August 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Since the last post in April I’ve been a busy girl! The Summer semester is over and I found myself closing it out with a 4.0 GPA – which, for me, is unheard of! Now that I’ve set the bar that high I’m sure the fall will be that much more fun trying to keep it up there.
Queen City Exclusive is coming along nicely. We’re seeing good traffic on the website and hoping that, in time, it will be a monster all its own. We’re also getting ready for our first print issue to come out – so hooray for that!
Other than working too much and not playing nearly enough things are the same. I’m also photographing a wedding today – my second one – and I’m looking forward to the finished product.
I won’t make any empty promises to keep up with the blog but I’m going to try to get on here a little more often.
I hope you’re doing well and that life is treating you fairly.
April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Queen City Exclusive is up and running on the web! A successful launch yesterday and we’re feeling good about where this is going. Check out some of my articles online. (www.charlotteexclusive.com)
There are a few reviews and my latest is about a Couture Cupcake shop in the Charlotte area.
Hope you’re all doing well – best blogging wishes!
March 25, 2011 § 1 Comment
So here it is. This is my blogging problem. I do it Every. Single. Time. I neglect when I get busy and here it is however much later when I last talked about how I wanted to post and I still haven’t.
This photography thing is a monster! Seriously! I’m taking photos Saturdays and Sundays, have like 5 weddings in the works and am now hardly finding time to do articles for the magazine. However I’ve kept an entirely free weekend next weekend in order to catch up on my articles.
Today I also had to register for my courses – I’m taking Professional Research and Reporting, Intro to Communications, American Politics and a Creative Writing course. That’s a lot to fit into 16 weeks. I honestly have no idea how I’m going to manage all of this. I guess just taking it one day at a time will be the key.
The camera is working out well. If you haven’t gotten to look at the photography site check it out:
My laptop, on the other hand, has a broken fan and its life expectancy isn’t too promising. If any of ya’ll have a new laptop sitting around throw it my way!
As for the blog.. I plan on getting back to it. Just getting all of this stuff sorted first.
Much love to all of you!
March 18, 2011 § 2 Comments
I’ve been so busy I’ve totally been neglecting you. I’m sorry!
With the restaurant review, articles and interviews I’ve been doing and now I’m going insane with the photography appointments I’m super busy. Suffice it to say things have taken off with a bang!
I’m 5 minutes to work time so unfortunately I’m on the run again but I wanted to let you all know that I’m alive, things are well and I’m
planning hoping to get on here and give you something good soon!
I hope you’re doing well! Have a great day!
March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Actually Monday’s are a drag more often than not. But today I can’t help but be a little more excited than usual. My first restaurant review was published on Charlotte Exclusive and I’m excited to finally be back in my niche.
This weekend was a busy one what with the restaurant review and getting to spend some time photography Aubrey, friend and classic beauty! Photos are available in the portrait section of my temporary website here: wix.com/klmackie/photography
I’ve got both days next weekend booked up to photograph friends. Still working on that portfolio. I might put out some feelers this week on Craigslist for some freelance work. I’m a bit reserved though because I still need to register a business name for Tilted Bliss and all of that other legal nonsense before I start making extra money.
All of that said I’m excited how things are coming along. It’s nice to be appreciated for my work and the editor, JP, at Charlotte Exclusive has certainly made me feel right at home. In fact I’ll have business cards soon and then it’ll be even more official that one again I am, officially, a writer.
With a renewed sense of self I’m getting even more feedback on the photography website which is great too because that’s something very near and dear to me. I’m practically jumping out of my skin about all of this!
In other news NPC and I are happy as ever and he’s in love with his Xbox. Even I have to admit that it’s a fun diversion from the responsibilities and stresses of everyday living. But, like anything else that stimulates the senses, it can be a time-vacuum. I got sucked away yesterday sitting on the couch in my pajamas playing Call of Duty. /le sigh I’ve never really been a “gamer” but I can see the appeal of relaxing and just letting your mind shut down for a while.
I haven’t been doing too much cooking lately because of all of the excitement and business going on. Hopefully this week I’ll get in at least one decent meal that’s home made. NPC isn’t complaining, though, which is great.
I think after our meal at Barrington’s we’re both pretty well satisfied.
As for the rest of the week I’ll be focusing on work as the district manager is making her way in to meet with us all. 10 – 7 doesn’t pass by quickly enough.
Hope you all have a great day – and thanks for coming on this journey with me.
March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
The website hasn’t officially launched yet but I’ve got a few articles up. The latest is my first official Charlotte Exclusive restaurant review. The link is below.
Thanks for reading!
March 10, 2011 § 2 Comments
My kitchen is small. There is no high tech refrigerator, twelve burner range (I wish!) or handy island to create extra cooking space. Although it is by no means claustrophobic I could do with some extra counter space and a few more cupboards. Apartment life is not ideal for the aspiring and/or hobby cook.
With that said I have had the means to create many wonderful dishes to set at my dining room table, conveniently set five feet away from my counters. I’ve also had many flopped dishes in this kitchen. If these walls could talk they would tell you that for every awesome creation I’ve had two or three failures. They would also tell you that I’ve laughed, cried and jumped around excitedly like a maniac over my dishes as well. Some of which is hardly normal.