I feel almost shameful selling out my blog to do something like this, but I'm too selfish. I want this.

Two bloggers who used to be at odds with each other are getting in the Christmas spirit. MckMama and Grammie Mommy are teaming up to give away Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Elements, respectively.

Oh, how I have longed for Photoshop.

I didn't tell you this before, but part of the deal JP and I made for getting a third dog was that if he was going to have a hobby, so was I. My hobby of choice? Photography. So in exchange for the dog, he is going to get me a REAL camera (none of this point and shoot stuff) and Photoshop Elements.

But lo and behold: Here are Elements and Lightroom at my fingertips for free!

And so, I'm doing it. I'll selling out. With my tail between my legs, I'm posting a blog with links to their websites so I can earn one extra entry into the contest. So sue me. These are tough times, and a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? :)

When MckMama posted a giveaway for an HP Touchscreen Computer, I decided against posting a blog for another entry. I didn't want to create "junk" blogs for my loyal readers.

I guess this time I'm justifying it by thinking I've now given all of you the opportunity to enter and win. (Then you can give it to me! Just kidding. Sorta. No really, I am joking. Or am I?)

You'll never know. Until you win and I hunt you down.


On another note, we made it to the Macy's 8th floor last night. It was a wonderful time spent with family, but I cannot lie -- I was very disappointed this year for one reason. (Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty big reason.)

For decades now, families have made it a holiday tradition to pack up the kids and head downtown, fighting against weather, crowds, parking, confusing skyways, and one very, very long line to walk through the Dayton's, I mean, Marshal Field's, er, oops, Macy's 8th Floor holiday display.

The charm? A new beautiful exhibit each year.

Except this year. This year they decided to just keep last year's display up. Well, they made a few changes I guess. They seemed to have shortened the display a bit, so I guess I can't say they did nothing.

Seriously? The same display? We need Dayton's back, badly.


Brenda L said...

I thought it was a short display, too. But we didn't get there to see it last year, so I didn't mind the repeat.

And my question to you is where you plan on finding time to dedicate to a hobby? I'd love to sew more, but it's so hard to get time that it takes me forever to finish the more involved projects. I suppose that for me it doesn't help that my baby sleeps in the room that my sewing machine is in.

The Charlebois said...

Brenda, good question on the time thing. :) The good news is my children will make wonderful subjects. Or maybe I'll trade with JP. For every time I watch the kids while he's hunting, he'll watch them while I go take pictures! (hey, a girl can hope!)