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Life Lately: January 2018

Life Lately Jessica Lynna Chicago Blogger

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We are a little more than mid-way through January, and 2018 (so far!) is shaping up to be a good year. My life lately has consisted of me spending the vast majority of this month working my little fingers to the bone, and taking care of a sick baby (ugh!), but she’s on the mend and sleeping soundly as I type this 🙂

For 2018, I knew I wanted to blog more, but I also wanted to work really hard at my photography. You may or may not know, but Joe and I have been figuring all this out as we go, which is partly what makes it such fun! Neither of us knew anything about DSLR cameras prior to starting my blog, and my experience in any Adobe product was zilch. Joe takes 99.9% of my blog photography and I edit 99.9% of those pictures, which can be time consuming and frustrating, especially when you have no idea what you are doing.

Up until about November of last year, I edited all my blog photography on my phone (YIKES!). I used a myriad of different apps (Snapseed, VSCO, ColorStory, FaceTune, Lightroom), but editing on my phone wasn’t giving me the control (or the results) that I wanted. So I’ve been investing a lot of time into learning Lightroom and Photoshop on my computer. If anyone has any tips, tricks or tutorials for either – please share them below! That’s basically how I’ve been learning so far…visiting one blog, then another and then another, stashing away secrets and tidbits from each. Hopefully this time next year, I’ll be a little Adobe whizkid – who knows, maybe I’ll come to love it so much that Joe and I get a 3rd dog and name it Adobe (side note: we will not be getting a 3rd dog, but the name Adobe would be adorable for a little puppy!).

So what else is going on in my life right now? Well Joe and I (and little B) just got back from Michigan where we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! Can you believe it – 1 year! Sheesh, where does time go?!

We also celebrated my nephew, and now my GODSON’s baptism – eeeek! I’m so grateful and blessed just to be an aunt to two of the sweetest little boys, but I’m truly so honored to get to be a Godparent to one of them and I’ll cherish the unique bond that he and I will get to share forever.

And that’s pretty much it! Time to catch up on some TV while the baby sleeps and the husband is off playing soccer. Will & Grace is calling my name!!!


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