project365 – January 28, 2015 – Flower girl

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My baby girl loves her some flowers, and today’s harvest did not disappoint!

project365 – January 27, 2015 – My take on turducken

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If you have never heard of “Turducken”, look it up immediately. It’s a turkey stuffed with duck which is stuffed with chicken. Fabulous! Here is my take on a multi stuffed meal. I’m calling it Cheebacenus. Cheese wrapped, bacon wrapped, chicken wrapped asparagus. The kids go bonkers over meals like this. They love to cut them in half and see all the layers. In hindsight, I should have taken a picture of that. Next time. Next time.

project365 – January 25, 2015 – Small world

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It’s so small to us, but imagine how enormous it must be for the microscopic life living on it’s surface. I wish I could fit this thing under the microscope! Just imagine how the spikes must seem like peaky mountain tops, and the holes like never ending caverns to the tiny little microbes that think of this as their home, as their planet.

project365 – January 23, 2015 – My sunshine

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My little sunshine made this for Grandparent’s day. She melted all their hearts with it. Unfortunately there was only one gift, and 5 grandparents. I should have had them arm wrestle for it. Or rock paper scissors. Or a dance off. Hindsight is 20/20.

project365 – January 17, 2015 – Homemade rainbows

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In the early afternoon the sun shines through our fish tank which acts like a prism and spreads a beautiful rainbow across the couch!

project365 – January 16, 2015 – Light painting with toothbrushes

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I enlisted my two little helpers for this photographic experiment. This experiment has scientifically proven with absolute certainty that 1) The kids aren’t afraid of the dark. 2) Photography is fun. 3) Brushing teeth is fun. and 4) We need a towel rack in this bathroom. My technique for this photo was simple. I set the camera to manual mode, 10 second exposure, f3.5, iso 200. The speedlight flash was set to fire rear curtain. While I don’t think it technically matters if the flash fires at the beginning or the end of the exposure, I wanted to capture their faces and expressions as they were dancing around in the dark, so rear curtain worked best. I set the camera down on the counter top, prefocused, and turned the lights off and shut the door. Then we turned on the flashing lights on their toothbrushes and I told them to dance, wiggle, wave it around, whatever they wanted. We tried a few times and this was my top pick of the bunch. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved seeing the results!

project365 – January 14, 2015 – I Mustache you a question

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These little babies are proudly displayed on my dash in my car above my glove box, glowing like beacons, representing the fun times that the kids and I like to have together. We donned these specific mustaches all through the airport where we waited at the terminal with large flamboyant signs, welcoming my (then) fiance home from her trip. We posed for many a strangers, for many a pictures, because everyone got a kick out of my two little fun loving lip toupee wearing love bugs. Nobody could resist how absolutely adorable they looked holding their signs and sporting their huge furry colorful moustaches. Of course I was wearing a stache too, but I was chopped liver next to those two little mustachio’d giggle machines.