Photoshop Before & After

The first one is SOC: Straight Out of the Camera

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It takes time and tons of work/reading…but totally worth it!

My favorite places are www.kenrockwell.com, www.lynda.com, www.paintthemoon.net, www.florabellacollection.com, and www.shop.nicholev.com

Check them out.  Photoshop and Lightroom are worth every penny.

I may start doing some tutorials on here demonstrating how I edit my photos??? What do you think?  Anyone interested?

xo Becky

Today is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!!!!

CHEERS!

HOPE YOU GOTCHA A BIG CAFFEINE JOLT 😉

OH….

Yes-I am a coffee lover indeed, but I’ve recently joined Advocare and it’s AMAZING!  The health benefits I get from the products are just….well, amazing!

So to all my lovely friends who need a good jolt in the morning you MUST try the Spark by Advocare.

I use it before I work out and it gives me much needed energy after I get off work to go to the gym.

I ordered the Mango Strawberry….it’s so good.

I made these little funnies….

Did you ever wonder how Clark Griswold got his nickname “Sparky”????  Ha ha!

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All You Can Do But Laugh

You know when you get so flustered, embarrassed, or afraid that you just don’t know what else to do but laugh?

Yeah, that happens a lot.  I don’t know what comes over me, but I’ve always been that way.  It bugs the tar outta me!  My twin sister and I used to do this all the time.  We would just look at each other and burst out laughing for no reason at all.  Just silliness I guess.  In some ways it was our way of saying “I understand”.

She’s the one that got me started in all this bloggy business.  (It’s not a business for me…and I know I do a lot of product reviews…but I’m no Scrooge McDuck!)  I struggle to find that balance of maintaining a blog that is true to myself and also have fun sometimes with reviews, which provides a little extra coffee money savings.  I think that is something every blogger struggles with.  I started my blogging journey 7 years ago.

If you would have ever told me I’d make a dime off of my hobby I’d roll my eyes and be like “riiiiiiight”.  But blogging is SO much more than that.  I’ve met people I would have never known unless I were a blogger.  People and a community that has blessed my life in so many ways.  Yet, I think I could and should be doing so much more than I have been with this blog.  I’m just grateful people care enough to read and pray for us.

I’m not perfect, and you don’t know everything about me.  I do struggle with things just like you do.  A lot of times it’s easier to express yourself through writing. I’ve said things in the past I’m not proud of and wish with all my heart I could take back….ugh.  I guess that’s the ugly thing about the Internet, they say it will always be around.  Wonder if that’s true?

At the end of the day my boys are my everything and that’s what matters most.

All of this to say THANK YOU!  And as our pastor says in church “Go find someone you’ve never met before and shake their hand & say God bless you so glad you came today!”

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She makes me laugh. *Sisters*

Friday Link Ups!

Holla!  It’s finally Friday!!!

1.  Don’t forget about the fall mug swap HERE

BE SURE TO SIGN UP 🙂
image29932.  I’ve been decorating for fall a little bit around the house.

Now if only the temps would drop it would be perfect!
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3.  I got this fun glittery fall tablecloth at HomeGoods.  I’m so addicted!  It was only $7 bucks!

D7K_4909 Go on gals….burn those pumpkin candles.

I’ve been eyeing the pumpkin chai candle from Diamond Candles…waiting for a coupon code to appear in my inbox.D7K_4911 D7K_49144.  My boy is getting so TALL!  I love these pics of him in his little pumpkin truck shirt 🙂 D7K_4917 D7K_4919

5.  Ordered this cardigan from one of my fave local boutiques, KiKi La’Rue

It’s PERFECT for fall!

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Be sure to link up with Lauren and Darci for Friday linkies 🙂