Saturday, October 27, 2012

*Review* CollageIt

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I was recently chosen to review a great product for anyone who has a computer and pictures. I’m sure that is you! CollageIt software is a program that you can download from the Internet. You can find this at for both Mac OS  X and Windows.

CollageIt allows you to make those awesome collages right at home. It is simple and fast.

I was able to download the software in a few minutes and begin using the program right away.

There are Four Templates to choose from:

Once you pick the template you can then chose a collage size and background. 

I really liked their background options. I feel that they have a good variety to choose from in varying seasons and occasions.

One area that I feel could be improved in this option to add photos. I feel that there should be an easier way to upload photos. It would be easier to link your Facebook or instrgram account and have your pictures sync with the CollageIt Software.

To add your pictures first you click on the + symbol and then drag and drop your pictures into the software from your pictures folder. There are also other options using your

Within the application, you can export the collage to a photo file (various file types available such as .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif and .tif), send it via email, save it as a desktop background, as well as send it to Flickr or even Facebook.
You can turn any collage into a photo album or poster, as well as collages and scrapbooks.  I really enjoy making scrapbooks. It allows me to have my pictures in one place and I feel that I will be able to pass them to my children easier when they are older. Using the CollageIt software will enable me to create scrapbooks in a shorter time.

Here are some Collages I made with the software :

 Overall CollageIT is :
  • Easy to Use
  • Has several templates and backgrounds
  • Customizable 
  • Easy to share via print, e-mail, Flickr and Facebook

I look forward to using this software in the future to create fun and easy collages to share my photos with family and friends. 

I was given this software for my personal use in exchange of an honest opinion. This opinion is my own.


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Decision Making

An afternoon bustling my son to activities to keep us both occupied while Daddy worked. A stop at Barnes & Noble for trains and reading.  After two trips to the potty a book caught my eye so I scooped it up as my son toddled back toward the Kid’s section. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. It was such a great idea, an idea that I felt I needed.

Have you ever been stuck on a decision and can’t move forward because you don’t know what to do ? I sometimes feel that way and I’m sure that there are others that will agree that they do too. In ,“ The Rule of 10-10-10", Suzy Welch highlights the decision making process that has changed not only her life but also others.This is an article that explains the idea and how it can help those who need a nudge in their decision making process. 

I have some questions both big and small in my own life that I can see how this would be appropriate.  I think I will give this approach a run for a while. However, my main decision process has and will continue to be trusting in the Lord. 

I will continue to seek God’s advice in my life as well as his solutions for my situations.
These two scriptures highlight the importance of seeking God when making decisions.

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:6)

“There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel; that will stand” (Prov. 19:21).

I think that one aspect of life that we all must embrace is that even when a life decision is the right decision it will not always be smooth.

If we decide to be a Stay at home Mom, some days we will be overwhelmed with a misbehaving toddler. If we decide to work, sometimes we will dread going to work.  These are the times that we should seek God and surround ourselves with his word and ask for guidance, comfort, and understanding.

How do you make the small and big decisions in your life?


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Glamour Girl Book Review

Have you ever thought that you needed a head to toe makeover? It would be nice to get a new hair do, clothes, and even make up. All stay at home moms (SAHM) like myself probably daydream about a make over to look and feel fabulous from time to time. BUT have you ever thought of a inside out makeover. Recently, I was able to read a great perspective on receiving an ultimate make over from whom else but our Creator.  This great view in how to be a better you is, Glamour Girl by Megan Mottley.

In this eye-opening look at beauty, Megan pinpoints the characteristics that God views as attractive in us and highlights how we can strive toward these characteristics.  Once we have a soul that is aligned with Godly living can we truly have the ultimate makeover experience.

I felt that this book appeals to women in various stages in their walk with God. It can be uplifting for both women who are separated from God and those who are striving each day to walk by his side. In addition, there are self-discovery and self-evaluation quizzes to help the readers dig a little digger and really look at themselves in the mirror to find those areas that need a little more attention.

Mixing practical beauty tips with scriptures, Megan uses her experience and calling to help other women to find their most beautiful self.  I recommend  this book to those who seek to  discover how they can become a woman of beauty inside and out. 

Megan was kind enough to allow me to have a copy of her book in return for a honest review. This review is my personal opinion.


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Megan Mottley, Author of Glamour Girl: How To Get The Ultimate Makeover, has been writing since she was a child. It wasn't until Megan reached college that she realized her talent for writing; she decided to operate fully in her gift and as a result has made quite an impact on her growing audience. To date, Megan has over 12 years of experience in the journalism industry and has worked in every facet of the media. Megan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English (specializing in Professional/Technical Writing) from the University of Memphis. She also earned a Masters degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Religion and Journalism from the University of Memphis. Megan worked as a freelance writer for 9 years and was published in Grace Magazine, Dateline Memphis Entertainment News, The Daily Helmsman, B. Visible Magazine, BRAVO Magazine, The Christian Banner-formerly Mid-South World, and PROUD Magazine. Megan worked as a Copywriter Intern at Clear Channel Radio and served as the Editor of PROUD Magazine and the Black Business Directory.

Megan launched her own publication, DIVINE Magazine, a high quality print and digital Inspirational Magazine, in 2007. Megan’s publication, DIVINE Magazine, won DMAG America’s Memphis Choice Award for Best Entertainment (2011) and she was also the recipient of Tri-State Defender’s 50 Women of Excellence Award (2011). In 2012, Megan received the Outstanding Young Alumna Award from her alma mater, the University of Memphis for the work that she has done through her publication. Megan was a nominee for the 2012 Best In Black Awards.

In 2011, Megan launched The Glamour Girl Movement, an inspirational experience designed to empower, ignite and rejuvenate women through beauty. The Glamour Girl Movement is based on Megan’s first book, Glamour Girl: How to Get the Ultimate Makeover which was released in November 2011. Megan has also released several self-help E-Books including Supernaturally Single, A Glamour Girl Series for Today's Single Woman and What's Stopping You, A Guide To Moving Forward In Life.

Megan attends Life Church of Memphis where she has served on several teams including Praise & Worship, Greeters, Nursery, Angel Food and Damascus Road.

Megan is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Epsilon Kappa Chapter).
Megan has a beautiful 11 year old daughter, Kaitlin, who reminds her that every day is worth living and worth celebrating.