Loves

1.04.2012

This week I'm loving….


1. My new MacBook Pro!!! Eeek! My laptop is only 2 years old but it's been running super slow lately and has no battery life whatsoever so I've been looking for a new laptop and drooling over all of the choices out there. This weekend Jesse talked me into buying the one I've really had my eye on. I can't believe I finally made the switch to Mac!




I have to say that I absolutely love it so far!! There is a bit of a learning curve involved because it is so different than a PC, but I'm catching on a little more each day. The ONLY downside is that I can't use my beloved Windows Live Writer for blogging anymore. :( I've tried a few Mac based blog publishing programs and so far they are no bueno! I also hate using Blogger because I like to use lots of pictures and it takes for-ev-uh! I'm seriously contemplating installing Windows on my Mac just so I can use WLW. Fellow Mac peeps- what do you use for blogging?


2. Jesse checked out on leave today for 10 days! We spent the day at the beach and tomorrow we will finish getting ready for my parents' arrival. We have so many fun things planned. I can't wait! Thank you all for your kind words/prayers for my grandparents and parents. It is appreciated so very much!


3. I'm getting the hang of Photoshop slowly but surely. I was able to install all of the Pioneer Woman's actions and I am loving them. It's pretty amazing what they can do with just a click of a button. This shot turned out pretty good straight out of the camera but I used a few actions to spruce it up. Love it!


  
I'm on the lookout for some more free actions so if you know where to get them, please let me know!

4. This super motivating post by Aly. She highlighted several awesome bloggers that made exercise and healthy eating a priority in 2011 and they all look FABULOUS! I was laying in bed reading it last night and it seriously made me want to get up and go for a run or something. I'm determined for 2012 to be my year of fitness.

5. Blogging. I know I've said it before but I have to say it again. I have "met" so many amazing people, learned so much about so many things, and I have the past year and a half documented to look back on forever. It's pretty darn cool, if you ask me. And even though Jesse makes fun of me all the time for blogging, I know he secretly likes going back to look at my posts, and reminisce. :)



What are you loving this week? Link up with Jamie here.

Joeylee said...

great loves. we're thinking of switching to a mac too. that's a cute picture of Emerson, I love her bow. I really like you with dark hair too. Have a great time with your parents!

Natalie said...

i am so determined for this to be the year of fitness, too! i have already started :) Do you read healthy tipping point? She is pregnant and came up with a blank training plan so as to not overwhelm herself and I did the same thing and it is going SO well so far! I love filling it in :) i will have to go read that post by aly.
I love you with dark hair, btw...looks great!
Have a fun leave with your hub! :)

Michelle said...

I'm loving your dark hair :) I'm loving the short work days my hubs has this week, and the fun toddler stage we're in...minus the temper tantrums!!

Life in Dawleywood said...

I have never even heard of WLW. You will have to tell me about this! I use blogger and my pics take forever to load..

Sarah said...

I have a mac and I use Blogger....it's not too bad. Where did you get your new one from. Can I ask how much it was....I have my school one, but need to get my own.

Brittney Galloway said...

Yay for the new computer!!! It made me laugh when I thought about you and Jesse discussing your computer woes at dinner last week :)

Michelle said...

What a cute photo of E!

And I love your new Mac. They are the best. I'll have to check back to this post for suggestions on programs for blogging b/c the slow uploads definitely keep me from doing more pix!

Tiffany said...

Photoshop is definitely tricky! Glad you have such a fun subject to practice on :)

Lauren said...

Welcome to the MAC world! Super jealous that you have a MacBook Pro, I really really want one. I have an iMac that I LOVE. So far I've only used Blogger, but would love to hear what you find out from other bloggers.

Have fun with your family.

-Lauren said...

I'm loving that I just caught up on your posts! Busy..busy! Happy New Year! Xoxo

Mrs. Magnolia said...

Yayaya!!! I love that we share a love this week! I still have so much learning to do as well. Precious picture of Emerson.

Hope you have a wonderful visit with your parents.

ajs {of MN} said...

love that "id rather be blogging" picture! haha, also a tip on laptops and battery life {just in case you didnt know} anytime you have your laptop powered by the cord- have the battery removed- otherwise if plugged in and the battery attached, that sucks the battery of life.

Just the Two of US said...

great things your loving~!jealous of the mac!

Rachel said...

Hope you're loving your new mac! I have a mac and still just use blogger to write my blog posts. I'm sure you've already done this, but I just wanted to make sure. Under the "settings" tab in the dashboard make sure you've selected the "updated editor". That option is all the way at the bottom. Then when you are writing a post, make sure you're in the "compose" mode instead of html and you'll be able to upload as many pics as you want at a time. Before I did the update I could only do 5 at a time. Like I said, that's probably old news, but if not hopefully it's helpful. Sometimes blogger can still be sluggish, but it's so much better than it used to be with the old editor.

Emily said...

I'm so jealous of your new MAC!!! I really think our next new laptop will be a mac, now just to save up the big $$ for it!

I hope you have fun with your parents and I was so inspired by Aly too! She's such a great girl :)

jessica sisson said...

thats so awesome you got a mac! we are getting the same one! what size screen did you get? and is there any photoshop programs i need to buy with it? i think we are going to pick it up in sicily next month :) so so stinkin excited for you that your parents are coming! that is the best gift!! yaaay!!! and loving looking at your baby girl. just precious! miss you like crazy!

Natalie said...

I'm no help on the PC front...and especially since blogger made my blog disappear today! It's supposed to reactivate by tomorrow though...such a pain! I've aleays wondered if I could get the hang of Photoshop...looks like you are getting the hang of it! Have a great weekend!

Megan said...

YAY for a new Mac! That's so exciting! I want to get one eventually!!

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