Tuesday Turn About #151 New Uses for Old Things

Has spring finally sprung in your neck of the woods? So many people have been saying that it seemed to take forever but spring is finally here! That’s true for Delaware too! Woohoo for spring!

And woohoo for posts about new uses for old things. You know that is one of my favorite kinds of posts!

Tuesday Turn About #151 New Uses for Old Things

Check out last week’s party for more inspiration!

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Weekly Photography Tip

After chatting about what kind of lens is the best for your photography needs last week, I figured this would be a good time to bring up self-portraits. Or in today’s terms, selfies.

It’s still weird for me to take images of myself. Ladies in my age group are not from the selfie era! But our readers, our followers, and our email subscribers want to connect with us and the best way to do that is to show your face to them!

Think about it – do you feel more connected to someone when you see their face? If you don’t see their face, do you sense a disconnect?

Listen, it’s not easy to get in front of the camera but we are bloggers and we can do the hard things!

Here are some tips that will help you! If you want to see some of this in action as I take self-portraits of myself, check out the highlight in my Instagram profile called “Selfie How-to” on my IG profile! Let me know if you have any questions!

  • position yourself in diffused side light
  • use a tripod
  • turn the camera to portrait mode (vertical) with the led screen facing you
  • place camera/lens just above your eye level
  • use a 50mm lens (the 1.4 or the 1.8 is fine!) to reduce distortion
  • look at the lens when taking the shot NOT at yourself on the screen!
  • lean towards the camera slightly
  • look up poses on Pinterest for reference
  • use a camera remote on your phone (Canon has an app!) or use a 10-second timer
  • enable the touch shutter option on your camera (or the phone app) then tap your face on the screen for perfect focus
  • have a change of tops ready! Use your time wisely while everything is set up and get several outfit changes (at least your shirts!) and several poses

I encourage you to give this a try and don’t be discouraged if the shots don’t turn out perfectly this first session. You will get better and better at this the more you practice!

Let me know if you have any selfie questions in the comments below!

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Be sure to hop on over to Julie’s blog at My Wee Abode and Lynne’s blog at My Family Thyme to check out SIX additional features from Tuesday Turnabout! If you haven’t been featured on Reinvented Delaware this week, you just might be featured on one of the other hosts’ blog!

Upcycled Vintage for Your Spring Garden

My friend Sue over at Shop at Blu has some serious upcycling skills. Like this adorable planter!! If you have little boys (and probably some girls) in your life, they would love to help you with this upcycle! Thanks for the idea Sue!

Toy truck filled with flowers.

15 Minute Fragrant Eucalyptus Shower

Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction came up with a way to turn your shower into a spa-like experience! The tutorial couldn’t be easier – what a great idea Cecilia!

Shower head with eucalyptus attached for aromatics.

World Market Whitewash & Gold Wood Bottle Taper Candle Holders

Tina blogs at The Maple Stone Home where she shares fun upcycles like this one. It’s a good thing she came across these one day while going through some drawers in her home! What a great upcycle Tina!

Restyled candle holders from World Market

Let’s start sharing! Because this is a party, we encourage all who link up to visit several other bloggers who have linked as well – comments and pins are a great way to spread the love!

Before you get started, take a look at our guidelines:

  • This party is for home decor and home-related posts only (recipes, organizing, DIY, crafts, etc.). Link up to 3 related posts. Please do not link up informational posts that do not relate to the topic.
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We’re looking forward to all of your fun posts this week! Give us your best!

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  1. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Such a beautiful blog you have Cindy. I too have that love for up cycling old things into new treasures. Thank you for inspiring me from across the country in my birth state.

    1. Thank you Wendy! It’s so awesome that you are from Delaware! I look forward to meeting you one day 😊

  3. Thank you for answering my question from last week’s party, it was very helpful!

    1. You are most welcome Marie! Anytime you have a photography question, feel fee to reach out 😊

  4. Cindy, thanks so much for the feature! I love the incredible inspo I find here every single week! Keep up the great work my friend!!

    1. You are most welcome, Sue! That truck planter is the cutest!

  5. Cindy, thanks so much for featuring my eucalyptus shower bundle! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. You are most welcome Cecilia!😊

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