Monday, January 30, 2012

I've MOVED!!!!!!

Be sure to update your links & feeds if you normally follow me here! My new blog address is:

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

5 Fun Things Friday

5 Fun Things Friday - small

The last 5 Fun Things Friday at this address! I'm moving over HERE tomorrow.

1. Mojo Monkey Donuts. You might remember me talking about their Maple Bacon Bar long, long ago. If not, here's a refresher:

maple bacon bar

The family and I conducted lots of research for this post.


Grueling work. Here's what I was required to sample:

banana fritter

A banana fritter.

2. Hershey's Raspberry Hugs. I may or may not be on my third bag this month.


3. This TO-DIE-FOR chicken recipe (click HERE to view). Happened upon it via our E-Mealz plan for the week.

swiss chicken

4. Check out these AMAZING vintage camera nightlights!

Vintage Camera Nightlight - Ansco Cadet II w/flash

You'll find more about Jason's nightlights HERE and HERE. He even shares his process HERE!

5. Check out these precious lemon cookies (you will find them for sale HERE).

LOVE the color!

Happy Belated Friday!!!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

we have our very own Alex P. Keaton

alex p. keaton

And yes, my Christmas tree is STILL up.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

this is amazing

The view of "us" from outer space... check it out!

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5 Fun Things Friday

5 Fun Things Friday

Sorry for the delay this week; I've been working behind the scenes on my new blog design. And it's been a giant, time-consuming pain, BUT... it's going to be SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! Here's a teeny, tiny peek:

The change involves a new blog address, which is featured on the 5 Fun Things button above. I'm looking to "go live" on Monday, January 30, 2012.

Now, back to business. Below you'll find my 5 Favorite Things for the week:

1. I'm quite fond of color generators and used THIS ONE to help sync up all of my web colors. (You'll find the color hex values here in addition to all sorts of other tools.)


Big Huge Labs will also generate a color palette based on colors in a photo (how cool is that?!), click HERE to see how it works.

2. Sometimes the best "prop" is an outfit. This one would be perfect for a mini Valentine's Day session:

3. Stumbled upon this lovely piece of chocolate...

And thought it would make a beautiful Valentine's Day gift for someone special.

4. Love these vintage-inspired cards!

5. I've been craving COLOR lately and this dress is calling out to me:

Happy Belated Friday!!!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

got a few changes in the works


In addition to the new logo, packaging, and pending blog facelift I will be introducing several new products and packages. [Both digital AND print packages.]

Along with incentives for placing timely orders. And for referring friends and family my way :) But first I must tackle this dreaded pile:

My Minnesota sales tax is due to be filed in just two short weeks; just one of the many joys of owning a small business.


Once my paperwork is out of the way, I'll be able to devote myself fully to "going live" with all of the changes. I'll keep you posted on when that will happen, once I know when it will happen.


Be back on Friday with my 5 Fun Things for the week. Stay warm!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

new creations of minnesota

Tony and I first met Steve Tuttle of New Creations early last summer and have since hired him to finish our basement, trench a sump line, and fix condensation issues in our attic. Come spring, he'll be back to build us a deck.

Needless to say, we couldn't be happier with his company's work :)

When Steve asked me if I was interested in photographing a new project, I eagerly jumped at the opportunity. In all honesty, I couldn't wait to see another renovation in person.

And it was as amazing as I'd expected... just see for yourself:

new creations sign

nc full outside

nc outside close

nc back

nc other angle

nc island above

nc full

nc island

nc cookbook nook

nc moulding

nc gorgeous floor

nc sink

nc cabinet

nc splash

nc railing above

nc railing

nc fan

nc floor trim

nc stove portrait

nc island full drawers

nc artsy lighting

Interested in seeing more? Then be sure to check out their Facebook page by clicking HERE.

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life is art

watermark foot selfie words

Click HERE to see it enlarged.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

double date

watermark stars

Although we've been friends FOREVER, this was our first official double date with Tilly and her husband.

watermark walking date

No kids.

love you more

Just us hanging out and having fun.

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