Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More Condo Fun!

One thing nice about having another home is coming back to some of your favorite things after being gone for awhile. Everything seems new and interesting.


Also I am still working on my new Net Book and learning how to use it. Today I tried PicMonkey to edit a few photos. Brenda at the Cozy Little House mentioned in on her blog HERE so I decided to play around with these pics.

The bunnies are changed using Yester-Color....


and the mountains have a shadow and frame around them. (I took this photo a few minutes ago!)


We ate at Papa’s and Beer today...


that was on our ‘to do’ list!



Hubby had chicken fajitas and I just had a salad! heehee! A warm fajita salad with chicken and avocado...oh and a cheese enchilada on the side! lol And don’t even look at all the salsa, bean dip and is that a beer for lunch? OH MY!


The temps feel cool to me but I’m enjoying every minute of our time here! I love sitting in my recliner and looking at the Blue Ridge Mts, especially at sunset!

I’m joining the party at Cozy Home Scenes !

Have you used PicMonkey yet?

Do you have a favorite photo editing tool that you would recommend?


Vee said...

Photoscape and iPiccy are the two I'm working with. I like PicMonkey, too, though I've not seen a need to use it. Perhaps if the final two come up with an interesting way to make a collage...

Say, that's a lot on your plate, you little wee one, you! ☺

Are you in the mountains for a few weeks or just a quick getaway?

Denise said...

Sounds like you're having great fun.Enjoy.

colleens craft shed said...

The food looks yummy!! Sounds like your having a good time. I have been reading about picmonkey , guess I will check it out.

Kim K. said...

Yummy food. I've been having fun experimenting with all kinds of photo editing programs while on leave from work. Pic monkey is fun. I've also been playing with http://fotoflexer.com/

Enjoy your time away.

NanaDiana said...

It does make me miss the mountains when I see yours. I grew up in the mts. of PA. We could see seven counties from our farm. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I sooo need to learn how to use Picmonkey. xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

I use PicMonkey and Photoscape. I love Cross Process in PicMonkey especially for my garden shots.


Sounds like you are having a great time and eating pretty good too. We are having cooler weather here in Florida, in the 70s daytime and 40's at night. Enjoy your vacation!

Della said...

Your lunch looks so yummy! And your pics are awesome! I'll have to check out picmonkey.

It's been mid 80's during the day where I am, and even hit the low 90's last week. The little humidity we had is gone, but I am sure it won't be much longer til it's back.

Enjoy the mountains! Your view is so beautiful!


Ann said...

I just started using picmonkey too and so far I like it. What a yummy lunch! I LOVE mexican food and your lunch looks delicious. ~Ann

Fran. said...

I think I see some Nancy drew books on your shelf!!! And that Mexi food looks so yummy!! I love going to Mexican places like that!!! I have nenver heard of PicMonkey!! LOL Thanks for sharing!! XOXO Fran.

Anonymous said...

thats a yummy lunch youhad, you both look like you were enjoying this so much, I have not tried any of the photos jobbies, I'm computer challenged!

Anonymous said...

Your prim bunnies are so adorable!

Shelia said...

Love your cute little bunnies and how you've fiddled with them. I've got to go and look at PicMonkey.
Now your food looks so good and you two look so happy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Beaded Pillow said...

There truly is No Place Like Home.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your lunch looks so yummy, Diane, that now I have a hankering for Mexican food!

I only use Picasa to edit my photos. They added a lot of PicNik functions so it's improved a bit. I just wish it had more collage options. I will have to look at Pic Monkey some time soon

My Little Home and Garden said...

Diane, the scenic shot of the mountains is wonderful. Mind you, the food looks good too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I think you are having a really good time! Love the mountain photo! I've been using PicMonkey for awhile now and I'm really happy with it. Oh and your lunch...yummy!!!! Hugs, Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh it sounds wonderful, cool weather and mountains....And lunch...Yum!


Susanne said...

