Oh happy Spring!

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Oh happy Spring, I’m so glad to see you!

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The last snow and Meeting Belle

We had two snow storms this winter, and by snow storm, I mean almost four inches of the fluffy white stuff. Snow is almost unheard of in our part of Georgia, so when it comes, its reason for celebration.

I wanted to introduce you to our newest pack member. Her name is Belle and she’s a Doberman. She just turned eight months old. You know we usually have rescue dogs, but Little Bit has always wanted a Doberman so we decided to get her one. Belle is so smart and sweet. We spent a long time looking at breeders before settling on Belle and she has lived up to all that was promised.

She’s just beautiful.

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when she’s not acting like a demented jack-rabbit

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And she fits right into the pack.

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She’s mischievous and wants to eat EVERYTHING including a metal dog brush that landed her at the vet for exploratory stomach surgery. There are days I wonder what we got ourselves into, then there’s this, which was perfect until…

Belle

she discovered the tree ;)

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Never a dull moment!

~Caroline

 

 

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Photo editing

I’m sure, like you, I take a ton of photos with my iPhone and I love to quickly edit them on the go. My favorite app for editing on the iPhone also happens to be free, bonus!

It’s Snapseed Free

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Here’s an example of a before and after of a photo I took of one of my favorite subjects this past Sunday taken with the iPhone and edited using Snapseed

PicMonkey edit2 My favorite photo editing site on the computer is free also!! it’s PicMonkey.com

Here’s another photo taken with my iPhone, but edited on my laptop using PicMonkey

PicMonkey edit PicMonkey has hundreds of editing options! You’ll love it, and it’s supper user-friendly. I use it to make all my photo colleges, you can add a frame or text, you can even remove a pesky blemish or add a little lip color. Little Bit loves to upload her photos and add hats, sunglasses and sometimes a mustache!

Have fun editing!

Caroline

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Add a little color

Little Bit wanted to re-do her room a bit and knowing she like to re-do her room just about every three month, I wanted to avoid spending a ton of money to give it “the blast of color” she wanted.

It took us about five minutes to settle on the idea of big, bright, paper flowers dotting the wall to give her the color she had envisioned.

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We had a great time folding, cutting and fluffing the giant flowers, and the effect was just what she was looking for. We also picked up a painting for $13.00 at Ross and two new green pillow at Biglots for $20.00. Combine that with the cost we had in tissue paper ($15.00) and she got what feels like a room makeover for less than $50.00.

DSC00308 The flowers couldn’t be easier to make and they go so fast! Nothing like instant gratification.

Layer several sheets of tissue paper and accordion fold them. Secure them in the center with a pipe cleaner and fluff. See, I told you, easy right?

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Want your flower to have a colored center?

DSC00318 Add a strip of stacked tissue paper to the center and cut the edges. Accordion fold, including the center stack.

DSC00319 Oh I almost forgot, if you like, trim the edges with pinking shears then accordian fold. I had to unfold, cut, and refold.

DSC00320 Secure the center with a pipe cleaner and spread out the paper.

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Fluff and

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Just imagine the possibilities for these big colorful flowers. Part of an Easter table center piece or perched on top of a gift.

Thanks for checking today!

~Caroline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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