Can you believe it we made it to FRIDAY?!? I don’t know about anyone else, but this week seems about three weeks long. 😩 I am SO ready for the weekend!
Since I don’t usually show my face around here, I thought I’d do a #fridayintroduction!
Hey! 👋I’m Christie Spencer, a lifestyle photographer based in Sacramento, CA. I’m also a project manager in my regular 9-5 life. But every day I get a little closer to a full time creative life – that’s the dream, baby!
When not behind the computer or the camera, I’m probably behind the wheel of the car coordinating drop off and pickup logistics with my wife to get all our kids to their various activities.
A few other things about me:
I love to bake and my chocolate chip sea salt cookies and special birthday cakes for our kids are some of my specialties. I just got the new @joannagaines cookbook and am excited to try some new recipes.
Being out in nature is my favorite thing, though it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. Let me know if you have any good tips on best places to hike! I’m ready to mix it up and find some new spots.
I have goal to get back to my artistic roots. I used to spend a lot of time up through college doing art, and I’m not sure what happened to that side of me. It’s time to bring my creative curiosity back!
That’s enough about me – don’t be shy; introduce yourself!
Sup, I’m Mady, and this is my crib.
🌿I don’t actually live in @target (or do I🤔). But I figured I’d do a little “hi welcome” kinda introduction with some random facts about me!
🌿1. I am a 23 year old halfrican female with a love for the Lord and the arts. By “arts” I mean bad dancing, dry humor and smoothies.
🌿2. I once partially dislocated my shoulder while taking off my sports bra and tried to play it off by telling people it was an “athletic injury”... which wasn’t a total lie.
🌿3. I’ve always been a little afraid of meat. Like not in a weird way. But I was a vegetarian for like 3 or 4 years, just to challenge myself at the age of 14. And in that time, I started to educate myself on what goes into mass meat production and I was horrified. Since then, I’ve reincorporated (trying to stay with the ethically raised) meat back into my diet. I’ve also gone through periods of veganism and all the other “ism”s out there. But I’m still not totally sold on the whole eating dead flesh thing.
🌿4. I don’t have a lot of weird dislikes, but my biggest one is swarms of anything. Swarms of bugs crawling all over each other, or even huge crowds of people. Crippling fear. Couldn’t tell ya why.
🌿5. As you’ve probably gathered, I am a registered nurse. But that wasn’t always the plan. I was going to major in graphic design and play basketball in college. Along the journey, I discovered that I didn’t want to pursue what I thought. In a way that’s still a mystery to me, I ended up majoring in nursing. And I don’t regret a single thing. I’m still in love with photography and having an intentional creative outlet!
🌿Those are the necessary facts. Thanks for joining the fun. You’ve seen my house, you’ve seen my cars, now get the hell outta here (does anyone get that reference anymore?). 👋🏽
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Wine pairing... It’s complicated. It’s science. It’s tasty 🤣
Here’s some quick tips to whet your appetite: 1. The wine should be more acidic than the food.
2. The wine should be sweeter than the food.
3. The wine should have the same flavour intensity as the food.
4. Red wines pair best with bold meats (e.g. red meat). 5. White wines pair best with light meats (e.g. fish or chicken). 6. Bitter wines (e.g. red wines) are best balanced with fat. 7. It is better to match the wine with the sauce than with the meat.
8. Spicy food will make the wine taste more alcoholic so stick to lower alcohol wines with curries etc.
9. If in doubt stick to the same country! So if cooking Italian, go with an Italian wine. French, pick a French one. 10. There are no rules! Only guidelines, so don’t be afraid to play about a bit and see what you like.
Try eating a fatty cheese with a white and red wine and compare this to a creamy cheese. Does it change the flavour of the wine? Try a couple of drops of soy sauce then drink red wine and see what it does to the flavour - you may get a surprise (I did!). Suck a lemon and try a glass of Chardonnay... any difference?? But as always, the most important thing is to have fun and try new things! Personal choice is the most important thing!
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