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Shelbi’s Senior Portrait Session

A couple weekends ago I had the privileged to take some senior portraits for one of Speed Racer’s cousins, Shelbi.  She’s an ambitious high school senior with a great laugh and a gorgeous smile.  I really had a wonderful time working with her.  We spent most of the shoot at the gorgeous UT gardens, and then headed off to the Worlds Fair Park with a couple props that Shelbi had brought.  It was a blast, and the pictures turned out great.  Usually I like to add a little more artistic flair to my photographs, but the colors in the pictures were so vibrant already that I barely touched them.  Thanks Shelbi for letting me document this time in your life, I hope you have a fantastic senior year.

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Easy Veggie Soup

This is a super simple recipe for veggie soup, that is delicious.  Obviously, because I’m sharing it with you!  We’re continuing with our fall theme with this recipe (even though it’s still hot here) so snuggle up and enjoy the warmth this recipe brings. Continue reading

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Spiced Tea

Spiced Tea has always been a fall favorite of mine.  It warms the soul and offers a different option other than hot chocolate.  I first had Hot Spiced Tea at my friend T-shirts house, and have loved it ever since.

This is super simple to mix together so you can have ready made whenever you would like.  Most recipes call for more Tang, than instant Tea but I like to do equal parts of both.  Next, 1 1/2 c. sugar (all this depends on how you like your tea, so you can play with the amounts some). Then add nutmeg and Cinnamon to taste.

Mix it all together in an air tight container and you’re ready for easy access.

When ready for the steamin’ cup of deliciousness, just pick out your favorite mug, add a couple teaspoons of your mix and some hot water.

And you’ll have some lovely spiced tea.

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Dish-o-the-Week: Chili Potatoes

What to do with the leftovers?  That’s always the question.  Lately Speed Racer and I have been trying to get better about freezing dishes that we don’t want to eat every day for a month, so that we might enjoy them later.  So say that you made some PW Chili, and say that you didn’t freeze quite enough for two people…what should you do???  Add potatoes.

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10 Things…

about Fall.  Fall has taken hold of my heart and it won’t give it back.  I know that it’s a cruel mistress because really it’s just the precursor to winter, but I’m going to enjoy it all the same.

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