And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
“Anais nin “
copyrights “Kim Wilder Anderson”
My first time making "PHO Soup"
Basil & Green Onion
Olive Oil, Sesame Oil with Spices
lime is needed PHO real, I can't eat my soup with out it! 😛
yes I always need me some Jalapeño Peppers 😝
I decided I wanted to feel like a kid again and switched over from white to colored lights on the tree this year, I grew up with them. Needed some Nostalgia in my life
😃 #Happylights #Childhoodmemories #Christmas2017 #Nostalgia
There is something’ exhilarating about a early sunny morning Autumn walk, my favorite time of the year. Brilliant colors and crisp Air, #Autumn #2017 #Myfavoriteseason #Grateful #Blessed
I love walking by these beauties, the smell of horseys brings me back to the days as a child visiting my Grandparents Farm every Summer. #Farmlife
I'm so excited about receiving my "MK" Mary Kay Products from Ms Sara Christensen I love them 😍 and most of all the sweet personalized Thank you note that was included ☺️💕 The fingernail polish 💅🏻 is not only pretty but dries so fast after applying it, I was impressed and the Pink lip shimmer is amazing so moist with a little shimmer in it 😘💋💄Thank you Ms Sara. Contact her via MK Mary Kay website under Sara Christensen for your makeup and beauty needs. The products I purchased are Nail polishes in "Pink Escape" (bottom) (Upper) "Blush Rose" Shimmering Lip Stick in "Posh Pink" Customer service was outstanding and I received my items promptly! #Marykay #Makeup #Beauty
Nothing like a fresh peach after dinner. 😊 we planted a few fruit trees this Spring and I was super excited to see fruit on them already. The baby peaches are cute and tiny but they were ripe so I picked one and OH MIGHTY it was sweet and tasty. Lately I have been lacking energy so I've altered my diet somewhat and tried Quinoa for the first time, WHAT? Why haven't I eaten this before. I've never heard of it until a family friend of ours who's a fitness trainer recommended it. I'm so loving it, It is high in protein and vitamins giving me the energy I need, I prepared it with chicken and some veggies, seasoned with a little Olive oil and Rosemary, OUTSTANDING 😋. Read the benefits it has http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-quinoa#section2
"Chocolate Zucchini Bread" Zucchini fresh from the Garden. #Baking #Zucchini #Farmfresh #Garden #Foodies #Chocolate See Below for recipe
1/2 C. Butter
1/3 C Oil
1 3/4 Sugar
1 1/2 teas Vanilla
1/2 C Milk
1 TBLS Vinager
Mix all the above ingredients in large mixing bowl
Gradually add dry ingredients
2 1/2 C Flour
4 TBLS Baking Cocoa
1/2 teas Baking Powder
1 teas Cinnamon
2 C Grated Zucchini
3/4 bag of Chocolate Chips ( Optional) but the Best 😛 Bake @ 325 Degrees for 1 hr 30 minutes.
"The Lady Washington" and "Hawaiian Chieftain" are in Port Ludlow Wa Marina and ready for Vessel tours and Evening Sailing. I was fortunate enough to have caught "The Lady Washington who is famous for her role in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" in mid evening sail last night. Click on the link below to see the tour and sailing schedule.
While shopping in Port Townsend yesterday I couldn't help but notice these three ladies standing in Nintey degree weather, dressed in black. I admired them for standing in the gap for other women who don't have the freedom as I have. I was enjoying my stroll through the beautiful and unique shops of Port TownsendI with my mother, visiting from the South. I stopped to ask if I could take thier photo and nodding their heads yes without saying a word they were silenced for victims of violence & war. Soon after taking a photo I felt more thankful for the life I lead and the freedom I have. #Humanrights #Womenchangingtheworld #Porttownsend #Standinginthegap #standingforwhatyoubelievein
Love our local trails • Props to all who volunteer to keeping these trails in immaculate condition and inspire us along our journey 👍🏻☺️ #Portludlow #Portludlowtrails The Resort at Port Ludlow #Hiking #trails #Washingtontrails #PNW
Are you looking to entertain in your backyard and wanting a new look? ( Something different not your ordinary ) Perhaps a small intimate setting with a soft Victorian feel or a Garden Party surrounded with floral ambiance. ? Tired of the standard basic outdoor furniture ? Lately I have been into outdoor decor for entertaining. and love the look of unmatched but a tastefully done area, it's all about presentation. I am in awe of the Floral themed Cottage Garden Party/ Victorian vibe, its fresh intimate with a romantic flare.
I came across some lovely pieces @ Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson in Port Townsend. These chairs are perfect for that scene. I am disappointed as my back yard has more of a ranch feel but I am so so so In love with these Vintage ensembles.
