Thanksgiving with the Family – 2014

Wow – Everyone in the same house for more than a day or two and things can get crazy! I wouldn’t have it any other way!!

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Walking in a Michigan Winter Wonderland

Wow, the weather in Michigan this winter has been horrendous. Frigid temperatures one week, then 40’s the next. And lets not forget the “Polar Vortex”!!

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2013 – Summer Projects!

Wow – It has been a very busy summer! Take a look!!

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Flash light, some old incense and wild imaginations…

So, I have always wanted to try my hand at smoke photography, but I just never seemed to find the time. Well, my 13 year old cousin came over for the weekend to help me clean out the garage. While she was here she begged and begged me to try this. So, needless to say we were up until 1 in the morning trying almost anything that we could thing of. Amid all the giggles, there were a few that turned out pretty cool for our 1st try!! Here are a few of those shots!!

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The Gray area of sisterhood…

I had so much fun with these sisters. I wish I could spend more time with them!

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Friends and Sisters

I was going through some old photo’s from a few years ago and I found these! I had never posted them so I though that I would share! I had so much fun that day. I begged some friends to pose for me and here is just a little of what we got!!

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Mason Jar Christmas Decorations

So, I needed two hanging Christmas decorations to go on the posts on my porch. With as much shopping as I have done this week, I knew that buying something new was not an option!. So I started digging through my craft stuff and Christmas stuff and here is what I came up with…

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Home-Made Ranch Chex Mix

WOW, was this amazing. I need someone to hide the left overs from me, so that I stop eating it! I had a big photography day planned last Saturday, and I wanted to provide a cheap and easy snack for all my clients, but I wanted it to be unique. So I decided to try my hand at making some chex mix. Well,  the chex Mix turned out great, but I can’t say the same for my big day. It rained cats and dogs all day so I had to cancel my mini-session. But, now I have a TON of chex mix and it is so good I can’t seem to stop eating it! Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

9 cups Corn Chex Mix Cereal (I used the cheaper meijer brand)

2 cups mini-Pretzels

2 cups Cheeze It’s

4 tbls butter (I used I can’t believe it’s not butter)

1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix

1. Mix your Chex, Pretzels and Crackers in a Large microwave safe bowl.

2. In a smaller (micro safe) bowl or sauce pan (I used sauce pan) melt the butter.

3. Once the butter is melted it drizzle some over the top of the mix. Once a little is dizzled, the fun part begins!! Mix the contents of the bowl until the buttered part is no longer on top. Continue with this process mixing thoroughly to be sure that everything gets covered with the butter. This will ensure that your ranch mix sticks to the chex mix.

4. Open your ranch packet and dump about 1/3 of the contents on the top of the buttered mixture. Then dive in with your hands again and mix thoroughly.  Continue this process until all the contents of the Ranch packet has been used and the mix is mixed up!

5. Place your bowl of mixture in the microwave on high heat for 1 minute. Take out and mix again. Repeat for 4 total minutes in the microwave, mixing after each minute.

6. Set out to cool, you can dump on a cookie sheet to cool or just poor into another bowl and then let it sit to cool.

7. Store in an air tight container and enjoy!!