My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 231 – Minifigs, bricks and more….

I have an attachment to a TMNT minifig that I lovingly call Ben, The Traveling Ninja.  I take him everywhere I go and often take pics of him a la Legography style

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ben and an eagle

ben waiting on his plane

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ben on the ball

ben at mt. rushmore 

ben with a cheesecake

As you can see Ben has a pretty good time wherever he goes.  Take a look at this next pic…

ben at painting with a twist

I didn’t have anywhere to set Ben down so I had to hold him to get the shot.  Now of course this can be easily cropped but I’d rather have something that “holds” him and is much easier to crop out without cutting off the bottom half of his body.

Yesterday my hubby asked me if I wanted to go to the Minifigs, Bricks, and More store today in Denton.  Bless his heart, it’s not really his “thing” but he indulges me and wanted to go with me so I could look for some minifigs and things that I have been wanting. 

The store is located in Golden Triangle Mall and while it’s not super fancy they do have a lot of Lego pieces and individual mini figs for sale as well as complete sets. 

Here are the parts that I bought to *hopefully* will help me get some better shots without my fingers taking up half the frame.

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I also found this cutie and although she isn’t *quite* what I was looking for I’m sure she’ll come in handy for some great pics soon.  I actually want something that looks like Sophia the First but Lego doesn’t make one soooooo……

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I took the long clear thing and put the blue thing in one end.  I’m sure in “Lego-speak” there’s a more technical term for it but yeah….I don’t know what it is.

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The idea is that I’ll put Ben on top of this thing so that I can take shots and not have my fingers in the way.

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Here’s my first attempt at taking a shot and I am already loving it!  It’ll be much easier to crop out that small piece then crop away half of Ben because my fingers were in the way. 

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I know that I am not the only one that loves minifigs…..right?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My Review of Tony’s Meat-Trio Pizza

I received my free coupon from BzzAgent to try out Tony’s Meat-Trio Pizzeria Style Crust Pizza.

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I prefer “fresh” pizza but do enjoy a frozen pizza every now and then.  I find that frozen pizzas typically do not have enough meet or cheese on them so we always embellish them with additional pepperoni’s and cheese.  This pizza was no exception.  I believe I added about 5-8 pepperoni’s and sprinkled some additional cheese.  I didn’t go overboard with it though, as you can see.

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We baked the pizza according to the directions but…

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Our pizza turned out a bit “dark” around the edges. 

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Despite the darker edges the pizza was fine.  While it wasn’t the best pizza I’ve ever had, it was tasty. 

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It was not overly greasy and had a nice crust to it.

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And it is a product I’d buy again…especially if it was on sale.  I like to have some quick and easy meal options for those days when cooking a full dinner is not possible.

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And even Ben, the traveling ninja, had to check out the pizza because you know ninja turtles love pizza.

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Have you tried Tony’s pizza lately?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 51 – She sells seashells sitting by the seashore…

I don’t sell seashells by the seashore or anywhere else BUT my awesome dad did make this really cool shell out of wood with his band saw!

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A beautifully handcrafted piece.

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The detail is amazing…

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Even Ben, the traveling ninja, wants to take a peek…

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Hope y’all are having an fantastically creative day!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 48 – WCW = Wax Change Wednesday

ben and scentsy

Today is WCW which for me means,

{{{ WAX CHANGE WEDNESDAY!! }}}

I usually stick with my favorite Scentsy scent, “Welcome Home” but recently purchased “Cinnamon Bear” and it smells awesome!!

welcome home and cinnamon bear

What favorite scents do you love to smell in your home?  Need some new scents to try?  Then {{CLICK HERE}} and visit my sisters’ Scentsy page to see what’s available!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 24 – Homemade Egg McMuffin

Today my awesome hubby made some yummy homemade egg mcmuffins.  It’s healthier, we didn’t have to go out to get them and they were just as MORE delicious than McDonalds’.

ben and a homemade egg mcmuffin

As far as how “healthy” this is, that is all relative.  Here’s the scoop on our homemade version.

We used 100% Whole Wheat Thomas English Muffins; 1 large grade A Lucerne eggs, 1 slice of Jones sliced ham for a total of 215 calories.  You can break it down even further by carbs, proteins and fat but for now that’s what I’m tracking.

What did you have for breakfast today?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 23 – Real Estate Realities

Ben watching while I check on listings…

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I’m working with several clients right now and it is so fun to check out houses and find the right ones to meet their needs!  I’m very lucky to have a little assistant that is so willing to help me in the process.  😉

My 365 Photo A Day Project is still going strong…..what New Years resolutions have you kept? 

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 21 – I’m following the map that leads to you….

Today I had some time between showings I had a chance to swing by Hobby Lobby and check on some things that I wanted to purchase for future craft projects.  I am going to be making a marquee letter H and I am also wanting to hang a map and show all the places we visited. 

I found one map and then went to look at the clearance area {{ one should never pass up the clearance area }} and I found an AMAZING map!!

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Yes it’s huge but I absolutely love it and it was only $10!!  I am hanging it over my sewing area…

where the map will go

I’m excited to start browsing for ideas to finish it out and glad that I found one so inexpensive!

Here’s Ben checking it out….

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What cool things have you found in the clearance section lately? 

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa