Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Keep and eye out....

Looking Out

Santa Claus is coming to Town!

Look Out

May the Holiday Season bring you child-like joy and hope.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Smart Watch Faces

Hubby got a new smart watch.  So I decided to make some watch faces for him to use...and figured I'd share them with you.  Feel free to download.

Clicking on an image should take you to the page on flickr where you can download them.  If not, try this link here:

Let me know if it works and if you'd like more.  Thanks!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Just a few Moments - Happy 3rd Birthday!

What was that, you said?


Three? No way!


I know...but it is true!


I saw for myself...there was cake and everything.


But you know...three's not so bad.  After three years of experience...


Just think of how much trouble you can get into by year four.


Happy Birthday to my little adventure finding niece!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Oops! + Wordless (Almost) Wednesday - Almost Three Years Ago

EEEEK!  I wasn't paying close enough attention and forgot to re-up my domain with GoDaddy. Before I noticed it, it was already bought up (we think by domain speculators).  Unfortunately, that means the domain needed to be changed.  So, .com has become .org.  Please help spread the word:
Beyond the Whiskers blog can now be found on  
Thanks for your help!

~ Kris

...on to the WW...

Look what I found while doing some Spring Cleaning!  My niece was so little!

Baby in Phillies Gear

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday - Composites

Had to come up with two composites for a contest on Instagram. Since I already had them made, I figure why not share them here.  :)

What do you think?  Keep it black and white....


or add a splash of color?

Square 2

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday - Always Bring a Camera!

While it is not always practical or feasible to have my Nikon with me, I am never without a camera.  Of the nine pictures below, four of them were with my cell phone.  Can you guess which ones?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

My husband and I host Easter dinner every year.  After the morning activities have slowed down, family members (my mom, my dad, my sister, my brother-in-law, my niece, and my uncle) all begin to show up at the house.

It is a fun holiday to host.

The afternoon starts out with lots of color ...

Easter VIII
Center Piece won during the Egg hunt.

Skinny vase filled with yummy candy!

and hidden treats.

Easter VI
Monkey has made it through two Easters now.

Then the egg hunts begin...

Easter IV
Oh boy!  An Egg Hunt!

Easter V
She found eggs for everyone.  Good thing she didn't mind when they kept her uncovered treasures.

And of course...there is plenty of family together time...

Easter III
Little one sharing a ring pop she found in one of her eggs.

Easter II
Cheese Faces
Note, this last pictures cracks me it is the result of my niece learning the word "cheese".  She loves when everyone repeats the word after her.  I'm already preparing myself for a long future of cheese face photos. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday - Nitters the Paranoid

The last Wordless Wednesday featured Maxwell the Adorable, so this week I give you Nitters the Paranoid, my sister's usually sweet and always high strung tabby cat.  Constantly on the lookout, he will be the first to spot any trouble...or movement...or tv channel being changed....

Nitters the Paranoid
He is quite the handsome boy.  Now, if only she could get him to relax a little.  At my house we have cat aromatherapy plug ins...but their house is a bit too big for that to be effective.   Maybe you can help.  Those of you with pets...what do you do to help your furry/scaly/feathery friends relax?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Maxwell the Adorable

If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen this picture of Maxwell, my friend's English bull dog...


But darn't, he's just too adorable. I couldn't help myself when I had another opportunity to share that adorableness with you.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - 30 Years and Fantastic Friends

This past weekend my hubby threw me a birthday party.  I have to say, I forgot how much fun they can be.  Cake, presents, and best of all...friends!


While I didn't have much of an opportunity to take photos...I did manage to snag a quick one of this cutie:


All things considered, if this is the way year 30 starts, I can't wait to see what comes next!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday - Julianna

Still working on those photos mentioned last week.  Because of this, I give you a couple more teaser pictures from a recent visit with lovely Julianna and family:



This is my first attempt at layering an image in hopes of decreasing blanket/background wrinkles.  Here's what I did in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (yes, I know should really upgrade)...

1. Create a duplicate of the original photo.
2. Select the duplicate photo.
3. Add a layer to adjust the levels of the duplicate.
3. Decrease the light by moving the black slider over to the right until the blanket becomes blackness.
4. Select the original photo.
5. Drag the duplicate onto the original to create a layer with the duplicate photo.
6. Select the now duplicate layer
7. Add a layer mask - reveal all
8. Select the brush tool - Mode exclusion
9. Brush over the parts of the photo I want to look as they did in the original (the baby's face, arms, blanket).

I know there must be an easier way to do if anyone has any tips or suggestions, please add them to the comments below.  Feedback is much appreciated.

Oh, and don't forget up below if you'd like to share your WW!  Thanks!