DIY Great Oily Photos

Learn how to take better pictures of your Young Living products

Hey all. I know oily people love to share shots of their oils but often times the pictures are so cluttered or the bottles so blurred the intent gets lost. I am going to share some simple things you can use at home to help with that and then I will show you all how I have always done it and you can choose which technique works best for you to start taking great oily photos.  DIY: Use White Space I am a huge lover of simple photos with lots of white space. What's the simpliest way to start? A poster board or white board (I personally don't like dealing with the glare off a white board but lots of people use it).The Rule of Thirds The poster board is going to be your photo canvas and the chair you are going to stand on and shoot down on the photo so make sure it is sturdy! Now, imagine your poster board has a grid similar to the one below and arrange your items into 1/3 of the canvas. you don't have to be exactly within 1/3 but try your bestYou could arrange these anyway you like but you are attempting to create plenty of space for text which you will add in whatever app you most prefer. For me that is PicMonkey. DIY Correct Shadows or Add More ...

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5 Little Known Disney Cruise Tips For An Amazing Vacation

5 little known disney cruise tips

Getting ready for a Disney Cruise? Planning one of these is no joke. It's a major investment! Follow these 5 little known Disney Cruise tips to make the most of your vacation. These are the things you won't find on the Disney blogs and that many families may never discover....get ready for some inside info!Disney Cruise Tip 1: Join a Fish Extender Group Fish Extenders are a fun, free way (except what you decide to gift) to ensure that your family gets a little bit of Disney Magic throughout the whole trip. You exchange gifts "Secret Santa Style" with other families on board and throughout the trip you get a little extra pixie dust when returning to your room. Kids and adults love it and its a fun way to get excited planning your trip. I have the how to's on how to join and play along with a Fish Extender Exchange here  Disney Cruise Tip 2: Decorate Your Disney Cruise Door Believe it or not most doors on your cruise will be decorated. Veteran Disney cruiser go all out on door decorations and your kiddos will be sad to have the only blank door on the hall. Ok, it isn't that bad but they will love coming "home" to their special door each night. Many people use ...

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Ultimate Disney Cruise Fish Extender Information

Here are some amazing fish extender ideas.

We are just back from a 7 day cruise on the Disney Fantasy where we participated in a Disney Cruise Fish Extender Exchange for the very first time. A Fish Extender Exchange gets its name from the fish themed hooks that are installed outside of each cabin on a Disney ship. People hang pockets from these hooks to exchange gifts very much like Secret Santa with one another. I am assuming if you are reading this post you have booked a cruise and just heard the term Fish Extender and want to know what it is, how to play along and if it is worth it. So, let's get to breaking down all this Disney Cruise Fish Extender information for you. How Do You Join a Fish Extender Exchange? The easiest way is to go to Facebook and join the group Disney Cruise Line Junkies. From there you should be able to find your cruise specific group. Mine was called Disney Fantasy August 13-20 2016 so you can search for yours which is likely in a similar format. Some people also search Disboards for this information. I liked Facebook. There can and will be many Fish Extender groups for every cruise. You ask to join a Fish Extender group  and when accepted you fill out some information about your family that ...

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DIY Lavender Oatmeal Soap

This DIY lavender oatmeal soap is so simple to make and smells heavenly.

This weekend I had a Make and Take craft party at my house. That is where you have friends over and make simple crafts and have a good time. This DIY Lavender Oatmeal Soap was one of the crafts I came up with that was a huge hit. Here is how it is done.DIY Lavender Oatmeal Soap This post contains affiliate links1 Square Silicone Mold 2-1 ounce pre-cut goats milk soap base or here is one not pre-scored but with less chemicals. 2 tsp oatmeal (I used Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats) 1 tsp lavender buds (you will have a lot left over if you buy this 1 lb bag. It seemed like the best deal to me) 5-8 drops Lavender Essential Oil (Buy your Young Living Premium Starter Kit from me and save $25)Melt 2 ounces of soap base in pyrex container on 50% power for 30 seconds in the microwave. Add remaining ingredients in the order above. Pour into silicone mold and let cool. Pop out when cool and hard. The above makes one bar of soap so multiply as necessary to fill your molds. Some of the ladies at the party used Peppermint Essential Oil instead of Lavender and those came out lovely as well. Play with it. ...

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How To Secure Your Stuff On Campus

How to secure your stuff on campus

I am sure that by now you have all the sheets, towels, shower curtains and supplies to successfully send your college student off to school. You have checked the school list and even read my list of list of must have college dorm room supplies. You've even read my advice on how to help your student transition to college but there is one thing we haven't talked about. Security and how to secure your stuff on campus. How to Secure Your Stuff (and YOU) on Campus *this post contains both affiliate links and sponsored contentCreative Storage One thing that is important to remember is what is out of sight isn't an easy target. I love these little dorm ottomans that have storage in them. While they won't secure an item it does provide an easy place to drop your laptop or something similar in when you just want it out of sight. Plus it doubles as an extra seat and additional storage. If you are looking for something a bit more secure try a traditional foot locker. We found these were perfect for the break weeks (Fall, Christmas, Spring) to make sure things were put away with all the maintenance going on and just a few students staying. Bonus that it comes in cute colors and again ...

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