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Happ Holidays!!!

Please be safe enjoy one another or atleast remember you ain't got to deal with family craziness for a whole other year:)

Random notes:cocos and coffee

I thought it wwould be good for the kids to experience eating something
Different experience another culture
I will spare you the gory details the service was not good but that's life
I want my kids to remmember that we had fun .  In the end that's all that matters:)

Random note:Weekend adventure

They kids got perfect attendance the first 9 weeks. The both got a free kids meal certificate and even though I was suppose to have another adult he was nice enough to honor both certificates.  They service is akwsys good but we are burnt out from tex mex.   Our next adventure will have something to do with crepes:)

Random note:my favorite apps cont.

I love the aviary apps because:
You can add affect
You can add stickers and frames
Crop
Focus
Flip or rotate the shot
Change the warmth, Saturation
Contrast and sharpness
This really comes in handy with food shots
You can take a photo or pick one off of your phone to edit.
Sketch guru is very similar to Paper Artist you can use the following effects:
Gouache
Pencil sketch
Color pencil
Color pencil2
Crayon
Watercolor
Comic book black and white to name a few
The color photo below was edited with Aviary app
And the bag with the flowers was edited with Sketch Guru
Which i love being able to add a new dimension to my art journals. So what are your favorite photo apps?

Random note: The chocolate bar

Finally got to visit The chocolate bar in Houston ,quite a few people for a Monday night. Cant blame them it is  all things chocolate after all!
:)  
We got a slice of the Uncle 
Darryl cake it had toffee bits in it.  If you get the hot chocolate it isnt made from cocoa its just like  melted chocolate with
marshmellows on top. 
It was so worth all the extra workouts.  The slice  on the top was a type of 
Cheesecake with Kahlua in it .

Random notes: Two of my favorite photo apps.

Spoils of war

Hanging out @ the park

Random note. The remember c

I was walking downtown Houston
And saw this . It made me a little sad
That building had been there forever. I'm sure there were reasons. Maybe I'm just sentamental that way

I love this plant

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Shrimp Currry

1 tablespoon chile oil or vegetable oil  1 scallion ,sliced , including the tops 1 1/2 tablespoons red Thai curry paste or curry podwer 1 cup light coconut milk  1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes or white potatoes 3/4 pound  shrimp devined 1 cup  frozen peas frozen,thawed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Optional garnish lime wedges  and cilantro leaves
In skillet, heat oil until hot . Saute scallion, about 1 minute.  Stir in curry paste . Whisk in coconut  and broth;bring to simmer.  Add potatoes; cook partially covered , until tender, about 10 minutes.  Add shrimp, lime juice,peas and chopped cilantro.  Simmer until shrimp are opaque and cooked throught, about 3 minutes. You can serve this with couscous or rice. Garnish with sliced scallion, lime wedges and cilantro.I go this recipe from March 2009 issue of Essence magazine only had 242 mg of sodiumI omitted the potatoes you dont need them actually and I have made it with regular coconut milk wither way …

Italian Festival 2013

So glad I made it definitely worth the effort getting here. Yes I will be at the gym a lot longer but some calories are worth it.

I miss u central market

Hanging out

New addiction!

I got both these sets from Burlington coat factory. With the coupon i only $6 the e.l.f
Eyeshadows were a.little over$5. Yes i am embracing my inner girly girl.

Happy holidays

We are wishing you a safe happy
Holiday from my family to yours!

Wow cool day at the park!

No school so we stopped by the local park after the gym. I love this
Retro app i never get tired of vintage looking photos