Wednesday, December 8, 2010

We Were Blogged

Our most amazing Wedding Photographers highlighted us on their blog.  
Casey and Drea Cunningham of Cunningham Photo Artists were an absolute delight to work with from start to finish.  

Journey on over there and get a sneak peek at our wedding photos
~also leave them some love on your favorites~

all photos from Cunningham Photo Artists

Also big kuddos to Wow Factor Cakes, Shutterbooth, Mint Museum of Art, and La Tea Das for helping make our dream wedding come true. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

We LOVE to Win Friday!

Awesome giveaways from around the web.
 Enter soon, most will end this week.

~Apparel & Fashion~
~Crafts and Fun Things~

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

I'm daily inspired by a slue of amazing artists at work, as friends and those I follow online. You are all such an inspiration. Whether it is in craft, word, design, paint, photography or performance, the sharing and experience of art fundamental to the human experience. 

In this day before, we once again open two shows for the holidays. I'm truly thrilled to be surrounded by artists.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wow, I WON! - Take that Tuesday

I got AMAZING news last night and this morning. 

I WON two giveaways. 

Last night, I found out  I will soon be the proud owner of  a beautiful clutch from Toriska Bags & Crafts.  Check our her amazing store.  Also support by following and enter the amazing giveaways at Mint Green with EnvyThanks to Mint Green with Envy.

This morning, I received the most amazing news.  I won a Silhouette.  Yes, the super amazing craft cutter machine that can do almost everything but make my morning coffee.  My dearest husband had said he would get me one for Christmas.  I've wanted one for so long.  It was stretching our holiday budget. This is a true blessing.  Thank you to Thrifty Chic Mom and Silhouette.  Please support Thrifty Chic Mom, it's a great blog and hosts some rockin' twitter parties. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday! I certainly did.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Munchies - LeeLa's Cheesecake Swirly

It was a hit at both of our families Thanksgiving meal.  This is a VERY dense cheesecake, so a little slice goes a long way.  This recipe uses a 9" springform pan and a good mixer.

LeeLa's Cheesecake Swirly

What do you need?
1 sleeve(about 1 1/2 cups), Chocolate Graham Crackers *crushed
3 tbsp., butter *melted*
24 oz (3 pkgs), Cream Cheese *softened*
1/2 cup, sugar
1/2 tsp., vanillia
3 eggs
2oz, semi sweet chocolate *melted*
6oz, white baking chocolate *melted

What do you do with all that? 
Preheat oven to 325. Mix your crushed chocolate graham crackers and butter. Press firmly onto bottom of pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, & vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Decrease speed to slow, add eggs one at a time. mix just enough to blend *tip: be careful not to over beat --over beating will cause airbubbles and cracks*

Remove 1 cup of mixtures, place in separate bowl with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Stir until well-blended. With the remaining mixture combine with melted white chocolate. Spoon mixtures into springform pan over crust alternately.  Swirl with knife to create the marble look.

Bake 30 min. or until the center is almost set. run small knife around the side of pan to loosen cake. Allow to completely cool. Remove pan. Refrigerate overnight (at min. 4 hours).

eat, drink, & Be WELL. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Sweets

~Sweet Musings~
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.  ~Oscar Wilde

~Sweet Treats~
LeeLa loves' Cheesecake Swirlly
~check back on Monday for the recipe~

~Sweet Dreams~
How far that little candle throws his beams! 
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice