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Karena Dixon
Just across the bridge from Washington DC
Wife, mother, friend & photographer with an unfortunate addiction to salted dark chocolate. Let's be friends.
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I did 3 weeks playing photo tourist in Europe and needed something that didn't scream expensive photography gear inside. So I purchased a Timbuktu padded camera insert and put it in a regular backpack. I wish I had thought to look for cute designer options. I love your picks! Next time!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on designer backpacks at hollywood housewife
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Is there anything better than watching your child's face as the Disney magic sweeps over them?
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Very funny!
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Beautiful photos! I love the real, authentic sessions filled with giggles, hugs & sweet kisses.
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I'm making it tonight! Hoping all these kids coming over like it. :) (I cheated and bought a rotisserie chicken.)
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Oh my gosh! That is just super cool! Cannot wait to see what it looks like. We love that show! Congratulations!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2012 on we got tanked at hollywood housewife
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That is so heart breaking.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2012 on a picture at hollywood housewife
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Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2012 on packing for sri lanka at hollywood housewife
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I read Snobs several years ago and really liked it. JF's writing has definitely improved with Dowton Abbey, but Snobs was a fun read. Indulgent, really. I was fascinated with that particular English lifestyle and found it ridiculous and amusing. My summer reading list has been on the lighter side. I read the first 2 books in the Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini. A modern day YA Helen of Troy story. Then I read Veronica Roth's dystopian series, Divergent. Digging into the deeper stuff this week starting with Os Guinness: The Case For Civility.
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You've done it again, Laura. Utter honesty. It's such a rare attribute in people these days. Speaking for myself, and I'm sure many of your other readers feel the same, it's why I keep coming back to your blog. HH is part of my morning routine. I feel like I can relate to your stories so often. Even the glamorous Hollywood stuff, strange as it might sound coming from this East Coast soccer mom. You say so often what I'm thinking but could never articulate as beautifully. I love your bits on fashion, on life in LA, on parenting, friendships, family, parties....and those glimpses of your faith. Keep up the amazing work. I'll be reading as long as you're writing.
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I fully expected to leave a different comment than the one I'm about to. This morning my girls and I packed up the car very early and headed in to DC for some mom and me time. So my usual routine of coffee and reading was postponed till wine and reading in the quiet of the house at night. When the email came through my iPhone and I saw today's subject, I wouldn't allow myself to read it. I wanted to kinda savor and dig into what you had written. Having just discovered this particular camp 2 weeks ago, it's been a daily topic of discussion in our household. I thought I'd bombard you with all sorts of questions that only a camper turned mom could answer to my satisfaction. Instead, I found myself misty eyed. The emotions came from an unexpected place. Thank you for always being honest and articulating that rare quality so beautifully.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2012 on underneath the bamboo tree at hollywood housewife
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I felt the same way about Midnight In Paris, but it's definitely had me on a Parisian kick. We listen to the soundtrack most nights at dinner. I'm really not a Hemingway fan but I do love to read historical fiction so I'm looking forward to your recommendation. :) Also on my summer reading list is David McCullough's The Greater Journey. From the website: "The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work."
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I'm always late to the party on the literary trends, but I can honestly say I have no interest in ever reading these books. Maybe it's because I'm all "rainbows and ponies" when it comes to my taste for romantic novels, or maybe it's because I'm a prude. There are so many things I really want to enjoy that seem to have a shock factor. Love Actually being one of the first for me. Then cable TV shows like The Tudors, Camelot...story lines and characters I'm genuinely interested in with actors I love. Unfortunately the soft porn is a factor and I squirm a little in my seat. I think the more alarming trend though is that we're becoming more and more desensitized to these "shock factors". I think I've finally reached a place in my life where I'm ok being the prude in the group...if that's what I'm labeled. That's not to say I don't appreciate a good dirty joke or off color remark from time to time...I just believe there are things that should be kept within your closest circle. I'm raising 3 girls and find it more and more difficult to instill lady like notions in them when we're bombarded with the opposite.
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Mar 15, 2012
Oh what a rabbit hole you delivered this morning! :) Good stuff...thanks! I never miss a tweet from @larry411 He writes about the film festivals and one of the nicest people in the Tweet world.
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Hope everyone is enjoying the sun and possibly some sand on this 4th of July weekend. Have fun and be safe! Taylor & Christin...sisters Thanks to Easton Cycle and Sport for loaning the beautiful beach bike for the shoot. I liked it so much I had to buy it:) Hugs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at Karena Dixon
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2011 on Reflections at Karena Dixon
The ladies over at Love That Shot are hosting a "Reflections" photo challenge today. So I'm entering one of my favorites from Halo's Haven Rescue. It's all in the eye... Happy Thursday! Karena 410-200-5771 Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Karena Dixon
I've been seriously slacking in my commitment to the blogosphere. A mountain of editing to tackle and summer with kids in full swing, blogging has had to wait. In addition, I've been working on a major face lift to this site. Hoping to launch soon! And since no post is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Karena Dixon
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Jun 13, 2011
I'm seriuosly behind on the blogging. One reason, I'm the world's worst writer and procrastination is my middle name where writing is involved. The other reason being I'm currently burried in editing. Here's a glimpse why....WEDDINGS! May was a busy and exciting month for Katie and me. Gary & Brittni:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Karena Dixon
A little peek from yesterday's session with gorgeous Miss Alexandra at the Tunis Mills bridge. An absolute pro... like she was completely at home in front of the camera. Needed very little coaching from me. Still trying to play catch up on the blog. More next week. Everyone have a... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Karena Dixon
Home, tanned and relaxed from their family vacation in Disney, this very sweet family gave me the easiest family session I've ever had. Brandi and Ricky were adorable together. Like high school sweethearts still crazy in love. Haley and Nathan were eager to please this stranger with a camera in... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Karena Dixon
Thanks Sarah! You guys are too much fun! Looking forward to Thursday night:)
Toggle Commented May 16, 2011 on Sneak Peek: TFA Class of 2011 at Karena Dixon
Sometimes it just doesn't get much better than this! The lovely ladies of the Class of 2011: Trinity Forum Academy Hugs ~ Karena 410.200.5771 Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Karena Dixon