It’s Been Awhile + Free Photoshop Actions

Kylie finally learned to say “other” instead of “udder.”  It took me drawing her a cow with an udder and explaining that an udder is where milk comes from.  Milk that she loves to drink.  I guess I could have Googled an image of a cow.  Not sure why I didn’t think of that. Well, my drawing worked so it’s all good.  I thought about taking a photo of the drawing and posting it but after looking at one of the images I drew of a hand squeezing milk from an udder, I don’t think it would be appropriate.

Kida.  She’s happy as always except when I get on her bad side.  She picked an argument with me earlier this week.  Can’t remember why but it’s becoming a norm.  She still hugs me and tells me she loves me though.  I think it’s just growing pains.  She loves to do her British accent on me.  A couple of days ago, I spoke in a British accent (just to show I could do it too) and she told me to stop because I was terrible.  She was so mad about it too.  LOL!!!  Btw, Kida and I both love British accents so it isn’t to poke fun but to try speaking the accent we love.

I’m loving this autumn weather.  It is a wonderful change from the summer heat.  Not sure if I’m ready for snow yet but I heard we already have snow in the mountains at around 12K feet.

Autumn Serene Actions – Free

In the two photos above, I used actions created in Photoshop.  They are very simple actions to create a soft autumn feel (and my first set too!).  If you would like to use it, you can download by clicking on the image below.  More info can be found on my design blog, here.

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Awaiting Autumn

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Walkway Fixed and New Bookshelf

The kids saw this little guy on the lawn earlier today.  He looked me straight in the eyes as I clicked away at him.  He posed for me like a model.  I could see him thinking, “How do I look from this angle?  How about this pose?”  When I was done, he made his way across the motor cut lawn.  Not sure what or who he was looking for.

So the walkway is done.  We hired a small business to fix our thunderstorm damaged walkway and it took them about a week to finish.  I am pleased with the work.  It’s so much better than what husband had put in.  If you want see the before photos, go here.

These photos were taken before the guys came back to power wash.  Now all husband needs to do is level each side of the walkway.  This means more dirt, more rocks, and more sweat.  We also plan to plant some bushes or flowers along the sides.

New Bookshelf

I finally replaced my old bookshelf with a new one.  Since starting Project Life earlier in the year, I’ve been buying quite a few 3 ring binders to put my photos and memorabilia and needed a place to put them.  Previously, they were taking up space on the bill nook so I am really happy to have a place to put them.

Before:

After:

I’ll be posting pages from my Project Life at my design blog, Lee Benkers Designs, so if you would like to see how I’m coming along, or if you’d like to get inspired, head on over there.