Now that "planking" is a gone, "owling" was weird, enter the cutest of all photo trends:
HOW IT STARTED:
Baby Mugging has blown up, all thanks to mommy blogger, Ilana of MommyShorts, who wanted something more fun and light-hearted to blog about after the tragedies if the Boston Bombing. Enter her post of a picture of her baby "in a mug". And the trend was born! Thank you Ilana for the
NOW LET'S HELP YOU GET THE CUTEST "BABYMUGGIN" PICTURE, so youmake all your friends and family, squeal with cuteness overload!
WHAT YOU NEED:
• camera (most likely your cell phone)
• baby, kid, or well, let;s just open this up a bit more, and kid, any age, even try "grandma mugging", ha ha ha!
• a mug -preferably a cute or funny one for optimal cuteness factor
•optional- apps of cuteness which I will mention below
3 STEPS TO THE CUTEST BABY MUGGING PICTURE:
STEP #1: PLACE YOUR BABY (or Granny, puppy, kitten, teenager, it could happen) ON THE FLOOR OR BED, A RUG, OR EVEN A PLAIN SHEET ON THE FLOOR OR BED.
• I'd opt for a bed if you only have hardwood floors- that's not comfy cozy.
STEP #2: HOLD UP YOUR FAVORITE MUG SO IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR BABY IS INSIDE, PEEKING OUT OF, OR SITTING INSIDE THE MUG.
• Make sure you cover all their "inside the mug parts"- legs, feet and such...or it will look like this:
*note the leg outside the cup- babymugging FAIL!
•Make sure your camera doesn't focus on just the baby or just the mug, then it doesn't look so good, like this: (Ellie is all blurry, but the MUSTACHE MUG I made is looking crisper than a potato chip!
*you could sit larger kids and place mug in front of them on a table, so it look like their lined up inside the mugs.
*have older kids (if your teenager wants to!?!) sit on a chair or bench and make it look like they are sitting on the edge, or falling into the cup (arms up in the air)
STEP #3. ADD A LITTLE DAZZLE WITH SOME APPS
This picture is before:
Bokehful It's 99 cents, but worth every single penny! (you can add hearts, stars and more)
•I also LOVE the app: AFTERLIGHT again, it might be the best 99 cents you spend! It puts INSTAGRAM filters to shame! You can lower the amount of the filter, brighten contrast, exposure- it's like a mini photoshop for your phone!
I am officially a BABYMUGGING fan! If you follow me on INSTAGRAM, you just might see what other fun babymuging ideas I can come up with! ha ha ha
•If you post any BABYMUGGING pics, I want to see! Put #babymugging or #babymuggin and #kandeejohnson in your photo description so I can see all my kandee-family-of-cuties!
Hugs and mugs of babies, your Kandee
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