Friday, June 17, 2011

Adobe Lightroom 3 - Giveaway

I just read an article which claims that that “mommy brain” might actually be an improvement on the pre-mommy brain. In other words two pregnancies have actually made me smarter.

Give me a minute while my brain processes that......




......... ... ........... ... (sounds of rusty cogs slowly turning)

If that's true why then do I  forget my children's names the moment I get angry? More importantly, who was that lady that got dressed for work the other day in her very fashionable outfit only to get in the car and realise that she was still wearing flip flops? *Whistling* Let’s pretend like that has only happened once shall we.

Admittedly I have always had the worst memory for birthdays. One time I even forgot my own birthday and my  husband ( much amused) left off telling me until the very end of the day.

Last year I forgot my blog birthday.


According to the article, science says that my 'mommy' brain is so much better now at multitasking it matters not if my brain occasionally overloads and doesn’t sweat the little things.  So what if I can't remember the number 8

You will be happy to know that things are looking up. This year I remembered the anniversary of my blog. Two years ago Breakfast Lunch Dinner Punch started with this very first post.

Back then a handful of people (and by handful I mean two ) read this blog.  Today I checked my stats. Holy crap! A LOT more than two people are now reading my blog.

Woah! When did that happen? You see I have been so busy making food and taking photos that my foggy mommy brain barely had time to register that  people (outside of those that I've bribed of course) are actually stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere. I am so very touched.  A HUGE  thank you to each and everyone of you for your support!

This month makes it two years that I have been blogging. To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of this blog  I am giving away a copy of Adobe Lightroom 3 to one lucky reader.  If you love photography as much as I do then I am sure you will fall in love with this bit of software.

Giveaway Entry Rules
1. You must follow this blog to enter. If you're not currently a follower then click on the Follow button via Google Friend Connect.

2. Become a Fan of Breakfast Lunch Dinner Punch on Facebook. Click on the fan page widget in the side bar andclick on the "like" button to become a fan.

3. Leave a comment saying that you have met the requirements of #1 and #2. In the comment leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win. To avoid being spammed please type email in the following format janejohndoe(at)gmail(dot)com

4. Feel free to spread the word about this giveaway on your own facebook page, or tweet or blog about it. It's not compulsory but it would be nice. Share the love:-) and you can qualify for an additional entry. Simply leave a message in the comment section saying, extra entry and the link to where you blogged, posted to your FB page or tweeted shared the link to this giveaway.

5. Please don't enter a bunch of times under different names and email addresses. It's one entry per person and one additional entry only for sharing the link to this post.

A winner will be chosen by number generator. If the first number chosen doesn’t qualify (i.e., the commenter didn’t follow the rules above), then I will move on to the next number until I find a winner.

You have exactly 3 days from the time that I contact you to get back to me with delivery instructions. If I don't hear from you within that time I will give your prize to someone else. So make sure you keep checking your email around the time of the drawing.

The giveaway will be open until 6:00 PM EST Friday 1st July 2011. The winner will be announced on Sunday 3rd July 2011 >Finally this giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. Have fun and good luck!




  1. LOL when I was growing up and my dad got angry with one of us there was only one name he ever used...

    CaroleMaureenJim every time. So if we'd done something wrong we knew it was up to us to be front and center.

    I have no idea why parents can't get the name straight.

    Congratulations on your blogiversary!

  2. I just had to say that I adore Lightroom. It really works wonders! :D

  3. I'm following through google follow now and I already "liked" your FB page.

    baj4life_1999 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. YAY! I'm #4. I was unofficially following your blog, so I just made it official :). Been a fan on FB for a long time. I just love looking at your food. Did I mention I am here? So you don't have to ship to me. I shared it on the PT Page too. Yay! One more submission for me. LOL. giselle(at)gisellepemberton(dot)com.

  5. hehehehe...
    Another mommy of 2 kids totally understands what you are going through!
    I LOVED reading your post..and congratulations on your blog anniversary :)

  6. YAY...congratulations on your Anniversary!! I must say I so wanna win this - what a generous giveaway my friend!!

  7. I like you on FB & otherwise too ! :)

  8. Great site and very good program for photo editing, I recommend it to anyone.

  9. Happy Bloganniversary...... wishing your blog many more yum years to come.....nice to know that u have improved from first post to till date...awesome job...rock on....perfect gift to giveaway in celebration.....

