Lovely friends and just because..

Today is a great day…..

and you are in for a special treat. Actually….four days of treats!

Today is day one.

First….let me introduce you to my friend Jacki in the photo above….

she’s sitting with her daughter Selah and i just happened to love the way

they were LOVING on each other when i stopped by for a visit.

I happened to have my camera with me and this was a total impromptu

photo and i did NOT ASK permission to use it.

{I’ll make it up to you Jacki…pinky promise}


I’ve been wanting to do something fun for a while now…to thank you girls for

taking the time to stop by and read my little thoughts here on this blog.

You know i have a passion for photography….

i just don’t want to take it to the next level.

I have the most fun with grabbing images of my kids….

my kids friends and the small things i see with my eyes.

This photo above is baby Devin.
{i also didn’t ask Devins permission either…}

She is my neighbor baby…..the one who when my ovaries are kicking in…
all i have to do is go next door to hold her.
To get my baby fix.
Then i hand her back.

And lastly….

the girl who rocks Fin’s boat.

This girl is competing BIG time for his heart…

and i have to say…i think she won him over;-)


now for the fun….


Adobe photoshop Elements 8.

You can edit your photos galore with photoshop….

making your own fabulous memories.

Just leave a comment …comments close tomorrow {april 30th} at midnight.

Then make sure to check back on Saturday for day 2 {and the winner}.
{p.s. i did and have not forgotten about the name giveaway….don’t worry;-)}



  1. Oh, baby sweet baby cheeks… they'll get you everytime!
    great photos, all around…

    and if it's possible to win this program I have been lusting after, it will be more than great!

  2. Your photos are always an inspiration and make me want to take better pics.
    Great giveaway…

  3. Dreamy Whites says:

    I love all of your photographs!! You are so talented!

    I would love to win photoshop. I need it bad! : )))

    Take CAre,

  4. Shelley in SC says:

    Oh, my yes, please enter me for the beautiful Photoshop giveaway!! And then you'll do a personal tutorial to go along with it, right??? : )

  5. Laura @ 52 FLEA says:

    I would love to win this…my pics could use help. Thanks for a chance!

  6. Love. your. photos. I'd love to get more creative with my picture taking. I'd love a chance to win.

  7. wowee, what a dream of a giveaway!! And, I absolutely LOVE that shot of the little one who is rockin' Fin's boat!

  8. Christina says:

    I have one of those neighbor's too!!! I LOVE loving on her little girl!!!! And handing her back. :o)

    I would LOVE another baby but my hubby … not so much.

  9. emcSquared says:

    I absolutely love your photos! I wish I could take photos like you. What kind of camera do you use?

    Thank you for the chance!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

  10. Oh me!! I would love to have PS Elements 8 too!

  11. kljswilson says:

    It goes without saying that I would love PS8.

    Plus, my sister is having triplets…so I will have to be her photographer and I will get MY baby fix x3!!


  12. Lovely photos…would love to be entered in the drawing.

  13. Your photos are nothing like I've ever seen! I'd love to live in a bright cheery haze similar to your life! It looks so calm and happy!! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Beachbrights says:

    What a treat. You are spoiling us 😉


  15. I have been enjoying your French holiday posts ~ both the photos and the commentary! Always love your photos ~ inspires me to try myself someday … sometime …

  16. It's incredible how much you can say about a person (whether it's the subject or the photographer) through photography. I love the timeless elegance of your style–classic, eternal, good taste 🙂

  17. Yippee skippy!!!! oh what'd i give to have my photos look anything like yours 🙂

  18. i would LOVE this … it's been on my "list" for so long and well, it just keeps getting pushed down the list by necessary life things. thanks for being so generous.

  19. WOW!!!! What an awesome giveaway, would love this. Your photos are so precious today, beautiful.

  20. I need photoshop?

  21. Abby's Garden says:

    Such a generous gift to share! I'm just starting to really get into photography on a more serious level (for me anyway) so this would be a lovely way to get started…thanks for the chance!

  22. Kasey You are always blowing me away with your talent-and your generosity-you have become such a fun part of my day! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  23. Emily@Little Forever Family says:

    So so so so so so excited for this!!!

  24. Heather S. says:

    You take beautiful pics…and I'm working on it. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Heather S.

  25. AtOneWithHim says:

    Oh that baby face! I want to smoooosh it.

  26. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} says:

    Oh Kasey, this would be amazing. I can't say that I'm the most deserving of it, but I would love it so much. 🙂 Thanks, girl!

  27. Oh PICK ME! I need this one! Between trying to figure out MY blog and starting 2 business blogs, I am about to pull my hair out between godaddy being sucky, pictures, trying to figure out code and trying to actually have a LIFE!

    I love your header!

  28. Raye Marie says:

    Your beautiful photos have inspired me to learn more about photography. Winning your giveaway would certainly put me on the right path. Thanks for the fun.

  29. Are you serious? Count me in! I absolutely adore baby Devin and Fin's girl. Those are precious photos!

  30. I would love to win this! I love all your photos!

  31. Blossoms and Vintage says:

    Awesome!!! You definitely have the best giveaways! Have a blessed day!!

  32. Count me in please ~ I would love to have this!!

  33. Kasey, I enjoy your blog so very much…the words, the pictures…it's a happy place over here! And I'm NOT just saying that because I would l.o.v.e. a little photoshop action! 🙂 Thanks for the fun giveaway and for your sunshiny blog.

  34. The Nest says:

    I just love reading your blog. I can't tell you how many times I have laughed out loud! 🙂

  35. Anonymous says:

    Wow your trip to Paris, sounds amazing. Great give-a-way.

    Thanks, Margo

  36. Dragonlady says:

    What a fabulous gift, i would love to win, and then take a class to learn how to use it….
    I am a follower and I love reading your blog and seeing your great photo's..

  37. Kimberly says:

    WOWZA! What a great giveaway! Yes, please 🙂


  38. Cottage Gal says:

    Must. have. Adobe. Photoshop. Elements. 8. Paahhhleease.

  39. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful give away! The little girl who rocks Fin's boat is Soooo lovely~

  40. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest says:

    Um okay, I want this one really bad. pretty please with sugar on it.

  41. Oh, oh, oh! Please, please, please! Pick me! Pick me! I will love you forever and ever!

  42. Anonymous says:

    Oh pick me pick me!!!!!!!
    Email cuz I forgot my goggle password.. Haaa see I need this cuz my mind is slowly fading.. 😉

  43. Florence says:

    I love your photos and your stories, they are so honest and straight forward. Thanks for sharing. Florence

  44. Cheryl~ZanyMayd says:

    Fabulous Give~Away, Please Count Me in….. Your Photos are Priceless!

  45. Elizabeth says:

    That photo of your neighbors baby
    is soooo darn cute!!!!
    What a generous giveaway!

  46. Laura King says:

    Your photography always inspires me! Seriously, I can't wait to go the aquarium and capture photos like yours awhile back. I am looking forward to when I find time to edit photos…only 6 more weeks of school and I am free. This give away would be PERFECT for me. I love the Flora-bella collections you use…they are dreamy!!!
    Your blog always makes me smile 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win this great treasure!

  47. Debby - Romancing the Bling says:

    Oh yeah! I would love to have Photo Shop! You are so sweet and thoughtful to place it in your give-away!
    I love visiting your Blog often!

    Take care,

  48. everydaymomma says:

    pick me pick me…please:)

  49. FEDERICA says:

    Oh Kasey, baby Devin is adorable! Soo cute! Love all your photos!

    This giveaway is AMAZING!!!!!! Please count me in!!!!

  50. Sarah ABeachCottage says:

    well, I love your photos and literally just bought PSE8 and have wasted HOURS playing with it…

    what I am thinking is that your next giveaway may be right up my alley..some actions *wink and you will pick a blogger from down under in need of some action action roflmao


    p.s. I think I am what is known as a Professional Lurker at your place

  51. Great photos, great stories, great blog, great give away 🙂
    best wishes

  52. Seasoned with Words says:

    Your photos are just darling. What a wonderful giveaway! It's the best giveaway I have ever seen. 🙂

  53. judy # Watkins says:

    I would love to have the photoshop! Every time I give my show, I take pictures of my vendors and their treasures and get frustrated with the limited resources I have to edit. You would make my day!

    xo Judy

  54. michelle from Six in the City says:

    What an amazing giveaway!!!

  55. This is the best giveaway I have ever signed up for…hope I win!

  56. Anonymous says:

    Merci, Merci…Kasey..for the chance to win this bonn gift! (the only French I know)!!

