Sunday, April 26, 2015

Recipe 2

Well, I lasted longer than I thought I would with my challenge. 
Today I baked the "Blueberry Cornmeal Skillet Cake" Aka as it probably tastes better with ice cream. I didn't even know that you could bake in skillets it was probably just an aesthetic but cool nevertheless.

Recipes to go: 63
Days left: 89


Clare McKenna

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Cookbook Challenge:Recipe 1

The challenge: 65 recipes
The deadline: 90 days 
Reward: Refined baking skills + trip to Portland to go to the authors bakery + long hours scrubbing dirty dishes in the kitchen
The Obsession: Julie & Julia

Today marks the first day of my new challenge. To cook 65 different cake recipes in 3 months. I'm baking my way through "Vintage Cakes".

First up: Berry Long Cake with Ginger Crumb Aka as don't burn the crumbs..
I have never even heard of candied ginger but I learned how to make it without burning it in about 5 minutes & the yelling of my little sister who reminded me to take it off the stove. 

Here is to hoping I can get more creative with food-ography 

Recipes to go: 64
Days left: 90


Clare McKenna 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

hey there (-:

Let's catch up!
Dipping my toes into film photography & guess what its not even THAT hard! Just kidding! This class proved me wrong so thankful for digital for so many reasons! One day I'll appreciate the class for now I'll just photograph my film camera with digital!
When your old camera takes a tumble its time for an upgrade, welcome Nikon D800!
First official shoot with my new camera & I L.O.V.E
Celebrating Riley's return from Afghanistan as grand as a castle! My family is no longer strangers to Disney World :-)
The cat lady got another..... KITTEN! Meet Jimmy!
Why wouldn't you get married two days after Christmas & in San Diego?!?! Welcome to the family Mali! #Malia&Alex
No reason for this one I just love me some Robert!
This years Senior Rep for Clare Irene Photography: Mina! 
Been taking some FUN FUN FUN photography classes with Made To Create PNW! Thank you!
(From our posing class:-)

Talk to ya'll real soon!

Clare McKenna 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

{ photos by clare }

I'm happy to announce photos by clare as an official business :)
You have already seen some of my work most likely & I'm so excited
to share some upcoming shoots I have done over at
Thanks again!
Alex & Mali {engagement} 
"h" family {maternity}
Bethany {senior}

Saturday, May 24, 2014

{ arizona }

For Easter weekend we went to Arizona!
We went to visit with my grandma and to spend Easter with her.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

{ hawaii }

We spent our spring break in Oahu, Hawaii at the Disney resort. It was nice to get away
from the icky WA weather. And now for some pictures :-)

Monday, March 10, 2014

{ san francisco }

My family along with my little cousin, Arianna went to California for a four day weekend. We have a house down there because its nice to get away from the rain... (It's raining as I type this) gotta
love the WA weather. Since we spent my little sisters birthday shopping..
(the airline lost my luggage, I got it back though) we went to San Francisco the next day.
We went across the Golden Gate, to a little science/zoo place, and the Walt
Disney Family Museum (My favorite part:)