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If you think your floors are clean, you could be sadly mistaken like we were. With a puppy and three kids in the house, we have to vacuum religiously. We always thought we were doing a great job because it looked clean. And then we received the @sirenasystem and realized how wrong we really were. We used the Sirena on the carpet, the floors, our furniture and our throw rugs. You’re not going to believe what it picked up in just 20 minutes. Watch all the way through to see what was in our home. 🤢 I can’t believe we were breathing it all in. Yuck! This machine is amazing.  The Sirena is not like a traditional vacuum.  The reason traditional vacuums stop working almost instantly, is because they use bags and filters which have pores. It only takes 1/16th of an inch to clog these pours, stopping the airflow. If you have no airflow, you have no cleaning ability. The Sirena uses water to filter and contain the dirt in your house and because water has no pours, it will never clog! Plus, the Sirena is a certified stand-alone air purifier while all other vacuums are blowing bacteria into the air. The Sirena traps 99.997% of all contaminants from the air.  You need one. Visit http://sirenavacuum.com in the US or http://sirenavacuum.ca in Canada. Use code INSTA30 for 30% off!  #sirena #sirenavacuum #sirenasystem #allergies #asthma #pets #petowners #breathingproblems #gifted #woodsandwhites #housetohome #designtrends #cottagesandbungalows #inmydomaine #howyouhome #designhomewithfriends #whiteandbright #modernfarmhouse #howihaven #farmhousedecor #bhghome #inspire_me_home_decor  #livingroomsofinstagram #interior123  #wiwtoday #stylehunters #stylelook  #styledaily #livingroom

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#ad Falynn has a very short list when it comes to her favorite snacks. You might be surprised what's at the very top of that list. #ad It's not cookies. It's not chips. It's actually tomatoes! And her absolute favorite tomatoes, are Cherubs® by @NSTomatoes. Whether I fill a snack baggie up with them or create little cars out of them, with carrots and cucumbers and a toothpick, she can't get enough. They are Bright. Juicy. Irresistible. NatureSweet Tomatoes are giving their followers a chance to win weekly #NatureSweetSnackHack prizes ($150 weekly Middle School Snack Hack Prize Pack) and the Grand Prize, a #SnackHack Survival Kit which includes a year’s supply of NatureSweet tomatoes, a backpack, electronic tablet/computer to save all your snack hack ideas, and other great gifts to make on-the-go snacking easy! Hurry and enter! The sweepstakes ends September 23, 2019. https://izea.it/amKBCzG

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How would you like to win FREE glasses for your entire family?* #sponsored We recently went to our local For Eyes for our annual vision exams and had the best experience. Dr. Hanna and the opticians really made us feel comfortable and at home, especially Falynn, who had never had an eye exam before. They helped us to find our new prescription and choose the frames that looked best on us. We also sat down with Dr. Hanna to learn more about the importance of annual eye exams and the dangers of blue light. Stay tuned for our IGTV interview later this week! Also, swipe to see the first photo that Falynn ever took by herself, with my camera. Great, right?  We’ve partnered with For Eyes to give you the opportunity to win up to 6 FREE eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses valued at up to $250 each. 
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As someone that has suffered with both anxiety and depression for many years, I can tell you that there are signs that your loved one is suffering. While not everyone who exhibits these characteristics is having mental health issues, it's quite possible that those who are, exhibit many symptoms as a result of their anxiety and/or depression. Today on the blog, I’m discussing those symptoms and what to look for if you suspect you or your loved one is suffering with anxiety and/or depression. .
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In just about a month or so, we will start to look for our dream home. #ad I’m excited at the opportunities and better rates we can get because of the bump in my credit score. I’m so grateful for the @lendingtree app, which has helped me to monitor my credit score closely, so I know what needed to be improved. The LendingTree app provides all the tools you need for a better financial health. No matter where you are in your life or what big milestone is coming up, your credit is important and should always be a priority. The LendingTree app is free and signing up doesn’t affect your credit score. You can download it in the App Store (click on the #linkinbio and then on “LendingTree”). Why is your credit score important to you? .
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Thinking back to last month and our stay in that cute little airbnb, it makes me so grateful for the opportunity to blog full-time. Not only do I get to work closely with companies that I love, but occasionally I get the opportunity to take our family on a little, but much needed vacation. It really is the best job I’ve ever had. Today on the blog, I’m continuing my series for bloggers and influencers and discussing what might be the scariest part of this job… pitching companies and applying to campaigns. Head over and check out my suggestions to nail those pitches. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! .
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Today I had a plan. Wake up early, get the girls ready for their first day of school and then take the perfect first day of school picture to post on Instagram, where I would talk about how bittersweet it is to watch my girls grow up into these incredible young women. 
But things don’t always go as we plan. Instead, Falynn and Iyla woke up at 3:30am, got ready for school and then came downstairs at 5:00am to let us know they were ready. 5:00am... two and a half hours before they actually needed to be at school. I rolled myself out of bed at around 6:50am, Super Dad made me some coffee and I quickly shooed them outside so I could take a picture and realized that Falynn was in a long sleeved shirt, a jacket, jeans and old sneakers. I’m pretty sure her hair wasn’t brushed either. Lucia wasn’t awake yet so it would be the first year without a first day of school picture of all three of them. 😫 Whatever. I was tired. So I quickly took a picture (swipe to see) and got them off to school. Lucia woke up late and I couldn’t take a picture of her because my camera lens kept fogging up. When we walked back into the house, the dog escaped, making her even later. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And my coffee’s cold. Anyway, since I couldn’t get the perfect first day of school picture, I hope you enjoy this shot of the girls and Super Dad in their @swimzip.
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My girls are snackers. When they get home from school, they want to be able to grab a quick snack to take with them on the way to after-school activities, or to enjoy while they do their homework. #ad Peanut Butter is a huge hit in our home, but it can get messy, so when I found out about Windstone Farms Creamy Peanut Butter Portable Packets, I couldn't wait to grab some. Instead of making a huge mess (and forgetting to close the lid) with a regular container of peanut butter, the girls can grab one packet and easily add it to just about anything. Some of our favorites are bananas, apples, pretzels, celery or crackers. They have fun creating new combinations and I love that they come in convenient 1.15oz squeezable packets. So much less mess! They are also perfect for their lunchboxes. The peanut butter is so creamy and delicious! BTW, they are naturally gluten-free! @windstonefarms peanut butter packets are now available at your local @walmart. Make sure to pick some up, and check out our stories for a special offer from Ibotta! What will you put #WindstoneFarmsPB on?
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It Doesn’t Matter How Cute Your Kid Is

