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Avery Island, LA | photography

September 19th, 2009

Yesterday Percy took me to the birthplace of Tabasco Sauce, Avery Island, LA. It’s very intriguing and fairly huge. We took a tour of the factory, learned about the farming of the peppers and how the farmers use “le petite baton rouge” or “the little red stick” to pick out the ripest, most juicy peppers. […]

 

Yesterday Percy took me to the birthplace of Tabasco Sauce, Avery Island, LA. It’s very intriguing and fairly huge. We took a tour of the factory, learned about the farming of the peppers and how the farmers use “le petite baton rouge” or “the little red stick” to pick out the ripest, most juicy peppers. The peppers have to match the color of the stick or else they’re not picked.

Did you know that after the peppers have been picked, salted, and ground they are then put into barrels which are sealed with rock salt (all of which is mined on Avery Island) and fermented for three years! Then it’s churned in this huge thing for up to 28 days mixing with vinegar before it gets bottled. Amazing how this stuff is made.

Anyways, we toured the property as well and we saw alligators. I had nightmares last night. All things reptile creep me out. But it was fascinating.

An excellent date and very informative! Enjoy some of the pictures and pretend that you are there with Percy and I enjoying the humid, beautiful day.

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the swamp land of Louisiana & a beautiful base of a magnificent tree

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inside the McIlhenny's Tabasco factory and an overview of a small piece of Avery Island

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the Tabasco Country Store had TONS of Tabasco products from measuring spoons to jalapeno ice cream

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a barrel that housed tabasco sauce that is cemented shut with Avery Island rock salt and crawfish etouffee which I don't really care for

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the new jalapeno tabasco sauce bottled and getting ready to be shipped out and a beautiful flower that grows throughout louisiana

percy enjoyed the et tou fe while I enjoyed the scenery

percy enjoyed the crawfish etouffee while I enjoyed the scenery

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the really cool tabasco artwork and a shot of two alligators

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alligators and the marshlands of louisiana

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giant, and I mean GIANT spiders all over the place... about the size of a baseball

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agillators as my good little friend Jeremy used to call them

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amazing scenery paired with two alligators

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An afternoon in the yard

September 18th, 2009

Yesterday Percy came over in the afternoon and we tackled the yard.  I put on some gloves and started to pull weeds from the flowerbeds while Percy worked on the lawn.  We labored out there for three hours or so and I got about 1/3 of the way around the house.  Nobody has pulled weeds […]

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Yesterday Percy came over in the afternoon and we tackled the yard.  I put on some gloves and started to pull weeds from the flowerbeds while Percy worked on the lawn.  We labored out there for three hours or so and I got about 1/3 of the way around the house.  Nobody has pulled weeds here since May!  Ridiculous right?!  So there is plenty to do and I have even more to learn.  I know my plants have some sort of illness and I need to figure out what’s happening with them so I can make my plants nice and healthy.

Moving past the weeds, the funniest part of the day was watching Percy push that lawnmower all around the giant lawn, dripping with sweat, and our sweet little neighbors get out their monster of a riding lawnmower and mow one of their lawns in less then five minutes.  Once they finish they sit out on their front porch and watch Percy push his lawnmower.  It really made me laugh.  Later Doug, our neighbor, told Percy that he loves watching people work in their yard and that he thought we were doing a great job!

Today Percy is taking me to Avery Island.  Casey I’ll buy you a little something from there.  I guess Avery Island, LA is where all of the Tabasco Sauce in the world (?) is grown and made.  I’m pretty excited for this field trip.  But I’ll tell ya, tut tut, it looks like rain.

Enjoy your Friday!  I’m certain I will…

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Christmas Pictures | Jennifer Eileen’s Holiday News

September 14th, 2009
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Christmas Special for Reedley, CA, Baton Rouge, LA and the surrounding areas

September 12th, 2009

Jennifer Eileen’s Christmas Special! It’s time to prepare for the season of sending out little bits of love in the post. I will be taking appointments in and around Baton Rouge, LA during the month of October and then during the months of November and December I will take appointments in and around Reedley, CA! […]

 

Jennifer Eileen’s Christmas Special! It’s time to prepare for the season of sending out little bits of love in the post. I will be taking appointments in and around Baton Rouge, LA during the month of October and then during the months of November and December I will take appointments in and around Reedley, CA!

