Friday, July 23, 2010

Editing Photos

This is what I've been doing a lot of lately. I don't mind editing photos, I actually really like playing around in photo shop and using all the fun actions that are out there. The problem is that I take a gazillion pictures and now that I have photo shop and fun actions etc. I can't seem to make much progress. Right now I'm working on our Disneyland photos from January. I seriously took over 900 pictures in 1 week. Crazy I know! So it's taking me forever to sort through, pick the good photos, edit, and organize into files so I can print them! My family is really getting tired of our Disney album sitting empty. (I bought an album in Disneyland with the idea that I'd come home and sort/edit/print our photos and put them in an album we could use right away cause I knew it would take some time to get them scrapbooked.... needless to say it's not working so well) The kids LOVED our trip and still talk about it all the time. So I've been feeling pretty guilty about the photos, hence the editing. I'm going to have to stop myself from editing all the ones I'm going to print or I'll never be done! ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!
(oh, the shot above is our little Maddie waiting in line to meet Ariel and Belle)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Making new stuff...

Even though my Etsy Shop is closed for the summer, I can't help but spend some of my evenings designing new goodies for the reopening this fall....and since fall means back to school I've been working on some new school scrapbook goodies. Here's a little sample from a new set of journaling cards I've been working on.

I'm also hoping that working on school stuff will help me to get caught up on last years unscrapped school photos before fall comes around again! ;) What crafty things have you been working on? Sometimes it's so hard for me to stay crafty during the summer, there is always so much to do outside! We've been spending most of our days playing in the lake in our backyard. We will really miss it when we move, but for now were soaking it up! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Farm Fresh

We LOVE having fresh eggs straight from our backyard! It's a great feeling to know my family is starting their days with healthy food that we provide ourselves.

Nothing like french toast made from eggs my little chicken farmers brought in from the coup topped with strawberries they picked from our favorite farm! Yummmy!

Getting chickens has been such a wonderful adventure! The kids love our "girls" and help us to take care of them. They love gathering the eggs, feeding the chickens, and they even carry them around the yard. My two oldest have started selling eggs to friends and family to earn extra money. I love that they get to see how their hard work helping raise the chickens is paying off!

Well I must dash, my daughter is throwing her doll a birthday party this morning and I am a guest! ;)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth Of July!

We are just so blessed to live in this country. I'm so thankful for each and every man and woman who has fought for us, stood for us, and died for us. It's an honor to be a part of such an amazing place! We in for lots of fun here today. First it's our neighborhood parade, followed by hanging out with friends and family, a BBQ, squirt gun fights, relaxing on the deck, and then popcorn and fireworks! I love the Fourth!! Have a very happy and safe Fourth everyone!
xoxo Renee