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Back Living

Well world, I am officially back from the dead. Not in a zombie sort of way, but in the I-don’t-have-any-more-school way. No more late night papers, projects, and that irrepressible feeling of knowing there is always something I should be doing that I am not doing. I do apologize to all two of you who have been reading the non-updates during my summer-school hiatus. Breaks, like school, are a necessary evil.

Today, I happily debut my new baby. Well, not an actual baby, but she’s close enough. Thanks to all my lovely family and friends, I was able to purchase my first DSLR for graduation. I decided to plan a little bit a head and not get the cheapest option, but instead I ultimately decided on the Nikon D90 after much anticipation and deliberation.

Now let me be the first to admit that I am more than a newbie with DSLR photography. I have read, and read, and read, but nothing teaches how much you don’t know like actually practicing the thing you thought you knew.

Did that even make sense?

Anways, so I can’t wait to share with you guys during this learning time for me as I get acquainted with taking “good” photos of people, places, things, and FOOD!

My first model is, of course, the cutest nephew in the whole world.

He likes to moonlight as a shaggy-haired male model. šŸ˜€

For my first new-camera recipe, I thought it best to keep it simple.

Summer is still in full swing here in North Texas, which means refreshment is always on order.

This drink delivers just that.

Strawberry Soda

1 Cup Strawberries, hulled

1/2 Cup Simple Syrup (1 cup sugar simmered in 2 cups water until all sugar is dissolved)

2 Tablespoons Lime Juice

1 Cup Soda Water

Add strawberries, syrup and lime juice to a blender and blend until there are no more chunks. Pour mixture into a glass, top with soda water and then stir.

Enjoy and feel refreshed!

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