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Cool Dover Dad Re-Creates Album Covers

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today, I wanted to write about a human interest story that I read in last Sunday’s paper, I hope you don’t mind that it’s not food related.  Lance Underwood, a single dad who lives in Dover (Delaware), has been re-creating album covers using photos of his sons, Quentin and Trey.  What I found to be most interesting is the fact that he is not a professionally trained photographer, yet his work definitely qualifies as being professional.

Lance’s website featuring the re-creations started as a way for his father who lives in California to keep up with the boys.  His website has now gone viral and if you want to see more, check out his Tumblr page

 

Re-creations of a Nat King Cole, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis album cover.

 

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Bob Dylan Album Cover Recreated

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I think this is such an amazing and creative way to capture not only photos of his sons but also the memories he is creating for them is priceless. Can you imagine how much fun they are having while learning the history of the artists as well as the significance of album covers.  In my book, this makes Lance one cool dad!

 

What album cover would you like to see re-created?

 

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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You Choose The Shoes| Week 3

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

The winner of last week’s “You Choose the Shoes” was the

Fioni Pumps from Kmart!

 

I don’t know about you, but I am having such a blast with this new feature, “You Choose The Shoes“.  It’s like having a bunch of friends hang out in my closet helping to chose just the right shoes for an outfit – thank you all!

This week’s choices are either Coconut wedges from Marshall’s or Nine West wedges thrifted from Goodwill.

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You Choose the Shoes!

Coconut or Nine West wedges

 

The outfit is a thrifted top from GW Boutique and a cream color ShapeFX skirt from Spiegel Outlet

Nine West thrifted from Goodwill

I think these Nine West shoes are a perfect match in their color and patent leather material for this top.  What do you think?

Necklace and Earrings from Majestical Jewelry

Necklace and Earrings are from the product review that I did for Majestical Jewelry (click here).

Cutout wedges purchased several seasons ago

 

These cutout wedges were purchased several seasons ago from Marshall’s and were quite popular.  I remember seeing them posted by several fashion bloggers.

Are you ready to choose the shoes?

Are you ready to choose the shoes?

Which pair did you choose?

Which pair did you choose?  Personally, I would prefer neither because the feeling of fresh cut grass between my toes feels much better!

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 Linking up with some other FABULOUS THRIFTINISTAS – Whitney Nic James, ColorBlind and DC Goodwill Fashionista!

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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I Got it @Goodwill | Last Day of Winter

Hello Friends and Happy Goodwill Wednesday!

This week’s thrifted outfit was worn on St. Patrick’s Day and it snowed! However, instead of complaining, I was glad as it was the perfect weather in which to wear a maxi skirt and riding boots because tomorrow is the first day of Spring!

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Not wanting to hear my son complain about it being too cold, even though he is on the inside taking the pictures,  I stayed indoors for these pics.

Riding Boots from Goodwill

The riding boots were purchased at the Goodwill store in Exton, PA and are the most expensive item that I’ve ever thrifted.   For me, they were still a bargain at $18.99 because they were new and tagged at $39.99, which is way under the $50, which I was prepared to spend this winter.

Maxi Skirt and Wrap Top

Both the faux suede maxi skirt and wrap top were thrifted for $3.75 each.

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 Necklace | Flea Market Find // Watch | Avon

Ring | Payless // Bracelet | Michael’s

This week’s thrifted outfit was $26.49, but still a bargain, what do you think?

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Now you know, I had to have at least one picture outdoors!  I hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and are enjoying this Hump Day Wednesday.

I am linking up with Whitney Nic JamesThrifters Anonymous and then stopping by to visit DC Goodwill Fashionista.

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Thank You and 2013 Blog Award Nominations

Hello Friends and Happy New Year’s Eve!

As we close out the year 2013, I would like to take this time to say, “Thank You” to all my wonderful bloggy friends and followers.

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A Blog is defined as:

  1. “a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.”

Yet it is so much more, a blog becomes part of you, a special part of your life an extension of your personality.  If done in the right spirit it can fill you with added joy and happiness.

Each of you in your own unique way has definitely added more joy and happiness to my life.  When you take the time to read and comment on my posts, write your own uplifting and informational posts – take beautiful photographs and fashionable attire, you open your home and hearts to others…and all of this makes my life brighter.

Thank you D-Anna at Style Salvation, a fashionista diva for nominating me for a “Best Moment” award and thank you Clouds n Cups, jewelry designers extraordinaire for the “Blog of The Year 2013” award nomination!  

 

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Thank you all my bloggy friends for everything you have done and for everything that you are! Continue inspiring, delighting and informing others with your blogs.

I am wishing you Peace and Prosperity as we enter another year in our lives.

Be Safe and  Be Happy &

May God Richly Bless You All!

Happy New Year!

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Learning at The Teaching Garden

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Photography is an art that takes skill, patience and lots of practice.  I truly admire and am inspired by the awesome photos some of you have taken.  Being a novice and still learning the features of the Nikon P520 camera, I’ve been doing a lot of practicing.

My son and I had an appointment at the University of Delaware and while there we took these pictures at the Native Plant Teaching Garden.

