Monthly Archives: November 2017

Alphabet- as in ABC not Google

The last Gimmie Your Best Shot for CCoH theme is “alphabet”.  Here are the 3 I sent in. I did the Cheerwine because it’s a NC company and 2017 celebrates 100 years.

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Slamming the pause button on life

I’ve had ribs go out before. It seems like if I am working extremely hard, over my ability my ribs stay where they’re supposed to.

In the past, the chiropractor could put them back in and I’d be fine in a day or two. This last one had me contemplating an ER visit when muscle spasms kicked in on top of the rib head being out.

October 23rd I did something so strenuous it sent me into immediate pain… I reached for the mouse.

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Topaz on a barn quilt square

I usually use Topaz Impressions so I wanted to try something I use less often. I took my barn square photo into Topaz black and white, and another layer into Topaz Simplify. I used layers mask to select and blend. Topaz Impressions is still my favorite but there are several of Topaz products I like to play with.

To check out Topaz – here is my referral link  to a great photo editing tool-   http://www.topazlabs.com/?hr=mQDP4 

Topaz 17 products one price on sale -use code BLACKFRIDAY17 to get 75% off.

I hate sitting at my computer editing and this simple edit took less than 15 minutes. I would’ve been quicker if I made my mind up on what filter to use but I kept clicking between a few of them. It’s nice to have such a powerful tool to make fast changes.

I love your hair… said no one ever.

That is just something I don’t hear unless someone who has straight hair thinks they’d love to have naturally curly hair with a mind of its own.

Guys- you can pretty much quit reading this post as it will probably bore you, in fact, if you’re a lucky female with beautiful thick full straight hair this isn’t for you either 🙂

On top of being curly, it’s also fine, thin, absurdly slow-growing and the back resembles a skunk stripe because it is turning gray at a completely different rate from the front. I don’t mind salt and pepper, or all white but the skunk look just isn’t going to work.

My Pinterest board on hair is here. 

I’ve been letting my hair grown out for years and now, November 2017, after the third cut by a new person it is right back to where it was two years ago.

 

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