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May 10
2015

A New Photo Project…


Sooooo… it’s been a while. You know how when you have everything juggling nicely in the air, and people ask you, “how do you do it all?” Well, I had way too many balls in the air, and I completely dropped the ball with this blog. I was not handling everything “nicely,” and thought if I just keep throwing everything up, I could find a way to keep it all moving. Life has caught up…

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Jan 03
2013

Aloha Orchid Candle


My dear friend, Maddy, gifted me this beautiful Capri Blue candle for Christmas. It has a subtle, sweet and mellow scent, but even better than the smell, the canister is adorable.

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Dec 10
2012

DIY Manicure Mixology


The first time I got acrylic nails I was a debutante in the Minneapolis-St. Paul cotillion. I wanted to go-over-and above and get a french manicure to match my over-and-above white ballroom gown. Excitedly, I sat in the salon, and watched as my cuticles were soaked, massaged and trimmed. After my nails were dry, the strangest thing happened. The nail tech began drilling and filing away at my nail bed. I thought by the time…

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Jul 17
2012

Hubby’s Portfolio


I’m not sure if I’ve ever clearly noted this on my blog, but my Hubby is a professional photographer. Now, he may not claim that status, but I just donned him, so there. It’s official. Above is a photo he took after attending a photography workshop in Dallas.

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Jan 14
2012

5 Photography Tips


1. Start with the right equipment. At NYU, when Hubby and I were accepted into a study broad program in Australia we knew we had to upgrade our point and shoot in order to capture great pictures of the outback. We knew we wanted a DSLR camera because of the advanced flexibility that comes with a single lens camera. From shooting in manual and controlling to focal point, to changing the shutter speed and changeable…

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