Meet Baby Porter

You might remember this belly from this post HERE.

Well, the bun is out of the oven and I have never seen a cuter little bun... errrr... I mean, baby ever. I just want to eat his little fingers and toes. I say that in the most non-cannibalistic way possible.

This baby is a beautiful little miracle and I got to witness his birth.
For more of the story, pictures, and to see me in an awesome hair net click HERE.

Now onto the baby,

Raise your hand if you're baby hungry!



In reference to my Out & About post Ashley asked, "Do you mind telling me where you get your texture actions? Thanks!"

Funny you say texture actions because you just reminded me that I have a texture action sitting in a lonely little corner all by itself somewhere in my Photoshop Action file. I guess I should bring it out, dust it off and use it every now and then. I usually just add the texture myself, but it would make more sense to use the action and it would be a lot more time efficient.

Where, you ask, can I find this awesome time saving texture action? Well, you can find it right H E R E. It is one of Nicole V.'s freebie actions. It's great!

I have a large collection of textures (I think it's more like a bad addiction). I have a couple of favorites; this first texture is one of them. I used this texture on my Out & About post.

I also layered this texture on top of the other texture.

I can't remember where I downloaded these from, so I can't give credit where credit is due. Sorry.

If you want to use these textures just right click and save. And if you want to start the bad habit of hoarding textures like me you can check out these two sites cgtextures.com and textureking.com. There are a whole lot more free textures out there for you to look through, but lets start small. I want to ease you into the addiction, and if your texture saving gets waaaay out of control we can start a support group.

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How about a picture? Here's one from the archives.

This was taken back in the day where we, OK, I prayed every night for Macie's hair to grow. It took a good two and a half years, but I think we are finally getting there.

I just adore this shot!


A Flower From Me to You

Actually, the flowers are from Nate to me to you, but we don't need to get technical here. :)

For the image above and the image below I used a dry brush filter in Photoshop to give it the painted effect.

I'm thinking that this one might find itself on my wall somewhere.

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope your day is filled with plenty of
L O V E, C H O C O L A T E S, and ummm, D I E T COKE!


Out and About

We went out for a little walk the other day. When we returned home from our around-the-block adventure the kids pockets were full of little treasures. It's so great to be a kid; so easy to please. All you need is a couple of rocks, a handful of weeds, and a pocket full of dirt to make your day perfect!