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New Dove campaign flashes attention on camera shy women

As someone who takes candid pictures for a living, it is amazing to see the amount of people who are camera shy in this world. The majority who spy me with my long lens or decline my request to be photographed and give their name are women.

I find this very unappealing. I understand if you don’t want to open you heart and life up to me so I can write it all down and display it to the community on the front page of the town’s local paper.

But what’s a picture?

What’s a picture of you and your child having fun at the Strawberry Festival?

What’s a picture of you and your friends cheering at a football game?

What’s a picture of you at a socialite event in your formal best?

It really makes me sad. Sure, us women don’t always look dolled up. But just because we look natural, organic, doesn’t mean we should live in shame. Don’t ever be ashamed of your appearance.

Pictures, videos- they capture a moment in time. They’re immortal. And you are immortal in that space.

Dove’s newest campaign seeks to point that out. Sure the video is cute and playful. But it pinpoints a dark truth: When did you stop thinking you were beautiful?

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June 21, 2013 · 6:17 pm

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June 19, 2013 · 1:16 pm

Tricks for pairing wine with food

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You have to appreciate a cheat sheet for wine pairing. Now you can really impress your friends at that drab couples dinner party. Wine Folly has many more tips for wine etiquette. So if you’ve been wanting to broaden your horizons, it’s definitely a site worth checking out.

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Is Flab the Ultimate Confidence Killer? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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June 17, 2013 · 3:37 pm

Coolest Pinterest food boards

Only recently have I gotten back into Pinterest. Before I had five boards and less than 100 pins. Now I’m up to 19 boards and 798 pins. Yikes!

I feel like a rich stay-at-home mother of two.

Regardless, there is so much eye candy on Pinterest. One of the major topics besides inspirational quotes that make us pinners feel better about ourselves and skinny jeans the majority of us will never fit into is food.

I’ve compiled a list of five interesting food boards with different twists. Let’s just say, they’re not your average recipe boards.

1. Melanie Miller’s Vintage Recipes

Many of the pins are actual advertisements from old magazines. And I thought the 1950s were too stuffy for rum punch at Thanksgiving.

2. Phyliss Martin’s Street Food

BBQ snake anyone?

BBQ snake anyone?

It’s more of a cultural study that would cause any foodie to salivate…or gawk at the disgusting so-called food in some countries.

3. Delicious Karma’s When Food Becomes Art

It starts out with cute stay at home mommy sandwich lunchbox art, but ends with Dan Cretu’s food sculptures like the retro cassette.

4. Ariel Lee’s Dollar Tree Shtuff

There’s a lot more at the Dollar Store than you ever imagined.

5. Foodista’s Food and Wine Infographics

Who isn’t a fan of infographics. It’s like a picture book for adults.

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