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My Dining Table Part I: Sanding the Table

After moving from California to Minnesota, Dave and I were on the hunt for our very first house.  A couple months after moving back, we found it..the problem being that we now had to furnish it.  Being the economically conscientious people that we are, I opted to check out Craigslist for a few household items.…

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Bring on fall!

I love seasons; I especially love fall and have been particularly missing this season having lived in California the last four years. Where we lived, fall consisted of 90º-100º weather and hunting down the few trees that would change color. “David, did you see that tree that turned orange in the parking lot of that…

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A Belly and a Baby

Soon after we moved back to the Twin Cities, I was fortunate enough to have a photo shoot with one of my friends I’ve had since Middle School and her husband.  She was pushing the limits by having the shoot at full term but she was looking great and the baby held off so the…

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The Latest Development

A few years ago after buying a Diana Mini, I went on ebay and bought myself a Minolta SRT-201 to get back into using film cameras.  I recently acquired a Nikon FE-1 and I’m loving it.  Film is a magical thing: each shot is savored, no snapping away; the tones are beautiful; and getting back…

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Steak Piperade and Roasted Carrots

You may have assumed that I have only been making sweet treats for meals around here lately since pretty much all my recipes as of late have been of the sugary-variety, but you’d be wrong.  I actually have been cooking real meals and some of them I’ve even taken pictures of!  I just haven’t gotten…

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Baked Sour Cream Donuts

One of the hardest parts about moving around the country is finding and subsequently giving up a new “favorite food”.  Whenever I’m back in Minnesota, I have a list of places I HAVE to go  in order to make my visit complete.  Multiple trips to Caribou Coffee, Punch pizza, and Noodles and Co. are always…