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I’m feeling much better after spending two days in bed (Sun, Mon). Thanks to the hubs who let me do so :). Here’s a quick post on our non-trip to DC to (not) see the cherry blossoms. Fail? Eh. Have a great weekend! We plan to egg hunt, hang out with family, and celebrate a […]

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Sunday was beautiful around here, and my friend organized a hike-and-BBQ. Finally, we got to use the backpack carrier that we bought when we had our first kid. We used it once with him, and now we are totally legit backpackers since we’ve now used this thing a whoppin’ two times ;). All photos: Canon […]

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I took my 3-yr old (J) on a walk with the dogs and noticed purple flowers (crocuses) springing up in our front yard. After the walk, I told J I was going inside to grab my camera. The purple flowers fit this month’s One Community photo link-up perfectly (words: purple, spring, flowers, rise). One Community […]

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I learned about a FREE blog-review service while reading this post on Crazy Wise Woman. The service seems to be just an ordinary person visiting your site and making comments on it, while recording the whole thing. The reviewer is given a set of questions to answer, but my reviewer didn’t answer them, which is […]

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A little late, but better than never. Here are the popular posts of the month (based on page views) and some reader comments. Even if you don’t leave a comment, and we don’t give you a shout-out specifically, know that we appreciate your readership. In the top 5 are confession-style posts, linking up with Kathy. […]

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I remember the moment I switched my camera from Aperture Priority (AP) to Manual. I know, that’s weird. It was while taking the following photo (Jan 2012). capturng is my old blog I was in the basement, and it was relatively dark, so I chose ISO1600. I had recently bought a 50mm f/1.8 lens so, […]

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Yesterday, I told y’all to put your DSLR in Aperture Priority. I’m sure some of you questioned that suggestion or wanted to know more about this shooting mode. So today’s post is gonna tell you more about two of the more popular semi-automatic DSLR shooting modes: aperture priority (AP) and shutter priority (SP). If you […]

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It’s April 1st in the US, so that means it’s April Fool’s Day. This post is legit though — I’m not clever enough to plan a joke on you. Photography-talk is taking over the blog this week. I’m starting off with 4 easy steps to better DSLR photos. Not that I’m a professional or think […]

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Since Baby O took over the blog with her confessions, I’m on a kick with themed confessions. Today, I tell you my pet peeves about blogging… …it bothers me when people’s profiles don’t match between social media accounts or blogging platforms. Yes, I understand it’s a hassle to remember everywhere you have a profile picture […]

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I had all these awesome posts planned…

by lisacng March 25, 2014
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Hi everyone! I usually like to post here 3x/week but haven’t done that since the end of February. You know how it is, right? Anyways, I had all these photography posts lined-up for this week — 4 Easy steps to better DSLR photos, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes, Making the switch to manual photography, and […]

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Confessions: baby edition

by lisacng March 19, 2014
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After last week’s confession, I found out that we share a mutual love of Young Adult books. You left some great recommendations in the comment section for my YA reading list :). Today, my 7-month-old daughter, O, is taking over the blog, revealing some of her biggest secrets… The lesson here, folks? Don’t delete those […]

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