by Beth Veltman
Believe it or not, I'm quite camera shy. In this snap happy world of social media, and with my obligations as a blogger for The Tender Palate and writer for Women's LifeStyle, my graciousness in front of the camera leaves a lot to be desired. It's rather unsettling to emerge from my somewhat secluded life and "let" perfect strangers document my secrets as they emerge on the map of my face, the turn of my posture, and through the self-conscious gates of my eyes. Internally, I'm very comfortable with who I am. But when the vacant lens of modern technology curves ominously toward me, I become the awkward stranger who can't do anything right.
So for this article. I decided to buck up. Accept my insecurities and flaws, and just get over it - right in front of you.
Thanks to photographer, Daniel Johnson of Wealthy Street Photography, and makeup artist and Women's Lifestyle Magazine beauty columnist, Marianne Bockheim, I was able to repair my relationship with that dreaded
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Thank goodness for Facebook! I'm not sure I could make these makeovers happen without a bit of stalking…er…umm… "research". LeAnn Secord, for those of you who don't know her, is a writer for Women's Lifestyle. She is also WAAAY too much fun for boring hair. I decided to create a look for her that was not only a ton of fun and easy to style and maintain, but one that would be easy to change in the future. She brought her brother with her and I offered him a makeover, but he didn't seem into it. Whatevs.
LeAnn's color makeover was done without using permanent color. This was important because I wanted her to be able to change it in the future without a ton of work. It's like getting all the impact without having to sign the contract. It also helps in the grow-out process…you get less of a "line" and a softer blend of color over time. For those of you who change your color often…TAKE HEED of this advice! Since her hair was pin straight, I gave her an edgy razor
by Janice Lynne LundyRead More »from Blooming Love
Come February, our thoughts naturally turn to love. Who doesn't want more of it, especially what we might term "romantic love"? Love such as this may find us again and again throughout our lives, but does it last? Love, in the truest sense, "Big Love" with a capital "L," takes time to grow. Long lasting love requires commitment, careful tending and nurturing for it to bloom and become all that we wish it to be.
There are certain communication strategies - I call them "Love Links" - that we can introduce into our intimate relationship to enhance the day-to-day quality of our bond, as well as to circumvent conflict. We can deepen in intimacy, passion, and trust when our daily life together is not a roller coaster of emotions, and we're not thrown off center managing one ego/personality crisis after another. In fact, nothing can wear out a beautiful relationship more than the continued stress of engaging in damage control.
We can stay connected to our partner by
- Dagmar Geidt | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Jul 10, 2012 9:40 AM EDT
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There's no doubt a new puppy brings joy to millions of families each year. However, while bringing home a new dog is exciting, it can also be quite an adjustment period for both the puppy and the new owners.
According to veterinarian Dr. Brent Mayabb, manager of education and development at Royal Canin USA, pet parents can help ease the transition with some simple steps to ensure healthy growth and development for our four-legged family members. Here are some tips to help make your new puppy's transition easier for both pup and the family.
1. Get social
Socializing your new puppy early is important to help them learn proper behavior when meeting a new person or animal. Try to introduce your dog to 10 to 20 new people and pets (of varying ages and in different locations) during your first week together. This will help them acclimate to different sizes and temperaments of dogs and cats, as well as a variety of humans. If your dog shows signs of aggression, take them out of the
- Dale Ware | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Jul 10, 2012 9:32 AM EDT
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Some women like the bad boy; the tall, great dressing, heart throb, wild child, sends chills down their….ummm, spine. Me, I run and I run fast in the opposite direction. They are great to look at, I'll give you that, but I definitely do not want them in my bed the next morning and definitely not in my life. Not that I'm perfect, it's just the arrogant prick is more of my personal preference.
It's Thursday night, and we are attending a function at one of the local hotels. I truly enjoy these events, everyone is rocking major style, the ambience is top-notch and the drinks flow easy (too easy). My girlfriend Lori likes to play matchmaker. She approaches me and says, "I want you to meet Raj." I shake his hand, reply with a hi and then run. The guy is young, impeccably dressed, his eyes are dreamy and he is 100% downright drool worthy. Raj continues to pursue, I continue to avoid him like the plague. About a half hour into our unintentional game of cat and mouse my tipsy little
In 1952 Dr. Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine, Dwight Eisenhower was elected President of the United States, segregation in public schools was the norm, the diary of Anne Frank was published, "I Love Lucy" was the most popular television show, and on June 9, 1952, Wayne graduated from Hope College, picked some peonies in Zeeland, and joined the love of his life at the altar. Few of us can attest to a commitment like Wayne and Donna's 60-year marriage. As one of their 8 grandchildren, I have grown up around their love and devotion to each other, their family, and the Lord. This past weekend, after taking the Lake Express from Muskegon to Milwaukee and driving an hour to the small town of Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, I watched as my grandparents held hands and chatted with family and friends who came to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.Read More »from 60 Years and Counting
Wayne Tripp and Donna Priest met July 1951 when Donna came home from Moody Bible College over break. Donna's matchmaking mother introduced her
Check out these Easy Fitness Tips to get you in gear this summer! Whether you're trying to bulk up, slim down, or just get moving, we've got you covered. Learn how to do a variety of push-ups, outdoor pull-ups, train for marathons and more. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by exercise enthusiasts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily do it yourself. You'll be training like an athlete in no time!Read More »from Easy Fitness Tips
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What Is Video Game Design?Read More »from COMBINE WORK and PLAY with a VIDEO GAME DESIGN CAREER
For anyone that loves and lives to play video games, video game design can be a dream job.
Video game design refers to planning, designing, and creating video games. Video game designers will often work closely with other members of a team to create video games for computers and video game consoles. Designing video games is a very specialized and challenging career.
Contrary to what some may believe, the majority of video games are not created overnight, or even in a few weeks. The majority of video games on the market today will usually take at least a couple of years to make.
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What is Jewelry Design?Read More »from ADD a LITTLE BLING with a JEWELRY DESIGN CAREER
Every piece of jewelry starts out as a simple idea, then a simple design. Jewelry designs can be drawn on paper using pencils or pens, or they can be created with special computer software.
Jewelry is a type of accessory that humans have used to adorn their bodies for centuries. The first jewelry was most likely crafted from readily available raw materials, like bone and wood. With the discovery of precious metals, like gold and silver, ancient individuals began to create beautiful and ornate pieces of jewelry.
Originally, most types of jewelry were typically very time consuming and expensive to make, and they were reserved for only the wealthiest citizens. As precious metals became readily available and the process of making it became easier, jewelry became more readily available to the masses. Today, nearly everyone - young or old, rich or poor - owns at least one piece of jewelry.
There are several different types of jewelry, and each different type is
Although the newest addition to the Marvel Comics' cinematic super hero pantheon boasts superlative production values and a serviceable cast, "Hamlet" director Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" (** OUT OF ****) qualifies as nothing special. This preposterous, larger-than-life, 115-minute, PG-rated drivel shifts scenes between contemporary New Mexico and the legendary realm of Asgard where Norse royalty reside in Wagnerian grandeur. "Agent Cody Banks" scenarists Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz along with "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer" scribe Don Payne gave "Thor" their best shot based on a story by "Ninja Assasin" scenarist J. Michael Straczynski and "Poseidon" writer Mark Protosevich. Despite those best efforts, "Thor" amounts to an undistinguished 'origins' epic about Odin's arrogant offspring. No surprises lurk in this predictable, cookie-cutter opus about the famous hammer wielding Norse champion.Read More »from FILM REVIEW of ''THOR'' (2011)
Basically, "Thor" boils down to a boy-gets-hammer, boy-loses-hammer, and
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