Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Silas Luke Vashey

Here he is at 6 months! He's the sweetest baby ever...so kissable and he never stops smiling!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Woodland Wedding DecorationsI

I have an awesome sister-in-law who let me design her whole wedding, including the flowers! Such a break from my usual world of changing diapers and wiping runny noses! Each table had one of three settings: flowers on a wooden disk (chopped and sawed by my husband) pictured above or paper butterflies attached to branches, or a birds nest with a tiny bird attached. The eggs inside have the names of their children painted on them)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Woodland Decorations II

The handsome man in the mirror is my husband and the photographer! I love the way the Billy Balls make the bridemaid's bouquets look whimsical.
Welcome sign my husband made from some old wood.
Each table had a wooden disk from tree. I used a wood burning kit to burn their initials into them

Woodland Wedding Decorations II

Woodland Wedding DecorationsIII

Ring bearer
Fairy Crown for the flower girl
The corsages I made for the guests ended up being the boutonnieres for all the guys. The true Billy Ball Boutonnieres were accidentally left in the fridge at home.
Moss runner/moss mushrooms/paper butterflies
My hubby and I dancing and celebrating a Success!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My family

Ahh, I love those ties...I love my boys!

Silas(age 5mo) and his mama!

This is what Zane(age1) did all night!!

Wyatt(age4) danced with his little cousin Dylon (age3) all night. The whole room was in awe of these two who were so cute and so serious. At the end of the song, he spun her and everyone broke out into applause....so then he spun her again. I was a proud mama!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Woodland Wedding Rings

No, these aren't the ones worn by the bride and groom....they're for the bridemaids and flower girl. I just thought I'd make them for fun.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Blueberry Season

Well it's blueberry season and our freezer is full to capacity with those small, delicious orbs. Here is a recipe I just made for my wonderful out-of-town family. Everyone loved it and it was perfect for breakfast....not too sweet.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Serves 12

This coffee cake relies on a healthy portion of blueberries for sweetness, almonds for richness and yogurt for moistness.


Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons plus 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, divided
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt or blueberry yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups fresh or frozen, thawed and drained blueberries, divided
1/3 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; set aside. Put 2 tablespoons of the whole wheat pastry flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium bowl and mix together with a fork or your fingers until well combined and mixture is in large clumps; set streusel aside.

Put remaining 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, vanilla and eggs then pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined. Gently fold in 1 cup of the blueberries.

Spoon batter into prepared pan and sprinkle reserved streusel over the top. Scatter remaining 1 cup blueberries over the streusel then top with almonds and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Once cooled, loosen edges of cake and transfer to a plate. Cut into slices and serve.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


My sweet little inspiration.....you don't let me sleep but you are my dream come true!