My Boy

21 08 2008

My boy is about to loose his first tooth. My boy is about to go to Kindergarten. Boy, oh boy!

I had fun playing with The Pioneer Woman’s Photoshop Actions. Go get them… they are awesome and they are free. This was way back when my boy was only two. Sweet.

Soft & Faded Action

PW’s B&W

Lovely Action


One of my favorite creative mom photography gurus challenged her blog readers to take photos of themselves with their children. You may think you look fat, have bad hair or too many wrinkles now, but in 10 years you’ll look back and wish you looked that way again! So if you have kids, grab the camera and set your timer or have someone take it. If you have long arms, take it yourself! Here are a few I took of us together a long long time ago.

I don’t get fancy very often, but when I do actually curl the hair and put on make-up, I like to grab a kid for a quick photo. You’ll thank yourself later when it’s one of the ONLY shots of you and your child. ha!



Fun with Photoshop and Hair

12 08 2008

I wanted to post something fun today. I love Photoshop and thought my readers would get a kick out of seeing what I take to my hair stylist. He gets excited to see what I’ll bring in each time! These aren’t the most perfect Photoshop renderings, but remember it was just for me. Not intended to be on a blog a year later.

Here is my original shot. (This is right after giving birth… so please excuse the puffiness!)

This is me on Meg Ryan’s head! I love her hair… mmm maybe with more layers I could look like this?

My hair is curly… let’s see what I’d look like if I didn’t cut layers, let it grow out and dry natural. You can see I’m playing around with going darker. No… I want something different.

How about going really short? Ewww… too round of head. Hair stylist agreed. I look like Melanie Griffith! ha! Maybe when I’m 50.

Just in case you were thinking… no I like this look. Check out the real person that goes with this head, actress Ashley Scott. Her long face and big gorgeous features make this cut look great. Now look back at mine and you’ll say ewwww too! ha.

So what was the verdict? I decided to keep the same cut and go brunette!! What a change. Yes, that’s me on the right with sis-in-law and silly nephew. It took forever to get back to my original color. So for now I’m staying blonde. One of these days I’ll go back to the dark side!