Photography

The Best Photo Editing Tools, Tips, and Hacks for Professional Looking Photos

Of all the different types of photos people take, selfies are the most likely to get edited. But almost any kind of picture can benefit from a few simple tweaks. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to make your pictures pop. Let’s look at some easy ways to make your pictures more attention-grabbing. 1. Use Presets in Your Photo Editing Software to Get Started Photo editing software like Photoshop and Lightroom can be a bit complicated for new users. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure how to use all the buttons and sliders right away — stick to …

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Tool Box

Useful skills that all homeowners should have

Owning a home is a big responsibility. Anything that a landlord used to do for you, or to keep the house safe and functioning, falls on you, and there is a lot you need to know. Here are some useful skills that you should learn before you buy your first house. How to fix your boiler No one is suggesting you become a qualified plumber, and with something as important as a plumber, as there are many occasions when you have to call in a professional; however, there are some things you should learn to do yourself. For example, how …

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Tool Box

Must have DIY tools for your tool box

It used to be a bit of a running joke that my husband should not be allowed to do any DIY in the house as things had a tendency to go awry. Thankfully a couple of stints working for businesses that specialise in home improvement  have improved his skills no-end and now he actually enjoys tinkering with things that need fixing around the house. It also means that he is busily expanding his tool collection and he now gets excited about bringing home the latest bit of kit and trying it out. If you are looking for a trusted buying …

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Social Media and Business

I have been using twitter since 2009 and Facebook even longer and can normally pick up social media sites relatively easily. At the beginning of the year I was asked to join a local networking group, Lemur Linkup, which is a child friendly business network hosted at Lemur Landings Soft Play Centre in Dorset, alongside Emma from ThePRMummy and Joanne from Charliemoos. We are all busy Mums with blogs and businesses and we all know how difficult, sometimes frustrating and lonely it can be trying to build up your business, whilst trying to learn new things and do the school run. The …

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