Monday, February 15, 2010

{TEN} on Tuesday

I'm borrowing this {10} on Tuesday idea from my friend, Bethany! I borrowed it from her before (back when I first started blogging), but could never come up with 10 things, so I always did a "Three on Thursday" post! It's almost Tuesday, so, let's see...

{1} Blog design...
The past few weeks, I have been helping some friends spruce up their blogs! I had this blog designed by Rita of Coffeeshop several months ago, and just love it! Since then, I've learned a LOT about Blogger from her tutorials. Thanks to all of her tips and guides, I was able to give my photoblog a face-lift a few weeks ago. I really wanted her to just do it for me, but she was very busy, so I braved it on my own. She was so sweet to always be just an email away when I needed help! I was up VERY late many nights in a row getting it finished. I would go cross-eyed looking at html code, and was seeing html in my sleep for days after that! It was a lot of work, but I am a control freak/perfectionist, so it's probably best I did it myself.

I'd had a few blogger friends come to me with questions about making custom headers and layouts, so I was happy to help. I just love to design things. Being creative is like my drug! And it's even better when I can do it as a favor for someone else!

A Day in the Life---a super sweet girl that happens to live down the street from me :)
I gave her whole blog a facelift, and made a custom header.

The Curtis 6---Danelle and her adorable family
I made a custom header for her.

{2} Lunch Conversation with Barrett...
Me: Barrett, do you want some apple juice with your lunch?
Barrett: Yes, Mommy. Apple juice.
(I bring the juice box to the table)
Barrett: Gnama, apple juice!
Me: Yes, Grandma gave you this juice box with your Valentine bag!
Barrett: Tank eww, Gnama
(B takes a drink and looks at the box)
Barrett: Elmo!
Me: Yes, Elmo's on there, isn't he?
Barrett: Towboy hat. Elmo. Cuuute!

{3} DiRtY Jeep...
The weather on Saturday was awesome, so I decided to take advantage of it and give the jeep a much needed cleaning! Having my car a dirty mess drives me CRAZY! I think I get this from my dad! Before Barrett, I used to vacuum it out and wipe down everything at least once a month. But, I certainly don't have time for that anymore. It had been months since it was cleaned. Luckily I haven't had any clients riding with me for a while, because it was embarrassing! Trash in the console. Toys, books and crumbs everywhere around Barrett's seat! I really need to quit letting him snack in his seat! Anyway, it's all clean now. Even if I have nowhere to go, I just want to drive around to enjoy it!

{4} Barrett's hat on Etsy...
I was browsing Etsy the other day, looking for a gift for a friend...and came across MY son's picture! I had totally forgotten I sent a few pictures of him to the lady that made his knit visor beanie. I love it that she's using them! I get a discount on future orders with her, for letting her use the photos! If you are in the market for an adorable hat, check out her Etsy shop.

{5} Reality TV...
I have always admitted I love reality tv, I just didn't realize how much until recently. I started thinking about some of my favorite shows...and I think there are only a couple (How I Met Your Mother and Gary Unmarried) that are NOT reality.
Here are some of my current faves:
American Idol--We've watched every season of this except the very first one. I'm not a fan of the audition rounds...they are just cruel, and even though most of those people bring it on themselves, I feel horrible laughing at them. Hollywood week is going on now, and it's full of drama. I'm excited for the actual competition to start soon though! New judge, Ellen-Love her!
THIS GIRL {Didi Benami} is one of my favorites so far. We'll see if she makes the top 12.
Survivor: Heros vs. Villains--It's been a few seasons since we watched this show, but they're bringing back some favorites in this 20th season!
Giuliana & Bill--This show just cracks me up! I've been a fan of Bill since he was on The Apprentice ( I think that was the only season of that I watched). They're adorable together. I'm watching last nights episode as I type this :)
The Bachelor-- It's getting close to the end! Only two girls are left...I won't say who, in case anyone reading is behind on their dvr'd shows!
The Amazing Race--We haven't watched this for several seasons either. Only because there are just too many good shows! I wouldn't have time for any of these without dvr. I just heard that my boyfriend, Jeff (from Big Brother) is on with I will certainly watch now!!

{6} Guest blogger on Scrap*Funattic...
I was asked to do a guest blogger post on another blog this week! I've never done anything like this before, so I'm a bit nervous...but excited too! Scrap*Funattic is an awesome scrapbooking store in Andover. The girls there are so sweet and they always have everything you could want/need in the store! Last fall, I took a basic photography class there. Danelle is in charge of the blog, and as asked me to do the guest post. I have also been working on sprucing up the Attic blog!

{7} Canvas Wraps...
My printing lab is having a SALE on canvas gallery wraps this week! I am thinking about ordering some for our bedroom. Since the makeover in November, I've never decided what to put on the walls! I'm a photographer and have an Interior Design'd think this would be easy for me. BUT I'm having a hard time deciding on pictures and where I want them hung! I need my sister-in-law, Jennifer to help! Jenn, get down here!

{8} 2009 Blog book...
Oh, the blog book! Not much to say about this. I've got it all loaded, but still need to go in and tweak things before I can order it. On one hand, I'm excited to get the '09 book, now that I know what to expect...but on the other hand, I'm overwhelmed with the process! After just finishing the 2008 on in December, I think I need a little bit longer to "rest" before I dive back into the program.

{9} Half Mexican...
I think we might be part Mexican! I have been making Mexican dishes for supper a LOT lately, and it never gets old. We don't go out for dinner very often, but when we do, it's usually Mexican. (that's where we went with my parents tonight). So, you'd think for meals at home we would want something different! Nope! Tacos, enchiladas, homemade salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, it all! I have avocados on hand all the time! If you have a yummy Mexican recipe, send it my way! Justin might appreciate a little variety in the Mexican diet!

{10} Barrett's two year pics...
We took Barrett out for pictures on Saturday afternoon, since the weather was so beautiful! I always have such high expectations for my own family sessions, and I tend to get stressed. This time, I tried to just go with the flow...and made sure to hand the camera over to Justin too! I don't love being on the other side of the camera, but I would be sad if I didn't have pictures of me and my boy! I started editing the session last night, and I am in LOVE! Can't wait to share some of my favorites soon!!

Okay, here's a tiny {sneak}...


  1. Can't wait to see the rest of the family pictures!! What a cutie Barrett is!! My goodness; just precious! I totally am with you on the mexican food thing; Shane and I could eat it every day! And some day, I may have to get with you on how to spruce up my blog! The process sounds too exhausting right now though; I'm just plain ole tired! :) I'm sure I'll be even more tired after the baby gets here though...haha....maybe I'll just have to pay you to do it for me! :)

  2. Lovin the ten on Tuesday!!! Especially #1!! You are soo good at what you do! Thank you again and if you ever need some "paper designing" done you CALL ME!!! Cause that is MY DRUG!! :)

  3. HELLO HELLO! Okay, so glad you hopped back on the bandwagon this week! YAY!! I love Ten on Tuesday! SO.MUCH.FUN!

    First of all, I had no idea you had been doing some header design! That's way fun! I hopped over to each of those blogs and I have to tell you that the Curtis Six TOTALLY had me with their names! Seriously! Adler and Paisley have BOTH been on my list!! And in case you are wondering, no, we aren't using either! :) And that is all I can tell you!! But I love them!!

    And Barrett's pics!! YAY! Can't wait to see more! Where did you end up taking him? It looks super cool! Since my kids are a bit older, I gave up a LONG time ago with having expectations! That just stresses me out and makes me cranky and then I am disappointed!! you, I just go with the flow! It makes it so much more enjoyable!!

    Hope you are having a fab Tuesday girlie!! Chat soon!

  4. Jenny-you'll have to let me know if you're in town sometime and we can go have Mexican together and catch up! I just saw Tessa last night while were were out with my parents and her sweet baby!!! Oh-I'd be happy to help with your header anytime! Just holla! No payment required!

    Danelle-I will certainly keep you in mind if I need some paper designing! Our drugs are good :)

    Bethany-Yes, the header design is fun. Like I don't already have enough to do...but I just NEED to be constantly designing. So while my photography stuff is slow, I've been dabbling in this! Aren't the Curtis family names adorable!! She has a Crosby too-love it! I owe you an email soon. More to chat about :)

  5. Yeah, all the pic came I can leave a comment! Love the 10 on Tuesday--I might have to put you to work on my header?!?! The pico looks yummy! Love the new pics..where did you take them at? Chat with you soon!

  6. I have recd TONS of compliments on my blog header and the Attics rocks too!! Thanks for everything, when things calm down I will be ordering pics XOXO


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