Tech Tips – How to do Twinkle Light Photos

So cute - and easier than I thought! How to get twinkle light bokeh for holiday photos - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – today I’m going to explain how I took the twinkle light photos of my boys for the holidays this year. I’m not a pro photographer, and I’m always looking to improve, but I did like how these came out for our holiday cards. I started with this tutorial. But I didn’t have any Read the Rest…

Tech Tips – How to Google Hangout

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Hey y’all. For today’s tech tips I’m going to show you how to use my favorite feature of Google+, which is Google Hangouts. But let’s start with some truth telling first of all. I don’t totally get Google+. I mean, I understand what it does and mostly how it works, but the appeal of it Read the Rest…

Tech Tips – How to Start an Email Newsletter

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Hey y’all – today I’m going to take you through some of your options for email newsletters. Email newsletters are helpful for both your blog and your business. They’re another option you can offer to subscribers, and they’re great for creating new relationships with your readers/customers and letting them know about special events. There are Read the Rest…

Tech Tips – How to Embed Instagram Feed

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I think Instagram is my favorite social media, and today I’m going to show you how to embed an Instagram feed on your blog. And if you’re looking for more denim inspiration, never fear, Sabra has you covered today with what to do with your old jeans. I love that Instagram is short, sweet, and Read the Rest…

Tech Tips – Copyright Basics for Bloggers

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Hey y’all – today’s tech tip post isn’t exactly tech tips, but more of a general introduction to something that does come up in writing a blog – what is copyright and how/when/where does it apply? In other words, copyright basics for bloggers. Let me start with a big disclaimer – I am NOT a Read the Rest…

Tech Tips: Optimize Your Images for Pinterest

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Hey y’all, today I’m sharing tips on how to optimize your images for Pinterest and make them more pinnable. I learned most of this in a session at SNAP last year. And as I was sitting in the session taking notes, I kept experiencing what I call “duh” moments. Like why didn’t I think of Read the Rest…

Tech Tips – a Lightroom Primer

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Hey y’all. Who loves to spend all day editing photos for a blog post? Really – you’ve got your hand raised? Because though I love photography and editing, I do NOT have all day to do it what with kids who want to eat and a spouse who likes me to shower and all, so Read the Rest…

Tech Tips – Manage Email

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Hi all – it’s time for our monthly Tech Tip. Today I’m going to share how to manage email.  If you write a blog, you may be swamped by email, and if you don’t stay on top of it, that inbox number can quickly get to the triple or (gulp) quadruple digits. I thought I Read the Rest…