fall trees

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Today, I really struggled trying to figure out what I was going to write about, and while at work, I didn’t really have time to give it much more thought than “I don’t know what to write about.” So, when I got home and saw the daily prompt from BlogHer and the Daily Post, I…

chicken roll cut open

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

What a year it has been! Officially, I have run this blog as you know it today for one year and three months. In that time, I have shared over 40 recipes with you all. What started out as an interest in making more than what comes in a box (the result of thinking I…

Volcano exhibit

Weekly photo challenge: Distorted

My photo’s this week are inspired by the Philadelphia International Flower, which just opened its doors yesterday, on March 4. This year’s theme is Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha (feel free to browse my site for more info and photos) and the exhibits I have seen so far are absolutely amazing. The two photos here are…

Philly mounted Police

Weekly photo challenge: ready

Walking through Rittenhouse Square, I noticed two police officers on horseback. It turns out that Philadelphia reinstated the Mounted Police Unit in 2011, after it was disbanded in 2004. I was a little surprised to see them at first, but if I were a police officer, I would definitely want to be in the Mounted…

Weekly photo challenge: hope

I recently brought home my first orchid. They’re such beautiful plants and I am looking forward to watching it grow. A few of the flowers had already bloomed, but there were two buds that were still closed. Over the past few days, I watched as one of them finally opened. These photos represent the hope…