Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's HERE! November Dinner Menu

November Menu

Here's the recipe for Cafe Rio night:

Here's the link for meatless Monday:


PS- Feel Free to link to this post on your blog. I want everyone out there to have a great month of meals. It's all about sharing your knowledge right? As mothers we need to support one another. (just my little plug for all of us hard working mothers!)

Baby Shower Cupcakes

For Jackie's shower I was going to make my famous pumpkin bars. I kept with the idea and did mini cupcakes with the recipe. My pumpkin bars have previously been referred to as "Clouds of fluffy deliciousness". So, they were mini clouds of fluffy deliciousness. Turned out they were a big hit and a perfect size for a baby shower. You should make then at the next shower you host!



Q & A:

Q= Jade asked, "How do you do the frosting?"

A= I just use the same frosting recipe as in the pumpkin bar link above. You simply put the frosting into a quart sized Ziploc bag and snip the corner as large as you want the frosting swirl. Then start with the outer rim of the cupcake working in to the enter and pull up at the end to create a cute top! Also, if the frosting is too thick to pipe out just stick the bag of frosting into the microwave for 5 seconds. (if it doesn't work the first time, do another 5 seconds)Good Luck!

Here's what Brooklyn worked on while I was baking yesterday.


PS- Do you like the new header? Bryan surprised me yesterday by making it! He's so awesome!

Jackie's Quilt

For Jackie's Surprise shower my mom and I also did a surprise quilt! I had bought a kit from this talented lady, a while back. I gave it to Jackie to make for her baby boy. She quilted the top together. I took it home and told her I would give it back to her if I didn't finish it. I lied and told her I had left it with my mom.

Next I basted it together for her since she's pregnant and cannot use the basting spray. Then I machine quilted it and sewed on the binding. The night before the shower the blanket wasn't finished. I thought I wouldn't get it done in time.

I went over to my friend Melissa's that night to watch the BL and we finished it in two hours! We were hauling! Here's the final product. Jackie picked out the red back. I love it! Good Choice Jackie! I also love the diagonal machine quilting. It was my mom's suggestion. Good one mom! Thanks everyone for making this quilt a success!



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jackie's Surprise Shower

I threw a surprise shower for my good friend Jackie. I was very nervous about the whole thing. My cover story was, her family was coming over to carve pumpkins with our family. She showed up with her pumpkin and even a plate of cookies. She was very surprised. I had a great time designing everything! I was so happy that so many people showed up. It was a great success.

Jackies Shower

Pumpkin Bars

Remember this
POST? It's the best recipe for pumpkin bars! Try it out!~ Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our Family Pictures!

Miss Heidi Sue got our family photos up on her web site. Check it out! And leave her some feedback! (Please!)

Cleaning Tip #4

Here's a helpful way to get your cleaning done. Real Simple came up with the Elements of Clean. Print it off and stick it on your fridge! I love it because it tell you what you should clean each week, month, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and yearly!

real simple

(photo by real simple)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Allen Family

I had a great time shooting the Allen family. They are such a handsome family. You can see more of their photos on my
Photography Blog!
Thanks for the great shoot Allen Family!

Allen Shoot

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Grand Re-opening

Hello blogging friends and family!

I am officially re-opening my photography blog. It will be a site where I share my photo shoot and everyday life photography favorites. Click HERE to enter.


Krehbiel Photo Shoot

Krehbiel Shoot

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Krehbiel Photo Shoot Preview

K Photo shoot

Last Week

Can I just say, I had a HARD last week! Seriously, I felt like the whole world was against me. I would go into detail but, it would take forever. So, in short I'm grateful for dear friends. My neighbor figured out that I was having a hard time and stopped by with this beautiful rose:

Then I let out a sigh of relief. I was reminded that I wasn't alone. This friend did a small and simple thing however, the impact it had on me was great. She had no idea of all the things that were happening but, she acted on a prompting she received. How grateful I am that she listened. Thanks Friend! I love you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Art Week in SLC

I REALLY wanted to attend this:

I mentioned it to my mom the other day. I showed her Nicole's web site. She loved it. The next day my parents came to me and they said,

"Dad will pay your classes and I will pay for your airfare."

I couldn't believe it! I was so shocked and happy that my parents would support me.

I went to pay for the classes and they were all FULL! I was so upset. I still am upset. If you know of anyone who is trying to sell their ticket PLEASE let me know by Thursday of this week! I was so hoping to get into Nicole's Photography Classes and some of the photoshop classes.

Thanks for listening. Maybe I'll be able to take Nicole Hill Gerulat online photography class in January. She is amazing!

PS- Kristine and Jane: I was going to call and see if I could stay with you. Sad it didn't work out.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Photo Of the Day

I had like a 10 minute window today to do anything I wanted. So, I grabbed my camera and my baby girl. Here's my favorite shot from our 10 minute practice shoot!


(ISO 400, F2.8, 1/180 sec)

Four wheeling at the Foutch House

four wheeling

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dinner Tomorrow

Friday Night is homemade Pizza Night at my house. Here's where I found the recipe. Thanks CuisineNie!

(click photo for recipe)

(photo by CuisineNie)

nienie cuisine

Monday, October 12, 2009

Secret Skulls

Kira's Secret Skulls

This is my sister Kira. She's showing off the jacket she wore to church yesterday and yes, it had secret skulls under the lapel.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Photo Shoot Preview

Miss M

Miss J

More to come soon!

Sky Journey by Jennings Studio

Sky Journey by Jennings Studio

Here's Bryan's latest istock design. If you click on the image it will take you to his portfolio on istock. His profile name is Jennings Studio.
All of Bryan's vector based drawings are sold on Istockphoto. He receives a royalty from each sale. It makes up a large part of our income along with the more lucrative business he has on ebay called Brick Techs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Decor 2009


Krystal came by today and helped me decorate for Halloween! I think it's perfect! Lauryn loves it. She said, "Thanks for the Halloween party mom!". What can I say, it's a party at the Foutch house 24/7. Here's how I did the decorations:

1. The bat template was found HERE! Just click on download template. Print. Cut. Stick em up!

2. Spooky Stick: found outside.

3. Ghost: my topiary covered in a white scrap piece of fabric.

4. Creepy Old Books: Any orange or black spine books I had.

5. Scary Moon Picture: Found on google and printed out on my printer.

6. Black Painting: My poppy painting covered with black fabric.

7. Vampire Bust: Found at Michael's. It's on clearence for 7.99$.

I hope you have a fun and festive October!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pysch! What?

I have a favoirte show. It's called Psych. You should watch it.

You can watch it all on hulu. Click here for the most recent episode. It's so good! They even had Boyz II Men do their theme song.