Making the Picture Count \ Christie Pepper / Part 1

Capturing the Moment \ Christie Pepper / Part 2

Crescent City Connection

Today we visited the Crescent City aka New Orleans.  While there, I could not pass up this shot!  The river is very intimidating yet breath taking.

Crescent City Connection as seen from the Carnival Dream Port

Crescent City Connection as seen from the Carnival Dream Port

 

 

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Crescent City Connection as seen from the Carnival Dream Port

~Christie :)

Laura Plantation

Today my son’s third grade class went on a field trip to Laura Plantation in St James, LA. The plantation grounds were beautiful. I have just finished reading The Invention of Wings so going there may not have been the smartest thing for me.
Our tour guide, Ethan, was truly amazing. He held nothing back (the kids took a separate tour). I became a little overwhelmed at one point and just had to take a deep breath and stop listening for a while. I did fall in love with Laura’s story though. For a young woman to sell off all of the property and break away from the awful family history is astounding in those times.
While there I captured some pretty striking images. I will share them sporadically.

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New Beginnings

I am truly blessed with such amazing friends and family.  Thank you all for believing in me and for giving me a chance.  Recently I have photographed family and friends and I have enjoyed it more than I thought.  Huge thank you goes out to Mona & Melanie Naquin, you ladies pushed me out there and made me realize that this is something I can do.  I have loved every minute of capturing Mel’s special moments and hope to capture many many more.  I love you ladies more than you will ever know. <3

Also a huge thanks to Myra Rouge of Myra Rouge Photography.  She is an inspiration and has always been there for any questions I have.  Her work is amazing and you can see more of her work here : https://www.facebook.com/MyraRougePhotography

If you guys want to see more of my photography, you can find me on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ChristiePepperPhotography while you are there and you like what you see, don’t forget to click the like button! Thanks

 

 

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~Christie :)

 

1999 FOLLOWERS!!! WOW

Thank you all for your continued support and for following me along my many different journeys as a photographer, mom, writer, and every other thing I do…lol  Thank you thank you thank you

Nicholls State University Fountain at Night.

Nicholls State University Fountain at Night.

 

~Christie :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Eating Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins

In an attempt to find snacks and/or breakfast foods other than shakes, I have stumbled upon this muffin recipe.  We have a local health food store that sells these freshly baked and they are amazing, but just a bit pricey.  I decided to give these a try. 

Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins

Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins

The following blueberry banana oat muffin recipe was found at Las Vegas Food Photographer.

INGREDIENTS:

4 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 cup Splenda OR 1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw

1/8 cup organic honey

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups oat flour

1 tsp. salt -( I used sea salt)

1 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 cup almond milk

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 pt. fresh blueberries

1 banana

DIRECTIONS:1. cream the coconut oil, Stevia, and honey
2. add eggs; mix
3. now add oat flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
4. next add almond milk, blueberries, and smashed bananas
5. mix all together and spoon into muffin tin
6. bake at 425* for 20-22 minutes.

 
I also made a peanut butter banana one…yummy  just omitted the blueberries and added 2 tbs natural pb!
***I like the PB ones more.
 

These taste pretty amazing considering they are healthy.  They are not exactly what I was looking for, I think I need to use the recipe with the protein powder to use these as meal replacements.

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

~Christie :)

The Little Things

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that catch my eye.  I will attempt to capture as many of these little things and share them with you.

Today while at lunch, I was most excited by these cute cups.  It comes from a local fast food restaurant, OFF THE HOOK, that has some of the BEST gumbo, fried chicken, fish, and shrimp around.  So if you are ever in the Thibodaux area and want some amazing fried seafood, chicken or gumbo make a little stop here, you won’t regret it.  I am still eating clean and while everyone else had their mouth watering lunches, I had one of their grilled shrimp salads which was pretty good.

Cute, Whimsical, Cajun

Cute, Whimsical, Cajun

 

~Christie :)

Eating Clean – Farm Fresh Life

My family and I have decided to change our eating habits and become healthier people all together.  We are not getting any younger and even though these southern dishes are absolutely amazing, we know that we can not continue to indulge every day in these rich delicacies.  We are now eating clean and have a “reward meal” once a week.  It’s not fair to say reward or cheat, because eating clean is actually better tasting than you can imagine.  It is now 31 days that we have been on this new path and we feel better than we have in some time.  

A friend of mine suggested CountryTableDelivery.com and this week is our first delivery.  I am so excited.  Thanks Kristine :)

Isn't this pretty??  Can you tell we have art lovers in my house??

Isn’t this pretty?? Can you tell we have art lovers in my house??

 Our bundle included:  

  • Farm-Fresh Eggs
  • Parsley
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Beef Eater Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Purple/Green Onions
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Bibb Lettuce 

~Christie :)

Walt Disney World Faves

While at Disney World there were so many amazing things to do and see.  I have hundreds of pictures and I will post some of my faves randomly!  These are my firsts.

I can't really explain why I love this shot, but I do!

I can’t really explain why I love this shot, but I do!

I could have stared at this all day long, unfortunately my kids did not want to just stand around

I could have stared at this all day long, unfortunately my kids did not want to just stand around

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My baby boy danced with a princess. This picture is totally PRICELESS!!! Yes I was the teary eyed mom!

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Merida was BY FAR the BEST princess visit ever. I love the faces my oldest and she are giving each other. They were discussing younger siblings…lol

 

 

Be Our Guest!  LOVE LOVE LOVED this place.  The magic is everywhere

Be Our Guest! LOVE LOVE LOVED this place. The magic is everywhere

 

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She smiled through the whole trip and never skipped a beat!

 

~Christie :)

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