Monday, January 16, 2012

{me} answers.

** How do you stay on top of your blogging and with so many pictures.....do you load them and leave, coming back and adding text later -- or do you sit and do it all at one time?
I stay on top of blogging simply because I know that I am recording memories for our family. I want those memories and the pictures to be in my blog book at the end of the year, so I make the time to do it. 


I download pictures off my camera every few days. Once a week, at least. Then I sort them in iPhoto according to the event/activity. I'll go through each event/activity that I want to blog about and flag the pictures I want, then do some quick editing. I'll leave the edited pictures flagged until I get the time to blog about them. I usually upload the pictures and do the text/finish the post at the same time. 


** What are your favorite comfort foods/meals? What is your favorite food? I know Dr. Pepper is your drink of choice as that's mine too!!
I tell my first graders every year that my favorite food is cheese. But any chocolate/peanut butter combination comes in a close second. I have a big sweet tooth, which isn't a good thing. And you're right about the Dr. Pepper, although I have created a morning coffee habit. (coffee with lots of creamer) 


** When is your next ladies' night out? :) 
Soon, please!!  (and really... why don't any of us bring our cameras to these nights?!) 

** Do you enjoy exercise?
No. I don't. I wish I did. I need to be exercising, but it's just not happening. I go back and forth between thinking, "I am going to get in shape... lose weight... look really good!" and "Eh... my husband loves me and thinks I'm beautiful. That's good enough for me." 

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** Do you like warmer weather or prefer snow?
Warm weather. Not the crazy hot temperatures we had during the summer, but warm. Fall and spring are my favorite seasons. Capri pants, a long sleeve t-shirt or hoodie and flip flops is my favorite outfit. 



I do love to have one good snow each winter, though, just because it's so pretty and the kids love to play in it. I love to be inside looking at all the pretty white snow. I don't love having to be out in it, though. Not for long, at least. =)

** When you have down time do you relax, or get stuf done?
It depends on the day, really. Some days I'm really motivated and get lots of things done... and other days I'm really lazy and hardly do anything productive at all. (I guess I'm mainly thinking weekends here.) During the week, it just depends. Some evenings I'll feel the need to get things crossed off my list and other nights I don't. The good thing is, when I am feeling productive, I can usually get a lot done. So I guess I make up for those lazy days. =) 
{a summer list}

** When is the spring barn sale? :)
Beki isn't having a spring sale this year. They are going to focus solely on the fall sale. So mark your calendar for then, Melissa and I guess you will just have to make a road trip here to visit me in the spring! 
{photo by Amy D}

12 comments:

Jo(ke) said...

I have another question. :) Where do you have your blog books printed? Do their styles stay the same each year? I'm asking because I want to start doing this too but I want my books to look the same (sort of) each year.

Amy said...

Hi Jo(ke)!
If you click on the words "my blog book" it will take you to a post about where I get them done, how much it costs, etc. I have done 5 or 6 now (first one from 2007 and they are all basically the same style. The 2007 one just has a dustjacket b/c they didn't have the Imagewrap option back then. But 2008 to 2011 all look pretty much the same. :)

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

I tell people all the time that I LOVE what my mirror shows me and HATE what the camera shows me. :o)

and we are peas in a pod when it comes to cheese, dr pepper and chocolate! ;o)

Amy G said...

Amy - do you have to change the resolution for your pictures? I completed my whole 2011 scrapbook and am now editing it and am starting to wonder if the pictures are going to turn out bad since I zoomed in on a lot of them. Some reviews I have seen seem to indicate that. I never did any editing to the pictures - just took them straight from the camera to the computer, and from there to Blurb. Did you zoom in on any of your pictures, and did they still turn out nice? I am starting to get a little worried and all I can do is email Blurb, not call them.

Amy G said...

Amy - do you have to change the resolution for your pictures? I completed my whole 2011 scrapbook and am now editing it and am starting to wonder if the pictures are going to turn out bad since I zoomed in on a lot of them. Some reviews I have seen seem to indicate that. I never did any editing to the pictures - just took them straight from the camera to the computer, and from there to Blurb. Did you zoom in on any of your pictures, and did they still turn out nice? I am starting to get a little worried and all I can do is email Blurb, not call them.

Jo(ke) said...

Oops. I completely missed that link. Thanks for pointing it out to me! Very helpful. :) I'm so excited to start printing out my blog every year in a book.

Amy said...

Amy... I don't change the resolution on any of my pictures before putting them in my book. If you do have a picture that has a low resolution, Blurb will flag it and alert you to it. I have several pages in my book where I made the picture fill the entire page. I love those. And honestly, every year I have pictures that Blurb has flagged as being low resolution, but I went ahead and left them. There are a couple that you can tell aren't super sharp, but only if you are looking for it. I have never had a picture that I thought looked bad. Hope this helps! :)

Melissa said...

What?! No spring barn sale:( Ok well I guess this gives me more time to plan for the fall sale. However- I do need to plan a trip to visit you! I miss hanging out with you although I love keeping up with you beautiful family through your blog!

Amy G said...

Amy - It does help, and thank you so much! Now I need to stop being obsessive compulsive about editing and making sure everything is perfect and just order the book!

Amy G said...

And one more question: What kind of camera do you use?

Amy said...

I have a Canon Rebel XT. It's an older one... from 2009. No video and all the cool stuff they have now. But I LOVE it!!

Toni :O) said...

So informative! Go Reese's and Dr. Pepper (and of course M&M's!) LOL! Have a great week, your blog is a fav of mine and you have a beautiful family! :0)