3/6/15

Happy Friday !!!




This week has been a crazy week with the Mr. gone most of the week for business..I feel like I have been running around with my head cut off…. How many of you ever feel like there is not enough hours in the day to get everything you need to get done and then you try to go to sleep and keep thinking I need to do this…this…and this……Also, Lily Jane is getting 2 teeth in and her molars :( so this is one tired mommy… I am going to keep my 5 on Friday simple and sweet


1) Right now TARGET is having a Buy 1 Get one 50% off on all swimwear.. I know it is snowing in some places but it will eventually be SUMMER!!! So what better time then to get a new bathing suit when they are on Sale.. Also online they have Free Shipping on all overs over $25 :) Here are some of the bathing suits I picked out for this season..













2) I have been blogging for a little over a year and I had no idea that people would even want to read my blog. I am so touched with all the support and readers that read it every week!!! For those of you that have been blogging more I want to know what is your #1 advice you would give :) 

*Also what editing software do you use for your blog?

*How do you get your pics to be amazing? Do you use a camera then upload them to computer or you use your phone??? Just want to get a feel for how everyone dose it!!



3) Also, I have not done sponsor ad's yet but, looking into that and wanted to offer some of you girls FREE ad space on my side bar and want to feature some Blogs more often. If you are interested please let me know!! Also, I would love if any of you guys want to share my Button as well!!!!

Hope Everyone has a wonderful weekend
If you want to keep up with me you can always follow me on IG @ Chels2234

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  1. I hope the hubs will be returning this wknd and you can get some rest!! I absolutely know what it's like to act like a single parent; my hubs works very long hours! Poor Lily Jane - those molars are the worst!
    And of course i love the Target sales, already took advantage of it TWICE! lol
    Have a great wknd!

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    1. Thanks girl!!! Me too :) I can't wait to see which one you picked out!!

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  2. I guess I need to get on Target's website today and do some shopping!! I have been blogging since 2011 and I would say that my #1 thing would be don't give up! There have been several times that I went through "blogging block"..It is like I forgot how to write or maybe didn't have anything to say..I just hung in there and eventually got back in the swing of thing!! I am going to email you about the sponsor!! :) Happy Friday!

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    1. Can't wait to get your e-mail :) Would love to work with you

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  3. I got 3 suits from the target sale. WE start Swim lessons again this week so I need to look semi human!

    I'm feeling your pain on the molars - Miss H is a total crab this week but they FINALLY popped all the way through! Lots of Tylenol and frozen treats!.

    I got your letter in the mail - one it coming back to you today! :)

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    1. How much fun.. I need to start my mini in swim lessons.. So excited :)

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  4. I do both phone and camera...and PicMonkey.com is my go to! xx

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  5. Yay for Friday, hopefully this weekend will give you some time to catch up on everything, and all those bathing suits are adorable!

    As for as blog things go, I mainly share crafts and diy projects around our casa so upgrading to a DSLR camera I think makes a HUGE difference. I just started taking it out of Auto mode and it can be intimidating but rewarding. I love PicMonkey for texts and overlays. Adobe Photoshop will let you download a free 30 days trial for all of their versions so right now I'm using Photoshop Lightroom and so far I love it so I may purchase that to edit my pictures.

    By the way, got your letter in the mail. :) I'll be working on mine this weekend, hope y'all have a great one!

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    1. Thanks girl.. I have a DSLR and been trying to use it in manual mode :) I will have to try Lightroom everyone has told me it is not that hard to use!! I need to try the 30 day free trial :) Happy Friday

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  6. I'll be 8 months pregnant come swimsuit weather...I can't even think about wearing one lol.

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    1. You would look so adorable in one :) but i understand I was only 5 months when I wore one 2 summers ago

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  7. Thanks for the Target tip! I need a new bathing suit (or two)!

