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Month: June 2016

Photographing Spider Webs – Much Harder Than I Thought…

With sleep in my eyes, I stumbled to the back door early one morning to let my dogs out.  With my bleary eyes, I could barely see the beautiful spider web hanging from my arbor on my patio in the backyard.  It was so pretty – the sunlight was behind it and it just looked so beautiful.  I had noticed a spider web in the same place the last few days when I let the dogs out (always early in the morning), but this one was much larger than the ones I had seen earlier in the week.  So…I quickly...

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Amazon’s Brick and Mortar Store…We Need One in Allen!!!

Amazon’s brick and mortar store!??  Yes please…I’ll take one right here in Allen!  And soon – before my kids are all grown and don’t want to go to the bookstore with me anymore!  When I was growing up in Dallas, one of the things I did with my allowance money was ride my bike (with my sisters) to Preston Center – the local shopping center – and spend my money on books at Taylor’s bookstore!  Do any of you remember Taylor’s Bookstores?  They were quaint little bookstores with a great children/teen section (that’s where I hung out).  My sisters and...

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Don’t Miss These Great Summer Reads…

Now…I haven’t read all of these books, but I thought you might be interested in some of the titles.  Hoping to find some time to read the ones I do have stacked on my Nightstand, and I’m also hoping to add a few of them to my Kindle or my Nightstand stack soon!  I’m planning to stock up on my Kindle before I leave for the beach.  If you don’t have a Kindle yet, you might consider one…  It’s great for when you travel!! I LOVE my Kindle Paperwhite! Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with...

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Tinker Crates…A Toy for the Young Scientist in Your House!

So…an advertisement for Tinker Crates kept coming through my Facebook feed asking whether or not I had a young scientist in my house, and I would just look at it briefly, think “How cool,” and scroll right on past it.  One day, there was a video that started playing when I was scrolling through my Facebook feed that caught my attention.  It was a video of a bottle rocket that a child had built.  I quickly realized that I do have a young scientist in my house – his name is Zach.  I could totally see him building this bottle...

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My Favorite “Purse Camera” – – The Small & Perfectly Compact Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

For many years, I nagged my husband again and again saying I needed what I called a “purse camera.”  I LOVE my Canon 5D-Mark III, but there are times when so much is going on, that I wish that I had a small camera that would just fit into my pocket (or my purse).  That’s how I came up with the name “Purse Camera”!  Enter the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II! After years of purchasing several different small, compact “purse cameras” and being dissatisfied because of the speed, focusing, print quality, etc… I finally found the perfect camera for me!  I...

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