Saturday, January 28, 2012

Totally Awesome Timesuck

I know I don't usually post on Saturdays, but I had to share this with you all!

First off, you know what the word timesuck means right?  It's the name I give to anything that sucks up my time that is not completely vital or super important in my life but is still totally awesome.  Examples:  Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Television (namely reality television because Vampire Diaries is obviously super important so it doesn't exactly qualify as a timesuck).  These things take up lots of time and can be little black holes in your day if you're not careful.

So, I usually give myself a time limit.  That helps me manage my timesucking activities pretty well.  Except for yesterday morning.  I sat down to read a few blogs, knowing full well that I had just a half hour to read before getting ready to go to the gym.  I stopped over at Beth's (Home Stories A to Z), and that's when it happened.  I read this post about how to create a Facebook timeline cover photo and my time limit went completely out the window.  Look at how cute hers is!!!

I had to create one for my page right then, didn't I?  The actual "creating" didn't take long at all.  Beth's instructions are easy to follow (as are all of her tutorials - she really does a great job explaining things), and I could have made the photo, uploaded it, and went on to the gym.  Instead I played around for longer than I should have, but the end result is really fun.  And I did get to the gym..........eventually.

With Valentine's Day on the horizon I wanted something a little sweet.  I used this picture of my Target clearance pillows......

to create the background with a few simple tweaks on Picasa.  I just cropped the image into a rectangle, used the pencil sketch feature, and softened it up a bit.  I use Picasa and/or Picnik for all of my photo editing, and Beth also gives instructions for using Picnik to create a timeline photo.  Anyhow, I'm a big faux bois lover, so it's a little ridiculous how much I love this background! 

So if you don't have anything else to do this weekend, have some fun playing with your pictures and make yourself a Facebook timeline photo.  All the kids are doing it!  Well, Beth's cool; me - not so much.  

See you on Monday!


  1. This looks great! Love the faux bois! I'm going to have to try this when I have a lot of spare time. :)

  2. that is so cool! you know i love faux bois! :)

  3. What a fun idea... yours looks great :) I have a super giant problem with timesucks... time management has always been one of my personal weaknesses ;)

  4. Yay for Timeline cover photos and for faux bois :)! Thanks for the shout out!

  5. These are incredible! I cannot wait to make one :) thanks so much for sharing

  6. Love it! Totally time suck worthy!!! Have a great weekend.

  7. Love it, now I just have to find time in my weekend to do this, maybe on Sunday afternoon, since we have no football this weekend. I'm now following you, so happy I found your blog.

  8. SO cute! I love this :) Yours is great!


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