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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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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Jerseylicious Quotes Thursday, May 17 2012 


Jerseylicious cast has some bright comedians on their show…

About her breast implants:
Briella – “it’s saline. It’s like water. Like somebody went to the ocean and…it’s more sanitary than that. Touch ’em.”
Olivia – “you think we can hear the ocean?”

~Jerseylicious

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Can you really be “just friends” with a guy… Tuesday, May 8 2012 


I have many of guy friends and may have slept with some or dated a few after we remained friends. But it’s always a touchy subject when another person enters the game from the opposing team. Now, I can’t say for all people out there, but I have a great group of guys who are my drinking buddies, or my work husband, or my flirt buddy. Either way I have no problem being friends with a guy.

Can You Be “Just Friends” With a Guy?
May 7, 2012 3 PM Korin Miller
Cosmopolitan

Can you really be “just friends” with a guy? According to a new study, the answer is yes…kind of.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin studied guy-girl friendships of more than 400 adults and found that, even though men and women can be buddies, guy friends are more likely to be attracted to us than we are to them.

Scientists also discovered that men are more likely than women to overestimate how attracted their female friends are to them. So your best guy friend might secretly think you have a thing for him—even when you don’t. Annoying, we know.

Not only that, guys who were in relationships weren’t any less likely than single dudes to say that they find their female friends attractive or that they’d actually like to date them. Women, on the flip side, were also equally likely to be attracted to their guy friends, but those who were in relationships were way less likely to say they’d actually date them.

So, yes, we can be friends with guys. But it can be a bit…complicated.

Back Sliding…New Girl Wednesday, May 2 2012 


So, if anyone watches the show New Girl, should know 1. It’s pretty funny and awesome 2. It’s raunchy but in a clever way and 3. They tend to touch on subjects that are always circling in our own lives (sex, relationships, drinking games, and sex). I personally love all characters on this show especially Schmidt (we all have that friend who should put money in the “douchebag jar”)

Last nights episode was about “back sliding” what is that well its when… “over doesn’t really mean over!” it’s where you freak out, reconsider, and end up running back to your ex out of confusion and desperation you “back slide” back to them for all the wrong reasons!

You know we have all done it, I’m guilty, lying around in my pjs listening to the most depressing song over and over again on repeat, depressed over what has come. You question yourself why, why weren’t you good enough or why didn’t you feel the same way as the other person. So you mourn your short lived relationship or sex relationship and after a night of drinks flowing, feelings appear out of the drunken haze that you should do the unquestionable. You drunk/text dial the old acquainted and make the mistake of “backsliding” into their bed.
After, the next morning you wake up, head banging and you turn over and BAM! it hits you, you did the back slide.
Lesson learned, people if it’s broken and unfixable the first time you can’t “back slide” drunkenly again.

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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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The Sweetest Thing Quotes Tuesday, May 1 2012 


Love this movie, if you can’t be real with your girlfriends then who can you be real with….

Christina: You know how i said i need to do laundry? Well i have no clean underwear i only got the SKANKY ones left! Courtney: Tell me about!

~the sweetest thing

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