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November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving – A day of way too much food!

by Nicole Lee

Thanksgiving 2011 marks my third celebration of the holiday in this state, and it just so happens to be one of my favorite holidays. It’s not ruled by the ins and outs of a specific religion. It’s not overly commercialized like some of the others. It can be celebrated by anyone in the country regardless of race, gender or denomination. I get to see my friends and my family and the general feeling is nothing but thankfulness for the things we have, the people in our lives and opportunities we have been afforded here in the United States.

And let me be extremely honest: I am so blessed. It is difficult for me to even begin to explain it so I’m not going to. What I have, what I’ve learned this year, and the new places I’m headed are both personal and indescribable, but to all of the support I’ve- well, anyway, thank you, to all of you who have made my life the wonderful existence it is.

Now, moving on, this meal, as the photos below will show, was not entirely vegetarian- but! I did have enough to eat that was and trust me it was all delicious! My plate, toward the bottom, includes mashed potatoes, stuffing, asparagus with roasted red peppers, corn pie, and a vegan pumpkin pasta that I made! I will be re-visiting that recipe in the next week or two as a post on it’s own just as a heads up.

Photos: 1 (above)- brie, 2 (below)- homemade hummus and pitas, 3- meat and cheese platter, 4- veggie platter, 5- Bob carving the turkey, 6- brown sugar glazed ham, 7- asparagus with roasted red peppers, 8- my dinner!, 9- chipmunk salt and pepper shakers, 10- Danny (my brother), 11- Ilona (Bob and Shelley’s renter), 12- Bob (the host), 13- my Dad!, 14- my Mum (isn’t she beautiful?!)!

Also- I would love to hear from anyone about how their Thanksgiving went, just drop a comment and let me know. :)


August 24, 2011

Chicago in a nutshell

by Nicole Lee

It’s been almost a month since most of these photos were taken and most of them have kind of been lost in the memory. I’m not sure what the restaurants were called, where in Chicago they were actually located or the timeline involved as to when we did anything. Anyhow, this is one of the follow up posts to the David and Lisa engagement photos trip. I’m just going to post them, enjoy for what they are, but seriously don’t ask me where/when they came from. :)



July 28, 2011

Nicole Lee Photographs – David and Lisa Gilmore Engagement

by Nicole Lee

For Scott’s birthday we went to Chicago. This is going to take my a number of posts to get through with everything that we did including boat tours, concerts, music festivals and eating our hearts out. But somewhere in the midst of all the chaos I was offered the chance to take photos for our host’s engagement. I was flattered and excited to do. Fortunately for me they are both beautiful people and made the entire shoot an absolute blast. So please join me in congratulating Mr. David Gilmore and his oh-so-lovely bride to be Lisa.


July 16, 2011

Fourth of July 2011 – Part 4 – Miami Tour

by Nicole Lee

And to wrap up the Fourth of July here are a few photos from around town. By the time I was taking most of these I had been drinking a little bit so I had to over edit a lot of it. The black and whites are blown out beyond belief, but I think I kind of like it. (The “Scott does Spiderman” at the end is my favorite, though. He was hanging from that tree and within two seconds of the shutter snapping he fell, flat on his back. He had a huge sore for days. Poor sir.)


July 7, 2011

Yelp Elite! – Review of the Day – Mel’s Hot Dogs

by Nicole Lee

I don’t double post in a single day often, but this seemed like a good reason to start.

Last night Yelp Tampa’s new community manager gathered us for our very first official get together at Cheap. I’ve been a part of this community for the better part of five years and have met some of my best friends through this website. It’s homey, honest and overall the best review site I’ve found on the whole of the internet. So when they announced we would finally be on the Yelp! map I was thrilled.

Now, adding to my list of accomplishments they have also chosen one of my reviews as “Review of the Day” to be displayed on the main page for everyone to see. Not that it’s a huge thing and carries next to no bragging rights, it does make me feel good. Knowing that I am helping people in their daily choices for eateries.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the new heights we can reach and what Tampa can get out of having such a wonderful group working toward a bigger and brighter tomorrow!

To check out my review go sign up for Yelp! or just click here. ;)