How I edit my photos – a quick tutorial

Hi guys!

Editing photos is like one of my top 3 favorite things to do in my job description. I love snapping a pic and having the ability to bring it to life in 30 seconds or less and it goes from blah to transformed all right in the palm of my hands. I also love that I can be home on the couch and grab a pic from weeks ago at the beach to help give life to the words I’m trying to get across while I’m still in my PJs. : P

I could talk for hours and show you tons of before and afters or alll of my fave photo editing apps but let’s just take this one step at a time and start with my favorite go to photo editor: Snapseedimg_8277.jpg

I can’t remember if it cost money but if it did it was like a few dollars? Hands down the easiest app to grab and make the biggest impact with lots of looks and filters to do the work for you while you mess around with specific tools and learn what you like.


Here’s a photo from my camera roll as is:

Tap LOOKS then choose a filter; I love accentuate. It increases detail and saturation immediately like this:


Next up, TOOLS. From here I might choose HDR or go in and hand select things to brighten up or make more colorful but for today I just selected Drama:

I like Drama 2 and I slide up the selector tool to increase the saturation:

So you could stop there and save to your camera roll and post right to any of your social media channels! Sometimes I like to spark up the intensity and cool my photos off with the vivid cool in my iphone’s photo editing ability too:

And then I will crop it at 4:5 ratio for my Facebook and instagram feed, or 9:16 for stories.

For my Instagram feed I have an overall theme of bright, clear, high-contrasted photos so I try to keep that in mind when I edit. Every photo is treated separately because depending on where I take it the pic may be lit from behind, in a darker room, or shot directly under the sun, so I keep that in mind whenever I’m editing and try to stay close to the last few pics color themes and tones. I will be doing a blog post on how to take a good photo next, so stay tuned for that as well.

Other apps I love are BeautyPlus, Facetune, and VSCO. I’m going to show you some examples of how I use those apps in an upcoming post. I will be doing a blog post on how to take a good photo next, so stay tuned for that as well. 😉

Hope this helps, let me know in the comments if you have any questions or if you have any suggestions for future posts 🙂 always open to feedback from you guys.

xo, TJ

The SHINE BRIGHT Client Plan

No woman left behind!
It’s the SBFT way.
Couldn’t make it out to NOLA with us this year?

Join us for the ✨SBFT At Home Summit!✨

Here is the schedule for my clients but free members can use it too! And when you use our community hashtag #shinebrighttribe you automatically will be entered to win a free #unicornaf tank from CuteesClub 🦄♥️✨


The language of SHINE BRIGHT is the language of self-love and self-care. Love on yourself. Take care of you.

New video and new love letter in your inbox! Have a beautiful Sunday everybody ! 🦄🌈💩 #SBFT #Lazyslothgirl #bossycoach #iluvmybod #mombelly #squatgoals #stretchmarks #toneabs #tightenabs #bisnfries #firmskin #momlife #looseskin #mompower #coffeeislife #momof5 #cellulite #shakeology #athomeworkouts #healthymom #fitnessjourney #coffeetalk #cussalittle #whoamikidding #cussalot #pottymouth #goodmomma

Help Me, Help YOU!

Hey! Do you know what movie that line is from hehehehe

Anyway, I’d like to know if you have any questions for me that you think others
like you would want to know the answers to. Please use the contact form below to ask me your questions, and maybe I’ll feature them in my upcoming newsletter, blog post, or live facebook video!

You Pick 3, 4, or 5 Day Smoothie Challenge


Hey fit fam! I was super busy in July and FORGOT to do one of these this month and I know i have a TON of people interested in trying Shakeology out so I’m going to put together a SUPERFOODS SMOOTHIE Challenge starting AUGUST 17th!! This would be for my friends who are not yet ADDICTED to their daily dose of dense nutrition so if you are on the fence about it or just super interested in seeing what all the hype is about then this is a great challenge to join!

