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This is my entry for this week’s I Heart Faces contest. The theme is “play” and the first thing that came to mind was this photo of Kaylee that I took last week. She was being silly as usual. I love how she happened to have the shapes of an X and O. So sweet!
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I often get emails from friends asking me to retouch their personal photos. While I’m happy to oblige, I’m definitely not a pro by any means in PhotoShop. I have a few tricks up my sleeve for getting rid of unwanteds, but trust me, it’s nothing really sophisticated or fancy. I’m self taught on PS, you know!
Here’s an email I got over the weekend… “Anyway to brighten this up? Maybe get rid of the legs behind him? I’m sending you the link to the web album too. Could you just give me some pointers…aside from get a faster camera! Thanks!”
Happy Monday, Everyone! Make it a great week!
Okay, so I don’t know if you’d call it a “milestone”, but today was a big day. My daughter, Kaylee, got her ears pierced. She’s told me for over a year that she had planned to get her ears pierced when she turned 5. The past month or so she had a change of heart and decided that the optimal time was to do it at the ripe age of 4. So I nervously took her to the mall (gasp) to get her ears pierced. Now I’m normally a really laid back kind of mom, but today I was “that” mom. After badgering the poor lady at the store with a serious of questions and carefully monitoring where the placement of the holes were to go, I held onto Kaylee tightly and braced myself. Everything went smoothly of course and before I knew it Kaylee was donning her new pink gemstone earrings.
I can’t help but get a little emotional. My baby is not such a baby anymore. She’s growing up so fast. She seems so mature and wise beyond her years. Just the changes in the past two weeks have been incredible. Who new 4 was the new 30?
This is going to be a big year for my family. My husband, Steve, decided to fulfill a dream and open up a surf shop. I need to preface this by saying what an avid surfer he is. He lives in the water. I often joke that I’m a “surf widow”. Many of my friends are still skeptical that he even exists since half of them have never met him, let alone seen him. So, opening a shop seems like a perfect fit for him. The shop is going to be in Hobe Sound, FL, which is about 14 miles north of Jupiter. Great location near the beach. This place has a lot of history, too. It was built, I believe, in the 70′s and has been a doctor’s office, library and most recently a barber shop. Pretty soon the buildout will begin to transform it into Refuge Surf Shop. He’s hoping to open in March 2010.
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I’m planning my daughter’s 4th birthday party. She wants a Disney Princess theme. We went over the details and she was very specific about what she wanted and decided that it was a girly affair so no boys were allowed. I might have gone a little overboard on the theme. It’s going to be Disney Princess on crack. Seriously. I’ll have to take a photo of the load of party favors I picked up yesterday. Ridiculous, but I love it!