One of my favorite desserts is apple crisp. The other night I made homemade applesauce, another one of my favorites, and decided to use part of it to make mini apple crisps. I also love anything miniature :)
applesauce 4 apples peeled, cored, and chopped 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup sugar (feel free to use less) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon combine ingredients in a saucepan and cover cook for 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat.
crisp topping 1/4 cup oatmeal 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/8 cup flour 2 tablespoons unsalted butter mix together until crumbly
fill two ramekins with homemade applesauce and sprinkle with crisp topping bake in oven at 375 for about 20 minutes
On Sunday we went to the North Carolina State Flea Market. The weather was so nice outside and there were so many cool things to see. Here are some of my favorite things that I wish I could have taken home with me :)
Ever since I discovered Wisteria through Anne from the City Sage I dream about all the things I would love to order when I get their catalog in the mail. When I saw their shadowboxed shells I was inspired to try and make my own version :)
I used a shadowbox frame that was originally given to me for the tassel from my college graduation. I covered the back piece of the frame with a piece of white cardstock. Then I picked a few shells from my seashell collection and adhered them to the cardstock with small pieces of foam tape. I can't wait to hang it up!
I can't believe this will already be our second summer here in North Carolina. Over the weekend I was inspired to create this book while looking for visiting information on our local museums. I covered a small notebook I had with a colorful piece of scrap paper and labeled it fun :) After doing a little research it's filled with fun things to do that are free and inexpensive in and around Raleigh. I'll keep you updated on our adventures :)
Wedding Paper Divas is hosting an amazing contest. They have partnered with the Islands of the Bahamas to offer four unique wedding invitations suites and the chance to win a week long honeymoon escape to Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas!
To enter visit Wedding Paper Divas before June 12th. While you are there make sure to check out their destination wedding invitations collection and of course their endless supply of unique wedding invitations. Here are a couple of their new designs inspired by the Bahamas in my favorites colors :)
This week was the last week for my photography class. I loved taking this class, I learned so much about the technical aspects of photography. I only wish I discovered how much I love photography years ago. My final assignment was to take two images, one showing happiness and the other showing red. Here are the two photographs I submitted :)
In class last week we covered the different creative zone modes on my camera along with elements of exposure. My assignment was to take two photographs using a semi-automatic mode to show different depths of field. I was excited to find magnolia trees that bloomed. Here are the two photographs I submitted :)
This morning I got an email from J.Crew about their spring sale. Every year it takes me a few tries to find a swimsuit that makes me happy. I have been saving a J.Crew gift card from a swimsuit I returned last summer. I think I was more focused on wedding planning than finding a swimsuit :) Today I ordered this one from J.Crew and was so happy that it was on sale!