10.30.2014

Exciting News to Share!

Hi Friends!

I have some exciting news to share! One of my most favorite creative DIY bloggers, Landeelu has a new Team of Contributors, and I get to be a part of it! Some of you might already know that Landee announced her team earlier this month, but if you haven't heard, you can meet the whole team here.

My first Contributor post went up this week. Come visit me over there and learn how to make Pumpkin-Shaped S'mores. They couldn't be any easier! And while you're there, explore all of the creative goodness that is Landeelu.


Thanks for stopping by today! Check back soon, because I'm planning to share some last minute Halloween inspiration with you!



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9.07.2014

Back to School Apple S'mores



Hello! Can you believe it's Back to School time already? Our oldest headed back to college today and the other two start school tomorrow.

I came up with this quick sweet and salty treat in honor of the season. They'd be fun at any fall event, maybe even after a day of apple-picking:)

7.25.2014

Join Me over at the {Hello Summer} Event

Hello!

I am super excited to be participating in the {Hello Summer} event over at i heart naptime today. A HUGE Thank You to Jamielyn and crew for letting me join in the fun!

Come on over and check out my Color-wrapped Mystery Braid Bracelets. While you're there, check out all of the other fun posts in the series! There are soooo many fun ones, you might have to "pin" some of them for later:)

Thanks for stopping by today! See you over there!

P.S. In even BIGGER news, my oldest is no longer a teenager! WHEN did that happen? Happy Birthday DJ!


7.24.2014

Sunny Summer Slush


If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that this Sunny Summer Slush is one of my favorites. When we were growing up, my mom would make this yummy frozen treat for us on some of the hottest summer days. I made up a batch for my family just this week. Gather up your ingredients and pop a batch in the freezer so you're ready for the next heat wave!

7.16.2014

Just Bloom: A Daisy of a Post & Free Photo Download


Recently I visited my sister's wildflower garden, camera in hand. It was a great place to practice with camera settings and composition.

The daisies have taken over a bit, as you can see, but I think they made for some striking shots. I thought I'd share some of our favorites here.


Flowers in the garden provide countless opportunities for exploring composition. And, since flowers don't look away, frown, or need snack breaks, there's time to try out new or varied camera settings too!


Did you see how this shot changed? Similar composition and perspective, but the depth of field is much shallower. I like the painterly quality that the background took on.