Friday, April 7, 2017

Be the Life of the Social Media Party. Here are 8 Sources to Create Your Own Memes

#TGIF #FridayFeeling #FridayNight #FridayFunday

Today is Friday, for which hashtags express one fairly clear emotion. That is if "Yippee!"can be considered an emotion.

There is plenty to look forward to on this particular day of the week. Whether it's two days and nights of socializing, or catching up on household chores, or just kicking back and relaxing, after a full work week it's all going to be good.

Friday. The day of the night when the weekend begins. We can meet for drinks after work and extend it into the wee hours since there is no alarm the next morning, the  starting gun for the typical daily rat race.  The break is at hand, yet we can look ahead to two days off from the grind; those 48 precious hours are still there for us.

I enjoy working. I love the environment and the people who share it with me. I like what I do and find it satisfying. But,  I'd be lying if I said I didn't take great delight in the weekend. Beginning Friday.

I love my Friday date night with hubby. We have set the mood for relaxing,  with a moratorium on cooking supper, instead bringing in takeout pizza. We turn off the television, sip some wine and chat about events that have passed and those ahead of us.  It's the perfect lead in to Saturday and Sunday, as we look ahead to sleeping in, chilling with family and friends, completing tasks if we want, pursuing entertaining distractions and enjoying a little more control over the 'where we will go' and the 'when we will get there'.

So yes, when the work week calendar hits Friday, it just feels good to be alive. It's anticipation and realization. Even though the weekend isn't all relaxation for the majority of adults, it's a change and Friday is the prelude.  It's the promise of a cup of tea and a good read, of having that time for a quiet walk in nature or a sit down with friends.

Is it any wonder that across the board on social media sites, this day is the focus of celebration. It's exalted, adored and enjoyed. Besides the hashtags to promote the Friday vibe, endless memes have been created praising this particular day of the week, essentially as it heralds the time for the party to start.  While sharing some of the best is common, it can also be fun to create your own, just because you want to. Or perhaps you have your own witty or unique thought to share.

SO GET CREATIVE AND MAKE A MEME
 
There are  many online meme generators created specifically for this purpose. The one above was done with iPHOTOS.com Image #408845 and memebetter.com  Here are a few examples you might want to try:

imgflip Meme Generator

Meme Generator

Make a Meme

Meme Maker

memes.com

Meme Dad

Meme Creator

Meme Better

If none of the photos offered with these programs are quite what you're looking for, or you want to be sure that you are covered for copyright issues, you can, as I did, upload one of your choice.  There are great online resources for images that provide many options. If photographs are your preference,  iPHOTOS.com has over five million images that offer quality and diversity. When it comes to clipart iCLIPART.com and Clipart.com each have extensive inventories.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

295 Easter Egg Hunt Photos to Enliven Your Holiday Projects

April is upon us. The skies are crying, but the flowers are sprouting and the birds are trilling.  In a bold move, I've packed away the heaviest of my winter clothes and intend to do the same with the boots very soon.

While sunshine is always favoured over rain, they both work to brighten and clean the landscape. Grass will green, trees will bud and flowers will bloom. All in time this year for an Easter weekend that arrives as late in the spring as is possible.

With a wistful hope for sunny skies and balmy breezes then, I'm looking forward to the air of excitement and wonder that accompanies my ever-increasing contingent of beautiful grandbabies most of the time. Let alone when something celebratory is happening. 

Since five out of six of them are under the age of five, this year's Easter egg hunt promises oodles of fun.  And in the hopes of contributing to that as much as possible,  I've already been on the search for games and goodies to make their quest even more entertaining.

Undoubtedly, Easter is first a religious celebration, one of the holiest on the Christian calendar. It's intended as a time of mourning and reflection, as well as a time to rejoice.

But on the flip side it's a holiday that captures imagination. It's carefree fantastical fluff, with images of soft bunnies, downy chicks and painted eggs. After a winter of dreary white and grey, Easter's pastels put us in a playful mood.  Sporting light and airy spring duds we venture outdoors for festivities, including the annual egg hunt. The joyful smiles, the enchanting chuckles and lively exuberance of a pack of little ones scampering like little bunnies to discover what's been hidden in the various nooks and crannies of the garden, are as uplifting as spring itself.

Little Missy, the elder of our crew, is clearly team captain on outings such as this. She's first out of the gate and always first to discover. But as a true leader, she's equally happy to help those younger than herself.  Watching her encourage and guide them is absolutely heart-warming.

Her brother, our Little Mister, is full of mischief and action. He's a confident, mildly chaotic hunter/gatherer, who takes delight in distracting the others with charm and shenanigans. An alluring scamp he's full of smiles and impishness while cavorting around the lawn.  It's quite impossible not to watch him and laugh.

Sweet Bean, who's just a week younger than Mister, sees the world with eyes full of wonder. She takes a cautious approach to hunting, not wanting to miss one amazing thing out there. Her awe at each discovery often puts her behind the others as she pauses to appreciate what she's found rather than rushing on to the next.

Little Lola is only a year and a half. But there's nothing that brightens her adorable face more than following her three older cousins around. I can hardly wait to see her participate this year.  And I suspect will be thinking too about the next Easter when her baby brother can join the fun.

There is so much to enjoy at this time of year. But there is nothing more amazing than seeing the happy faces of delighted, beautiful children. Therefore, if you need something to advertise an Easter event, these egg hunt photos are sure to get attention:

iPHOTOS.com Easter Egg Hunt Photos