Monday, November 28, 2011

Cute Christmas Props for Photos - Love these!

I just bought these for Katie's Grad Party.  I can't wait to take photos!

I have to get these for the holiday.  So cute!!!
This is going to make the party :) a riot (!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Next Large Purchase Will Be:

 I think this is going to be my next large purchase.  I need a new computer for work and this looks amazing to me.  It's a little pricey right now but hopefully after the first of the year 2012 it may drop in price.  Dual touch screens and the keyboard is amazing!!!

Acer ICONIA 6120 Dual-Screen Touchbook with Virtual Keyboard


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Sweet Pink Polkadot Design by KJD

© 2011 by KJD Photography, All Rights Reserved

Adding to my personal Christmas list a Vizio Tablet:

Hint Hint to my husband ;)
8" Vizio Wi-Fi Touchscreen Tablet
I wanted the Ipad but this does everything the Ipad does but is half the cost :).

New Wind Swirl Merry Christmas Design by KJD

5x7 design pattern:

5x7 designs style by KJD
© 2011 by KJ Photography, All Rights Reserved

5x5 design pattern
© 2011 by KJ Photography, All Rights Reserved

Monday, November 21, 2011

Farwell to fall 2011


The end of fall 2011. Every day this month, I have been driving past the school at the corner and there are 8 trees that are still hanging on to their leaves. I keep telling myself that I will stop and take photos and today I did! I wanted to get my girls up and under a couple to get some late photos but I think the leaves will be down on the ground by the time I do so. Just wanted to share the vibrant colors that these little trees still are holding on to.

Kristy's Split Pea Soup Recipe

I normally start my soup around 9 AM and let it cook all day and serve when the
husband gets home from work.
(Note: the crockpot that I use holds approximately 160 ounces of liquid)

Here you go:

1 medium onion sautéed in a pan with butter until translucent
add onion to crockpot

3 stalks of celery
(I chop mine in the food processor, but if you do not have a food processor just cut celery up fine)
add to crockpot

4 medium carrots (I chop mine up fine in the food processor, but if you do not have a food processor, just cut into 1/4 inch slices or smaller)
add to crockpot

100 oz = approx. 14 cups of cold water (it does not have to be exact)
(unless that is too much for your crockpot to hold. If you need to subtract the water do so.)
add to crockpot

1-32oz unsalted vegetable cooking stock (Kitchen Basics brand is what I use)
add stock to crockpot

3 cups of washed and drained split peas
add to crockpot
(Additional if you want, add one bag of frozen peas, my girls like it that way :) )

Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
add to crockpot

pinch of red pepper flakes
add to crockpot

Add 2-1/2 cups of smoked ham (precooked) (cut up into large chunks) add to crockpot.
((I do not add salt because the ham has plenty of salt, which is enough flavor for my family.))

6 medium sized potatoes unpeeled (cubed into medium chucks)
add to crockpot
Set crockpot to HIGH for 5 to 6 hours, until split peas are mushy/dissolved
Turn down to medium after 5 hours until you serve.

Alessi Soup Mix in a bag (add to crock pot)
add 12 cups of water (add to crock pot)
2-1/2 cups of split peas (add to crock pot)
add 6 medium potato's cut into chunks
add 2-1/2 cups of smoked precooked ham

Cook for 4 hours

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Diggin' these boots!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Let My Words Be Few!

This is such a beautiful worship song to the Lord.  So very anointed!!! 
The song is by Phillips, Craig & Dean.
Before you listen to this song make sure you scroll down to the bottom of my blog page and pause my playlist stereo, so that the music will not be interrupted by my stereo.  It deserves no interruptions when listening to this song.  Smiles :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Christmas Template by KJD for Professional Printing

Contact Kristy if you would like me to create your custom Christmas cards.  Send a comment below or email me at