Finished: December Photoshoot with CeCe

Only took three years, but I finally finished editing some of the photos from this photoshoot we did back in Michigan on campus. It was a pretty fun two-day shoot. Since taking these photos, my household has moved to Ohio and the husband has gotten a new job.

Finished: Shannon’s Wedding Website

Company!

I’ve got company this weekend. It’s graduation weekend for colleges here in Southwestern Michigan, and I was just informed that one of my best friends, and her family, will be in town for her brother’s graduation. He just joined the military, and was finally informed he would be able to attend the graduation service from the college he attended prior to joining. Considering how complicated finding hotels should be at this point, I offered my house to them! YAY! I’m honestly not too worried, and am actually kind of excited because I’m going to try out some new recipes!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I know making new recipes when company is in is a very bad idea. Case in point: doing more than just stir-fry when my sister and her husband came for a visit. Lessons learned: Meijer does not have a good ethnic foods section, and if it doesn’t look how you expect the end result to be, don’t assume it will get there.

This time, my plan is more average type meals. There are a lot of recipes floating around in Pinterest, and other sites, that just plain look delicious, simple, and just need some tweaks to be eaten by Vegetarians who eat *gasp* more than veggies! So, my intention is to spend today working on how to translate those meals into something my company and I can eat, and then post about the results!

“Why?” you ask.

Because, while there are all kinds of recipe sites and blogs running around, it is still extremely difficult to find someone who understands me and my family’s dietary habits. Just because I am a vegetarian doesn’t mean I want to eat quinoa and veggies every meal. I don’t like spinach, nor do I want to put pesto sauce on everything. And, to bring the point home, vegetarian doesn’t mean vegan. I like my cheese, milk, and eggs. Yes, I eat tofu…the way they make it at Chinese restaurants…but I also like my scrambled eggs. And no, I don’t want to eat boiled eggs on everything. Who does that, really?

Picture of Chicken and Rice Dish

This chicken and rice crock pot dish looks so delicious! Why aren’t there any recipes that say how to do the same thing, but vegetarian? There is faux-chicken out there! And you can make broth that isn’t chicken soup! I intend to find out the information I need to make this dish, as a vegetarian, and share it with others who may be looking for that same idea, but don’t don’t know what to do to alter the recipe for vegetarian dining.

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On a side note…I did not get to that list in my previous post with as much gusto as I had planned. Bouncing back from them funks is just plain difficult. Postponed both kid’s photoshoots. So, that helps. Haven’t touched my NaNoWriMo writing except to start an outline, maybe. It’s just been a strange couple of months.

Finished: Ziva’s Blog!

I’ve finally got the blogs looking well enough to show, including this one and Ziva’s!

Upcoming: Shannon’s Wedding Website!

I haven’t done a lot of work on it yet, but I am starting Shannon and Don ‘ s wedding website up again. I still need to get all kinds of info for it, including information on her party. Getting excited!

Hoping to have it done earlier than wedding advisory sites like to say. I’m thinking more along the lines of end of April having it up and fully functional. Give people something to look along while getting them their RSVP and links to registries all in one place now. Conventional timing is so overrated.

So far, we have finished their Save-the-Dates.

Hera: Sisters of Fortune Comics

I have started developing a comic series called Hera: Sisters of Fortune.

In the distant future, sixteen-year-old Eve McGee saved her half-sister, the princess Riley Davenport from the Gath during the massacre that is believed to have annihilated the royal family. Five years later, they’re space pirates in a sci-fi/steam-punk universe.

Keep checking back for more information it’s progress, and there will likely be concept sketches posted to Deviantart in the coming months.

Up and Running Themes/Skins!

As of now, I have a layout for all “personal” sites on our server! There are spread across three platforms, (regular/template toolkit, WordPress, and Mediawiki). I needed a decent amount of help from Lathan, but because of it I have a better understanding of Bootstrap and PHP/typical CMS tools used. This will help with working on the new school themes for when we upgrade to Moodle 3.

I still have details to do, especially on the blogs, and some ideas I want to implement on each of them, as well as a some key pages on Quantum Dreams Productions, and all three of our business sites. Lathan’s and The Bidwell Company have nothing but a layout going for them.

But, otherwise, I have a better understanding of these things, and I feel pretty confident about starting the new themes from scratch, as well as updating the syllabus plugin to a better version.

Finished: Save the Dates for Shannon and Don

The save-the-dates for my sister-in-law’s wedding are finished! Yay! Next up: wedding website and invitations!

She wanted post cards, so I also ended up putting together the text for the back, but that’s not important.

Look at their beautiful smiles!

Work Makes Time For Theme Work

Kinda excited…while I work on fully designing Moodle 3.0 themes from scratch for the school, I get to play with my websites as a learning tool with bootstrap. Updates to come soon!

Uniquely Inspired Gifts Advertisement

Hear ye! Hear ye!

If you haven’t heard if them, or seen their stuff, and like nerd things, and other cool crafts, check out my sister’s business: Uniquely Inspired Gifts.

Here are some pictures of their products.