Wednesday, May 18, 2016


We love the new Superfood Kale Salad at Chick-Fil-A.  Yummy chicken sandwiches for the daughter and a nice, healthy kale salad for the adults have us cheesing all day, every day!

So, we decided that we would try to make the Kale Salad at home.  I know, we're fancy! LOL.  After a quick google search and finding this really simple recipe online, we were set.  I'm no chef; so if I can do it, you can do it!

Easy and perfect for the spring and summer season.  Eat up and enjoy!

Everyone has a kale something menu item!  I wonder what the health trend will be next year.

We are both engineers by education and fond of science.  As we made the salad dressing, it turned into a little science experiment.  Throwback tribute to 6th grade!

Looks so yummy!  Will taste even better. Guaranteed.

Not bad for a first try!  If at first you don't succeed, try again.

Ingredients needed
  • About 8 cups chopped kale
  • About 2-3 cups broccoli florets (we didn't use in this batch of salad pictured below)
  • ½ cup sunflower kernels
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons good quality maple syrup  (Yes, Aunt Jemima's is good quality)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  1. Place kale, broccoli, sunflower kernels, and dried cherries in a very large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In mason jar, add vinegar, oil, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Put lid on and shake really well, until combined.
  3. Pour over kale mixture and stir to coat. Store, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to two days.

Monday, April 25, 2016


My how time flies!  Just a year ago we were preparing to capture one of our favorite wedding celebrations.  This misty, outdoor wedding held at the beautiful JC Raulston Arboretum was one absolutely scripted for a movie.  Heather and Phillip braved the spring mist and occasional rain fabulously well!  The few photos below only give you a petite glimpse into the huge love fest that day.

Happy 1st Anniversary Heather and Phillip!  Cheers to your wonderful life together and may you continue to celebrate your bliss today and forevermore. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Daddy's Little Rose

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but the memories that last forever are those sweet moments that you cherish together with your family, spouse, friends, special person in your life, and of course, your children.

This Valentine's Day, we "celebrated" in the more formal sense of the holiday. Traditionally, we celebrate the holiday every day!  But this year, Khris wanted to do something a little extra for our now preschool daughter, Raegan.  She's very aware of the Valentine's holiday and Khris says, "I can't let some dude eventually out gift me."  He went out and bought our little princess some really sweet gifts, but the one that stands out to me most are the beautiful pink roses. 

From the photos below, we hope you get a sense of how sweet the memory of the holiday should be not only on February 14, but everyday of the year.

Here's to beauty in everything, living February 14 everyday, and being inspired by a Daddy's love....