Wednesday, February 01, 2017

FMS Photo A Day | February and January Collage

Here's my January 2017 Collage.   I quite enjoyed taking the photos  based on January prompts and was able to keep up and take photos everyday.  Hoping to do the same thing for February.




This is the February prompt from Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day.  Some interesting prompts for Feb.  



Saturday, January 28, 2017

Copacabana Bite-sized Muffins

This one is my all time fave banana snack cake from Looneyspooons Collection (by Janet & Greta Podleski).  I've substituted 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup of maple syrup or Cranberry Syrup.



Ingredients
1 1/2cups     all-purpose flour
1/2 cup         whole wheat flour
1 tsp             each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 tsp          salt
1 cup            granulated sugar
2                   eggs
1/4 cup        butter, at room temperature
1 cup           mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup        light (5%) sour cream
1 tsp            vanilla
1/2 cup        mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup        coconut (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.  You can also use regular muffin pans or min-muffin pans.  Just bake it at  20mins instead of 25mins.
  2. In a medium bow, combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, eggs, and butter on medium speed of electric mixer.  Add bananas, sour cream and vanilla.  Beat again until smooth.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to banana mixture, beating after each addition.  Batter will be thick.  Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly using a spatula.  Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted i centre of cake comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 24 pieces and store in an airtight container.
Make 24 servings
Per serving 173 calories, 4.9 g total fat; (2.7 saturated fat), 3g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 1.4g fibre, 36 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

FMS Photo a Day Jan 21 Grow


21| Grow.  I've had this orchid a for a few Years now.  It's nice to see it bloom and growing.  I've lost a few orchids when I first started buying orchids, now I have  half a dozen of orchid thriving.  #fmsphotoaday

Monday, December 26, 2016

Crabby Cat


Crabby Cat. In all fairness to Minx, he was a bit Crabby because I did wake him when I placed the Santa hat on him and kept snapping photos with the flash until I got a good pic.  #crabbycat



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your family!  

Aidan was supposed to play at Long and McQuade Recital for Music Therapy fundraising drive on Dec 8 but I double booked him and wasn't able to do the recital.  Sharing this video.  He has an amazing new piano teacher - Natasha Frid Finlay.



Thursday, December 08, 2016

FMS Photo a Day 8| Red

8| Red. Our Christmas tree was finally decorated during the weekend.  We've been buying real tree for the last 11 years but finally bought an artificial tree with lights.   Easy piecey...no tangled lights to have to deal with.  #fmsphotoaday.



8| Red.  Something Red. Love the Candy Cane Lindt chocolates. #fmsphotoaday

FMS Photo a Day - December 2016

My snapshots for Nov 2016


And the prompts for FMS Photo a Day - month of December.  Love the prompts for December and hoping to keep up and complete a whole month.


Friday, November 11, 2016

FMS PHoto a Day November - 9| Home Sweet Home

9| Home Sweet Home. No TV and no electronics last night after dinner.  Aidan wanted to show us what he did for the Art Club.  My paintbrushes and acrylic paints were put into good use.  Funny enough, I asked him the night before whether he will join the Art Club at school.  He originally said no, saying that he doesn't think he's good enough to be in the art club.  I told him, he should try it out and see if he has the knack for it.  It doesn't hurt to try. You always have to try something once, if you don't like it, at least you tried.


Friday, November 04, 2016

Ordinary

4| Ordinary.....Road turned to Magnificent with the golden coloured trees. #fmsphotoaday


Tuesday, November 01, 2016

FMS Photo A Day - November 2016

My collage for Oct 2016




Here's the November 2016 - prompt for the FMS Photo a Day, check it out and join the fun for the month.



HOW TO PLAY

+ Playing along is really simple! Just look at the list each day and take a photo using the prompt as inspiration. So, for example, Day 1 is TINY, so all you have to do is take a photo of something small or distant that you find as you go about your day.
+ You can then share your photo on either Facebook or Instagram or both! To share on Instagram, just upload with the hashtag #FMSPAD and you’re done {more details below if you need them though!} and to share on Facebook, upload to your personal page or jump into our Facebook group and share there.

