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HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED

Grab Bag Picture Perfect:

I have a decent digital SLR camera (an old Canon Digital Rebel, but I love it) and have taken some pictures I’m fairly proud of with it. It works well, as long as I am in Auto mode or one of the other“pre-set” modes and the lighting conditions are within the range they have set for the prescribed settings.

But there are so many settings I just don’t use because I never got comfortable with them. No more 🙂

Here is a great tutorial that is short, succinct and really helpful. It should get us all shooting pics like a pro in no time. In the words of the author:

If you have an SLR camera and are nervous to take it out of auto mode, this is the tutorial for you. You may have heard words like aperture, exposure, and shutter speed and wondered just how on earth they come together to give you a better photo. I’ll give you a brief introduction on what they do and how they affect your photos turning out too bright, too dark, too blurry or JUST RIGHT.

 

So read up, pull out that camera, charge it up and get snappin’. Plenty of holiday opportunities are around the corner for your new mad skillz.

Grab Bag Frame Worthy:

Not pictures, per se, but living artwork. Succulents artfully arranged, framed and hung for all to enjoy….this would make a cool gift for someone’s back yard.

Try Sunset’s tutorial here to create your own living work of art.

Grab Bag It’s a (3D) Wrap:

All that ribbon. All that effort, making a fluffy bow. Time. Money. And they rip through the gift wrap in a few seconds. Let them pause, at least for a moment, and receive a gift BEFORE the gift.

LAZYBOWS 3D GIFTWRAP

Comes with 2 sheets of paper and 3D glasses for the recipient.

The ultimate in “I was in a hurry” giving 🙂 I know it sounds crazy phony but this is real, and you can buy this. Click on the picPopmart.com sells this cheaper than anyone ($8), and they offer FREE US shipping on everything.

Grab Bag Water Wonder:

You: “I know I should drink more water,  but I just can’t get into it“.

Have I got an idea for you… a “Flavor Infuser” pitcher… add fruit(s) and/or veggie(s), of your choice, sometimes ice, your best fresh, clean water or tea, place in the fridge and voilà, fantastically flavored beverages, calorie free!

Here are a few choices… click on each for a link to buy with full description:

Grab Bag Book Booker:

Give a book, get a book, everywhere a book book.

Check out Bookcrossing.com, a website designed to help books find new readers, and readers find new books… for FREE! You can register a book you are willing to release out into the wild, and send it to someone new who wants it….. or … perhaps more fun… start a cyber tracking game by leaving it somewhere in public…. then hope the new owner will follow the directions you left with it, and register it on the site so you can track it’s journey online as it leaps to new readers, all through its little book life.

You can also look for books you want to read and see if someone has one they are willing to give you... from all over the globe or right in your back yard.

Here’s how Bookcrossing.com describes themselves:

Label. Share. Follow. Breath new life into books instead of letting your old favorites collect dust – pass them along to another reader. Our online archival and tracking system allows members to connect with other readers, journal and review literature and trade and follow their books as lives are changed through “reading and releasing”. Users are able to tag and track their individual books by marking them with BCIDs (BookCrossing Identity Numbers). Each BCID is unique to each book – once it’s registered on our site, the book can then be followed and journaled forever. BookCrossing is free to join and free to play. So don’t be ‘shelf’ish with your books – read and release!

Grab Bag Brain Game:

Doug would rather drink muscatel than chianti.
He prefers his hash browns scattered but not smothered.
He thinks that location matters more than price.
And he’d prefer to wed in a cathedral instead of a chapel.

With all these in mind, in which of these
Idaho cities would Doug like to reside?

Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello

 Put your answer in the Comments section linked below and I will post the answer in a few days.

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