Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
People are always asking me where I get my bows for my daughter. Actually I bought most of them during my travels because I could not find any I liked here in town. I just got sent this link for bows. I like the styles and the prices. Visit Cherry on Top. They have many sizes. Large bows to teeny bows for the little, little ones! I like the sheer bows. I don't see these often.
T'is the Season!
It is time for Christmas pics again! Don't wait till the last minute and miss this deal! I have adorable new card designs to choose from.
Get a mini session and 50 custom cards for $175. Also includes a free accordion wallet book. Buy more books as gifts for family, 40% off! Offer good until Nov. 6th. Space is limited so schedule your session now!
Friday, October 9, 2009
This mommy came to me with pictures that a model had taken, so we tried to recreate those pics, and I think this mommy is way more beautiful than the "model" she showed me originally. She made the shoot so easy and effortless. It was incredible.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I have to share this recipe. These cookies are soft, not too gooey and just melt in your mouth!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Each unit batch makes about 30 to 40 cookies 1 ½ ” to 2 ” in finished diameter; multiply as desired
(The yield may be lower if you eat too much of the dough.)
Mix dry ingredients:
2 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
Soften 1 stick of margarine or butter (do not melt, merely soften)
(I prefer Imperial brand)
Blend in ¼ cup of plain old white sugar
Blend in ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
Add 1 egg
Add ¾ tsp vanilla extract
Add dry ingredients; the mixture will be stiff
(This is the key to keeping the finished cookie tall and soft. Less than adequate flour will lead to chocolate chip crackers like most people make)
Add about 12 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips
(Remember that the dough serves merely as a binder. The real purpose of the cookie is to be chocolate delivery device.)
Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet
(I use teaspoons to get spheres about 1 ” in diameter.)
Preheat oven to about 380 F
Bake for about 9 to 11 minutes, depending on the color of the cookie sheet
(I have a bright, newer sheet that takes 11 minutes and an old, discolored sheet that takes about 9 minutes)
Do not over bake; check for the color of the peaks. They should be just turning medium brown.
Cool on waxed paper
Eat while warm accompanied with very cold milk
Day old cookies can be partially rejuvenated by microwaving them at about 8 seconds per cookie
That is a stock photo. We ate them all before I took a picture! It is a good idea of what they look like.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
It's official! I am working Weddings with my sister Sarah of Griffin Photography. Sarah started shooting weddings shortly after she got bit by the photography bug over 12 years ago. She runs her studio out of New Braunfels, and is ready to take on the Corpus Christi Wedding Market. Visit my site and click on "weddings" to see her work. More information on weddings will be coming soon.