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The Days

I cannot believe how quickly December has gotten here. I just realized this is the last day of November ( well, almost…as I am typing it is literally 40 minutes!). My daughter was sick this past weekend, so we did not get a chance to put up the tree. I was soooo ready to officially introduce Aida to her elf and read the story and all of that…but, this weekend works fine too! I think this will be fun. I have not set a plan for each day…I am just going to go with the flow. I was thinking of him leaving her letter clues to make a word that will give her the opportunity to open one gift early on Christmas Eve, if she can sound out the word. We will see what happens…I am just excited! I am about to head for the bed but first wanted to share a photo that was taken this past weekend of my dd. I love this little cardigan she is wearing. We got it from the clearance rack at JCPenney’s a few weeks ago and of course, I had to get a photo of her wearing it.

First is the clean edit – I used a levels, curves, and selective color adjustment layer and a soft light layer for a little pop of color:

This is the matte and warmed version. I actually used an action that was free from a fellow CMer (CM=Clickin’ Moms).


I have been getting more and more into the matte finish lately. No idea why; I just love the look. It feels “finished”…lol! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fabulous Friday!!



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  • Kelly

    Beautiful baby girl!!!! And with such personality. I love the ‘smoothness’ of the picture as well.ReplyCancel