Tuesday Turn About #157 Summer Fun

This week’s Tuesday Turn About #157 Summer Fun features include summertime ideas, a super cute thrift store upcycle, a couple of posts to celebrate July 4th, and a lesson on cutting star fruit! Let’s get started!

Since our co-host Lynne, is away on vacation, Julie and I will each be featuring five posts! Be sure to check out the features Julie has picked on her blog.

Thanks so much for joining us each week and sharing your projects, recipes, DIYs, furniture makeovers, and inspiration! Lynne, Julie, and I really appreciate you for linking up!

Tuesday Turn About #157 Summer Fun

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Weekly Photography Tip

One of the most important tips I can offer when taking a photo is to check the perimeters and the background before pressing the shutter button.

Most of us just look at the subject and our human eye tunes out the background. But for some reason, our eye can pick out the weird thing in the background once the image has been captured.

Look past the subject and look for these things when capturing your next shot:

  • bright colored objects like a bright red toy or a neon orange micro-fiber cloth (yeah, that second one is my nemesis!)
  • an open door exposing a messy room
  • an object that doesn’t make sense in the scene

If you are shooting a tutorial, some of your images might seem ‘messy’ but the background can relate to the story of a workshop or craft room where you are completing the project. Then when you shoot the finished project, you can stage the piece with a lovely background.

This upholstery footstool is a great example.

These are just a few ideas to encourage you to check your background before taking the shot!

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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!

DIY Recycled Wine Cork American Flag

Beth from Creatively Beth came up with the cutest way to use up wine corks! Isn’t this American Flag so unique? You will have fun making this project!

Wine corks upcyled into an American Flag for patriotic home decor.

Simple Frozen Yogurt Bites

Yogurt is one of my favorite breakfast foods so I was excited to see this recipe for frozen yogurt bites at our link party this week! Thanks to Michelle from The Wooden Spoon Effect for creating this summer recipe!

Frozen strawberry vanilla yogurt bites.

Goodwill Vase Before and After

Thrifting and upcycling are popular around here. And I think Laura from Everyday Edits likes to thrift and upcycle too! She shares this vase makeover and it will inspire you to look for a vase to makeover for your home!

Upcycled thrift store vase to hold flowers.

How to Make Your Front Yard Prettier

Kathryn from The Dedicated House shares her tips to make any front yard prettier. You will enjoy the tips she shares!

Front of a house showing curb appeal

How to Cut a Starfruit

Have you ever tasted a starfruit? I haven’t but after seeing Marie from This Dear Casa show us how to cut a starfruit, I want to head over to my local grocery and purchase one! Thanks, Marie!

Bowl filled with cut star fruit.

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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  • By linking to the party, you give us permission to share your projects on our blogs and social media. We will always give proper credit with a no-pin image.

We’re looking forward to all of your fun posts this week! Give us your best!

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  1. Thanks so much for including my post about star fruit! Such an easy way to add flair to dishes. Thanks as always for hosting & sharing your photo tips.

    1. You are most welcome Marie! Thanks for sharing about the starfruit – I want to buy one now!

  2. I have the WORST time photographing items with stuff in the background. Something weird ALWAYS pops out. Like my dog’s stuffie chew toy or an ugly extension cord. Something always clutters the background. Thanks for the tip – I can totally relate. White walls – for backgrounds- are my friend.

    1. It’s a common struggle for photographers! I’m always on the look out for dog toys too Anna!

    1. Isn’t that cork flag so cute?? I’m glad you enjoyed the post Wendy – thanks for commenting!

  3. HI Cindy
    Thank you for the feature! Oh my the wine cork flag is adorable!

    1. Isn’t that flag so cute?? Everyone is loving it!

  4. Thank you for the feature and the party! Have a great week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. You are most welcome Kathryn! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Happy Fourth to you too Marie!!

  5. Cindy,
    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!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Debbie!

    1. Hope you have a great 4th too Lynne!

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