Today I’m sharing three of my favorite things. One is edible, one is a beauty product, and the third pertains to photography.
photo by Tieghan
I have made this several times since discovering it on Pinterest a couple of months ago. It’s great to have as leftovers that I can pack into my lunchbox to take to work. Quinoa is full of protein and this dish fills me up and makes me happy.
I love how she styled this shot, too. Just putting that out there.
I discovered DHC about 10 years ago and have been using it faithfully ever since. DHC is a an olive oil-based skin care line that originated in Japan. Yes, you heard me. Olive oil! There's a 3-step cleansing, toning and moisturizing program that's geared towards your skin type, but I've always just stuck with the deep cleansing oil followed by the mild soap. I also use two of their moisturizers. It's all wonderful stuff and the bars of soap last for months on end. When they’re on sale, I stock up.
Photos by Shana Rae Rosengarten (Florabella)
I use Photoshop but will freely admit that I only have a rudimentary knowledge of it. I get by with the help of several sets of actions, many of which were purchased from the Florabella Collection. They are probably my go-to actions because I find that I use them all the time. I love the rich colors, the muted tones, and the dreamy pastels. They add an extra something to my images.
An action is a recording of a sequence of commands and operations in Photoshop. So rather than perform ten or more different things, you simply press a button and then adjust accordingly. I love actions.
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On another note, my favorite little buddy had his first skunking last night. I was sitting here, quietly minding my own business, when this odor resembling an awful petroleum scent began to permeate the living room. I ran downstairs to the basement thinking that something had happened to the oil burner. But no, following the scent, I found my poor dog cowering at the front door and wanting to come in.
I washed him with what I had on hand: lemons and Johnson’s baby shampoo. Luckily it wasn’t a horrible skunking but still, it left my head and my stomach hurting. Today at work, I googled how to remove skunk smell and it’s definitely not by using tomato juice. More on this tomorrow. Tonight my George smells fresh as a daisy and there’s just a tiny lingering smell in the living room which should dissipate with time. At least it’s not hurting my head and closing off my throat . . .