!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
|(Sorry for the awful photos taken with my phone! My camera was dead. Again.)|
Friday, March 16, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Lately I've been daydreaming about the mercury glass accessories that seem to be all the rage these days. I've fallen in love with a few pieces, but I just can't justify spending any money on breakable objects with a crazy toddler on the loose around here. Aren't these lovely, though?