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I love the holidays. Any holiday really. It's a great excuse to pull out our box of craft supplies that we've collected over the years and use our imaginations! And I especially love encouraging our little one’s creativity. We try to choose a few projects every year and have the girls create our holiday décor. They love that we proudly display their projects and they make a great gift for your guests, their school friends or even their favorite teachers! Hopefully you already checked out our Snowman Jars, which were a HUGE hit. Now, we're excited to share our second Christmas craft idea.. these hot cocoa reindeer jars! Everything you need to make hot cocoa, all wrapped up in a festive little jar that’s easy for the kids to make! Click the link in our bio or swipe up in stories for the step-by-step. .
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I love the holidays. Any...

There’s something about a good, homemade stuffing (or dressing as some call it) that makes the whole Thanksgiving meal that much better. I have tried a number of different types of stuffing in my years, but I always found them to be very soggy and while many love it that way, I’m just not a fan of the mush. Once we had kids and I started wanting to cook entire thanksgiving feasts by myself, I realized that without the perfect stuffing recipe, my feast was going to be more of a flop. Over the years, I finally perfected the recipe and now, I’m excited to share it with all of you on the blog today (link is in my bio or you can swipe up in stories).
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Apparently, it’s my birthday 🎂 … Isn’t it funny how as you get older, your birthday gets less and less exciting? I used to do a countdown, like a month in advance. I would remind everyone I saw. It was ridiculous. Now, if it wasn’t for the 3049823048 notifications that I get from FB, from all of the people that I haven’t heard from since last year, I might not even remember it’s my birthday at all. But since the cat’s out of the bag, yes, it’s my birthday. I’m 35 + shipping and handling and feel every bit my age, especially when I try to keep up with my kids . I’m spending the day packing for my birthday vacation (whoop!) and look forward to celebrating with my family! Since I can’t take you all with me, I’ve joined a bunch of really awesome bloggers to give away $430 on the blog today! So take a minute, click on the #linkinbio or swipe up in stories and enter to win! What would you do with the extra money?
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While I do talk about it in DMs when people reach out, it occurred to me that many of you are unaware of my other blog, @thesuperblogcoach. The story behind it is that I had a couple of incredible women who taught me what I needed to know to become a successful blogger and influencer so I could support my family through this fun career. I wanted to make sure I did the same for others. It got difficult repeating things over and over again so I decided to create a site where I would blog solely about tips for bloggers and influencers, no matter where in their journey they are. That way, I could direct people over there and they can read at their own speed. I don’t charge for any of the info. It’s totally free. Just my way of paying it forward. I hope you’ll check it out and if you have anything you’re currently struggling with, let me know. I’ll add it to my topic list for future blog posts! Now tell me, did you know about thesuperblogcoach.com?
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While there are so many reasons to love the holidays, they can be super stressful. #ad Between buying and wrapping gifts, cooking, getting the house ready and all of the gatherings, it's just go-go-go until the end of the year. I've found five ways to lessen the stress for you and your
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In honor of this smiling horse, and because yesterday’s pun tanked (guess most of you have never heard ‘what came first, the chicken or the egg?’)... today I’m sharing a horse joke. 🐎 
Once upon a time there was a rich man that was driving past a farm, he looked over and saw a beautiful stallion standing in the field. The rich man thought, ‘Wow I gotta have him’ so he pulled into the farm’s entrance. He found the owner and said, “I want that horse out yonder in that field. How much do you want for him?” The farmer said, “He don’t look to good.” “Nonsense” said the rich man “I’ll pay you $1000 for him.” “But he don’t look to good,” said the farmer. The rich man sighed and said, “$2000 dollars is my final offer.” The farmer sold the beautiful horse to the rich man. One week later the rich man came back angry as ever and said, “Darn you, you sold me a blind horse!” Then the farmer smiled and said, “I TOLD YOU HE DIDN’T LOOK TOO GOOD!!!!” .
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I just ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon.  I'll let you know.
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One thing I regret is not having newborn photos taken of all three girls. I’ve looked back at Falynn’s photos so many times over the years and they still give me all the feels. We were so blessed to have been able to have them taken by @jenpriesterphotography. Jen is so talented and really the sweetest person. I am forever grateful that she made the trip from Michigan to Florida to capture these for us. Did you have professional newborn pictures taken of your kids?
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Yep, I Edit my Photos on my iPhone

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It’s the first question I get when I meet a new rep Mama…. what do you use to edit your photos?  Well, believe it or not, all of my rep photo editing is done on my iPhone.  And today, I’m sharing my step by step editing process with you!

The key to great brand rep photos is making sure your image is as close to perfect as possible straight out of the camera.  This means you should be aware of your surroundings. Do not take a picture with something in the back with the mindset of “I’ll just photoshop that out”…. make things easy on yourself and make sure there is nothing that needs to be photoshopped out.  I’m not talking about the rude person who walked behind you or the boo boo on your child’s leg, or the tattoo you forgot to wash off… I’m talking about big ol’ items like cars, garbage cans, houses… things that will distract from the subject of your image.  First and foremost, the product you are representing and secondly, your adorable child.

Learn your camera! I was TERRIFIED of manual anything when it came to my camera, until someone was nice enough to sit down and explain the basics to me in non-photographer language (thanks Lindsay)… Once I learned how to set my ISO, aperture and shutter speed, I found that I was doing A LOT less editing.

Let me walk you through my typical editing session.  I take approx. 250 pictures of each outfit.  That may seem crazy, but I have my camera set on continuous shutter so that I can take 2-3 pictures very quickly in a row. That helps with a toddler that will not stand still for longer than 20 seconds.  I have an Eye-Fi memory card in my camera, so once I’m done with the session, I connect my iPhone to my memory card through the phone’s wi-fi and upload all of the images.  Then I sit down and go through each image through their app (it’s called Keenai) and delete any images that are blurry, don’t display the product well, or just don’t WOW me… You all know that Falynn has all kinds of personality, so I’m deleting a lot of tongue out, eyes shut, bootie in my face shots.  And what’s left is usually 20-30 images that I love that I would post on IG (but no, I don’t post them all). I post 3-4 of each outfit max (but I send all of my favorites to the shop)

For tutorial sake, I’ve chosen this image to show you how I edited this one image in approx. 1-2 minutes, just using my iPhone.

This is the image straight out of the camera.  My lighting was a little off, but it was getting dark and I was in a hurry to wrap up the session.  Normally, I would adjust my settings to get it much brighter.  Sometimes when she’s wearing something white, it’s better to go a little darker so that I don’t lose the product in the images (which has happened plenty of times).

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Beanie: Logan M Styles, Tank: Beacon Threads, Cuff: Cuff Baby, Pants: 9TwentyFiveKids, Shoes: FabKids

Next, I upload my 20-30 favorites into my Lightroom App.   The app is really user friendly! I learned how to work with it in a couple of tries.  Once I have added my pictures, I click on the first image and then select “light” from the bottom. There is a nifty little button on the top of that menu that says “AUTO”… if you click that, usually lightroom will get that image pretty close to perfect for you.  There are times where I prefer a little brighter or a little less contrast, so I’ll play with those sliders until I love the brightness of the image.  The more you play around with it, the easier this will all get, I promise!  If you took all of your images in the same lighting, there is a shortcut to use.  See those three dots at the upper right hand corner? Once you have the photo lighting exactly how you like it, click on those three dots, select “Copy Settings” and then you can go onto your next picture by swiping left, click on the dots again, and select “Paste Settings.”

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Once I’ve done that with all 20-30 pictures, I will save them all to my camera roll.  I’ll usually then delete the originals from my phone.  If you leave them there, it will be super confusing and you’ll use up all of your memory very quickly.  Next, I open my Snapseed App.  Then I select “open” at the top and choose my first photo.  I then click on the little circle with the pencil at the bottom right (that’s the edit button).

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Beanie: Logan M Styles, Tank: Beacon Threads, Cuff: Cuff Baby, Pants: 9TwentyFiveKids, Shoes: FabKids

I scroll down to the “FACE” menu and select “enhance”. I should mention that I used to use the smooth tool on Facetune to do this step but it was very time consuming and if I wasn’t careful, her skin looked unnatural.  That’s why I love Snapseed.  It actually does the work for me.

