Winter Warmth in a Bowl

Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup for dinner when the coldness of winter sets in.  I probably over do it a little, but I like to cook soup once or twice a week once the temperature outside starts dropping.  Ric and I cooked a pot of Smoky Chicken Chili …

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It’s in the Bag!

When I first started seeing people shopping with those reusable bags, I laughed to myself and decided that was just a crazy thing to do.  Now that I’ve had time to really think about it and realize just how many plastic bags I was bringing home each week, I don’t …

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A Whole New Ballgame!

I have literally coveted a Canon 5D for almost two years.  Don’t get me wrong, I really like my Rebel XT, but just felt I could do so much more with the 5D.  This purchase kept getting put off for one reason or another (I’m not complaining!) and the last time Ric …

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Nappy Holidays

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other holiday, here’s to wishing you a safe, sound, and joyful season. Happy Holidays to you all!  (or should that be Nappy Holidays!)

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Good Men Project

Earlier this year, Ric submitted an essay to the Good Men Foundation to be entered in a contest the foundation was sponsoring.  The winners would have their essays published in a book called The Good Men Project.  Ric’s essay, “Whatever It Takes” was chosen as a runner-up and was published in the book that …

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For Our Veterans

To the veterans I know personally and those whom I don’t know at all…thank you. Marvin C. Marshall- USMC (Vietnam) and United States Navy (retired-Honorable Discharge) Ricardo Federico- United States Army (Honorable Discharge) Ricci Federico- United States Army (Honorable Discharge) George H. Cole- United States Army (Honorable Discharge) Charles A. …

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Walking Stick

You know I just have to take a picture of insects when I see them. Ric noticed this walking stick on a table on our back porch and thought it was dead. It’s not dead, just VERY lethargic. I guess it’s a little too cold for him. So…I grabbed a …

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The (Ad)Venture Has Come to an End

This 1997 Chevrolet Venture has been the Federico Family workhorse for the past ten years.  All good things must come to an end and it was defintely time for Bess, or the Loser Cruiser, as the kids affectionately called her, to end her stay with the family.  While she did …

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Rings and Things…

This past weekend, I once again had the opportunity to second shoot a wedding with Alysia Lawrence. I have no doubt that Alysia could do weddings by herself!  This was evident at Sharon and Stephen’s wedding…it rained off and on through most of the proceedings, which were mostly outside.  I held …

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The Coupe

This past Saturday, at the wedding where I was second shooter for Alysia Lawrence, of Alysia Lawrence Photography, I had the great experience of getting several pictures of the coupe that the bride made her grand entrance in.  I have no idea what kind of car this is, I just …

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