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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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On My Nightstand

The Widow by Fiona Barton

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. . . . . . [Read More]

On My Kindle

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil—the infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner—she finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.…[Read More]

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