Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hoping for Spring Cupcakes

Hello Sweet Readers, 
These are officially my "hoping for Spring cupcakes". I made them a bit ago and now I look at the picture and really wish for Spring. We have been having some pretty rainy and dreary weather here lately and I am ready for some warmth! I hear it's coming, so I am posting these cuties in anticipation. Hope your week is going well!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Project 365, Week 20

May 17-Oldest reading on of his "easy" 200 + page books...done in a day.

May 18 -Oldest posing for a picture after reading the sign :)

Youngest looking at me as if I've never taken his picture before


May 19 -Out my kitchen window.

May 20 -Date before open house: Chipotle "make your own taco tray"

May 21 -My husband worked half the day in the yard. He just finished in time for a torrential downpour that lasted 10 minutes.
May 22 - We had a dinner party Saturday night at our home.

May 22 - Late afternoon nap. Youngest was sleeping and oldest crawled in to join him and actually fell asleep with him. Soooo sweet!

May 23 - Not fun. Slip n' Slide disaster with youngest. Poor baby. It was a hard go at first, but now he has 1st grade bragging rights and all is good, albeit somewhat sore.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Heart Faces - Yellow

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was quite busy and eventful, as I am sure most of yours were, also.
I wanted to share my photo for the iheartfaces challenge this week. The challenge is "yellow", and I just shot this of my youngest last week. We had some mommy and son time and, after enjoying some ice cream sundaes, we went exploring on the river.  I love this shot from above. 
Be sure to check out all the other "yellow" entries at iheartfaces!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Enjoying a Smiley's Sweet!

Hello Sweet Readers! I had to share these fun pictures with you! I went on a shoot with my friend Kimberly while she took birthday photos of her sweet niece. She had asked me to make her a Smiley sweet for use in the photos and so I gladly obliged with a couple cupcakes. I took some photos of Kimberly in action and I also shot a few of her niece with my cuppies. I love how she loved them! She was so adorable at one point, she said, "I just love this!" I, of course, said, "I love that you love it!". To which she replied, "No, I said that I love this!" So adorable. So these are the pics I shot of her. She was a doll. She was patient and willing for nearly 2 hours! And at 3. Amazing.

 Please stop by my friend's photography blog to see a pro in action. She has some of her incredible  photos from this session posted here:
Kimberly Dunn Photography:
And the photos of her in action that I took are here:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Project 365, Week 19

May 10 - A pretty clean craft and computer room...

May 10 - Yummy Tuna Melt Lunch
May 11 - These B&W are of my oldest trying his best to shut his eyes just as I shoot his picture. I was practicing with back button focusing...

May 11 - Does anyone else have a pile of shoes like this near the door?!

Still May 11 - The Kiddos waiting for the pick- up line. Just 8 more day of school for my oldest...

Ha! Caught Ya!
May 12- My youngest son's class - being "normal"...

...and being "silly"

May 12 - Youngest son's turn to help me practice with BB focusing...

May 13- I got to photograph adorable Ella. She is so precious. I caught her momma in a couple too.

I think this is my favorite shot of the shoot. Just too adorable. Check out my photography blog for more of this cutie!
May 15 - He is smart, athletic and oh, so creative. This is a typical dress up costume.
May 16 - They are stylin' in their brand new "How To Train Your Dragon" shirts. My brother works for Dreamworks...helps with the fascination to have an adult addict :) Thanks for stopping by for this week of my project. Have a great week, sweet readers! 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

MSC: Tres Leche Cupcakes - My Choice!

These Tres Leche Cupcakes were different from the normal cupcakes we eat, but they were packed with flavor and so refreshing! They were very easy to make. You do have to separate six eggs, but don't they look pretty?
The "tres leches" of course stands for three milks. You make a combination of heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk and after the cupcakes are done, you poke holes in the cakes and pour the milk mixture in. It takes many pours for them to absorb and enjoy the milk. It makes a mess, but in the end, it is worth it!

After the milk has set in, you top the cakes with some fresh whipped cream and cinnamon. They were delicious!  They were dense, but moist. I'm not sure you actually need to like milk to like these, but I loved them. I hope everyone else did, too.

My son helped a bit so I had to get a picture of him enjoying them :)  Be sure to go check out everyone's take on them this month at


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