Have you seen this movie? A few weeks ago Scott was away and I rented this, not knowing what it was really about. ("This is a story of boy meets girl.") And I fell in love. It was one of those movies that I truly enjoyed, and I wished would keep going . . . . not because it didn't end the way I wanted it to, but because it was just so quirky and delightful. Definitely different, fun, and engaging. I downloaded the soundtrack on itunes and have listened to it at least 15 times in my car.
2. Photoshop Actions. For a year or longer I've been hearing about and admiring the use of photoshop actions on various photo blogs. (Actions are basically a packaged set of photo edits that you can apply with one click). But I was totally clueless. The installment and usage of these little tricks were something that seemed out of my reach in a big black void of photoshop that I knew nothing about. Then I came across a website that offered a plethora of free actions and I said, "saddle up missy, it's time to learn something new."
Thanks to Coffee Shop Actions, her free actions, and great tutorials, this is what I can do:
I have had fun playing (and learning) the past few days!
3. Lightscoop. It's this funky attachment that enables your indoor flash photos to look more natural . . . not so blown out. I took these photos in the upstairs playroom, blinds closed -- just about the worst lighting situation you can imagine.
this is literally my first picture taken with it and I am already impressed.
4. FiberOne Bars. These are so so good! Especially when you run into a pre-school mom in the grocery store who takes one look at your cart and hands you a coupon so you can get them for $1/box. (And after inspecting my cereal choices she gave me another coupon and a few tips. I came out with 10 boxes for $3!)
Note to self: do not eat more than one bar in a single day.
5. Deals. Who doesn't love a good deal? Rochelle & Aundrea taught a RS meeting a few months ago about couponing and I got organized and dabbled for a bit. Then my visit with the pre-school mom re-inspired me to evaluate my purchases. Currently, this is my favorite blog for deal-seeking (I know there are a lot out there): My Frugal Adventures. Over the last few days I ordered 105 pictures for 45 cents, purchased $75 in restaurant gift certificates for $6, and a fleece jacket for $3.39. Not too shabby!