Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Hope you all had a wonderful summer. Can you believe school is back in session all ready?
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
- Thank God for my many blessings!
- Edit the rest of these photos! I have a lot to finish:)
- Enjoy my family and have fun.
- Hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend. Thank you for your support!
I like cookies, but I simply love cookie dough! I know I’m not supposed to eat the raw dough, but I just can’t help sneaking a spoonful, or two, here and there. Some of my kiddos have developed a love for this gooey goodness, too, but an email that I received from my friends at Nestle this morning made me re-think our cookie dough eating habit.
Please take a look at the full Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Recall Press Release for details, as well as a list of the products affected.
Consumers with products affected by this recall are advised to return them to their local grocer for a full refund. Any questions should be directed at Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-559-5025.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We spotted Taylor Dior last year on myspace. This talented child has done a lot of big things in her 2 1/2 years of life. We wanted to share her story with you:
Taylor Dior is a NYC model who also appears in film/commercials. She got her start at 5 mths of age when she was signed with a model and talent mgmt firm. A year later, thanks to God's blessings and a wonderful mgmt team, Taylor booked her first feature film at 15 mths of age. It was a small role in a BIG film that spanned theaters nationwide in Jan 2009. She has since worked on set of another film and has been on commercial auditions too. She has worked with top child photographers and celebrities, and has taken class at one of the east coasts' best acting schools.
Mr. Tomato Head (From Parents.com)
Hollow out a tomato, saving the top slice. Fill with cooked couscous mix, top with shredded basil, and cover partially with reserved tomato top, as shown. Rest black-olive slices on tomato ledge for eyes. Cut a piece of provolone cheese in the shape of a mouth and place it right on the tomato -- it'll stick.
Fancy Grilled Cheese Top a piece of sourdough bread with tomato slices, spinach, sliced white-cheddar cheese, and deli-style turkey. Spread another piece of bread with a little honey mustard. Sandwich together and brush with olive oil. Grill until cheese melts.
Greek Pasta Combine 1/2 pound cooked penne with 2 fresh chopped tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1 tablespoon each fresh oregano and dill, and 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts.
Pesto Green Beans Cook green beans for 7 to 8 minutes. Drain and toss with tomato wedges and store-bought pesto.
Easy Antipasto Arrange tomato slices in a shallow dish. Top with fresh minced garlic and balsamic vinegar.
Heirloom Tart Line a 9-inch tart pan with refrigerated piecrust and trim to fit. Cover the entire crust with aluminum foil and bake at 450 degrees F. for 8 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Layer crust with provolone cheese slices, a mixture of 1/2 cup light mayo and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, and overlapping slices of colorful heirloom tomatoes. Bake at 375 degrees F. for about 25 minutes.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
This wonderful retoucher found us on myspace. She asked to do a photo of Bri for me and we love it. I wanted to share her talent with my friends. Her name is Ondrea aka "Delicious Dimples". We'll also be featuring retouching by Ondrea as part of our current giveaway.
Add Ondrea as a friend on myspace! http://www.myspace.com/deliciousdimples
One lucky reader will win their very own retouched photos by Delicious Dimples. Simply leave me a comment and tell me where you would display or use your retouched photo. Or visit her myspace page Delicious Dimples . Take a look around. Come back here, leave a comment on the blog and tell us which photo in any of her albums is your favorite.
This giveaway will run through midnight on July 12, 2009 pst with winners being announced on July 13, 2009. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Must be 18 years or older to enter.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
This Weeks Winner - Stacey Hamilton
I love looking for new fun items to buy. We found this shop that has the cutest stuff ever. It's called Wollyton. We like it so much we decided to giveaway a fun item!
Add Woollyton as a friend on myspace! http://www.myspace.com/wollyton/
COME WIN THIS CUTE PENDANT:
One lucky reader will win their very own Wollyton Pendant. Simply visit Wollyton Shop Take a look around. Come back here, leave a comment on the blog and tell us which piece is your favorite and why.
This giveaway will run through midnight on June 28, 2009 pst with winners being announced on June 29, 2009. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I could really make this a long article, but I’ll be short, sweet, and get straight to the point. If you’re a seasoned talent, you already know how important it is to have a great head shot. But, it goes a little further than that. Your head shot could be the key to a future in the entertainment business. Great photo’s can “make you or break you” as far as getting an audition. BUT, your photo’s are also going to be one of your biggest and best investments in your career so be prepared to pay a little money out. It will be worth it.
