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desilu3131
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WELCOME TO APRIL 2014 PHOTO FUN


Through this group I've made some wonderful friends and enjoy meeting new friends in our group each and every month. If you are joining for the first time this month, you're in for a treat - what a FABULOUS group of caring/sharing women. Welcome everyone!

Lots of us have cameras we use now and again for a snapshot or two. Some of us have new cameras itching to be put to use and get more familiar with. Sound like FUN?! It IS!!!! Get your camera out and USE it. Just take pictures, share pictures, and stretch your camera use beyond where it is today. We all love photos -and photos are the heart and soul of our scrapbooks. Let's take GREAT photos - Experiment. Try different lighting, try "on location" shoots -even if that means taking an orange outside and taking it's photo on the lawn.

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RULES:

1- Take 10 photo's throughout the month. These can be of what ever you choose. You may post them at any time (just try not to post all at once). Please link them to your gallery for easy access for comments.

2 - NO STRESS - if you aren't having fun it's not worth doing

3 - Comments - We all LOVE comments on our photos so please make an effort to visit/comment as possible, but ---
SEE RULE 1 - NO STRESS. If you don't have time to comment on photos (or can only comment on some) that's FINE!

4 - MISSING PHOTOS - SO WHAT? See rule 1 - NO STRESS. Life gets in the way - it happens to all of us. Post your photos when you can - See RULE 1 - NO STRESS

Just join in and SHARE!!!

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How to upload a photo
1.Go to your gallery. Top right you will see Add Projects.
2. Choose File and Upload. If you upload more than 1 file you can categorize them in "Same" or "Seperate" Projects.
3. Select Image Type.
4. Add Title and Description to your photo. You have the option to categorize also. If you keep your photos somewhere specific be sure to add them to the appropriate album. Make sure to "SAVE" your changes if you add them to an album. The SAVE button is at the bottom of the pop up box, you'll probably have to scroll down to see it.
5. If you choose to submit an image for our end of month contest, please be sure to mark the "ALLOW EMBEDDING"
6. Click Submit. Your photo will now be in your gallery.


How to add a clickable image to your post.
1. Pull up the image you wish to share in your gallery.
2. To the right of your photo you will see LINK (there will be a Facebook & Pinterest button next to it). Click the link.
3. When the box comes up mark the IMG Code. Here you can also choose the size of the image you want to add to the thread. Click on the code box..it will turn purple. Right click on it to copy.
4. Next, go to the thread where you want to post your image. Click in the text space and paste your code with a right click of your mouse.
5. TaDa!!! You did it!

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End Of Month Photo Contest

We will be having an end of month photo contest each month. You may submit 1 photo YOU have personally taken. PM me with it by the date requested to be entered in our POLL. Oh, make sure you have the "Allow Public Embedding" checked so I may post it in the poll. We will have one winner per month unless there is a tie. If you are the monthly winner PM me your address. I will be looting my personal scrapbook stash to share with you to help keep my cost down. You might find an extra surprise in there too! Just so it's fair to all our players...please make sure if you submit a photo for the contest you have completed all 10 photo's for the month and YOU have personally taken them during the current month. The mini challenge photo's are not required, simply for fun. You can however, submit one of your challenge photo's (mini's) to the contest.

**End of Month photo contest entry deadline: April 28th by 6pm EST (I will post poll the evening of the 28th)

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GO & HAVE FUN!!

Challenges you want, challenges you get-these are just for fun - no obligation! Use these 10 prompts to inspire your photos in any way you see fit. There are no right or wrong ideas.

April Minis:

1 - gold
2 - flower
3 - foolish
4 - round
5 - made it myself
6 - dirty
7 - running water
8 - selfie
9 - favorite pastime
10- wood


 
desilu3131
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rockmom
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Thanks Lori!


 
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I'm in.


 
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I'm in.


 
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I'm in


 
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Hey everyone! Sorry I missed the end of last month. My MIL popped in for a quick visit. It was great to have a surprise guest.

Lori I'm sure Uman will come around to the fab world of veggies soon enough. I make a cheese sauce using skim milk and fat free cheese. You bring the milk to a slow boil, thicken it with flour then melt the cheese in. It needs a little seasoning, but G loves it on her food. Do you have a Bountiful Baskets in your neck of the woods? It's a produce co-op and we get giant baskets of fruits and veggies from them the organic is $25 and the conventional is $15. The basket is the size of a round laundry basket and everything is fresh and lasts. We participate every other week and I don't buy much produce at the grocery anymore. Just random odds and ends that weren't in the basket.

April is going to be my month for photos. I can feel it. Things here are kind of in a rhythm now and most of the crazy has settled down.

Have a great day everyone!


 
desilu3131
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Missa...I've never heard of Bountiful Baskets but that doesn't mean we don't. I do know there are some delivery places like that....will check into it. ****I did check and nope, not in my state. I did see where it is available in 22 other states though.

Denise.....DD didn't approve of the quality at IKEA. I didn't either on the baby furniture. We didn't leave empty handed though. I spent $50 on items I didn't need, she did too, lol! I did find 2 narrow shelves for U's room I was glad to get.

We had a good lunch also. I did treat Uman to calamari but he had to share with DD and I. He chose salmon & green beans on his own.

Jungle Jims was fun. I found everything on my list there. At the top was Vanilla Bean Paste. Really I was surprised to find it so I bought 2 jars. I also found coconut butter. And of course I brought back some Yuengling (beer) as it's not available in IN. DH was happy. Neither of us are really beer drinkers but this stuff is good, occasionally. My dad digs it too so I'll share some with him. DD got a case for her DH too! We got home 3 hours earlier than I expected.


 
desilu3131
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JFF... Mr. U and the baby's mama...hehehe!

Fun in Cincinnati By Desilu3131


 
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I'm in


 
KristaDee
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Evening all.

So just a question for you all.... any of you live close to the International Peace Gardens? It's a place right on the US/Canada border and apparently has beautiful flowers - I'm hoping to convince my in-laws and Jeff and boys to go there this summer, and I thought that if any of you lived close, it would be great to meet.

http://www.peacegarden.com/


Edited by KristaDee on 03-31-14 03:44 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
desilu3131
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Krista...that looks like it would be fun! The only one I know remotely near is Judy (lovesranchlife). And yes, I think U is secretly excited. But at his age he likes to be indifferent and like "whatever", lol! He did say he will not be doing diaper duty!


 
Heather4859
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Krista, its about 500 miles from me, so not too close. I think Lori is right, Judy would likely be the closest


 
desilu3131
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Congrats Sandra!!! You were the March favorite photo! I still have your addy.


 
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Night all!


 
rockmom
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Nope Krista but I have been there several times on mu way to fishing trips in Canada. Pretty area.


 
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Spent 6 hours in the yard today then went to taco bell for a burrito and then to wally world and home depot for more potting mix, some marigolds to plant near the tomatoes , 4 more tomato plants, cucumber seeds, basil seeds and fencing to keep the durn cats outta my garden - they seem to think its their personal litter box. UGH Hope to spent the rest of the week working outside getting the yard and gardens in order. Allergies seem to be letting up some now. wow! SOOO happy about that. We shall see what all that time outdoors did to them tomorrow.


 
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oh yeh, CONGRATS Sandra.


 
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Hey, yall? I have a ton (more than 10) of flower photos I took at the Mercer Gardens a week ago. I can't pick just one, are ya'll up for looking at them? No one would be expected to comment on them all. I thought you might enjoy them. I hope to go back in a few days and get some more too. I love flowers and these are grown by volunteer Master Gardeners. Way say you?


 
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