Blank Page Syndrome: Face down your worst enemy and win.

It’s time. You are finally ready to write your next great novel and wow your readers with the story you have been harboring in your heart for years. You open up your document in word or other software, rest your hands on the keyboard and begin taking the first few steps on your road to Read More

Ready! Set! Action! Capture your subject in motion with the Powershot SX530 HS

One of my favorite features of this camera is the ability to take a rapid succession of photos. My old camera couldn’t take photos quickly, and all the photos were blurred. With the Powershot SX530 HS, I still struggle with action shots that are extremely close up and also in dim light. I suspect this Read More

Fergie the Betta

This is where Fergie used to be. The bowl isn’t in the photo because I didn’t want to take photos of Fergison and get attached when it was extremely unlikely he’d survive. We didn’t know if the fin loss was the cause of self harm (easy enough fix) or some disease, so I tried not Read More

The Otaku’s Wife: Dog & Scissors

Dog & Scissors is a 12 episode adaptation of a Japanese light novel series written by Shunsuke Sarai. It’s about a bookworm,  Kazuhito Harumi, who dies horribly before he can read the last book by his favorite author, and his desire to read it is so strong he comes back to life–as a dog. To Read More

Puppy PreK: “Down” for the cause!

Prerequisite: Loaded Clicker, Beginning Sit What is down? “Down” is when you ask your dog to rest with its belly and elbows on the ground. In formal obedience, the dogs back feet are under him, ready to send him flying into the next command at the snap of your fingers. For dogs being asked to Read More

All I want for my Birthday is 5 minutes of peace.

This week I will be getting another year older, and celebrating like I’m 10 years old and just now experiencing double digits. I don’t always love my birthdays, but when you are a working mom that hardly ever gets a break, just being alive with only a few gray hairs poking straight up out of Read More

The Cleaning Project: 35 hours in.

The house is in complete shambles. It has been two weeks since I have had time to clean the house, and it is showing. I bust out my vacuum and laundry basket, and tackle the farthest corner of the house. Gone are the days where I spend more time staring in lost confusion at the Read More

Free Photo Friday – Our Moon

This month I am proud to announce the beginning of a feature for my blog friends, book cover artists, and other friends who need awesome pictures for their work, but don’t have a great camera or the ability to get their photos on the internet. Over the past few weeks I’ve been taking awesome photos Read More

Puppy PreK: Teaching the Basic Sit

Prerequisite: Loading the clicker. If you have not yet loaded the clicker, or have no clue what that means please click here. The most basic and commonly known command for dogs is the “Sit” command. Teaching your dog is relatively easy, and most dogs can learn it no matter the age. If your dog has Read More

Photoshop Fun: Add a Unique Twist to Your Shots With the Powershot SX530 HS

Most of the time we know what we want when we press the trigger on our cameras, but sometimes a little fun can give us the sparkle we never knew we wanted. When you switch to the multi page button on your camera and hold down the photo button, it will take several photos in Read More

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