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Life Though My Lens Thursday — Week 8

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Photography | 2 comments

Life Though My Lens Thursday — Week 8

Life Through My Lens Thursday Photography Challenge is my take on a Project 52.  I chose one object – Linus – and decided to photograph him using different themes and techniques.  Other times, I’ll make a story out of the photographs that I take.  To see the beginning of my challenge, start here.     It’s the end of the week, and finally I got a moment to blog!  Hahaha, actually, I didn’t mind my time off from blogging.  It gave me a great moment to be present for my Grandmother’s Birthday, my...

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Musically Monday Presents: Ella Fitzgerald

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Music | 5 comments

Musically Monday Presents: Ella Fitzgerald

Happy Monday everyone!  I have a very busy week a head of me! It’s the end of the month, that means I have my Grandmother’s Birthday (24th), my Anniversary (25th) and Zee’s Birthday (26th) all coming like a freight train! It’s the last week of Black History Month, and I saved my absolute favorite, favorite, FAVORITE!!!!   Yes, it’s Ella Fitzgerald! I heard her rendition of It Don’t Mean A Thing, and I fell in love with it!  Just listening to the control of her voice (even at her age in the video-which...

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There is only one God

Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Spirituality | 2 comments

There is only one God

My thoughts have been slow this week, hence the picture of the turtle. But I’m grateful that it has been slow, it has allowed me plenty of time to reflect, especially with home school. While homeschooling my daughter, we’ve been focusing on the ten commandments. This is a topic that I feel is very important, so we have been taking our time with this, and really dive into what it means (of course on a 4-year-old level). But the first commandment is so simple and straightforward, that I wonder how often we take it for granted? Of course...

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Friday’s Vlog on…: 6 Tips To Help You Start Your Vlog

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Musings | 3 comments

Friday’s Vlog on…: 6 Tips To Help You Start Your Vlog

It’s Friday and it’s time for another video blog!  I love these, I really do look forward to them every week! This Friday I decided to share some tips that I use to help me make my vlogs.  I may be new at video blogging, but I hope this will help if you haven’t made a video yet, and you wanted to know where start, or what someone else is doing. In this video I talk about: Where I choose to make videos in my home, and some tips to hide the unsightly things Lighting, and how I make it work for me. Why I choose to stand in my...

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Life Through My Lens Thursday — Week 7

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Photography | 12 comments

Life Through My Lens Thursday — Week 7

  Life Through My Lens Thursday Photography Challenge is my take on a Project 52.  I chose one object – Linus – and decided to photograph him using different themes and techniques.  Other times, I’ll make a story out of the photographs that I take.  To see the beginning of my challenge, start here.   I woke up early this morning, and found Linus staring out of the window.  Thinking.     Was he thinking about Spring, or warm weather?  Was he thinking about the sun...

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Secrets of New York City

Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Social Issues | 17 comments

Secrets of New York City

  I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land. – Harriet Tubman   New York City has a history that it doesn’t like to talk about–much. Back in 1992, I caught wind of an African Burial ground in Manhattan. This was HUGE back in the day to know, since the conditions of slavery has been treated to be only a southern thing. Of course we know that slavery existed in the North, but we never really paid attention or asked how deep was it...

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Musically Monday: I’m Your Baby Tonight

Posted by on February 16, 2014 in Music | 4 comments

Musically Monday: I’m Your Baby Tonight

I hope everyone had a great and relaxing Valentine’s Day weekend!  There was plenty of time to get things done We had a great day, and we did some of the things that I talked about here. In two weeks, we are looking forward to 2 birthdays, and my wedding anniversary.  If my father was alive, it would be 2 wedding anniversaries!  So things are heating up for sure! This week, I am in the mood for partying and just enjoying the moment!  What better way to celebrate that than with “the Voice.” This week, I want to celebrate...

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Walking By Faith, Not Sight

Posted by on February 15, 2014 in Spirituality | 12 comments

Walking By Faith, Not Sight

This weekend,  I decided to do something crazy.  Can you guess what it is?  Okay here’s the picture… I went to the beach!  This was an absolute first for me.  Of all my years of living near the water, I have never, and I mean NEVER been to the beach during the winter.  I have never even seen the boardwalk covered in snow! When I stepped onto the boardwalk (which to me seemed like the first time) I was amazed.  In my mind it looks the same way all year-long. Clear. Nope, apparently, the impression that I had in my mind was removed...

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Valentine’s Day On Your Terms

Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Musings | 12 comments

Valentine’s Day On Your Terms

I love days that celebrate love!  Why?  Well, all we have is love! In my video I talk about: Different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not buying into the commercialization of the day, but celebrating the day your way,  and in your own style. Really using this day to not only show the people who you love that you love them, but using this day to love yourself as well! Regardless of the weather, and the snow, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone & stay warm! You can Subscribe here {Also, earlier this week, I wrote a guest post for...

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Life Through My Lens — Love Edition

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Photography | 14 comments

Life Through My Lens — Love Edition

  So not sure if you noticed, but I have this love theme going on this week on my blog–hahaha, not that it wasn’t obvious This week, Linus discovers something special in his mailbox.  I wonder what it is? I told Linus that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and I got him something special. But the mailbox is a big dark place for this little guy.  Come to think of it…I would be scared too if the mailbox was bigger than me!  Go on Linus, don’t be scared, I’ll be right here! Ah, I think he found what I put in...

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