Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Save Money with Your Slow Cooker‏!!!

I received an email from a website called Greatist (which I highly recommend you get on their mailing list if you are not) that had some amazing recipes for the slow-cooker. 77 to be exact. Check out the link below; Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal, your number 1 on the list and I can tell that's for a reason! http://greatist.com/health/healthy-crock-pot-recipes

Sunday, December 8, 2013

I am not dead!

Well I haven't really been on here the last two months I want to say. Maybe it's been longer. Haven't really been on here...????...No more like not on here at all. lol. I'd say I have been busy but isn't everybody busy.? And that's just an excuse. I need to own it and keep this thing going, because I really like blogging about what I am up to. Tuesday I test at work for some career progression. God, literally yes, I hope I pass. I have failed this test 4 times. It is gruelingly hard, no really, I am not just saying that. Proof? Ok well our career mapping people at my Work (Comcast) up at the Corporate level in Philadelphia, have gone over the course content and the test and re-worked just about all of it. I guess they pulled a bunch of questions from the pool of available questions that could be on the test and re-worded a bunch too. So we will see, its this upcoming Tuesday at 8am. I am feeling optimistic about it. Until then I will keep doing what I have been doing the past few weeks, studying every day for multiple hours :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Music Diary

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s31/sh/a81190e2-5e86-4600-9751-f426eec41bbc/65d4faa0d4e509cd9fd1b7f237d4f6ce

I would love to know if this linked worked for anybody?  Please just reply, if you don't mind taking a second, that you were able to see my Music Diary on Evernote.
I really need to spend some more time on the blog.  I do have lots to update about, my life has been kind of busy and I have had a lot going on.  I think I will make some time in the next day or so :)

I need to update the music playlist too.  I am taking requests so let me know and I will see bout getting it on the new upcoming playlist...


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Flowers


Today I took some shots using the 55-300mm lens for the first time.  Taken from afar, but zoomed in gives a very nice look and allowed me to blur the background.  I am still learning how to use the camera and everyday is a new adventure!

The photo below will take you to the complete album from today's photo shoot on PicasaWeb.  It can be found on my Google+ also.  Thanks for checking it out and if you have any tips or information, please share.  I welcome learning from others!


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♥♫ : Passion Pit - Take A Walk

♥♫ : Capital Cities - Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast

♥♫ : Grouplove - Lovely Cup

♥♫ : Imagine Dragons - The River

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

First photo shoot of close-ups

Last Monday while up in Vancouver, I had my new camera with me and decided to visit Officer's Row . It was about 7 pm in the evening and  the weather was perfect.  I strolled around on the grounds, walking around for maybe an hour, taking pictures.  It was almost therapeutic.  I originally intended to photograph the historic homes, but the flowers on the grounds were so pretty I decided to do close-ups instead.  I have included the link below which will take you to the Album where I have them uploaded onto my Google + please feel free to check them out, in fact I insist!

Before I get ahead of myself just prior to that  I made a stop at  The Waterfront Where I grabbed a few shots of the I-5 bridge over the Columbia.  I quickly took these and moved on.  My subject that evening was not the bridge and I was excited to get to my final destination and start shooting photos!

Below is the link, I uploaded every shot I took.  The first half of the batch will look funny.  Blurry on the edges.  I accidentally had the camera in "miniature effect" thinking it was a different setting.  (This camera has so many options I love it.  And to bring you up to speed if you are not aware I recently purchased a Nikon D5200 DSLR).  After years away from photography it has called me back and this is my first DSLR.  Miniature effect, in case your wondering, is used to make far away subjects look like miniatures.  A good example would be taking a shot of a city from afar, the results would be that it looks like one of miniature model cites.

I have lots to learn with this new camera, and that's half of the adventure. I am looking forward to posting lots of pictures, and as I mentioned I am currently uploading every shot.  That way in a few months I can look back a see how my skill has progressed :)

First time close-up shots with the new Nikon D5200