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Coming Soon to a Head Near You

Also known as mine …

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That’s Rose McIvers (Tinkerbell from Once Upon a Time) as Liv on iZombie. Seriously LOVE the show, and I really do think I could pull it off, the whole look.

I’ve had a similar look before (aka it’s what I had before my hair grew out)

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264/366 – Mr. & Mrs.

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264/366 – Mr. & Mrs., a photo by TM2TSon Flickr.

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My brother-in-law married the love of his life. I’ve watched their relationship bloom from friendship, to dating, to love, to marriage, and I feel so blessed to have been a part of it.

Now, when do I get nieces and nephews? XD

Ink Me Baby

On Brownie Scraps, we were discussing Christmas lists. One of them included printer suggestions Open-mouthed smile. I don’t mean a receipt printer or anything, but actual printers. I pimped out my HP D110a that I got for $50 last year. I love this freaking printer. But, the best suggestion, in my opinion, that I could have given is to not just base the choice on what options the printer has, and how cheap it is. Look at the costs of the ink replacements. Mine are about $14-30, depending on which ones I’m buying. Black is cheap. I’ve replaced it twice. Maybe three times, max. Color? I go through it like it’s toilet paper. Actually, I think I go through ink faster. Why? Because I love to print hybrid projects. I also take a lot of pictures, and I like to print those out as well.

So, if you’re on the hunt for a new printer, make sure you check out the costs of the ink as well!

Point-n-Shoot is Fine

A few people have asked me if I really have to have a $500 camera ($700 after the memory card and insurance plan), and honestly, no, I don’t. I have wanted a Rebel for YEARS (literally … my first post for one, that I still have a copy of, is from 2007).

But, I didn’t have to have one for the shots I’m taking. I’m hoping to eventually make print-worthy shots, and ones that I can actually sell. That’s why I wanted the good camera. My Cybershot, though, takes amazing pictures. My Canon does as well.

Both of these shots are straight-out-of-the-camera. Okay, the Canon one is as close as I can get, since I take my pictures in RAW.

See. There’s not that big of a difference! You can’t even really tell the difference between 7.2mpx and 10.1mpx. I can also say that in print, there isn’t much difference between them either.

Now, if you compared them with my 2.0mpx cell phone (Samsung Impression), you’ll see a remarkable difference, 😉

The biggest suggestion I can ever make on a camera is to do your research. Figure out what you want to take pictures of, the reasoning between why you think you need a more expensive camera, etc. Personally, I use all three of the cameras that I have. Well, four, if you count the webcam on my laptop. They all have their purposes. They all have their uses.

The Right Way

There are no guaranteed diets that work. The rule of thumb is regular exercise and an intelligent diet, but event that isn’t guaranteed. Sometimes, you have to add something. Sometimes you have to take something away.

Personally, I’m more concerned with being healthy than being “in shape” or “thin”. I’m never going to be “thin”. I’ve had two kids, and I don’t have the genes for it, unless I work out like a maniac every day for several hours. Just so not me. For what purpose? So I can get approval from those who don’t really even matter? My husband loves me the way I am. My family, as well. And my friends.

So, if you’re doing it to get approval, no diet is really going to work. No diet is going to give you that self-esteem that you need.