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How to take Fireworks Photos

June 29, 2015
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In honor of the Fourth of July, here are three ways to perfectly capture the magic of fireworks — with your DSLR, Point & Shoot, or iPhone! Fireworks shows don’t last long, so make sure you’re prepared with the perfect settings for fireworks photos in any situation.   DSLR Here are my go-to settings for […]

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How to Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps {New Google My Maps Tutorial}

April 24, 2015
SUPER helpful tutorial to create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps. A MUST have if you've got a trip coming up! Works with the NEW Google My Maps!

If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, sights I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and more […]

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How to Customize Your AdThrive Mobile Theme

April 17, 2015
How to Customize Your AdThrive Mobile Theme

Hey guys! Some of you may have noticed my mobile site has a new look. I’m kind of digging it! :) What do you think? I know a few of my blogging friends are on AdThrive Mobile and might want to customize their theme, too. So I thought I’d share how I did mine. I know […]

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10 Most Popular Tutorials of 2014

January 1, 2015
What settings to use for silhouette pictures!

Happy New Year!!! So excited for 2015!! On Monday I shared our 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2014. Today I’m sharing our 10 Most Popular Tutorials. These were the most viewed pages on our site in 2014. If you’re new to Kevin & Amanda, this post is a great way to familiarize yourself with our […]

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{Party Trick} How to Whistle REALLY LOUD!

December 3, 2014
If you've ever wanted to be able to whistle REALLY LOUD, this video will show you exactly how!

I have ALWAYS wanted to be able to whistle REALLY loudly. You know that super loud, piercing whistle that can call dogs from miles away? Or get a whole group of peoples’ attention? Or call your family members from across a field? I’ve always wanted to be able to do that. I never knew how, […]

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This Hack For Scheduling Facebook Posts with Pin It Link Will Save You Hours!

July 23, 2014
The Buffer Scheduling Hack You NEED To Know

Hey guys! Today I’m going to show you my trick for quickly and easily scheduling posts on Facebook that have both the Get the Recipe link and the Pin for Later link. Just paste one link and this trick will automatically format the post with the description, Get the Recipe link and the Pin for […]

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Awesome New Feature on Kevin & Amanda + $1000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway to Celebrate! (Winners Announced!)

March 6, 2014
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Today I am introducing CliqueMe, an awesome new feature on Kevin & Amanda! PLUS stay tuned below to enter for a chance to win a $1000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway AND an entire SimpleHuman smart kitchen makeover!! ($800+ value) It’s easy to enter — there’s only one entry and this giveaway is only on Kevin […]

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What Settings Should I Use for Silhouette Photos

October 28, 2013
What settings to use for silhouette pictures!

A few weeks ago I posted this photo on my Instagram account, and several of you requested a tutorial on settings to use for silhouette photos. I took this particular photo with my iPhone, so I decided I would share a tutorial for both! :) Below I will you show you my 4 easy steps […]

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How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog’s Busiest Day of the Week

October 21, 2013
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I had no idea you could do this with just one click! This isn’t really so much of a tutorial as it is a link, lol! Just one click and you can find out your blog’s busiest days of the week. Make sure you have Google Analytics installed on your blog and that you are […]

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How to Make an Animated Image

February 14, 2013
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Press ESC to pause animation. You guys know I love my animated images, like this How to Frost a Cupcake Animated Gif, and who could forget this one of Gaby eating a cricket??! Animated images (à la the Vine app) are all the rage right now! :) But I bet you didn’t know how so […]

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How to Take Tack-Sharp Action Photos

February 5, 2013
How to Get Tack-Sharp Action Photos in Five Easy Steps

  You guys know I love taking photos of Miley and Howie running around like lunatics in the backyard. If you’ve ever wondered what the best settings to use to get action photos sharp and in focus were, here’s my go-to recipe for tack-sharp action photos. I use these five simple settings every single time. […]

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Add a Pinterest Mouseover Button to Your Blog Images

January 15, 2013
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Follow Kevin and Amanda on Pinterest. Have you noticed this trend on blogs lately? This is a new feature I’ve seen popping up everywhere. When you put your mouse over an image on the blog, a Pinterest logo pops up prompting you to “Pin” the image. At first I wasn’t sure if I loved this […]

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How to Brighten a Dark Subject on a Light Background

December 20, 2012
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If you’ve ever tried to take a picture of anything against a bright background, no doubt you’ve run into this problem. Either the background is just right but your subject is TOO DARK, or your subject is fine, but the background is TOO BRIGHT. It’s hard to take pictures in this tricky lighting situation because […]

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8 Tutorials to Get Beautiful Holiday Photos

November 21, 2012
8 Tutorials You Need To Get Beautiful Holiday Photos

  Happy Day Before Thanksgiving! In our family we always try to take our holiday card photos over Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity for family photos, because it’s when everyone is all together under one roof. If you’re planning on taking any family photos this weekend, or if you’d like a few good holiday […]

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How to Remotely Access Your Computer for FREE from your Phone

September 20, 2012
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Hey guys! My awesome neighbor Stephanie just showed me the coolest app, and I HAD to tell you guys about it! Stephanie has her own amazing crafty/foodie/tutorial blog where she writes about everything that makes her smile, so I thought I’d let her tell you about this app herself. I am using this app CONSTANTLY […]

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How to See If Your Photos Are Being Used On Another Site

September 12, 2012
How to See If Your Photos Are Being Used on Another Site -- A Reverse Image Search Tutorial

Pin It I’ve got a super quick and easy tutorial for you today. This is a cool trick I’ve been using a lot lately, and I thought I’d pass on this neat tool to you just in case you’ve ever wondered how to do this. Did you know there’s a really simple way to see […]

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My Favorite Camera Apps for iPhone and Android

August 16, 2012
Best Camera Apps for iPhone and Android

I love taking photos with my camera phone. While it’ll never take the place of my big camera, it’s great for those times when I don’t have my big camera with me, or when I want to share a photo instantly. I love that I can snap, edit, and upload a photo to share with […]

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Girls Week in NYC

April 3, 2012
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Last week I had such a fun opportunity to tag along with my sweet friend and neighbor Stephanie to NYC. She travels to all sorts of fun places for work, and when she slyly told me she was heading to NYC on her next fabulous trip, you know there was no way I was letting […]

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Clean Color by Erin Cobb (Winner Announced!)

March 15, 2012
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*I’m letting my sweet, talented friend Erin take over my blog today while I plan a fun surprise for you guys next week. :) Take it away, Erin! Hi Guys! My name is Erin Cobb and I’ve had the honor of knowing Amanda for about two years now. She’s truly one of the most creative, […]

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How To See Who Visits Your Blog

February 2, 2012
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If you’ve ever wondered who visits your blog, there’s a fun site you can use to see what your readers are interested in — and what they like most about your site. By placing the invisible code on your site, you’ll get answers to questions like: How many people visited my blog today? Who links […]

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