Blueberry Muffins + Shutter Speed

October 15, 2015

shutter speed - fast

Fast shutter speed used to freeze the confectioner’s sugar. SS 1/800

Hello Friends! Some of you may or may not know that I recently decided to go back to school for photography (while still working AND being a mama and wifey full time)! No idea how I’m managing, but I am. And I’m loving photography school. So much that I thought to share a piece of my latest assignment with you. Last week was all about shutter speed and our assignment was on the technical side as we had to submit 30 photos demonstrating three different shutter speed types: Freeze, Blur and Panning. Well, I took WAAAAAYYYYY more than 30 total, but I’m sharing just this one since I’m super proud of it! AND, it wouldn’t be complete without some kind of baking extravaganza, right? I played it safe and made blueberry muffins because I really just wanted to focus on the photography. Combining multiple passions….baking + photography!

So, to make these yummy blueberry muffins…

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flou
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg


  • In a small saucepan, bring milk and butter to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Place fresh blueberries in a bowl and pour warm milk/butter mixture over them and stir gently.
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and blend with a wooden spoon.  Carefully add the blueberry mixture with dry ingredients. Add the egg and mix till incorporated.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin pan (or use paper liners) and spoon the batter in each cup 3/4 full.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, Top with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy!shutter speed shutter speed

A Fall Simmer

October 10, 2015

fall simmerHey friends! Hope you’re all having a beautiful weekend and perhaps you are doing something fall-ish! I don’t know about you, but I love bringing the scents of fall into my home! Ushering in the autumn season is all encompassing; the mums, the pumpkins, the cooking and baking, the activities AND the scents of fall. Here is a cozy fall simmer recipe that you can easily make and fill your home with those scents we love!fall simmer


  • peel of an orange
  • sliced apple
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • water to coat

Combine all your ingredients and cover with water. Simmer throughout the day. You can re-use the ingredients for up to three days!fall simmer fall simmerfall simmer

Lessons in Lettering 01

October 8, 2015

Happy Thursday! Today I’m beginning a personal, creative challenge for myself, one that will keep my hands moving and creating.  Let’s see how many of these calligraphy projects I can crank out in the weeks and months to come!  When I’m practicing my lettering, I have to be calm, I have to be present, and I have to concentrate. All of those things can be difficult for me! And at the same time?!  Lessons, LIFE lessons, can be learned anywhere and everywhere and in obscure ways.

Today I pose a question. How do you love? I’m a strong believer that what you put out there will come back to you. This is love of all kinds. The love your feel for your partner, your family and your friends. The love you feel for your home. And, quite importantly, the love you feel for YOURSELF.Lessons In Lettering 03

Love truly. Your heart and mind know this one. Love madly. Because life is too short to not put your all into your relationships.  Love deeply. We all want to feel loved. And you can make sure others know your love if you love deeply. Lessons In Lettering 01Lessons in Lettering 06

Welcome Back, October

October 1, 2015

Well hello there October! I love that I live in a place where October returns every year and brings crunchy leaves, the need for warm blankets and the desire to be outside!  This is my favorite time of year and I’d love to take off to a lake house for a long weekend retreat. A small cabin with a french press, fire pit out front with large stacks of wood, piles of warm blankets, and hours to just take it all in and relax. I would want a canoe as well to float along quietly during the day. Bonfires and wine at night. Lots of muffins and scones, cheese boards and hearty soup. ‘Tis the SEASON!October 01 October 03 October 04

So what inspires you this season? What are your goals for October? Since I just started a certificate program for Digital Photography, that will be one of my areas to improve this month. You may see lots more photography work on this site!

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...