Tag Archives: Color

Camera Learning

I’ve been wanting a nice camera for a few years and finally took the plunge in November. I’ve been doing some research through blogs I’ve found to discover how to take good photos on the correct setting and not just “auto”. Happily, I got to try out my new baby in Austin!

Here are some of the pictures I took. I’m learning!

Photography Trees  Austin Art Front Porch Cactus Austin Ranch Photography Ranch Photography Nature Nature Ranch Austin Bar Art Lighting Austin Sunset

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Adventures in Cooking … With Color!

This last weekend we celebrated Nick’s birthday! Last year, on his birthday, I baked him jalapeno cheese grits. This year I continued that little tradition and added another detail. A Dalek cake!

dalek cake

The best part of this cake? The chocolate icing? The fact that I didn’t destroy it while baking?

Or the colorful inside?

I wanted Nick to be surprised when he cut his piece. The cake wasn’t just tasty, it was fancy!

First of all, I started with our own fresh eggs from the lovely ladies in the backyard. I also bought cake mix, the icing, and food coloring. Since it is super close to Easter, the choices for food coloring were all Easter themed. Luckily, Nick just loves anything colorful.

chicken eggs

I prepared the batter as described on the box, then I separated it and used food coloring to get four brightly colored sections. Next, I just poured a little bit at a time, allowing the batter to spread each colorful section beneath it. Great news here, you can be as messy as you want, or are naturally. The messier your pour, the more wacky the cake will be. Just don’t stir it all together. It would lose the different colors.

colorful cake

I went with a French Vanilla flavor because the cake without altering would be white, so the color added would pop easily. I love how it turned out once it was all finished. I’m craving it just typing this up and looking at the pictures again. Yikes!

colorful cake

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Color and Music

Nick and I were busy last weekend. We participated in the Color Run in Fort Worth Saturday morning. The weather was perfect, we had a blast, and got super colorful. I think Nick became a target for the color throwers, probably due to his height. This is a must do for the future! It is fun and exciting and it supports a great cause. This race supported the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth.

Our team was The Daleks. Nick was”Exterminick, I was Dalektable, and Claire wad K-Clyne.

That evening, we joined some of our friends in a Block Party type event to turn a strip near their neighborhood into something spectacular. The buildings and whole area had a great feel and I hope something amazing happens there. It has the perfect vibe. There was live music, food, and lots of random fun things.

Since the move, things have been nonstop, which is exciting and tiring. Life isn’t boring in the least bit right now. Feels like things are moving forward in a good direction and I’m ready for it. Just need to find time to work out! Oh man.

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