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This post comes from our former web studio intern, Sadie!

Capture the essence of summer with these tips for shooting during the most gorgeous time of day.

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Michelle -Jul 05, 2015, 8:03PM
The girl in the 3rd photo looks so much like me.
part. -Jul 05, 2015, 3:44PM
Location and beauty in the eye of the photographer make the best pictures.

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We’re celebrating Independence Day with a simple camera trick you can learn in no time flat.

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Len -Jul 05, 2015, 10:08PM
I have ALWAYS wondered how this is being done, thanks for the tip :) Can I use a regular NIKON digi cam to do this?
Cassie Tran -Jul 05, 2015, 6:49PM
Stunning photos! The photograph sparklers are literally the most spectacular 4th of July sky arts!

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This post comes from our blog intern, Natalie!

I have always loved looking back through old journals and photo albums, reminiscing on previous experiences, and laughing at the anecdotes I had found time to put into words in the several diaries I tried keeping over the course of my childhood. Read more »

Stephanie -Jun 25, 2015, 7:09AM
This is the most perfect post! I love printing my photos and collecting ticket stubs to put in a journal! The two I have made so far are my most treasured possessions! thelifeofastudenttraveller.blogspot.co.uk
Deborah -Jun 24, 2015, 7:45PM
So beautiful! I loved. And the most beautiful part is that it's so simple to make. I need to try to make one. It's not summer in here actually, but winter also came with good stories :) Thanks for sharing. :)

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Post image for Celebrate Nature Photography Day With DIY Film Soaking

This post comes from our former web studio intern, Sadie!

Being a film photographer, I am on an endless search for inspiration and new ways to experiment with film. Read more »

Sadie -Jun 28, 2015, 9:02AM
Hi Christina! When drying the film using the methods I listed above (rice, then air drying) I actually just leave the film in the canister. Some people do take the film out of the canister and let it hang to let it air dry - usually in their dark room or in a pitch black/safe lit bathroom. While hang drying it in the dark is certainly faster than drying it in the canister, I just think it is a bit more simple to leave it in the canister and wait a bit longer for it to dry. :)
Stephanie McGregor -Jun 24, 2015, 6:46PM
Wow this is amazing, if I ever get a film camera I should really try this.. I only do digital photography so I always thought that if the film got wet that it wouldn't work. wow the pictures came out beautifully. http://cutiestare.blogspot.com/

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Post image for Refresh Your Space for Summer With a Succulent DIY

This post comes from our blog intern, Natalie!

Each year when summer rolls around, breathing new life into the foliage that grows so abundantly outdoors, I begin to desire the same kind of refresh for my own space. Read more »

Jane Gordon -Jul 02, 2015, 11:15AM
What a great way to have plants in a little place. I've been looking for different ways to have plants in my apartment. I don't want something huge & this is perfect! :) Looks classy & cute!
Jessii Love -Jun 18, 2015, 1:11PM
I love this. It is so cute....

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Post image for The Ultimate Beach Waves Spray You Haven’t Tried Yet

Now that summer is just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit one of our favorite DIY’s here on the blog, but refreshed for 2015.

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Grandma Susan -Jun 10, 2015, 6:01PM
Spritz it on, load the MTB on the back of the convertible, and drive like you can't wait to get there! My long red locks are perfectly dreaded in long irish dreads by the time I hit the trailhead !
KK -Jun 10, 2015, 4:31PM
Shelley... I would NOT put henna in with a spray. It will seriously dye anything the spray droplets touch including your skin, clothes, other people, etc! I would use a dark red tea instead of chamomile to bring more red highlites in your hair. Henna is extremely messy and difficult to use and I can just see using it in a sea salt spray like this would be a disaster! (I have used henna for decorating purposes and for also dying my hair, so I have LOTS of experience with it!)

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She’s with you through thick and thin, has helped navigate both good times and bad, and is always there with a piece of sage advice.

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Lilyanna -May 08, 2015, 4:41PM
Where do you get your fonts? I love them!
Cassie -May 05, 2015, 4:18PM
My mom will love this for her birthday too!

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Post image for Keep Bugs at Bay the Natural Way: DIY Bug Repellent and Citronella Candles

So, you’ve been diligently following along with all of our amazing #FPEarthMonth content, getting back to nature and feeling good… Read more »

paige -Apr 30, 2015, 7:43PM
this came at such a good time! I'm constantly on my balcony especially at night, so I've been on the look out for citronella candles, so stoked to try these! www.paigesofnothing.blogspot.com
Cassie -Apr 29, 2015, 2:11PM
Hate bugs! Now that it's summer they're gonna have an influx in LA! Yikes!

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This post comes from our blog intern, Aubrie!

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Jane Gordon -Jun 30, 2015, 11:33AM
Since my husband and I don't have a patio at our apartment, I was looking for different ways to have plants in the apartment, this is a great idea! It'll be really cute to decorate the jars! :)
Jessii Love -Jun 18, 2015, 1:12PM
Simple and easy but beautiful...

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Post image for Grow Where You’re Planted: Tips For Small Space Gardening

2012 was a banner year for my mother’s tomato crop. Read more »

WildCity -May 30, 2015, 6:44AM
Amazing! I would love to have something like this. But sadly I have no room for that in my flat. Maybe some more ideas for small places? http://wildcity.etsy.com/
Rhana Thompson -May 21, 2015, 5:58AM
I completely agree that gardening in small-spaced city areas is a true challenge. However, as every green thumber knows, nothing is impossible. And this article proves this statement. I like all ideas listed here, especially the one about starting an entire garden from seeds. Very challenging! I offer you my favorite tips for small scale gardening https://medium.com/@jessiealinari/ingenious-gardening-tricks-and-tips-for-decorating-small-spaces-3c971e23dd10. I hope you will like them.

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Post image for The Green Way to Spring Clean

I love the idea of spring cleaning. A time to open the windows, dust off winter, and shake out the chill. Read more »

Rebecca -Jun 14, 2015, 8:42AM
Using natural cleaning products is always better than harsh chemicals. But it's important to remember what debra pointed out. Too much acidity can strip away sealers on counter tops. I once dripped lemon juice on my concrete counter top and it burned right through the beeswax sealer, it still has marks on it. And vinegar can ruin wax jobs or the finish on some laminate or cork floors.
Jennie Markson -Apr 20, 2015, 9:22AM
Green is always the best way of doing cleaning related stuff. Baking soda IMO is something that can help in almost everything that must be cleaned. It's clearly "magical". Thanks for the great post and all the help you provide with it :) I already shared it with some of my friends.

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Post image for 5 Basic Needs to Start a Container Garden

When thinking about Earth Month, many minds go to beautiful images of gardens and freshly-picked produce. Read more »

Cassie -Apr 15, 2015, 1:41PM
This is beautiful. I'd love to begin a small veggie and legume garden, along with a fruit tree garden in my front yard!
Liz -Apr 15, 2015, 12:34PM
I want to start a small herb garden, and this post is super helpful! xo, Liz http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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