Call or e-mail to set up an appointment. 559.696.0062 or jen@jennifereileen.com

Christmas Photography Special | Jennifer Eileen

Christmas Photography Special | Jennifer Eileen

The Christmas cards that I designed are priced as follows:

1 set of 25 – $35.00
1 set of 50 – $55.00
1 set of 75 – $70.00
1 set of 100 – $80.00

If you factor in the $25 print credit and the 15% off (if you order within the first 30 days that they’re available to you) then the costs go down to:

1 set of 25 – $4.75
1 set of 50 – $21.75
1 set of 75 – $34.50
1 set of 100 – $43.00

Mind you, this is a STEAL!  I pocket less then $5.00.  Be confident of this, I’m here for you.

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Christmas Card Designs

September 12th, 2009

It’s that time of year my friends!  Keep a close eye because I will soon be posting my Christmas portrait special and you can start booking your shoots with me!  I have designed some Christmas cards  that you can order to send out to your loved ones.  Each one was created with love by yours […]

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It’s that time of year my friends!  Keep a close eye because I will soon be posting my Christmas portrait special and you can start booking your shoots with me!  I have designed some Christmas cards  that you can order to send out to your loved ones.  Each one was created with love by yours truly.  I put some pictures in the designs so you can see what they’d be like.  Obviously, your Christmas portraits would replace these.

I absolute love the Holiday season and I’m so glad it’s approaching us!  Start thinking about your pictures and send me an e-mail to book your appointment!

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Living Room | Baton Rouge, LA

September 11th, 2009

So I finished painting (mostly, I see a few places that need touch ups in here), the couch has arrived, I found brand new $5 curtains, I reupholstered a chair, bought a small coffee table, Percy gave me yellow lilies, we purchased a clock, and I frosted the glass in the door so people couldn’t […]


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So I finished painting (mostly, I see a few places that need touch ups in here), the couch has arrived, I found brand new $5 curtains, I reupholstered a chair, bought a small coffee table, Percy gave me yellow lilies, we purchased a clock, and I frosted the glass in the door so people couldn’t watch us eat dinner in the evening.  Also, I took the extra square of carpet that was thrown in the guest bedroom and used it as a throw rug.  Now all I want to do in here is recover the cushions with cute fabric, get a good stand for the TV (It’s sitting on the floor, there’s a reason why you can’t see it), and cover the other end table with something pretty.  I think I would also love to put up some pictures or artwork above the couch.  Something big and lovely.  Maybe a fancy framed mirror?  We’ll see.

Here it is… come visit!

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what’s new with me? what’s new with you?!

September 1st, 2009

I’m here in Baton Rouge, LA.  It’s actually quite lovely, the weather that is.  No humidity (or if there is any, it’s very mild).  I’ve been enjoying myself and staying as busy as I was when I was back home in Reedley. I recently purchased a new Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and I tell ya, […]


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I’m here in Baton Rouge, LA.  It’s actually quite lovely, the weather that is.  No humidity (or if there is any, it’s very mild).  I’ve been enjoying myself and staying as busy as I was when I was back home in Reedley.

I recently purchased a new Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and I tell ya, that thing gave me some huge, enormous frustrations!  I finally figured out the problem after doing research and reading about how others have solved the same problem.  Wacom did a great job designing their pens to be sensitive but the extreme sensitive was driving me nuts!  I would hold my pen an inch above my tablet and it would select things all on it’s own.  I don’t cuss, but I was VERY close to cussing the other day.  Now that the sensitivity issues is taken care of (I altered the functions on the tablet and pen over and over to find a happy place for myself) I absolutely love it.

I’m taking down wallpaper in a spare bedroom.  The wallpaper was lovely once… I imagine.  But now it’s old, outdated, and too flowery and beige for my taste.  Thankfully the paper is coming off very easily and I find it quite great to sit there peel off the paper, wash the glue, and peel that off in large layers.  I love the tediousness of it for some odd reason.

Work is good.  See how good the Lord is, after a few short months of focusing on my business I’m getting phone calls and e-mails from people who found me online or heard of me through the grapevine.  I’m starting to book more and more weddings and I can only imagine where this will lead!  Praise God for his enormous, ongoing blessings!

All in all, life is good.  Percy makes me laugh more and more and on the serious side we’re laying all our concerns out on the table and working through those things.  By this, we’re learning a lot about each other.

I will post pics of the wallpaper and the progress of the room soon.  Right now I’m at a Community Coffee House and I forgot my little camera back at the house so I don’t have the images on hand to upload.  Therefore, stay tuned!