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Women think black🖤 is the most flattering color..😏 but they're wrong..💯 . . . . . . #yellow #yellowlab #lightroomedits #photoshopfail #black #blackyoutubers #model #modelingagency #photoshoot #photomediaalternative #picoftheday #picmakerswithkate

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INSPIRATORS VS. INFLUENCERS! . Normally I'm not showing my face here on my gallery, but today it had to be! I'm so tired and fed up with all the self announced INFLUENCERS, BRAND REPS and so called PROFESSIONALS here on Instagram. I beg you all to stop tagging me in your postings! . . . 👎I am not interested in any brand products! . 👎I am not interested in any brand collaborations so please stop sending me DMs! . 👎I am not interested in any workshops, online help or super duper mega tipps from oh so clever people how I can grow my followers! . (🧠I have a brain and use it regularly!!!) . . Why am I here? . 👍🏻I am interested in people who have personality instead of uniformity. . . 👍🏻 I am interested in creativity instead of copying what others do. . 👍🏻 I am interested in open minded and open hearted people. . . 👍🏻 I like to learn more about other countries, cultures and religions. . 👍🏻 I like to learn new creative diy techniques and try them for myself and for our home. . . 👍🏻 I love people who do have a brain and a heart and who do use both! . . . I love INSPIRATION but dislike INFLUENCE! . Being inspired is something that you choose for yourself. Getting influenced is something that forces you to do something. It puts pressure on people. . . 👍🏻 INSPIRATORS! 🤗 . 👎 INFLUENCERS! 🚫 Thank you for reading this! . #dontinfluenceinspire #picmakerswithkate

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A little departure from the normal home decor shares, but this project is near and dear to my heart. . This quilt I started last year in May and finished in June this year. It’s an adaptation from an original photo of our dog Barkley. He was born on Halloween so of course we dressed him up, this year (after ten years) he outgrew his traditional hotdog costume, so he became a Viking. He also hated to have his photo taken, can you tell? 😂 He was the funniest, laid back, faithful companion, he will forever be in our hearts ♥️ He is being shown at the Vermont Quilt Festival and was awarded a second place ribbon! . Also sharing this for @kateaiellodesign #picmakerswithkate It’s my take on one object three ways. I may be stretching the challenge a tiny bit, but nothing was more important this week ❤️ #artquilts #pictorialartquilt #mrbarkleyvonschnauzer @sew.angela #quiltsofinstagram #artquiltersofinstagram #artquilt

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This challenge from @kateaiellodesign for #picmakerswithkate #8 was a tough one for me. Hence why I am posting a day late. 😬 Y’all need to check Kate and this hashtag out. Besides learning a lot - it is so much fun to be part of these challenges and get to know so many fabulous peeps. I washed all my vintage bottles the other day and that usually means rearranging them all. Just because. 😉 This time I decided to color batch them in different locations. These blue/aqua ones are my very, very faves. (🤫Don’t tell the others!!) Have a beautiful Friday friends! We head to the beach tomorrow and that makes this old gal so very, very happy! #vintagebottles #vintagebottlecollection #antiquebottles #antiquebottlecollection #collections #vintagecollections #decorposse #homestylingideas #myvintagedecor #decoratingwithvintagefinds #decor_bffs #cottagefarmhouse #cottagesandbungalows #fwiinspires #bhghome #southernlivingmag #countrylivingmagazine #cottageliving #myuniquehomestyle #jarsaremyjam #cottagefarmhousedecor #homesweethome #mypastperfectfind #homedecorinspo #homedecorideas #myeclecticstyle

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Happy Friday! I'm a day late with my assignment from @kateaiellodesign #picmakerswithkate. The assignment was to take a picture of an item three different ways (swipe to see all three). Be sure to check out some of the other posts on this hashtag - there are beautiful photos! I'm planning to get my *yes gasp* fall candles made this weekend so I can add them to my shop soon. I'm still fully enjoying summer but I know fall will be here soon. Meanwhile I'm going to have a candle bundle sale in my stories later today. I'll have 8 oz and 4 oz candles available at a reduced rate. Stay tuned for that. Have a great Friday! . . #wickandfiber #candleaddiction #candlelover #candleshop #candlemaker #soycandles #fauxgreenery #fauxflowers #corbel #styleyourhome #styledecor #handmadewithlove #handpoured #etsyseller #etsyshop #smallshop #smallbusiness #shoplocalaz #shopsmall #supporthandmade #supportthemakers #farmhouse #farmhouseinthecity #makersofinstagram #weaversofinstagram

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Do you ever get intimidated by all the beautiful photographs on IG? There are so many talented people out there! I hesitated showing you these pics because I feel like they could be so much better, but I decided to dive right in and accept Kate’s @kateaiellodesign photo challenge of photographing ONE ITEM 3 WAYS! So here you go... . I had a hard time not eating all these yummy Sugar Cookie Bars! I tried a new recipe from @thefoodnanny and I am hooked! They are topped with melted white chocolate and cream cheese. So delicious! Not too sweet so the taste of the fruit really stands out. You can find this recipe and many others on @thefoodnanny blog. . . Now back to Kate @kateaiellodesign . Kate shares all her wisdom and talent as a professional photographer and offers all her tips and advice in her workshops #picmakerswithkate ! Go check out her account @kateaiellodesign . You can find more tips on her IGTV and also on Pinterest. I love learning and stretching myself. Thanks Kate for challenging me! . . #picmakerswithkate #thefoodnanny #decorfromthesoul #patrioticdecor #patrioticathome #pantry #pantrydoor #4thofjulydecor #americanfarmhousestyle #countrylivingmagazine #tablescape #fruitpizza #summerentertaining #itsallaboutthyme #bluemasonjars #freshfarmhousedecor #tastythursdaydecor #happybrunch #decorationsforallseasons #sonnenglas

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Do you ever get it in your head that you must find a particular item to photograph? For the last few weeks, it’s been blueberries for me. 🖤 When I see someone else’s photo and it evokes a particularly strong emotion or reaction, I tend to study the photos and the account to see what it is about it that I love so very much. And then I try my hand at it. 🖤 I’m constantly challenging myself and working on my skills and that’s why I love working with @kateaiellodesign so much! 🖤This week’s #picmakerswithkate challenge was one item 3 ways. Which for me I knew had to be these blueberries I’d been obsessing over. 🖤 How’d I do? What was your immediate gut reaction to this series of photos? 👇🏻I’d love to hear your honest feedback as I continue to challenge myself on here! 👇🏻 . . . #alldayflatlay #flatlaystyle #modernfarmhouse #whitebackground #whitefarmhouse #blueberries #lifestylephotoshoot #tv_stillife #tv_stilllife #tv_hiddenbeauty #tv_simplicity #minimalmonday #kitchensofinstagram #rshome #everythinggirl #howyouhome #mydomaine #howwedwell #thecottagejournal #nofotownandcountry

