The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Frog had a school fundraiser on Friday night. He’s in fourth grade now, and in fifth grade there are a lot of special “graduation” activities that the parents need to pay for. In order to defray some of those costs, starting in fourth grade, the students and parents engage in fundraising. At numerous events over the next 6 months, we will be having bake sales.

Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Improving my Blogging Photography

I’d like to think that I’m not a horrible photographer.  I’ve enjoyed the wonderful capabilities of my Nikon D70 since Frog was just over a year old.  That’s nearly a decade, and the camera has served me well.  I don’t think that MM and I would be together now if we didn’t both have D70s.  They are what caused us to click.

I’ve been trying to improve my photography of food and crafts.  It’s not quite the same type of photography as capturing a smiling kiddo or flowers blooming outside.  Scenic vista and cherubic children have been the primary subjects until I started this little blog.  It’s a new style of photography, and we live in a home with not a lot of natural light.  The family room is covered with knotty pine paneling, which darkens the room.  We have a yard surrounded by old oak, magnolia and hickory trees that provide lush shade, which can hinder good close-up shots.
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