How To Create A Bokeh Effect With Beautiful Christmas Tree Lights

Today, I am going to show you to how to create a bokeh effect with Christmas tree lights. I love doing this, especially for portraits. They make everything sooo elegant! My helper today is Joe, who is the most patient model ever. He has to be for all those Instagram shots.

Today, I am going to show you to how to create a bokeh effect with Christmas tree lights. I love doing this, especially for portraits. They make everything sooo elegant! My helper today is Joe, who is the most patient model ever. He has to be for all those Instagram shots.

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Hand Sewing the Hem Stitch

I love my sewing machine, but sometimes it's easier - and better - to hand sew something together.  I like to do a lot of sewing by hand with hemming even though it's probably just as easy to do it by machine.  Today, I'm going to show how to do some hand sewing hem stitch. #sewing #sewingmachine #sewinghowto #sewingtutorial #fashionista #fatquarters #fabric #fabricsquares

I love my sewing machine, but sometimes it’s easier – and better – to hand sew something together.  I like to do a lot of sewing by hand with hemming even though it’s probably just as easy to do it by machine.  Today, I’m going to show how to do …

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Lightroom Cropping and Rotating Tutorial

#Lightroom Cropping & Rotating - how to use Lightroom to crop and rotate your blog photos. A series of step-by-step tutorials for Adobe Lightroom that show you how to make your blog #photographs even better. Sign up for the email newsletter to get new #photos every month. #photog #photography #photogs #phototips #photographytips #styledstock #camera #nikon #canon #images #pictures More great photography tips, tricks, and other how-to tutorials on the site. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com//category/photography-bloggers/

During the holiday season, I think I may take about 1,000 photographs of my family. No joke. It’s one of the reasons that I love this time of year, because I get to combine two things that I adore: my family and photography. I will post many of these photographs …

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How to Make Painted Gourds

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures.

This week, I am going to show everyone a simple, yet beautiful fall decoration that you can use for your Thanksgiving centerpiece.  Painted gourds are lovely with some extra fall decor, like leaves or bold flowers in orange or red.  Perfect to start using right after the kiddos go back …

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DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser for Your DSLR

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

I try to avoid using my on-camera flash because it tends to wash things out, especially people.  It also creates unsightly shadows and gives the skin illumination (which is NOT good).  In this tutorial, I am going to show you a super duper simple flash diffuser that you can create …

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How To Install Lightroom Presets

How To Install Lightroom Presets - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to install a Photoshop Lightroom preset. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

I received several emails over the past few months that my readers would really like some basic Lightroom tutorials. So, some of my upcoming blog posts will be on Lightroom and Photoshop. In this basic tutorial, I will teach you how to install a Lightroom preset.

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100+ Blogging Photography Resources

100+ Blogging Photography Resources - A massive resource guide for capturing beautiful blog photographs! Perfect for iPhone, Android, beginngers, or even advanced peeps who want to polish their skills. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

This week, I am SUPER excited to launch my 100+ Blogging Photography Resources! I collected bunches of photo tips & tricks, free eCources, and information for photographers of any skill level. The best part? It’s absolutely FREE.

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How to Photograph a Seamless White Background

How to Photograph a Seamless White Background - Use this simple photography tip to take a white photo background in natural light. A DIY white background for product & blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Here’s a simple product/blogging photography trick that you can use to create a seamless white background. This tip is a great way to make your photographs stand out, if you have an object that you would like to take a picture of, but you don’t want to use a flat-lay.

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An Upcycled Knit or Crochet Rug From T Shirts

An Upcycled Knit or Crochet Rug From T Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Step-by-step tutorial. #refashion #Refashioned #refashionavenue #refashionista #refashionedgarbage #refashioning

T-shirt jersey material is soft and super absorbent, which makes it perfect material to upcycle a knit or crochet rug from t shirts.  You can make your own mat in different ways, not just crocheting or knitting – you can hook, braid, sew, or loom it too.  In this super …

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Refashion a T Shirt with Bows 10 Different Ways

Refashion a T Shirt with Bows 10 Different Ways - 10 step-by-step DIY sewing tutorials with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle some old t-shirts, sweaters, and other fabrics to make these cute bow outfits for yourself or your home. A great, low-cost way to change up your wardrobe or home accessories. #upcycle #recycle #refashion #Refashioned #refashionavenue #refashionista #refashionedgarbage #refashioning

I’ve been meaning to do this roundup of all my “Refashion a T Shirt with Bows 10 Different Ways” tutorials that I made over the summer, but somehow couldn’t get myself to actually publish this post.  But, at long last, today I finally have my bow tutorial roundup for everyone! …

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Easy Freezer Peanut Butter and Jelly Panda Sandwiches for School Lunches … It’s Pandamonium Over Here!

Make these adorable peanut butter and jelly panda sanwiches! This sandwich is a great make-ahead sandwhich for school lunches to help save time and save money. Stick the panda sandwich in the freezer and pair up with some fruit and a drink for a fast, easy, low-cost lunch alternative. A child-friendly recipe, too. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. It's pandamonium over here at https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

I love the fall, with its crisp air and pumpkins.  But, it’s also a bitter-sweet time because my babies go back to school.  It’s like the Game of Thrones finale, where you have to wait until next summer to find out what happens to your favorite characters, or, in this case, what your vacay plans are.  School also brings a wealth of school-time activities and school-time STUFF, like, y’know, school lunches.  Today, Joe Paw and I are going to show you how to make the ultimate in cuteness for your baby’s school lunch: the peanut butter and jelly panda sandwich.

