September 30, 2009

Project 365 9.30

Barley Lentil {Vegetarian} Stew

1/4 cup margarine
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
6 cups water
3/4 cup lentils
1 liter canned tomatoes
3/4 cup pearl barley
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup shredded carrots

Saute the butter, celery and onion in a large pan. Add the water and lentils, cook for 20 minutes, then add the tomatoes, barley & spices. Simmer 45-60 minutes (until lentils are tender). Then add the carrots. Cook for 5 minutes and serve!

This nice warm stew is perfect for a cold fall day! My friend Jenny gave us this recipe a few years ago and it's one of our faves, we make it often.

September 29, 2009

Project 365 9.29

Today was Ace's first picture day at school. After school I did a quick little mini-shoot for these two kiddos.

Loved how they turned out!

September 28, 2009

Project 365 9.28

A Few Favorite Things --- Ace
For a cool project in Kindergarten, the students were asked to decorate & fill a paper bag and make it all about them. We took photos of Ace's favorite toys (because we didn't want to send them to school) and added to a mini-book I created about him --- forgot to take a photo, whoops. Above is his newest obsession, Bionicles and below is his stuffed doggie he's had since birth.

September 27, 2009

project 365 9.27

Chloe's Baby Shower
I was happy to host this baby shower for my good friend and new Mommy Cindy. It was great to have a household full of baby-cuddling women on this Sunday afternoon.
Cupcakes with cream cheese icing made by Lian, they tasted as good as they looked!
Presley was the first to hold baby Chloe at the shower
Kristy & Chloe
Guests were encouraged to bring a package of diapers, those who did were entered into a gift basket draw...a nice way for the new parents to stock up on diapers!
Tissue paper flower decorations (Martha Stewart)
Cindy & her new little lady

New Grandma Glenda
The gift packaging was amazing!

A personalized craft made by my neighbour Trina
Baby advice from guests...
This was my advice for the new parents:
One of the cutest onzies!

September 26, 2009

Project 365 9.26

Nick & Chelsie's Wedding
It was a pleasure to be hired as a second-half photographer for this wedding. A close friend of the family shot the first half of the wedding pictures and the Bride & Groom brought me in to capture the reception, speeches & dance. The room was full of happiness & smiles in celebrating the new Mr. & Mrs.

Lots of great laughs!
Lovely green lighting...helped me capture the color theme of their special day.
A beautiful evening!

September 25, 2009

Project 365 9.25

Chair Warmer
Today our puppy is sick with a doggie-flu, so she joined me in my office & curled up in my chair all-day. I hope she feels better soon.

September 24, 2009

Project 365 9.24

Hard at Work
Cory started the next job on his list this week, the local Town Office. Looking forward to this new building coming together in the next few months.

September 23, 2009

Project 365 9.23

Recipe Tin Class
Tonight I taught a class to some local women on how to make this recipe tin I designed. I love how it turned out and it compliments this stamp set perfectly. If you're interested in purchasing a kit to make one yourself (at home), I'd be happy to send one to you.
So thrilled with how it looks displayed in my kitchen!

September 22, 2009

Project 365 9.22

Baked Chicken & Stuffing Casserole
I knew we were planning on making this casserole for Tuesday-night-supper, so we invited the Irwin family over to join us for a meal. It was so nice to relax after we ate and visit for a few hours.

Here's the recipe:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 slices Swiss cheese (I substitute grated mozza)
1 - 10 oz can cream of chicken soup
2 packages Stove Top dressing
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 9 x 13 pan. Layer chicken breasts, then cheese, then soup in pan. In seperate bowl, melt butter, stir in water and stuffing. Sprinkle mixture over the soup in the pan. Cover and back for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes. Serves 5 - 6.

September 21, 2009

Project 365 9.21

Cory's Office
Thanks to some new furniture, Cory's office is coming together! He just finished putting together his custom-designed desk. It's so nice to finally have some organization for business paperwork & office clutter. I love the masculine colors and how professional it looks now. Can't wait to hang the time-zone clocks I picked up at Ikea for this room.

September 20, 2009

Project 365 9.20

Some of my favorite things this Sunday:
1) venti vanilla earl grey tea misto from Starbucks; lasted all the way from Regina
3) gold Penelope necklace from Stella & Dot
4) reading news about the next Sex & the City movie in a magazine
5) a moment to relax on our deck

September 19, 2009

Project 365 9.19

Uncle George & Shirley's Wedding
We headed to Regina for the weekend to attend this family wedding. I was thrilled to be their photographer for the day!
It was great to do wedding photography in the many options & beautiful backdrops
Almost all of their Grandchildren were in the wedding party...they were all so ADORABLE!
Sterling & Willow
Karrie & Brighton
Shirley's two twin Grandsons
One of my favorite photos of the kids from the day, Deklin at the water fountain...priceless!
Bride & her Bridesmaids
It was so special to catch up with our extended family.
Tristin with Amora
I couldn't get over how much Amora looks like my sister Christa when she was this age!
Family photo board at the reception, oh the memories!
Uncle George & Shirley also celebrated their 60th Birthdays together on this day...Happy Birthday!
Auntie Nettie and her extended family
Cory drinking Baby Duck wine...brought back memories from before we drank 'grown up' wine
The kids had SUCH A GREAT TIME!!!
Scarlett & Willow dancing
The kids all danced together till they fell asleep...a sure sign of a great wedding dance!
Uncle George & Shirley showin' off their moves on the dance floor!

What a wonderful day!