3 Picture Editing Apps You Should Be Using Now!

I get asked daily how to increase followers across social networks. There’s not an exact science, but you need to have great pictures to post. Here’s 3 apps I use to get mine. The editing apps you’re not using right now, but you should be. 

  1. Airbrush - I’m obsessed with it. It does everything!!! Clears your skin, whitens your teeth, brightens dark photos, so many filters. It can even make you a little taller, a bit thinner if you want. Like all things, there’s a bit of a learning curve, but when you play around with it-you’ll love it like I do. It’s free and almost all of the features are free. There are some that cost, but the pro-version is $3.99 and if you edit a ton of pics, it might be worth the purchase. 


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2. Pic collage. You’re probably using it, everyone has it even my 4th grader, but you’re using it wrong. For starters, once you make your collage, crop the pic collage logo out of your pics 🙄- seriously, it looks ridiculous (you could also buy the pro version) either way, stop it.  What you should be using it for is to overlay text on top of your pictures and watermark your pictures. You can also use it to shrink down a photo that’s too big for Instagram. Obviously you can make a collage, which is less of an issue now that insta has the carousel feature. 

3. Mojo - oh em gee!! It’s my new fav. Have you seen everyone’s IG story that look like a mini-movie with pictures and text? It’s done with Mojo! Like all apps, there’s a free and pro version but the free version is really good. 

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These are the apps I use and love, do you have any that you swear by? I’d love to know what you’re using. Drop a comment below of what pic apps you’re using or if you have questions. 

Hot Mess Mom Does Not Equal Real Mom. Stop It!

It's been bugging me for a while and since this is where I write and tell you how I'm feeling, here it goes. 
I am not sure when the "I'm a hot mess Mom"  started to mean you are a real Mom,but it doesn't and it's pretty annoying. 
Stop it.
When did not combing your hair and wearing pajamas in public mean you are a good Mom who's keeping it real? 
In fact, I believe it means you need to reevaluate your life and it's kind of a flip off to those of us who work really hard to keep things together. 
Don't get me wrong, there are definitely days when I don't have it together,when kids act crazy,when I'm struggling with balancing it all,but never does that mean that can't be bothered to put on pants to go to the grocery store. 

Am I TV ready Mom that you see on Fox 4 twice a month,  the perfect make up Mom, wearing stilettos to work Mom, Pinterest perfect decorated, spotless house Mom, no. 

I am however, doing my hair, putting on some lip gloss and getting my kids to school on time with a packed lunch, making dinner, throwing the dishes in the dishwasher and helping with homework, taking them to practice, making a to-do list and getting shit done Mom.

I think we've somehow we've gotten off track by watching the viral Facebook videos of the Moms guzzling wine and calling their kids assholes. 

Again, yes, my children can be a pain in ass and sometimes they make you want to drink; but come on. That in no way makes you a more real Mom. There are so many women I know who would give anything to be a Mom, who waited and prayed and hoped for their babies. There has to be a balance between the two.  

Perfect Mom no, I am not, there are so many failures on my part, it would require another blog. Hot ass mess Mom, nope, not that either. 

I get up 30 minutes before my kids, so I can have my coffee (no one wants to know me without my coffee), I stay up 30 minutes later sometimes to practice my yoga or eat brownies in the peace and quiet or veg out and watch Friends for the millionth time. It's called balance and making this Mom thing a priority - even when it's difficult.  

Take off those damn pajama pants, roll your face in a little makeup and get it together. Show your children you can handle being their Mom and have your own goals/life and not be a hot mess.