Friday, July 16, 2010

FFF and needing your bright ideas...

Hey Friends...
Just to let you know, im on editing overload, and basically life overload.

The summer has really kept us on our feet(mind you, I did not say busy, there is actually a difference, to me at least).
So today, Friday, I decided to take a break from FAB FOTO FRIDAY. It was just going to be until next week, but I think I will give it until next month.  I have a lot of things to prepare for, and places to go, and really need to focus more on not being on the computer as much.    Ill check in from time to time, but for right now, FFF will be on hold.  FFF is a good thing and I think it will generate some great networking(thanks for those who have been on board).  So keep on the look out for FFF to start up again! 

On another note, I am really working towards branding myself and figuring out "what is Arthouse Photography".
Along those lines, Im thinking of graphics and such.

Soo with that said...

What comes to mind when you think of ARTHOUSE?

Pleasee...pretty please...Share your thoughts, your ideas, your opinions, your lunch, your chocolate...whatever comes to mind(seriously, I could use some chocolate)

Thankkkk youuuuuu,
You guys are awesome!

Oh! If I incorporate your idea/opinions/thoughts somehow...Ill send you a thank you gift from me...

at the dunes last year..hope we can go back

Friday, July 9, 2010


ITS FRIDAY (doing the happy dance!!)

Which calls for 
FAB FOTOOOO FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My featured Fab Foto is from a site I found this week, that IM IN LOVE WITH!!!

Introducing...drum roll pleasssse....
This chica know her stuff and it shows...
This is from her FEATURE FRIDAY POST 
on July 2nd.
She featured Lisa Danielson on her idea for the high chair.
I am always on the lookout for props to liven up my foto ops..
Just in recent weeks, I have had calls for photographing some little ones...mostly when I saw this..I knew...The hunt was on!

I'm looking for one of these...
(photos from All Things Thrifty)
To turn into one of these...
I love what a little paint will do!!

I love it and I know you'll love the other great ideas she posts on the site. 
I have actually sat down with my hubby to decide which project we are going to tackle first!!

So whats your Fab Foto that you want to share with the world??
Link Up and SHARE!!!


Thursday, July 8, 2010


You may disagree, but this is gorgeous.
Nothing more beautiful than a bump.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Miscellany Monday...Weekend Fun

I decided to jump on the band wagon and join Carissa's 

Miscellany Monday.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
A good friend of mine joined and I enjoy reading about the regular things in life that she seems to enjoy. seemed like fun and my personal favorite...SIMPLE, so why the heck not!!

So enjoy my Miscellany Monday...FUN WEEKEND REPORT!!


sleeping in till 9am

beautiful blue morning skies

making blueberry buckle

having lunch with my sister-friend Kathy at Camilles(love that place!)

Spending the afternoon shopping with my youngest daughter

going on a bike ride with my family

steaks on the grill

watching DVR episodes Burn Notice with my stud


Sleeping late...again

Taking lunch to the crew who moved in my mom's new home(her's burned down a year ago)

Taking the girls to Greencastle to meet up with their cousin and spend the night with

Noticing a sign that said 25% off everything in the antique store

Purchased 4 metal flower hat pins for a whale of a deal(will show off later)

Buying a gorgeous dress and thrilled that I can tell I've lost some weight

Spending a quiet evening at home with the hubby


Go to church

Practice with Praise Team

Headed to Indy after church

Met the family at BD's Mongolian Grill

Went to Frankfort for a picnic and Fireworks

Caught up with sweet friends

enjoyed the fireworks

Attempted to light myself on fire with the citranella candle


Mosquitoes declared war on me

Headed home scratching from head to toe

Got pulled over for going to slow


Watched School of Rock before going to bed.

Love my life...



Friday, July 2, 2010

Cabbage Crunch Salad: Tempt Us Tuesday...err...on Friday!

YEA YEA I know...I'm late, but those who know me, know that's no big surprise!

So Because I'm running late for a late lunch(shocker!), I'm going to do a quick recipe throw down...

This comes from my good friend, Sue Gray.  AWESOME COOK!

I'm not a fan of cabbage, but I could eat a whole bowl of this!  Great for the 4th of July Cookouts!
Photo credit: google free images

Cabbage Crunch Salad

2 Tbsp sesame seeds
½ cup slivered almonds
1 bag shredded cabbage (small)
2 green onions chopped
1 package Chicken Sesame flavored Top Raman Noodles
Bake sesame seeds and almonds at 350˚ until golden brown (watch closely).  This can be done ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Combine cabbage, onion, noodles (raw and broken up), and almond/sesame mixture.  Just before serving mix in desired amount of dressing.

2 Tbsp sugar
½ cup salad  oil
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Both packets from the Raman Noodles
 Mix all dressing ingredients in a jar, shake to mix.

*I sometimes make a meal with this by adding more veggies and chopped chicken... Its also good in a pita! 



So this weeks FFF is from yours truly. While they girls were enjoying playing outside, I grabbed my camera and started shooting.  We have an old Bronco that has been sitting for years and will be our project when we have nothing else to work on(so translation: it will never get fixed!) but what an awesome prop for pictures..and many agreed!

My FFF is simply of feet.  I love taking pictures of feet, or shoes..I have no idea why, but I like it...a lot.  There's something earthy and pure about shows a lot about a person. Where they are going, what they are doing.   The bible even speaks about feet...
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  
Ps 119:105
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; 
he enables me to stand on the heights. 
2Sam 22:34

and my personal favorite
 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" 
Is 52:7
What are your feet up to these days?? 
Link up, and show off your FFF, and give me a holler!

Celebrate your Freedom!
Happy Independence Day
my friends...