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When I click on Enhance, it brings up the following.  Face Spotlight is automatically selected for me because that’s what I use.  If you are a newbie, it may require you to select that option.  I then drag my finger to the right (you’ll see the blue bar at the top), until I get to +25.  That will make her face brighter and seems to smooth it out a little as well.

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Beanie: Logan M Styles, Tank: Beacon Threads, Cuff: Cuff Baby, Pants: 9TwentyFiveKids, Shoes: FabKids

Next, I click on the check mark and go back to the edit menu.  I scroll up to the Tools menu and click on “Details”.  This is one of those tools that I found by accident and love the effect it has on my images.  I highly recommend playing around with all of the tools and finding what you love.  Photography is art and no one should tell you exactly how your photos should look (aside from the fact that you should make sure the color of the items you are photographing are true to life… that’s a must!)

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Next, I slide my finger to the right and usually select +20 or +25 (depends on my picture). Again, something you can play around with.  I also occasionally will click on the little menu at the bottom center and select “Sharpen” and sharpen my image a bit.  Be careful with this one, too much sharpening will make your photo look over edited.  Once I’m done, I click on the check mark to save my changes.

If you find that the colors are a little off, you can use the “Tune Image” tool to fix it.  Usually I use “warmth” when my picture appears more on the blue side and that seems to fix it!  Another thing that you can play around with until you find the perfect fix.

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Beanie: Logan M Styles, Tank: Beacon Threads, Cuff: Cuff Baby, Pants: 9TwentyFiveKids, Shoes: FabKids

And that’s it for my editing! I save my image (you can choose to save over the image or save a new image).  I choose to modify the one I am working on so that I have less to delete.  Snapseed will ask you if you will allow them to modify the image. I select Modify. And that’s it… then I do it all over again with the 2nd, 3rd….. 30th image.

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My final image looks drastically different but not over edited.  If I have to edit out a boo boo or a bug or her dirty shoes (which I totally missed on this one)…  there is an incredible healing tool on Snapseed that is so easy to use!  All in all, it takes me about 1-2 minutes to edit each photo.   Hopefully this will speed up your process in some way.  I don’t expect everyone to edit exactly the same way, but I did want to show you how it is possible to edit quickly!

What do you think about editing? Is it something you love or something you dread?   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.

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Beanie: Logan M Styles, Tank: Beacon Threads, Cuff: Cuff Baby, Pants: 9TwentyFiveKids, Shoes: FabKids
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  • I think it’s become a different taste with different photography. Lovin your ideas, thanks
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  • Kylie
    February 8, 2019

    Wow it has stunning features & you have explained it very well. For baby pics still I’m using Baby Story app.

  • Danielle
    November 11, 2018

    This is very helpful! I can across your blog because I searched how to be a brand rep and this came up. I want to start my daughter in this, she is two and 1/2 but I have zero idea of how and what to do! I only use pictures I take on my I phone X and edit them with filters. I have photos of her in my account, but am realizing that I need to make her her own account, but I am nervous about doing this. Are these photo apps free or if not how much do they cost? Also is my I phone camera not enough? Should I purchase another camera? Will my go pro be good enough?

  • Marisol bahena
    May 15, 2017

    Omg this is my lifesaver I totally dread editing I have no idea how to do it, you mention layers to me and I’m done it’s just too much to absorb, but this is awesome thank you I will try it for myself ???

  • Sharon Clifford
    May 11, 2017

    Thanks so much for sharing! I just recently discovered Snapseed and haven’t done much with it but this certainly gives me the incentive to try!

    • TheSmallFashionista
      May 11, 2017

      Thank you so much for reading! Snapseed is awesome! Let me know what you think once you’ve tried it out 🙂

  • Natalie Bennett
    May 9, 2017

    Great read?? I was always curious what your editing process was.

  • Renard Moreau
    May 9, 2017

    [ Smiles ] Now, that is pretty impressive. You are doing a marvellous job of editing photos on your iPhone.

    I have to use a laptop computer with a photo editing program in order to do that sort of thing.

    Do keep up the good work!

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