Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pinned It, Did It, Done Friday - On a Sunday

I don't need to explain to anyone why I didn't post on Friday, right?!
Black Friday?
Still in a turkey coma?
Eh? Eh?
Anywho, I did want to share this pin that I tried because it was a huge hit with my family.

Pizza Rolls

Here's what you'll need:
Some pepperoni slices, a tube of crescent rolls, and some string cheese.
Seriously, just roll out the crescent rolls, slap some pepperoni on um,
and put a 1/2 stick of string cheese on top.
Roll um up.
Bake to crescent roll instructions.
Pinned it.
Did it.

You can check out my pins here!

Oh Happy Day!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Angry Birds, Football, and Posey-Posey Pictures

Thanksgiving Day morning this year
was probably one of the most relaxing and fun
holiday mornings we've had in recent memory.
This kids played catch and Dominos and Angry Birds.
 We watched parades
 and football.

We ate cinnamon rolls for breakfast and pizza rolls for lunch.
 Then we had a Christmas Card Shoot.
With our blended family, there is always limited time to get some posey-posey photos of the kids.
Sitting on the couch, I was going over the time we had Rachael with us and when we could fit
a shoot in.
We literally had 45 minutes to do it.
I had the whole family dressed, camera ready, and on location in 20 minutes.
They were all really great sports and we got some awesome shots!

We played outside in the freak 65 degree weather then headed home to eat, drink, and be merry.
Well, Matt and I had a drink.
But we were all merry.

Happy TDay to you all!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Haunted House

(Griffin calling from his room)
(Matt goes upstairs)
"Cassie! You might want to take a look at this!"
 "Look Mommy! Froggy's a ghost!"
"Give him a bath."

Giggles, photos, vacuum, stern talk, back to bed.

Oh Happy Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

In the spirit of gratefulness
I am grateful for the small,
sometimes overlooked beauty,
that is all around us.

Oh Happy Day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pinned It, Did It, Done Friday

Pinned it, did it, done Friday...
(On Saturday)

Amazing mother, photographer, crafter, designer, & blogger.
She recently did a post about a journal of sorts.

I read that post, pinned it on my "DIY Awesomeness" board, and immediately started. 
I purchased a wee bitty composition journal at Walgreens for 99 cents. 

Then I did a little collage on the front. 

 And a collage on the back.
I love old school collaging.
The pictures are torn out of magazines,
the edges don't quite meet up,
the shiny packing tape.
Love it.
 On each page I gave the date, a simple explanation of what happened on that day,
and the first thing that comes out of Griffin's mouth when asked the same question every day.

"Babe, what was your favorite part of your day?"
 I love this.
It takes less than 3 minutes to do each day.
What a great way to see patterns of what he loves,
see how his vocabulary grows,
see how complex his memory evolves.
Pinned It. Did It. Done.

You can follow my pins here.

Oh happy day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

This is what a sunset looks like from my kitchen window.

Oh happy day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pinned It, Did It, Done Friday

Welcome to the first edition of
Pinned It, Did It, Done Friday.

I love Pinterest.
I know you do too.
In college I used to collage all the time.
I would collage everything.
Notebooks, my dorm room door, my walls.
Pinterest is a way for me to collage again, in a matter of speaking.
It's a way for me to visualize what I love.
See patterns.
Learn new things.

But most importantly, I think it's meant for me to experience new things.
Not just view them from the other side of my computer.
This is why I am beginning Pinned It, Did It, Done Fridays.

I will be doing/seeing/creating/cooking (whathaveyou) one pin per week and posting it here.
It might be really really simple. Something that takes 5 minutes.
Or it might be a work in progress that may take 5 months.
Whatever it is, it gets the creativity out of my head and into action.

Here we go!
 My first pin done.
"Lucky Us"
Pennies collected with dates that are most important to me.
Dates that represent my family.
Holes drilled, attached to keychain, BOOM.
And so great.
I smile each time I see them on my keychain.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Brand Spankin' New

Check. This. OUT!

I am so insanely in love with my new blog home.
It was designed and done (with great pains since I have ZERO computer knowledge)
by the lovely Heather of Life Made Lovely Designs.
She is amazing to work with.
She set it all up and asked me to do a, b, and c.
I didn't have time for a, b, or c so she did it herself.
Amazing I tell you.
That's service.
Head over to Life Made Lovely and show this gal some love!
And you must check this out.
Christmas cards?

This blog didn't just get a new look.
I don't have time to run two blogs right now so I'm combining them.
Cassie Allen Photography and Life Through This Lens are now one, big, crazy family.
I'm not really sure where this will take me.
But I'm psyched.
So psyched.