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Camera angles. No filters. 🌸 . I captured Mother Nature on this beautiful summer day for a “picmakers with Kate” challenge. The different angles produced the changes in lighting and focus! Such fun learning with @kateaiellodesign 😀🙌🏻🥳 . . . . . #picmakerswithkate #summerblooms #pinkflowers #mothernaturesbeauty #ourcozyfarmhouse #countryliving #keepingitsimple #cozycottage #vintagedecor #mybhghome #countrycottage #virginiagirl #pinkblooms #cottagecharm #shabbychicflowers #shabbychicdecor #iloveshabbychic #southerncharm #lifeinthesouth #shabbychicstyle #fwi #floristsandflowers #popsofcolor

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Happy Thursday! Today I’m joining a creative group of ladies in @kateaiellodesign latest photography session in her PicMakers series. We were challenged to choose an item we love ❤️ and photograph it three different ways. I scanned the whole first floor of my house trying to pick an item - I love so many! 🤗 Then I remembered my finds from @vintagemarketdaysofvermont and I had to grab this vintage violin! I photographed it in a vignette, then as a flatlay and finally using portrait mode. Not sure where this guy will live permanently yet, but most likely not on the living room floor! (Check out my stories for why!) 🤦🏼‍♀️ . . #picmakerswithkate #photography #vintagedecor #vintagefinds #violin #farmhousedecor #chalkpaintedfurniture #vignette #antiques #vintagepicks #mybhg #countrylivingmagazine #historichomes #livingroomdecor #iphoto #photographyclass

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So happy to be joining such a talented group of people for another session of #picmakerswithkate⁣ This time around our assignment was to capture one object three ways. Kate @kateaiellodesign you are an amazing teacher and an inspiration! Thank you so much for another fun session! Looking forward to learning more from you!⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #picmakerswithkate #productshot #candle #cocktail #raspberrysangria #sangria #raspberries #kaelynandco #stilllifephotography #outdoorlivingmagazine #outdoorstyling #outdoorliving #creativephotography #creativephoto #creativephotos #myinspiredsquares #myinstadecor #mybhg #betterhomesandgardens #summertime

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Happy Thursday! I am participating in a photo class with @kateaiellodesign! Her sessions are so informative and fun. Do yourself a favor and sign up for the next class! She is kind enough to share her knowledge with us! And you can even view this one on her IGTV ❤️. Our assignment was one item three ways. I chose these salad servers. A close up, horizontal and flatlay of course. Thank you Kate for putting the time and effort in to these sessions. I appreciate it! Check out all the other beautiful photos at #picmakerswithkate . . . ☀️ Let’s be a light in the darkness ☀️and change lives. #handcrafted #fairtrade #ethicallymade #woodensaladservers #saladservers #handcarved #endit #fairtradeproduct #myinspiredsquares #mystylewednesday #fiveandunderfriday #ourfarmhousetribe #fairtrade #bethelight #thevillageshopfairtrade #breakthecycle #endit #worldchangers #livelifefair #giftsthatgive #handmade #shopwithpurpose #thatsdarling #givemoretogether #socialenterprise #christianshop #thankfulthursdayfriends

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This weeks photography challenge with @kateaiellodesign at #picmakerswithkate was to take a photo of something using three different views. #gardengirl #greenthumb #gardenstyle

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Does anyone else love a good challenge? While I am not a competitive person- at all!! I do love challenges- to help me stretch and grow. Like, “I bet you can’t eat 2 slices of fried cheesecake”- challenge excepted- and my butt grows 😂😂 Oh you know I’m kidding, what I did do- was join a fabulous group of women who have been mentored by the great Kate @kateaiellodesign (little does she know we are like virtual bffs 😂) (jk I’m not sure if she knows my name- but I adore her haha) for her latest challenge with #picmakerswithkate . Here is the really awesome part- and I challenge you to utilize this - you may be to late for the actual challenge this time- but you can go to her account @kateaiellodesign and look in her igtv and highlights and gleam from her knowledge. And then when the next challenge comes- let her know you would like to be a part of it. They are free, fun, and supportive ❤️ Now about the photos- I know you have been on pins and needles...... we were supposed to pick one item to take photos of 3 different ways. I choose this scarf, it gets used for everything you see here but not limited to- it has also been used as a bracelet- home decor- and a dog scarf (we share 😂) Let me know which photo is your favorite and why 1,2, or 3? #saltlightcottagestyle #blessedbeyonddecor #summerfeels #ootdfashion #seasonaldecor #cottagestyle #cottagefarmhouse #frontporch #summerstyle #summerclothes #hats

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Trying to improve my photography skills with the help of #picmakerswithkate @kateaiellodesign Our challenge was to photograph something in different ways. Discovering a subject in new ways can add interest to your photos. Even simple things can look amazing when you step in for a closer look. . "A photograph is a secret about a secret..." . #picmakerswithkate #succulentsofinstagram #succulentlove # #creatingmyhome #photographyisfun #creatingmyhome #makehomeyourhaven #decorandfriends #decorposse #decoronabudget #mysimplyfreshdecor #simplehomestyle #pinkpoppingfriyay #thursdaycolorpop #freshdecorfeels #decorandfriendsfeaturefriday #fwiinspires #beautifulhomeinspo #heartstoppingdecor #decorthatmakesmesmile #plantladyatheart #plantsmakepeoplehappy #dreamingofdecor #myinspiredsquares

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I’m in a let’s stay home mood. Capturing a #picmakerswithkate moment #letsstayhome #books #stampedbooks

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Hello... It's time for #picmakerswithkate again. @kateaiellodesign Kate, our fabulous teacher is back and gave us a new challenge: one item in 3 different ways. Woohoo..... sounds easier than it was. It nearly blow my head off thinking of what theme I could take after such a hot and super busy week, until I planned to cut my lavender today. And there it was: my subject for today! . 🌿L💜A💜V💜E💜N💜D💜E💜R🌿 . I took pics from my lavender bushes, closeups from a lavender bloom and my fresh cut lavender in a basket. If only you all could enjoy the incredible scent at our home now! 😍 . Lavender is my alltime favorite flower. The color. The texture. The scent. The look. The wildness. . . . . #lavenderlove #lavender #lavendula #lavendre #lavendel #fwiinspires #decorposse #mycottageinstincts #countrygarden #frenchlavender #bloomsandmoredecor #blossoms #sunsummerandflowers #summerblooms #stilllife_gallery #still_life #cottagegarden #country_stillife #countryhome #countryliving #cottagehome #countrygarden #englishgarden #diyhomebouquet #countryhome #countrylife #gardenlife #gardenlove

