Create Excitement While Learning, Make Memories Accessible, Sweeten the Day the Nut-Free Way and a GIVEAWAY

#PTPABTS LyveHome, Rich's Nut-Free Cookies and Sphero Giveaway

That title is a mouthful, isn't it? Going back to school is a time of transition for families but it's also a time of excitement for kids as they get ready to learn new things, make new memories and spend time with friends.  Think of this post as a helpful guide to get back into the mojo {plus there's a FREE PTPA Back to School must have Guide available for viewing and download below}.  I'll be sharing some new … [Read more...]

Picturing Life with My HTC One #VZWBuzz

Chalk in urn on black background using HTC One #VZWBuzz

Way back in the day when smartphones were just entering the market I said goodbye to my flip phone and said hello to a whole new world.  Since then I've had a few smartphones and almost 3 years ago I got my first 'advanced' {fancy schmancy} one which I had until a few weeks ago when I switched to my HTC One. I'm not much of a texter or talker when it comes to my smart phone but I do like to use mine for taking … [Read more...]

{Free} iPhone Photo and GIF Diary ~ Days

Days May 15, 2013

I ♥love♥ pictures {especially of my boys} and taking them with my iPhone is one of my favorite things to do. The other day I came across this super awesome photo and GIF diary called Days ~ I had so much fun taking pictures of my little guy at the park and seeing him 'in action' made the photos so much more special. The Days app works with just regular picture taking and if you take a series of photographs, one after the … [Read more...]

Vintage Bottle Holder, Pop Bottles and Flowers

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    I came across this chicken wire bottle holder years ago at a local merchants and move it around from the sun room, to the craft room to my kitchen and anywhere it seems to fit for the season.  I had some Coca Cola bottles saved from a while back and with the flowers blooming I thought the bottle holder and bottles would make for a pretty floral display.  I took some pictures and … [Read more...]

Photoshop Fun with Layers

Peeps in Candelabra_edited-4

I have photoshop....I use it to 'crop' and resize.......yawn....yep...that's about it.  I had to have it...had to have it...mini tantrum...had to have it....and...um..... I have no clue how to use it...I know, I know...there are tutorials...there are blogs devoted to this stuff....but if it doesn't jump out and bite me...well, read my lemon post and you may better understand where I'm going with … [Read more...]

Christmas Photography-Object Zoom

Christmas Photography ~ Object Zoom Joy

I know basically nothing about photography.  I bought an awesome camera, the Canon Digital Rebel XTi, while I still had my previous job.  It was my last splurge.  I had the camera, but never took the time to learn to use it.  I bought if for all of the endless creative possibilities and yet used the auto setting for every single picture.  The other day, I pulled out the Magic Lantern DVD  I bought when I bought the camera … [Read more...]