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Friday’s Baby - Kerry Kippert Photography


A master at photographing Newborns, Children and Families, photographer Kerry Kippert  shares with us her passion. ” I absolutely love giving these images to my clients…they are timeless, they are so emotional and these memories will outlast time!  I treasure the time I have with each client and I consider them extended members of my family.”

Kerry a special touch with newborns. “Newborns hold a…

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Where’s spring??

We have been trying to enjoy a short break and relax in the sun, but so far we are not seeing anything but rain!

Where’s spring??

We have been trying to enjoy a short break and relax in the sun, but so far we are not seeing anything but rain!

Book Review: Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes by Bobbi Brown

Book Review: Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes by Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Everything EyesBobbi Brown Everything Eyes by Bobbi Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book as part of a First Reads give-away and I am so thrilled that I did. The book is wonderful and a great gift for any make-up loving young woman in your life.

I really enjoyed the way the book was organized because I found it very easy to stroll through the book and find tips that actually fit my face. These…

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Dancing with Fireflies goes on Spring Break!

Dancing with Fireflies goes on Spring Break!


We are taking the week off to take a much needed break. Time to dance in the fields of spring flowers, dip our toes in the cool waters at the beach, and catch up on some needed reading.

Have a great week and get outside and enjoy Spring!

~ Crysta ~

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Tiny Cthulhu found alive!

Tiny Cthulhu found alive!

WP_001345The great Lord Cthulhu‘s love children have been found in the gut of termites.  Ok.. they are a little bit on the small side, say in in the range of 10 to 20 microns.  Other larger protists also found in termites  are around 50 to 150 microns.  The itsy bitsy single-celled organisms were named after Cthulhu, Cthulhu macrofasciculumqueand are basically harmless. And as of yet, they haven’t…

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Weekly Challenge


This week we continued looking at the genre of Romance novels and what it takes to write a good one. Creative Yarn: talked about why she reads Romance novels and Evan Peterson talked about pitching your story to yourself first. Aisha’s Oasis: shared her romantic poem. And we read an Interview with author Nana Prah.

This week we also reviewed a YA romance book – Book Review: The Fault in Our…

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“You are not en…

“You are not en…

“You are not entering this world in the usual manner, for you are setting forth to be a Dungeon Master. Certainly there are stout fighters, mighty magic-users, wily thieves, and courageous clerics who will make their mark in the magical lands of D&D adventure. You however, are above even the greatest of these, for as DM you are to become the Shaper of the Cosmos. It is you who will give form and…

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Why I Read Romance

Why I Read Romance


Here’s a fun article from a cool blog, A Creative Yarn.

Originally posted on A Creative Yarn:

When I pick up a book, I want to be temporarily transported to another place and time. Most nights, one hour before bed, I read. For those sixty minutes I’m able to forget about the daily grind and immerse myself into another world. I look forward to this time. For me, reading has always been about…

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Tips for pitching yourself your own story ideas - Evan Peterson

Tips for pitching yourself your own story ideas – Evan Peterson

Sell yourself on your own ideas, learn from Michael Lewis’ writing habits, think before you type, and embrace “clickbait.”

Pitching yourself: If Internet articles about writing are any indicator, the hardest parts about being a scribe is actually finding the time and motivation to write. The next hardest part, then, has to be the most important: having something to write about.

In a given…

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Poem: Speak To Me In Kisses

Poem: Speak To Me In Kisses


Here’s one of our Firefly Readers taking the Weekly Challenge and owning it!

Originally posted on Aisha’s Oasis:


I wrote this poem for my incredibly loving and wonderful husband on our 5th wedding anniversary, July 29, 2004:


Speak to me in kisses

I love every word that you say

Our lips press softly together

Our tongues caress each other

You say by this tender…

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