Sleepy Kitty

This morning in the middle of making breakfast I decided to play more with my new favorite lens while the cat was sleeping in the sunniest spot in the house — our bedroom window. Ended up being a full cat photo session. Like… Like, a newborn session but with a sleepy kitty.
All of these are just lightly edited. See what I mean about this lens?
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This little one… She’s the best.

I’m now taking commissions for sleepy cat photography.

#tbt: that night we watched The World’s End and drank 12 beers.

Alan, me & my friend Niles had the best idea ever and watched The World’s End back in January and drank with the movie. 12 beers doesn’t sound like very much on paper, but…

Good times.

Cabin Country VIII: Contained wildflowers

CRW_2675Finally we come to the end. Phew. Probably wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for these gorgeous flowers in a box outside our Saturday breakfast destination. Such color! Such lusciousness! In the dramatic morning sun I couldn’t not stop and take 100 photos of these beauties. It’s too bad they’re not actual wildflowers.
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See the full set of all cabin photos here! Thanks for bearing with me.

Life List: Make a pizza from scratch

pizzaI finally got around to completing something off my Life List  and it’s a simple one, but a big one. Before the Summer started, one of my main goals was to make a pizza from scratch. Why? Because I had a new Stand Mixer I wanted to use, and I felt like it was a good thing to use. I also had a new immersion blender and food processor. Plus I love pizza. The plan was to buy all the ingredients (I wasn’t going to like, butcher my own meat, or make my own mozzarella, sorry) and make dough (which I’d never done before) and sauce (which I’ve done once, but it didn’t turn out well).
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The dough: It was surprisingly simple to make, and I used this recipe.
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For sauce I just kinda winged it. Usually, when I’m making pasta with store bought sauce, I always tend to add a bunch of herbs and spices anyway.
I may have to come up with a recipe though because it was SO GOOD.
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I could’ve just eaten sauce all night.
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Yeah, what do you think of that, I grated my own cheese.
Alan fried up some little sausage balls.
Neither of us has grilled a pizza before. It was actually not difficult, though our grill is built into the house (yeah!) and we don’t have a lid, so trying to get the cheese melted was a trial, and our little pizzas ended up with black bottoms.
They were still excellent little pizzas! It was a whole day process though, which wasn’t necessarily too taxing, it was just time consuming and it created mess.

Cabin Country VII: Takin a walk

On our last full day at the cabin, Alan and I took a walk.
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I got really into taking photos of boats.  It’s such a midwestern thing, boats on lakes. Y’know?
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Then, we ate pizza at the lodge and played at the arcade. 
Then later, since we follow tradition, we drove into Walker for a meal!
Took these last five in the car. I think they’re really great.
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We walk down to the pier after supper because Walker Bay is AWESOME.
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And we spent our last night playing 20 questions ’round the fire in our “back yard.”

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