Saturday, April 17, 2010

Great Girls Getaway: Tulip Festival

Last weekend I did a girls getaway and went to Bellingham, WA to see the Tulip Festival. It was incredible how beautiful and picturesque the pictures came out. We had a blast during our visit and came back so inspired by the beauty of the colorful tulips, the old barns, and all the wild green grass growing everywhere! Bellingham was such a charming town that we vowed to visit again.

Tulip Town

Pretty in Pink

Pink Boots and Flowers

Tractor Rider

Chris tina bridge

Deception Pass 3

Field Trip

Barn Cosmopolitan

Barn Portrait Cosmo

Big Barn

Barn for Web

Holding Blossoms Textured

Fields of Gold

Purple Tulip Postcard

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Buttery Croutons


This weekend since I had some time to cook and photograph, so I decided to make some buttery croutons. I had 2 large loafs of sourdough bread left over and I really didn't want them to go bad before I can make good use of them. So croutons were the best solution since the bread was already getting hard.

The croutons were easy to make and they were delicious! At least my husband thought so.

Steps to make croutons

Loaf of Italian, French, or sourdough bread (10 ounces or 6 cups), cut into cubes
1 stick butter or 1/2 cup of olive oil
1 garlic clove, smashed
Course Salt
1 Tbs dry parsley

1. In a large skillet, heat the butter or oil with the garlic clove until sizzling.

2 Pour butter or oil mixture over bread cubes, toss, and then return to pan. Sprinkle with salt and parsley.

3 Heat over medium heat and, turning as they brown, cook them until evenly toasted. Serve immediately.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Special Day at the Temple

Here are a few pictures that my mom took of Matt and me. I actually got sealed to Matt at the temple back in September 2009 but I never had a chance to post any pictures. This day at the temple was beautiful and I felt like I was getting married all over again. Only this time, it was more spiritual and quiet, just like how I always imagined my wedding to be. We were so happy that you can visibly see us glowing in the pictures!



Me and Hubby

Matt, Vero, and Guide

Matt at Temple