Friday, July 29, 2011

TGIF-Have a Happy Weekend!

I've been working all morning. I've got some busy months ahead with all the photo sessions booked. While scheduling I've been browzing the web. Take a look;

If you've got a minute please Pray for this sweet baby girl.
Check out this adorable swimsuit.
Love this tutorial on abstract art
Bought this rug for my kitchen
Need these badly (considering I only have 3 in my whole house)
Want to get one of these for my house
Going to make and eat this for lunch today
Get asked where I got these two pillows, found here (mine is grey and white) and here (mine are blue)
Shop these adorable cell phone covers
Loving every post from this talented designer
Just got this in white. Love it

Does this look amazingly delicious to any one else. Simple, but yummy. Love all her recipes, pictures, and stories.

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Off to buy Melons

I was introduced to Pamela Salzman's blog a few months back by my mother in law, and I have been hooked ever since. I only wish I could be as organized and healthy as she is. I must say that she has pushed me to be a little (ok, maybe a lot) more conscious of what I'm eating and giving my kids. I usually try to be really good about that stuff, but I would day it's not 90/10, maybe closer to 70/30. Check out her blog and especially reasons to not drink soda. She just did a post on Watermelon Agua Fresca. It looks so delicious I am going to the store today to get me some melons.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Love it - Made By Girl/ Cocoa & Hearts

I've been loving all these paintings by Cocoa & Hearts. I think I am going to have to purchase, I can think of a few places these little gems would lighten up. I've followed Jen for a few years now. I even have 2 of her posters (this one and this one) and haven't been disappointed. Check out her blog and all her lovely  prints, cards, posters, and more. 

Love love love!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

now you know

If you don't already know I like to take pictures
At the moment I am offering Summer Mini Sessions for more then 50% off my regular price!!
 If your interested head on over to my photo blog for the details. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Love it - Ice Cream Sandwiches

Last weekend was my lovely niece's 3rd birthday party.
 Her amazingly talented Mama put together a "Bubbles & Butterfly Party". 
As usual it was nothing short of spectacular, however there was one part of the party I couldn't stop taking pictures of... or eating for that matter. 

I thought these little ice cream sandwiches would be great for any party or just on a hot day with your kids in the backyard. 

 Sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two home made chocolate cookies,
 then roll the sandwiches in a topping of your choice.
Rainbow sprinkles were definitely a favorite, however
crushed oreos, graham crackers, and mini chocolate chips
were super yummy.

Don't these look delicious! 

My baby girl couldn't get enough!

Happy Birthday P-dog. Check out Me Oh My for more party tips, design ideas, how to's, and just about everything in between... oh, and more pictures from her daughters beautiful party!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

pimp your smoothie

If your anything like me you will love this snippet from Women's Health Magazine. So far I loved the Cherry Bomb.

Cherry Bomb

Blend 3/4 cup frozen cherries
1 kiwi, peeled and quartered 
1/4 cup orange juice 
1/2 cup coconut water
3/4 tsp agave nectar and 3 ice cubes. 

Serves 1. 159 cal, <1 g fat (<1 g sat), 38 g carbs, 129 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein 

**Trick it out even more: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an additional 15 to 25 grams of protein. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I recently posted that my mother in law made Ramos House Warm Banana & Berry Shortcake. I got a few requests to share the recipe so here it is. 

photo taken by Nicci on Instagram

Warm Banana & Berry Shortcake
makes 6-8

4 Bananas, sliced
3 cups mixed blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup of white sugar
6-8 cooked biscuits *
2 cups of sweetened whipped cream


Saute bananas with butter in a pan until golden brown. 
Add the sugar and cook until the sugar dissolves and begins to caramelize. Add Berries and saute for an extra 30 seconds, and then set aside.
Cut biscuit in half and pour hot fruit over the bottom half of the biscuit. Top with fresh whipped cream and the top of the biscuit. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve warm.

*Disclaimer: We did not make the *biscuits, we made a white cake which was delicious, but not the same.

Buttermilk Biscuits 
makes about 25

20 oz flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 scant tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter, cold
1 1/4 cups margarine, cold
1 1/2 cups buttermilk


Sift Flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and set aside. Cut cold butter and margarine into 1/2 inch squares. By hand or with a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour mixture until the butter pieces are the size of large peas. Repeat procedure with margarine. Add the buttermilk and mix until the dough is just combined, being careful not to over mix. Turn the dough out on a floured cutting board and roll out to 2 inch thickness. 

Using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place onto cookie sheet. Cover in plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 2 hours. Bake biscuits from frozen on upper shelf of 375 degree preheated oven approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown. 


Friday, July 8, 2011

4th Block Party

Our 4th was loaded with lots of fun in the sun. We started off with a Parade with all the kids in the neighborhood. They all decorated their bikes and road around our cul-de-sac. Afterwards I slaved away in the kitchen and made Aunt Nicci's pasta salad (delicious) and the berry tart I talked about in an earlier post. Thanks for the recipe Kris!
Then we headed over to our neighbors house for a bbq, which was so fun. Then I rushed home got the kids washed up and in their jammies and head out for the fireworks. My honey put on a little show for all the neighbors and handed loads of sparklers to the kids. They were in heaven.

After all the craziness we jumped into the truck and headed up the street to watch 3 fire work shows off in the distance. It was a perfect 4th. Hope you had fun too.

Now go enjoy this beautiful weather and get outside!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July weekend


I hope your heading somewhere nice and cool, like the beach or pool.


We painted our nails for the occasion

got our bathing suits on, 


and all decked out in our patriotic colors.
Tonight we will all be looking to the skies for some lovely firework shows.

and our bellies will be nice and full from all the food we ate.

I'm either making this delicious WARM BERRY AND BANANA SHORTCAKE or this BERRY TART.
Love Holidays and
love love love summer time.
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