Saturday, November 7, 2015

Free Ancestry Access

              Ancestry is offering free access to military records 

  In honor of our veterans and with Veterans Day coming up Ancestry is giving you free access to global military records. If you have a Veteran in your family you would like to search Ancestry has thousand of records. Going on now till November 11th. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Restless Mama In Michigan: Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

Restless Mama In Michigan: Adobe Photoshop Elements 14:                         Adobe Photoshop Elements 14  I'm a photographer and I'm always editing my photos of my own and for m...

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

                        Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 

I'm a photographer and I'm always editing my photos of my own and for my clients. I've used other editing programs in the past but none were as good as Adobe Photoshop Elements nor could they do as much as the Adobe Photoshop Elements. It;s the only program I'll use. I had bought Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and loved it. I've had the chance to use the new edition. Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and I like it even more. Adobe always finds another way to make your photos look great. Adobe Photoshop Elements has many editing tools and everything you need.
There are so many things you can do and not just editing your photos. making cards, videos, calendars, collages, invitations, scrapbooks. Even if you're a beginner in editing photos, Adobe has built in tutorials by category so you don't have to search online on how to to do a special effect, that's my favorite part.Here are some samples of how to edit your photos. From beginners to expert.

* organize your photos by face recognition when uploading for faster editing.
* correct the brightness and contrast
*correct skin tones
* crop photos for better composition
*rotate and straighten photo to make your photo level
*sharpen your photo to make them more clear and crisp
* highlight your subject by darkening the corners to give it a vignette effect
* transform your photos into videos
* make cards and invitations by designing your own using patterns provided or your upload your    own
 * make collages, photo books, calendars and share them  on social media
* remove blemishes by using the blur tool to make skin smooth
* remove an unwanted object from your photo

                                 Your Basic edits

                                   Make the color pop

                                              Black & White effects 

Add  special effects like add color to a black & white photo, Adobe shows you how to do it.Here's a sample of how I did it. I circled the red areas of where to navigate on the page.

                                                                                                         1 select your photo
 2. click on the  Guided Tab
3. click on Black & white
4 click on Black & White Selection
5 then you will click on the B&W selection brush and you will outline the subject that you don't want color

and if you just want to show only one color in your photo it only takes one click and  you're done!


                                                     Fun Edits

   * make your photos look old
   * add a reflection
   * turn your photo into a puzzle
   *make your photo pop out with a 3D effect
    *turn your photos into masterpiece of art

                                               Photo merge

* add something from one photo to another buy merging the two together
*fix your group shots by blending the faces together
*remove an unwanted object

 here's a sample of before and after I removed the cars out of the background.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 is my all time favorite photo editing software and the only one I will use. Now that you know some of the editing tools you can do don't be afraid to edit your photos. Adobe is here to help make your photos look their best. You can purchase Adobe Photoshop at Best Buys stores. Get yours today and get your creative side flowing.

Disclaimer:    Restless Mama In Michigan has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Michigan Renaissance Festival 2015


37th Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival

I had the pleasure to go to the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, MI. I took my son and his friend and it was our first time going to the event. We had a great time and they want to go again next year. My son and his friend spent four weeks making a costume to wear and they did an awesome job. They were photographed by people all day, either someone was taking their photo or they were having a photo taken with someone. 


 As you can see in the photos, people dressed up in costumes for the event, including kids. It was neat to see people dressed up. This is a great family event. Plan on spending a whole day there as there is so much to see and do.  It is 17 acre village with different vendors that sell their goods, a wide variety of different foods to eat , entertainment, archery, musicals, jousting, clothing shops, jewelry, candles , metals, wood and much more.They have a spot that is focused on things just for the kids with activities, making things, petting zoo and much more. The festival doesn't cancel any shows or activities, rain or shine it will still go on. Our weather here in Michigan is unpredictable so you must dress for the weather. It was a little chilly around 60 degrees and we had a slight rain shower but that didn't stop anyone from having a good time. You can click on the photos to enlarge them and it'll  put it in a slide.

We watched a sword fighting comedy show.  It was entertaining and funny. Here's a clip.

 As we traveled through the village we watched more comedy shows, stopped at some shops, met and talked with other people . As the day was ending we stopped and watched a performance of some wild animals that were rescued and being trained to perform. This was called The Sky Kings Bird Of Prey. Here's a video clip and some photos.

Last but not least the last show we saw was the Jousting. We watched the tail end of the jousting, only because we were trying to find the field and we had to ask for directions. But here are couple of photos from the event. Great way to end the day.

See more videos from the Renaissance Festival on my you tube channel

see the rest of my photos on my Facebook page

All photos and videos are copy right by me , no coping of any sort is allowed unless permission from me to do so.

The fun doesn't stop there.

Halloween In Holly Grove 

Welcomes Phantom's Feast

A Halloween musical comedy dinner theater
Oct 10th -Oct 31 every Saturday & Sunday
for more information and to register at click on their link here

Horton Lake Outbreak

Interacting zombie obstacle course
make your way through a 5k obstacle course, collect the antidote, and heal Horton Lake to stop the outbreak! 
Saturday Oct 17th
$50 per person 
click on their link for more information

Make sure you read the rules for both events posted on the right sidebar of the web page.

Restless Mama In Michigan revived tickets to the Michigan Renaissance Festival for a written review/post. 2015 

Monday, September 7, 2015

US Family Guide's Annual Fall Event and Halloween Mommy Blogger Promotion.

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We are at DEADLINE for the US Family Guide's Annual Fall Event and Halloween Mommy Blogger Promotion.  
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Thank you,
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Michigan Renaissance Festival

       Michigan Renaissance Festival

 Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 37th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience! Join us weekends and Labor day August 22nd thru October 4th! Plus Festival Friday on October 2nd. 

My readers save $3 Off Gate Admission! With this Coupon, receive $3 off an Adult Admission or a FREE child ticket with the purchase of an Adult Ticket. Not Valid with any other offers. 
August 22nd thru October 4th, 10am - 7pm, Rain or Shine! FREE Parking @usfg

Outside Food & Beverage Policy:
The Michigan Renaissance Festival does NOT allow outside food or beverages through our gates unless the food is a medical necessity such as infant formula/baby food. (The Festival will allow one unopened bottle of water per person to be brought through the front gate.) All flasks must be empty before entering the Festival gates! You may bring a cooler to leave in your car if you wish. If you choose to do so it must remain in your car. Patrons are welcome to leave through our gates, receive a hand stamp, return to their car and reenter through our gates later during the same day. Please note: all bags are inspected at the front gate! (This is for our employee's and patron's safety!) If yo
u have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Film/Photo Rights:

All film rights are reserved. Commercial use of photos, videos or audio tapes made at the festival without written permission from the marketing department is strictly prohibited. Any cameras with lenses over 12 inches must have prior approval from the marketing department to shoot photos on the Michigan Renaissance Festival grounds. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Weapons Policy:
The Festival bans guns on our premises. Longbows are allowed as long as they are not strung, arrows with tips are not allowed unless you are competing in the longbow competition that day. Swords, knives, dirks and daggers must be completely sheathed and peace-tied. Axes, claymores, maces, antique firearms, pikes and halberds are NOT allowed on the Festival site. No drawing of any weapon at any time. Must be 18 years or older to carry a weapon. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Smoking is permitted in designated areas ages 18 and over.

Directions: The Michigan  Renaissance Festival is located @ 12600 Dixie Highway , Holly,MI 

Bring your dog! You must fill out a registration form , click here for more details

Disclaimer: Restless Mama In Michigan recived 4 free tickets to the Michigan Renaissance Festival