Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Humblebeads Jewely

It's that time of the year. Christmas is already on display and commercials are playing on TV. Turn off the TV and avoid the shopping crowds. Shop hand-made. It's a tradition we started in our family.
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These are on the top of my wish list. I am in love with these.
Pink and Green Petal Earrings.

Little House in the Woods.
Home is where the heart is. This necklace will steal your heart away.

Birch Bark Pendant
Inspired by the colors and textures of Gustav Klimt's birch painting

Autumn Leave
These earrings will dress you up though the Holidays and beyond.

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A gift from Humblebeads Designs is sure to delight a special friend or family member on your shopping list.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Taking Drive

Last week we took a drive and what did I see.......

A flamingo.

A fish.....mailbox in front of a million dollar home.

And a yard with not so scary Halloween things.

See you later. I am spending the rest of day beading something for my sister.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Things I See

I love taking pictures. I never miss a good shot with the camera on my 4S iPhone My two favorite apps are PhotoToaster and Aviary. I go between the two when editing photos. Each app has a different feature or filter that I like to combine. I usually post the photos to Instagram. A few end up on my Facebook page.

Clouds are one of my favorite subjects. Every night there is different view right outside my door. Here are a few of favorites.

If you would like to follow along on Instagram let me know and I will share my user name.

Have I told you today how much I love my iPhone? This blog post was made using the Blogger+ app on my iPhone. There is no excuse for not blogging everyday. Not when this magical little Apple device does it all.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Talking to Siri

Today we took a road trip to Oak Alley Plantation for the 7th Annual Fall Arts and craft show. We called this our 2nd Annual adventure. Last night I looked up the address and typed it into maps on my iPhone. We got an early start so we could enjoy the show before the afternoon sun cooked us. I picked up Sally and Carol and we were on our way. I opened up maps on my iPhone and Siri took over telling us which way to go. That was my first mistake listening to Siri when I knew which way to go. We drove along turning left and right on roads we knew weren't familiar. We were enjoying the bayous and little towns along the way. We stopped and took a picture of a mighty oak covered in moss.

Notice the dirt road? That should have been my second clue!

My third clue. The trees growing over the road! This was not familiar territory but we kept driving. Trusting Siri knew where she was taking us.

All of sudden Siri stated you have reached your destination "Vacherie Street, Lockport, LA. Wait a minute Siri our final destination was suppose to be Oak Alkey Plantation in Vacherie, LA. I did not pay attention to AutoFill!

We pulled over to the side of the road and I had a little talk with Siri. Look missy you got the route all wrong. We wanted to go to Oak Alley Plantation. Siri's favorite thing to tell me is she did not understand. Would I like her to search the web? No honey I want a map with directions to Oak Alley Plantation. Thank you! Siri tells me; Beverly you don't have to thank me. I love talking to my iPhone.

We stopped at a gas station and asked a nice man filling up his cooler with beer to go fishing "where are we and how far away is the plantation?" I loved his cajun accent and way he looked at us like we needed a map. We drove 38 miles out of our way. We were close and followed his directions to our final destination. Look at the crowd!

Here are a few of my favorite things from the craft show.

It was a beautiful day spent with friends. Our drive home was short and uneventful. Siri and I are going to work on our communication skills.

Friday, October 19, 2012

I Caught The Moon

The weather has turned. The heat and humidity are no longer keeping us inside the house. You know what the means? Date night for the Hermans. After supper we headed towards Lake Pontchartrain to watch the sun set.

While we waited we watched the sailboats.

The Lighthouse on Lake Pontchatrain.
Rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina.

I think we forgot we moved south. The sun doesn't set on the lake here. It still sets in the west. We jumped in the car and headed through rush hour traffic trying to catch the sunset.

We missed the sunset but, "I caught the moon".

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

iPhone-Cameras and Pictures

Two weeks ago we moved into the 21 century and upgraded our cell phones to 4S iPhones. Having an iPod 4th generation for 3 years the transition was easy for me. For my husband it was a whole new learning curve. He read the manual and user guide from beginning to end. I tried to show him short cuts and tips along the way. Let's just say I have more patients for teaching a new beader how to bead than I had for teaching him how to use his iPhone! Deep breathing paid off and we now sending iMessages and using facetime together.

I love taking picture and editing with photo apps.

I am an app junkie!

Sunsets and cloud pictures feed my soul and bring me joy

I love riding over the Huey Long bridge and taking pictures of the trains.

This blog post was made from my iPhone using Blogger+