Food

Twisted Brownies

I don’t know if I have ever made brownies from scratch. I’ve never had to. The kind that comes from the box is way too easy and quite frankly, pretty darn delicious. However, I feel the challenge to really make something when asked to contribute to a party or function. I was tempted to make this … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Christmas Tags 101

I decided to make my own Christmas tags this year, thinking it would be a small but fun creative thing to due before the holiday season is over. In my self-taught Christmas tag making class, I’d give myself a C. I’m not too satisfied with how they turned out. I don’t know why, but I’ve … Continue reading

Food

Weekend Breakfast

One of my favorite things about the weekends is being able to wake up and leisurely drink my coffee and make a fabulous breakfast. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, but during the week I have to be at work so early, I usually default to making instant oatmeal to eat at my desk. … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Photo Shoot Recap

The photos are in! As I mentioned before, the photo shoot I organized for AHeinz57 last week was a success. HUGE thank you to Rebecca Smith and Stacy Allgood for taking the photos. They did an amazing job and I’ve already committed them to a second photo shoot this spring – preferably outside. Our makeshift … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Cold but Cozy Evening

Iowa winter Twenty-two and frosted ground Breathe out, see how cold It’s 22 degrees outside and dropping. The depressing part about it is realizing it’s only going to get worse. It only took me about 2 minutes after getting home to decide it was time to make a fire. Brian would be proud, I didn’t fill … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Puppies!

The photo shoot went very well today, considering how disastrous it could have been. You really never know how things will turn out when working with untrained animals. However, the dogs did great. As did our very patient volunteer photographers! Had some pretty squirrelly puppies, but can you really blame them? I don’t have any … Continue reading

Food

Corn “Choup”

Tomorrow is my department’s chili and soup cookoff. As much as I love chili, I’ve never actually made a batch, so I decided to go with something tried and true: Corn “Choup” {from this recipe}. I have a love for corn. I mean, it is serious. If there is corn in it, I will absolutely try … Continue reading