Moodboard for girls bedroom

Maybe I got overboard or the room actually does need all this to get it in shape!!!

If you don’t know, I am talking about this room. It belongs to my daughter and it needs help!!!

So far I have made progress with the feature wall.

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already in love with it!!! you can view the full transition process here!

Now!! the rest of the room! I have been going over all the inspiration and the pinterest boards

This is the predominant color palette and the prints ofcourse will blend in some chevron some marble and some dhurrie textures with poms poms and tassels.. hmmmmm dreaming!!!!!

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1.Floating shelves  I think I have a quick fix for them 😉 you will see..

2.dhurrie rugs: The boho in me won’t just let go, and the colors are absolutely divine!!

3.Storage boxes Need like a ton of those! Ok maybe one or two at least!! and in chevron plz

4. dream catcher: this is one of the recent obsession and i feel its going to look amazing

5. tutu wall hanging What girls room is complete without one of these!!

6. white garden stool how cute is this “Pawn garden stool” 🙂 it just makes me smile and its perfect for the baby girls room.

7. copper mirror  A pretty basic mirror is what will do

8. heart pillow I am in love with this one!!

9. ferry light monogram Who wouldn’t want their name all lit up on the wall!!! I think it will be a fantastic self esteem boost for a six year old 🙂

10. piggy bank  I am encouraging her to save her pennies!!! This will be darn cute.

11. tassel pillows OBSESSSSED with tassels and pom poms!!!! and this pillow is just hitting the spot!

12. cloud decal nothing extravagant or girly.. Something naturally sweet like a cloud and some raindrops!!

13. DIY pom pom pillow Pom POms everywhere!! its a girls room after all!

I am really excited about this project!! lets see how it all turns out!!!

New Moms wishlist

This mothers day i will be a mom to three gorgeous kids!!!! Hard to believe but ture!!!

Rewarding yes as much as it sounds its hectic!!!! Loooove every minute of it! But it comes with a price. Its like every second of my day is occupied and I plan on gathering as many stress busters around me as I can. Personal space and me time are some of the precious things compromised along with sleep! But being a veteran at this I have a couple of hacks to ease out this process without losing my entire self to the mommy cap I wear all the time!

So if you are new at this or you know someone who is going to be new at this here are a couple of things I have shortlisted which in my opinion every new mom needs right now!! :

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  1. MOBY WRAP: For any new mom its an absolute must. My kids are always spending a huge amount of time on me or hanging over me. Its easily one of the cleverest way to handle work and a newborn together!!! Baby gets so cozy and comfy and sleeps in peace, while you get to do all the hard work in peace! e3899e37-c2c7-4e48-b8e7-2a8b220eb7e2.jpg._CB328304059_
  2. NECK PILLOW:For those loooong nights of nursing when you are too tired and sleepy to stay awake or even to sit up, this travel essential becomes a clever way to make life easier. Your neck stays in place and gives you one less pain to endure.588973657_977
  3. Tummy Belt: This is one essential which is an absolute must must must for every post pregnancy body. All my pregnancies were different. In the first one I bounced back in shape almost instantly. Except for the pooch. At that time i had no idea about the importance of this thing. It just happened to be around and I just wrapped it. Boy am i glad i did. Because it was absolutely amazing. it helped me heal my stitches and also kept my tummy in place. Which made it so much easier to get back into my old self. 7c
  4. Sibling Board: When I saw this concept I immediately fell in love with it!!!! I could only imagine my toddlers lit up eyes on seeing this! i like to keep my independence as a mom. And being a parent has never hampered my active lifestyle. So i was not planning to stop with my third one either. So with one infant one toddler and one preschooler in tow. This seems to me like the prefect crusading the mall device. Can’t wait to take it out for a spin.

Drink lots of water lots of soup and lots of healthy snacks to keep your mommy tummy full and your energy levels up. These are some of the best few moments of your life cherish them as much as you can. What I have learnt is that right planning and stress busters go along way in keeping your head sane. And when you are calm and in control you can obviously take a much better care of tiny people around you.

All the best to all the new mommies out there!!! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

How to take better instagram pictures

I love instagram!!!I am totally hooked to it.. Way more than facebook!!!

I have to admit it took me a while to figure it out!

At first I was totally clueless.. taking not so oomph shots in bad lights and simply missing moments.. and than just drooling over the amazing pictures everyone else seem to capture so easily..

But like everything else.. after a while I figured it out!!! 😀 😀 😀

Here are my pointers on taking absolutely fun pics on instagram.

Light is your friend:

LEARN TO FIND THE LIGHT!!!! this is the no one pointer i can give to anyone shooting with any phone or camera.. This is the basic secret ingredient about almost all drool worthy shots.. you think you can fix it with a filter.. but it turns out not always!! But if you take a pic in decent light! you wont might even need one!

