Tomorrow is Supermom’s birthday!  I won’t say how old she is although she isn’t old enough for it to be a big deal so it would probably be no big deal if I did say, but still, it isn’t my place.  So I won’t say.

In light of this almost birthday I say we all send Supermom some birthday wishes!

I say we make her some birthday pancakes.

Birthday Breakfast Pancakes RW

And perhaps a cake.

Cake Baptism RW

Maybe send her some flowers!

African Violet RW

More flowers than that people, don’t be cheap.

Flowers RW

Balloons are a must of course.  Especially non-helium balloons that float magically over the register grate.

Balloon Fun RW

Happy (almost) Birthday Supermom!

– Joanna

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite birthday present to date?  Mine is my DSLR camera for sure.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Snaptacular Weekend post and I have some . . . interesting . . . I-Phone shots from our Labor Day weekend so I thought I’d give the series another go.

Right then.  Let’s start how every day starts.  With breakfast.  I ordered a vegetarian omelet.  I assumed the vegetarian omelet would include things like tomato, onion, cheese, green peppers and mushrooms.  I did not imagine it would be a thin crepe like egg substance stuffed with a frozen bag of veggies that included broccoli, carrots, red peppers, water chestnuts and mushrooms.  I guess at least I got the mushrooms I had been expecting.  Fortunately my side of grits saved breakfast.  Note to self: always ask for clarification on vague menu descriptions. Always.

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After breakfast came shopping.

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that my pal Cinnamon was starting a weekly photography tip and assignment on her blog Eat Pray Tri.  It’s called Snap To It and week one is a go.


Cinnamon’s first post, The Basics, links up several photography sites she has found helpful.  For her first assignment, Cinnamon asks us to send her a picture of something basic.  Basic, but not boring.

My take on basic was simple.  What’s the most basic thing you need to survive?  Besides oxygen that is, so don’t guess that.  Water.  You need water.  At least according to The Husband.

I decided to photograph a simple water droplet.  Here’s my (hopefully winning) submission, entitled “It’s Element-ary, Dear Cinnamon.”  I’m witty, I know.

Midwestern Bite Snap To It Week 1 Basic Titled

It’s just a simple water droplet, but set on an iris that’s blooming in our yard.   Yes, I set it there.  Just call me Mama Nature.

Here are the runners up that I was quite fond of as well.

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I’m still rocking this Snaptacular Weekend thing but I promise I have some more substantive posts planned for this week as well.  About half of these pics are from my camera phone edited with a fun little high contrast filter.

The weather around here has been awesomepossum so we took a walk down the lane to visit with Joey and Moon.  That’s Joey on the left and Moon on the right.  Moon was taking a cat nap.  Maybe it’s a colt nap.  In any case, he was snoozing.

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The walk was great, but I’m not 100% sure who was walking who.  I think I was walking The Pete and The Pete was walking The Snoops.

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Picked up some raw buckwheat to make this flat bread recipe from Ashley at Edible Perspective.  Hoping to get to that in the next few days, but I also have a brownie idea to implement as well as some Coconut Flour Lemon Muffins (spruced up with my maple macerated blueberries) from Faith at Gracefulfitness to make.

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It turns out it is finally spring around here.

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Blog Reader Jen says she likes my Snaptacular Weekend posts so I’ve been motivated to keep them up.   So if you like them too, thank Jen!!

This post is a few days late due to my latest Foodie Pen Pals post I’ve left up as long as possible because, well, it was awesome.  Yes, I am tooting my own horn.  Toot toot. 

But it’s time to move on to other things.  Like eggs.

Egg Carton RW

Pretty pretty eggs.

Egg in Clover RW

We dyed brown eggs this year because that’s what the egg lady Marsha brings us.  I think they turned out beautifully!

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