The Great Egg Hunt

This weekend the kids and I put a new spin on toilet-papering our friends… Not that I’ve ever taken my kids TP-ing.

We filled four dozen plastic eggs, made four of these little cards, and hid the eggs in the yards of four families we know. (In broad daylight)

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We used the hashtag to encourage our friends to keep the fun alive! Here is the photo file so you can use this idea too!

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My Favorite Things Photo Challenge

FavoriteThings Challenge

I’ve been purposefully taking better pictures this year, and learning as much as I can from the blogs of others… I hope you enjoy this “How To” list I put together, as you take on this personal photo challenge seeking improvement in your own photography!

Raindrops on roses   http://www.ehow.com/how_7877604_photograph-dew-drops.html

Whiskers on kittens  http://www.catster.com/cats-101/take-great-cat-photos

Bright copper kettles  http://instanthotshots.com/product-photography-tips-how-to-shoot-shiny-metal-or-surfaces.html

Warm woolen mittens  http://knittyprofessors.blogspot.com/2010/01/photographing-knitting-lesson-1.html

Brown paper packages tied up with strings  http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/how-to-make-photograph-gift-tags/pictures/index.html

Cream colored ponies  http://www.better-digital-photo-tips.com/how-to-take-horse-pictures.html

Crisp apple strudels  http://whiteonricecouple.com/photography-travels/food-photography-tips-tutorials/

Door bells  http://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/guide-to-architectural-photography

Sleigh bells http://www.photographyblogger.net/22-beautiful-musical-instrument-pictures/

Schnitzel with noodles  http://www.foodportfolio.com/blog/food_photography/food_photgraphy.html

Wild geese   http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2008/12/how-to-photograph-wildlife

The moon http://photographylife.com/how-to-photograph-moon

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/bridal-party-photos

Snowflakes   http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-snowflakes-with-a-dslr

My nose and eyelashes  http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2010/10/how-to-photograph-your-own-eye

Silver white winters http://www.wexphotographic.com/blog/how-to-photograph-winter

Spring  http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/photograph_spring_foliage

Great Read for a Plane Ride (eBook)

 Great Read for a Plane Ride (eBook)

A 17-year-old living in suburban San Diego, Samantha can see exactly what her future holds – school, a job, and eventually a grown-up life in the suburbs. But she wants more. Adventure, travel, romance, excitement: she wants to have it all. When her hidden talent is discovered, a top-secret organization offers her everything she wants. There is just one rule: once she starts, she can’t go back.

Buy it on Amazon, iBooks and in the Sony store $3.25

Gluten-free Pumpkin Waffles

I started writing this blog to record my attempts with all things Pinteresting. I’m so glad you’ve stumbled on it!

This morning I found a recipe for gluten-free pumpkin pancakes: http://www.houseofbrinson.com/home/2013/4/18/a-confession-pancakes.html#.UmPxNpm9LCR

I decided to alter it a bit, using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices, and milk instead of almond milk. I added almost a half cup more milk than the recipe requested, and it was still too thick for pancake batter… So I made waffles!

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Matchy Matchy: my Vera Bradley decoupage style notebook

I love Vera Bradley products! I love getting all of the matching accessories, from stationary to wallets that coordinate with my favorite bags.

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I must admit, I’m a little disappointed that the laptop skins are not being sold in the newest patterns. So when it was time for a new computer bag, I started with the available laptop skins, selected Hello Dahlia, then bought a bag to match!

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But there are no stationary items (that I could use) left in Hello Dahlia so I was forced to get crafty!

With the strips of adhesive laptop skin left after outfitting my computer, and a little fancy patterned packing tape, I decorated a set of Moleskin notebooks. Not bad!

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