Photoshoot and Photoshop

This post could be alternatively titled, "How to stage a photoshoot at Restoration Hardware." For Valentine's Day, I'd had this very specific image of a photo I wanted of Jaye. Her in her gorgeous pink dress in the perfect romantic chair with just the right feel. It was going to be awesome. The only problem was that I didn't own any such chair. But you know where such chairs do exist? In stores. So I dolled Jaye up and headed to the mall. We stopped at Crate and Barrel and Restoration … [Read more...]

How to make a coloring book from photos

[pinit] Did you know you can make a coloring book out of your own pictures? I found this idea on Pinterest (of course) and knew I had to try it for our niece Zadie. The idea of a coloring book with pictures of family and friends seemed like something Zadie would get a kick out of. Pinterest led me to a lifehacker tutorial on creating coloring book pages from photos. I just followed that tutorial. I don't know much about Photoshop, but it was pretty simple. Some of my pictures worked better … [Read more...]

Bar Exam Survival Basket

My best friend Laura is taking the Texas Bar Exam in two weeks. So I put together a little bar exam survival basket for her.I included: Burt's Bee's lotion, Laffy Taffy (Laura's favorite candy), Lifesaver's mints (another favorite), Halls Vitamin C drops and antibacterial stuff (to keep Laura from getting sick on the flight to Texas), some caffeine (for obvious reasons), a Groupon to a delicious Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas, our Netflix password, Kleenex, a pencil sharpener, and the most awesome … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to our house!

I saw this awesome prints from LovelyMPLS on Etsy one day and bought them for Phil for Christmas. But then I had to get him something else because really I just bought them because I love them. And they are even cooler in person because the gold is shiny and the details in the pictures are so interesting. … [Read more...]