We will all be replacing one meal a day with Shakeology, eating clean and being as active as possible! The 3, 4, or 5 days will depend on YOU! I feel like 5 days gives you a good amount of time to start feeling the “energy” from Shakeology as well as many other internal benefits!

I plan on providing a clean eating meal plan for the week and I think this would be a GREAT way to jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle THROUGH the the rest of the year (so you don’t put on weight!!) and just the rest of your life honestly! I’ve been drinking Shakeology EVERY DAY for 2.5 years and can’t go a day without it…it is most definitely my SECRET WEAPON when it comes to providing my body with elite/top of the line nutrition and immunity boosting arsenal from all the germs the kids bring home.

It would be $5 per packet so you choose how many you want and you get to pick and choose your flavors (flavors limited, first come first serve) then add $2 flat rate shipping. You can’t beat having a chocolate shake for one meal a day or a fruit smoothie…. or abs. : ) We start August 17th so clean out your cabinets and let’s start fresh!!

Apply here: or email me for deets!!

I’m the next ROCKSBOX It Girl!

Hello gorgeous!

I’m curious…

How do you feel about designer jewelry delivered straight to your doorstop for FREE?

*cue happy dance*


Subscribe to become a Shine Insider with Rocksbox! Click on the link to head to their site and take a style assessment. You’ll be asked questions on your every day outfits, what metal type you prefer, and what you like to wear best. All of this information plus your order is sent off and a Rocksbox is created just for you!


You can try, buy, and cancel the subscription at any time.


Visit the site for more info, or email me at for the 411.



Drumroll please 🙂 Best part…



I am an It Girl Influencer with Rocksbox so that means you can get your first month FREE with the code tawnyabff3

or visiting this link:


I am soooo incredibly honored to have this position, and I am so pleased I can bring ya’ll something shiny and new – literally! Once again, shoot me an email if you have any questions, but girl, do not hesitate to go pick out some Kendra’s or a cute bangle!


I will post some pics of my Rocksbox when it comes in…can’t wait! Have a wonderful week.


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Shaun T CIZE by Beachbody

Shaun T CIZE by Beachbody


Tired of squats, lunges, push-ups, and boring cardio? Then pay attention because you’re about to look forward to working out! Shaun T goes back to his dancing roots and makes losing weight an “experience.” You’ll be LIVIN’ and SWEATIN’ to hot new moves and great music!

And if you think you can’t dance, don’t worry. Shaun breaks down the routines, step-by-step, move-by-move, and builds them into a full dance workout. And at the end, you’ll get to CIZE IT UP to songs from Shaun’s playlist. You’ll be so focused on mastering the moves that for 35–40 minutes you’ll forget you’re actually burning fat and calories, and getting in the best shape of your life.

“Don’t say you can’t dance…because anyone can dance…” —Shaun T

Want VIP access to when it’s available to purchase???

cize dance party

It’s official. My white girl status is still intact! Want to see the uncut video of me doing my first ‘cize dance video with Shaun T?

#summercize Coming JULY 2015 but join my waitlist RIGHT meow. Fill out the VIP launch contact form to know RIGHT when it becomes available!!

Who is ‘cize for?
✔People who can’t dance
✔Your Grandma

Master Your Mindset: Tidy House, Tidy Mind

Ok I’ve been reading this amazeballs book.

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So back story: since Aden was born my housekeeping has gone out the window. I just got TIRED of cleaning up after 6 people so I said FORGET IT! I give up. I stopped picking up. Stopped scrubbing. Stopped organizing. It’s been soooo bad! I just kept telling myself “they don’t clean or pick up so I’m not going to either” We have even had a move in between and still I can’t get it together. Then I read this page! It’s the sentence in bold.

me tidy book excerpt

I heard angels sing. I’m telling you! Crazy how much this book channels my inner OCD and calms me, inspires me, and drives me to take action. I’m going to put together a book club. Want to join? Comment your email or email me at subject line TIDY HOUSE TIDY MIND