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Amanda Recker
I'm not getting older, I'm getting better.
I'm not getting older, I'm getting better.

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I have spent so much of the past several years digging, soul searching, trying to find my purpose in life.  Yes, I'm a mother first, and that will always take precedence, I will never try and pretend like that doesn't give me a reason enough to feel like I ...

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Lots of revamping being done!  Looking forward to starting the new year off on the right foot!!!  Happy Holiday's all!

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Potato Leek Soup with a twist
I'm notorious for not following recipes.  I spend most of my time in the kitchen experimenting and trying new things.  Last night I decided to use up some leeks and potatoes to make a simple soup that has been a staple in our home for years, but I spiced it...

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Vegan Thanksgiving
I think the biggest misconception when people hear the word "vegan" is the idea that the food we eat tastes like cardboard (or it has to be a salad).  The plethora of foods out there to explore and indulge on are vast.  I think more and more are learning th...

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I have a load of photography lighting gear for sale if anyone is in need.  Check out my post here:

#photography #lighting #alienbees #paulcbuff #cybersync #modifiers #grids #beautydish

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Holy crap I played with my camera for a moment today!   Enjoying the sun for a few moments before fall is here in full effect.

Willing To Fight - by Ani DiFranco
This woman inspires me like no other.

"The windows of my soul
Are made of one way glass
Don't bother looking into my eyes
Something you want to know
Just ask, I got a dead bolt stroll
Where I'm going is clear
I won't wait for you to wonder
I'll just tell you why I'm here.....

I was a long time coming
I'll be a long time gone
you've got your whole life to do something
and that's not very long
so why don't you give me a call
when you're willing to fight
for what you think is real
for what you think is right"

+Tara Romasanta  +Jason Jakober 

#selfportraiture #selfportrait #sp #lyricallyinspired #anidifranco

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One of the instructors I contract for my art studio does commissioned pieces that I photograph for her records.  Here are a couple of her latest pieces: 

#acrylicpainting #acrylic #acryliconcanvas #oregon  
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The "no poo" challenge!!! I made it 2 weeks, and then some...
I saw this interesting challenge in one of my "hippie" sites/blogs I follow recently...The "no poo" challenge.  It took a moment to realize the "poo" was shamPOO and it meant I was no longer going to need to spend $8 for each of my bottles of vegan shampoos...

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Bald Eagle Release - May 2014 - Audubon Society
My family and I were witness to an amazing and beautiful event this past month.  An injured bald eagle was released after going through rehabilitation at the Portland Audubon Society .  She was found on West Hayden Island, appearing to have been injured by ...

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Reposted from December 2013 - Plank Challenge!!! Join in!!!
Time for a new Plank Challenge!!!   Repeating the one from December 2013 that we had.  This one will still have squats and crunches.  Let's get hot for summer!!! ;) Our new plank schedule is a bit more gradual than the last.  I noticed
my back was getting ...
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