Saturday morning Jam session

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Sometimes I think I’m as addicted to my kid as I am to coffee.

I don’t really care to waste time wondering if that’s good to bad, but in the meantime… I thought it’d be nice if we had some photos of us doin’ what we do when we’re hanging at home on a saturday morning.  This jam session happened after we built a snow fort in the living room.  We froze our toes off the day before so I decided to be lazy and just bring the snow in so I could enjoy coffee and the couch while she enjoyed the snow.  

I think it’s important to stop organizing, stop packing, stop worrying, stop everything and just enjoy being exactly where you are right this moment.

I usually forget that and just run around the house like an  angry person and stay up all night fretting and scheming.
So for my new year, I’m going to not plan to do anything or stop doing anything.  I’m going to just try to remember to enjoy what I have today, and realize that I can live with much less.

And I’m going to put down all the sad pages…

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Along with the happy ones.

 

I’m still trying to get my december daily mini album finished, so I’ll get to that…  it’s just these darn impromptu photo shoots that get me side-tracked!

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I feel like I don’t know what the heck I scrapbooked about before Eleanor?  I don’t know what I did? lol.  I know all parents say it, but it’s so true…  have no clue what life used to be before I had a kid.  All I do know is that it’s so much better.  No matter what hard times we’re going through.

🙂  xo Fitts

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Pictures of Eleanor – Jackson Park

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I think the only way to stop me from taking pictures of Eleanor everywhere she goes is to get a puppy, or have another kid. I don’t know if it’s because I just like taking pictures… or that she’s always a willing and pose-able subject… or it’s just a mom thing. I honestly thought I’d get tired of taking her picture by now… but I honestly feel like she gets more beautiful everyday. (That’s def. a mom thing…)

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So anyway… I usually do a lot of APP editing to my photos. So the previous two photos I ran through one of my fav. photo apps called Phototoaster. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before..
But here’s one of the photos in the raw below so you can see the diff. I didn’t do much, just added one filter called Aquatic. ( my favorite filter I’ve ever come across in any app!! Who doesn’t wanna look like they’re in water? Not anyone I know!) So I think this one filter added so much! It pulled her out of all that green background and really made her the feature.

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So there are a lot of cool filters in this app… you can mess with it on your own, or they have pre-sets. Very worth the $1.99 for the 5.0 version. I’ve used the fiddlesticks out of it! I think photo apps are the only ones I pay for. Especially if you scrapbook… and are doing project life or smashing… or any of that… it’s the quickest way to edit aside from pluggin’ your camera into your computer. And most of ya’ll know how to print from your mobile devices so… what’s the prob. Spend a dollar and save your memories in a artsy way! Didn’t you just spend $1.82 on a bagel this morning? And that’s gone already isn’t it??? …thought so.

The following photos are not edited.. but I might still go back and play with em’.  I have to go through the other 70 and see if any are print-worthy.

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OH, and lemme just plug another app while I’m at it. Though this series of pictures were not edited, I did throw them into a collage app called DIPTIC. It’s basically just that… a collage app, but you can move your frames around which comes in handy. And I think you can add text… (honestly haven’t used it that much…) And it’s FREE!

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I was actually shooting in monochrome for the first half of the park visit… which I normally don’t do. I don’t know why, but I tend to edit the color mostly after… but I like the way the monochrome ones shot…

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And the hair-style she’s sporting is called… combed out after being in a bun for two days! I actually trimed it a bit this morning due to many many knots. So it was fluffier than usual.

Well I’m gonna put my cheese and crackers away and call it a night!

xo Fitter