DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


I was recently reading my daily edition of Glamour when I came across this article regarding: Photoshopping Your Ex out of Pictures. I have to say I have contemplated this situation as I ended my previous relationship, going through old photos of holidays, birthdays, or special events. Many of which I look amazing and have fond memories except for the fact my ex is in many photos. Now, as I am trying to figure how I can save this picture of a great day (LSU TIGERS FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2007). I decided to block out my ex face and put in LSU TIGERS mascot Mike the Tiger. Grant it, years ago I wouldn’t have thought about photoshop my old pictures of ex’s or what not. But, given the thought I look amazing why should I trash a special moment, all for the reason I cannot stand the sight of my biggest mistake/ex. You just make it work to your benefit!
What do you think…would you photoshop your ex from a picture?

DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures

by Gena Kaufman
Glamour 3/15/2013

Some of us might just straight up destroy all evidence of a previous relationship, but for those who want to keep their memories without having their ex paraded in front of their faces, what do you think of this solution: Keep the photos, edit out the offending ex?

The Huffington Post recently pointed out a trend of Reddit users submitting their edited photos. First, a graphic designer who had been asked to photoshop a photo for a woman who wanted her ex-daughter-in-law removed from a family photo:

Ouch. Sorry, ex-wife.

Then, there was this post by a regular non-graphic-designer guy who took it upon himself to edit his own photo of himself with his ex-wife. His version is a bit more rough around the edges but also infinitely more hilarious:

Ouch, but…yum?

Would you guys ever go to such lengths to doctor a photo? Even though the idea of replacing all my exes with giant hot dogs (yes, there’s an intentional wiener joke in there) is pretty appealing for the hilarity, I can’t see myself ever seriously altering a picture. I can see why you wouldn’t want to sit around staring at your ex or your son’s ex, but…you can’t change history, you know? Everyone is still going to remember that the ex was there no matter how many delicious burritos you put in their place.

Source: Reddit

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Life Quote Friday, May 25 2012 


love this….

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The World As We Know It… Thursday, May 24 2012 


As a lot of you may know the world of the Internet has pretty much evolved into a much higher speed, we want it now, product of research and news forums. We use the Internet for everything in our daily lives. If you think about it when was the last time you went a day without being on your computer or smartphone. You have your social media, news outlets, shopping, gaming, videos, iBooks, and ect. I am one you uses the Internet as part of my job and for personal use. Today, in the headline news in New Orleans only daily newspaper it was stated the circulation of the Times Picayune News Paper will only be delivered on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. This was very disappointing to read, because I kind of suspected that this would soon happen. See, my boss is old school, he’s 62 years old he reads the paper every morning at the office, he doesn’t use the computer, if he needs a document sent to his office it’s only in a fax no email. If he needs a phone number or address to be looked up, he uses this book called “the phone book”. I guess in a sense I’m the same way, I love reading the daily paper in the morning, reading each section of the paper, doing the crossword puzzle, and it’s not the same as the Internet. It just doesn’t feel like you are getting all the news, even though you are. I feel the same way about magazines and books, my family knows that I love to read, you should see my library of books. I love the feel of a book in my hands, turning the pages, and having my books in my sitting area. That’s why my family wanted to get my a reading device that I can read or purchase books and magazines. I just can’t commit to such a device when the world of publications of books, magazines, and newspapers is at the end of the world as we know it. It’s a sad day but I guess it’s slightly hypocritical of me to be out raged by this as I am writing my blog from my computer. Oh well, I guess this was going to happen sooner or later and I will hold out with my favorites as long as possible.
xoxo

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Life Quote Wednesday, May 23 2012 


This is a quote that means a lot to me. There are times in my past that if someone in my life would upset me or do something that would begin a flow of emotions (mostly anger), it would be very difficult to let it go. So instead of forgiving the person I would react in a defensive character or retaliate to their level. My parents have always told me, if someone is gossiping about you or being difficult to deal with, that it’s better to let it go. Because in the end you will come out as a genuine person and they will not amount to the person that my parents have taught myself and brothers to be in life. It’s hard to not hold a grudge but, its a lot easier to take the high road and feel better about yourself and hope that the other party will see their mistakes that they have made down the road. My parents instilled values and morals in us as children. I think in today’s world that parents are missing those same attributes to give their children. We grow up hating this and disliking that, because of what we learn from our peers. We forget that at a young age younger people are at an impressionable age, we forget that the bigger picture isn’t that you didn’t stand your ground but you became a stronger individual. I can recall periods in my life that I would fight tooth and nail to make good on my hurt feelings, but in reality it was making me weak and decided it was best to let it go. It never solves anything, be nice, forgive and try to forget. MayThis is my mantra for today…

