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I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

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As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

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When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

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When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

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Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

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A Fantastic Cause, Spectacular Food and an Amazing Night To Come…

I try not to plug things too often–that is, unless it’s something that I 100% want and believe in. I only review things I love (or hate for that matter) and for me to talk about loving an organization and blog–you know I must really love it!

That being said, there is an organization called THE LAMP. A quick explanation of this organization (as it can be found on their website) is as follows: The LAMP is a non-profit organization creating a grassroots movement to reform and improve media. This is achieved through free media literacy workshops and public events for youth, parents and educators.

I think we can all agree that media is powerful. And with the infiltration of media into SO many aspects of all our lives (which can be both a positive and negative thing), we all need to become more educated on the best way to utilize the tools we’ve been given. But not only this, but RECOGNIZE when we’re being influenced by media. There was a recent statement made by a public figure head about how technology can be a distraction–and I agree. Without the proper education on how to use technology and media, it can be a very negative distraction–it’s all in how you use it.

But, I digress. THE LAMP is hosting a benefit along with a friend of ours (and by friend, I mean fellow blogger whom I’ve never actually met), the stunning Alejandra Ramos of Always Order Dessert.

On Wednesday, June 9 in Brooklyn, some of the hottest, most delectable food bloggers will face off in a dessert challenge. Celebrity judges will mediate AND as an attendee, you get drink specials, an entry into the raffle AND you get to taste all the desserts. Let me say that again–YOU GET TO TASTE THE DESSERTS. It’s a party–where the main focus is trying different sweets. I honestly don’t see how it could get any better. Except–oh, oh…wait a minute–all the proceeds go to benefit an extremely important cause!

Tickets are only $20 and you can buy them here or at the door for $25.

Seriously, guys. Check it out. If you can’t attend the actual event, go read THE LAMP’s blog now and then. It’s a real eye opener…and for some great style, cooking, baking, event planning ideas, check out Always Order Dessert.

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