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I see SO many people complaining about not being chosen for a team and saying that their child is just as cute as the ones chosen.  NEWS FLASH people… brand repping has NOTHING to do with how cute your child is… and if I’m being completely honest here, if I, as a shop owner, was to choose based on how cute the kid was, I’d have to choose everyone because to me, all kids are beautiful! The truth is, a cute face will not sell my items… great photography will. So as long as you are focusing on the right things, you will get the attention of the shops you want to work with the most.

So if this isn’t a cute kid contest, then what can you do better?  You already know that your photography matters.  If the pictures are blurry or dark, they aren’t good enough.  If you’re using filters that alter the color of the items, that’s a no-no as well.  Shops are looking for people who are going to promote their item and provide pictures that will show off their merchandise in it’s best light. They want pictures that will show potential customers what the item looks like on a person and these potential customers rely on you to provide that visual that will be as close to the real thing as possible. Don’t let how cute your child looks in a shot, cloud your judgement, especially if the item is not in focus. You can save those pictures for yourself, but for the shops, they need great product photography that highlights their item.

When I’m taking pictures of Falynn, I’m not telling her to smile. I’m not telling her to pose.  Most of my direction sounds more like “I can’t see what your shirt says”… “Show me your glasses”… “Turn sideways so I can see the zipper on your pants”…. Basically, I’m constantly thinking about the item(s) we are photographing.  I let her be herself (as silly as she may be), while I take close ups, full body and candid shots.  I make sure that with every shoot, I have at least 2 close ups or detail shots, sometimes I’ll even take a couple of close ups of the label, if it’s sewn on the outside of the clothing because details are what make small shop items so unique and special!  I never provide pictures to a shop that has their item not fully visible. If it’s a tee shirt or a dress with a saying, the saying is always completely shown, or it’s not being sent to the shop.  They need pictures that clearly show their item, not pictures that have people guessing what that shirt or dress says. When you go to a website to shop, what do you see?  You see photos of the item that clearly show the item (the fabric, the saying, the style)… that’s exactly what you should be providing.  Great product photography with your perfect human wearing it.

Try to put yourself in a potential customers shoes.  What would you need to see in order to purchase this particular product?  Can you see the fabric?  Is the lighting complimentary to the item or is it too bright/dark?  Is the necklace right side up or did it accidentally get flipped?  Do you have too many accessories on that may take away from being able to focus on the main pieces?  Can you see the finishings, the details, the quality?  Is the background super distracting?  Pay attention!  If you can have a helper come along to keep an eye on all of the details, that helps tremendously! I usually have my 11 year old or my husband with me on shoots to make sure everything stays in place. And if you don’t have that option, just remember to keep your eye on the prize… the item or items you are photographing.  Brand repping is not about your child, it’s about the items you are photographing.  If you can remember that and focus on that during your photoshoots, you will find that you will be able to provide much better shots for the shops you are working with.  That’s what makes great brand reps, great brand reps!

What do you think about this topic? Comment below and let me know your thoughts!  Have a topic you want me to talk about? Email us! Make sure to check out the shops featured in this post and follow our daily small shop fashion on Instagram @thesmallfashionista and on our new Facebook page.

Featured image: Headband: Marsol Handmade, Dress: Bug + Wink, Cuff: Cuff Baby

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