When Life gives you Lemons, Make Lemon Cake!

Well, here’s the end of weekend update… Photography didn’t happen this weekend and the cleanse lasted about 12 hours. We figured that we eat healthy enough already that we weren’t noticing much except we had to pee a lot more yesterday.

Today was slightly productive, I made dinner and a cake. With the cleanse I bought a bag of lemons and used them in dinner and to make cake. I also had some sour cream to use too. Not my best photo ever, but here is the great smelling lemon cake of the weekend.

The only complaint it’s ever had is that it looks like cornbread.

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The Weekend!

The weekend is so close now.. since I didn’t post this earlier you wouldn’t know, but at the beginning of the week I decided I wanted to try the Dr. Oz 48 hour cleanse. This means lots of shopping. I thought I had lots of “healthy food” in the kitchen, but apparently not. I have a long list of fresh veggies and a few fruits to get beyond that of the normal weekend shopping trip.

The other goal of the weekend is to figure out my new external flashes. I am working with a mini studio set up in my house to work on lighting and people shots. I am hoping to post some of the pictures to get a little feedback on how to make everything work well together. I have until April to know what I’m doing for my sister-in-laws wedding.

It should be a very busy weekend!

Mirror, Mirror

I have this full length mirror from college. It is pretty simple with just a black frame on it. It worked well for a dorm, but I didn’t need it in my house. I decided that maybe some glass etching would work to make this mirror more of a piece of art than the clutter it was becoming.

I went to the store to get the glass etching stuff. (Armour Etch if you really want to know). And I needed some stencils too. So I found some that included words like “dream” and “believe”, you know the uplifting ones. There were also border looking designs too.

I used tape to mark off where I wanted to place the designs and words in a balanced manner. And that also helps to keep things even across the mirror.

This is what I ended up with. We have this tall wall at the top of the stairs from our little landing at the front door. It helps open up the space and is now a mirror that serves a little purpose as a mirror and mostly serves as a nice decorative piece.

It’s pretty simple and if you have a few weekends and maybe a couple of evenings you can re-purpose an old mirror. I have also seen this done on bathroom mirrors to liven up the bathroom. It works best on the mirrors that are just attached to the wall and take up a lot of the space. If you have a small mirror I wouldn’t recommend covering up what little space you do have to see yourself when getting prettied up.

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Welcome

time for me to start a blog. It’s a companion to my Etsy shop. I enjoy doing things from photography, crafts to cooking and baking. Maybe if I get around to it I might write some of what I do down. In the meantime check out my sparse shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyKatie3 and just some general what my photos are like at coroflot.com/kaite3.

Stay tuned for (hopefully) more exciting posts.