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Set up a photo booth in your house:

Find a board.. maybe white or maybe brown.. IF you need a background you can set that up as well.. but mostly a board against a window works perfectly. Or open the door to let the light in or whatever works for you.

setting up a designated place for your creativity makes it so much easier for you to share the stuff you want to share in a moments notice. And also opens up room for ideas you want to create.

Honestly even I need to work on that! At the moment i just gather things and take them wherever I find light in the house!

Take pictures from top:

I love to take pics from top. There is something so whimsical and so fun about it. Its just a magical canvas.

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COLOUR!!!!

I am nuts about color!!!!! Train your eye to find color and you will be amazed what you can find. And what a fun fun thing it would be to add to your everyday to-do-list!

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Make a mess:

Just thinking abt it makes me smile. One of the coolest shots i have seen are of creative messes!!! ofcourse you love them too

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Find texture:

I realized I don’t work that much in this area. But I know alot of peopel who take amazing texture pics. They are pretty easy and fun and open to manipulation 😀

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FOOOOOOOOOD:

Everyone loves to share and view gorgoeous food pics!!! there are no hard and fast rules abt taking food shots. If you are doing the rest of the stuff. and you find tons of good light you will take magical pics anyways.

What takes it to another level is y0ur props!

 

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Landscape:

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SKIES!!

You can never go wrong with a sky shot!! its just mesmerizing! Just need to find your angle or the beauty in it 🙂

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Go black and white: Nothing makes a stronger and an easier statement than black and white pics.So if you want to add some drama just turn it black and white.

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Find the right hashtags..

that is the key to save your masterpieces from drowning into oblivion! 🙂

In the end its all about what you love and what you do! your creative expression of you and your life. So just have tons of fun with it! You can also use this as a list to expand on your instagramming skills.

Feel free to add more pointers to this list. I would love to hear what you have to say about me.

And follow me on instagram here and share the joy of instagramming 🙂

Have a beautiful day!

 

How to take sharp Action photos from Nikon

 

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WHAT YOU NEED!

1.I am assuming you have:

a good SLR. This tutorial is for Nikon SLR, D3200 specifically, coz that is what I am using. And it has given me best results and is excellent for beginners simply because it worked out well for me.

2. Preferably

A Good lens. We need a good lens for low aperture speed. i use 70-40 mm but any good lens will work of course.

3.The coolest ingredient

Lots of sunlight.

I have learnt it the hard way sunlight is the reason behind brilliant pictures. While in this case we need it for the shutter speed, but mostly sunny day OR LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT is a must for other pics as well.

SETTINGS

1. PUT THE CAMERA IN SHUTTER PRIORITY SETTING

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Turn the dial on top to S

Shutter priority mode means that we can adjust the shutter speed manually and camera takes care of the rest of the stuff. Shutter speed is how fast the camera SHUTTER CLOSES.

Shutter Priority mode means we’ll be setting the shutter speed manually while the camera takes care of the rest of the settings. Shutter speed is how fast the camera records a picture. A very fast shutter speed will freeze action, just what we need. A very slow shutter speed causes blurry images (which can be a cool effect if you want to capture motion like running water in waterfalls or cool night light like .

car light trails) but requires a tripod. Today we want to stop action, so we’ll tell the camera to use a very fast shutter speed.

2. Set the shutter speed to 1/1000

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In addition to the labeled dial, you’ll see an unlabeled black dial on your camera. Use this dial change the shutter speed. Crank it left for lower and slower, right for higher and faster. The higher the number, the faster the shutter speed! Set the dial to change the shutter speed to 1/1000. It may also just say 1000. That is a very fast shutter speed. This means the photo that the camera captures will show what was happening in that one one-thousandth of a second. That’s pretty fast!

3. Change the AF-C and High speed continous

 

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The next two changes that you need to make can be easily done through the little ‘i’ button at the bottom end of the left side of the camera. By pressing this button all the variables you can see in black bricks on your screen like ISO can be monitored.

4. Change the AF-C

Change Af-A to AF-C. You can do this by simply pressing the little “i” button at the bottom of the camera. This is the mode which tracks the subjects movement and can predict before it makes it. Yes it sounds freaky to me too but it actually works. Now you know how intelligent you SLR actually is and how you can manipulate it. 😀

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4.Set the shooting mode to continous

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In continuous shooting mode, you can press the shutter button and hold it down to take several photos in a row without lifting your finger. Coz in this mode the speed at which the camera takes the pictures is much faster, so continous mode makes it easier to keep up with the action and shutter speed.

5. The focus point

The focus point tells the camera where to focus.

  • Auto Select in my opinio is best for photos with one subject (by themselves) in the frame, because we are capturing action and the subject is moving its harder to find perfect  focus with every shot. So just let the camera do this part.

so wrap up: This is how we want our screens to look like when our kids are all geared up for action.

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  1. put the camera in Shutter Priority ( S) mode
  2. Set the shutter speed to 1/1000
  3. Change the focus mode to AF-C
  4. Change the shooting mode to Continuous
  5. Find your focus point.

 

Enjoy photography!!!