capturing motion

Photography has been something really cool that I’ve been exploring for the past few months, and these are a few photos that I’ve been wanting to share! All pictures were taken on a Canon SLR, and I’ll be giving credit to the respective photographers.

Some are ones that I’ve taken, while others are some that have been taken of me.  Either way, I’m a fan of all of them.

The first is this gorgeous shot of my friend Barb caught in low light, and this is one of my favorites, and the next two are my shots too.

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The picture below was caught backstage, and the flash captured the different ladders really nicely.

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This picture below is definitely cool, because it captures my friend Vince slightly behind the curtain.  This is called shallow depth of field, a technique I learned about in my photography class, and it’s controlled using aperture.

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acceptance awareness

hey there!

no matter where we are in the world, one constant thing that we see lacking is acceptance.  whether it’s in regards to religion, race, or maybe just you.

in an effort to raise awareness about acceptance, i’ve joined in collaboration with a few others to start a blog on acceptance.  as of this moment, we’ve been focusing on accepting yourself, so it looks a bit like an inspiration blog.  nonetheless, it’s casual, funny, and uplifting whenever you need a smile.

so if you don’t mind, please check out acceptanceawareness.wordpress.com to support acceptance all around the world:)

every person that clicks on the link is supporting this amazing cause and is changing the world, one click at a time.  thanks everyone!

-jennifer

top 5 diy secret santa ideas

searching for a last-minute secret santa gift? you’ve come to the right place.

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this post will offer seven different do-it-yourself ideas that are super cute and affordable, and range from very personal to i-barely-know-you-but-here’s-a-cute-gift.  whether you get a random person that you barely know, or one of your closest friends, there’s something for everyone on this list!

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note: some of these are more of a joke than a gift, so if that’s what you’re looking for, go for it!

1. instant hot chocolate

mm, i love hot chocolate and one trending gift these days is instant hot chocolate on a spoon/stick.  how easy is that? even if you don’t have a gift for culinary things, anyone can figure this one out.

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aspire to inspire // 3

hello hello,

after a lot of thinking and deliberating and, to be honest, procrastinating, i decided on my third ‘aspire to inspire’ post, and i’m going to keep it pretty short.

i’m devoting this post to all of the people out there who need someone to talk to.  more than anyone, i know exactly how it feels to just be alone in the world, feeling as if no one will understand or that no one really care.

my email’s on the bottom and please comment if you need just someone to talk to!!

– jennifer:)

ps: i know a few people who are starting their own blog, so be sure to look out for theirs when it comes out! i’ll be posting again to remind everyone to subscribe to them, but i’m really looking forward to their release.

 

guacamole recipe

after nineteen hours of driving to and all over virginia, life seems to lose a little meaning, just because of how incredibly bored you can get in the car.  anyway, all that driving was definitely worth it because virginia was a blast!!

but it’s definitely great to be back home, and to have a legitimate home cooked meal.  after eating out for so many days, it felt really good.

before we left, we made some food to bring with us.  one of the first things that my sister and i did before we left was to make guacamole.  i’m a big fan of guacamole, and even though it’s not everyone’s taste, it’s one of my favorite go-to snacks.

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ingredients:

3-4 haas avacados, split in half

1-2 limes

1/2 onion, to be diced

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the future challenge

bonjour mes amis,

i can’t wait to share another challenge with you — in this case, the future challenge.

it’s pretty self-explanatory — this is a way for bloggers, even just people, to reach out and share what they want for their future.  i think it’s a great idea, and i’m glad i get to share this with you!!

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aspire to inspire // 2

welcome back :))

i’m really sorry i missed my second monday in the series! (i know, i’m sorry!)

ok, so for my second aspire to inspire post, i wanted to talk about words.

in the harry potter series, dumbledore says:

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

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the liebster award!

good morning! :)

i’ve just been nominated for the liebster award, an award meant to help people discover new blogs.

so, quick rules before we start:


  1. thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. answer the questions you were given
  3. nominate blogs that deserve the award
  4. let the bloggers you nominated know
  5. make 11 questions for your nominees to answer

so let’s begin!

nominator: my friend kirstin nominated me for this award; she’s one of my absolute favorite beauty bloggers, and just a really sweet person overall, so please go check out her block on the link above!!

here are the questions that i have to answer:

1. What have you learned from blogging? 

i’ve learned that not everyone’s writing for themselves, and that some people are going for the followers and the likes and the views — that’s ok too, in fact, that’s great! but i’ve learned that sometimes, you have to look away from the numbers and just write for you, not anyone else.

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this i believe // part I

is it possible to have blogger’s block? i’ve been blogging for less than a month, so this is a little sad, but hey, i’m still writing!

anyway, i haven’t blogging for a few days now, mainly because i had almost no ideas.  but here i am, and i ended up typing up a post that i was saving for later — it’s a bit premature, so i decided to make two parts.

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for my summer assignment, i was told to write an essay about what i believe.  it’s a project known as “this i believe”, that started in npr.  (click here to check out the national public radio website)

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the dragon’s loyalty award :))

hey everyone!

i don’t think i’ve been so excited about something in a long time, so i’m so happy that i get to share this with you!

i’ve been nominated for the dragon’s loyalty award by two people, and here i am to complete it!

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so here are some quick rules before we go on:

  • thank the nominators
  • include the award logo
  • state seven facts about yourself
  • nominate a few other bloggers

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