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    I'm glad you're here in my little corner of the web. Just a little to introduce me: I'm a married stay at home momma of 5 kids from 11-1. My family is very important to me. I love them. My hubby and I are raising our kids in a small southern Alberta town. I love to cook and bake for my family and anyone else. I love to document our lives through my lens because I think it helps me to be a better mother and wife. It helps me see the beauty in my everyday life and in the world around me. I love to craft with my kids and on my own too. I hope you'll stay a while. And that you'll come back again and again. I'd love to hear your thoughts so send me an email or comment on a post.

    And... if you haven't noticed, I'm changing things up a bit right now so there maybe a few funny gaps here and there.... excuse the dust as I tinker around! :)

Well this sweet little girl is so sweet. And she comes to a really fun family. I was going to be there for the delivery and we were texting back and forth, things were slow, then before I could even get out of Raymond to head to Lethbridge she’d already joined the world! So instead we spent a little time together one afternoon. I just love these guys. And aren’t they beautiful! All of this is natural light. We just moved around in the house to work with the light that was coming in the windows. I love how dramatic some of the last ones we got are! Some of these are my favorites that I’ve ever taken. Helps that I just love the momma too!

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  • August 19, 2014 - 6:21 am

    Naomi - So sweet rhonda. Just lovely!

  • August 19, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    Kristin Smith - These are AMAZING!!!!
    What beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

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First off I have to say Happy Anniversary to Regan. It’s 14 years today that we got married. And what a lovely thing it is to be married. Love him. Love us.

And now here’s 15 pictures. My mom came over and we spent the day painting. If you follow me on Instagram you’d have seen the picture I painted.

15on15th(new)

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As always, go and check out my friend Tracy’s day too.

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If you follow along with Project Life Stuff you’d see this past week that Becky Higgins announced that she was teaming up with Heidi Swapp for some Project Life goodies and kits. This is awesome to me. Because although I love the simplicity and organization of Becky Higgins, I am lot more of the creative disorganization that is Heidi Swapp. I mean that completely lovingly in every way to Heidi. She is artistic and pushes the boundaries in artistic pursuits. Her style is completely opposite of Becky. I like to play with paints and get messy. Really its on of the reasons I could never switch all the way to digital. I like playing with all the stuff that is art. I’m kind of getting off on a tangent here…. so back to my point. Love that they collaborated and made some really cute stuff. I was in Lethbridge so I stopped at Michael’s and picked some up! And here some is on this spread! It also has Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn stuff as well!

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This is a close up of one of the Heidi Swapp cards that I watercolored!

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Here is another one!

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Fun fun stuff and if I don’t have time and need to do a quick page I can still do that too. But if I DO have time I can play with paints and other fun things!

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  • August 19, 2014 - 8:26 am

    Jackie - Looks great :)

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I love buying clothes for my girls. And I love dressing them up. And I love it when they are happy to pose for me. And I love great light. All of it together… my favorite!!! This is Norah at 18 months. She is wearing a sweet little dress from Baby Gap that I bought when I first found out I was having a baby girl. And she is wearing some new little shoes from a great site called Fledge Feet which is run by a girl named Callie. She is sweet and a small business. A great thing to support! The shoes are the nutmeg and eden flower soft soled shoes. Super duper cute fold over high tops!! Love them! So here is Norah, in cute clothes and cute shoes and happily posing in great light. Win-Win.:)

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  • August 14, 2014 - 7:22 am

    Naomi - Oh my. Everything about these photos are adorable! Love!

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I was thinking the other day about the basics in the kitchen. And the kinds of recipes I’d want Lucy (and my boys if they’d want) to know how to make that would give her a good foundation for future kitchen activity. And one thing that is so basic is chocolate cupcakes. I tried quite a few recipes to find one I liked. After trying out 4 different ones, I liked this one the best from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

1 cup (240ml) water
1/2 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 and 1/3 cups (167g) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line 14 muffin cups with liners.

Over high heat, bowl the water in a small saucepan. Pour the unsweetened cocoa powder into a medium sized bowl and mix with boiling water until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature by placing in the refrigerator as you prepare the other ingredients.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric hand or stand mixer, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat only until *just* combined. In a steady stream, add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.

Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full with batter. Bake for 16-19 minutes, keeping an eye on them to avoid even the slightest burning (which will lend dry cupcakes). My cupcakes took 17 minutes and a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool before frosting.

 

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But my favorite icing is totally this one from The Brown Eyed Baker.

 Make the Frosting: In a food processor, process the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and salt until smooth, about 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the corn syrup and vanilla extract and process until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then add the chocolate and pulse until smooth and creamy, 10 to 15 one-second pulses. Frost the cupcakes as desired. The frosted cupcakes can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

For the Frosting:
1¼ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
¾ cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces chocolate (milk, semisweet or dark), melted and cooled

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Do you have a favorite chocolate cupcake recipe??

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