  10. Done and done.


  11. and shared on my fb wall and tweeted. :)

  12. Hello,
    Please count me in. Thanks for giveaway opportunity.
    This product will be very useful. Thanks again for us to have a chance to win this.
    I'm following through google follow now and I already "liked" your FB page.


  13. Such a cute post. ;) Happy Blogoversary!

  14. Can I copy your rules?? I am about to run my first comp on FB/blog and needed ideas, so checking in with you was fortutious! Love your work (as you know!) :)

  15. Your post was so funny .. i have LOL on few lines :) happy blog anniversary dear. I would love love love to win that.. Followed you and became a fan too !

  16. Happy blogaversary! Following & Liking...

  17. I've shared: Thanks!

  18. Happy Blogiversary. Nothing like it!

    Great giveaway :)

    I am now a follower on FB and through google :)

  19. I'm following your blog and liked you on FB. Great blog!! My email is

  20. Done and THANKS for the chance :)


  21. Finished #1 and #2.

  22. It's a conspiracy to fool women to stay home and have children, that's what it is. Flattering them and all that. Ha.

    I'm so glad to see you're doing well despite the...ahm...what were we talkin' about? I don't remember. I don't have children, no wonder! :-)

  23. I have finished 1 and 2


  24. I'm a blog follower & a Fan on Facebook! =D


    Thanks for the chance! =D

  25. Woo hoo, done and done!


  26. Wait? You only forget your kids names when you're mad? I can never keep my 3 straight! :)

    Following you on GFC and Facebook. Glad to find your site. Can't wait to comeback and read more!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner


  27. Great Blog!

    I am now following you here and on facebook!


  28. Hi Wizzy,

    Happy Birthday to your blog and many more years to come! I love it and I follow it both in my Google reader and on FB.
    I will spread the word about giveaway :)

    Have a great weekend!

  29. What a fantastic giveaway! Done and Done!!


    Oh, and love your blog!

  30. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I am following you through Google connect and I "liked" you on Facebook.

    My email address is cookincanuck(at)comcast(dot)net.

    Great giveaway! I have wanted Lightroom for a very long time.

  31. Love your stylish blog - got in via Cocobel, and been checking your chat and recipes since then.
    Yes, I am now a follower, and fan on fb.

    Everybody loves to win something!

  32. Happy Blog Anniversary and of course we follow - you give awesome posts. I subscribe to your feed and wait with baited breath for each new post.


  33. I am in awe of your pics, food, styling and ability to post so beautifully and REGULARLY! Mommy brain or not, and I know that feeling well! A fan and following to see your star rising in the world of food blogging...... and can you believe I have never tried Lightroom!...yummy prize!!

  34. oops... mjphoto3000(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Happy Bloggoversary to you! And what a nice prezzie for folks :). I use Aperture and Photoshop for editing, and it's great to use nice software.

    I've forgotten a couple of my bloggaversaries, and one year-- for an entire year -- thought I was older than I really was. Couldn't use mommy brain as an excuse, though.

    I think I'm one of the last people on the planet that blog hops. I have blogs on my reader, but don't read them there. But I'll do what I can to support you.

  36. MariaSharmilaChobaniJune 27, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Did 1 & 2... been a fan since i met u at the Photo session @ Butch's Light session..
    love your blog, haven't been on for a while.. but will try to be more faithful and follow more often..:)

    hope your blog move up in rank, most of us in phototrini group have liked the blog.. so i'm hoping for the best! Good luck
    oh btw my email is

  37. I've liked and re-posted on my page and am a HUGE fan of yours!!!:)
    You're the BOMB!

  38. Congrats on your blog anniversary,liked your version looks so delicious.Thank you dear for stopping by my space.

  39. What a great giveaway and congrats on your blogiversary =D. Just had mine too!

  40. Ok - i posted my comment on Facebook instead of here. :) i'm official. :) I've liked you and I'm following you. *look out* haha

  41. oh - rachelkdumas(at)hotmail(dot)com hehe - its the details

  42. The one preset that I love the most and probably use on almost all my photos is “Punch”. Its a default preset that comes with Lightroom and can be found towards the bottom of the Lightroom presets list. Punch basically takes any photo you give it, and bumps the “Clarity” level on the photo by 50 points and the “Vibrance” level by 25 points. This removes some of the dullness or gray-ness of the photo that you might have inherited especially if you have shots taken in a cloudy environment and makes it, in my opinion, the easiest way to cleanup a photo.