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Our Refashion Site is Under a Refashion!

We’ll be back in a couple of weeks while we do a tune up and a site refashion! Meanwhile, follow me, Joe and Kitty on Instagram to see our daily adventures. My mommy says I am a good boy. #bostonterriers #ilovemybostonterrier #woofwoof #bostonterriersrock A post shared by June Gil (길 …

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DIY Shorts From A Shirt

Today, Kitty and I are going to show you how to refashion DIY shorts from a shirt, because it’s the end of the summer and we need to sneak in some summer clothing on the blog. Jersey shorts are awesome if you are lazy, like us. I hate wearing nice …

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22 Inspirational Bullet Journal Roundup

Get organized with this roundup of 22 inspirational bullet journaling bujo layouts. These layouts are great to kick-start your own journal, whether you want to draw, sketch, or just don't like regular calendars. Perfect for school kids, moms, or professionals. Explore the web site for more lifestyle, refashion, and cooking ideas. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

I was joking around with some of my law school friends that Today, post-bar, I threw up a bullet journal roundup blog post because my life is a chaotic mess.  I likes these layouts because I am fond of cute things, and also, I think they are different than all …

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Panda Sugar Cookies … It’s Pandamonium Over Here!

Make these adorable panda sugar cookies! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great for a kid's party, any school event, or a bake-sale. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. It's pandamonium over here at https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

A few weeks ago, I blogged about making panda cupcakes, which was a huge hit.  Those panda cupcakes are at over 1k pins already!!  So I whipped up another panda-themed, adorable dessert.  (Can you tell that I am addicted to yummy, cute-themed desserts?  I mean, seriously.) These panda sugar cookies …

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Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man’s Sweater

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Returning readers to my blog know how much I love refashioning clothes, accessories, and home decorations from men’s clothing.  Not only can loads of projects be made out of men’s stuff, but men’s clothing tends to be a lot sturdier than woman’s clothing — really, I’ve seen such a downgrade in the quality of women’s clothes.  Making pillows from men’s sweaters are a great way to upcycle.  You can also turn your old pillows and give them new life into sofa pillows (after a run through the washing machine).  Double upcycle! 🙂

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

I have a fun and cheerful (pun intended!) tutorial for you today!  My daughter cheers varsity for the high school, and she is constantly looking for unique and cute cheer bows. I swear, it’s like a cheerleader obsession.  During practice, cheerleaders want the bows that no one else has!  So I made this DIY cheer bow for her for Independence Day.  If you want, you can also make an cheer bow set for the entire team for like $10.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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How To Make Golf Themed Cupcakes Recipe

Make these adorable 18-hole golf cupcakes for Father's Day! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great to surprise the golf aficionado in your life. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. FORE!! https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Happy Father’s Day! Today, I will show you how to make golf themed cupcakes. This golf cupcake recipe is simple (because I use a boxed set), but the topping is so cute for any dad (or mom!) who loves golf.

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Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts

Make this July 4th Tie Die Dress from two plain white men's t-shirts! Full DIY sewing step-by-step tutorial. #recycle #upcycle #refashionistas

I’m reposting this blog post Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts because, for whatever reason, my other blog post is broken — every time I try to update the post, it crashes my web site!  I know I’m not supposed to “reblog” the same post, but since it constantly breaks my web site, I thought I’d make the jump …

Make this July 4th Tie Die Dress from two plain white men's t-shirts! Full DIY sewing step-by-step tutorial. #recycle #upcycle #refashionista

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Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion with a Gather

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

I bought an extra man’s green t-shirt for St. Patrick’s Day, but it was a little too bright.  I think the color is more appropriate for the hazy, happy days of summer!  So here’s another ten minute refashion, making a shoulder bows t-shirt.  This gives a little feminine ruffle detail on the shoulder.  This gather-sewing trick can be used in all sorts of different refashions, such as on the sleeves or on the sides to create a little bit of extra detail.  I always use plain t-shirt in order to show off the refashions, but this would look just as nice with a printed t-shirt, maybe even more so.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

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The $25 Macro Lens Photography for Bloggers Hack

Bloggers know that you need to take good photos, but macro lens for your dSLR camera can be quite expensive.  This Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Fixed Zoom Lens costs almost $600, and this Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED costs almost $900.  I am saving up my money to purchase these Nikon macro lens, but in the meantime, I want to show everyone the $25 macro lens photography for bloggers hack.  Of course, anyone can use this hack, but bloggers (who can’t yet afford the expensive lens) will benefit from this.

 

Instead of buying an expensive macro lens for your digital camera, try out this $25 hack to get closer photographs. Great for bloggers to save money! I am saving up my money to buy a Nikon macro lens, but in the meantime, I use these great little lens to take photos. More step-by-step tutorials on the web site https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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Simple Cut Bows T-Shirt Refashion

This week, we have a very quick refashion — you make this shirt in less than 5 minutes with some fabric glue, so it’s also a no sew refashion.  This shirt is a simple cut bows t-shirt.  A good candidate for the “before” shirt is a t-shirt with some kind of decal or logo on the front, but blank on the back, although I think it would look fine with a decal or logo on the back, too, just a little “crowded.”

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