Anne M. Stika-Clark

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How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Photography

DIY: How to Turn an Old Nikon D80 Into a Permanent IR Camera in Four Easy Steps

Here’s a DIY project for infrared photography enthusiasts who have a few hundred dollars and some time to spend this weekend. Instead of taking the …

The Real Cinnamon Challenge: 5 Unexpected Uses For The Spice (PHOTOS)

Doctors are warning people against taking the cinnamon challenge, a new craze which entails swallowing a spoonful of the spice without water and posting videos of the attempt on YouTube.<p>Ridiculous fads aside, there are many other uses for cinnamon around the house that don't involve eating it (and …

Ten Magical Herbs for Pagans and Wiccans

If you're a practitioner of a modern magical tradition, chances are good that you're in the habit of using herbs. Here's a list of ten herbs that …

The Best Herbs and Plants for Healthy Living

3 Plants That Make Your Life Better<p>These sprigs and leaves can do far more than just spice up your food—they can also enhance brain performance, mood, and energy<p>These sprigs and leaves can do far more than just spice up your food—they can also enhance brain performance, mood, and energy.<p><b>SNIFF IT</b></b> …

10 Healing Spices and Herbs

10 Amazing Vegan Ginger-Based Recipes!

Ginger is the root of the plant Zingiber officinale, which is native to South Asia but is now also cultivated in East Africa and the Caribbean.<p>The root has long been used in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine; for drinks in Jamaica, Greece, and the Caribbean; and in traditional Burmese …

Foodily Blog

Spiced Baked Apple Chips Recipe on Food52

• Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.<br>• Peel the apples (I like using a variety, but firmer ones work best: Fuji, Pink Lady, and Gala are all great options) and slice them as thinly as possible using a mandoline. (You can do this with a knife but it will be extremely difficult to get them thin enough for …

Spices

Strawberry-Basil Margarita, anyone? 10 Delicious Ways to Use a Bunch of Basil - http://bit.ly/1ejMnQv

7 Spices With Surprising Health Benefits

Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Did you know there was once a molasses flood in Boston? A five-story high molasses tank exploded on an unusually hot day in 1919 and surged through the North End, destroying a fire station and leaving a path of sticky destruction in its wake. Some say that when the weather is really warm, you can …

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Pillows

From cool couches to candy cookies, this week is all about movies, vegging out, and getting cozy. How can you properly get all snuggled up without some good looking pillows?<p>Here are 20 DIY pillow projects to add to your homespun home decor to-do list. Stay tuned for our own pillow tricks later this …

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

Entertainment

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Funnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few …

Weekend Project: A Crazy Pom Pom Rug

22 Comments<p>Pip Lincolne has a fun and crazy (and I bet soft) pom pom rug project in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine - that I'm loving! She says …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Breakfast

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Documentary Photography - Six Tips for Creating a Legacy

We’ve all gone through times in our lives where we’ve lost loved ones. As a portrait photographer I would get calls all the time for “Urgent” family …

Photography

Stitching Images For Larger Prints

Several months ago I was asked by a potential client if I had any images that were capable of being printed very large- up to 20 feet across! It …

Digital Photography

Quick Photography Lighting Considerations

Refined photography uses distinct lighting strategies. Knowing what to look for is essential when the goal is a unique and artistically stylized …

Landscape Photography

Meet Ray Charles, the blind golden retriever puppy Here are some things you should know about him - Ray Charles was born blind on December 8, 2012. - He was one of 5 puppies that survived in the litter. - After his birth, the breeder noticed he wasn’t running around and playing with his sisters as he should have been, so the breeder took him to the vet and found out was blind. http://bzfd.it/198bgyIf

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