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dunn brothers coffee

Thursday, March 9, 2017

**This post is sponsored by Dunn Brothers Coffee. As usual, all opinions are my own.** Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and…

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it’s been awhile

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A few weeks ago the lovely people at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse had a book signing and dinner to celebrate the release of The Vanilla Bean Baking Book. It was a wonderful afternoon and evening. I saw familiar faces I used to wait on in my barista days; I met new friends, and celebrated with old ones. If you’ve read through my book you know the Blue Heron…

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gift guide 2016: part two (kitchen favorites, not cookbooks, gifts for kids) + a minted giveaway!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Part two of my gift guide! But first, a ***fabulous giveaway from Minted!*** Enter to win one of three $100 credits to the Minted store. Just follow this link and fill out the form. Winners will be picked on 12/8.  Minted sells all kinds of beautiful things – from photo cards and personalized wrapping paper to fine art prints and home decor. Open to US residents only. KITCHEN…

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photographs + links

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My little brother Daniel, who is exactly 9 years younger than me (to the day), just got hitched. We are so happy to welcome his wife, Cassie, to our family. I didn’t photograph their wedding, but I did sneak around and got a few shots, anyway. I have a couple more links to posts from my book, as well. *Melissa from The FauxMartha made my Honey Bundt Cake.…

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oregon: portland

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Part two of our Oregon trip in picture form: our adventures in Portland. We had a great time eating so much good food, checking out parks and gardens and downtown and quaint neighborhoods and hanging out with family and friends. Highlights included getting lost in the amazingness of Powell’s City of Books, eating the best cream cheese Danish I ever had at Grand Central Bakery, quite a few…

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oregon: along the coast

Sunday, July 31, 2016

“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.” – Tolkien, The Silmarillion I just got back from the West Coast (where I…

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hanging out with abby dodge

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Baker extraordinaire Abby Dodge is in town this weekend, and Zoe Francois had a little get together at her house to welcome her and celebrate her latest book, The Everyday Baker, which just won both a James Beard Award and an IACP award. We hung out on Zoe’s fabulous porch all afternoon, and spent lots of time laughing and eating treats made from Abby’s book. I also snapped…

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a family session; I photographed this family a few years ago, and it was great to have another shoot with them. A few links to spend your Sunday on: A literary quiz to keep you on your toes. I’ve been enjoying Hello Poetry. Both classic and contemporary poems, and you can search by words to find just the right poem. This video…