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Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Tuesday, May 22 2012 



Carrie: No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex & the City

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Marinated Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Citrus Vinaigrette Tuesday, May 1 2012 


Yummy, I love shrimp and avocado anything for the summer try this recipe…

Marinated Shrimp Salad with Avocado
From Southern Living

Yield:
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:
1 pound Perfect Poached Shrimp
4 oranges, sectioned
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
Citrus Vinaigrette
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 medium avocados, cubed

Preparation:

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; pour Citrus Vinaigrette over shrimp mixture, and gently toss to combine. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

2. Place lettuce on a platter. Spoon shrimp mixture over lettuce, reserving vinaigrette. Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette. Top with avocado.

•Citrus Vinaigrette

This recipe goes with Marinated Shrimp Salad with Avocado

Yield:
Makes about 1/2 cup

Ingredients:
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon country-style Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation:

Whisk together orange juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Southern Living May 2012

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Moving In With Your Guy? Read This First! Tuesday, May 1 2012 


I wish I knew a few things more about my boyfriend before we rushed into moving in together. Someone should’ve slapped the sex off my face and said “WAIT”! You know that feeling of pure excitement of being together non stop, having amazing sex and feel like this is love, well as i think back it was lust! But I did it, after being together 6 weeks I did the impossible or shall I say the ridiculous, moved in together. I can laugh at it now, but here you go read and learn:

Moving In With Your Guy? Read This First

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield reportedly moved in together recently—after only a few months of dating. Here’s hoping the Spiderman stars sussed out their compatibility by asking themselves these important questions first.
By Anna Davies
Cosmopolitan May 2012

•How do you feel when you spend a night apart?
If you feel kinda relieved to have your space to yourself, you may not be ready to share an address, says Cindy Butler, Executive Director of the Alternatives to Marriage project. If, on the other hand, you already pretty much spend every night at each other’s places, combining casas seems like the next logical step.

•Have you been on
vacation together?
From figuring out budget stuff to spending 24/7 together, a trip is a good test drive to what living together will be like.

•Are you on the same page when it comes to budget?
Figuring out who pays what is key, says Vikki Ziegler, Esq, a family attorney and author of the forthcoming book The Pre-Marital Planner. If one of you makes significantly more than the other and wants to live in a luxe pad, agree upon a budget—say, each of you have an upper limit of contributing 25% of your post-tax income to your rent. And be sure to briefly discuss what you’ll do if an emergency happens—say, he loses a steady client. Knowing how you’ll deal before anything happens ensures you’re keeping your asses—and your heads—covered, reminds Ziegler.

•What are your lifestyles like?
He has an open door policy when it comes to friends stopping by to hang. You prefer if it’s just you and The Real Housewives after work. Having different social styles isn’t a deal breaker, says Butler—but it is something you need to discuss. Otherwise, there could be lots of fights when you move in. “Talking through expectations now is key to avoiding misunderstandings later,” reminds Butler.

•How well do you deal with disagreements?
He wants to keep his fugly futon. You want to claim the bigger closet. There are a billion little issues that’ll come up—and that’s just on moving day. No matter how connected you are, combining lives can lead to lots of tiffs and spats—especially in the beginning as you’re getting used to the situation, says Butler. So, it’s important that you guys handle arguments well—meaning, you are both willing to listen to the other person and can compromise on a solution.

•Are you on the same page when it comes to the future?
According to research, couples who are either engaged or planning to spend the rest of their lives together before they move in face a solid future, while couples who move in together for financial reasons or convenience may have a rocky road ahead of them. Sounds obvious, but if the major motivation is convenience or saving cash, it’s best to hold off.

