Monthly Archives: April 2016

One thing I’m actually pretty good at growing in the garden is herbs!
I’m not sure it’s really saying much though… I’m pretty sure they are actually easy to grow.
And here’s the thing… you want herbs in your garden!!
Even if you don’t necessarily think you will use them, they are garden helpers!
Depending on their aromas, they can attract or detract certain bugs!!

Lots of herbs can be grown in pots too… put on a windowsill indoors.
They don’t have to be in a big garden if you don’t have the space!

Here’s what I’ve got growing: basil, dill, cilantro (my fave), parsley, mint and oregano!

I thought I would share what I like to do with my herbs.
Obviously, I like to use them fresh first,
but when I can’t keep up with how fast they are growing,
I like to dry them out so they don’t go to waste.

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My dill is massive right now, and I have some oregano to dry out too!
So I just take my string and sheers out there, cut it off (it will grow back), tie it up, rinse it off and hang it up to dry!

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It’s not a flower arrangement, but I still think it can add a little something pretty to a room while it drys out.

When it feels nice and crunchy, take it down, and literally crunch it up with our fingers to your desired size.
Put it in a jar, and guess what?!! That’s it.
DONE!

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I found the jars with the black lids at the grocery store, and the other jars at target.
The little tags were right by them in the gadget isle, in the kitchen section.
Dry herbs will last for a year!!

Now, are you ready for the cutest little gift ever??

Make a recipe card that calls for your spice and tie it to your jar!
Give it to a friend, because that’s one of the best parts about having a garden, the sharing!!

I like to add a super yummy breakfast casserole recipe when sharing my dill!
(Tip: Put the expiration date on the back of the tag.)

People love homemade, it’s thoughtful, and thoughtful is always best!

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Head over to Maegan’s post, and check out what’s going on in her garden!!

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say they have a nice camera, but they don’t know how to work it.
Or they, brace yourselves… LEAVE IT IN AUTO!!!!
These statements are equivalent the the person that doesn’t use their good china, or light their favorite smelling candle,
or use their favorite lotion because it’s their last bottle.
Friends, the time is now!!
Our memories are fleeting!!
I just can’t let you have a great camera, and not know how to use it!!!

class-photoSo, let’s do this!!!
Join me April 23rd, from 4:00 – 6:00 in Gilbert, Arizona, and let’s learn how to use your camera!!

This will be a LIVE, hands on class!!

We will cover the exposure triangle, focus, lighting, white balance, what’s in my bag & end with Q & A!
Whew, that’s a lot!!
You will also get a PDF from the class…
AND, added to a private Facebook group where you can upload photos for critiques (if you want it), and continue to ask questions.

Seats are $150.
If you booked a session with me in 2015, a $20 discount will be applied.
First 5 to respond are in! Small class size, to guarantee you get the attention you need!
Currently,  2 spots left!

I am so excited to share my love for photography with you!
(DSLR camera recommended.)

Reserve your spot now, email audreyroundyphotography @ gmail.com!!!!

I have had the pleasure of working with this family a lot over the years.
From belly to 3, and I’ve adored them every step of the way!
Watching families grow is the BEST.
Little V is into superheroes,
and likes to shoot his Spidey Web at ya, which is so stinkin’ cute!
His way of displaying “3” is my new favorite!
I think it’s going to be my new way too! 😉

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