Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sweet Ruthie

This is sweet Ruthie, just 6 days old, that I had a chance to shoot last week.

Newborns are like an aphrodisiac

Tiny little grunts….

Short, hot, sweet little breathes.

  All those wrinkles and peach fuzz!

  Ahh… lately working with all this “newness” has made me long for when mine were just little bits. Then I close my eyes and remember the sleep deprivation and I am quickly cured!

  Nothing like looking into the eyes of one of God’s greatest gifts.

Monday, June 27, 2011

German Chocolate Cream Pie

German Chocolate isn’t really my cup of tea. However, the hubs and family love it! So when I came across a recipe for German Chocolate Cream Pie it was quickly bookmarked.

Finally, I was able to give it a try this past Father’s Day. It was rich, very rich, but well worth it!


12 pecan shortbread cookies, broken into pieces
4 Nature Valley granola bars {2 pouches from 8.9oz box}, crushed {3/4 cup}
1/3 Cup butter, melted

Chocolate Filling:

2 oz. cream cheese {from 8 oz. package}, softened
¼ Cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
¼ Cup Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, cooled
1 container {8oz} cool whip, thawed

Coconut-Pecan Filling:

1 container {15oz} Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Coconut Pecan Filling
2 oz. cream cheese {from 8oz. package}
1 tablespoon milk
1 8oz. cool whip, thawed

1.       In food processor or blender, process cookies and granola until fine crumbs form; pour into med. Bowl and stir in melted butter with fork, mix well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 9-8 inch pie plate. Place in freezer just until firm, about 10 minutes.

2.       Meanwhile, in med, bowl, beat 2 oz. cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon mil with an electric mixer on med. Speed until blended. On low speed, beat in melted chocolate chips. In small bowl, reserve ¼ cup cool whip for garnish. On med. Speed, beat reaming topping from container into chocolate mixture until well blended.

3.       Spread 1/3 cup of the frosting evenly in bottom of crust. Spoon chocolate filling into crust, carefully spread. Place pie in freezer while making next layer.

4.       In large bowl, beat 2 oz. cream cheese, 1 tablespoon milk with reaming frosting using electric mixer on med. Speed until well blended. Reserve another ¼ cup cool whip from 8 oz. tub in same small bowl. Beat remaining topping from container into coconut-pecan mixture until well blended. Carefully spoon over chocolate filling; spread evenly. Carefully spread reserved ½ Cup whipped topping over the top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and chill overnight.

I will be linking up to these blogs today Tempt My Tummy - Tuesday at the Table - Tasty Tuesday - Home Sweet Home

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Scrap Happy!

If you sew, craft, or just like to collect fabric {for that project one day} this is the cutest way to use up all those scraps off the floor.

This great idea comes from Scissor Variations. She has a complete break down on what ya’ need to do. Along with about a million other great ideas.

She used covered wire but I think I’ll use up my stash of twist ties left over from those fabulous packaged Christmas toys!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Little Miss. M

Had to show you this cute little peanut  I got to work with last week.

Little Miss. M and her beautiful family joined me at a local park for a few family snapshots.

 I don’t think this cutie stopped smiling once!

The sweetest , nicest family! So fun working with you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Zucchini OVERLOAD!

My garden has been in mass production lately of Zucchini. So I have been preparing and saving it in a thousand different ways.

I made this cake/bread last week. It was a snap to prepare and I froze a few mini loaves for later.

Zucchini Cake

2 Cups zucchini, grated
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup oil

¾ cup chopped pecans

2 ½ cups self-rising flour

¼ teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Pinch of slat

Place all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Place into greased tin and bake at 350* for about 45 minutes depending on size of pan. Cool enjoy and freeze the leftover. Perfect for popping in the microwave for breakfast.

Linking up to theses great blogs today Tempt My Tummy - Tuesday at The Table - Tasty Tuesday - Home Sweet Farm

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tarantula's , Fish Fries and a Rainbow!

Ok, So, I have been away from blog land for what seems like forever!

And if I am to be honest it will be next week before my feet get grounded again.
It’s been a crazy fast paced start to our summer. And I am without doubt that I am not alone!

It all started with a mini Kindergarten graduation for little man

Hannah’s fifth grade graduation into middle school, Lord help me!

 A much overdue 11th birthday sleepover.

 Pine Cove Base Camp! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

Fishing in the back yard.


 Fish Fries { Heart Healthy, right?}

Catching Tarantula’s crawling across our back yard.

And rainbows out the front door after a summer storm.

I have been busy with photo shoots that have kept me from my "free time" to craft. I hope to tackle a few things this weekend to share with you next week.

Blessing for a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pop Quiz Friday!

I've got a little pop quiz for you today!

 What eats tree bark?

Water hoses?


makes these little lovely’s?

and puts a smile across little man’s face?


This weekend, unbeknown to him, Bronx is relocating to the ‘way out yonder’ part of our yard. It’s the only hope we have of keeping our home from looking like a Red Neck greeting card!

So in-between t-ball tournament games we I will be re-digging a new underground fence, for that cute little destructive beast!

 Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Roadside Hunting

When I see something like this driving down the road

I sit up a little straighter in my set, thinking I’ll get a better view, my heart goes pitter patter and my kiddos moan and groan!

 Please tell me there are others out there just like me! This past weekend we ended up with a last minute “free” day, a day that we did not HAVE to watch the clock and be somewhere. That equaled free time to stop and dig through moments like this.

Here’s what my “hunting” got me.

 Bag of vintage glass Christmas ornaments.

Two silver plated serving pieces {display only}

A great shaped glass covered pedestal bowl.

And this turquoise ceramic planter.

 All this for $10 BUCKS!!!!

 Looking forward to finding a home for them all.

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