*knocks* Hello?

I have done a whole lot of nothing and a whole lot of everything lately. My hometown hockey team won the league President’s Cup so it’s been an exciting week locally. Lots of celebrations and things around town. I’ve baked and baked and baked. Sometimes for hockey boys, sometimes stressing baking. At one point, at home, we had two cakes, a loaf of banana bread and homemade cookies on the counter.

Last Saturday I attended an arts festival with one of my best and oldest friends. It was the first nice day we’ve had in a while. Our winter was really wet and cold (not usual for us) and it took the temps a while to warm up. Finally it did though! This festival is in its eigteenth year and almost always gets rained out. We were all so happy it was sunny the entire weekend. We walked around and looked at paintings and jewelry and photography. Then we decided to sit on the grass and just soak up the sun. Which I did a little too much of because my back ended up burned, where my shirt was scooped in the back. When we left the festival we went to grab a late lunch because we were both ravenous. It was one of the best days I’ve had in a while. It’s nice to finally be able to get out of the house and not freeze.

I am still terrible about this blogging thing. I don’t know why I can’t get consistent! Laziness? Boredom? Lack of things to post about? I really think it’s a combo of all three. Maybe now that fun things are happening I can get out more and even do some photo posts. I have started working on Shutter in the South, posting photos there and playing with my new camera. I currently have only a 50mm lens for it, because my old lenses won’t work on this model. I’m hoping to get a 70-200mm this summer. I’ve had my eye on the same one for a while. It seems like it’ll be great as a multi purpose lens. Why are lenses so expensive?! Ugh.

Currently Loving:
Listening to: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Reading: The V Card by Lauren Blakely
Watching: RISE


Today I participated in the Pretty Simple Cooking dinner party for A Couple Cooks new cookbook. It was such a fun way to explore a new cookbook and meet new people. I decided to prepare the Eggplant Parmesan Casserole, which was chock full of eggplant, cannellini beans, tomatoes, and spices. Personally I love eggplant parmesan […]

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  A post shared by Amanda Graham (@shutterpecan) on Dec 31, 2017 at 9:10pm PST I haven’t done this in a long time. But I’m going to start trying to get better at it (see my 2018 list in the sidebar). I’m thinking I may start scheduling out my days more and put blog posts […]

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Baby I’m sorry

Ahhh I didn’t realize it had been so long since I’d blogged! I have no excuse other than work has been really busy and time got away from me. I’ve never been consistent when it comes to blogging, honestly. Since I don’t really do much other than work and maybe randomly hanging out with a […]

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Weekend shenanigans

I had some errands to run and my mother wanted to make a trip to Michael’s for an artificial pumpkin. We went a little nuts in there, let me tell you! They have so much Halloween and Fall stuff at 40% off! Halloween is my favorite holiday. Always has been, even though anything with a […]

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Chocolate eclipse

I baked a cake on Sunday! Just a simple two layer dark chocolate from a box mix (Duncan Hines heeeey) with chocolate icing. It didn’t dawn on me at the time but hey look I kinda baked the moon of an eclipse! Anywaaaaay, I did that and some cleaning and I spent the rest of […]

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HI INTERNET! I did not forget you. I’ve just been running in circles at work and I’m not great at this blogging thing and didn’t schedule posts. Anyway! Here I am! There’s lots of hubbub about the Solar Eclipse coming up on Monday. I think my area is expected to get about 94% eclipse? coverage? […]

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Food and fur

Hi!!! It’s Friday!!! Most week I’m not really trying to speed my way through the week but this one I was. Work is kicking my ass because of a conference I’m preparing for so I haven’t had much time to do anything but stare at my computer screen at work and print a million copies […]

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A smoking weekend

On Friday I left work at 3:30 and went to the public library to renew my membership and get a pin to start checking out ebooks and audiobooks. I spend so much money on books and it seems silly that I’m not utilizing the library. I didn’t know that ours had an ebook and audiobook […]

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Lots of food. Lots.

I don’t have a ton to share this week but I managed to take photos of almost every meal I ate starting with Tuesday. AREN’T YOU EXCITED? I’ve been trying to think outside the box when it comes to getting vitamins via my food so this particular morning I threw in some roasted veggies we […]

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