Monday, September 26, 2011

A Spin Around

paige and i decided to take a spin around the block to see how nature is changing. Not a lot yet as far as change but found a few opportunities to feed a recent liking i've had towards earthy, rustic, retro-y type things. it's hard to explain really.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Funnel Cakes

if you've ever had a funnel cake you know how wonderful they are.....YUM!!!

i recently came across a few recipes for funnel cakes and knew i HAD to give it a try. what? make funnel cakes at home?! get out! like some other food favorites of ours...being able to make these foods at home can be dangerous. and i'll forewarn you now.....

it's SO SO hard to eat just one.

don't say i didn't warn you. :D


i highly recommend using an iron skillet.


and, make sure to place your cooked cake on paper towel. gotta soak up some of that oil.


then a dusting of the wonderful powdered sugar.


a very happy girl!!


this recipe makes a pretty good batch of cakes

mix dry first:

3 cups of all purpose flour

1/4 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

wet ingredients

2 and 1/4 cups of milk

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (i usually use the cap to measure)

3 whole eggs

mix wet into dry ingredients

heat canola oil in the skillet and then use a funnel like object to pour your batter into

the skillet so that you can swirl it. fry until golden brown on both sides and puffed up a bit.

remove from skillet when done, place on paper towel on a plate and dust with powdered sugar.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011





peppers make a great subject....don't you think? i came across these pictures and forgot all about them! i'm trying to remember what exactly we were making at that time. i'm sure whatever it was turned out really good....all because of these peppers. :0)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Reminiscing: Fall Beauty


one of my most favorite shots during fall. :0) i hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend.