Work harder. Work smarter. Use these FAB photo apps for blogging.

Ok, I cheated yesterday.

Flat out cheated.

I wrote a blog post with 5 lines.

I can still hear Michael…

‘Whaaat?!!!  That’s not a real blog post…but it was FUNNY….I’ll give ya that’

Gotta admit, it was kinda fun being a blog cheater.

Being all short and to the point.

Wait !!!…does this make me a BLOG HUSSY ???!!!

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Hipstamatic Photo App

Because every blog hussy needs a HAWT GUY.  Well, he may be a mosaic, but he sure made me stop in my tracks.

This year was a banner year to learn about new Photo Apps and Pinterest…..

Don’t make me add links in here for you to go and download these apps.  I am on holidays, and I am staying LAZY.

WordPress added those links in.  Truth.

I’m still lazy.

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Proof of me being Lazy …

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Photo Shop Express


I hate to put a downer on the mood {next photo}…

It was a sad day when Steve Jobs died.

 I wanted to capture the beauty of how people reached out and wrote LOVE NOTES to Steve.

 It was so beautiful….

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Well, and I wanted to show off some more.

With my apps.

 Cause I can.

 Remember?!!  BLOG HUSSY.

Blog Hussy Def*ini*tion: One who stays up into the wee hours of the night, downloading Pinterest pics AND discovering new apps.

Who does that?  ME for crying out loud.

I have earned that lame job title.

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Cartoonatic app – Pencil Jetty Mode

This next one is a photo with my Sony Camera {yes, I lurve you Sony}. I had to show these cupcakes made by my daughter Tristan.  Cupcake toppers created by cutting marshmallows on the diagonal, and dipping them in

* sparkles *

 Genius, pure genius …errrh…{like her mother}.

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Cupcake Love


Who would have ever ‘thunk’ that you would get baking tips on my blog?  Well, this blog hussy is turning over a new leaf.  I don’t know what that really means, but I think that means that you may very well have to look at my one more cupcake picture.  Because they are brilliant.  Now I know why we are going broke paying for her Uni education.


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Seriously pretty cupcakes !


Can’t tell you what mode this next photo was in. I can tell you that it was the Hipstamatic Photo App.  That’s all the info you need anyway.  I can’t tell you every single thing.  You have to be smart, all on your own.  Or lazy chill just like me.  You will then discover that if you just SHAKE YOUR PHONE, yah, I said SHAKE IT {!!!!!}, it will change the photo mode within the app.  I had to discover that from having a temper tantrum reading the instructions of the app.  Then, I stood, all calm and collected in the photo.


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Hipstamatic App


YES~ I read the instructions in the app.  Reading instructions makes me want to punch things. So you can take the easy road, and learn how to have fun with apps with my guided assistance. If I keep up like this, I may become a blogging Apple Genius. Bet they have awards for that profession.  When I get the award, I am going to prance it all around our house.  In front of my audience. My four kids, hubby and my big dog Oliver.


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The cool thing to note here, is if you shake your phone~ it changes up the mode in the app.  It is like getting a surprise in the Cracker Jack Box.

You never know what awaits you.  A tattoo, or a miniature thing-a-ma-jiggy.

Or try Cartoonatic App, because it is a hoot too. Especially when you are taking a picture of wine and chocolate.


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Cartoonatic App ~ Cute Harley Mode


Ok, it is your turn.  Do you have any favourite photo apps?  Teach me… Then I can HUSSY your apps too.


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  1. Rachel says:

    iPhone photo apps are the best! Have you tried Fuzel (BEST collage app!!) or the A Beautiful Mess apps? They are awesome!! I can’t imagine blogging without them!! Love your pics!

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  4. Just got an iPhone, so I’m trying to figure out which apps I need! I really have no clue how to use this thing yet!!! I love the “biggest lie ever” pic… so true. Ha!

    • Oooh Rosa …there are sooo many awesome apps~ You will have so much fun. Cartoonatic and Hipstamatic of course. Another favourite is WHATSAPP…great for free texting (international and all), location sharing, photo and voice memo sharing. Brilliantly easy to use too. Have a blast ! Lynne xx

  5. Joanne says:

    Great post! (as I read in my pj’s). I was with you when you snapped that mosaic man, you actually did stop right in your tracks!! Too funny, he was hawt!!
    And Tristan’s cupcakes!?!?! Wowzahh!!! Geooooorgeous!!! She’s got talent, doesn’t fall far from the tree 😉
    ps. Sometimes short blog posts are just as fun and interesting as long ones! Why not. It’s a blog, you can do WHATEVER you want!! xx

    • So very true Jo !! That was a great time in Paris, non? Visiting the Merci store and then bamm…we see a HAWT MOSAIC DUDE. 🙂 I agree, short posts are great. Doing more of those. More posts, and shorter ones..they are FUN !

  6. Amanda says:

    Haha love this post. And those cupcakes are works of art! And I AM in my pjs and writing this on my iPhone in bed – I was almost too lazy to comment because I suck at using the key pad! Ahhh back to sleep…
    Amanda xx

    • What a hoot Amanda! I think a day in bed, in pj’s with an iPhone or laptop is a day of bliss.One of my besties taught me the fastest way to learn how to type on an iPhone is with your thumbs. Yup.Thumbs. I hated it for about a day. Thought I was going to chuck it across the room. Now I am a thumb ninja. Just sayin. 🙂 Lynne xx

  7. That’s too funny…I’ve been struggling myself to come up with blog posts during the holiday season.

    Following you now (from Twitter)!

    Happy New Year!

    • Thanks for following me Carol !!! Happy Dance, Happy Dance !!! I struggle with coming up with too many blog posts …haha..no kiddin….but overall, I find other bloggers to be fabulous inspiration. I hope I can do that for you. Until then..happy blogging..going to check your site RIGHT NOW Lynne xx

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am so with you about “Instructions”, that is exactly how I feel. . .I hate them, they never make sense and I do indeed want to punch something or someone ! ! ! Happy New Year.

  9. Linda says:

    Lynn – Why is it always too late at night (oops – early morning) to wake my daughter? She will love to see the pictures of your daughter’s cupcake designs! Hope I remember to show her tomorrow, after she gets home from a full day of school. (right after my shower – if I have time) Happy New Year! Cheers!

    • Linda says:

      Ooops! I found it! The “e” for the end of your name….

    • Linda…too funny…I haven’t woke up the kids for cupcakes yet, but I have snuck down to the kitchen in the wee hours and stole one. I just move the rest of them around the plate, so no one notices that there is a missing piece of yumminess. I guess now that I wrote it for thousands to see, the cat is out of the bag 🙂 haha Lynne xx

  10. i just pinned the cupcakes….
    i am a total pinterest hussy and/or slut

  11. I am totally reading this in my jammies – I feel like you’re spying on me!! And it’s 2:18 pm. Did I just type that in my outside voice? Oops.
    So glad I read this post because I got an iPad for Christmas and I’m like an app monster – trying out photo apps like crazy. I really like Percolator – try it out!!

  12. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am litterally sitting in my chair Laughing OUT LOUD! YOU SLUT!!!!!!!!!!! and you know your Google searches are going to be tres hillaire maintenant!!!

    • Stop it, you just made me fall of my chair laughing !!!!! I laughed so hard when I forgot to list you in our twiend group of HUSSIES!! YOU HUSSY. I’m tellin everyone you are a hussy!!! LOL!!!!

  13. Fun, funny and so great, love the cupcakes — I am trying to lose the pounds I gained in the last month and a half, but those pics are fantastic!