Yesterday I tried out PicMonkey after reading about it on Brenda's blog. I didn't try adding any of the photos to a post, but keeping it in mind for the next time. I have never used any program for my photos, but have wanted to do the signature water mark for copyright purposes. Sounds like you are having a good time traveling and reacquainting yourself with your second home. It is like a new adventure when you walk in the door. How on earth do you manage to keep 2 houses clean? Heavens, I have a hard time just managing 1, lol.....
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Cameron said...

I've been trying PicMonkey, too...a lot of fun. Previously I've used Pixlromatic for many of my photo editing needs :)

Mexican food and beer sounds delish right now! :P

Diane Writes said...

Hi name mate! I haven't tried Pic Monkey. I use Photoscape for my photo editing though.

I enjoyed the food pos. I love those Mexican dishes served.

It's Just Dottie said...

Your lunch looks yummy and you look so cute and happy in the photo.

It's Just Dottie said...

Your lunch looks yummy and you look so cute and happy in the photo.

Shelley said...

That food looks very yummy. I got my sweet package..will blog about it soon. Couldn't remember if I let you know yet or not,so just making sure :) I love my sweet paper dolls...thanks again dear Diane....blessings

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

You are so funny about the weather! When I was in college, there were several girls from Florida living on my dorm floor. It would be literally 50 degrees outside with them wearing Long Johns a t-shirt, turtleneck, a sweater, flannel lined overalls, 2 pairs of wool socks and lined boots, with a big parka over it all.

I looked at them and felt hot. Yet even with dressing like they were heading for the tundra, they were still freezing. Go figure!

Your meal looks good. Just tell yourself "vacation calories" don't count! *big smile*

For free photo editing, I've been using PicMonkey lately and enjoy it too, though I haven't had time to play with it like I probably should.

Thanks for dropping by my party this week. It's always nice when friends stop by to say hello. Have a great day!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have not used PicMonkey yet.....and I have been frustrated with Photobucket lately! That is a delicious looking meal....I only had a sweet potato last night for dinner!


Cottage and Broome said...

Need to give PicMonkey a try have been using Picasa, since Picnicks is going away. Thanks for the tip and stopping by, Laura

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am a Picassa girl through and through...been using it for 5 years now ever since I discovered it.

I use it for blogging, when I am doing some more advanced photo editing I will use LR and PSE...but then I really have to concentrate, LOL.

The reason I love Picassa is that I don't have to think, I can just whip out those photos.

Oh those meals look so good, now I am hungry, and it's only quarter to 7 in the morning...

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Prims and Annies said...

Oh my goodness...the food looks so good..mexican is one of my two favorite foods. Don't you just love PicMonkey..I think I read that Picnik is going away and PicMonkey photo editing site was created to replace it. Enjoy your stay in the mountains.
Smiles and huggs

Diann said...

I haven't tried PicMonkey yet. I have been using Photoscape for about a year now. Oh, that food looks so good! We just might have to have Mexican for dinner tonight!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Oh my! That food looks so delish!
I love Picmonkey. Very easy to use. After learning that I needed to be resizing my photos, I started using it and love it.

KAT said...

very cool app on the net book. I like doing stuff like that with photos too. new techy stuff all the time. and...thanks a lot for making me hungry now !


Lynn said...

Hi, just joined your blog, I love Prim-- luv the rabbits. I just used Pic-Monkey, I found it to be very easy. I made a banner from a pic. It was fun to play around with the colors. Hugs, Lynn

ImSoVintage said...

Sounds like you all are having a great time. That lunch looks delicious, and the view of the mountains is spectacular. I am loving picmonkey too.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I just started using Pic Monkey. I like it but when adding text I find it comes out way too small or big. I think I just need to use it a little more.

I haven't used the yester- color yet but think I will like it.

I love Mexican cuisine too! It doesn't always love me though so don't have it often.



68sesentera said...

What yummy food!

Have a happy weekend.

With Love