HOW TO PLAY ON INSTAGRAM

+ Simply upload the photo to Instagram, add a caption {you could mention the day and the prompt in the caption}, add the hashtag #FMSPAD and then publish.
+ Check out the #FMSPAD hashtag to see all the other photos. Like them. Comment on them. Be part of the community.
+ Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared on Instagram for the challenge. It’s four photos that have captured our attention from each prompt. Check the feed {@littlemomentsapp} to see the photos.
+ To make it easier to find all the daily photos, you can find and use the daily hashtags below. Simply add them to your caption when uploading to Instagram.  Alternatively, my App {The Little Moments App for iPhone/iPad} generates the daily hashtag for you automatically so it takes all the thinking out of it for you!

HOW TO SHARE ON FACEBOOK

+ Upload the photo to Facebook – you can either share on your personal page, on your business page {if you have one} or in our Facebook Photo A Day group {you’ll be added within 12 hours of requesting}, add a caption {you could mention the day and the prompt in the caption} and then publish.
+ Check out the photos shared in the group, or among your friends. Comment, like and be part of the photo-taking community.
+ Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared in our Facebook group for the challenge by our lovely admin team. It’s four {or more} photos that have captured our attention from each prompt. The photos are made into a collage, shared and pinned to the top of the group.

HOW TO REMEMBER THE PROMPTS EASILY

+ For all devices and PC, we upload the prompts which you can download automatically into your phone or PC calendar. For Smartphones & Mac Calendar, click here. For HTML for web viewing, click here.
+ You can also print out the list, save it as your screensaver or save it to your camera roll.
+ If you’re a lucky iPhone or iPad owner, you can use the Little Moments App to remind you of what the prompts are, as well as make your photos a bit fancy. You can grab the App here.
If you want more help with the prompts, and ideas of what to take photos below, read on:
1. TINY
Something super small!
2. HALF
Part of something, half to be precise!
3. ADVENTURE
Go exploring, on an adventure. Share it in a photo.
4. ORDINARY
Show something ordinary. Something everyday, not so special.
5. ONE O’CLOCK
What are you doing at one o’clock? Share it in a photo.
6. CLOUDS
Look up! Take a photo of the clouds.
7. MADE ME SMILE
What made you smile today? Take a photo.
8. OPPOSITES
Black and white. Salt and pepper. Show off opposites in a photo.
9. I LOVE WITH…
Share who or what you’re in love with.
10. HOME SWEET HOME
Take a photo of your home, or something that reminds you of home.
11. HORIZON
The horizon is where the land meets the sky.
12. ON MY MIND
What’s on your mind? Take a photo and share it.
13. BLOOMS
Flowers! Take a photo and share it.
14. FREEDOM
It’s something not restricted. What does freedom look like for you?
15. TOY
Take a photo of a toy. Make it cute!
16. A TREAT
What’s a treat for you? Take a photo and share it.
17. FAMILY
Who is your family? Take a photo and share it!
18. CALM
Not chaotic! Think peaceful, and harmonious. Take a photo.
19. PHOTO OF A PHOTO
Get an old school photo and take a photo of it. Fun!
20. WATER
Ocean, river, tap, pool, puddle! Take a photo!
21. LANDSCAPE
Take a photo of the land around you.
22. NEGATIVE SPACE
Negative space means lots of space around a subject that you’re taking a photo of. Show it in a photo.
23. UP HIGH
Take a photo of something up high.
24. I’M THANKFUL FOR…
What are you thankful for today? Take a photo of it or them!
25. ON MY PLATE
What’s on your plate today? Share it.
26. WHAT I SAW TODAY
What did you see today? Share a photo.
27. EXTREME CLOSE-UP
Take a photo of something extremely close up!
28. TODAY I…
Finish the sentence with a photo.
29. SUNSHINE
Hopefully the sun comes out to play. Take a photo of sunshine.
30. HANDS
Take a photo of hands.
So, what do you think? Daily hashtags or no daily hashtags?