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First Day Of Pre-School

JBear is officially a pre-schooler as of September 6, 2012. The night before he eagerly jumped into bed, after all, he is now a big boy and big boys need to get their rest.  The next morning, he was dressed and ready to head out the door before I even brushed my hair. Yeah – he was ready to go to pre-school.  New classroom, new teacher, new friends, oh and new toys of course. As he bolted out the door, I knew I had to capture this milestone but wanted to do something more than snapping a picture as he walked down the porch steps. So when you need a some inspiration, one place to look is Pintrest (of course!). There were so many cool photo ideas (as discussed here), and of course I pinned them all.  And then I stumbled upon this one:

Pinned Image

It looked easy enough and was so stinkin cute I just had to do it.

Out came all my supplies; unfortunately I didn’t have a chalk board (I’m feeling a DIY project, right?!) so I had to improvise.

As for the writing, I soon came to realize two things: one, it is easier to fix mistakes on a chalk board, and two, my hand writing sucks.

So as I sat there, watching JBear do what he could to fix this my chicken scratch as I racked my brain trying to figure out a way to make this work, inspiration hit once again.

I grabbed the board, my camera, and JBear (of course), then headed for the beautiful outdoors.  After some tweaking, I came up with these:

All in all, they didn’t come out too bad. Of course, once the camera went up and the promise of cookies at the end of the photo shoot, my little JBear vogued , vogued, vogued! My favorite is the first one but I think after I play around more with the others they will be in the running.

So what do you guys think? Is this something you would do to document milestone moments?


Instagram: Friend Or Foe?

Oh Instagram…..why do you confuse me so????

Step 1: Successfully set up an Instagram account. Done and done (I think).

Step 2: Test it out….looking good.

Step 3: Insert it as a widget on blog……Let’s try that again….. Insert it as a widget on blog…..INSERT AS WIDGET ON BLOG!!!!!

This is where we get stuck. Apparently wordpress.com will not allow you to install Instagram on your blog in such a way that you can view the pictures on the side nav…that would be just too easy. 😉

So after reading numerous “how to’s” on linking Instagram to a WordPress blog, I stumbled across a way to add a “follow me” link. It isn’t pretty (well actually it kinda is) but it works for now.

Here is the question of the day: Instagram……love it? Or leave it?

I am still in the process of figuring out how Instagram works; how can taking pictures be so confusing??? So, click on the link and let me know what you think.


Widgets and Gadgets

I fought and fought but have finally succumbed to modern technology. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I have an iPhone. 😉 OOOOOOO…..AHHHHHH……So pretty!!

Much to my dismay….I am really loving it! 😉 I still haven’t figured out 75% of what I can do but I am getting there.

I am still perusing covers – if you know me, you know that means that I am doing multiple searches, reading reviews on which case is better, compiling a list of those I like, and eventually going to Wal-Mart to find the most inexpensive one. 😉 So far, I love these (viewed on Amazon):

I have even added Instagram to the blog, which I thought would have been very hard but was actually the easiest part.

The next step is figuring out how to add pictures to my Instagram/blog – what kind of magic is this?! 😉 Look how sad and lonely it is sitting out there. So I am putting out a “Help needed!!!” call to all my peeps: do any of you know how to add pictures to Instagram? If so – please comment below so I can start sharing and make this a happy blog once more. 😀


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