Thursday, June 24, 2010


This weeks F. F. F. is from the blog:

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Ethiopia
The stories of my life.
I would like you to meet Jennifer Harris and introduce you to her stories and adventures with her family and how their Faith has been tested and rewarded.
She and her husband are also known as a Safe Family which means that
they take in children on a temporary basis while the family is struggling for whatever reason. 
I thoroughly love reading how God has blessed her and husband
with their beautiful children.  You will cry with her and you will rejoice with her. 
I guarantee you will fall in love with her writing.  I enjoy reading blogs where the writer really engages you and makes you feel what they are feeling.  
Jennifer does just that.
  I chose this Foto simply because it represents her life.
  I encourage you to read and become a follower of her blog.

If you go here, you can read how their adventures began as their home of 3 children, became 5!
photo courtesy of Harris Family

Oh! By the way...Jen and I are Former Frankfort Hot Dogs..If you were were wondering the connection!!

Thank you to those who linked up with me last week..I've gotten a couple of comments from others who love the idea.  Its kind of a pay it forward type of Linkup...I follow so many great blogs that I just want to get the word out to you!!!  Remember, feature a picture that you took or from a friends blog and why you liked it, or talk about your friend's blog..They appreciate it..I promise you!!!  Here's last weeks F.F.F, just in case you missed it.  
Okkkk...LINK UP!!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Here it is fellow bloggers...
If you need more info on what FFF is all about, Click here and be informed.
.  Here are some simple guidelines:
  • It does not have to be your own foto, nor does it have to be a photography-type picture. 
  • You can feature a new piece of jewelry, recipe or craft that you or some else did.
  • It also does not need to be anything recent. The point is to bring attention to your blog or even someone else's that you follow.  Please make sure if you are featuring someone other than yourself, that you send a link to that persons blog.
  • Give Credit where Credit is due!!!! 
So here is my FFF for this week.

 This Fab Foto is from my dear friend, Havilah and her blog,
 She shares stories of their family and raising 5 children.  It is the most beautifully written I have ever read.  I either leave tear-stained from being moved, my side hurting from laughing so hard, or encouraged because she is constantly reminding me of how Great is the God we serve.
Thank you Havilah dear for privileged of sharing your blog.  
Check her out, and tell her Missy sent ya!!

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

43 looks good on ya!

My darlin hubs turned the big 43 yesterday, and I didn't get a chance to post it!!
Our internet was down and then this massive storm tore through our town, so by the time I could get on the computer, it was time to sleepy-sleep...
Better late than never though!!

So here's my hubs, he hates his pictures taken, which i don't know why, he's such hunk(yes i really did say hunk..I was going to say hunka hunka burning love, but I figured that was probably i left it at're welcome)!!

 Here's my hubby's life in pictures...OK, well not his full life, but a very brief look into his life...

Rob is sitting in between his 2 sisters, Im guessing he's about 3 or 4 here.
Another one with his sisters at Brown County..One of our fav places to relax and have fun!

Rob was known in HS for his running...This was his team picture his Senior Year...Ahh The 80's!
Rob is located top right corner with the mop top

Our happiest day ever!

Daddy for the first time!

 and again for the second time...

Taking the girls to their first Football game(Purdue, of course!)

His proudest accomplishement:
His Family

Happy Bday Babe...I LOVE YOU


Yep, Its Tuesday, and time for another recipe by yours truly...

Link up here at BruCrew Life to get your favorite recipe posted and get a few from other fellow linkers...

This weeks recipe is one of my favorites and the easiest.  I made this dish for a luncheon at my work and got rave reviews...I had people calling me for weeks later to ask for the recipe!  Little did they know how super simple this recipe really is!!

Chicken Bruschetta

recipe/picture compliments to Kraft foods

What you need!
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/4 cups  shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 pkg.  (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken or Cornbread
  • 8 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lb.)
  • 1/3 cup  KRAFT Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing(regular Italian is fine too)
Make It!
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  • MIX tomatoes, 1/2 cup cheese and basil in medium bowl. Add stuffing mix; stir just until moistened. 
  • PLACE 2 chicken breasts in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; pound to 1/4-inch thickness. Remove from bag; place, top-sides down, on cutting board. Repeat. Spread chicken with stuffing mixture. 
  • ROLL chicken breasts up; place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish. Drizzle with dressing. Bake 40 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted.  
  • Serve with Garlic Bread. Great with Pasta and/or Salad. 
For a south-of-the-border-style chicken dish, use diced tomatoes with bell or jalapeno peppers, KRAFT Mexican Style Shredded Cheese instead of the mozzarella cheese and chopped cilantro instead of the basil. 
Simple ingredients, Super results!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Marker 158 and Clutts Family

So here are 2 of the 4 sessions I had in May.