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Today I’m happy to try a new way to look at pictures with @kateaiellodesign and her Pic Makers series. This sweet vintage mirror is a fun addition to my bedroom wall I’ve been working on, I love the details in the mirror. The second is a reflection of my bed and the third is the pretty vintage detail on the mirror. It’s fun to challenge yourself to look at your world differently. Kate is a talented photographer and her series is so helpful. Do you ever see different scenes in the same item? Challenge yourself to do it! #picmasters #estatesalefinds #fleamarketfinds #vintagecollection #chippygoodness #vintagemirror #mirrorview #cottagebedroomdecor #cottagebedroom #cottagefarmhousedecor #cottageliving #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagehome #vintagedecor #decoratingforthegram #opendoortodecor #picmakerswithkate

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🇺🇸 • 🇺🇸• 🇺🇸 Today's post is another round of #picmakerswithkate. 🇺🇸 Kate, @kateaiellodesign, challenged us to view and photograph one item three ways. 🇺🇸 I chose my flag pillow from Target. I photographed the pillow in a flatlay, in our foyer and up close. 🇺🇸 Thank you, Kate, for sharing your knowledge with us. I love all of the inspiration at #picmakerswithkate❤️ 🇺🇸 Please head to #picmakerswithkate and check out my friends challenge posts. 🇺🇸 #flagpillow #decorbeads #seasonaldecor #farmhousedisplay #farmhousestyle #bhgdecor #fwiinspires #farmhousedecor #seasonaldecor #july4decor #summerdecor #modernfarmhouse #letsgettwisteddecor #happydecorhour #BeautifulDecorStyles #theoriginaldecortribe #stylingmynest #decoratingforthegram #salvagedcommunity #tdt62719 #blessedhomestyle #passionforprettydecor #decorflatlay #flatlay #tlssquadsofsummer

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Happy Thursday Insta Friends! Today I am posting for another round of #picmakerswithkate 📸. This time @kateaiellodesign challenged us to choose an item and photograph it three ways. My pics include my item in a room, as a #flatlay and as a #productshot on a floating background. Thanks Kate! For more great instruction and inspiration. I chose this linen whale pillow. 🐳 It is one of the first items I designed for #elliebugmakes #etsyshop just over a year ago and he proved to be pretty popular. I made and sold several thru #Etsy, @whiteoakhomemarket and person to person. (As well as the original I made for myself😉). This week I sold my last one. #realhomesofinstagram #seasidecottage #newenglandfarmhouse #mainehomes #downeast #fortheloveofmaine #mycottagefarmhousestyle #llbean #nauticaldecor #potterybarn #ralphlauren #shiplapwalls #rusticdecor #mainemade #igmaine

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Photography is not my strong suit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All I use is my Iphone10. I don’t know about lighting, staging, exposure, contrast, clarity, dehazing and the list keeps going on and on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kate @kateaiellodesign has graciously been teaching a handful of us some new skills. Picmakers session 8 was to take 3 photos of the same object. We could move, repose or capture different angles. I took my new snapdragons and moved around the flower pot picking up different angles. Have you joined #picmakerswithkate Stop by this hashtag today and be inspired! #inspiration #photooftheday #plantlady # #garden #gardeningideas #inmygardentoday #gardensofinstagram #gardensoftheworld #plantlady #flowersoftheweek #flowersofinstagram #happyplants #instagardener #instagardening #thehappygardeninglife #perennialgarden #cottagegarden #englishgarden #cuttinggarden #herbgarden #tdt62719

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This week we were challenged by Kate @kateaiellodesign to come up with a subject and photograph it in 3 different ways. I chose my husband's grandmother's wringer. So many stories with that one little piece. I'm sure many fingers have been pinched. There had to be long conversations amongst the sisters (she had 12 siblings, but she was the baby). I can imagine the complaints that took place over this household gadget. "It's Josephine's turn to wring...no it's not..." . Swipe to see a progression of "accessories" with a flatlay and a vignette. . And whadup with a fascination of collecting things that women used to blow their noses? Why are we so drawn to nostalgia that we keep things that had boogers in them? See hankies on next slide. No one collects men's hankies...amiright? Are ladies' boogers nicer than men's? Just curious. Sorry if I've grossed you out, but we all have them.....we just throw them away now. . This wringer probably won't have too many opportunities to shine other than as decor in my bathroom, so here she is, in all her glory...and red, white, and blue glory on the last slide. Oh what those women didn't do back in the day.... So thankful for the hardworking women before me. . #picmakerswithkate #vintagecharm #vintagefresh #weatheredandwonderful #rusticchippycharm #bitsofrusticcharm #stilllife #still_life #still_life_mood #hydrangea #flatlay #fridayflatlay #flatlaystyle #vintageflatlay

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Happy Friday Sweet Friends!!💗 Today I am sharing 3 different visual perspectives of the same subject matter, which in my case is this gorgeous peonies. This is an assignment for @kateaiellodesign and #picmakerswithkate photography class. It was an easy choice for me to make a peonies my subject. After all they are in full bloom right now. I hope you enjoy my 3 perspectives. It was such a fun project. If you aren't already following Kate, you really should. She is such a sweet soul, and offers so much to us here on Instagram. Go give her some love!! #onetofollow 🙌 "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 🌺 . . . #picmakerswithkate #creativeperspective #photography #nikond5100 #flowerpics #peonies #farmhouseflorals #summerblooms #digitalphotography #godscreation #lovebeautifulflowers #picturechallenge #blooms #beautifulpeonies #lovemygardens #outsideofthebox #freshflowersfridays #freshflowers #cuppawithjesus #diyhomebouquet #blessedbeyonddecor

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This lesson of photography classes with #picmakerswithkate was so much fun! The assignment was to photograph one item, three ways. 🌸One of my pics was taken in evening light with a canon. 🌸One of my pics was taken in morning light with a canon. 🌸One pic was taken with an iPhone. Can you tell which one is which? I’d love to hear your thoughts and get some feedback as photography is one of my favorite hobbies! Thanks for your input and please go check out the hashtag to see all the other assignment shots! #photography #hydrangea #hydrangeas #outdoorproject #outdoorphotography #naturephotography #beautyinnature #naturephotography #nature #behindthelens #imusthaveflowersalwaysandalways #flowersandotherstories #mycorneroftheworld #porchdecor #summerliving #summerflowers #flowerphotography #amateurphotography #showandtelldecor #outdoorliving #flowerstagram #showmethevintage #fleamarketdecor #myfleamarketstyle #myfleamarketfinds #mycottagefarmhouse #thedecoratedcottage #cottagestyledecor

