Tuesday, April 30, 2013

the making of Chai tea cupcakes

I never imagined when I got serious about improving my photography skills that I would enjoy taking pictures of food. I enjoy cooking and baking (particularly the latter) and have fun capturing some of my endeavors. Recently I've been on a bit of a quest to find some new dessert recipes that don't include chocolate. Om's Chai Tea Cupcakes were one of my newest projects. I've made two batches now, which have gotten rave reviews, even from those who don't love drinking Chai tea. The tea flavor is subtle and complemented nicely by the orange and cinnamon.

What have you been baking lately?

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Monday, April 29, 2013

revisiting a favorite spot

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you know that one of my favorite spots to walk in Milwaukee is through the VA grounds. The last time that I took pictures there before this excursion was December. Ridiculous, right? It was so great to be back there with my SLR. Enjoy.


This spot continues to be one of my favorite places in Milwaukee. Sometimes I feel silly photographing it over and over again, but I don't think that there is really anything wrong with that.


I love how you can see the front coming in behind the stadium.

I cannot believe that I had never photographed these bells before.

This is another one of those "why I love my neighborhood" shots that I took on the way home.

What is one of your favorite local spots to photograph?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

kitten cell phone photos round up

Welcome to the latest installment of kitten cell phone photos!

I've had the windows open a few times lately while I've been gluing new button items. Usually I just crack them when it's cold, but the kittens get so excited that I've been opening them all the way for short periods. We all can't wait until it's warm enough to keep them open more often.

I saved this piece of bubble wrap from the recent package, and Angel has actually been the one enjoying it the most.

As a general rule, we don't feed the kittens people food. For the most part, they aren't interested in it (I shouldn't say that too loudly), but Ares loves chip bags.

Angel does love trying people food and usually won't go near any kind of jalapeno chips because the smell is so strong. We didn't think that Ares would be interested either, but he licked an entire chip and then just sat there like it hadn't been incredibly spicy or anything.

Tape measures are endlessly entertaining.

Pliers are pretty fun, too.

This piece is available right here.

I love snuggling with our kitties so much, but it's been especially cool for Jake because he's never had a cat that loves to snuggle before.

My HubPages helper.

Living the dangerous life hanging out behind the wheels of one of the computer chairs.

Endlessly frustrated by the new TV arrangement.

They still love to watch TV, though.

Making the bed is always a fun activity.

Practicing the pirate look again with Ares.

What have your cats been up to lately?