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Emma Stanley
Niagara Area
"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."
Interests: Writing, Photography, Reading, Traveling, Exploring, Baking, Cooking, Graphic Design, Being with Family, Researching
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The Camera and Quill is moving on to a new location, a new look and a new purpose. If you are interested in finding out more and staying in touch with us.... please email [email protected] We wish you all the best. Sincerely, Emma Stanley & Company Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Hello Everyone!! It has been a while since I wrote. The summer has gone by so quickly and my garden has flourished. I am pulling in at least 25-30 yellow tomatoes weekly and I still have strawberries! The lettuce is still producing and so are the green beans and cucumbers.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Rant time: I have known for sometime that networks have been speeding up their shows in order to jam in more advertisements. Most of the time, in the past, it didn't bother me a great deal. You could barely tell it was being done. This last week I was watching... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
I was not overly thrilled by the bullet. It is just a small blender. It doesn't make a good salsa or anything like that. It basically purées everything. I am using it now for daily healthy smoothies. If I were to rate this ..... I would give it a 2/5.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
I have not been posting for a while because I have been having some problems with getting pictures to upload to the blog. I still have not figured out what is wrong yet but I am working on it. However in the meantime... let me tell you about my latest... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Sorry it has taken me so long to post. The last month has been hectic but I am back and hopefully will be able to post more often. I wanted to write today about something light and jovial but instead I sit here watching the news about Brussels. Not long... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Greetings Camera and Quill Readers. J.D. Here, or Whiskey to some of you who may have seen me around the internet. Emma asked if I would be willing to write a guest entry, and I said, YES! Then the second thoughts kicked in. What in the world would I have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
I know sometimes it can seem very lonely when holidays emphasizing family and relationships are celebrated. There needs to be a "Celebrate Your Single day." So to those of you who celebrated yesterday, Happy belated St. Valentine's Day! ...And for those who are single and unattached... Happy Singles Day! On... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Good morning everyone! Today I would like to discuss the X Files with you. I had my reservations at first but I must say I am not disappointed. The first episode felt weak. It can't be easy getting things up and running again. I had my doubts as to whether... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
I thought today might be nice time to examine a few innovative inventions. Here are two videos from Youtube I found that you might find inspiring. Sincerely, Emma Stanley Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Banana Split Tea Easily near the top of my list of favorites this tea is definitely incredible. Only problem with this tea... is that it was a limited edition from last summer. (2015) Sorry all. But maybe we can all get lucky and they will bring it back! It is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Fasten your seat belts for a very quick lesson on the history of tea. Legend has it that the origin of tea dates back to around 2700 BC. It is suggested that tea was created by mistake. The leaves of a Camellia Sinensis shrub fell into a pot of boiling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
I have a winter sketch for you today. Although many areas are buried in snow, my area is still relatively free and clear. Spring isn't too far away. 54 days and counting!! Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
It feels like Christmas!! These are the teas that I purchased in the latest shipment. Chocolate Orange and Apple Strudel were my choices. Chocolate Orange I have had before and love the underlying citrus taste. Apple Strudel however was a new release. But more about these a bit later in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
The first item I have brought out of the Davids Tea box to share with you all is this awesome 16oz mug with an infuser (for loose leaf tea) and a cap to help everything stay warm as your beverages sit or steep. This particular design allows you to decorate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
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Today I spent the morning at the hospital. It was nothing serious just routine tests for my mother. But the smiles had by virtually everyone made an otherwise stressful time pass quickly. The other out patients, nurses, doctors and staff all seemed to have a smile. Some of the patients... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
I wanted to make a new banner for the blog. Let me know what you think! Sincerely, Emma Stanley Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
I made an order a few days ago from Davids Tea. I am awaiting its arrival. Once it gets here and I take some pictures, I will show you what I got. But until then... You will simply have to enjoy a picture from my archives. It has been a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at The Camera & Quill
Today will be a little bit of a rant on why automobiles these days suck. Yes the word suck seems rather uncouth to use but it is an apt way of starting out this blog. Cars today are lacking in so many things that the older cars had in an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at The Camera & Quill