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Happy Thursday! . I am part of a group of very talented people who are trying to improve their photography skills by taking part of #picmakerswithkate Led by Kate @kateaiellodesign this is our 8th session. This time we had to take one subject photograph it 3 different ways. I chose to feature my orange zinnia. In the first pic I have placed it front and center in a wildflower bouquet sitting on my vintage wooden child’s chair catching the evening sun. If you swipe over you’ll see it in my vintage baby bath tub right before I cut it. Then on the 3rd slide me holding it with a few other zinnias I cut. . I’m so grateful for Kate doing these workshops! I think it’s made me look at things differently along the way and it’s also introduced me to several new friends who have the same interests as I do! . If you’re interested in join us best time just drop Kate a DM! . . . . . #flowerstyle #bhgflowers #woodsandwhites #vintagestyledecor #vintagestyle #betterhomesandgardens #mybhg #bhghome #vintagefresh #myfarmhousestyle #ihdch #mycottagefarmhouse #farmhousedecorating #seasonaldecor #countrystyle #countrydecor #vintagecharm #countrycottagestyle #cozycottagefarmhouse #cottagesandbungalows #zinnias #fixerupperstyle #stilllifephotography #junkin #babybathtub #vintagebathtub #midwestmoment #farmhousefeelsgood

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Happy Friday Dress Rehearsal Day, my friends! Guess what, I have my second blog post up! Please click over from my bio and check it out! It’s about not getting caught up in the comparison trap! . . I am participating in a creative photography session with Kate of @kateaiellodesign and we have been challenged to photograph an item we love in three different ways! So, I chose blue mason jars because it’s summer and they scream country picnic and I use them all the time for flowers, and candles in my decor! Swipe through to see my tablescape with the mason jars as a background item, as ice tea glasses, and as a vase of flowers! What do ya think?! 🤷🏼‍♀️🤔 I think I did it right?!🤣🤦🏼‍♀️ . . . 📸 . . . #picmakerswithkate #photography #photooftheday #blogger #homedecorblogger #phototips #newblogger #homeandgarden #diyhomedecor #tablescape #tablesetting #masonjars #southerncharm #farmhouseinspired #farmhousedecor #fixerupperstyle #homestyling #homestylinginspo #practicemakesbetter #momlife #redwhiteandblue #redwhiteandboom #july4thdecor #summerdecor #seasonaldecor #vignette #vignettes

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Happy Thursday friends!❤️ I love a good challenge, and @kateaiellodesign always pushes my creativity buttons! This challenge was to pick and item, and capture in 3 different ways. I found this old camera thrifting, and thought it would be a perfect object to feature! I borrowed a few old photos from my mom and a land certificate from my great grandfather’s land in Oklahoma, from July 1903 for the first shot. It’s signed by Theodore Roosevelt! It was so much fun to look through some family memorabilia! ❤️ Such a great challenge, as always Kate! Thank you! ❤️ #alldayflatlay #stylingwithastory #familymemorabilia #theodoreroosevelt #historymeetsdecor #photochallenge #picmakerswithkate #browniecamera #vintagefarmhouse #vintagecamera #flatlay #flatlayfun #productphotography #creativephotography

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𝐿𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓃𝑜 𝑒𝓍𝒸𝓊𝓈𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝓇𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓁 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓃𝑜 𝓇𝑒𝑔𝓇𝑒𝓉𝓈 . . . . . . I took a little break from my IG account this week during my travels to Alaska. It was an amazing trip with @vikingcruises . I spent more time on my travels account. Today I’m back and sharing for the creative @kateaiellodesign for #picmakerswithkate . I enjoy this group so much and love to be inspired by her and our group. This little group of photos is showing how one plant arrangement can be used differently in different angles. I love this concept, can’t wait to see what the creative ladies come up with this week! . . . . . . . #livetotravel #travelphotography #whitespaceswelove #succulentsofinstagram #winterteagarden #cruiselife #vikingorion #jillyptesets

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It's been a while since the last #picmakerswithkate challenge, but while playing around with my last peony post, I thought we'd have fun doing it together! So for Session 8 we are doing ONE ITEM 3 WAYS! The item will be up to you, and the picmaking tips will be up to me! 📷🤗 Go check out the white peony shot on my feed to see what kind of thing we'll be up to! . For all of you new to this "workshop", #picmakerswithkate is a collaborative and supportive group photo challenge, designed to give you practice, confidence, and know-how in your picture taking! Instead of working on how to use our cameras, this will be about how we LOOK THROUGH our cameras!! After joining, you'll be put into group convos, and we'll hang out together until we all post our results together at the end of the session. . 📸❤📸❤📸❤📸 HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN SESSION 8: ONE ITEM 3 WAYS (session 8 now closed) . PS: In 25 years as a professional designer (BFA in Graphic Design from RIT), I've been the creative director, assistant, stylist, photographer, digital retoucher, photoshop expert, makeup artist, and occasional model for zillions of photoshoots. And everything from musicians to shoes to interior design, San Francisco to New York City. So I've got your back. 😙 . . . #picmaker #picmakers #practicemakesperfect #sharewhatyouknow #teachablemoment #betterpix #decornewbiesunite #newskills #decoraddictsunite #thedecortribe #theoriginaldecortribe #positivevibes #possibilities #havefun #groupchat #artdirector #madskills #documentyourdays #photography

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When you meet a new friend, and are thinking about whether they're bff material, ask yourself one question: do they bring you the first white peonies from their garden as a surprise? Because if the answer is yes, then you have a keeper! 😄 . These pix of "peonies 3 ways" are the perfect illustration of my new PicMakers With Kate challenge that will be launching Wednesday! Check in later for details, I'd love to have you join us. 😙 . . . #picmaker #picmakers #picmakerswithkate #peonies #whitepeonies #plantladyatheart #plantlady #countryliving #cottagegarden #cottagestyle #bff #cutflowers #simplebouquet #whiteflowers #blooms #chippy #weddingflowers #weddingcenterpiece #moodylight #moody_pixels #vintage #vintagestyle #momentslikethis #alliseeispretty #aquietstyle #livesimple #livethelittlethings #littlestoriesofmylife

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Memorable day with friends....miss you all.... 💓 @georgekutty.biju @__nadeem_bin @_kayamkulam_kochunni_ @dav_sben_y @nesmal1243 @the_pysco_kid . . Pic : @__nadeem_bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . #frnd #memories #insta #buddies #lovequotes #friendshipgoals #picmakerswithkate #candid

