How to Act Like a Pro Photographer (Even When You’re Not One)

November 2, 2016
engagement photo shoot

Even if you consider yourself a “novice” photographer like myself, chances are people have approached you about taking professional photos for them. I’m by no means a professional photographer, for example, but I’ve still been hired for weddings, engagement sessions, family portraits, professional portraits, and business events. And I’ll be honest—I still freak out every single time someone offers to pay me for my meager photography expertise. But I generally take on every photography project someone throws at me because…

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Yellowstone // Part 2

September 15, 2016

Alriiiight…part two of my Yellowstone adventure this past June! I don’t really like it when bloggers write a heck ton at the beginning of a blog post and then take forever to get to the recipe or photos, sooo…I’m just gonna leave these here.…

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Yellowstone // Part 1

September 13, 2016

Guys! My computer has been broken (the USB ports straight up don’t work, and the card reader works 1 percent of the time), but I was miraculously able to upload my summer photos onto my computer finally. So now I have lots and lots of pictures to show you. My summer was pretty eventful because Nate and I were trying to fit in as many adventures as was humanly possible before he moved to Maine. Our first big adventure: Yellowstone.…

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A Brief Guide to Chocolate Terms

September 1, 2016
chocolate terminology guide

If you’ve spent any time in the baking aisle picking out chocolate for your next baking endeavor, chances are you encountered a confusing variety of chocolate-related terms. What’s the difference between cocoa and cacao, or bittersweet and semisweet chocolate? Here is a brief guide to some of the most commonly misunderstood chocolate terms.…

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Pancake Cupcakes with Good Things Utah

July 29, 2016

I had the opportunity to bake again for Good Things Utah, and it was a blast! This time: blueberry maple cupcakes, a.k.a. “pancake” cupcakes. I think it’d been like a year since I was last on, so it was good to be back for sure. You can get the recipe for my blueberry maple cupcakes here. And since I can’t figure out how to embed the video, you can view it on GTU’s site here.…

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Blueberry Maple “Pancake” Cupcakes

July 28, 2016
blueberry maple cupcakes

This cupcake was inspired by the classic blueberry pancake! It’s a blueberry cake base with a maple frosting, garnished with some drizzled maple syrup and a single blueberry. It’s pretty tasty if I do say so myself. Scroll down for the recipe! BLUEBERRY CAKE BATTER Makes about 16 cupcakes, or just over enough batter for one 9″ round cake pan. (Note that making a typical cake will involve doubling the recipe and making two pans’ worth of batter.) Ingredients 1…

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Life Lately

June 13, 2016
cassies new puppy

Hey guys. I knew I could suck you into this post with a really cute puppy at the beginning. Just wanted to post some photos from the last month or so on here. Things have been pretty sweet here in Salt Lake. The highlights: helping my friend Cassie pick up a cute puppy, hiking in neature, light painting, and trying out some new, not-so-unhealthy recipes. Here is the photo documentation 🙂 His name is Duke 🙂 Just look at that…

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7 Sweet Ways to Use Sugar

May 23, 2016

I spend quite a bit of time on here talking about sugary cake recipes, and it’s kinda gotten me thinking about other ways I could be using the sugar in my kitchen. Here are seven great ways to use sugar—aside from baking with it. Face (and body) scrub Exfoliating your face one to two times per week is key to keeping your skin smooth and radiant, and you can use a face scrub to do this. You can even make…

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How to Take Stellar Blog Photos in Your Home

April 20, 2016
take great blog photos

Whether you’re a food blogger, a crafting blogger, or a party planning blogger, chances are you know the pains of trying to take good blog photos within the walls of your own home. Not all homes are designed for great photography, after all (especially rentals), and as bloggers we often have to make a photo shooting session work in less-than-ideal conditions. If this description speaks to you, here are some tips for taking better photos for your blog inside your…

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