April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012: Virtual Tree

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Help Chevy, the National Forest Foundation and the world on Earth Day by planting a virtual tree. You get to pick from five different trees and their location. I picked a pine in South Dakota because my grandparents live there. Will my they see my exact tree? No, but Chevy is planting 175,000 trees in National Forests across the county, so good will be coming their way in the form of trees. . . .

April 20, 2012

Photo Friday: Art with a Heart and Tasty Cupcakes

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

With a freelance photography gig, sure, you get experience, money and samples to add to your portfolio, but I receive even more as the Community Matters photographer. I show up and am greeted by smiles and great stories every time.

Back in March, I got to go to an event called Art with a Heart. An event filled with music, lemonade, cupcakes and auctions also brimmed with heart. From the planning to the cause to the guests, everyone just wanted to help the community, and in this case, the Great Plains Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. . . .

April 17, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: Know this world

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Tricky tricky National Geographic.

1. What Syrian city located at an oasis fed by the Barada River is thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities?

2. What empire had its capital at present-day Istanbul from 1453-1922?

3. Amharic is a widely spoken language in what landlocked county bordering Eritrea?

4. The Negev is a desert region north of the Gulf of Aqaba in what country? . . .

April 11, 2012

How Does Our Garden Grow (Photo Blog)

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Cole waters our new purple tulips.

After a few weeks, our plants our starting to get tall. Yes, I said plants. We have some additions since my last blog post. We have a tomato plant and four, stunning tulips, as shown above. But when I say our plants are starting to get tall, I mean too tall.

After a couple weeks, we have tall radishes growing on our patio. . . .