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November 30, 2009

some more Morgan family

These pictures were so cute, but the background was terrible with the
house and car, so experimented a little and came up with these. : )

Morgan Collages

I took these pictures on saturday, So cute!! There are so many more of
these cute people!! I wanted to share these collages with her to she
which one she liked best.

November 23, 2009

I heart faces contest - Sun Flare

This weeks contest for I ♥ Faces, is Sun Flare.
I just loved the tenderness of this photo, and what the sunflare added
to the moment.
Check out Iheartfaces.com, to see some more beautifull entries!

November 19, 2009

My new desktop screen picture

My poor computer desktop screen has been black, with sparatic icons,
unorganized, messy and irritating. So I took a few minutes today to
make a new picture for the background. All my icons are now all
organized to the left of this picture.

November 18, 2009

My friend from theropersfamily.blogspot.com gave me an award!

I feel so special! Thank you Steph for this fun award! I love
following your blog too, you totally deserve this award!
She is an amazing person with 3 little kids and a heart of gold to
carry twins for another family. She was so sweet to nominate me for
this Georgeous Blogger Award too. : )

So in order to accept this, I need to tell you all 6 facts about myself.

Hmmmm......lol

Well,

#1

I am a member of a get healthy club with my sisters, mom, and a few friends and relatives. All girls. : ) We have been going for about 2 1/2 years or more now. We started with wanting to email our meals each day to eachother so we could encourage good eating, and reprimand for unhealthy choices. Its so helpfull to have to report your eating to someone each day, because it makes you think about whether you want to eat something bad or not. We have all made major changes, just from the support it provides, even when I am the only one e-mailing, lol, we have breaks every once in a while, everyone else still keeps up on the gethealthy vibes and is improving everyday. I went from eating crackers all day, to eating oatmeal and salads, and fruits and veggies on a regular basis. This isn't the only thing that has stemmed from it either. I am now very much into the natural healing and eating natures best, of herbs and whole foods. As I have practiced this, I learn more and more of the health benefits of herbs, and I have mostly eliminated things from my life, that I never thought I would. (most dairy, crackers(unless I am having a bad morning sickness day), red meat (unless I am having a bad pregnant craving), vaccinations, supplements that are not whole, like calcium tablets). I take care of my family with herbs, and essential oils for sicknesses, and preventative care now. I still struggle with a few things, but its all a practice and learn process to gain a testimony of it all. My major goals in this is to completely eliminate refined sugars, and to try a natural birth with no epidural, but instead positive thinking techniques. We will see on the birth thing. I do love an epidural. lol

I have learned so much about energy healing and tapping, rapid eye technology techniques, and they work! I am convinced there has to be a way for me to get through the pains of labor using mind over matter, but we will see. : )

#2

I tend to leave realy long posts, because I like to be very detailed if I have something important to say. : ) I am quiet in person, but I can't seem to be quiet when writing. I communicate my feelings the best with writing.

I have a secret desire to be a childrens book author someday, but my writing might be to detailed and long for them. lol Maybe I should be a novelist instead. : )

I have a poem about Drids(little people that live in my pantry and spread crumbs all over the floor while no one is looking) that I would love to turn into a book someday.

#3

You might have already noticed this one, but I love to budget! I love everything about it, love to teach what I have learned, as long as its in writing and try my best not to force it on anyone. lol

#4

I love to draw people and pictures I take. My friend invites me to scrapbooking night, and I end up drawing my pictures instead of scrapbooking them.lol I would just rather leave them unorganized on my computer, and only print them to frame them. Although when I have actually scrapbooked I do have fun doing it, my pages never end up looking as cute as everyone elses though. I would love to learn painting skills. I have a nack for art, but probably dont do it as much as I should. Taking pictures is just a much easier hobby sometimes. Point and shoot, take a hundred pictures, then have the fun of editing!

#5

I love figurine toys! I always have since I was little. The smaller the figuring the funner too, especially if it comes with a house and furniture and accessories. I always wanted polly pocket stuff when I was little, but never got any. I don't like the polly pockets they have now, they used to be smaller. : )

My house is covered in them, from Disney princesses, to little fairys, and my little pony's. I collected the movie "Cars" figures, and I now have littlest pet shop animals waiting for my 3 year olds birthday to come. I let my kids play with all of them, no sense in having a toy if it can't be played with. They do get lost sometimes, and I have a weakness for wanting to replace them. My kids love them though too, so it makes it even funner to watch their little imaginations come about and have them talk to eachother like they are real. My favorite thing to do when I was little. : )

#6

My dream one day is to have a big red dealership balloon. I don't know why but this has been a fettish of mine for a realy long time! I just want a big red balloon, and I want to see the actual size of those dealership balloons up close. There is something mysterious about them to me. I told my husband that if I don't get to see one up close before I die, that he better have one at my funeral, and attach it to my coffin and fly it. : ) I want to sit up top of it and watch all my loved ones gather together, and have a great view of them all. : ) It will be fun.

