18 January 2011
This photo conveys a lot of things that make me happy :)
Taking photos make me happy and I have my Dad to thank for introducing me to this hobby when I was 9.
Working with my husband make me happy. I feel so blessed to have him.
Taking photos, especially portraits of children make me happy. I love babies and children, and capturing their smiles, full of pure joy that only children are capable of, is simply amazing.
Cool, sunny afternoons lounging around in UP make me happy. It almost makes me burst into song (...the hills are alive...)
So many things make me happy. I'll be sure to post more similar photos in the future. :)
Posted at Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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12 January 2011
My Daddy made this for me. I keep it in a small pouch that my Mom knitted for me. They always tell me to pray the rosary everyday and to never ever leave home without it.
Posted at Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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09 January 2011
This is the closest thing I have of a picture of the town I live in. It's all beautiful skies and a mixture of old and new architecture; townhouses, old houses and medium rise condos; and a smattering of wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, spas, and schools.
Posted at Sunday, January 09, 2011
08 January 2011
Today, my make up bag contains these. It changes depending on where we're headed. :)
Photo taken with my iPod. I'm impressed :D
Clockwise starting from upper left hand corner: Benefit Some Kind A Gorgeous, TBS Lip Gloss, Mac 187 SE, Vegan Travel Eyeshadow brushes, TBS Tea Tree Oil Concealer, TBS Lipstick, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Perversion, Muji Eyelash Curler, Pixi Mineral Make Up Kit.
Posted at Saturday, January 08, 2011
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06 January 2011
Mix and scrape. It took a few minutes.
I chilled it overnight and served it with a side of chocolate ganache.
There are a couple of things that I need to tweak, but as far as taste goes, Nards says it's yummy. He couldn't stop eating it. (Note: he's very biased.)
Turtle Cheesecake Pie Recipe
- 2 cups crushed Oreo cookies-(don't use Double Stuff)
- 6 T melted butter
- 1-14 oz bag of Kraft caramels
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 3-8oz packages of cream cheese
- 3/4 cup sugar (I use Splenda)
- 3 eggs
- 1Tbsp vanilla flavoring
- 2 squares Baker's
- (optional) Raspberries to decorate
Mix Oreos and butter together until all are moistened. Pour and press into bottom and 1/2" up sides of a 9" springform pan. Put milk & caramels in a bowl and microwave until melted-stirring every 30 seconds. Stir pecans into melted caramels. Pour half of caramel mix onto crust and smooth out with spatula. Set aside remaining caramel. Chill crust 15 minutes. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on low speed of mixer until fluffy (5-7 min).
Add eggs 1 at a time beating on after each. Pour cheesecake mix on caramel layered crust.
Bake 300* 65-70 minutes until center is almost done. Run knife around edges to loosen. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top w/remaining caramel mix. Melt chocolate and drizzle over cake. Chill covered until ready to serve.