Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!…and I want your opinion. Do you think this storm/sunset photo is better in color or B/W? I had son #4 snap this pic as we drove home from his high school graduation.  Good thing I took my camera to graduation. The trick was to crop out all the freeway sign melange! :o)

Other miscellany:

I’m enjoying Wonderful Word Wednesday tremendously! I’m making up my own little story (a mind map) so I can remember these NEW words that I’m adding to my vocabulary.  I also really enjoy corresponding via email with a co-worker of mine because she uses a few words that are new to me. “Suss” being the most recent.  Everyone should add British slang words to their vocab – right?

I was inspired to take pics of weeds on one of my shooting journeys because I had loved Melinda’s wonderful weed collection {HERE}.


Here are a couple of NEW (to me) graphics that I’ve fallen in love with lately:


This was a post entitled ‘Stop postponing happiness’.  Very cool!


I thought this was great advice (some I need to personally take, because sometimes if I don’t succeed the very first time, I move on).

And lastly, I may have mentioned that I love anything coconut and I love anything peachy.  I must make these popsicles – cuz it’s getting HOT out there!


Have a great day! Do something NEW!




NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Wednesday everyone!  As you know, I LOVE learning NEW stuff.  Yet, I frequently wonder….am I really learning this NEW stuff for the first time?…or have I just forgotten about it and then re-learnt it, as if it were NEW?  That feeling reminds me of this funny-ism:


Nevertheless, I’d like to share NEW stuff I’ve learned about this week:

Brain Training  (Because I’m a certified brain science junkie too!)

NEW Culinary Terms….I recently made a NEW recipe that asked me to make a roux, so I was curious of what other culinary terms I didn’t know and researched some NEW ones.  However, you’ll notice that ‘roux’ isn’t listed!  So FYI: Roux:  A cooked mixture of butter of other fat and flour used to thicken sauces, soups, etc.

And lastly, I learned that I WANT (badly) a set of lens extensions…cuz macro lenses are too darn expensive!  I learned more about lens extensions HERE.

Have a great day!  Learn (or re-learn) something NEW today!

{photo source: dogwood_springs_photography}

a NEW project (memorization program)


***Francis Bacon, the philosopher, scientist, and author said, “It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we earn but what we save that makes us rich; not what we learn but what we remember that makes us wise.”***

Isn’t that so true!?!?!   So…I’ve started a NEW memorization program!  It’s awesome and so far so good!!! (I’ve been at it a little over a week:o)  There are sooo many things I can use this program with….scriptures, vocabulary words, quotes, foreign languages etc etc etc.!  I’m starting with scriptures.  My son introduced me to this program (see instructions he emailed me below…sorry for the quality, it looks like it’s been passed around a bit).  My son has memorized hundreds of scriptures!  It’s a GREAT program which I think I’ll try to implement with various projects!  

Have a great day everyone!  Learn (AND REMEMBER) something NEW today!