Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kason's Professional Pics Taken by Amanda Cannon!

     My sister Karen & brother in law Jay took my little sweet nephew Kason to have his pics taken a couple of weeks ago. We have a local photographer here in Chiefland, Florida named  Amanda Canon Photography. I Well this is who took Kason's photos! This is the second time she has photographed Kason. {I thought I had blogged about that, but didn't, opps!!} I would highly recommed her to anyone.
She has some of her photos on display in my sister's consignment shop & they are breath taking!
I've been working today on some digital layouts of the photos of Kason from the photo shoot with Amanda! Here are the ones I have done so far:

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Favorite Digital Scrapbook Software is on sale 1/2 price!

      I have found just the right digital scrapbook software! I'm happy to share the name of it with y'all, it's.... "My Memories Suite 2." I can't tell you how happy I'm to have found this! I like the idea that I can create only one page & save it as jpeg and print it out & put it in a frame instead of having to create a whole scrapbook! You can create one page or 50 pages! It's totally up to you.
     MMS has lots of background pages, embellishments, different layouts for you photos, etc. so you have lots of options. It also seems you can upload other digital papers & embellishments to the software, but I haven't tried this yet! Their are lots of tutorials out on youtube also as to how to use MMS.
     Here's my first layout I created:

Aunt Robin & Nanny had came over to visit while I was babysitting Kason.
They even got to visit with Karen too! We had a nice afternoon together. :)

This photo was taken at my Mom & Dad's house. :)

     You can find My Memories Suite 2 right HERE. It is regular $39.97 but it's on sale right now for $33.97 (15% off).  But if you use code SAVEMOM50 you will get if for 50% off the 33.97 which is only $15.00 and some change!!! I did!!!! I'm not sure when the code expires so hurry!!! This is the #1 ranked softare for scrapbooks!  So go for it! ;) Let  me know if you do & please share you pages!

Until next time,
 Amee :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Save the Date Photos!!!

     Saturday, April 9th 2011 was an exciting & unforgettable day! Holly {which is Colby's future mother in law!} & I had the priviledge of being Colby & Sarah's photographer for the their "Save the Date" & engagement  photographs! How exciting & memorable it was. Sarah & Holly did an awesome job coming up props & ideas.
     The weather was just perfect. It did get rather warm. At least it wasn't rainy!! We went to the Cannon farm. There is this perfect old homestead with an old house Sarah & I have fell in LOVE with! It's just so cute!!
     Here's a few photos I took with my Canon Camera. I edited my photos @ Picnik.

P.S.I'll be posting the "save the date" photos a little bit later...after Sarah starts handing & mailing them out! :)

My Best Friend aka Canon Power Shot SX120IS

     I have to write about my best friend who is always with me no matter what! { My bf is my digital camera.} I just can't imagine my life without it. I keep it tucked away in my purse because I never know what I may see that I just have to snap a pic of, thus my blog's name "Snap Happy Mom".
     My Canon is by far the best camera I've ever owned! It's actually the smallest camera I've ever owned too. :) It takes beautiful pics with perfect color and the sharpness of the pics is just perfect. I would definitely recommend it to others.

     My life & my family's life is being documented by my photography. I have always loved taking pics but when digital camera made their appearance, it was a dream come true! Just being able to snap as many photos as you want & only printing your favorites is just wonderful! My problem is, I end up not printing many at all!! My pics can be found on my lap top or on my external hard drive or on many different photo web sites!!
My dream is to take two weeks vacation & to be able to do nothing but work on organizing my photos, printing, scrapbooking, & putting them in photo albums. I do have our first 10-12 years in albums! It's just the last 9 years are not and this is the digital years where I have taken 10x more pics!!! So we are talking thousands and thousands!! I'm not complaining at all because I LOVE taking pics & by taking more I have a better opportunity to have the "perfect" photo! :D
I better run, I have pics I just have to take! :

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Beginning...called Atkins Diet in Progress as of Today!!!

     (This was written 3/31/11..sorry so late for posting, but as my Mom always said, "Better late than never!" ):   Today is a new day for me. I have started the Atkins Diet! I am kind of nervous, excited, anxious all rolled together! I know I can do it because I did it back in 2004. I just fell off the bandwagon big time! I'm not going to call this a diet though...I'm going to call this a lifestyle change! I just want to use the Atkins Diet to really jump start the process and really until I get to where I "want" to be then I want to eat healthy and not go back to my emotional eating!
I also know I have got to incorporate excercise into my new way of living. I'm just not sure how or when!!! I definetly want to get the diet down pat first. Some of you that read my blog already know this but for those of you who don't I have Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (more in depth explanation will be for another post!). So it's really hard to feel like exercising, but I know I need to fit some in so that I can maximize my weight loss & to become healthier. I will. Soon.
Chuckie got up this morning and fixed my breakfast for me!! Since I've started my job at Shands (Aug. 2009) & I have to leave the house between 6:30-6:45 he always fixes my lunch for me & packs it! ;) He says its because I fixed his lunches when we were first married (for the first 6 or 7 years) so now it's his turn!  This morning he fixed me scrambled eggs, fried bacon & broke into pieces & put it in a bowl with the eggs & sprinkled a little bit of cheese on top! I ate it on my way to work. :) Yep, I was multi tasking! My healthy breakfast was delicious!!!! I enjoyed a Diet Cherry Pepsi too. I called Chuckie after I finished eating to thank him. :) This did hold me until lunch too! I know this is alot better than a Debbie Cake Honeybun! lol
For lunch today I fixed a salad, two slices of lunch meat ham, one slice of cheese broke into little pieces, 1/2 tomatoe & a tablespoon Ranch dressing. I still need to buy the fat free kind. It's on my list! Oh yeah & SoBe Life Strawberry Kiwi Life Water. CVS has them BuyOneGetOneFree! :)
For supper I ate two chicken patties (the kind you fix in the oven) & put shredded cheese on top & 3 slices of tomatoes. I was extremley full!
All in all today I was not hungry in between meals, I didn't crave sugar, & I feel satisfied!! I'm totally surprised, espescially about not craving sugar!!! Who would have thought? 
I did find an inspiring quote which made me really think about doing the Atkins NOW. Here it is: