Fix-it Friday: I Heart Faces

This weeks Fix-it Friday on I heart Faces is a sweet little photo of a couple little babes! Here’s the original:


With this first fix I “de-fogged” the photo with some exposure and offset. Messed with the curves, the color, added a color filter, and then I cropped it. Tah-dah! ๐Ÿ˜‰

{First fix}

With my second fix I worked on the hue and saturation a bit and added a little soft light. Then, I cropped it asymmetrically. I love asymmetry. I know, weird thing to love. ๐Ÿ™‚

{Second fix}

Don’t forget to check out this next weeks photo challenge: Three…

Categories: photography

Thursday’s Three: My new grocery list

{Ruari at 22 weeks}

Today Ruari and I took some photos. I thought it was a perfect day for it. Good lighting! ๐Ÿ™‚ I dressed her in stripes and polka dots with a flower skirt. My friend makes fun of me because I always mix patterns in my clothing. So, I dressed Ruari like this for her today. Ha!

{“Why I oughta!”}



{Tah dah?}

{She wants to eat the camera}

{And…. she’s done.}

On to my Thursday’s Three

This weeks Thursday’s Three is inspired by a shopping list I found in my purse… it looks a lot different than my pre-baby shopping list:

{My shopping list}

– Wine
– Butter
– Chicken
– Sugar
Diaper Butt Cream
– Beer
Milk Storage Bags
– Bread

{My new life: diapers with my wine}

1) This first pick is a super sweet apron dress from Lover Dovers Clothing. This shop has some way cute pieces! Please check them out!

{Hot pink and white polka dot apron: loverdoversclothing}

2) This shopping cart cover is just what I was looking for! I love it. It comes with extra padding for the most comfortable ride, snack pocket, toy loop, matching pillow, and a carrying bag. Please check them out!

{Shopping cart cover: longlegs7}

3) Once I pick up my goodies at the grocery store I should buy these fun little recipe cards. Super cute. Check out all of their paper goodies….

{Squirrel and Bunny recipe cards: boygirlparty}

What does your shopping list look like?

Don’t forget…

Vote for my baby’s photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

Categories: photography

Vote-y Vote Vote.

Thanks for all the votes on my baby’s photo that’s up on to be a finalist for the cover. She went from like #2,000 or so 2 days ago to around #800 today. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you still think she’s cute you are more than welcome to vote for her again each day this week! Here’s the photo and here’s the link.

{Ruari at 20 weeks}


Categories: photography

Raw(e) Photo Challenge: Tattoos…

I stumbled onto this blog through someone’s blog… can’t remember who at the moment. Anyway… this photo is about the Untouched photo. This week is: tattoos…

{Me 2 years younger… May 2008}

This was taken after 2 and a half hours of tattoo fun. I still had another hour to go… I was a little spaced out…. ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, this is how it ended up…

{My tat}

Join the fun…


Categories: photography

Ruari’s first food

{Ruari at 22 weeks}

Sunday we tried out “real” food with Ruari. It went well! I think she liked it… It was so messy I’m not even sure she swallowed anything. We tried it again Monday and she loved it. I guess we’ll keep trying. ๐Ÿ™‚

{Rice cereal}

We had purchased a small box of cereal so we could try it out. Just need to mix in some breast milk:


Check the consistency….

{Looks about right}

Then feed baby:

{That was messy!}

I didn’t actually use the spoon to feed her. We had a suggestion from a fellow mom blogger, Courtney at Love Love, to use my finger to feed her. Seemed to really work! I tried a baby spoon and she started to cry… :s

{Distracted easily…}

We’ll keep trying out the cereal for a while and maybe try some other goodies as well! ๐Ÿ™‚


Categories: food