ten on tuesday.

1. It feels SO good to get back to ToT! These posts feel like home to me. =) And since I skipped a week (or two?) I have a backlog of good stuff/questions/links/funnies.

2. I love the New Year. I know it sounds silly but I was driving around town the other day feeling so thankful for the calendar system. How lucky are we that we get an official re-start every 12 months? Without a calendar we’d just have a vague feeling of familiarity with the change of seasons. I like it much better this way. I’m a girl who loves change so celebrating New Year suits me. This year I have two main goals: 1) to create my blog book page(s) via Blurb each time I blog (hoping to avoid the three year backlog I’ve got going right now) and 2) to allow fewer pictures to tell my story (hoping to spend less time actually editing/blogging a bajillion pictures and more time actually making the memories.) What about you?

3. I’m intrigued by the idea of vlogging. I’d be totally down for mixing a few video posts in here and there if I had a topic. Anything you want to hear me ramble about?

4. Hayley Morgan, a fellow writer at The Creative Mama and blogger at The Tiny Twig, just released her e-book The No Brainer Wardrobe to help fashion-handicapped girls like me get dressed with less drama each morning. For 7.99 we could all use less drama don’t you think? Check it out!

5. Have you read about The Red Cross’s Twitter faux pas? As one who is familiar with putting the ol’ foot in the ol’ mouth, I was amused by the tweet and the amazing save.

6. Will any of you be in New Orleans for Imaging USA next weekend? If so, let’s meet up! Drop a comment here and we’ll set something up. Amy and I will be both be there and we’d love to meet up with fun fellow photogs.

7. I think our kiddos are finally old enough to enjoy and benefit from a simple family bible study. Does anyone have a good resource for something like that?

8. Speaking of bible study, there have been knock-down drag out fights in our house this week over The Jesus Storybook Bible, between our children. I tried to tell them that God never intended for us to fight over the Bible but it was to no avail. Of course Brent had to point out that that’s precisely what people have been doing since the Bible was told/written. Touche. Although I stand by my original point.

9. I want to spruce up the blog a bit this month. I know I need to add a little “about me” blurb in the sidebar to help new readers figure out who the heck I am and why they heck they should care (two questions I still don’t know the answer to, btw). Anyway, I’d love to include a little list of best-loved blog posts. Would you help me? Is there a particular post that stands out to you as uniquely Pigbear-ish?

10. Finally, I always like to let you guys know if I’m having a Clean Color sale so here you go. If Santa was kind enough to bring you Photoshop or Elements this year for Christmas then you might be interested in picking up the corresponding version of Clean Color for 20 bucks off. Just click here and use the code “santa” through tomorrow. =)

JuliPJanuary 3, 2012 - 1:14 pm

I bought “the Jesus Storybook Bible” on your recommendation and have to say, my kids fight over it too! The illustrations are amazing! I was guest teacher for our religious education kindergarten class and brought that along to share with them. It really is great! and now that my kids are learning to read, they fight over who gets to take it to bed and “read” it before bed…. thanks for the suggestion.

Sally C.January 3, 2012 - 1:25 pm

We have the Jesus Storybook Bible (on a recommendation from Katherine Pershey – thanks for linking her wonderful blog) and my four-year-old loves it. We read a chapter every night and it’s so simple and lovely. I can see why your kiddos are squabbling over it! Happy New Year!

MariannaJanuary 3, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Hey Erin! I’ve never commented but the post about Sarah swimming gave me goosebumps. Loved it.

P.C.January 3, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Oh no and the fighting over the Storybook Bible. Is it over stories to be told, or over the books? We got E one for Christmas last year (with a CD) so they could each have one.

MelanieJanuary 3, 2012 - 2:50 pm

I hadn’t heard about that Red Cross tweet, that’s hilarious! I would love to see you vlog about interacting with your clients & how you get such great expressions from the children you work with.

EBPitcherJanuary 3, 2012 - 3:30 pm

So good to know I’m not the only one with a blog book backlog, although mine is only two years. Now if I could only catch up on my blogging…

KristiJanuary 3, 2012 - 4:33 pm

3. Please post some sort of tutorial on the logistics of downloading photos (and posting them to various forms of social media, including your many blogs), and/or your method(s) of photo storage (electronic or otherwise). All of this is terribly confusing and overwhelming to me. 7. It’s not a Bible study but maybe your family would enjoy doing a daily devotional together? Jesus Calling–the children’s version– is lovely. 8. We also fight over that Bible in our house. Illustrations are lovely. 9. The swim team is tops, but there are many, many more. One about you meeting Brent. Also one about not wanting to miss a thing. Several more…the list is way long here!

kim schmidtJanuary 3, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Would love to meet up with you in New Orleans at Imaging! I’m around Saturday evening until Wednesday afternoon! 🙂

Diane RoscoeJanuary 3, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Erin, I have to second Marianna’s recommendation for your post about Sarah’s first swim meet. I still enjoy rereading that one!

