Blogging / Online Business
Gear + Software –
Canon 5D Mark III – our current favorite DSLR camera, great for photography as well as video.
We use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to edit our DSLR photos, and use A Color Story Desktop actions and presets to make editing quick and easy.
A Color Story for editing smart phone photos (avail for iOS and Android).
A Design Kit for creating designs or images for IG stories (avail for iOS only).
Cut Story for quick editing long videos for IG stories.
Blog / Website tools –
Our blog and our shop sites (for e-courses and Oui Fresh) are all WordPress. We’ve heard good things about Shopify too.
Best hosting options for bloggers as well as our recommendations.
Our CPM / banner ads are through AdThrive if you’re looking for an ad network to join.
Courses + Articles –
We share an ongoing series of Blogging Tips that we add to often.
We also share LOTS of Photography Tips.
We go much more in-depth on subjects like photography, blogging, and small business through our e-course program. You can see all our courses here.
Scrapbooking + Photo Projects –
We love these simple, colorful photo albums.
Here’s an archive of our photo projects and tutorials.
Sewing + Weaving –
If you’re looking for an embroidery machine we love the EverSewn Hero.
Beautiful looms and weaving supplies by our friend Rachel.
See all our wood working projects.
And more must-have crafting tools here.
We’d be thrilled if you checked out our cookbook, Weekday Weekend (filled with recipes for a balanced, healthy life—vegetarian friendly too).
Everyday Cooking –
Love and use rubber spatulas almost every day.
I use my food processor like crazy.
A mortar and pestle is indeed a fancy tool, but my secret not-so-fancy task I use it for is to grind up multivitamins for morning smoothies.
I use these baking sheets for EVERYTHING.
Simple, classic baking set with travel lids (bars, casseroles, etc.)
Creme brûlée or dinner parties tend to call for ramekins (I own about 16… which is probably overkill).
Meal Prep –
See all our favorite meal prep tools here.