Hey ladies! You all submitted some fabulous questions for AskPinkLouLou! I am saving the hair related ones for next week, because I will need to do some tutorials for those ;)
This next question is one I get asked often, so hopefully there are more of you out there who will benefit from it!
Miss Betsy... I am so glad you asked.
Everything on my blog, I do myself. I am pretty self taught when it comes to all things blog design.
Photoshop and Indesign are my favorite programs for all things design related. I use them both, just for different things. Either one will let you write on pics, and arrange them in little collages etc. If you don't have access to these programs, pixlr is a fantastic free website, that does many of the same things. Also, there is a FAQ section which should be able to help you a lot.
I am not exactly sure the difference between Photoshop, and Photoshop elements, but from what I understand elements will let you do most of what you will be wanting to do, for simple photo editing.
Now anything blog design related... I googled. At one point I had no idea what I was doing, so I literally googled everything. The answer is out there, but you just have to find it, and have patience to learn how to mess with html codes. Fun stuff right? ;)
For example, you want three columns in blogger? Google it. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
I am by NO means a blog design pro...like at all... but I have learned a lot thanks to the trusty web.
Oh GURL. You just spoke to my heart.
Nothing makes me happier than being organized. In all life aspects.
1. Here is a post I did on how I organize my hair accessories, makeup, nail polish, jewelry... and even my hair. Yes, my hair.
I thoroughly enjoy these cheapy trays for organizing anything really... great for bathroom, and bedroom. I make a point to go through them every couple of months and get rid of stuff I am not using. I am the complete opposite of a hoarder.
Now other ways I stay organized you ask?
2. My Erin Condren Planner. (I just heard angels)
Bottom line, I write shit down. BOOM. Take my word for it, and get you one of these babies.
3. My life binder, for lack of better title.
I usually don't carry this with me, because it has every single important paper ever. Like ever. Account numbers and statements, passwords, birth certificate, tax forms, all that jazz. It helps me keep all the important stuff right there, where I can find it. Somehow I like it better than files.
ALSO, heaven forbid there were ever an emergency such as a fire in my home, I could grab this (and Sadie!) and run out. I know it is weird to think about, but it is precautionary people!!
4. My daily iphone apps.
enough said. I check my bank account daily, call me crazy, but you can never be too careful. I also like to keep all my diet/nutrition/exercise info logged in My Fitness Pal. Makes it SO easy to track things!!
What else... hmm... I go through my closet every season, and get rid of things I didn't wear the previous year. It is cutthroat, but it works. :)
I will tell you, that I am not $20,000 richer. Dammit. But it was super fun. As to when the show airs, your guess is as good as mine. They said Fall at the earliest, so keep those fingers crossed you get to see me embarrass myself on national television. I wouldn't keep you guys in the dark, trust.
Shew, ok that was windy, sorry chics, but we had lots to cover. More AskPinkLouLou next week on all things HAIR AND MAKEUP!