By selectively Placing a few chairs with a few coffee and unique side tables along with a couch makes a wonderful place to your outdoor entertaining.
check out Pinterest for inspiration.
East Jefferson "Habitat for Humanity" of Port Townsend WA is your "GO TO" Unique not your everyday pieces.
Indoor furniture has become a new trend to your outdoor entertaining. Mixing up texture and prints but comfortable to sit in.
Go by to seek out your backyard vision. New merchandise comes in every week. Wednesday @ 10:00 AM is the start of a new beginning to your new look and a gratifying way to help support a Community.
4 new additions to our family farm 🐣🐥🐥🐥☺ #peeps #farmlife #babychicks #Australorp #australianchicken #peeppeep
My Easter Cake I made and I still have a sweet foodies hangover 😫 however I'm proud of the way it turned out Because it started out as a train wreck 😬 it kept leaning the higher I stacked it. I had to bust a move and jam a whole lot of frosting in between to keep her upright 😝 #Eastercake #foodies #Cake #foodplayer #Strawberries #Chocolate #Rasberries #lemoncake #chocolatedrizzle #Foodblogger
Vintage pieces married together make a DIY Cake Stand into beautiful Glass Art.
This is a light Beautiful pink "Depression Glass" plate etched in a floral pattern w/ rippled edging.
The bottom of the cake stand is actually a Pink colored vintage Glass Lamp shade I purchased at St Vincent De paul,s in Bremerton WA I fell in love with it, and was bought to find a lamp base for the bedroom.
, I had been looking for a cake stand, what seems like forever but nothing i had seen I liked. They were mostly way to heavy or very bland looking. So one day as I was cleaning up in my bedroom I had a light bulb creation moment and looked at these two vintage glass pieces I thought why not put them together and see what it looks like, well this is what was created and I am very happy with it. The only problem I have now is how to marry the two together. Do i glue them together and hope that it doesn't smear or maybe I need a glass blown artist to take a look at it.. We will see, if neither one is feasible ill still keep looking for that cake & lamp stand and use the plate for pretty tasty treats :)
A little over a Year ago I had the honor of doing a photo shoot of Jessy and her bridal party, the day of her and Joshes Wedding. This year I was honored again by taking part in her and Joshes Baby reveal. "Congratulations Josh and Jessy"
I wanted to capture these photos in black and white, I love how it gives a soft & romantic feel to them. Jessies Gown is a White lace with a red waist band and looked beautiful on her. I will post more colored photos with her and her bridal party at a later date.
It was a pleasure & honor to spend the Morning with this beautiful bride Jessy. When I first arrived Ms. Jessy had a Chai Latte drink waiting for me, a gift she said to say thank you for driving so far and for being there so bright and early, I was so touched that she thought of me and how kind it was of her. Jessy asked me a few months back that her main photographer was going to be taking photos of the guys getting ready and if I would be interested in taking photos of her and her bridesmaids, I told her I wasn't seasoned in indoor lighting and had never done a wedding party before but she had confidence in me so I want to say Thank you for having faith and taking a chance on me. Congratulations to you and Josh, you really put together a fun and wonderful wedding! Many Blessings to you both :)
Excited 😜 First step to my cut flower garden 🌸🌺🌼💐😍 Colorful mix to attract #hummingbirds #butterflies #flowers #flowerchild #flowergarden #zinnias #gladiolus #dahlia #floralmix
Love me some fruit and yogurt fondue ☺deee Best 😛 #fondue #fruit #yogurt #foodie #mandrinorange #peaches #pinnapple #snack #Strawberries #Yummy #😍
#Tulip #Pedals #iphonephotography
My little lady Paris had to involve herself into the photo shoot
I was browsing Pinterest one evening and ran across Floral Ice cubes. They are so pretty with some of the exotic flowers they use, It sparked a interest and I couldn't wait to try them . I woke up early one morning around 3:30am and could not get back to sleep so I went downstairs into the kitchen, turned my music on and this is what I created. I had Tulip pedals available to me so that is what I experimented with. I would like to try other small flowers next time.
As I was making these floral cubes and putting them into a glass, I thought to myself Oh my gosh some of these flowers could perhaps be poisonous and probably not a good idea to put them into actual drinks I or someone else will be drinking. I need to research what flowers are edible because I would love to actually use them come this Spring and Summer, they would be gorgeous for a Garden Party. or a wedding and with Easter approaching it would be fun to create something special in a pretty punch bowl. I also ran across a beautiful staging presentation with a lovely ice bucket and a bottle of fancy Champagne surrounded by pretty floral ice cubes, perfect for any event.