Marker 158 is sooo great!  Each of these guys have 20-30 years of music experience, and their sound really speaks for that experience.  What makes this very special to me, is that each of these guys have been involved in my life, one way or another.
Meet Mike Hall, Steve Anderson, and Jeff Chynoweth.  The guys were looking for photos for promotional use and for their CD.  Want to hear them?  Check them out at the Taste of Tippecanoe on June19th!

My other session I just finished is of a dear family  and friends from our church and small group.
Meet Craig, Alicia, CT and Bella Clutts.
They recently moved to Corpus Christi TX and I miss them soo much!  But I am so glad I was able to spend some time with them getting these fun and gorgeous pictures!   Don't you just love the colors and their so cute boots!!  Love it!!

Thank you Friends!

Free Free,..Im Free At Last!!!

Yes you read that right bloggers,
I am no longer employed by Angie's List.
By choice.
If some of you remember the beginning of the year, I picked one word to describe 2010.  That word was:
Taking my cue from that particular word,
I decided to put all my concentration into getting my photog biz really "flying".  
I have really learned a thing or two(or, three. or well. alot) about running a business and being someone who delivers a service.  
It is such an exciting, but pretty big thing that 
I'm doing in such a competitive market. But I have had confirmation, after confirmation that I'm in this for a reason.    I have been able to use my photography for so much more than a business opportunity, and I have to believe that God has bigger plans for this business than I could ever imagine.  

With that said, I have had such a busy May, that Im behind on editiing 4 sessions!!  
I just finished 2 this week, so Ill post my work soon.

Along with having more time for the biz, I'm also able to visit Blogland a lot more!!
 I know...I hardly contain myself.
Peace out.

Can anybody else relate?

I decide to wash my car. As I start toward to the garage, I notice
that there is mail on the hall table. I decide to go through the
mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash
can under the table, and notice that the trash can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the
trash first, but then I think that since I’m going to be near the
mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills
I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check
left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, o I go to my
desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking. I’m going
to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I
don’t accidentally knock it over.
I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the
refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the
counter catches my eye–they need to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter and I discover my  glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I’d better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to
water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water,
and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for
the remote, but nobody will remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so
I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll
water the flowers.
I poured some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up
the spill.
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day; the car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid,
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren’t
watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook,
I can’t find the remote, I can’t find my glasses, and I don’t remember
what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really
baffled because I know I was busy all day long and I’m really tired. I
realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail.

HAHA! Have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 11, 2010


I love good pictures.  I love sharing good pictures with other people.  Thus begins my
This week will only feature me, but starting next week, Ill get Mr. Linky on here and you can share your own favorites.  It can be yours or maybe someone elses (just make sure you OK it with them!!!) 
It can be silly, funny, serious, ridiculous, old, get the point.
Just share what inspired you to shoot it or why you chose the picture for FFF
on your own blog.  If you dont mind... Send a shout out back to me, so we can really get this moving throughout your own followers...

Can't wait to see your Fab Fotos!!!
Here is mine...
 Photo taken by Randy Pillion
This is Marci and Will McClamroch.
My sister and new BIL.
What an incredibly beautiful wedding.  
My sister is fabulously talented and chocked full of ideas
that made for such a fun day

Link up with me next week and invite your friends!!!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Wedding Par-Tay...

I would just like to say, that I cannot be held in knowledge of the actions depicted in this picture...with that said, this group was sooo fun to be a part of a wedding with.  Marci and Will(my sis and her new hubs) set up a photo-op area with all kinds of props..what an awesome idea.  I do believe if I do weddings, I may incorporate this little idea into my packages!

Tempt Us Tuesdays...Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

One of my friends is hosting an opportunity to "link up" for some tasty recipes.  Check it out here for some delish recipes to add to your summer menus!

Here's a recipe I tried a couple of weeks ago that was incredibly easy.  I used to steer away from making cheesecakes, but this is my second successful cake, so much to my husbands delight, I will be making more!

Here is my version of Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

  • 1 pkg. brownie mix(use the brownie mixture for a 8x8 or 9x9 pan)
  • 4 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled slightly**

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease or spray with cooking spray 9" spring-form pan. Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; pour into prepared pan.
Bake 15 minutes or until top of brownie is shiny and center is almost set. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
Pour over partially baked brownie batter in pan.
Bake 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool.
Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. Lift from pan using foil handles. **Drizzle with chocolate; let stand until chocolate is firm.
** I used Reeses PB cups for my topping, but you can use whatever you like!

Recipe compliments of recipezaar.

Enjoy, and let me know how it turns out!