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I feel Pretty

I feel pretty.  That’s right, I, goofy, awkward, uncoordinated Runawayalice, feel pretty. Yesterday I went and got my haircut by AJ at California Concept, here in Knoxville.  I love her!  She does such a great job and is really fun and easy to talk to.  Anywho, she had some extra time so she curled my hair for me.  I don’t do hair very well.  We’re talking my glam look is maybe I will put it up in a ponytail.  But the curls were different and made me feel very pretty.  So I did a little research on why women should feel pretty, the results were interesting. Continue reading

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Camera Basics: White Balance

Are you having trouble with your pictures coming out too blue? Too orange? Too purple? Okay, so let’s hope not purple. Odds are you’re not setting your white balance correctly.  But don’t worry, we’re going to get that all straightened out, and you’ll have beautiful, regular colored pictures in no time. Continue reading

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Dish-o-the-Week: Cowboy Calzone’s

That’s right the dish-o-the-week is indeed another PW recipe.  The calzone’s were absolutely scrumptious, and filling.  We’ll be eating on them for awhile, but I did have some issues with making them.  Mostly the issues arose from my own inexperience, but some of them were due to unclear directions in the recipe.  I know what you’re thinking, I just said I had issues with the Pioneer Woman.  It’s just a minor detail, don’t worry ladies and gents, my love for the P-Dub is still true, although as Speed Racer said, “The honeymoon may be over…”

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Compassion

Yesterday, I was frantically mowing before it started raining again, and came across this little guy.  He was hiding in one of our bird houses which I thought was both clever and asking for it.  What if a bird flew by and thought, “Oh awesome, food AND a house!”  I mean that’s what I would probably think if I was a bird…I’m very food driven if you haven’t noticed.  But this little guy did get me thinking…which is always a dangerous thing.

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Pinhole Photography

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about art.  My darkroom is still in transition, still lots to figure out about water pipes, and demolition.  But I have been absolutely craving to do a pinhole photography project.  Pinhole Photography is tons-o-fun, very easy to do, and you can get a lot of creative effects.

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Dish-o-the-week: Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Today we’re trying out a Broccoli and Cheese Casserole, slow-cooker recipe for the dish-o-the-week.  Who doesn’t love cheese, and broccoli, and garlic, and salt, and heart attacks?  I mean come on it’s delicious together.  If you’re eating well, or trying to avoid the goodness that is cheese, then be warned, stay away from this post. Continue reading

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Evening Escape

After a long day of editing and writing, Speed Racer and I just absolutely had to get out of the house last night.  We didn’t want to spend money, and we wanted to just talk and relax, so we headed to the mountains.  It wasn’t as relaxing as planned (there was a lot of traffic) but we did manage to get some photos!

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