Monday, May 1, 2017

April showers Bring May Flowers

Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power
 
Sunny spring days have been far and few between so far this year.
When the sun was scheduled to shine we jumped into the car and drove out to the tulip fields.
Something about being in rows of bright colors makes you feel like a kid again. 
I could not help but have some fun and let my inner-child out to play.


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power

 
Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


 Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power
 

Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power


Star Bunny Studio 2017 Flower Power

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Is In The Air


Star Bunny Studio 2014


This is the best time of year. The natural world is awaking from the long winter slumber.
          A  hike in the Willamette National Forest is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
I was excited to see wildflowers like bleeding-hearts, trillium and cylopso orchids popping up. 
Spring Is In The Air! 

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Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

Star Bunny Studio 2014

I hope this visual vacation inspires you to go out and enjoy the wildflowers spring
has to offer.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Day Without A Woman

 

A Day Without A Woman
'Out-of-Office' Auto-Response
 

Thank you for your visit. 
I’m out of the office today to participate in Day Without A Woman in observance of International Women’s Day. 
I am not working today and will respond to your message tomorrow. 
In solidarity, Laurie



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paradise Found

 

If you are brave enough to travel off the beaten path, you find all kinds of hidden gems.
Recently, I had the opportunity to spend sometime on a tiny little island off the coast of Belize. 
From friendly giant sting rays to pirate bones this island getaway had it all. 




 











 










 









I hope these photos inspire you to get off the beaten path
and go out to find yourself a little slice of paradise.






Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Cooking 101


The first signs of spring are starting to show in the Northwest, I for one could not be happier.
Maybe it is the love (or pollen) in the air that has me thinking about taking on the challenge
 of a Valentine's day dinner.
 For the first time...ever.



Is this culinary endeavor intimidating? Honestly, yeah. A little. I am not a chef!
Thanks to my friends at Pinterest  I have uncovered a few ideas that I am looking forward
to exploring. Lets take a look at a more creative approach to making dinner.



 recipe for beet-and-goat-cheese-heart via "The Tomato Tart"

The presentation here is just so right.
I cannot deny this roasted beet and goat cheese napoleon as an excellent start to any dinner.
I am thinking about using golden and red beets to build my tower.
Hop over to The Tomato Tart for an easy to follow recipe.




If you are like me, you have a significant other who's idea of dinner is meat and potatoes.
Never underestimate the power of a heart shaped cookie cutter.
It will take a bit of effort, but your meat dish will never look so sweet.



http://addapinch.com/baked-salmon-with-parmesan-herb-crust-recipe/#easyrecipe-8550-0

For the main dish - something fresh, healthy and easy to prepare.
 A beautiful pink salmon encrusted with Parmesan and herbs.
The recipe for this dish can be found at  Add A Pinch.



Shared.com

This idea found on Shared might be the best dessert ever.
Forget conversation hearts, meet your new adorable and intoxicating best friend - 
wine fruit snacks! Best yet, they are beyond easy to make.


I am feeling ready to try out these ideas.
Hope you too are bit more inspired to try something creative in the kitchen this valentine's day.