Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DC Kite Festival 2010

Unfortunately we had another commitment on our time, so we didn't get to see "crafty" fly.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Did I mention it is spring here?
I went to the kite festival on Saturday (pictures to come later) and
we stopped by to check out the blossoms.
They are not in full bloom yet, but will be very soon.
I can't wait! I love this time of year!
Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Green Month

I love March because everything starts to turn green again.
It is the new shade of green with a yellow hint to it.
I have been working on a colors project for some personal work.
I will post a couple pictures this month from my green series.
Let me know what you think - I like comments!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tasty Fish?

I don't really care for fish - I don't really like the smell or when it tastes "fishy."
But I was feeling brave on Valentines Day and decided to make
something I have never made before ... and that was fish!
And guess what? I make great fish! Not too fishy and lots of flavor!
I love it when people share their amazing recipe finds with me, so I am sharing this one.
I got the recipe from and made the suggested changes.
Baked Halibut Steaks
Serves-4 | Prep Time-15 min. | Cook Time-15 min.

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 (6 oz) Halibut steaks
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1. Marinate Halibut steaks for about 1 hour in Italian Dressing.
2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a shallow baking dish.
3. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat and stir in zucchini, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Remove saucepan from heat and mix in tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper.
4. Arrange Halibut steaks in a single layer in the prepared baking dish. Spoon equal amounts of the zucchini mixture over each steak. Top with feta cheese. (I used garlic and herb feta cheese).
5. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. (Cover the fish loosely with tin foil for first 8 minutes to keep the feta from browning too much)
**Using fresh ingredients makes a big difference in the taste!

We also sautéed button mushrooms as a side to our fish dish!

One more note - I got my fish from Trader Joes - they have freeze dried halibut.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Favorites

I found this blog through a friend and I love it.
They post some really great recipes - and I like all of the recipes I have tried so far.
If you like to try new dishes and like cooking - check out this blog.

Friday, March 12, 2010


We had a little party at our place to celebrate the Olympics
(and to try to advertise our empty room that is available for rent!)
I made this little petite cupcakes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Little Warren

I love this picture above where he is just looking at his dad - I love the expressions!

I had so much fun photographing little Warren and his family.
Such a cutie. I love, love those little shoes.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Inspiration Give Away Winners

Thank you for all of your comments, I loved reading your thoughts.
I will share a few of my inspirations.
The prints I am giving away all coordinate with the things that inspire me.
In no particular order:

The changing of the season is always a great inspiration to me.
The leaves that change the most beautiful shades of colors - I love it.
The two fall pictures below are taken in Maine.

Another thing that inspires me is the LDS Temple. These are two pictures of the DC Temple.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
My beliefs are the basis of so much of my inspiration.

Snow in the spring.
I am one of those crazy people who really likes the snow.
Especially when it comes as a surprise and coats the fresh green spring leaves.

Now for the winners!
You can choose any of the images in this post.
You will receive an 8x10 (or 8x8) of the image of your choice.

I used a random number picker and the results are:
*Number 6 is the first winner - Camille
*Number 10 is the second winner - bskinn
*Number 5 is the third winner - Lex

If you are one of my 3 winners - please contact me and let me know what print you would like as well as the address I should send your print to.

Later this month I will be doing another give-away for framed prints as well as bigger prints!

Monday Favorites

My February Favorites will become Monday Favorites
because I have a few more blogs I think are worth sharing.

If you have not visited The Big Picture - do it.
You won't regret it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Inspiration Give Away

What inspires you?
What lifts your spirits when you are down?
What gives you joy?

I will be drawing 3 random winners to receive a free print from me.
You will get to choose from several of my fine art prints (I will post pictures on Monday).

How do you win?
It is easy - post a comment on my blog telling me what inspires you.
You must post your comments by Sunday, March 7th at 11:59pm EST.

I can't wait to hear what inspires you.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1st

Guess what?
Today is March First.
I didn't get my free giveaway completed in February.
Sorry to get your hopes up and then dash them.

So ...
To make it up to you.
I am going to have TWO giveaways in March.
One next week.
One at the end of March.

Here's to the best month of the year!!