I've had an exceptionally good day, with some great news (hopefully I can share soon!) so I wanted to spread the goodness around.

A sale seemed appropriate.

From today til Friday, August 6th I will be having a BOGO sale at the shop.
Purchase any 8x8 (or 8x10) of your choice, type in the title of your second (free) print in "notes to seller" and zing! You're done!

Any questions, just let me know!

Thank you (times a million) to everyone who has kept this shop going with all your love, support, & inspiration. 


Feel like making Whoopie


What? What did you think I meant?
Dirty, dirty minds.....

It has been a whirlwind of weather around here. Agonizing heat during the day, and horribly thrashy thunderstorms at night. I've been at the house alone all week dog-sitting, so of course it needs to be scary outside.

Holiday catalogs generally shoot during the summer, and one of the catalogs we shoot for started this past week. I'm absolutely exhausted, and can't seem to do anything that involves a computer after work.
My evenings have evolved into a lot of grilling with friends, tip toeing around the garden, and playing with food.

Which brings me to the whoopie pies :)

These are from our local shop, but I've been searching for a recipe to make my own.

The pies were piled and set on a light blue & white checkered pillowcase which sat on this adorable wheely table that I got from Goodwill for $3! I will eventually do a before and after of that (...when I decide how to finish it.) 
The light was super perfect because a storm was rolling in and the clouds were the diffusers (btw- this was shot in our garage, with the door half open).

They are  delicious little cake sandwiches filled with frosting, for those of you unfamiliar with the whoopie mania.


Hope everything is well out in the blogosphere. 
I officially booked my tickets for Florida.
Vacation can't come soon enough!


Wix it

Happy Monday!
It's quite dreary outside, with all this rain and thunderstorming.
I pretend to mope around but secretly I enjoy it.

My website which I built using Wix was recently reviewed on their photo blog! 

Ron from Wix was so sweet in letting me know, and I read early Saturday morning.
Like... 5am early.

I think the reviewer nailed me on the head, and totally called me out on my bio (or the lack of one). I'm contemplating hiring someone to write it for me, all this nonsense about myself doesn't seem interesting to me.  Overall, I'm super excited about how it was received. It made me feel proud of my little space on the interweb :)

Anyway, please read it if you get the time!


Ahh, the weekend.

Strawberries in my ginger aleeeeeeeeee.
Because I roll like that.

Dear Humidity/Heat,
I say this on behave of the easter coasters melting with just a step outside,
please cool it off! Stop forcing our electric companies to shut down, and making our poor, poor puppies not want to play outside with us.


(A totally immature comment about the second glass in this photo. Don't the strawberries kind of look like a bikini? It made me chuckle. Didn't notice that until after I was done shooting, of course.)


early girl bakes muffins

It's totally understandable to step into cranky pants at 6:30 in the morning when someone is making a considerable amount of noise in the kitchen. I swear, I'll try my best to be quiet and something (usually large, and heavy) goes flying out of my hands onto the floor. Whoops, my bust.
But when these babies start rising and the smell reaches every floor in the house, I was greeted with smiles and "Mmmm, smells good." instead of "What the hell are you doing baking this early?"

Sweet Banana Muffins

1 cup flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas (or more!)
1/4 cup sugar (or 2 T of Splenda/Sugar blend)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin pan or line with paper muffin liners.

In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

In separate bowl, combine banana, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Blend until well mixed. Add applesauce. Slowly combine dry mixture to banana mixture. Blend well.

Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool before serving.

Makes 12 perfect muffins.

*Incase you're curious about the stats*
Calories: 79
Fat: 0.6g
Carbs: 17g
Protein: 1.8g

Time to refill my coffee cup and enjoy one of these little guys out in the back yard.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!!!

xo -T