Guys. Guys. But seriously, guys. I know I’ve been quiet over here but something super exciting happened last night and you were one of the first people I wanted to share it with.
Are you sitting down? Okay. Well you know how much I love Jenny Komeda, the brilliant, inspiring woman behind my favorite blog and someone I steal from regularly. Well…last week I posted a picture on Instagram of my living room where I have the cerused bench I DIY’d (step-by-step instructions here)
The reason I posted the picture was because I’d realized that it’d become like a shrine to Jenny because I recently hung one of Jenny’s pictures from her new printshop over the bench. So I shamelessly tagged her in my post in hopes of getting her attention.
Low and behold. It worked. She immediately commented and (because she’s so lovely) said she liked my corner. Aaaannnddd. Then. Last night, she posted my corner on her print shop Instagram account. I literally lost my mind. And for the last 24 hours I’ve been floating.
Now that I’ve been discovered and I’m on my way to the big leagues, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you guys. You guys have supported me as I’ve been on this journey to figure out this blogging thing. You can now say “You knew me when”…
Okay, enough about me…well, not really because it’s my blog and what else am I going to write about it.
It was my birthday last week but it was pretty low-key. The kids surprised me with cute presents but it was Mr. Man who hit it out of the park by giving me Photoshop. I immediately dived into it and now I’m lost. When people say Photoshop is tough? That’s no joke.
I’m trying to figure out the most efficient and economical way to learn it. There are 3 general ways you can learn it on your own without spending a fortune: (1) YouTube videos; (2) in-person group courses and (3) a monthly subscription of on-demand video lessons — the seemingly most popular one is Lynda.
I’m way too impatient for YouTube and easily overwhelmed by the thousands of videos. The in-person group courses may be too much of a time commitment. So I’m leaning towards Lynda. It’s $19.99 per month. I think if I devote a whole month I could get away with learning it for $20. Has anyone learned Photoshop and have suggestions on how I can learn it? Any experience with Lynda?
Do you guys want to see what I’ve managed to produce on Photoshop? It’s not pretty and you may want to get small children away from your screen before scrolling down:
Right?! I need help. This picture is of a potential FFF that I was trying to use the magic of Photoshop to show you what I’d do. Just to be clear: this is not what I was envisioning.
The Eagle Has Landed…
And by “eagle” I mean money. But this eagle is my hero…
Now, I’m officially on the hunt for a flip because the remodel money has finally come in (well almost, it’s lost in money-wire hell but that should end tomorrow). You may remember my plan is to use some of the remodel money to flip a property before I start our own remodel.
We hope to start the remodel this summer so I have until April to find, fix and list the flip property — if I play this scary, gamble safe. #oxymoron God, just typing that made the butterflies in my stomach go crazy. Given my timeline and budget, I may have to look in places far away from me (The Bay Area) for flips and that is absolutely terrifying…
Okay I have to go throw up and start my chant: nothing ventured nothing gained nothing ventured nothing gained nothing ventured nothing gained nothing ventured nothing gained nothing ventured nothing gained nothing ventured nothing gained…