A Few Shots From The Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall





Mia In Green and Lace


Momma Always Said, “Don’t Play With Your Dress.”

I probably didn’t listen then either.







pink-fancy-dress-10 I see a clown fish in this photo-manipulation.


The Beautiful Crow

I found this gorgeous albeit dead crow today on my way home from walking one of my dogs. I think crows are fascinating and beautiful.












For the last photo I photoshopped him a new eyeball so you could see how majestic he was in life.

Mesothelioma Awareness

Originally posted on The Happy Lifeaholic:

I apologize for not having this up earlier – I wanted to have it up on the 26th which was Mesothelioma Awareness Day, but I got ridiculously busy with some research scholarship applications, homework and GRE stuff. Despite that, I believe today is as good a day as any to spread awareness, so here we have it!

I was approached a few weeks ago by Heather Von St. James with a request for a special blog post.

Eight years ago, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and preventable cancer caused only by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter and was given 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she has made it her life’s mission to spread awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos.

Heather and her beautiful family

Heather and her beautiful family

September 26th, 2014 marked…

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I Tried Cooking With Tofu Again

As I am trying to go from Vegetarian to Vegan I am going to have to try new ways to get protein and a more diverse diet. I hate to cook but love to eat so it’s time to branch out. I guess Vegans can eat Tofu, right? Well it might be a slow journey anyway. If I can find a local farm that treats its animals well and with kindness then I will get eggs and dairy products from them, I just haven’t looked into it yet. So I made Tofu Chicken Salad a few nights ago. Of course I did not have any Tumeric, used that all up and forgot to buy more. No Cumin either. No parsley or basil as I don’t like either one of those. I’m allergic to bell peppers so can’t have those either! I don’t remember if my tofu was firm or extra firm. Well I know it wasn’t extra firm but when I tried to dry it with a paper towel it kind of smushed a little. Now before starting this post I looked up how to cook tofu in case I actually did it wrong. I did it different I will say that. I started with very slow heat but that is because I knew it still had enough liquid in it that it was going to splatter terribly. So this is the video that I found explaining how to properly cook tofu. So here are my pics. tofu-1 tofu-2 tofu-3 tofu-4 tofu-5 I did have some apple, pickle relish and walnuts for my faux chicken salad. tofu-6 I also made a mix of sautéed green beans, asparagus and onions. tofu-7 So after watching the above video I can’t wait to try again. I hope this helps or encourages someone in their vegetarian/vegan journey.


Why don’t they make Bubble Wrap that looks like this?