Who needs a professional photo? Every agency has their own policy with ages. Babies should not need professional pictures because their looks change so much and this can get quite expensive to have their photos taken every three months throughout their toddler years. I, as an agent, now prefer children 5 and older to get professional photo’s taken. It tends to make a better impression with some casting directors, but that’s not always the case.
A casting director or talent agent would much rather see one great picture rather than 6 “pretty good” pictures. Either a natural smiling or serious photo works, but I think a child with a big grin on their face not only shows their true beauty, but personality also. For teens through adults, either works fine, but I still prefer color over black and white, although opinions may vary.
And lastly….I cannot stress how important it is to keep your photos current. If you color your hair or have it cut, (get new photos). If you no longer look like your picture, get new photos. For adults, I suggest they get a new portfolio (which consists of both head and body shots) done at least once a year as long as they still look like their picture. It’s always nice to have an outside photo session because it gives you so much more ability to be creative.
Here’s how it works….you get an audition and its time to see the casting director, producer, or photographer for face to face confrontation. In front of them will be the photo that was sent in by you or your agent and what there are expecting is to see the person in the picture. There should be no difference between you and the photo they have. If there is, this could cost you not only an audition, but you have now wasted precious time for a director who is extremely busy.
So, after reading this article, I hope I have given many, an insight as to how important pictures are in the entertainment industry. Good luck with your photo sessions and have fun with them. It’ll show in the outcome of your photos!
Kelly Neff - Owner
Dazzle Model & Talent Agency
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I've been taking photos for years. I didn't really consider doing it professionally until Bri started modeling. I finally decided to take the plunge from "hobby" photographer to "professional" photographer. It's exciting to see all my hard work pay off.
A photo I took of Bri was published on the back cover of the Apr/May issue of Hudson's Childrenswear Review. Greggy Girl posted an article about it on their Greggy Girl Talk Blog if you'd like to read it.
Until next time...
Winner - The Banks Girls
I have to tell you that we are comfort clothes people. Yes, we like to look great when we go out and about. But for the Brown Family, it's all about style and comfort. If your girls are anything like Bri, then you've heard the "get it off, it's itchy battle cry!" Well those calls will be silenced with the new Greggy Girl® summer line exclusively at Costco. The fabric is 96% cotton 4% spandex. The spandex makes it comfy and gives a little room for a good fit. Bri wants to wear them EVERYWHERE! I'm having a hard time getting her to stop wearing the green/pink Miami Set. The skirt has cute built in scooter shorts. She even wore the set to cheerleading tumbling practice.
My smart alec 18yr old son Will has given the sets a name. He calls them "Bri's famous clothes" because she wears them so much lol lol. You know you want a famous set... Here's how to get yours and hear these words around your house "She needs to change clothes, she has on the famous set again!"
COME WIN ONE:
One lucky reader will win their very own Greggy Girl® summer set of choice from us. Simply visit Greggy Girl®Talk Blog Take a look around. Come back here, leave a comment on the blog and tell us which outfit is your favorite and why.
This giveaway will run through midnight on June 21, 2009 pst with winners being announced on June 22, 2009. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'm sure your family has a lot going on like ours does! Sometimes I do so much running around I can't think straight. Bri is our youngest daughter. She's 5 and has a lot to say.... all the time. I usually travel with her everyday of the week for either cheer or modeling. Thanks to schedules changing for the summer, we all finally have Friday off. I can't tell you when the last time in this decade this has happened.
So in honor of this "once in a million lifetime" event occurance, Bri and I decided to scour the net and find fun Friday things to do. First up.... Joy the Bakers, Brownie Bottom Ice Cream Cupcakes!!
Brownie Bottom Ice Cream Cupcakes
24 foil cupcake lines
1/2 gallon of your favorite ice cream flavor
ice cream scooper, small spoon and warm water
chocolate ganache, whipped cream (optional)
Here's the step by step situation: Joy the Baker.
I'm blessed. My life has begun to take turns in ways I never imagined a year ago. I finally found the faith and courage to pursue a career in photography. I've always taken photos. I have scrapbooks full of them. I knew deep in my heart, I should be doing more with my photography, but didn't have the courage to push past my fears and just do it.
To all of you out there wanting to follow your dreams, don't put it off. Just do it! Yes it's scary. Yes, you'll have to make sacrifices. But it's better to be a whole person full of life and passion than to be an empty shell full of fear and regret.