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gettin’ with the times

I always seem to be just a little behind the times. I’m not one to rush out and buy the latest and greatest. Case in point: we still don’t have a flat screen tv in the family room (we have a small one in the kitchen).  Okay, so maybe it might have something to do with money–or the lack thereof in some cases . . . but that’s another story. ;)

There are some things I like for luxury–like I had to have an iPod when I started traveling a lot a few years ago (still wasn’t first on that bandwagon though). I did eventually get a Mac. I’ve bought my kids iPod Touches. The girls just got smart phones this summer (they are paying for them) when we renewed our contract, but I opted not to get one because I wasn’t in the mood to make a monthly payment when I knew an iPod Touch would do the trick most of the time–especially since their phones can work as a hotspot (an on-the-go wi-fi) for other devices/computers.

Well, I finally got me an iPod Touch a couple weeks ago. Looooving it! Love that I can check my email first thing in the morning without even getting out of bed! (how lazy am i???)
Got this cute little case for it. When I saw it at WalMart it just made me happy.

Haven’t really had a chance to dive into all the great things of the iPod Touch world. Downloaded a few free games. Loving Reversi and Unblock Me. I like puzzles, strategy, and figuring things out.

Hadn’t really played much with all the fun camera things until yesterday. Darling Miss Becky Higgins posted her favorite apps on her website (HERE) and by golly, I was all in the mood to try some of those things out! I downloaded four of the camera apps she suggested: Camera+, 100 Cameras, Instagram, and AutoStitch.

Behold. My first jump into the mobile camera world.

I used Camera+ with the Shady filter and the Negative frame on this picture of my (almost) daily treat: the Dr. Pepper / Diet Dr. Pepper mix with pebbled ice. mmmmmm….

So I got to thinkin’, okay, maybe this might motivate me to take more pictures–to constantly have a camera with me all the time. A picture a day perhaps? Project Life? Maybe?

Granted, I don’t want to carry both a phone and an iPod, but I was looking at the new wallet I’d recently purchased from the Fossil outlet (that again, made me happy), and it has an outside zipper pocket that fits the iPod perfectly!

I added the Flash filter to this one and it really intensified the red. It’s not quite that bold.  I’m just playin’ around…. :)

Lately, I’ve not been too much into carrying a purse. Don’t know why. Guess I just prefer to keep it simple and not have a catch-all bag.

And then did you see Becky has wallpapers using the Project Life papers? (HERE) How fun is that???

Okay, had to get me one of those. But, uhhhh….felt compelled to add a little foo-foo to it.

NEVER even thought about designing my own wallpapers. Duh! I think I might have to make some of my own here soon. :)

Anyway. I’m having fun with this new toy. Love watching Netflix in bed on it too while Dan is watching his own program. Of course, the dog chewed our cable to the bedroom so I was the only watching “tv” in bed last night. :)

Eveline van Heijst - August 30, 2011 - 1:22 pm

My next phone will be a smart phone but not an iPhone because they are too expensive here. Not one of the Dutch providers will give it to you for free with a contract! My son has an iPod and I play Angry Birds on it. I will download lots of Apps when I have my smartphone and Instagram will be the first.
Eveline.

Sandra K. - August 30, 2011 - 2:40 pm

LOL! Sounds so familiar. I am hooked on my Iphone. I nearly gave him a name. I travel 1 1/2 hours from and to work by train so my Iphone is my extended computer. Checking the blogs, my email, you tube, facebook and playing Angry Birds, thanks to Eveline(comment above)
I cannot live without it. He is getting old now (Iphone 3g) and slower so I will be glad when it is november so I can replace him.
Nice wallpaper!

Sandra K. :)

Ellie A. - August 30, 2011 - 4:11 pm

Ha ME too! My lpod 4 is 2 weeks only & SOOOOOOOOO loved. I am having so much fun. Try Pocketbooth it is SO much fun. I have a million pics using that app. Also Pixlormatic SUPER Fun. I even made a video this AM for my blog. Too much darn fun. I SOOOO am in love:) It has helped me document more more easier & I feel like this has been a wonderful investment YAY for QVC cause that is how I got mine Ha..

Katy Thames - August 30, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Kerri,
Please don’t laugh at me, but I don’t know which extension to download when I download your free friday file. I have a Silhouette cutter.

I LOVE your blog. It’s so inspirational!

laura vegas - August 31, 2011 - 12:29 am

don’t feel bad. we don’t have any flat screen tv’s either. or and HD tv’s or channels. lol! and i just recently got my first ipod touch, which was a hand me down from my 12 yr old, who decided to upgrade to the new ipod touch with the camera with her birthday money. lol! i LOVE having the ipod touch, now that i have one. my favorite thing is that i can check my email, without being tied to a computer. and yes, without getting out of bed or off the couch. lol! and i also am addicted to words with friends :)

Kerri - August 31, 2011 - 8:38 am

Hey Katy! No worries–no laughing. :) It used to be the files stayed zipped and so you downloaded them all in one file and then unzipped them. But Google Docs has changed that so that now you see all the files you are downloading. Pros and cons to that. You can download all of them for future reference, but the ones you’d want fer-sure are the .STUDIO and the .PNG files. STUDIO is for Silhouette and PNG would be like having a JPG. You could use it as clipart or for digital scrapping.

And HERE is a little tutorial on how to bring in the STUDIO file into your My Library:

Hope that helps! :)
Kerri

Nichol Magouirk - September 3, 2011 - 2:40 pm

this probably won’t surprise you but I have that EXACT case for my iphone. ;) lol

Kerri - September 3, 2011 - 2:53 pm

Oh my FREAKIN heck! That is too funny!
Of COURSE we’d have the same one! :)

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