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Tomorrow I have the day to myself! I am so looking forward to it. I meet with my trainer super early then after that... NOTHING. So I want to start working on my upcoming posts and giveaways, etc. Yes, that is what I love to do with my free time. It makes me super excited. It's nice to have a hobby that I can really get into again, especially with having a kid.

I am finding it hard to stick to just one or two main topics on this blog. It follows our life and now I am leaning towards organizational/family style blog... yet still going green. I am really big on that this summer. But I also want to do sales that I would love to share with my readers. I had a coupon blog last summer but with a one year old it was too crazy, so I think I am going back and doing two blogs now. One with our chaotic lifestyle and then one all about savings. Opinions?

While I am working on them tomorrow, I really want to do some blog design work. HOWEVER, I am clueless! What are some of the photo softwares that you other bloggers use? Or even my photography friends? I had looked into paying to have it done, but I am super anxious and don't think I could wait a few weeks... awful I know.

Xoxo, Cantrells


  1. I was designing all my blog layouts with Adobe Illustrator. It's my favorite program in the whole wide world. However at the moment, I'm using just one of blogger's templates but hands down for me is Illustrator

  2. I use Photoshop and Illustrator for my designs. Photoshop is definitely easier to navigate, think of Windows Paint on crack. :) Illustrator can be tricky when you are dealing with creating shapes and what-not. If you have the money, I'd suggest taking a look at the different packages Adobe offers:

    You might also consider buying the Design & Web Premium package. You've got a great thing going on with this blog and may want to design your own webpage/blog that way you're not limited to what Blogger offers you.

    One final thing: I'm taking an Adobe Dreamweaver course in Atlanta next month for my job (web design), I'll let you know how it goes. Taking courses and buying software may be more expensive as a start-up, but it beats paying someone to do it over time!

    Sorry for the ridiculously long response. :) Good luck!

  3. I hope you figure what direction to take your blog (topics etc.), I am your latest follower from the Tuesday Blog hop. I would really appreciate a follow back.

    One Chic Mom

  4. New follower from the Get Connected Blog Hop!

    Please visit and I'd appreciate it if you followed back

  5. I would add to the previous responses that Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are amazing and definitely the top 2 programs that I use out of the creative suite. However anadditional program is Adobe Lightroom. I can quickly edit my photos, crop them, watemark them and organize them all in one program. Also know that for any of the adobe programs you can download a version for 30 days to try for free. Anyway, good luck! Gina @

  6. Wow, taking on two blogs!! I admire you! I have a hard enough time trying to keep up with the one blog that I have! Stopping by and returning the follow!

    I hope you have a great rest of the week!


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