May 2009 Archive

Fix-It Friday: #15 Little Precious

Original – “Little Precious” Here’s my “fixed” version. Using CS4, I played with curves to help with the exposure. Then, I unmasked the eyes and used the dodge tool. I increased the vibrance to bring out the color. I then used Lens Blur along with a dark vignette on the pic excluding her face. I …

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WFMW {Bathtime Battles}

This is my first time time to do Works for Me Wednesday. This week’s topic is Parenting Tip for Young Children. When my boys were younger they loved taking a bath, but neither of them liked getting out when it was time. In fact it got so bad with my first son that I came …

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Moving On Up!

Yesterday was the end of an era. Drew finished his years at elementary school. It’s hard to imagine these 5 years have gone by so fast. I can honestly look back at those 5 years and be satisfied with the education he received. For the most part he liked all his teachers and so did …

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Fix-It Friday: #14 Ponytail Princess

Original – “Ponytail Princess” Here’s my “fixed” version. Using CS4, I cropped the picture. Then I played with curves to help with the exposure. Then, I unmasked the eyes and used the dodge tool. I increased the vibrance to bring out the color. I uploaded into Picnik, where I went into Create and did the …

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May 18-22 Menu

I go through phases where I just don’t feel motivated to plan, cook, plan to cook…well you get the point. But when I don’t plan, I tend to stick with frozen pizzas and hamburger helper, so I’m thinking I need to get back into my planning mode starting this week (keeping my fingers crossed that …

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Fix-It Friday: #13 Little Beauty

Original – “Little Beauty” Here’s my “fixed” version. Using CS4, I cropped the picture. Then I played with curves to help with the exposure. I increased the vibrance to bring out the color. I rotated it some (I’m really into angles lately). I smoothed out the dirt on her arms and face and reduced the …

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Part 3 Kitchen Renovations: New Cabinets & Stuff

Ok, so here’s my 3rd and final post on my kitchen. Well, at least until we do more renovations. Here’s pics of how the cabinets look now. I’ve also posted my fav nicknacks and pictures from different angles. You can click on the pic to see larger version and most of them have notes to …

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10 on Tuesday

Haven’t done 10 on Tuesday in ages!! 10 Favorite Places to Shop 1. Walmart 2. Target 3. Sam’s 4. Hobby Lobby 5. Old Navy 6. JC Penney 7. Kroger 8. Online 9. Ross 10. Victoria Secret’s

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Happy Mother’s Day

Pics I recently scanned of my mom, back in the day! =)

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Dancing Daze

I was reading Rae Ann’s blog yesterday and she had a post about her daughter in dance costumes. Seeing those, just took me back. In fact, it did so much that I decided to pull out the old photo albums and scan pictures. I started dancing at age 3 or 4. I went to Tracy …

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He’s a Winner!

Last Friday Drew’s school held their annual Bash N Dash. We’ve actually never gone, because there’s always something going on. I was happy that we got to make it this year especially since it’s his last year there. They have a 1 mile fun run and 5K. Drew decided to do the 5K. His first …

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Part 1 Kitchen Renovations: New Appliances

Over at Kelly’s Blog she’s doing a weekly post to share different rooms of her house. I know other’s have done the Home Tours post, which I’ve wanted to do. We’ve been in this house 2 years come May 15th and we knew when we bought it there was a lot we wanted to do …

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Part 2 Kitchen Renovations: Cabinets

So the next thing on our to do list for the kitchen was to do something with the GAWD awful cabinets. We have a friend, Tony, that is into woodworking and he agreed to make new doors for out cabinets.To complement this , Gamma Cabinetry does kitchen remodeling. As you can see from the pictures …

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Soccer Tourney 2009::Peachtree City, GA

Last weekend we were in Peachtree City for a soccer tournament. I actually didn’t go up there till Saturday afternoon, because I was photographing a horse show. I was able to make it for the swim party and watched the game on Sunday. The kids had a blast in the pool even though the adults …

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Fix-It Friday: #12 My Shadow

Original – “My Shadow” Here’s my “fixed” version. Using CS4, I cropped the picture. Then I played with curves to help with the exposure. I increased the vibrance to bring out the color. I rotated it some (I’m really into angles lately). I smoothed out the dirt on her arms and face and reduced the …

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