Tuesday Turn About #150 Plants and Paint

Chuckling at myself as I read the title I just wrote! There is nothing like trying to find a connection between planting a garden and refinishing a piece of furniture! Haha!

Anyway, I have some amazing features to share with you today! An indoor succulent garden, an outdoor garden for a small area, and of course, a furniture makeover!

Tuesday Turn About #150 Plants and Paint

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Weekly Photography Tip

This week let’s chat about lenses for your DSLR camera. One of the great things about having a DSLR (I call it my ‘big camera’) is that you can change out the lenses depending on the look you are going for. Cameras often come with a kit lens that will hold you over until you can save up for a better quality lens.

A higher-quality lens can offer better aperture settings (think aperture settings like 1.8 and 2.8) which can create more background blurriness. It can also allow for faster shutter speeds.

This is a question I have been asked many, many times over the past 20 years of shooting with a DSLR (I started pre-digital with a film camera!)

“What kind of lens should I buy?

And I always say the best you can afford right now. I also recommend paying cash and avoiding paying on credit if it is possible.

After saying that, I tell each one who asks to purchase a 50mm 1.8 ‘Nifty Fifty’ lens. This lens is a workhorse for around $125 (Canon brand) Since the lens opens up to a 1.8 aperture, it creates lovely blurriness in backgrounds.

If you can stretch your business dollars, I recommend getting the 50mm 1.4 lens. It doesn’t sound like much of a difference but the aperture can really open up on this lens. It is around $399 and it is something to consider.

I started off with a 50mm 1.8 and used it for years while I saved up for the 50mm 1.4. Then I sold the 1.8 for almost the same price I paid for it originally! That helped to pay for the 1.4 🙂

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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!

Succulent Garden DIY

Do you love to garden but space and time limit you? Then you will enjoy this post from Melba at Cocoon Raw. This adorable and easy succulent garden will help to fill your gardening needs without a lot of work!

Small succulent garden sitting on a table.

Flower Bed Ideas for Small Spaces

We all have a small area somewhere in our yards that could use a little attention. Sonya writes over at SonyaBurgess.com and in this post, she will show you how to plan and plant flower beds for small spaces! She’ll also shares an uninvited guest she came across while planting her garden!

View of small flower garden.

Vintage Buffett Makeover

Niky from The House on Silverado shares this gorgeous vintage buffet makeover and I just had to share it with you! Furniture makeovers are one of my favorite things and Niky has a great tutorial for this lovely piece!

Vintage buffett wood top after makeover.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Have a great week Debbie!😊

  2. Thank for the photography tips Cindy! And for hosting the party. I love exploring the links and always discover someone new.

    1. So glad you are enjoying the photography tips Elizabeth!😊

    1. Thank you, Michelle! Honestly, taking photos of yourself is the weirdest thing to do!

  3. Thank you for sharing your photography tips with equipment ideas, I truly needed that information. I am so excited to be featured this week and really appreciate it Cindy.

    1. It was my pleasure to share your beautiful garden space, Sonya!😊

  4. I bought a 35mm 1.8 for my Nikon but a 50mm is on my wish list. Cindy, I’m curious what your thoughts are on taking photos with an iPhone 13 Pro versus a DSLR?

    1. Hi Marie! A 35mm 1.8 is on my wishlist! I will be addressing iPhone photography in the next couple of weeks. But as a quick thought, phone cameras can add a lot of distortion to an image. They are definitely handy in a pinch, but my preference is a DSLR on a tripod! 😊 Thanks for asking Marie! I appreciate the interest! Anytime you have a question, feel free to contact me!

  5. Thank you so much, Cindy, for selecting my buffet makeover as a feature! I adore all the lovely furniture rehabs you share, so I’m quite honored to be chosen!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. It was my pleasure to feature your beautiful makeover Niky! 😊

  6. I love this link party – even if I can’t submit an entry every week. I love seeing all the creative projects other bloggers submit. Thank you for hosting this link party. I know it is a lot of work.

    1. So glad you enjoy the link party, Anna!🥰