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How to Photograph Rooms and Projects

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There are so many different types of photography that it takes a whole different skill set than just knowing how to use your camera. I’m going to share some tips on how to photograph rooms and projects, as this is something that bloggers deal with quite a bit! If you’ve got a home decor blog or want to share a project that will WOW on Pinterest with just a glance of one image, you must… Continue Reading

Colorful Home Office Reveal

Colorful Home Office Reveal

It’s done! Hooray! Sheesh, this room took the longest (from start to complete) just because I wanted it to perfectly represent MY personality because it is MY room. When we had just one computer, it was more of a family room, but since we moved into this home 3 years ago (when this room held our only computer) we’ve acquired a laptop, iphones, ipads, chrome book, etc. So, it’s no longer the place for everyone… Continue Reading

Kids Chalkboard Art Wall~How to turn a textured wall into a smooth wall

Chalk Art Wall

It’s time for another fun, monthly blog hop–featuring 10 of our favorite creative bloggers! This month’s theme is all things CHALKBOARD, and we just know you’ll have a blast with these projects. I’d love for you to pin our collage below, check out how to turn a textured wall into a smooth wall for a chalkboard surface (using my own paint color), and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of… Continue Reading

How to turn Images to One Color {Photoshop tip}


It’s been a while since I posted a photo tip, and this is also a Decorating with Pictures idea!  I’m so excited to share How to turn Images into One Color in Photoshop. It’s a very artistic twist for pictures, and I love how this turned out. I shared the image below on my Girls Fancy Room Makeover, and my girls think it is so fun! Since I already had my Fancy Gallery Wall in… Continue Reading

Top 12 posts of 2012

Top 12 Posts of 2012 at Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve, friends,  It’s been a fabulous year! I got to travel from New York City to Alaska, and a few other places in between. I connected with other bloggers at a few conferences, and crossed some things off my bucket list. I got to delight in the joy of my children, and have some quality time with my husband. I started painting rooms in my house, lost 25 pounds, and continue… Continue Reading