Friday, March 27, 2009

Fun with Actions

Still trying to figure these things out. I've had four versions of PSE but haven't even scratched the surface of editing.  Seems to take a lot of time but the effects can be so cool.  These actions make it so much quicker!

Coffeeshop Vignette
Coffeeshop Portrait
Coffeeshop Orton Effect (this one is cool on landscapes)
Coffeeshop Honey Retro (Fun 70s look)

Coffeeshop Creamy Cocoa B/W (a little too blown out)

This picture was taken during our wonderful January weekend away at the Cameo Heights Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ummm! Doesn't this look Yummy?

Okay, I realize it doesn't look yummy at all, but it was actually very tasty.  We had our St. Patty's day Corned Beef and Cabbage on the 18th because I forgot to put it in the crock pot on Tuesday.  I felt kind of bad for making this Brody's birthday dinner but he really liked it.  He ate his whole plate and some of mine too!  Next year we'll try to be a bit more authentic with boiled potatoes, but the mashed were good enough and quick.  Wish me luck as I prepare for 35 or so people to invade our house on Sunday!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's Official

We don't have a baby any more.  This kid is THREE today!
He really is a little boy now and sometimes it is so hard to believe that there are no more babies.  His feet are huge! When we carry him sleeping to bed, his feet hang down below Josh's waist.  He wanted super heroes and a skate board for his birthday, oh and cake, lots of cake.  I asked what he wanted for a special birthday dinner and he said CAKE!  He wouldn't be convinced that cake was the option for dessert.  I woke him up this morning by singing Happy Birthday and he mumbles sleepily "Is it time for my party?"

Happy Birthday Noah Brody!  
You are one awesome kid!

Speaking of Cute Purses...

Check out the cute one I made for our little friend Phoebe's second birthday.  After royal battles remembering how to adjust the tension on my oft abandoned sewing machine, this is what I came up with.  I would have liked a different handle, but had to work with what I had on hand.  

Now that I've cleaned up my scrap/craft space a bit, I am in the mood.  I wish I had little girls to make stuff for.  We'll have to see what I come up with for my sweet little niece Lauren in May!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I Must Have This...

Wow, long time no posting!  But when a girl finds a purse this perfect, I just have to share.

I love this yellow one for summer, too cute. I am pretty sure I'd be sticking with the boutique model even though $125 is still pretty tough to swallow for a girl who's never spent more that $35 on a purse. But I am all about the organizational aspect of it.