My Favorite Place I love the peace of this place, this quite shady spot toward the back of our property, my favorite place on our property. Even on a hot summer day, the breeze blows through the leaves and the shade keeps us cool. This is the go to spot for an impromptu summer day […]

my favorite place

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Jun 5, 2020

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Roasted Broccoli with Walnuts Years ago I found this delicious recipe for orecchiette with roasted broccoli and walnuts in an issue of Real Simple Magazine.  I quickly became a fan!  I love pasta!  All kinds of pasta, except fettuccine Alfredo that I had a very unfortunate, but comical incident with in college!  Alfredo sauce is […]

Roasted broccoli with walnuts

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May 18, 2020

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Promenade Park Engagement Session I’m so excited to share this Promenade Park engagement session with you!    This was my first day back to photographing after the quarantine and Alex and Geoff made it such a wonderful session!  If you think you’ve seen them before on the blog, you’re right!  They scheduled a Valentine Day […]

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May 14, 2020

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What to wear for an engagement session “Our engagement session is coming up, what should we wear?  Should we match?  Dressy or casual?  We’ve never had professional photos taken together before.  They’ll be used for our save the date cards.  And our wedding website…  Mom mentioned displaying them at our wedding.  I really want them […]

Spring blooms at Purdue University Engagement Session- Bell Tower

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May 6, 2020

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Crunchy Oat Waffles Happy Monday everyone!  The stay home order has been lifted and if you’re like me, maybe you’re heading back to work today.  If you’re lucky enough to have a leisurely weekend morning, these crunchy oat waffles make a wonderful breakfast.  They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside with […]

Crunchy Oat Waffles

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May 4, 2020

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Grandma’s Recipe We all have a favorite recipe from Grandma.  The first thing I thought of when I thought of  Friday Favorites, is of sharing one of my own favorite grandma’s recipes.  Ironically, the recipe isn’t from my grandma’s kitchen but from the kitchen of Sheridan High School.  My grandma spent many years not just […]

grandma's recipe

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May 1, 2020

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Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Rachael Ray has a fabulous recipe for Smokey Turkey Shepherd’s Pie.  I love Rachael Ray and several of her recipes are staples in our house.   Like most recipes though, I like to make my own modifications that as a result, make it a better fit our family. Add nutrition,  and keep the […]

Turkey Shepard's Pie

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Apr 20, 2020

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Tips to look your best on your wedding day I wanted to take a few minutes to give you some easy tips to look your best on your wedding day.  You’ve invested a lot of time and money in planning your big day.  The majority of the pictures of the day will include you, so […]

Magical Winter Wedding photo by Simply Seeking Photography

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Apr 15, 2020

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Dark Chocolate Pistachio Granola This morning I had dark chocolate pistachio granola for breakfast and it was AMAZING!!!  Oh my,  so good!  If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know I clearly LOVE granola!  I’ve been enjoying trying out different varieties of granola and so far not one has disappointed!    Although the ingredients […]

DARK CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO GRANOLA

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Apr 13, 2020

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The Real Contentment Challenge Last week I received a congratulatory email from Nancy Ray for completing her contentment challenge.  I had to laugh because I feel like the real contentment challenge has just begun!  Last Monday, March 23rd, our state announced a stay-at-home order due to the corona virus effective March 24, 2020 through April […]

the real contentment challenge

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Apr 9, 2020

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