No Bake Cookies – No Refined Sugar

I love chocolate. It is my guilty pleasures. One of the struggles I have had with the removal of refined sugars has been not getting my daily little taste of chocolate. I decided that I did not want to try to hunt down and taste vegan chocolate chips. This would not be a normal ingredient... Continue Reading →

Cinnamon Carrot Cookies

In an effort to try and eat healthier, my parents and I agreed to avoid refined sugar for one month. My only problem is that I love dessert and when I have guests over, I feel it necessary to feed them dessert. Dessert is one of the joys of life and should not be ignored.... Continue Reading →

Easter Baskets

Like many families at this time, you probably wonder what to put in Easter baskets. Every spring we tell our children that the Easter bunny left baskets of goodies. Since Easter does not resemble Christmas with its myriad of presents, knowing what to put in the basket becomes more difficult. Here are a few suggestions... Continue Reading →

Which Is More Important: Christmas or Easter?

What is more important to celebrate: Easter or Christmas? When I typed that question into Google, most of the summaries concluded that Easter should be more important. I often thought the same thing. Then I realized something. First, let’s take the question,which came first: the chicken or the egg? Honestly, the answer does not matter.... Continue Reading →

The Other Miss Bridgerton Book Review

The Other Miss Bridgerton, written by Julia Quinn, continues her series of the Rokesby family in the 1700’s. As the third book in the series, the main character has been introduced previously. In this book we meet one of the many cousins of the Bridgerton family. The Bridgerton family stars in another of Quinn's series.... Continue Reading →

Showing Christianity

While listening to the talk "Choose You This Day" from 1971, I heard N. Eldon Tanner mention "As someone has said: "If we were to be arrested for being Christians, I wonder if there would be enough evidence to convict us?" That struck me as a relevant question for today and for my life. If... Continue Reading →

ISO – Light Sensitivity

A picture formulates at the back of the eye. The amount of light let into the eye helps form the picture depending on how sensitive to light your eye becomes and how much available. During low light conditions your eye increases its light sensitivity. While it decreases at brighter conditions. When you go from a... Continue Reading →

Aperture

Like the pupil of an eye, the aperture of a camera gets larger or smaller to let in light and depth. The photographer chooses the amount the aperture opens. Aperture with shutter speed and ISO can achieve the right effect. These three form the exposure triangle that when understood allows a photographer to take great... Continue Reading →

Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is similar to the eyelid. When open you can see, but when the eyelid closes then the last image imprints. The longer the eyelid stays open the more light that enters. Shutter speed works in a similar way. The dictionary gives the definition of shutter speed as the “the time for which a... Continue Reading →

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