Hope you virgin live in lovers can make it through the nesting phase…

xoxo,
Nolagirlsocial

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Hate to Break it to you People… Tuesday, May 1 2012 


Today as I am pondering what my next move is in my life I wonder how was I so naive to think you make these plans and goals for yourself and you picture these plans for yourself. But people, hate to break it to you: life doesn’t always go the way we plan. Maybe we should tell our children and loved ones when making those plans as a young adult to live life and don’t get so consumed in the straight and narrow but to enjoy life to the fullest. You can still make plans for yourself but make the most out of your mistakes, don’t dwell on what could’ve been. Hopefully, these life experiences will make you stronger and into a much rounded person. As I spoke to my best friend about our marriages we both agreed we may come off as slightly negative about the communion of marriage. But in reality if anyone I know should have any doubt in the smallest way should not go through with this lifetime commitment. Im not saying not to marry but to fix whatever issues and doubts you may have and then proceed with the best decision for both of you. Because if you feel these issues now, they don’t change. Think about yourself and your partner, are you happy, do you make each other smile, and laugh, is the sex good for you (trust me if it’s not now it will never get better, never) are you both finacially stable, do you both want children (because if one does and the other doesn’t are you willing to give up on something as important as never having children when it’s always been important to you) and most importantly do you see yourself with this person by your side and growing old together. If you can honestly say without a doubt with no hesitation an answer to all these questions, then I give you my blessing. People take little thought as to what makes a relationship and a marriage work. Have fun, laugh at yourselves because if you can’t then who will, and most importantly communicate with an open heart and an open mind. I know that I want a man who is secure with himself, who has goals and plans, someone with a kind heart, who is compassionate, a man who can rock my world in the sack, and a man who will cherish me as I will cherish him. I may not know where he is right now but I have to believe that he is out there, we just haven’t met. Like finding a needle in a haystack, but in the meantime I will focus on me. Looking forward to having the bed to myself, a clean house (yeah my man was not a slob but apparently thought I was his mother to pick up after him) and go shopping! If you know where my future is please let me know!

xoxo,
Nolagirlsocial

My life Monday, Apr 30 2012 


So its been a while, well a long time since I’ve been here. So much has happened and changed in my life since October. I had serious health issues but glad to say I’m feeling 100 times better with my back injury. I’m still recovering but at least I’m not in the pain as I once was. I have to thank my family and friends for the support they have given me this last year. I couldn’t have made it without them. I had 2 back surgeries with some complications which required me to stay in the hospital for over 7 weeks. I am still recovering but I am not one with patience and tend to over do it at times but hopefully I will be 100% soon. As for my relationship, it has been a struggle of insecurities, fights, and hurt. When you are with someone for over 7 years you try to ignore the signs that are telling you that you deserve better. I loved this man and gave all that I could but I have my faults and pushed him away because of certain choices and decisions he made without my consent. So you live comfortable and have someone there with you because you don’t want to be alone. Years go by and things don’t change they spiral out of control to the point that both of us are so unhappy that we cannot be happy together and you start living these separate lives but pretend to everyone else that all is good. It will be hard to say goodbye, separate your belongings, who gets what and how do you decide you will take our 3 dogs who we loved like our own children, dividing the family unit. I have always thought break ups have sucked even my divorce was my biggest heartbreak. But this is different because he will still be there in the circle of friends and places that we go too. I want more in life, I want security and know I have a security for my future. I’m not young anymore I have to make decisions that will be in my best interest. Sometimes that means letting go of a man who is not in the same place in life as you are. It breaks my heart to know I’m hurting someone so much but I’m hurting as well. How will I feel when I see him with another person. I don’t think I will handle that well but maybe I was meant to find someone who will love me for me and be there when I need them to hold me when I can’t anymore. I want to be free but then I don’t want to let go. It sucks I sound like this person who wants their cake and eat it too. But in reality all I ever wanted was for this man to see what I wanted was security and then I could take those wall downs and love him again. Maybe too much time has past and we will be able to rebuild what we once has together. So I will focus on me and try to do what’s in my best interest. I know I can do this, the fact of starting all over again at 40 is the crap part of this for me. I thought when I was married I wouldn’t even thought I’d be doing this again for the third time now. Life is never what it seems to be when you’re young. I guess that’s why we are always learning and growing with life’s curve balls. My quote of the day is: “Sometimes you need to go through the pain to experience the joy!” hopefully I will experience the joy real soon!
Thank you,
Nola Girl Social!

Life Quote Saturday, Oct 1 2011 


Great quote…

Someone said to me “you’re too pretty to be single” I said “no, I’m too pretty to be lied to, cheated on, and played with.”

~The Notebook of Love
The Notebook

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