KellyJanuary 3, 2012 - 7:36 pm

I won’t be in NO this weekend but Stephen will be down there at a football game, something to do with the National Championship!RTR! I second Jesus Calling, the kids’ version. I’m doing that with Meg and Reese this year. And I loved the post you wrote about turning 30 that was a summary of the previous decade. It’s great to see you back here!

KellyJanuary 3, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Per #9, you MUST add the post about taking little man to the ER with a letter block stuck on his finger!

Amy T.January 3, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Post worthy of listing is the post you wrote before your son was born. And posts you have or you neighbors/neighborhood. Your post about the sweet old woman (can’t recall her whole name) but it is who Sarah was named after I believe. The list goes on…

Elizabeth C.January 4, 2012 - 8:11 am

So I totally love the No Brainer Wardrobe idea! I haven’t bought the e-book yet, but I spent a chunk of time last night reading through all of her articles about it. So great! She really explained things well. I’m pretty sure revamping my clothes and closet is now on my to-do list today. Thanks for sharing!

Top posts that come to mind:
-B-ro with the B letter stuck
-A school beginning/end comparison post (because they are so darn cute)
-B-ro and natural consequences (pretty sure I laughed out loud there)
-Gap contest
-The ballerina posing on backdrop paper post

Christen LJanuary 4, 2012 - 8:27 am

I bought the JSB after you recommended it. We love it. Crosby is not old enough to “get it” completely, but he loves the pictures and I think any interest is a good thing. I’ll be checking back to see others’ recommendations for family bible study.

Ashley H.January 4, 2012 - 9:35 am

I’d love to see a video blog about how to calibrate screen color. Yesterday I realized my images revamped using Clean Color (which I LOVE, by the way) look vastly different on my laptop versus my monitor. Which is horrible news when I just spent 2 weeks editing a year+ of snapshots. Previously I tried the “print a picture and adjust the screen to match” but couldn’t ever get them to match. Thanks!

linseyJanuary 4, 2012 - 1:27 pm

aw, I’ll have to wait until next time you have a sale….I’m dying to purchase Clean Color….I’m a newbie with over processed images…I admit it! LOL My princess is turning 5 in a week and has requested a Fancy Nancy Pink Poodle in Paris Tea Party Fashion Show…………..it’s probably the last time I let her pick..do you know how much a party like that costs!!!! I’m feeling many years of family parties in her future! LOL

KimJanuary 4, 2012 - 1:43 pm

I so love your Ten on Tuesdays, glad they are back! I struggle with an about me page for my blog too…how do you wrap yourself up in 100 words or less, ha?!

LacyJanuary 4, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Your post that was titled something like “Letter on the eve of change”. I read it – and it reminds me of my mom – and our bond as the oldest child and only daughter. It really speaks to the kind of mama you are – amazing!

SandraAJanuary 4, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Your ToT says the Clean Color code is good “through tomorrow”, which I took to mean all of Wednesday. I just tried to order but it says “santa” code has expired. Did I misunderstand?

adminJanuary 4, 2012 - 4:54 pm

I’m so sorry Sandra…I just fixed it!

HeatherJanuary 8, 2012 - 1:30 pm

We love the Jesus Storybook Bible at our house too. Our 20 month old walks around after his bath saying “bii-bul, biiii-bul” looking for it, we are excited that it is has gotten his attention at such a young age. The illustrations are so beautiful. One of my favorite posts (and this one may have been over at Creative Mama) was the one with the pictures of your pic-a-day books, they look so great and it really inspired me. I’ll be at Imaging Sat-Tues, would love to meet up sometime. Happy new year and War Eagle!! 🙂

Rachel ClarkJanuary 10, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Hands down the best blog post I’ve ever read was the one about Sarah’s first swim meet. I cried when I read it and I am tearing up now thinking about it. This probably has something to do with the fact that that swim team and it’s swimmers mean the world to me! Also, I remember how scared Sarah was at first and seeing her finish that first lap in her first meet was awesome and something that brings me so much joy, no matter whose child it is. Can’t wait to watch my two babies have that same experience. I hope I can capture the memory as well as you did!

custom plastic cardsJanuary 10, 2012 - 3:35 pm

You should totally vlog! It’s easy to set-up one at Youtube.

Key TagsJanuary 10, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Brent’s a smart little one isn’t he? haha 🙂

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