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Since it still isn’t warm and sunny enough here to wear the dress I made🧵👗... I decided to style it as a #flatlay using some of the 📸 #picmakerswithkate techniques @kateaiellodesign taught me. Maybe, this will coax summertime along here. #flatlayallday #alldayflatlay #fashionflatlay #flatlaystyle #imademydress #slowfashion #vintagescarf #vintagelauraashley #denimjacket #disasterdesigns #livecolorfully #sewover50 #createmakeshare #mccalls6696 #memadewardrobe #memade #memademay2019 #creativehappylife #madeinmaine #sewwhat #sewcialist #elliebugmakes

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It’s Thursday. So, I’m falling flat today. It’s the day after hump day, isn’t it? Yesterday I had bumps for the hump. Today, I’m just ‘flat’. 🤣 Do you like flatlays? I laid everything on this darling hand painted yellow tray table I recently thrifted. I knew immediately that I’d be styling it every which way! It holds chocolate biscotti and hot cocoa in my ironstone mini tray. Under that is my vintage doily. I had to add my real feel tulips from amazon. I’m not one bit tired of tulips yet, so you will probably see more. I learned so much about flatlays from my friend Kate @kateaiellodesigns and her #picmakerswithkate photography classes. I hope you like it Kate! Have a great flat day everybody! . . . . The tulips are linked in my bio. . #flatlaystyle aystyle #flatlaylove #flatlaynation #cozymoments #astilllife #thehub_lifestyle #moodforfloral #myquietbeauty #flatlayforever #flatlayphotography #tulips #flowerdecor #creativelysquared #loveliest4 #myseasonalstory #decorposse #fwiinspire #ofsimplethings #stylingtheseasons #alliseeispretty #floralflatlay #traditionalhome #romantichomes #nestingmyhome #stilllife_perfection

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It may not be official for a couple of days; however, we have sunshine ☀️, melting snow and I’m ready! 🤩 How about you? ... Still using a few techniques I’ve learned from @kateaiellodesign from #picmakerswithkate I’ve tried another #alldayflatlay to showcase this SPRING and Daffodil Bunting now available in my #etsyshop. (Link in profile) #daffodils #springdecor #elliebugmakes . . . #bunting #makersgonnamake #flatlaystyle #flatlay #rawedgeapplique #vintagefloral #lettering #yellowflowers #daffodil #narcis #theinspiredlife #sewcute #sewwhat #shopsmalldreambig #decorthatmakesmesmile #cottagestyle #mycottagefarmhouse

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Clothes are decor for the body, our bodies live in our home, in my mind that ===‘s we are also Home Decor😜 I’ve had the pleasure of learning from the talented Kate @kateaiellodesign , this weeks challenge was to do a outfit #flatlay for #kateaiellodesign . Please take the time to swipe and let me know which one you like best 1-5. If I’m being honest- I’m not sure I enjoyed this one lol, it was challenging for sure, and I have a new appreciation for clothing photographers and stylists. All the clothing was thrifted🤩 #alldayflatlay #tdt31519 #myrhstyle #onetofollow #thriftitfridays @darling4foxes #mystyle #mynest #stylingwithastory #myhomedecorfinds #clothingflatlay #thriftedfashion #thriftstorefinds #diy #bargainhunt #summerclothes #homedecoration #dresstoimpress #saltlightcottagestyle

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I haven’t posted any of my shirts that I have for sale lately, mostly bc I’ve been taking a break from making anything new. But I do have this one up for grabs in my shop! #linkinbio It was fun to style this as part of the #picmakerswithkate challenge with @kateaiellodesign ! Happy Friday all you vintage lovers! ❤️ . . #alldayflatlay #flatlaythenation #ootd #fridayvibes #fridayfeels #friyay #vintagelover #vintagestyle #antiques_r_us #antiques #antiquelover #retro #retrophile #countrygirl #countrystyle #countryvibes #thatsdarling

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Happy Friday. This weeks photography challenge from Kate @kateaiellodesign was 'Outfit Flatlay'. My favorite outfit is jeans and a tank top. I love beaded necklaces and quilted purses. My clothing style is carefree and simple. #picmakerswithkate #alldayflatlay #flatlayfriday #mystyle #simpleliving #statementjewelry

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It’s always so much fun to join in @kateaiellodesign #picmakerswithkate challenges! This session was about clothing flatlays. My style is pretty simple, and I do love my bracelets from @paparazziaccessories So I added a few, along with some fresh flowers🌼 Thanks for the support Kate, you rock! 💛 #alldayflatlay #photochallenge #picmakerswithkate #flatlayfriday #fashionflatlay #asters #farmhousefashion #ootd #springstyle #simplestyle

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Kindness...one word that could make all the difference to someone. Not only is she an amazing photographer, @kateaiellodesign is a wonderful teacher & such a kind lady. Our flatlay fashion project was the subject of Kate's photography session. I wanted to create my flatlay with a message that seems to be needed in our world. Although this need may seem overwhelming, each person's kind words can light up someone's world. 💕 "No act of kindness however small is ever wasted." Aesop #flaylaystyle #kateaiellodesign #kindnessmatters #fridaythoughts #converse #alwaysbehumbleandkind #californiavibes #targetstyle #applewatch #springoutfit #raybanclubmaster #bealight #blushtshirt #blushpink #picmakerswithkate #alldayflatlay #flatlayfashion

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Finally Friday! I know this isn’t decor, but as most know my feed it a bit unpredictable🤔. I am in a photography session with @kateaiellodesign Our assignment was a clothing flatlay. It was definitely challenging. Still not sure if it neeuds tweaking. Any constructive criticism is welcome! Thank you to Kate for sharing her time! 👓 👓 👓 These loved T shirts are made by survivors of trafficking as is the wallet, the jewelry is made by those at risk of being trafficked. These have been very popular at shows! Be a light in the darkness☀️ #tdt31519 #alldayflatlay #fwi0315 #myinspiredsquares #mystylewednesday #ootd #fiveandunderfriday #ourfarmhousetribe #ourfarmhousetribe6 #fairtrade #bethelight #thevillageshopfairtrade #breakthecycle #endit #worldchangers #livelifefair #giftsthatgive #shopwithpurpose #loved #picmakerswithkate #ethicalfashion #socialenterprise #bohofasion #instastyle #agelessfashion #christianshop #styleatanyage #fashionforgood #thankfulthursdayfriends @saksaum

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This week’s challenge with @kateaiellodesign was style flatlays! Perfect timing for our family Disneyland trip. Nothing better than family time at our favorite spot place Disneyland! . . . . . #picmakerswithkate #disneyland #styleflatlay #disneylife #mickeymouse #alixandani #disneywatch #makingmemories #flatlaysaremyjam #jillypresets #flatlaynation

