How to Take Photos of Fireworks

How to Take Photos of Fireworks

I have been trying for at least four years to take great photos of fireworks. None of my attempts have been successful. The last time, in 2012 (because the fireworks were rained out last year) I had my tripod set up, my slow shutter speed and low ISO set, I

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#AskAwayFriday with Cookies!

kids #AskAwayFriday

Friday’s are just so absolutely fabulous…Why you may ask?…because it is time to enjoy another amazing week of #AskAwayFriday! What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…#AskAwayFriday was created by Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10

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HOME Whenever I hear the word home I always think about where I grew up, in northern New York. Yes, of course I consider Connecticut home now but my first home wasn’t here. It was there. When I was young it was just where I lived. Nothing special. Once I left

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#AskAwayFriday with Dana

are we having fun yet?

Today I’m doing #AskAwayFriday with Dana from Kiss My List. I’ve been following Dana’s blog for almost as long as I’ve been blogging. If you haven’t met her yet you are in for a treat – she has such an honest and funny way of writing I feel like I

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My Street


  My Street Yesterday, Tris and I got into a fight before school. It was stupid. She left in tears, I watched near tears. She wouldn’t say goodbye to me.

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Wordless Wednesday

wordless wednesday rainbow

Wordless Wednesday Rainbow in our front yard. Pot of gold in our neighbor’s. Today I linked up at: Wordless Wednesday 5 Minutes for Mom and  

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DREAM Do you dream? I’ve always been a thinker. I dwell on things, think them over, try to figure out what I’m going to do and what I could have done better. I don’t often DREAM. Thinking is practical. Dreaming…what hope and optimism you must have to dream. Children dream.

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5 REALLY Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Really last minute gift ideas for mother's day WeMontage Custom Wallpaper

Are you like me, knowing Mother’s Day is coming up and still thinking…”I’ve got time.” Until the weekend comes, and then you don’t? Then this post is for you (and me.) I’ve got 5 REALLY last minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day that you can get started on now, or

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Exposed for #AskAwayFriday

Exposed #AskAwayFriday

I’m very excited about this week’s #AskAwayFriday. Each week I sign up I get a little more comfortable but it’s still hard to shake the feeling of being a little more exposed. It’s a good thing, but it’s not easy.   This week I’m partnering with April from 100lb Countdown.

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Spring means Lacrosse

lacrosse means spring

Spring means Lacrosse Spring in Connecticut…freezing rain, blowing wind, damp and cold. Obviously the next thing that comes to mind should be outdoor lacrosse tryouts. Spending two hours outside shivering, dressed for winter and holding an umbrella. Fantastic way to spend a Sunday. The only thing worse would be to

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