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Photography Challenge Update October 13, 2011

OK, I’m officially behind on the Photography Challenge, but I haven’t forgotten about it! Here are a few that I missed!

 

Day 5 – FROM A HIGH ANGLE
Taken in the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle over the weekend. It’s a sculpture of real guitars that is about three stories tall.
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DAY 6 – FROM A LOW ANGLE
The Space Needle in Seattle, taken this weekend.
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DAY 7 – FRUIT
TBD (!!)

DAY 8 – A BAD HABIT
I used to bite my nails, but I can proudly say I haven’t bitten them in a few months. The habit has been broken! This was taken after I had a manicure and the lady had to cut them they were so long! Whoops! I love them!
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DAY 9 – SOMEONE YOU LOVE
That’s a tough one. Ha! Kidding! I love this man with all my soul.
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Stay tuned for my Seattle Recap later!

 

Something Green and Something for YOU! October 6, 2011

Filed under: 30 Day Challenge,Food,Giveaway,Photography — Kelocity @ 6:07 am
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First up, the Photography Challenge! I’m having a problem finding time to take pictures during daylight hours. I might have to start taking my photos on the weekend when I have more natural light to work with. That’s photography 101, right?

DAY 4 – Something Green
I was looking all over for a green subject to take pictures of. And then I realized what the perfect item would be. My sprouting chives!! I definitely don’t have a green thumb, but I’m told chives are easy to maintain, so I’m giving it a shot. New chutes are coming up and I’m so excited!
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My herbs may be a sign of spring, but it actually poured in Los Angeles today. I was so sad I couldn’t ditch work in favor of some puddle jumping. The first rain of fall is always an exciting moment here in California. I was giddy when I heard it on my window when I woke up.

And now that fall has officially decided to join us here, I’m hoping it will stick around for a while. I love fall. The rain, Halloween, sweaters and cozy weekends. It’s also football season. Sometimes I put the games on just to hear the commentators. Football reminds me of home when Sunday Football was the thing to do on the weekends. I’m from Boston. Sports are a religion.

We need a team in LA, don’t you think?

Being the official sport of America… Football = FOOD. (Tell me I’m not the only one who gets excited for Superbowl purely for the buffalo dip and nachos that go with it!) But football doesn’t have to equal calories. There are smart ways of indulging without resorting to carrot sticks and water.

 

Here are a few snack ideas for your next big game:

  • Craisins Original Dried Cranberries: Surprise your taste buds with the sweet, delicious taste of Craisins® Dried Cranberries. Made with real fruit and good as a snack or in a recipe, they’re naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free. Plus, they’re a good source of fiber and 1/3 cup is equal to a serving of fruit.
  • Smart for Life protein bars: Eliminates post-exercise hunger, so you gain muscle not fat. Supports healthy cardiovascular function, helps promote weight loss, boosts metabolism and controls hunger.
  • Medifast Cheese Puffs: These sweet and savory products will tempt taste buds and keeps you feeling full plus they offer a daily requirement of 24 vitamins and minerals!
  • HINT Water: Staying hydrated, refreshed and in shape is a must, which is why HINT Water is offering great flavors like Strawberry-Kiwi, Mango-Grapefruit and Pomegranate-Tangerine without adding those extra calories.

 

What’s your favorite Sunday Night Football dish? Tell me in the comment section of this post and I’ll randomly choose a winner to receive a Prize Pack of each of these products on October 31st.

 

Photography Challenge–Clothes and Clouds October 3, 2011

Filed under: 30 Day Challenge,Photography — Kelocity @ 7:19 pm
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I have to remember to start carrying our good camera with me wherever I go to remind myself to take more pictures.

I’m still psyched about the Photography Challenge so here’s the past two days:

 

DAY 2 – WHAT I WORE TODAY
We were invited to see Ghetto Klown in Hollywood yesterday and enjoyed a night out in Hollywood (more details about that soon!)
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Here’s my picture artistic picture of what I wore to the show. I love Hollywood even if it’s dirty and it smells funny. There’s something romantic under all that grit.
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DAY 3 – CLOUDS
I have to admit that I actually took this picture last week enroute to a Blogger Dinner with Amanda, Andy, Kaitlin and Katherine. I was driving West on the 118 and was blinded by the sun and the golden clouds. I seriously almost pulled over to star at this. These were the most amazing clouds I’ve ever seen in LA.
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Click here to view the other Photography Challenge pictures by participating bloggers!

 

Photography Challenge – Self Portrait October 2, 2011

Filed under: 30 Day Challenge,Photography — Kelocity @ 11:19 am
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I’m participating in a Photography Challenge hosted by Our Wired Lives. The goal is to stretch your creativity and encourage you to pick up the camera. Here’s the list of the shots I’m aiming for:

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So here’s Day 1: Self Portrait. It actually worked out that I had to get dressed up for an event anyways.

The necklace was a gift from Irving for Valentine’s Day.
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I’m hoping my photos can get more artistic in the days ahead. That’s the goal anyways.

And I just had to share this dessert I had last night. Oh my gosh, how cute is this?
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I promised it tasted as good as it looked.

 

Photos 101 March 13, 2011

Filed under: Food,Los Angeles,Photography — Kelocity @ 7:14 pm
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We completely forgot about the time change last night. We woke up when we woke up, and we plowed through more our to-do list and really didn’t even notice the clocks changed. I guess that’s a good thing. Sometimes it’s nice not having an agenda, you literally loose track of time.

Yesterday, I spent a lot of time on Skype. I talked to my grandparents, my aunt and cousin, and my mom! (Hi Mom!)

Living 3,000 miles from my family is tough, but Skype definitely helps. Thank god for technology!
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Last night, Erika and Timmy stayed after our dinner party and we all watched Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice. It was Awesome! It was so cute, and such a good story.
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This photo was taken yesterday afternoon, but pretty much summed up the evening.
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Be prepared for some better photos on Kelocity. I started stealing Irving’s camera, and I’m not afraid to use it (anymore).

I’m really trying to teach myself about photography and be a little more creative. I’m loving new photos that look like this!
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I’m also making the photos a little bigger on the blog and taking away the rounded edges. Let’s try it for a bit and see if we like it, shall we? Let me know if you have any suggestions!
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This morning, we headed over to the Americana in Glendale. We just wanted to get outside and stretch our legs for a bit. It was a beautiful morning!
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We had a blast strolling around, holding hands and talking about our 10-year plan. haha. We love to dream together.
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Speaking of dreaming…. haha
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And more photography experimenting.
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We worked up an appetite and headed to Acapulco for a champagne buffet brunch. We were seated in between a baby shower and a bachelorette party. But it was still a nice time.
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Champagne included? Yes please! We enjoyed ourselves, but didn’t over indulge. The day was still young!

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Then we walked around Henry’s, a fantastic grocery store with lots of fresh products. Right when we walked through the door, I saw this! (I bought two!)
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They sell lots of things ala cart too. If you want to buy 3 peanuts or a half cup of sugar, you can! Today I grabbed a cup of shredded coconut for some oatmeal this week.
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They even sell protein powder by the ounce.
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Irving ordered some meat from the butcher and I perused around.
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The rest of the afternoon was spent doing our taxes. Not fun. Have a great week everyone!
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What’s your #1 camera tip for someone like me who is just figuring out what aperture, F-Stops and Macro settings are?

 

 
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