Sunday, January 19, 2014

Look What I Made! {3}

It's crock pot season!
And my Pinspiration is going strong.
One of my goals for 2014 is to try a new recipe or craft each week...
so stay tuned!

This chicken tortilla soup got rave reviews from the men in my life.
{and I loved it too!}
You can find the recipe HERE
{I added rice because I had some left over...and I'll do that when I make it again}

Yup. This was GOOD.

Over the weekend, I took a very quick trip to Philadelphia.
There was a group of people from New England that all traveled to my home town
for the memorial service of a dear friend. 
At the invitation of her family, 
we were flown down and back on a private jet.
This was a first for me.
It was odd to have such a "ritzy" experience in the context of something so sad.
Totally RANDOM.
{if I'm being's a really nice way to travel!}

While I was gone,
we got snow in Boston.

Once the sun came out on Sunday,
I took my iPhone outside and used my Easy-Macro lens to catch these shots.
Ice and pine needles.
Yes, it's true.
I'm having way too much FUN with this silly iPhone macro lens!!

Linking up with


  1. Oh how I wish I had a crock pot. :)

  2. the soup looks so YuMmY, i will pin that as well.

    i have been cooking up a storm and using the crockpot twice per week. i made sauce and stuffed meatballs last week that were just amazing!! i am having a ball with the crockpot and really enjoying my time in the kitchen. working from home, really makes that possible!!

  3. I've never used pineapple in a savory way - sounds yummy!

    So sorry the ritzy experience came for a somber reason. And that surprise snow? JR commented on my instagram picture saying he had NO clue it was going to snow that much!

  4. My sympathy in the loss of your friend, Adrienne. No one but you could take such a beautiful photo of two planes!
    And your macro shots...unbelivable! That one looks like a teardrop necklace!

  5. Oh my word! Your soup looks divine and I love the macros! I've been wanting to do something with water drops! Just beautiful and thank you for linking up!

  6. So sorry for the loss of a friend. Glad you could go honor them.

    The soup looks lovely and am looking forward to your weekly crafts!

  7. I love crock pot cooking. There's really nothing better in the cold winter days. Those last two images are awesome! Have a great week!

  8. Oh, that looks delicious.
    Now I also get hungry.
    And i like your waterdrops
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  9. The soup sounds (and looks) delicious and I would agree that a private jet would be an awesome way to travel (even in the context of such a sad event). And seriously - I can't get those macros with my big-girl camera and macro lens (perhaps because I'm a wuss).

  10. you got me searching in the kitchen cabinets to make this soup.. thank goodness I have a cock pot... thanks for sharing.. and I thinking it's good to have fun with you iPhone and experience all the app and lens you can - these are really clear images too -

  11. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
    Love your images! That soup looks truly yummy! And I really LOVE those water drop shots!
    Visiting from macro monday -

  12. Totally making this tomorrow for dinner!

  13. your soup really does look delicious. We must live close by each other. I am on the north shore of Boston. We have no snow here as we are right on the ocean...perhaps tonight they are saying.

  14. Looks really good! :-)

  15. Your macros are amazing I love chicken tortilla soup what a great idea! Sorry to hear about your friend. I will probably never fly in a private jet but I often fantasize about it while flying coach. :-)

  16. Wow! That falling drop shot leaves me speechless!