As a fan of the show I have to think abou this. Am I going to see it? think it will be great? think it will be terrible? I’m undecided.
I have been waiting for the wee nubbins to be big enough to photograph…
First tooth photograph on record! This little cutie is keeping me way busy day (and night) with her tooth drama, but that’s ok. it’s all a part of the baby lifestyle that I’m soaking up and loving. I have a complete loss of creativity… but don’t worry. I know exactly how to get it back. I have a proven list that I’ll share in a day or two…
until next time!
I know very little about photography. What I do know is very basic, and nowhere near the place I should probably be striving for. But really, I’m just a point-and-shoot camera girl. I want to be an uber cool SLR goddess… but I’m not. yet. maybe some year. For today I enjoy my point-and-shoot and occasional venture into photos in manual mode.
disclaimer: I do not know what I’m doing or what the different adjustments even mean. I’m not kidding. Should I be admitting this? Anyhow, I just fiddle and have fun. I love the adjustment where I mess with the #- it adjusts light. (see- I am clueless!) ANYWAYS- I like messing with manual mode when I have a few minutes and have a still subject. First, here is auto mode.
Then, I messed with manual mode and made it super light. LOVE doing this with flowers especially when I don’t want all the background to show up…
same flowers, same spot on window. But now I have a photo I really like and might just print out for the studio wall.
It all started when I read queen of babble . In the book, while she is in France she is offered fresh (warm) crusty bread with a chocolate bar on it. A chocolate sandwich. As a confirmed chocoholic and person with a mouth full ‘o “sweet tooth”… I had to test this. As I have tried and enjoyed this truly life changing food I have learned a few things, and today I will share with you.
first off, I believe this works much better with slender slices of bread or a 1/2 baguette sliced in half sandwich style and served open-face. Unless you have just-from-the-oven crusty french bread. Then just shove a bar in there and enjoy. that said, you have a lot of options. You could do it cold (unmelted chocolate on room-temp bread)… but it’s not the same. My suggestion is to turn your broiler on and let it get hot. Then TURN IT OFF, and then put the bread with chocolate on top like this
Semi Sweet chocolate chips, or any chocolate bar will work. Yesterday I ‘kicked it up a notch’ by using a symphony bar. So there was almond and toffee in it. WHOA! Talk about another level of delicious! Now- just leave the bread in there until the chocolate is looking kinda sweaty and like it’s gooshy and warm. Then take it out and spread it around with a knife.
I will admit- when you use a bar with stuff in it like I did the results look a bit unappetizing… it’s much prettier when it’s smooth chocolate. BUT- the taste is out of this world awesome. really. if you try it let me know- I serve this up one day a month for myself… a day I truly look forward to!
Watching TV this evening a promo came on for Charlie and the chocolate factory (new one- plus the original too). Elizabeth, apparently, was watching very seriously and paying attention. After it ended she turned to me and said:
“mommy? Mommy we need to go there. I would really like to see that factory. Yes, I would like to go to that factory and eat.”
me: “Um… that’s a movie Elizabeth. Would you like to watch the movie?”
“yes. We will have popcorn and watch it. Then you will take me there on a vacation.”
me: “Sweetie, it’s a pretend movie. Like Underdog. It’s not a real place.”
“Well… (sigh and deep breath) Ok. But can we go to another chocolate factory?”
I love, love, love how she talks, thinks, and the ideas she comes up with. I am going to scrap a page about the word “well” because she starts so many sentences with it these days. And after it, she ALWAYS pauses like this- Well…. (then her thought). Love life with the 3 year old. Don’t think I’m ready to explain that we’re going to Hershey, PA at the end of the month… I’ll save that for the plane ride…