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#homesteading and #simplestyledwardrobe collided here to come up with a flexible happy medium. It’s quite the challenge trying not to look like the Clampets when you are wrangling chickens and goats full time. About 15 years ago I began wearing skirts full time (yes girls I ditched the jeans, but not because I felt that jean wearing women were somehow less feminine -as if that could even be possible😂). It was more because I hated finding ones that fit comfortably. There was something about elastic waists that appealed to my comfortable side!🤗. Kate @kateaiellodesign challenged us to create a #fashionflatlay, so when I went to pull my favorite pieces I realized there was a story behind my style. I like to call it “Homestead Simple!” #picmakerswithkate #alldayflatlay #farmhousefashion #ridingboots #tdt31519

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Happy Friday! One of the things I live about my life is the many places I get to go to! I am off and traveling again this weekend... 🧳 So, I thought I would combine my packing with a fun flatlay assignment from an awesome teacher, Kate @kateaiellodesign . This week in our session with Kate we were challenged to do a clothing flatlay. When I pack for a trip, one of my tips is to pack just a few things that I can mix and match into several different looks. I I choose a color scheme first and then begin to build on that. This weekend as winter gives way to Spring, I wanted to wrap myself one more time in one of my favorite deep shades and add just a touch of pink! Thanks for the great tips #picmakerswithkate ... I am off and running! Have a delightful weekend... and don’t forget to L👀k for the lovely! #fwi0315 #packlighttravelfar #howdoyouhomegirl #weekendgetaway #socalwomen #brillianceconference

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Happy Friday Friends!! 💗 Today I am sharing a flatlay I created as a challenge put out to us by @kateaiellodesign for our picmakers session. She asked us to use fashion pieces rather then decor items. I loved that she did that, because I am one of those who puts everything into my house, and not so much into my wardrobe. I chose this outfit because it is what I wore to celebrate my 50th birthday. I am not a fancy dresser, nor am I a girlie girl. I love a comfortable pair of jeans, and shoes, a pretty top, some simple jewelry, my 'Daisy' perfume by Marc Jacobs, and I'm good to go. Do you prefer home decor or fashion? 💗 Final accessories and most important: Therefore as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, and humility, gentleness and patience. Col 3:12 . . . . #picmakerswithkate #alldayflatlay #dressedforcomfort #fashionflatlay #ourfarmhousetribe #photography #farmhousefashion #farmhousecharm #farmhousevibes #modernfarmhouse #instauplift #faithondisplay

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I'm an understated person, but I do love a nice gaudy vintage necklace to liven up a simple outfit! And even more than that, I love some nice solid boots to ground the whole thing again. Pretty much my go-to look. Although a big bracelet or statement earrings are just as good as the necklace. (And only one of those at a time... I like a single focal point accessory. I'm no Coco Chanel, that's for sure.) . Wait till you see all the fun over on the #picmakerswithkate page today! Our Outfit Flatlay session is a little snippet of everyone's personal style, laid out for our voyeuristic pleasure!! One of my favorite sessions we've had yet!! ❤ . . . #alldayflatlay #outfitidea #instastyle #instafashion #statementjewelry #simpleliving #simplestyle #momofboys #momstyle #alliseeispretty #aquietstyle #mystyle #howivintage #vintagejewelry #heirloom #boots #blackboots #grannyboots #simple #countrystyle #country #instastyle #ootd #ootdfashion #theeverygirl #theeverydayproject #makeyousmilestyle #howyouglow

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The start of St. Patrick’s Weekend! ☘️ How do you celebrate? It was my dad’s favorite holiday and I’ll be wearing a #claddagh Brooch (from my Etsy shop) and a #Celtic themed necklace (which he gave to me) thinking of him. ... My inspiration for this little square came from this week’s project with #picmakerswithkate. Kate @kateaiellodesign does such a great job coaching the group thru a pic making project. Check her out and see all the other fun posts at #alldayflatlay. #harristweed #fatfaceclothing #dungarees #brogues #irishinspired #elliebugmakes . . . #irishamericangirl #ireland #emeraldisle #irishpride #eringobragh #slainte #ceadmilefailte #céadmílefáilte #flatlay #flatlaystyle #flatlays #flatlayinspo

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Welcome to Thursday Friends Who Inspire! 02-28-2019! #fwi0228. A big thank you to Sharon @sharonwarren7798 for giving us our great hashtag for February! It has been a lot of fun and we have had beautiful posts! If you don’t know Sharon she is definitely #onetofollow ☘️☘️We are stepping into March with 2 new hashtags thanks to our friends! #fwifavoritefinds and #fwimakeitmarch thanks to April @lavender_garden_lover and Cindy @princetonparklife ! . ☘️ Our Feature today is our very own Kate @kateaiellodesign ! What a fitting end to February! It encompasses everything February means, Hearts, frugalness with beautiful found objects and creativity! Kate also provides an online class for friends called #picmakerswithkate If you don’t know Kate go say hello!! ☘️☘️ Don’t forget tonight we have a very creative tour planned for you full of inspiration! Cathie @cathiescreativehome will lead our wall decor home tour starting @8:00 pm EST! Give Cathie a DM if you would be interested in future tours! ☘️☘️ Our quote of the day from a Kathy @daylily8546 : “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters!” ☘️☘️ Continued prayers for our sweet friends and families! ☘️☘️ Until we meet again!

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You guys know I'm a Plant Lady at Heart and with that comes a love of collecting seeds. I am in awe of this tiny poppy seed pod. Our homework this session of #picmakerswithKate was to take an item shot with a seamless background. I played with an ivory Tweed background and a black leather background, but in the end the faux fur stole my heart with this tiny beauty hanging out on top. If you want to learn photography tips and tricks from one of the sweetest ladies ever, check out @kateaiellodesign. Thank you Kate!😘

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Here it is! My submission to #picmakerswithkate. In honor of all of the neat gals I made #instafriends with this week 💙. And as a thank you to Kate @kateaiellodesign for sharing her skills and talent with us. I’ll be looking forward to another group and learning even more. 🥰 ... UPDATE : This sweet brooch is available in my #etsyshop. (Link in bio) #thankyouthankyouthankyou #neverthoughticoulddoit #lookatmenow

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Today was a big NoFo day for me. 🙌🏻 Lots of exciting things brewing out here and I’m putting myself right in the middle of it! . Some of you have asked what the “Nofo” in “nofotownandcountry” stand for. It stands for North Fork. . Long Island is shaped EXACTLY like a fish with a split tail. The most Eastern end of the island splits into the north and south forks with the Peconic Bay in between. (See story highlights for shots of the Peconic Bay) . The South Fork is home to the famous and infamous Hamptons. But the North Fork is it’s quieter (and we think, cooler) sister and it’s also where I call home. . What’s the story behind your IG name? Tell me below! 👇🏻 . Also! I’m working with @kateaiellodesign Again this week for #picmakerswithkate This week’s assignment was product shots. I picked my black antique whale to photograph. 🐳 . . . #whaletail #whales #longislandlife #longislandsound #peconic #peconicbay #twinforks #productshots #productshot #decorlove #nofo #northfork #southfork #modernhomedecor #modernhomes #classichome #classichomes #inspiringhome #inspiringhomes #vintagehome #vintagehomes #countryhome #countryhomes #magnoliahome

