Monthly Archives: July 2008

Sneak Peek for Steph

Had a wonderful and really fun shoot last night with Steph…she wanted a “fifties look”. Shots came out great, and I played a LOT with some filters to give these that old timey feel. For your viewing pleasure!



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In Theory

This works! 🙂 For your viewing enjoyment.

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Heads or Tails – Doctor

Barb’s theme this week at Heads or Tails Tuesday
is Doctor. It’s an easy one…Me.

For, as you may or may not know, I am, in fact, a Doctor. I received my Doctorate in Naturopathy, and when in VA, practiced as such. Since moving to PA, not so much.

Unlike medical practitioners (this may sound odd, but bear with me) natural health practices require a lot of trust, and most people come to you through word of mouth. Moving to a new state, where no one knew me, well, it just wasn’t happening very well. But, I can still claim the title!

On another note, I made a cool slideshow of the girls in NYC this past week, and if I can figure out how to make it work, I’ll post it!


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HoT Tuesday – Sit or Stand

I’m a day late, but I have a GREAT excuse!  (she says)

Ok.   My excuse is that I have such a great “sit or stand” and I had to wait for it to be done….which is just now.  So….

Sit or Stand..There’s one place in my house that requires that you ONLY sit or stand…The Bathroom!  Monday I decided I had had ENOUGH of the tacky paneling that was in there, so OUT IT CAME.  After 2 days of lots of work, I present you with, my sit or stand!

This is where we started.  It USED to be dark brown, but a year or so ago I tried to quick fix it and paint it white. Still hated it.  Had visions of colonies of mold growing behind it.  ugh.

Once I got the paneling removed, it seems as though they had some nasty wallpaper prior to that, and didn’t bother to remove it fully.  Just used liquid nails to attach the panels to the walls…with a lot of regular nails as well.  Needless to say, I started to realize that these walls would NEVER be smooth, so, opted for a textured effect.  One bucket of drywall mud later….the texture going on.

A close-up view of the texture as it’s going on.  I used a high tech (loofa sponge) texture device to give it some oomph after applying the mud with a trowel, the did a knock-down on it after it set.

After drying, being primed, painted, and tinted, the finished texture.

Voila!  A whole new room!!!  I’m really pleased.  Now (of course) I want to replace the mirror and light and the vanity.  Then?? will I be happy????  lol..probably not!  However, I DO have a 1/2 bath that ALSO has the same wood crap…sooooo……next project……?  We’ll see.  🙂

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OpLove Sneak Peek

I’ve been busy post processing 2 photo shoots from the last week or so, and will have some sneaks on those too, but have to share these from an OpLove session from yesterday. This was my first official session for OpLove, although I have had friends and family go overseas and do the same for them in the past. Absolutely beautiful I think. Not only the photos, but the people themselves. As wonderful as the session was, I truly was amazed that the entire boarding area stood and gave our returning hero a standing ovation as he entered the airport. Ya know, people can still surprise you.   Unfortunately, our Brave Soldier is only home on R&R for 2 weeks, and I don’t think that sweet little angel is going to let him go the entire time.  Anyway, your peek!

She just couldn’t saying “Daddy, I love you”.

I think this is one of my top 3 or 4 faves for the entire day.  It just says it all.

Thanks guys, for letting me be a part of your very special reunion.


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Christmas Card Templates

I have been here…at least “here” as in on the puter. I’ve been so busy! It’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards folks…yes it is! So…… Check these out. Hey, you know you’re bored and need some eye candy!

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Heads or Tails Tuesday – Joke

Heads or Tails Tuesday

One of my faves, sent to me by my dear friend Tom.

Mick, from Dublin, appeared on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ and towards the
end of the program had already won 500,000 pounds.

You’ve done very well so far,’ said, Chris Tarrant, the show’s presenter, ‘but for a million pounds you’ve only got one lifeline left – phone a
friend. Everything is riding on this question……will you go for it?’

‘Sure,’ said Mick. ‘I’ll have a go!’

‘Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest?’

A: Sparrow

B: Thrush

C: Magpie

D: Cuckoo

I haven’t got a clue,’ said Mick, ‘so I’ll use me last lifeline and phone me friend Paddy back home in Dublin’.

Mick called up his mate, and told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him.

‘Fookin hell, Mick!’ cried Paddy. ‘Dat’s simple……it’s a cuckoo.’

‘Are you sure?’

‘I’m fookin sure.’

Mick hung up the phone and told Chris, ‘I’ll go wit Cuckoo as me answer.’

‘Is that your final answer?’ asked Chris ‘Dat it is, Sir.’

There was a long – long pause, then the presenter screamed, ‘Cuckoo is the correct answer! Mick, you’ve won 1 million pounds!’

The next night, Mick invited Paddy to their local pub to buy him a drink.

‘Tell me, Paddy? How in Heaven’s name did you know it was da Cuckoo that doesn’t build it’s own nest?

‘Because he lives in a Fookin clock!’


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