Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Learning My Camera

So we went to James' mom & dad's over the weekend for a fish fry and family time. I took the opportunity to take along my camera and play with it some. Here are some of the pictures. I am not a photo editor (yet) so these are just straight from the camera. I was shooting manual the entire time which is still slow for me. I have to think about each setting before I shoot. Its okay though, I'm still learning. Obviously there is nothing special about these pictures, I'm just having fun. Got any tips for me? Also, where is a good editing starting place?

Cori doesn't usually get to touch or play with cats...yuck 

 I can just hear her attitude through this picture
 trying to get some action shots

 getting creative LOL

 I like fire

Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey Shirts

Another Pineterst to mark off the list!!!

Turkey Shirts for the kids! I didn't come up with the idea but you can find instructions here and here.

Here are Cori and Levi's Turkey Shirts! Super cute!!

I kinda messed up on Cori's shirt...I could have put the hands more at an angle so they actually came off the turkey body....but that's okay =) She loves it and that's all that matters!! (the second of anything always turns out better)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Creating a Pin Board for "Done"

In my "Things I want" board you'll find a picture of some CUTE camo heels! If you know me, I LOVE camo and LOVE heels, although I wear flip flops more often than not. I have a closet full of heels, most that have never been worn.  Obsessed? Maybe. Don't. Judge.

Last weekend we went down to Kemah for the day with my brother, his wife and a few friends. It was actually James' and my 5 year anniversary for the day he proposed...in Kemah. We even ate outside on the deck with the ocean view where he popped the question. Special, right? If you haven't been there, you should go. A whole day full of fun!

Anyway, along the Kemah Boardwalk there are shops with the cutest stuff and I cam across my heels. $35 and I couldn't pass them up! Cori loved them too!

While I was there, I saw so much stuff that I wanted to pin - thank goodness for the pinterest app. I was able to take pictures and pin them on the spot.....here is one that I added into "Dream Home". James said if our driveway is big enough when we build our dream home (which I will now make sure of) that we can have this...I love.

yea, she pinned that!

Copying Kristen's idea of blogging about pinned creations, here is one I've done recently.

I found this on pinterest and thought it was easy enough. (Head to that blog for step by step directions!!) I've been sewing for a while now and I like to think that I'm decent at it. I just recently bought an embroidery machine (well, a year or so ago) and I am having SO much fun playing around with it.

My friend, Megan, is having a little girl soon and I knew I wanted to make her and baby Kinley something special. Unfortunately I was unable to attend her baby shower, but she assures me that she loves it as much as I did. I almost didn't want to give it way, except what would I do with a baby blanket with Kinley's name on it? Here are my pictures!!
Her room is being decorated in pink and grey!

 The burp rag how to is not on the post, but it's one of my favorite things to make!!