Posts tagged creativity bootcamp
summer break

The little people are on summer break so I have a ton of extra help around the house. They are in charge of things such as making sure snack is served on time and making sure lunch is served on time.  Shortly after lunch they start asking what's for supper so that I don't fall behind schedule on that either.

I did get a chance to take part in Creativity Bootcamp led by Maegan of Madeline Bea - Life set to Words.  I chose photography for my medium since it would allow for quick turn around so I could complete the assignments each day.

Here's a little slide show of my photos inspired by the bootcamp process.


As a sort of continuing education, Maegan will be leading the Sunday Creative over at Life set to Words.  I'm looking forward to having an entire week to consider her prompts.

first snowcone of summer

School is out which means the kids are home and looking for something to occupy their time. I broke down and bought a snowcone maker last week.  I figure it will fill a couple of afternoons, right?

I skipped over the syrup in the store and went with a homemade version instead.

strawberry syrup

3 cups strawberries (hulled)

3/4 cup sugar

Place strawberries in saucepan and mash to a pulp.  Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Push mixture through a sieve (you should have about 3/4 cup juice)

Return the juice to the pan and add the sugar and mix well.

Bring to a boil and let simmer for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and pour through sieve again.

Skim any foam that may have formed.  Chill before using.

Syrup can be stored in fridge, covered for up to a week.