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Photoshop: Create an Action

When you have a ton of photos (let’s say, wedding photos) that you’d like to format similarly (perhaps, scaling down to share online) a useful tool in Photoshop is to use “Actions”. It allows you to reproduce the same edit multiple times without having to redo EVERY step for EVERY image. HOW IT WORKS: Basically you are able to set up a certain function that you’d like replicated across all your images and then with a single click have it apply to each image. It  ...

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Fashion: 1960s Chic

I recently discovered a line of dresses when I was looking for a pencil dress to wear to my bridal shower. They’re by a company called Stop Staring and run from $100 – $200. Ranging from floral patterns to solid satins there’s a good range to fit any event. I chose a blue watercolor pattern. The fit is superb for anyone with curves. The only downside is the dresses are unlined – not a problem with the cotton one I chose but might make for some serious undergarments  ...

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DIY: Floral Centerpieces

This is my 110 step process (okay maybe a few less) to making my centerpieces for my recent wedding but it could be used to create beautiful arrangements for your home or any special occasion. It was also featured as a Project of the Week on Weddingbee.com For my centerpieces I wanted to include cream roses, champagne garden roses & gold pears. Since I’m cheap and crafty I decided to do them myself. It seemed like a good idea since I have no experience with flower arranging  ...

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DIY Alternative Wedding Guestbook

I’m wanting to avoid a traditional guestbook because I feel like most people just sign their names and I know I’d never look at it…I came up with this alternative “guestbook”. It’s a pretty simple idea, just provide cards for guest to write notes and well-wishes. The small cards encourage people to write more than “Congrats!” I made some small topiaries with a line to string them on during the reception.  How to make the topiaries: I got a  ...

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