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Breaking from my normal decor/food/pet/people post because I was privileged enough to be a part of a group of ladies learning from the very talented @kateaiellodesign in a group on product placement and photos. I have been making diffuser bracelets for a few years now. Have set up an Etsy account but never sold on there. Bought a website and still not designed it. I have sold at a few local events. Why, you may ask? Photos and write ups as a business scare me, riddle me with anxiety because of my need for perfection in them. So when this class was offered, I wanted in. I do like this photo artistically speaking, but am still not satisfied on how the product looks. So alas, I will continue to work towards bettering my skills. Thankyou @makehomewarm for your input and advice. Also @the_rumpled_ducklings - I tried several other pics but did not conclude one I liked better 💔 If your still with me, I would value your opinion. “Kindly” share your thoughts as a friend, fellow photographer, and also consumer. Thanks friends ❤️ #picmakerswithkate #tdt21619 #flatlay #flatlaystyle #saltlightcottagestyle #saltlightessentials #photography #beachwood #driftwooddecor #artistsofinstagram #artisan #homemade #handcrafted #beadedbracelets #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal

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If you can believe it, I still have this cute little cookie left from last weekends cookie decorating class @kellys_cookies_ ❤️ Found this cute little polka dot plate @hobbylobby and thought it would be super cute with the cookie before it met its demise 😜 #cookiedecorating #cookielove #cookiesofinstagram #bhgstyle #bhgstylemaker #picmakerswithkate #productphotography #foodphotography #cookierintraining #tastythursdaydecor #cookier #polkadots #foodofinstagram #hobbylobbyfinds #hobbylobby #tdt21619

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I have been designing a couple new things with these wood beads I received from @woodpeckerscrafts I am loving the detail on these beads and still have a couple other shapes to work with so stay tuned!! The galvanized daisy was made by my friend Kirsten @riversedgemetalworks if you would like to order a bead loop like this please DM me I only have a few of these left! Ok so this is my 2nd post for this session of #picmakerswithkate I know that I don’t have a plain background on this one but my subject needed a little height and some contrast I thought to pop. Make sure you give @kateaiellodesign a follow so you can join us for her next session!! . . . . . . #picmakerswithkate #woodbeadgarland #daisies #farmhousestyledecor #vintagebooks #farmhousetray #farmhousechic #modernfarmhousedecor #betterhomesandgardens #daysofdecor #fixerupperstyle #bhghome #bhgflowers #seasonalspaceswelove #blameitonmyvintageheart #mybhg #americanfarmhousestyle #countrylivingmag #thatsgoodhousekeeping #homedecorinspo #freshflowers #my_beautifulmoment

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Hey y’all Happy Friday!!!!! I’ve been working on my photography skills with the fabulous @kateaiellodesign , This particular assignment was product shots ~ I love buying fresh flowers and decided to practice the skills using these beautiful blooms from @inglesmarkets I’m hoping to be a brand rep in the future for a few of my favorite accounts. So I felt learning a few tricks from Kate would be very helpful. If you would be interested in learning more about these lesson with Kate be sure and give her a follow. She’s super cool 💓 . . . . #picmakerswithkate #inglesmarkets #plantladyatheart #flowerarrangements #brandrep #productphotography #howdoyouhomegirl #productphoto #shoplocal #smallshop #emptynestdecorfriends #fwi0215 #stilllifephotography

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{Product Shot} Today it’s all about the scones! This recipe is one that’s been adapted from @my100yearoldhome and I must say they are pretty tasty! So this is my choice for this week’s challenge for #picmakerswithkate which is a product shot. This one was harder than I thought, but overall I think it turned out fine. As a side note, I only put frosting on these for photograph purposes. I love scones without frosting ....what about you? Do you eat them? With or without frosting? And I like to use a mason jar as a cutter! #picmakerswithkate #picmakers #productshots #productshot #foodie #scones #baking #baking101 #bakedgoods #homemade #foodstagram #yum #breakfast #yummyfood #breads #orangecranberryscones

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𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕤 ℍ𝕆ℙ𝔼, 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕗𝕒𝕚𝕥𝕙. 𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕗𝕒𝕚𝕥𝕙, 𝕞𝕚𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕝𝕖𝕤 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕖𝕟. . . . . This week photo challenge was product challenge. Thanks to @kateaiellodesign for pushing and helping us grow in our photography skills. So this little stone from @raedunn (which has very special meaning) is my shot for session 6 #picmakerswithkate . . . . #canon_photography #friyaywithrae #hope #raedunn #poweroffaith #picmakerswithkate #productshot #stilllifephotography #simplestilllife #dunnistheone #simplebeauty #fwi215 #productphoto #weekdayswithrae #sweetsaturdaysimplicity #simplicity

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Happy Friday everyone! This photo is my first assignment of #picmakerswithkate where we learned how to do product shots using a seamless backdrop. (Swipe to see my “setup” 😆). Since I’m not working with any companies for product collaborations right now (DM me if you know of any 😉) - I chose a favorite vintage find from one of my most loved local shops @laurelgroveshop . I couldn’t resist this mini bowling pin set - it was just too cute! . Thanks Kate @kateaiellodesign for some great tips - this was fun! . #productshots #productphotography #productphoto #picmakerswithkate #vintagefinds #bowlingpins #smallshop #shoplocal #lgfinds #blameitonmyvintageheart #vintageporchlovesvintage #homedecor #photoshoot

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Happy Friday! This girl is so ready for spring! 🌤 When @kateaiellodesign announced her new product photo challenge, I had no idea exactly what product I was going to share. But the sunshine today made my mind up for me! One of my favorite treasures are my blue Mason jars, and adding some spring white was a perfect match! If you haven’t visited Kate, be sure to check her out! 💕 . . #picmakerswithkate #masonjar #jarsaremyjam #readyforspring #farmhousestyle #farmhouse #sweetsimplehome #allthatweare_vignettes #mysimplefarmhouse #pondycreekplace #tastythursdaydecor #myvintagestyle #countrystilllife #bluemasonjars