Now that you know more about my weirdness, : ) I am going to pass this award along to 6 others who's blogs are inspiring to me.

trailthrougheducation.blogspot.com

This girl is amazing with her 5 boys. She has devoted her whole motherhood to homeschooling them. They are going to public school this year, but she is continuing to teach herself things. She has a beautifull voice, and talent for music too. : )

thesixofussmiths.blogspot.com

She has a beautifull family of 4 adorable girls, and she has a beautifull talent of making cakes, crocheting and being a lovely mother. : )

whatmakesusrich.blogspot.com

she always has a positive post of her little family. She is who I learn most from with the herbs and oils, though her blog is mostly about the cute little people in her life. :)

21daystoanewme.blogspot.com

She has been most inspiring on her get healthiness. She is a part of our get healthy group, and realy focuses on doing healthy things.

lundsfordclan.blogspot.com

I love keeping up with you and your kiddos Jenny!

fourberry.blogspot.com

She always has the cutest ways of editing your pictures with frames and stuff!

November 16, 2009

Just for fun editing again

I think I like the coloring on this first one the best.

Original editing done in May.

I sometimes just like to get a dose of editing during the day for fun,
so I took this picture that I took back in May, and played with it. I
enhanced his eyes, softened his skin, added some texturing to the
fence, and played with the color a bit.

I heart faces-Autumn Beauty challange


This is the I ♥ Faces challange for this week. Autumn Beauty!
I just love leaf pictures! Lets face it, Autumn wouldn't be so
beautifull without them right? : )
This is my little cousin I did some pictures for, she was having so
much fun playing in the leaves. I think leaves on the ground are the
next best thing to playing in the snow to a kid. Don't you think she
has the cutest, deepest dimples for a little girl? She is so cute!

I think the leaves give a great background to isolate the face, the
composition I guess would be texture?

I first added a little background light to help define the leaves a
bit more, a little bloom and contrast. Then I brightened up her eyes
with the dodge and burn tool, and added a filter for color and a
border to even out the shadows.

Check out Iheartfaces.com to see some more entries!


November 6, 2009

fun editing

I decided to edit a few of my photos today for fun.
I love this picture of thing 1 and her Daddy, they have a special
relationship.:)

I heart faces-Fix it Friday

I ♥ Faces Fix-it Friday photo!


The first photo is the original.



The second is my edit, and the third my edit just sharpened a bit.

I first lightend the picture with photoscapes background button, then
I adjusted the color curve a bit to help lighten.
Then I went into my ps elements, and made the eyes pop a bit, with
using the color dodge option to lighten the iris, and then the color
burn to darken the edges. I also darkened her eye lashes a little to
make them stand out a tiny bit more.
Then I added a crackle and plastic wrap background.


Go to iheartfaces.com to see more edits for this photo!


November 3, 2009

Check out my friends blogoversary 12 month giveaway!

Hey everyone! Looking for a custom header for your blog? I know of a realy cute blog you should visit!
She is giving away a custom blog header each month, and they are realy cute!
I realy want one!! hehe
Just click on the Pieces of Me 12 month give away button on the right hand side of my blog, and it will take you to her blog. : )

November 2, 2009

My very first entry to iheartfaces.com- Balloons

This is for the I ♥ Faces contest this week,

the theme is Balloons!



So, I have been wanting to do this for a while now. I was having a
hard time figuring it out before, but I am hoping I figured it out
this time.
I took this picture on my daughters 3rd birthday this year. Her daddy
bought her a big stash of balloons for her princess party, and she
loved them!
I hope you like it! She just looked so sweet that day too in her
princess outfit!



Be sure to check out http://www.iheartfaces.com/ to see all the other fun entries!




10 elements to consider for composition of a photo.

  • Color
  • Balance
  • Space
  • Perspective
  • Framing
  • Lines /
  • Depth of Field /
  • Texture
  • Symetry
  • Pattern /

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I am a House Wife, living my dreams. I am a wife to my dear sweet husband, and I am a mother to 4 beautiful children, 3 girls and 1 boy. I love perfection, but rarely is it possible, so I strive for perfection in the process instead.