Through The Lens Thursday: Together

Or, as they toddler says “too-gedduh”.

I made some gluten free popcorn party mix for the girls’ Easter parties at school tomorrow. (It’s super easy, but if you want the recipe, check it out on Today’s Work At Home Mom…and feel free to take a look around while you’re there).

Food photography is tough, which is why I was excited to practice for this week’s prompt. I need a set-up with “walls” and a surface to put the food on, though. For now, I clear off (part of) my kitchen counter.

Now, excuse me while I try not to eat all of the treats.

(OH! And um…in case you didn’t put it TOGETHER, I mixed all of this stuff TOGETHER into a super yummy and addictive party treat. So, there ya go.)

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Through The Lens Thursday is meant for self-improvement, so please….constructive criticism is welcome!

Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison of Writing, Wishing and I are doing this year.

Don’t forget to join our Flickr group or share your own posts if you’d like to follow along and work on your own photography! And use the hashtag #throughthelensthursday to connect with others working on it, too.

Next week’s prompt is WATER.


Project 365: Week 15

Well, shoot. I haven’t been able to publish this on time in several weeks, have I? I’m sure there’s a reason for that? Anyway, once again, if you’re looking for #iPPP (which you should be linking up to, you guys), head over to Angela Y’s or Angela A’s places. April 6 At the Comic ConContinue Reading

What NOT to do the week before a half marathon.

This Saturday morning*, I’ll be running my third half marathon, and the one for which I have a specific time goal in mind (before now, it’s been “to finish” and “to take pictures with Disney characters and then finish.” I’ve been training almost nonstop for months. I’m ready for this race/really want to get itContinue Reading

Through The Lens Thursday: Books

We went to St. Louis this past weekend, and while I was at Bloggy Boot Camp, my kids, husband, and mom went to the City Museum and other fun stuff. While they were there, they got to pick out a souvenir, and the girls both chose crystal growing kits. I, being the holder of anContinue Reading

Project 365: Week 14

If you’re looking for #iPPP, it’s still happening. Just not here for a couple of weeks. I need a break, yo. So head on over to Angela YBlood’s or Angela A’s places and link up there! March 30 Erv’s 3rd birthday party. March 31 Last day of March. And the day Erv sang “carrots andContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Self

I had planned to take a picture of myself yesterday, when I had my hair done and makeup on. We were going to celebrate my niece’s birthday, so I had visions of setting up the camera and using the remote to get a few captures of me getting ready to go out, or after IContinue Reading

April Fools #ippp

The eight year old has been talking about April Fool’s Day all week. He’s been plotting, planning, and reading up on it. Specifically, from April Fool’s Day From the Black Lagoon*. He asked me last night if they could have muffins for breakfast, so he could stick Lego guys (that he didn’t like very much) inContinue Reading

Project 365: Week 13

I’m glad this week is over. The end. March 23 I cried on Sunday morning when I finished the Book Thief. Then I cried some more thinking about Erv’s birthday the next day and the week to come. March 24 Erv’s third birthday! And for “I” week, the preschooler brought the first grader in forContinue Reading

Through The Lens Thursday: Looking Down

We’re knee deep in big changes around here. Namely, big boy beds and potty training. When I took down the crib this morning, there was a huge tantrum with crying and yelling (from both of us). A lot of it stemmed from the fact that there was a bedtime battle about climbing out of theContinue Reading

Birth and Death Together #iPPP

I stand over his high chair as he tentatively takes a finger scoop of red icing, poised with my camera to capture the first taste. I see the look of pleasant surprise, and the twinkle in his eye as he digs further into the small circular cake each time, finally scooping up handfuls and shovingContinue Reading