Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Well, now you can experience it all over again...on your computer! With a quick installation of a program called Poladroid, you can watch your Polaroid pictures developing on your computer monitor in no time! After you have downloaded it, just open up the program, drag & drop your picture onto the camera, wait for the picture to "snap" and then watch it develop before your eyes!
Next, since we are on the subject of PhotoShop, I would love to learn how to create my own scrapbook pages, and all of the embellishments, etc. I have not the slightest idea on how to do that, and I'm not so sure even if I knew HOW to do it, if I would be able to...I lack the artistic gene, which I would assume you would have to have to do this. Apparently my uncle (same one I just mentioned) received all of those genes for my family! Actually, if I could even put the digital kits that someone else has created to good use, I think I would be happy with that at this point.
And digital scrap booking brings me to my next thing I want to learn. I would love to be able to create my own blog design like so many other talented people do. Which leads me to my final "I wanna learn" -- HTML.
Will I ever learn how do to any of this? Who knows? I was successful in adding numbers to my comments, thanks to a tutorial I found here. (Keep in mind, you won't be able to see them unless you actually view the entire post URL, not just the comments for that post.)
I guess that's a good start...right? What do you want to learn?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Since the only way to get across town was now to drive on the interstate that now hosts the sign in the picture above, traffic was a nightmare. I called my uncle who had recently moved back to Iowa from San Francisco and told him I know have a small idea of what it was like to live in SF!
The wonderful company I work for was awesome in so many ways, by donating money to a flood recovery fund, helping out their employees who were directly affected by the flood, and by allowing anyone to take 1 day off a month, paid, to go help flood victims in our area. A group of people I work with took a day off of work to help a family owned plumbing company clean out their storage sheds. It was hard, hot, sometimes disgusting work, but we stuck it out all day long and made a lot of progress.
Yes indeed, a great city is rebuilding below that sign and many other places in Iowa.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
So, yet again my subject of this week's camera critters is my dog, Sully. One night I decided to have a photo shoot with my dog. When going back through them, I saw this classic look from my dog. Unfortunately, I looked like a dope, so I spent just a few minutes photoshopping myself out LOL.
I give you...
There are so many captions you could put under this picture!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Next, Paige over at Nurse Mommy is giving away a $30 Gift Card to My Baby Pajama's. They have some of the cutest PJs, and what a great time for a new pair with spring and summer coming! But, that's not all. Anyone who is looking for a new book to read for your child or children, Paige also has a giveaway for a free book from Barefoot Books. Make sure to check it out here.
Make sure to check out the awesome giveaway going on right now at Jolly Mom. If you ever travel short or long distances and need entertainment for you child, The Shack & Play Travel Tray by Star Kids Products is a must. What are you waiting for? Go to Jolly Mom for your chance to win!
If you want to get into shape and drop some weight, Jolly Mom has a giveaway for a great product just for you. It is called Jump Snap..and it's like a jump rope, but without the rope. Think I'm crazy, check it out for yourself and sign up to win!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In one of my recent quests for something different, I stumbled across the HomeStudio website. HomeStudio has everything I love and look for. They have a ton of unique Pendants (Jewelry)that are made out of Scrabble pieces. Not only are they unique, HomeStudio is also super affordable. One of my favorite pendants is the I'm expecting pendant. What a fun way to make an announcement to friends and family. Or to quietly say, I'm pregnant, not fat!
HomeStudio offers many different types of pendants for you to choose from. Some have written words, some have pretty bird and others just have fun designs on them. It's the perfect gift for a friend, girlfriend, daughter, wife, co-worker and I even saw one or two that would fit my hubby!
Perfect for Valentine's day is this super cute heart pendant!
Now, for your chance to win one of these awesome and unique pendants for yourself or someone you love!! All I need you to do is head over to HomeStudio, check out their selection and pick your favorite. Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which one is your fav. The winner will be receive their choice from the pendants below!!!
It's that simple!
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3-subscribe to my blog;
4-send an email to all of your friends (at least 5) and copy me; and
5-blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your post.
This giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers. If your blog profile is private, or you’re a non-blogger, please leave an email address in your comment or your entry will be disqualified. The winner will be chosen randomly on February 26th at 10:00 pm CST.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
It's been a while since I have posted for camera critters, but I'm back with some more pictures of my entertaining dog, Sully.
My husband was out doing the grocery shopping, and I called him and told him that Sully needed a new bone to chew on. So, my wonderful husband, being the great man that he is, bought Sully the best bone he could find....
I think this bone will last a while!!
I've said it time and time again...I need to loose weight and start eating healthier. I've tried many things, but just never stick to it for very long. Well, as part of one of my homework assignments for my Human Biology class, I was asked to keep track of what I ate for 3 days and evaluate it according to to updated food pyramid. So I tracked my food and then when to the Government's site. Have you been to their site lately? It is full of wonderful, interactive information. And what is most exciting to me, it also has the daily recommendations for preschoolers and older children. I have tried to find out the recommended amounts of each food group my 3 year old should be getting, but I have never been very successful. This site has a special plan just for him! So, I urge everyone to check it out and see what you have been missing! http://www.mypyramid.gov/