Digital Camera Basics

Digital photography is really not that different than old fashioned film photography (still my favorite). It does however, stand to reason, that there are new terms, techniques and types of equipment to learn. The digital camera comes in two different form, a point and shoot style and a single lens reflex (which is usually referred to as SLR). If you are looking for a simple, easy to use, basic digital camera – the point and shoot is definitely the style to go with. These usually range in price quite a bit, and are available by most manufacturers. They are the … Continue reading

What Advice Would You Give to Someone Just Starting Out?

Some of us here at the Home Business Blog are beginners—folks just starting out in the world of home-based businesses. Others of us have been at this a while and, when pressed, may admit to making every possible mistake that COULD be made along our bumpy path. I’m curious about what some of the veterans have learned and what sort of advice you might offer to those who are just starting out and following along in your footsteps? Hindsight is 20/20—or so that is how the saying goes. I know that I did benefit from mentors and have had plenty … Continue reading

Top Five Basic Scrapbooking Supplies

A beginner to scrapbooking can be overwhelmed by all of the tools, gadgets, embellishments and supplies that almost seem needed to create beautiful layouts. With all of the items for sale in a scrapbook shop, it’s a wonder that many people consider scrapbooking an expensive hobby. However, it really isn’t. It can be rewarding, satisfying and can preserve every memory you are desiring, for not much money at all. These are the top five basic scrapbooking supplies that you need to get started in this wonderful hobby. 1. An Album – I do not ever recommend a spiral type album … Continue reading

10 Tips For The Beginner Gardener

Summer’s bountiful crops have served as the inspiration for many of my recent blogs. But, today it dawned on me that some of you might not have a garden. Or, perhaps, you really have no desire to grow one. I would hope that this is not the case. But, if it is, consider this blog an attempt to persuade you to think otherwise. Believe me, a few years ago I would have been considered the ultimate reluctant gardener, but once you see (and eat) the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor, I guarantee you will be hooked. If you have … Continue reading