Friday, October 28, 2011

and grit.

I'm loving this commercial. I saw it at work with no sound and knew exactly what it was saying to me. I am a woman. I am strong. I am beautiful.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

i'll start my diet tomorrow.

Yep, it's that time of the year. Last year at this time I lost 18 pounds and have gained back 10 of those pesky pounds. So I decided since I got so much done on my "days off" (laundry, dishes, photo editing, vacuuming, toilet scrubbin', porch cleaned, photo shoots, and a teeny bit of knitting) that I need to focus on myself. I mean, there's something about suffocating in your stretch pants that alerts you to the fact that you need to lose weight. Not to mention when I was filling out my families health history at the doctor I wanted to cry...and that every time I have a problem (irregular periods, baseball sized cyst in my knee, abnormal heart palpitations) my weight is ALWAYS mentioned.

1. Olive oil  ✔
2. Vinegar: Red wine ✔ balsamic ✔
3. Lemons....nope
4. Dijon Mustard-YUM and ✔
5. Honey-LOCAL and double ✔✔
6. Cheese-Sadly no...I'm cheese ignorant
7. Greek yogurt-I just don't like it...
8. Fresh Herbs-Growing as we speak! ✔
9. Beans, grains, and pasta-well...surprisingly enough yes. Canned beans, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta ✔
10. Cinnamon ✔, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, and red pepper flakes ✔-oh and pure vanilla extract(I have it, but it's definitely NOT pure).

Now I just need to start a personal cookbook for the single gal. I was raised to cook for large groups. My Grandma Judy had 5 kids and at least 3 foster kids at all times. LEFTOVER HEAVEN!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

give me give me more.

Ok, I'm in love with RADLAB from Totally RAD. They make me drool like only the geekiest of the geeks can drool over software. I've seen the example videos, trial, and outcome; the only thing I can say is, when does my updated photoshop get here so I can get to work? The work flow process is amazing, the features oh so easy, and the support at Totally RAD is to die for! I mean, really, what more could a girl ask for?

For example take a look at these action samples from their site. You can easily use multiple actions on one photo, toggle from action to action while it shows the feature on the photo you wish to edit...those two features alone save enough time that I might actually get some laundry done!
ScreenshotStylets Examples