Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Great New Location

Last weekend the kiddos and I went out "location" hunting, and look what we found!

Can't wait to show you more from this shoot.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Couch hunting

I have been on the hunt for MONTHS looking for an old couch to toss out in a filed for pics. And though I have yet to find one I have come across LOTS of other little things along the way.

Like a cute teal blue enamel tea pot, glass storage containers, pretty pictures and finally a set of sterling teaspoons!

I love me an estate sale, don't you?

Monday, September 26, 2011

ally 2012

Senior class picture season is upon us. And I can't tell you how much I love working with this age group. They know exactly what look they want!

This is the beautiful Ally.

Not only is she a stunning beauty on the outside.

She has a heart of gold.

I had such a blast working with her.

And those fabulous blues eyes.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meet the {W} family!

I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful family a few weekends ago.

What a fun bunch this was, just fabulous people inside and out!

I mean really fun {smile}!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eyes WIDE Open!

The aroma of coffee makes me perk up every time I breathe it in. Even though I am not a hot coffee drinker. Oh, I’ve tried…different flavors with creamers and even REAL cream. Just can’t get used to it.

However, a Vanilla Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks has me at hello. So when I came across this little concoction on Pinterest I could not wait to give it a try.

2 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 Tablespoons fat free vanilla flavored coffee creamer, powdered
½ cup fat free milk
8-12 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together in a blender and process until smooth. If desired, sweeten with Splenda.

Entire recipe makes 1 cappuccino smoothie. Yields 95 calories, 0g fat, 17g carbohydrates, 4g protein

My only mistake was making this at 5pm Saturday evening. For someone that’s not a coffee drinker it 's equal to about 4 cups of coffee. I didn’t crash until the next morning while sitting in service.

Linking up here today  Tuesday at The Table - Home Sweet Farm - Tasty Tuesday -

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hannah Kate Photography L.L.C.

Christmas 2011

Its official Hannah Kate Photography is now Hannah Kate Photography L.L.C.!  Learning more and more with each passing day the wonderful laws and guidelines the state  requires me to take. All in all its not been that bad.

So, thought I would share with you my Christmas Packages I have available this 2011 season. Id love to help your family capture moments in time.

Tis the season!  Theres something special about the spirit, the feel, the magic that is in the air. Christ was born and for this we shall celebrate!

I know, I knowit feels early. And most of us dont want to think about Christmas when Halloween hasnt even arrived yet.  I just want you to plan ahead! Book early, even shoot early so that your turn around time is much faster, your Christmas cards are done earlier, and you can check one of the “to dos off of the ever growing list. Visit my website to view all the 2011 Christmas card designs located under gallery. Designs available for packages are 5x7 rectangle only. Luxe designs extra.


{up to} 45 minute session on location

50 5x7 Christmas Cards

Fully edited CD with all your images

and printing rights release.


{up to} 45 minute session on location
100 5x7 Christmas cards
                           Fully edited CD with all your images and printing rights

{up to} 45 minute session on location
25 5x7 Christmas Cards

Save 10% by taking your pictures during the month of September.
Receive 25 5x7 additional Christmas cards for each referral that books a sessions

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Oh dear! I have stumbled upon two fabulous sites that I had to share. Maybe you already have “been there and done that” but for those of you who have not…enjoy!
First up is ACME Party Box Company. Just look at all the cuteness!

Second up is Lifeguard Press. Again totally cuteness!

Just a few more things to drool over, Glad I could help!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Theo Presents Giveaway

Our number one goal in life is teaching our children the word of God.  And I am always looking at every medium to convey this message.

So, when I was asked if I would like to review a new animation series that helped reinforce this belief I was quick to say yes. TheoPresents discusses doctrines about sin, God’s character, the Bible, salvation and godly living with easy-to-understand illustrations.

It was perfect for the car. Not only can my kiddos view it so can all their friends that we shuttle around. It’s a great conversation starter on so many levels.

The creator of The Presents is Michael Joens. Mike has produced and directed scores of animated commercials for companies such as Milton Bradley, Hasbro, Kenner, McDonalds and Playskool. In addition to commercial work, he produced and directed the animation segments for the award-winning video series “McGee in Me,” as well as the animated “Adventures in Odyssey” for focus on the family. After a waiting period of over 30 years, God opened the doors to Joens for the production of “The Presents.” At last, the dream of a cartoonist, called to teach the Word has come true. It is Mike’s hope that God will use Theo to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children and adults in every country around the world.

Not only did I get to review Theo Presents…I also have TWO FREE copies to give you. Simply leave a comment on how you might use them. You have until Monday September 19th to leave your comment. Winner will be announced Wednesday September 21st.


I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Frozen Lemonade Pie

Southern cooks sure know what they’re doing! Granted it might not be the healthiest option, but in moderation can be devoured!

I came across the recipe from the FoonNetwork channel via The Neely’s. It was an instant hit out our house had has made it to the “repeat” section of my cookbook binder. Perfect for any summer get together, so “pin it” for next year.
Frozen Lemonade Pie

1 large-size store bought graham cracker pie crust
1 {14 oz.} can sweetened condensed milk, chilled {I used the low-fat one}
1 {12 oz.} container Cool Whip, thawed
1 {6 oz.} can frozen lemonade concentrate, KEEP frozen
1 teaspoon candied lemon peel for garnish {optional}

In medium bowl, add chilled sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip, fold gently together. Add frozen lemonade to bowl and gently fold in. Do not let mixture become soupy. Pour mixture onto pie crust and freeze overnight. Garnish with candied lemon peel, if desired.
Serves 8

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years ago Today

Ten years ago today Hannah was setting in her highchair eating pancakes and looking forward to her very first day at Mothers Day Out.

As I was running around the kitchen ,talking to her as she ate, The Today Show was on in the background. I can close my eyes and replay that day over and over in my head. And how for days after that the sky was early so quiet.

I've been to that fence in N.Y.C. where all those tiles hang today. It's moving to see just how vast the lives touched but such a horrific day.

One day I know that His plan will be made clear to us all.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Box of Baking Soda

If I really had lots of spare time this is something I would do more than just twice a year. Say every three months or so. Don’t miss understand me our sheets and bedding are washed weekly. But the DEEP cleaning not so much.

Each spring and fall I deep clean all our mattresses using this little combo of baking powder and lavender. Ideally scented oil would work best but I don’t like the smell to linger too much.

While what seems to be loads and loads of sheets, blankets and mattress pads get washed I sprinkle this all over the mattresses and allow it to set for at least a few hours.

The baking soda helps draw out moisture and freshen the mattress up. I simply plop my vacuum on top of the mattress and vacuum up the powder and heaven knows what else.

It’s truly amazing at all the uses a $.50 box of soda can do for you.

Happy cleaning!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Product LOVE and a Bean Pot!

I’m not sure where I originally bought this little jar of mine. Bets are it was Target.

During July it held cute little Fourth of July flags for me. And ever since it’s just been “hangn’ out” until that a light bulb moment occurred.
All around this fabulous new little product love of mine.

Olay makes this little eye brightener that I gifted myself on my last birthday. Seems with each passing year more little gizmos like this show up, ha! It really has done wonders and makes me feel so much better. Sad thing is it works best when it can stand up like this.

So insert cute little bean filled jar…

And tada...The best brush/goods holder a girl could want.

Linking up at these great sites today...stop by when you can Show and Tell - Type A - Somewhat Simple Thursday

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