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According to the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension Program’s website – “Native Plant Teaching Garden:  Designed to create an awareness of the cumulative environmental benefits that can be achieved through the use of native plants by providing an aesthetically pleasing demonstration garden easily adaptable to the home landscape.  The garden consists of different niches, each planted with material appropriate for the site:  a butterfly garden, bio-retention system (rain garden), meadow, foundation plantings, shrubs and paths, and perennial border.”

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It was a beautiful day to be in The Teaching Garden and a great opportunity to get in a lot of practice.

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With the change of seasons, I hope to get more outdoor shots including those dreaded snow days!

How do you think we did?

Linking up with WIWW – Transatlantic Blonde

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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God's Greatest Gift To Man Is Light

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

Today’s “Friday Foodie Feature” is being preempted by these images which I captured this morning from my driveway.

As I sat in the car saying my “commuting prayer” I looked up to see a beautiful sun filled sky.  I immediately stopped praying, grabbed the camera from the back seat and snapped three pictures.  It was a few minutes past 8:00 am, and running late as usual I didn’t take time to review them.  The sun was so bright while taking these pictures I couldn’t really see what I had shot.

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Everyday when I get to work the first thing I do is read “Our Daily Bread” Devotion of the day.  I hadn’t planned on viewing the pictures until later but when I saw the title of today’s devotion – THE GIFT OF LIGHT, I was filled with chills!

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Now if you look at the pictures again you will notice red spots, strategic in their placement which may have come from the glare on the camera lens…

…but take a look at these cell phone pictures that I took last Saturday night as we crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge a little after 8:00 p.m.

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Are these my Guardian Angels?

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God’s Greatest Gift To Man Is Light

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

Today’s “Friday Foodie Feature” is being preempted by these images which I captured this morning from my driveway.

As I sat in the car saying my “commuting prayer” I looked up to see a beautiful sun filled sky.  I immediately stopped praying, grabbed the camera from the back seat and snapped three pictures.  It was a few minutes past 8:00 am, and running late as usual I didn’t take time to review them.  The sun was so bright while taking these pictures I couldn’t really see what I had shot.

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Everyday when I get to work the first thing I do is read “Our Daily Bread” Devotion of the day.  I hadn’t planned on viewing the pictures until later but when I saw the title of today’s devotion – THE GIFT OF LIGHT, I was filled with chills!

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Now if you look at the pictures again you will notice red spots, strategic in their placement which may have come from the glare on the camera lens…

…but take a look at these cell phone pictures that I took last Saturday night as we crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge a little after 8:00 p.m.

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Are these my Guardian Angels?

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23rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

On Sunday hubby and I celebrated our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and had dinner at our favorite restaurant, Chesapeake Inn and Marina.  This lovely restaurant is located in Chesapeake City, Maryland on the waterfront and overlooks the C&D Canal.  We have enjoyed having our Anniversary dinner here for years not only because of it’s location which is only 10 mins from the house, but because it has the best seafood and the atmosphere is enjoyable.

Before leaving for the evening our son took a few pictures of us on the back deck.

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When I think back on our courtship, relationship and marriage I can only say – God is Good!

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Settled in for our Anniversary Dinner

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Overlooking the C&D Canal

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Partying on the lower deck

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Here’s to another 23!

Linking up today for Thursday Favorite Thing at Katherine’s Corner.

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Delaware Today Fashion Awards 2013

Delaware Today Magazine Announces the First Delaware Today Fashion Awards

delaware today fashion showDelaware Today magazine is set to host the first Delaware Today Fashion Awards on Wednesday, September 25, at Deerfield, to honor the talented individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Delaware’s fashion industry.

The event, which runs from 6-9:00 p.m., will recognize the Fashion Awards nominees featured in the September issue of Delaware Today magazine. The nominees were selected by the public through an online voting process; however an esteemed panel of fashion experts will choose the winners. With categories ranging from makeup artist to photographer, and boutique to best-dressed Delawarean, the Delaware Today Fashion Awards will identify a wide range of fashion professionals, from promising new talents to established forerunners who have influenced fashion in the community.

The winners from each of the 11 categories will be revealed live at the event. As mentioned, Delaware Today has partnered proudly with a variety of fashion experts to serve as judges. They include: Joan Bernard, owner of Barbizon Modeling & Talent Agencies in Wilmington and Philadelphia; Kelly Cobb, designer and assistant professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware; Colleen Moretz, fashion designer and owner of Colleen Couture; and Dallas Shaw, fashion illustrator and style expert. Ms. Shaw also graces the cover of the September issue of Delaware Today.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and music, and have the opportunity to view the industry’s hottest products and trends. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The Delaware Today Fashion Awards are sponsored by Christiana Mall, Wilmington Country Store, Designer Consigner, Hillary J. White Salon, Kate’s Lens Photography, Kristina Ruggerio Cosmetics, Salon by Dominic, Claire’s Fashions, Gloss Salon—and many more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stand By Me, a statewide financial empowerment program that gives every Delawarean the opportunity to meet with their own financial coach. The organization is a coalition of community partners, led by the State of Delaware and United Way of Delaware.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit DelawareToday.com/FashionAwards.

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Nikon CoolPix P520 Camera

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

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Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

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Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

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This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

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Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!

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