Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Proof Special!

Well, once again the springtime holidays are sneaking up on me!

Wasn't it just Christmas?? How time flies!

Before we know it, it's going to be Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day.

I always struggle with what to give my mom and dad on these holidays.
Doesn't everyone?
I mean, the traditional tie for Father's Day or a bouquet of flowers for mom just seems tired to me.

I like to do things a little bit different. Don't you?

To help you out a little, I am offering a special spring sale through the end of March.

You can get an entire set of proofs from any previous session for only $25!! This is half price and a great deal!!

They are the perfect size for a cute desktop frame and for giving as gifts.

Just think, you could put a few in a great frame and give them to Mom, put them in an album to keep for yourself, or give Dad a couple of great pictures to adorn his desk at work!

Plan ahead and give them a gift this year they will really get excited about!

Contact me now to order!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pics for the day!

Well, I had hoped to have a new post ready today.

However, Christian had other plans. In what feels like De Ja'Vu (sp??) I was home today with a little boy, throwing up. Therefore, my plans for today went out the window.

So, instead I am going to post some pictures I found that I really like. These are all cakes that I am anxious to make. They are all either really beautiful or just plain cool.

Hope you enjoy!


Sweet Baby blocks - petifores

Simple, elegant. Love it.

What a cool idea. The hydrangeas and pears are great.

How fun! Although, I must say I did not get a cake like this when I turned 16!

I could have posted way more, maybe another day.

I can't wait to try some of these!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

In the blink of an eye...

Things can happen so fast.

One minute everything is normal, fine, average. We go about our daily lives, doing our chores and complaining about the little things.

In the blink of an eye, things can go very, horribly wrong.

This is the theme of all news stories today. One horrible tragedy turned into two, and it doesn't seem to have stopped yet.

Japan has suffered a record-breaking earthquake, followed by a tsunami. Both have cost the lives of many.

This just shows us how fortunate we are. We are blessed with so much, and it could all be gone within a moment. We need to offer up our prayers for all the people affected by this horrible event. It is absolutely devastating.

It should teach us some very valuable lessons, though.

We should live our lives as if today were the last and be thankful for everything God has given us. We shouldn't put so much weight on the little things that get us so uptight.

Mostly we should tell those we love how much they mean to us.

Because, what if they were gone tomorrow?

We should make sure that we are living our lives as Christians, and not waiting to do it tomorrow.

Because, what if WE were gone tomorrow?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sick boy

Today has been one of those days...

You know, those days when you think you will get lots of chores, etc. done around the house, errands run, work, and all that. Then all that goes out the window when you get a sick child.

Yep, its been one of those days. I just hope it's the last.

Yesterday I got the call that no parent likes.

"please come and get your child, he threw up all over the place." Ugghh.... OK.

Poor Christian.

I got to the school and he looked so pitiful. He was sitting in the bathroom, just waiting for the next round (or for me to show up, whichever happened first.) So, I took him home and put him in pj's, after which he curled up on the couch.

(He has the "pitiful" look down to perfection. I think he knows it works in his favor, even when he is clearly feeling better.)

He was able to sit up and eat this morning. He asked for cinnamon toast. I figured that was probably safe...

So rather than my endless "to do" list, today has mostly been spent cleaning, disinfecting, giving meds, and snuggling to endless movies. We have watched everything from 2012 to the minions of Despicable Me.. LOUD.

In the process I have discovered a thing or two.

1. Watching loud movies makes you feel better sooner.

2. Mom's cinnamon toast makes everything better.

Monday, March 7, 2011

One day 5x7 sale!

Good afternoon folks!!
Today's post is about saving you money!

I am all about saving some money!

My lab sent me a message today saying that all 5x7's are on sale for 24 hours, so I am going to pass the savings on to you!!

Contact me now and order some 5x7 prints, with FREE linen texture. Plus, when you buy one 5x7 you will get another one for FREE!!!

Now get this cool little detail!
Most of the time a sale like this will specify that the second print must be of the same image as the first one.

NOT TODAY! Choose any prints from any of your previous sessions.

Just order before 2pm central time tomorrow!

Friday, March 4, 2011

mmmm.... cupcakes!

Well, once again this will probably be fairly short.

I posted here the other day about making the leap into Cakes as Dixie Belle's and have since started a Facebook page for those of you interested in seeing my cakes.

Thank you to all those who have visited and sent me sweet messages. It is so exciting and rewarding to do something fun with my time that people actually enjoy.

I realized when I posted that day that there were no pictures of cupcakes, only the cakes. Oops!

So, here you go! I am so excited about some of these, they are just delightful!

Now, I just have to concentrate on NOT tasting every single thing I bake....

That's gonna be tough. I LOVE CAKE.

Anyway! Here are some recent cupcakes I have done. They were quite cute and I am currently working on new designs.... (oooh, this is FUN!)

These were really beautiful! No matter what angle I shot from though I could not seem to find one that did justice to these. All gathered together it looked like a bright flower garden on my table.

I love how sweet and simple these are. I dusted them with some sweet pink, sparkly color and added some edible pearls.

Very girlie.
I have 2 boys so I don't get to do much "girlie" stuff, so these really appeal to me (and my need for some pink occasionally...)

These are so cute! When you put a whole bunch of these together you have a whole bouquet of daisies! They are smaller than a typical cupcake, perfect for the small child with small hands. Perfect for a springtime tea party!

Let me tell you, these did not last long at my house! Yum is all I can say about this one. I made some similar to this and gave them out at Christmas. They were a big hit!

I have to say that this is one of my favorites. It's elegant, but not over the top. I love the little rose buds in the bright green, but I think they would be awesome in other colors too! Imagine this for a bridal shower in her colors..... very cool!

I must add that I would have posted these sooner, but my life as a photographer would not allow me to just snap a picture on my kitchen counter.

Some of the added enjoyment I get out of this process is figuring out the color and presentation. I want them to be tasty, but they also need to stand out and look good!

More designs to come...