LimeLife by Alcone Makeup Tutorial

By laura / July 11, 2018 /

We had a blast during my LimeLife by Alcone makeup tutorial. In all honesty, I don’t have a clue when it comes to hair and makeup.  For this reason, I booked the LimeLife by Alcone makeup tutorial.  I try to stay on top of the trends, but always find myself going back to the old…

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Switzerland Fine Art Photography

By laura / July 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Switzerland Fine Art Photography
Switzerland clouds black and white fine art photography

Clouds of Switzerland Fine Art Photography The mystical clouds in the Switzerland sky inspired this fine art.  The sun is always there, but sometimes it’s hidden by the clouds.  The clouds start to break away and reveal the sun. Just as life gives us opportunities that we don’t always see.  There’s a break from the…

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Defying Gravity Lyrics Inspire Me

By laura / July 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Defying Gravity Lyrics Inspire Me

WICKED the Musical takes my breath away. I LOVE the performing arts, a trait I received from my mother.  She taught me to appreciate live theatre.  I’ve been fortunate enough to see many Broadway shows.  Wicked the Musical is one of my favorites.  Defying Gravity lyrics inspire me.  Goosebumps appear EVERY time I listen to…

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Stormy Big Green Egg Grilling Night

By laura / July 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Stormy Big Green Egg Grilling Night

This was a stormy Big Green Egg grilling night. The storm moved in faster than expected. It chased us under an umbrella, but the storms didn’t stop us from having amazing food and company.  We spend most nights at home with our young children.  Our date nights usually consist of hanging out on our patio.…

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Medieval Paris Creates New Beginning

By laura / July 5, 2018 /

Medieval Paris creates a new beginning for me. Studio L Photography was founded in 2007, but in reality, it was born in the magic of the darkroom.  That’s where I discovered the artist in me, amid the developing trays and finished photographs hung to dry.  While spending the first 10 years in business as a…

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Wisconsin Cabin On July Fourth

By laura / July 4, 2018 /

Visiting our Wisconsin cabin on July fourth is one of my favorite things to do. Now that we’re a family of five, it’s SO hard to escape the duties of being a mom to three youngsters.  There’s endless laundry and dishes.  Can’t neglect the grocery shopping, meal prep and cooking.  My children eat more than…

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Michigan Avenue Chicago Man Named Rocky

By laura / July 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Michigan Avenue Chicago Man Named Rocky

Michigan Avenue Chicago Man Named Rocky This is Rocky’s story: His sign reads, “Hi, I’m Rocky.  Me and my friend lost everything in a fire.  Anything helps us get on our paws & feet again.  God bless & thank you.” Rocky’s landlords weren’t appropriately fixing the problems in his home.  This resulted in a fire.…

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John Besh Crème Brûlée Recipe

By laura / July 2, 2018 / Comments Off on John Besh Crème Brûlée Recipe

I LOVE John Besh’s crème brûlée recipe! AND there’s only 5 ingredients, all of which are unhealthy and delicious.  Look at the bright side, you can pronounce all of them. The 5 ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 quart heavy cream 1-1/4 cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split 10 egg yolks  Preheat oven to 350º.  Use…

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Acadia National Park

By laura / July 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Acadia National Park

The roads of Acadia National Park lead somewhere. I love this quote from Lewis Carroll, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” I never used to view this quote as an abstract one.  Finally, I realize its irony. At first, I understood it as the importance of always…

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Urban Fuel Conversation

By laura / May 21, 2018 /

It was an unexpected Urban Fuel conversation that made my day. I walk into Urban Fuel Coffee House on this rainy, spring day.  It’s cold and damp outside, but cozy and inviting inside.  I’m greeted with smiles and offered a glass of water.  “Regular or cucumber infused?” they ask. Infused please.  I order my usual…

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