Saturday, November 9, 2013

Day 8,9: Tonight I am../Upside Down

Day 8: Tonight I am.. reading this book.


Seriously.. read it.. it is about Triceratops gas issues.  We got it at the library!

Day 9: Upside down

Another shot from the Christmas Card photo shoot from today:


Playing with Photoshop actions

I tried to take some photos for the family Christmas card today.  And it went.. well.. okay.  The kids definitely goof off a lot more with me than with a 'stranger' photographer.

I did get a couple super cute shots of the baby and I thought it would be a good chance to try some free photoshop actions I've downloaded.

So, here is one of my favorite pics of Josh SOOC:

And here it is after a little brightening along with the Dreamy Light (to give it the sepia tones) and Coffee Shop Baby PowerderRoom2 to smooth out his skin

Here is the same thing with E:


And JJ:


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day 7: In the past

This pumpkin used to be cute.. in the past

Now it is just nasty.

You can't tell, but it previously had a dinosaur cutout and the entire thing was painted green.. but that was IN THE PAST:

Day 5, 6: Favorite Place/Reflection

I forgot to post yesterday, but there is irony that today's and yesterday's posts are the same theme, so I thought I would combine them.

Day 5: Favorite Place:
Well.. Here we are at Starbucks.  J thought it was funny to hide in the tiny sliver of the front window:

The 'official' instagram version:

Day 6: Reflection
And today, we were back again.. here I am with the baby in the Ergo.. the starbucks umbrellas are reflecting in the window of a pet store.. See the GIANT black and white cat feet in the bottom right?  That was a sign in the window.
 

I think I need to layoff the coffee! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 4: Silly

Today's prompt was silly and when I saw this elf head-band in the dollar bin at Target I knew it would be perfect.

I originally tried to get my 4 year old to put it on, but she was too embarassed.. So I put it on someone who couldn't resist:

 He was actually screaming his head off but I made crazy faces at him until I finally got a quick smile (hence the lack of focus!)  I think half of Target thought I was nuts. 

I guess I really nailed "Silly"


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day 3: Painted

I didn't actually take a picture of anything "Painted" but instead I took a photo of PAINT:





This is a photo of my garage paint stash..  Here is another photo from my garage reveal that shows what it used to look like, back when my garage was clean, and before I started hoarding paint apparently:


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Day 2: Up Close

Here is my "official" photo for today's prompt (Up Close) posted on Instagram:

Here is the uncropped/unfiltered original.  (It is a close of up my Thanksgiving mantle that I am in the middle of putting together):

I also had this shot as the runner up. It is a picture of my 4 year old putting together her Home Depot Kids Workshop project this morning. :

Both the girls built these little ships:

And here they are showing off their projects.  You can tell by the aprons that we do this every month.  I am not sure who likes it more though.. them or me!