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Happy Friday Friends! Years ago I fell in love with Lady Head Vases, they are kind of quirky, nostalgic, and a whole lot of fun! It wasn’t until last spring that I finally owned one, and I love her...I hope I can find her a friend when the vintage markets start up again in a couple of months 💕 What is something different that you like to collect? . . Thank you to Kate @kateaiellodesign and the #picmakerswithkate for giving me the inspiration to photograph this beauty 💕 swipe to see her without her crown of flowers and my makeshift photo studio 😉 . #ladyheadvase #hydrangea #flowervase #iphonexr #iphonephotography #friyaydecorday #friyaydecor #productphotography #bhgstylemaker #bhgstyle

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Have you ever grabbed something you spotted at the junktique store and hurried to pay like someone was going to steal the treasure you found? Well I did last week when I spotted these vintage skates! Why do I do this? Like someone may grab them or the owner may realize they have seriously underpriced them?? My find was perfect timing too since my assignment for #picmakerswithkate this week was to do a product shot to highlight only what we are featuring, selling or excited about. I have learned so much from Kate @kateaiellodesign! It’s fun to learn new things and to challenge yourself to try something different. She is so talented and a great teacher. If you don’t know Kate you need to check out her fabulous feed. She is def #onetofollow Happy Friday beautiful peeps! Make it a good one 😘 #vintagerollerskates #vintageskates #vintageskateshoes #productshots #productphotography #productphotoshoot #vintagetreasures #vintagedecor #fwi0215 #decoreos #designdecorlovers #dailydecordose #vintagehomedecor #antiques #junktiques #vintagetreasures

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It’s Friday Friends!! Who’s got the Friday feels today?! 🙋🏼‍♀️This girl!!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ So... our latest assignment for #picmakerswithkate was a product shot and, lucky for me, I was able to use one of the candles I just received from @kaelyandco. It’s the Amber & Moss scent from their men’s line DavAdrian. It smells so good! If my husband loves it, then you know, it smells amazing! I so wish that Instagram had a scratch ‘n’ sniff feature. ⁣⁣⁣ (Hellooooo... Instagram.... Can someone get on that? Please? Pronto?)⁣⁣⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ #picmakerswithkate #kaelynandco #candle #productshot #productphotography #scentedcandles #amberandmoss #davadriancollection #bhgstylemaker #cozyhome #myhousebeautiful #homedecor #homescents #home #neutralhome #homedesign #homesweethome #simplestilllife #stilllife #stilllifephoto #stilllifegallery #decorandfriends #designdecorlovers

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Hey friends and happy FRIDAY 🤗. Today I'm sharing with you a family heirloom for Session 6 of #picmakerswithkate @kateaiellodesign . This week's theme is product shots where Kate covered how to take the best shots for product collaborations or for your own marketing and business needs. I used the white washed weathered boards in my kitchen as my back drop with my #ironstone pitcher front and center. Did I tell you the story of these beautiful and treasured heirloom pieces? I can't tell you how far back these pieces are dated but let's just say my parents had them in their basement for a very long time. I think they were trying to do a purge when I moved out sometime in 2002 but my Dad asked if I would be interested in the iron stoneware passed down from my fraternal grandmother. Naturally I was interested and for over 14 years kept all these pieces wrapped in a plastic bin in my basement. We moved to our current home in 2016 and thought it would be nice to incorporate these antique pieces so I gently washed them and put them on the shelves in our cabinet. Then one day in the morning as I'm getting ready to bring my boys to the bus stop I hear a loud thud and the sound of things shattering in the kitchen. Well I'm thinking my son accidentally bumped his heavy school binder into the lower cabinets with enough force to tilt the shelf in the uppers they were sitting on and out they came crashing to the floor. Let's just say half of my collection treasured for many, many years were gone and unsalvageable. I do have 2 pieces requiring some glue that I'm hoping to repair but it was a very sad day. I hope one day I can start my search to find the same pieces I've lost without breaking the bank in the process. Hope you enjoy the pictures we are sharing this week at #picmakerswithkate and wish you a fabulous FRIDAY!! 😘 . . #ironstone #ironstonecrushing #RoyalMail #madeinEngland #heirlooms #productphotography #antiques #myrusticandvintagehome #picmakerswithkate #whitespaceswelove #fridayfarmhousefavorites #openshelving #diy #friyaydecorday #friyaydecor #farmhouse #farmhouseinspired

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Let me be the first to tell you it’s going to be a GREAT DAY! One it’s Thursday, and two, it’s Valentine’s Day! It can’t get much better than that. Be sure to tell someone today how much you love ❤️💓💗💕 and appreciate them. (Shop Link in bio) I posted this a day early but only because I just love this shot I took for session 6 with @kateaiellodesign #picmakerswithkate Check her out and be sure to sign up for the next photography adventure! #etsyshop #valentinesday #cottonstemheartshearts #teacups #magnoliasoap #handcraftedsoap #artisanproducts #beauty #pink❤️ #idratherdecorateinrose🌹 #love #farmhousestyle #vintagedecor #learningphotography #whitespaceswelove #perfectlystyledphoto #productshots

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My love for Ironstone runs deep! ♥️ . And I just added this beauty to my collection. ♥️ . Turns out, it was the perfect piece for our #picmakerswithkate Project challenge this week! . Hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday! And let’s all share the love tomorrow for Valentine’s Day!😘 Love y’all & thanks for stopping by!

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The hubs wanted to beat the rush and surprised me with flowers this evening! 🌹❤️🌹 . So I thought this would be the perfect shot for this weeks #picmakerswithkate session this lesson was about ‘product shots’ She explained how to have a background that doesn’t take away from the focal point and how to light your shot! I was lucky with this one that the flowers came wrapped in the white paper and the sun was shining today.... so all I really did was click the camera button😂 . Happy Galentines Day🌹 . . . #valentinesdayflowers #galentinesday #bhgflowers #myblossomedhome #fabfloralsinbloom #wednesdaysthatpop #imusthaveflowersalwaysandalways #flowerama #farmhouseflowers #farmhousekitchen #bhgflowers #fixerupperstyle #mybhg #cottagesandbungalows #myfleamarketstyle #thecottagejournal #mycountryhome #betterhomesandgardens #bhghome #homestyle #cottagedecor #farmhousedecor #americanfarmhousestyle #seasonaldecor #cottageflowers #jensigtribe

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Happy Wednesday! Working on my photography skills this week with the wonderful Kate from @kateaiellodesign. She has so many tips and is a wonderful teacher! This week is all about product shots... so I thought is share a close up of my @apolis market bag again! check out #picmakerswithkate and Kate’s account for her informative IG videos . . #photography #apolisglobalcitizen #marketbag #farmhousestyle #mydomaine #sodomino #finditstyleit #topstylefiles #interiorlovers #interior123 #whitewalls #howwedwell #myhousebeautiful #sharemysquare #modernfarmhouse #eucalyptus #marketing #longisland #gatheredstyle

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