DIY Easy Babydoll Summer Dress (with Pattern)

DIY Easy Babydoll Summer Dress (with Pattern)A few months back I bought a babydoll dress that I loved and wore all the time, that is, until I accidentally shrunk it in the dryer. Now it’s literally a dress for a baby doll. Instead of going out to buy a new one, I figured I should just learn how to make one with a pattern I can use forever.  This dress is pretty easy to make, and is nice and stretchy so you can easily throw it on and head out. I plan to make so many more for this summer.

Learn how to make the DIY Easy Babydoll Summer Dress after the jump…

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Spring Flower DIYs, Tips, and Tricks

Spring Flower DIYs, Tips, and TricksNow that we’re past the April showers, put all your May flowers to use with these easy tutorials and tips for showing off your beautiful blooms. Let’s kick it off with Jacinda’s Ziploc-Lined May Day Bouquets.

Spring Flower DIYs, Tips, and TricksHow to Create 4 Beautiful May Day Bouquets | Lavender and Oatmeal Soaps | Baby Food Jar Hanging Bud Vase

See more Spring Flower DIYs, Tips, and Tricks after the jump…

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8 Tips For Taking Better Portraits: The Secrets of Cruise Ship Photographers

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When I went on my first cruise I wondered what was up with the many photographers and ornate backdrops set up as you traveled to and from dinner. Families, couples and even the single ladies were dressed to the nines, waiting for their chance to pose. It took me a few days to try it out, but then I couldn’t stop. Masters of lighting and art direction, the Carnival cruise ship photographers know exactly how to get a flawless portrait that you will love. It’s a thrill to run to the walls of the photography area, where they display all of the prints, the next morning to see yourself glowing back as never before. How are they able to get such amazing, flattering shots with a small set-up and literally minutes?  Of course we asked, and managed to get 8 of their secrets to try at home!

From lighting, to composition and relaxation advice, read on for a list-o-tips that will give you aspiring shutter bugs some greats ideas for how to improve your own portraits with beautiful results. (more…)

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Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday on Pretty Prudent

If you follow Jaime, Jacinda, and I on Instagram, you may have seen that we met up in Seattle yesterday before their Land of Nod book signing and craft night.  While I was mostly just excited that we were all together, I was also super excited that Jacinda brought along a bunch of new Fabricworm fabrics. How cute is this Rebekah Ginda for Birch Organic Fabrics, Picnic Whimsy, Breezy Floral fabric? Lucky for you, we are giving it away!

Enter for the chance to win one yard of and find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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