Whelp…here we are. Tomorrow is my due date. Baby Bean seems to be taking his time making his grand entrance. So, while we wait, I thought we’d have a little chat about some of the things I’ve been getting into lately. Here we go:
I’ve had “learn Evernote” on my to-do list for approximately 3 years now. I’ve downloaded and deleted the app several times, mainly because I’ve just never wanted to take the time to figure out how to use it. Well, I finally put my foot down and forced myself to learn. I wanted to learn the basics, but I also wanted to figure out to really use it to its max potential since I’ve heard such good things about it. So I did a few things. I read some free online tutorials, like this one: Becoming an Evernote Ninja. It’s actually part of a whole series and has some really helpful info. I also bought this ebook:
It’s super long and very detailed, but also really easy to read and follow along and I learned a TON about all the features of Evernote and different ways that I can use it. So, now that I’ve got a decent handle on how to use it, I’m excited to start experimenting and seeing just how organized I can keep myself! I pretty much love how it syncs between my computer, phone and ipad.
Minimalist Baker Food Photography School
I will confess that I am a Minimalist Baker newbie. I just discovered their Food Photography School this week on twitter. I thought I was late to the game, but apparently it was just announced a few days ago. I’ve been looking for something to inspire my food photography and although I’m not usually one for videos, I decided to give this a whirl while I was laying around waiting for baby. So far it’s been awesome. The videos are broken down into helpful categories and most of them are less than 5 minutes long which is perfect for my short attention span. It was super helpful to be able to visually see the processes of styling and editing as Dana does them instead of just reading about them.
So, if you’re interested in checking it out, click the image below to see all the details! Just a heads up, it’s an affiliate link but as you know, I only promote products I use and believe in.
Also, this Resources page is amazing. Basically what I’m saying is…HOW has it taken me so long to discover this blog?
PS. If you’re looking for more photography help, you guys know I’m a huge fan of Pinch of Yum’s Food Photography Ebook as well! Lindsay’s ebook is phenomenal and I highly recommend it. I purchased it last year and have found myself referring back to it several times! Look for the Tasty Food Photography image on my sidebar to your right and click for more details. *Heads up, that’s another affiliate link*
Confession. I bought Lightroom a few months ago and have only used it twice. I’m kinda terrified of it, but one of my goals while I have some time off is to figure out how to use it so I can start using it to edit my photos! I have a book to read and also plan on scouring the internet for tutorials like this one that Ari sent me. So wish me luck!
Have you used Lightroom? Any tips/tricks/advice?
Elf 4 Health
If you’re a long-time reader, you may remember this. If you’re new, here’s the deal. For the past 2 years, I’ve teamed up with my friend and fellow RD Elle over at According to Elle (formerly Nutritionella) to host a fun holiday challenge! Last year we had over 1,000 people participate and it was so much fun. Some of you have been asking, so I thought I should let you know that YES, we’re bringing Elf 4 Health back for a third year! We’re in the planning stages right now, but stay tuned for more info to come! If you want to read more about the challenge, check out last year’s announcement post to get a feel for what it entails!
As you can imagine, things are about to get a little crazy around here. Lucky for me (and you!) I have some AMAZING blog friends who will be stopping by to share delicious recipes, workouts, nutrition tips and more. Pictured above are just some of the drool-worthy recipes you’ll be treated to over the next few weeks
Ok….well I think that’s enough rambling for now!
What’s new and interesting in your life lately?