Instead of answering questions about what resources we use to make Tea with Mum work, we thought it would be easier to share our blogging resources all in one place – right here.
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We use and love the Mia theme by 17th Avenue Designs. All of their themes are great, but the Mia theme was the one that fit best with our direction. It comes with a free Genesis parent theme (a big win!) and is very easy to install. Their support team has been great, too!
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Unless otherwise stated, the recipes showcased on Tea with Mum are my own. To provide them in an easy to print, find and save theme, I use the WP Recipe Maker Plug-in.
I can draw, but not well enough to have made the watercolour images we use on our Little helpers and for our categories. Most of the watercolour images awe use are from the talented Jade from Paper Sphinx.
You can find her gorgeous range of watercolour images here.
This photo and others are made using a free program: LunaPic.
Some of the photos use don this site are stock photos, but many, especially travel and recipe photos, we have taken ourselves.
My favourite camera is my Canon DSLR. I have an older model, but would love to upgrade for one that has wifi too at some stage (I can just imagine the time I will save!). My favourite lenses are my 70-300mm zoom lens (for travelling) and my 50mm fixed lens for food photography.
Of course, a lot of our photos are are still taken with my or Peter’s iPhones.
Site graphics and pins
I use Canva to create the pins and graphics I use on the site. the free version is great, especially when you are just starting your blogging journey. I recently upgraded to Canva Pro and it is one of the easiest blogging resources I use.
I also use Lightroom to edit photos and have developed a number of presets. Would you be interested in purchasing some?
In some cases we’ve created watercolour lettering, such as our little tea cup in our logo. This was made using another wonderful free program, photopea.
Most of the fonts we use are free fonts that you can find on dafont.com.
A couple of fonts have been purchased on Creative Market. Sign up for their Monday freebies, which often includes wonderful fonts. Creative Market is one of the favourite blogging resources for many bloggers for fonts, images, templates and more!