    I have a DSLR and I use Photoshop Elements because I don't really know what I'm doing and I got it for free. However, I do plan on taking some photo/editing classes soon. I found some good deals on Amazon Local. Might be worth looking into for your area! (My photos lately look like crap though because the lens on my DSLR isn't working...)

    I hear you with the craziness of business travel. My husband travels at least once a month and just about every single time, some sort of issues come up - teething, snow, a sick baby. You name it. Hope you can relax a bit once he's home!

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    1. I want to take some classes :) Thanks girl :)

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  8. The Target suits you showed are adorable! I was able to pick up two recently for less than $50 - score! Now if it will just get warm!!! I haven't been blogging as long as you but my number one piece of advice is reach out to other bloggers (just like you are doing!). I recently added my first link-up and sent out emails inviting all the other bloggers that I link up with throughout the week. I heard back from over half of them! I wasn't even expecting to hear back from ANY of them! One of the main reasons I love to blog - others want to help and see you succeed and that means a lot! I also LOVE picMonkey! :)

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    1. That is always nice when you can get the suits on sale :) Thats amazing.. I need to do a link up soon!! Thanks for the advice girl

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  9. I've been blogging for about the same amount of time and it just gets better and better!! I love the blogging community so much :) I'm happy to share some tips if you want to email me at leopardandgrace {at} gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much for your tips :)

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  10. Those suits!!! :) And congrats on more followers all the time, love this community! I use a DSLR & upload my pictures from there, I also have Lightroom to edit. :)

    Happy weekend, mama!

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  11. I just started blogging and have no idea what I'm doing, but I guess I'll learn along the way (hopefully). It just seems like there's never enough time to devote to it with a family. Great post!

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  12. Finnneeee, enough bloggers have tempted me to look at the Target swimsuit sale today. YOu're the straw that's broken me. Off to spend my money now : ) Happy weekend!

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  13. If you want to swap ads you can choose the "extra credit" option on my sponsor page and use the code ADSWAP :) you can grab my button off my page!

    For my pictures I use my dslr and edit in picmonkey.com(the free version) or I just use my iPhone.

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  14. I'd love to do a button swap with you! Happy Friday

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  15. Stopping by from the linkup. I would do a button swap with you if you'd like! I almost always take pictures with my camera and upload them to my computer. Always edit them in photoshop, but I use picmonkey to make collages. Sometimes I use Instagram pics, taken with my phone. Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Oh, and I have to make a new button this weekend. It was on my super long to-do list this weekend. 4 kids keep me busy!

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    1. I would love to switch buttons!! Let me know when you make a new one

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  17. Hi Chelsea! Came to say hello from the linkup! My blog is just over a year old too! Maybe we could help each other out! ;) Have a great weekend!!
    http://beyondthecurls.com/friday-favorites-2/

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  18. Hi Chelsea!
    I like to take photos on my DSLR--but it's impractical to lug it around with me everywhere, so I've started using my phone. I use a program called Corel (a cheaper Photoshop) to edit my DSLR photos :)
    Have a great weekend!!

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  19. Ahh looks like I need to check out targets swim sale! I'm so ready for better weather! And I'm a huge picmonkey fan for editing pics and have the royale subscription for more tools. Hope you get some rest this wknd!

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  20. I've been blogging 2 years and I am still trying to get into the groove, I mostly just post about my family and projects and what not, but have not been good about reaching out and connecting with people. I need to first make a button, then I would love to swap! And go you for rocking a 2 pc, I'm afraid those days are behind me, thankfully there are some really cute 1pcs! Hope your weekend is great!

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  21. I just posted about some spring essentials on my blog today! :) Love the swimsuits, can't wait to wear some 2 pieces again!

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  22. Yay for making it past the year mark! My pictures have come a long way since I first started. I used to just snap pics on my iPhone, upload, & call it good. Now I try to be more intentional when I take photos. I now have a DSLR and I edit them (only slightly) in iPhoto. I'm no expert, but it has made a difference!

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