Sally DeFord

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Outbuilding of the Week: A Chic Chicken Coop in France

From corrugated coop to rustic luxe cabin, on a former pheasant farm and featured recently in <i>The World of Interiors</i>. Must be France:<p>Photography by …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

How to Eat a Healthy Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet on $50 Per Week

Having a tight grocery budget is something most all of us can relate to at least at some point or another. We all have our ups and downs when it …

6 Solutions for the Chronically Busy

If you are always behind, running late, worn down and tired out, chances are you are chronically busy.<p>You might also be chronically busy if …<p>you …

How To Create Better Lighting With a DIY Scrim

Shooting portraits outdoors in direct sunlight can lead to some pretty gnarly shadows. To help soften the natural light, photographer Kevin Kubota …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Different Solutions

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Let Go of These 10 Items to Jumpstart Decluttering

<i>Note: This is a guest post from Courtney Carver of Be More with Less.</i><p>Decluttering is usually the first step people take to simplify their lives. It …

Minimalism

How to Retouch Wrinkles in Photoshop

There are many ways of removing wrinkles in Photoshop, and there are even third party plugins that do the job for you. However, the goal isn’t always</i> …

Apps For A More Organized Life–And Why They Won’t Work

You can’t tap your way out of your messy life. (We know; we tried.)<p>In November, my family and I moved from a city townhouse into a suburban house-house and suddenly, it became clear to me that I was going to have to get serious about being organized about keeping everything in order. Each night it …

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Five New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

We all likely have many more than five goals we’d like to accomplish this year, but in keeping with the lean mentality, I’ll keep things simple and give you just five, which, if done mindfully can have dramatic ripple effects on your health, happiness and professional success—and perhaps all the …

TED Talks

How To Recaulk a Bathtub

I decided to tackle the moldy caulk along my bathtub this past weekend. After a couple hours spent removing the old caulk and applying new caulk, my …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

How to get your home ready for company in less than an hour

Want your house to look great for holiday guests but don’t have all day to clean? We turned to three experts — green cleaning pro Leslie Reichert, Molly Maid president Meg Roberts and Boston’s Liberty Hotel housekeeping director Eloi Charles — for their tidy-up-in-a-hurry tips.<p>A few game rules …

Cleaning

15 DIY Ideas and Inspiration for a Modern Thanksgiving Table

It seems that after Halloween the holiday flood gates open, but there's still Thanksgiving somewhere in there. It's nice to have a day to gather with …

Martha Stewart

The Food Lab: For the Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Use Science, Not Sugar

Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes are so darn insecure? They come to the table hidden under a blanket of marshmallows or a sticky-sweet layer of sugary syrup. You eat them and taste only cinnamon and nutmeg, the natural aroma of the sweet potato buried underneath layers of spices. I often …

How To Choose a Paint Color: 10 Tips To Help You Decide

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is about choosing a paint color. I'm no expert, but after painting our entire house 2+ times and …

How to do Great Black and White Conversions Using Photoshop

Some photos that you take you’ll want to convert to black and white. Photoshop has some tools that you can use to convert your photos to black and …

Photoshop

Archives

ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness …

Nice & Quiet

I have never met a Friends trivia worth my expertise, so I decided to make my own. The only real bummer is that I will never be able to take it …

World Peace

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Linux

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

The NEW A Blog About Love

A BLOG ABOUT LOVE<p>Latest post<p>Gifts for Your Female Friends<p>Here are some gifts to consider for your favorite women in your life. Happy giving! …

Sweaters

Caramelized Onions Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

It's surprisingly tricky to make caramelized onions. Here's what most people get wrong when cooking them.<p>Caramelized onions are good on pretty much…everything. The only problem? They're surprisingly tricky to make. They take time to slowly brown and caramelize. It's easy to burn them—and it's easy …

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Test Tube Planter.<p>Soap Vomiting Unicorn<p>How to Grow a Pothos Plant in Water<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Thanks for sharing.. I'm having this problem now<p>…

Cleaning

Tutorial: Small Fabric Basket

{<i>Here’s little simple sewing project from the Jillian In Italy archives. I think this would be a great project to do for Easter for the kids or even</i> …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

Match tone and colour in Photoshop