Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Photo Editing

I can be stubborn. Really. But, I am slowly learning to give in a little. Here's an example. I have ALWAYS loved photos. I would spend hours looking at the photo albums at my grandma's house. When I finally picked up a camera of my own, I was hooked. I don't know much about the "mechanics" of the camera or all the photography lingo...aperture, white balance, flash compensation!!??? I just like to take a good picture and consider myself to have a "good eye". I really don't know what I'm doing, but I like the majority of my pictures. I always felt like editing was "cheating". Did I mention I can be stubborn!? So, I put it off for a really long time...until I found picnik. Then I began to give into my stubbornness. I'm even thinking of taking a couple of classes to actually learn what all those words mean AND how to make the best of photo editing. What programs do you use to edit? Have you taken photography classes? Did you find them helpful?

This is where editing comes in handy. My cousin got married on Friday (and she was STUNNING!!). She was getting dressed in a room in the church basement...a Child's Nursery/Sunday School Room. I looked up to see her mother looking at her. I had to take the picture...it was just one of those moments that needed to be captured. But, a "good eye" couldn't get rid of the rainbow border and stars on the wall...


I told you she was stunning, didn't I!!!??

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pancake Spatula

My cousin is getting married at the end of the month (Congratulations, Jenny!), so I was looking at her gift registry online. I always think this is so much fun...do you? It made me start thinking about some of my favorite wedding gifts and kitchen gadgets. This is one of my FAVORITES...

It's a PANCAKE SPATULA from Crate & Barrel, given to us by a friend that knows how much we LOVE pancakes! You can read about our favorite pancake mix in this blog post and then you should go get some (you can even have it shipped to you)!!

This spatula is the perfect size for flipping pancakes. The WHOLE pancake fits on it, so no flopping and breaking!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

Now to find a good griddle...ours broke. Pancake Deprivation is setting in.