Friday, August 31, 2012

8 Months

These photo sessions are getting more and more difficult. James is walking along all the furniture and has the bruises to prove it.
But it just makes him cuter!
This is what it looks like when babies attack.

Dish of the Week

Blackberry Lush
 So, this is where I decided that I really need a photo dept. and a food styling dept.
This dish was AMAZING!!! But the photos do not do it justice.
I adapted it from an old family recipe. We would use chocolate pudding and no berries. It is equally as delicious. My sister doubles the cream cheese layer. I like to double the crust layer.
But it's all good!

Blackberry Lush
Step 1:
1 cup flour
1 cube butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Mix and put in 9 x 12 pan, bake at 350 10 to 15 min. Cool
Step 2:
1 cup whipped topping (from a 9oz pkg)
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
Mix until smooth, spread over first layer.
Spread 5 cups blackberries over cream cheese layer
Step 3:
3 cups milk
l large pkg INSTANT pudding (I used vanilla)Mix for a couple minutes and then let it set for a few minutes. Put over second layer and top with rest of whipped topping. Keep cold.

You need to use whipped topping (not real whipped cream) and must use instant pudding.
This is my attempt at an artsy photo.
Someday I'll get a good camera and take some photo classes. Until then, just make my food and you'll forget about the crappy quality!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Time to Create

When my kids go back to school I get an itch to create. I think it's the quiet house and the early hours that get my creative juices flowing.
I made this simple little valance a few weeks ago....
 I'm going to recover some pillows with these fabrics....
 My globe collection is going up somewhere in my living room. It needs to shine!
 And here are a few projects in waiting...
Can't wait to share my finished projects!
Stay tuned....

Thursday, August 16, 2012


I've been toying with the idea of making an art piece with either a large number or letter. I have some old pictures that need to be used and a big ol' wall just waiting to be adorned.
Here is some inspiration...
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dish of the Week

I know it's been a while since I've posted a "Dish of the Week" so I'm going to redeem myself! I'm going to share some of the yummy things I've made over the summer...
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This pie was so light and tart and delicious! And I made it with blackberries from my own backyard.
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Don't be fooled by the zucchini in these brownies, they were so rich and moist! I craved these constantly. And my husband who is not a huge brownie fan loved these too.
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These are "healthy" bars. I think they were a little too good to be healthy. Maybe if you eat 3 at a sitting they are no longer healthy. But they were soooo good I couldn't help myself.
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These were yummy but didn't turn out like the picture. I like my food to look like the pictures so I know I'm doing it right. I don't think I would make these again. I wanted something a little more gooey. Back to experimenting!
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These were a special treat for my husband. He thinks these are the best things ever! Which makes me the best wife ever when I make them for him :) 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

7 Months

My baby is a movin'! He's crawling all over the place and it's about the cutest thing ever.
Next to this....
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