  57. High Heeled Life says:

    What beautiful pictures. What wonderful gifts you are able to present friends with. I'm just starting to real pick up the camera and look forward to your future postings on taking pictures.

  58. Really for me, you are too kind. But I must say my photos will never be as awesome as yours. Well at least if I won then my photos could at least look decent.

  59. My photos need all the help they can get. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  60. I just signed up for a photography class, I have been inspired by all your great photos and decided to pursue something I have always been interested in. Thanks for sharing your amazing trip with us….My husband's cousin lives in France and we hope to visit soon.

  61. La Borda Bleu says:

    what a generous giveaway!! thanks for the opportunity!! LOVE you blog!
    xoxo's nancy

  62. Oh what I could do with such a fab gift. Expecting a baby in September. My son has named her Rosie. How sweet to be able to catch those precious moments and pretend I'm a great photographer!

  63. Jennifer says:

    Always in it to win it….the photos are wonderful – the eyes have it! Happy weekend my girl with hugs and blessings, Jennifer

  64. What a great giveaway! My husband and I just bought a very nice camera and I think Photoshop is our next step 🙂


  65. I love your blog…read it everyday! I would love to win this give-away. Thank you!

  66. Shawn Seay says:

    Beautiful photos Kasey!!!!

  67. cheyenne says:

    i love your pics! and i would love to win!

  68. WOW! Gorgeous pictures!

  69. just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely fell in love, thanks for making my day!

  70. Just got my first DSLR camara and saving my bucks to get Photoshop! Would be thrilled to win!

  71. I love your blog and check back often to read your sweet posts.

  72. Would love to win! /have a great weekend.

  73. Andrea - Faded Plains says:

    You are beyond generous…and I have yet to try Photoshop…and would so love the chance to win…thanks a bunch Kasey!

  74. You make me giggle every time I visit your blog. Thanks! My fingers & toes are crossed for the great giveaway.


  75. Argggh – now that I know how to take photos – I definitely need to be able to photoshop them!! Oh PLEASE let it be MOI!!

  76. PS – you going to come and adventure race with me???

  77. Angelina says:

    Such a great giveaway! I love the subtle effect of the natural light in these photos!

  78. What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!

  79. I love your blog because I love your pictures. And I would love to win so I can make my blog look this awesome….

  80. I would love to win that! So much you could do with photos!!!

  81. I adore your blog – such soothing and beautiful photos. I'll enter the contest, not expecting to win, but hoping.

    Thanks for your beautiful corner of the world.

  82. First of all, you are so stinking talented. Love those pics. I mean LOVE! Almost as much as I love you and your blog.
    Secondly, I NEED this! This would take my pics to a whole new level.

    Fingers and toes crossed.

  83. Artzy Heart says:

    Your beautiful photos just take my breath away! Today is my first visit to your site and I was just following up on someone who had commented on my blog….just thought I'd see who else she likes. I was just thinking last night around 2:00 how much I wanted to learn to take better pictures and wondering if one could learn to do that online. I'm not a whiz and just barely getting a blog going, but your photos are so lovely, I'm all misty eyed now.

  84. Silly Lily says:

    please pick me, i have wanted FOREVER!


  85. Hoity Toity Baby says:

    oh how I would love this! But I'm realistic…with 183 comments on this give away alone…. *sigh*

  86. Jennifer S. says:

    I would love to edit my pics and make then even as half as beautiful as yours.

  87. The Flying Bee says:

    Are you kidding me??? I would love to win PS Elements! I have been begging hubby to buy it! Thanks for the chance Kasey!

    p.s. I have just been catching up on all the rest of your adventures in France…you are so funny! Loved reading all about it and the pictures are fab!


  88. Martha Carolyn says:

    Although I would need to read a major tutorial before attempting to use this editing program, if my pics could look half as good one day as yours always do, I'll study up as long as it takes! 😉


  89. Oh I would LOVE to have a copy of Photoshop 8. I would love love love it … just as much as I love your blog!

    xoxo MMW

  90. Emilie M. Paper's says:

    wow what a great giveaway…please enter me in the mix thanks so much…E.M.

  91. You take such beautiful pictures! Please enter me – I'd love to win!


  92. Love the blog and love the give-away! I would be so happy and grateful to win this amazing prize! I would love to be like you and edit beautiful pictures 🙂

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