BOUGHT YOUR FIRST DSLR? 6 TIPS FOR LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR NEW CAMERA A Post By: James Maher After a lot of thought and research, you finally pull the trigger. You bring home your first digital camera, pull the sleek marvel of engineering out of the box, and stare at it excitedly. Then you look at all the buttons and controls, and the excitement … Continue reading Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera
WRITING TIPS – SELF-EDITING: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? By Katie McCoach. You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do on your own… View Original Post: Self-editing: What are your options? Continue reading Self-editing: What are your options?
AN EASY GUIDE TO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE What is homeopathic medicine? Homeopathy is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700’s in… View Original Post: An Easy Guide To Homeopathic Medicine Continue reading An Easy Guide To Homeopathic Medicine
HOW TO MAKE EASY PERFECTLY COOKED HARD-BOILED EGGS! With these simple steps, you can make perfect hard-cooked eggs every time. Our family eats a lot of egg salad since we love it and it’s a great quick way to get some good quality protein. This means I cook a lot of hard-boiled eggs. Occasionally, for holidays, we make deviled eggs and with these instructions, you don’t have to worry … Continue reading Making the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg
HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WRITER By Michael Cristiano. So, you wanna be a writer, huh? Well, it takes a lot more than just saying so. In fact, one of the most annoying things you can say to a writer is, “I wanna write a novel too, but… View Original Post: How to Be a Successful Writer Continue reading How to Be a Successful Writer
TASTY PISTACHIO OATMEAL COOKIES WITH CREAMY WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS! One way to make a cookie healthy is to make it all about the super nutritious and tasty pistachio nut. The whole-wheat flour and oatmeal in these delicious cookies adds to their healthiness, so I don’t feel bad about adding a few good quality white chocolate chips for a little fun. Pistachios are a rich source of protein and … Continue reading Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
MEDITATION AND HAPPINESS Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool for processing emotions, alleviating stress and also for boosting happiness. The latter of these concepts may not be one that you have connected to meditat… View Original Post: Meditation and Happiness Continue reading Meditation and Happiness
HOW TO LEARN YOUR CAMERA’S LIGHT METER AND MASTER MANUAL MODE! A Post By: Simon Ringsmuth Most cameras have a few different shooting modes such as Automatic, Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv), and Program. It’s not uncommon for people to take a majority of their photos in Automatic mode since it generally does a good job of getting decent results, though … Continue reading How to Learn Your Camera’s Light Meter and Master Manual Mode
13 HEALTHY REASONS TO START EATING MORE CABBAGE On St. Patrick’s day, boiled cabbage often accompanies corned beef on many dinner tables. And while some may wrinkle their noses at the thought (or smell) of this cruciferous vegetable, it turns… View Original Post: 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage Continue reading 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage
I AM SO READY FOR SPRING TO ARRIVE!!! Even for the normally mild Pacific Northwest we’ve had a more severe winter than I ever remember and I’m ready for it to be over! I’m patiently waiting for the colors and fragrances of the spring flowers as nature comes back to life again. They bring life to our spirits as well as inspiration to our hearts. I’m ready to go for … Continue reading Patiently Waiting for Spring to Arrive!
3 DAY “HEART SEASONS” KINDLE EBOOK GIVEAWAY STARTS SATURDAY MARCH 11TH! Beginning tonight at Midnight Pacific Time, click HERE for your FREE Kindle eBook of my novel “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation.” Available for 3 days beginning March 11th. ENJOY! Find out what “HEART SEASONS” is all about. Continue reading 3 Day “Heart Seasons” Kindle eBook Giveaway Weekend
MY SPECIAL COLLECTION OF FUN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS! One of my favorite activities related to food photography is hunting for and collecting each special piece used as a prop in styling my food photos. Each treasure has been selected for a specific purpose and is very precious to me, as well as valuable for my propping needs. I don’t normally cling to my possessions, but I just love … Continue reading Fun Food Photography Props
FUJI APPLE CRISP WITH OATS AND PUMPKIN PIE SPICE! Apples are one of my favorite foods because they are so full of nutrients and are crunchy, tasty and satisfying. A few days ago, I found myself with a handful of apples that were a little more tart than I like and decided to bake something with them. Being short on time, the first thing that popped into my mind was … Continue reading Fuji Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY AND CINNAMON – A POWERFUL MIXTURE By Health & Beauty – Honey and cinnamon are both nutritious foods and contain vitamins and minerals that help to maintain good health. They contain nutrients which include water, protein, fiber, sugars and various vita… View Original Post: HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY AND CINNAMON (A POWERFUL MIXTURE) Continue reading Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon – A Powerful Mixture
LIMOSTUDIO AFFORDABLE ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY! Living in the Pacific Northwest makes it difficult to get enough natural light for successful food photography on a consistent basis. Finally, this winter I decided it was time to get some help and spent several weeks studying my options for artificial lighting. I was so happy to discover this very affordable lighting kit and wanted to share my find … Continue reading TIP: Affordable Artificial Lighting for Food Photography