Attracting Blue Jays to your yard – Nature Photo Friday


Have you ever seen such amazing blue hues on any other creature in nature? It amazes me every time this family of Blue Jays visits our yard. How could anyone not believe there is a God, with such beauty fluttering about us? I'm blessed by Gods handiwork every single day and love that his gifts have made a home in our yard. If you welcome them and create a nurturing atmosphere, they will come! People have a love hate … [Read more...]

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet – Nature Photo Friday


How did my love of birds begin... it began with my grandmother. My grandmother, "Mimi", loved birds. She would sit outside for hours watching the birds at feeders and feeding the birds herself. I can't remember a more relaxing and more enjoyable time then sitting with my grandmother watching her beloved birds with her. I feel close to her when I am bird watching and feel especially blessed that my children also have a … [Read more...]

Hummingbird Food & Recipe


When I'm not homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, refereeing or working online.... I can be found outside with a Nikon D5100 around my neck. I will usually be on the hunt for birds, waiting for what feels like an eternity to get just the right shot. In our attempt to make this summer a purpose driven summer, our family has committed to spend more time on our hobbies. Thankfully, the boys love birding as much as I … [Read more...]

Quiche Lorraine with Spinach


You don't have to be a gourmet chef to judge how appetizing and flavorful this simple Quiche is. It is one dish which will never fail to impress your guests. I am so thankful to my sister for sharing this recipe with the family. My boys will devour two whole pies in minutes! I usually double or triple this recipe and make four Quiche at a time. Troy (hubby) loves this in the morning when he is rushing to get out the door … [Read more...]

Type-A Advanced Is Coming to New Orleans


If you're a blogger trying to take your blog to the next level, a photographer or iPhoneographer trying to make the most of your images or you are someone trying to grasp the craziness that is Social Media.... do I have a treat for you! Type-A Parent has been so successful in the Blog conference world, they are taking this amazing conference on the road, and if your lucky they are coming to a city near you!  Type-A … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Line Dining {Photos} #DCLTexas

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Our dining experience aboard the Disney Magic Cruise was nothing short of amazing.  It was so good that I have to dedicate an entire post to the service, meals, snacks, restaurants and counter service we had throughout our week long stay. When we arrived in our stateroom, we found our Meal Tickets along with our Personal Navigator. Our Meal Tickets showed our assigned seating time, restaurant schedule and table number … [Read more...]

#HolidayPhotoADay – Capturing the Beauty of the Season

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One of my passions in recent years is iphoneography, with the rise of Instagram and its 100 million users, smart phone photography has become increasingly popular for many people around the world.  There is something fabulous about sharing and seeing the world through the eyes of Instagram. Many photo memes have come from this wonderful art of smartphone photo taking including the ever popluar photo a day … [Read more...]

Photo A Day Challenge November

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One of my passions in recent years has been iphoneography, comes with the mommy territory. These days my camera of choice is my iPhone 4S. iPhoneography ~ the art of taking photos with Apple’s iPhone. With the rise of smart phone photo taking, sharing photos on social platforms has also become increasingly popular. My go to photo sharing platform is currently Instagram, where I sharpen and share my photos in a meme … [Read more...]

Droid Incredible 4G LTE Camera Review

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Last month I accepted an invitation to become a Verizon Wireless Ambassador. The tech geek that I am, I jumped all over it. They had me at 4G LTE!           So what is 4G & LTE and why should we care? LTE {Long Term Evolution} is the fastest kind of 4G network.  4G is the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards. Depending on connection strength, 4G could be up to 10 times faster than 3G; … [Read more...]

NET10 LG Optimus Net No-Contract Touch Screen Prepaid Cell Phone


As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I am currently trying out an LG Optimus Net as part of the Net10 Wireless Phone Test Drive Program. I have been using the  LG Optimus Net, an Android-powered, prepaid smartphone for the past month. {when my boys have not swiped it from me} This smartphone offers powerful performance and great features at a very affordable price. The greatest advantage to this phone is the amount of … [Read more...]