Saturday, February 27, 2010

...project 7/52

..... okay I am going to attempt to take and upload 7 pictures per week for 52 weeks... will they all be good.. I hope so... but I am going to attempt to improve my photography skills as I work on this goal for the next 52 weeks... comments are welcome.. good and ...ummm lets just say the constructive criticism


Friday, February 26, 2010

being creative...

I found this quote while blog hopping and I couldn't help it I had to make it my own!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

...a game of tag

My bestest of friends posted this 'tag' on her blog and I thought it would be fun to join in:

You just open the first picture folder on your computer, and pick the 10th photo. Then tell us a little bit about it.

Here's mine: Not a fun or exciting picture... but this was taken right after I received my NEW Nikon D80... my very first SLR camera... I was having so much fun just taking pictures of all types of things... this is a volunteer Hollyhock plant sitti
ng next to an old brick

if I could have picked the picture to post it would have been this one... with the caption reading....

...ever feel like you've just piddled your day away?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 view of missouri

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.... these were snapped all over the country side of nw missouri... some are from my backyard and some are from my travels with work... I am blessed to be able live in such beauty and have a camera to capture it!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

i have FEARS... i have BLESSINGS

This week was the week to face and to conquer some of them... I have been so stressed out I actually got a sore throat!!
my fears...
financial disorder (working on the Financial Peace Course)
paperwork disorganization ( pretty much caught up)
being alone... (picked my self up and dusted myself off and put on my big girl panties)

when my fears got me down... I prayed continually to give me the strength to face them and get past them... and then I counted my blessings...
my blessings...
my friends (all of them...)
my family
my children
my creativity
my spirituality
my love for my Heavenly Father ('cause he loves me back)
my home (well it will be a home soon)
my ability to work out my problems
my work (i love it so much and it loves me too)
my calling.. (i love seminary)

Well that is just the beginning of a long list that resides in my heart!!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chocolate Decadence in 2 minutes....

Chocolate Cravings...
I think I have found and I have perfected the perfect chocolate fix in a pinch!! But... I actually think it would be the perfect dessert for a romantic dinner for two...

Chocolate Decadence
in 2 Minutes
2 T Vegetable oil
2 T Water
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
dash salt
2T Unsweetened cocoa powder
4T Granulated sugar
4T Flour
2T Chopped nuts (optional)
2-3 T Chocolate Chips

In a 12 oz coffee mug, add water, oil and vanilla. Stir well.
Add cocoa powder, Stir well.
Add sugar, Stir well.
Add flour & salt, Stir well.
Add nuts, stir well.

1000-Watt microwave*
90 Seconds for slightly molten center Brownie.
2 Minutes for uniformly done brownie
1500-watt microwave
60 seconds makes a molten center brownie
75 seconds make a uniformly done brownie.

Right after removing from microwave sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Let cool. enjoy with spoon... brownie is extremely hot right after coming out of microwave so be careful!

* To find out what wattage your microwave is just.. open the door and read the label. It should say it somewhere on there!!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Meg 2010

This is my motto for the new year!!