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  1. PicMonkey: Making a Graphic


    September 30, 2013 by Katie

    Ready for another PicMonkey Tutorial? My last tutorial showed you what I do with all the images that I use on my blog, but today I’m going to show you how to make a graphic. Here are some examples of graphics that I’ve made:

    To do my demonstration at Healthy Living Summit, I created a new graphic so everyone would be able to see how it works, step by step. I’m going to show you how to create the same graphic today:

  2. PicMonkey Presentation ReCap


    September 23, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone! I know I’ve made you all wait a while, but I finally have an overview of my PicMonkey presentation from Healthy Living Summit put together for you all! Since I only had 15 minutes to present, I decided to talk about the basics of PicMonkey and give people some ideas of what they can do for their personal photos as well as for their blogs.

    Today I’m just going to share what I use PicMonkey the most for, and then we’ll move on to other topics on another day. It’s much harder to explain through a blog rather than showing it in person!

    First, here are several examples of ways I’ve used PicMonkey:

  3. PicMonkey’s New Features


    March 26, 2013 by Katie


    Yes, we’re back to international greetings… Anyone know where today’s comes from? Anyway, I hope you all had a great Monday! Well, if Mondays could be great?

    So you all know I’m a huge fan of PicMonkey. If you missed them before, here are my previous PicMonkey tutorials:

    PicMonkey Tutorial

    Weekly Workouts Demystified

    PicMonkey has come out with a lot of new features, including “spring” overlays as well as something that I’m really excited about: their new light effects!

    I love the effects that PicMonkey has available, many of which I used in my “What’s in My Make Up Bag” post to make the images more fun. Sometimes they’re subtle, and other times not so much, but I love the artsy factor.

    To find the new light effects, once you’ve opened a photo, click on the effects icon and then scroll down a bit until you see them:

    The five new effects are Bokeh, Radiance, Lens Flare, Sunglow and Spotlight. The best thing to do is just play around with them a bit to see what you like and when you might use it.

    Here is an example of me messing around with a couple on a picture…

  4. Google Reader & Bloglovin’ Tutorial


    February 22, 2013 by Katie

    Happy Friday!!!

    I am soooo ready for a fun and relaxing weekend! I’ve got a couple plans, like brunch with my cousin and shopping with some friends, but other than that I’m looking forward to some relaxing and, per usual, a little school work and blog work thrown in.

    When I mentioned a while back that I had switched over to Bloglovin’ from Google Reader, someone (okay, Linz) mentioned that she didn’t use either and didn’t understand them. I used them because I heard about them and took a little time to investigate, and I’m so glad I did because it makes blog reading so much more organized and I know I’m not missing anything I don’t want to miss.

    Since I’ve used both systems, I thought I’d share a little tutorial for each so that if you don’t know how to use one or either, you can try it out!

    Google Reader

    First and foremost – to use Google reader you need a Gmail account. I’m a HUGE Gmail fan, especially since I also use Google calendar and Google …

  5. Weekly Workouts Demystified


    November 19, 2012 by Katie

    Happy Monday! I know you are ALL excited for this Monday (unless you don’t live in the U.S…) because you have either a 2 or 3 day week before the holiday! I’m supposed to have a 3 day week because we technically have school Wednesday, but I always ignore that and take Wednesday off because my teachers always end up canceling class that day anyway. Turns out I have one teacher who insists on having class… hmmm guess I’m missing it! Good thing it’s only 50 min long though, not missing much.

    On Friday I have you all an introduction to how to use Picmonkey, but many of you asked more questions about it, specifically how I make my weekly workout pages. These definitely take a little more creativity and effort, but I think you all can handle it! Let’s just hope I can explain it well…

    We’ll start with this one:

  6. PicMonkey Tutorial


    November 16, 2012 by Katie


    Anyone else?!? This was a LOOOOOONG week for me, most of it just stress I put on myself, but nevertheless I am so excited that it’s over. I’ve still got a ton of work to do this weekend, but I’m less anxious. And I have 2 classes between me and my freakishly early flight on Wednesday morning! Well, it was going to be freakishly early but my mom would have still been in bed when my plane landed in KC…

    Anyhoo, I did have one highlight in the middle of my week: A blogger meet-up at Bountiful Eatery! I went here once before with Chelsey and Tina, and then another time with Lindsay!

    The owner offered to host a blogger meet-up, giving us a discount, so of course I said yes! I was so excited when 10 girls RSVP’d yes to the event, it was so nice to see everyone! Haha I was a bit out of it mentally (thinking…


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