Monday, August 1, 2011

A Photo Contest and Mini Pies

Hello Friends!
I hope you all had a great weekend!

Do you remember the photo down below from my blueberry picking post?
It tied for first place in the Santa Barbara Bluberry photo contest!
I'll admit, I was a little intimidated entering my photos in the contest--it was the first time I've ever done anything like that before.

The goal of the contest was to capture the beauty of the ranch and the experience of "u-picking" blueberries.

The prize was 2.5 pounds of fresh blueberries, a jar of Santa Barbara Blueberry Jam and a jar of Santa Barbara Blueberry Honey.
While shopping in William Sonoma a couple weeks ago I came across a mini pie maker. It made my heart go pitter-patter because i knew my girls would light up once i brought it home and told them we would be making pies. So with my winnings, the girls and i made mini blueberry pies...

i also picked up a book called Mini Pies.

The girls eyes were big and their tummies were growling, they didn't want to wait for Mommy to do a photo shoot of their pies.
So i took them out, piled them high and snapped a quick photo.

Happy August my friends!
I'll be back in a couple days to share my find over the weekend!

until next time,


i'm sharing this at A Beach Cottage and My Romantic Home


  1. Your girls are so precious and the pies turned out cute too!;) Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my posts the past few days~ I cant wait to see your new finds!! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  2. Congrats sweet friend....I've been away but will catch up with all your wondefulness soon...miss ya bunches..xo

  3. Congratulations, Cheryl! Your photos look beautiful and your girls are adorable. I just looked at that pie maker last week. Aren't those the cutest things? I got one of those little things that can make pies in the shape of hearts. Did you see them? I'm going to post about it this week :)

    xo Tricia

  4. Congrats on winning the contest - such lovely photos of your girls!!! Those blueberries / pies look absolutely delish! ;)


  5. oh i am SO proud of you!

    and that photo of ruby's little dimpled hand patting the dough...another 1st prize.

    i think i need that book too.

    see you soon. (yes, i made a comment, hee he)

  6. Blueberry pie or apple pie is my favorite pie so i understand that your girl didnt want to wait to eat their homemade pies:-) manyhugs

  7. I love your pictures, I'm not surprised you tied for first place!!! That's awesome! Looms like you had a great time with your girls and created some long lasting memories :)


  8. Hi Cheryl,
    I am so glad you entered your photos, they are truly beautiful!! I love the photos of your kids, they are so precious.
    And how yummy are those mini pies, and it looks like you all had a great time making them.
    Hope you have a great day.

  9. You are a talented food photographer, too!! :-) That 3rd photo down is phenomenal!! I didn't know lavender and blueberries look can look so pretty together! Cute little ones working in the kitchen... they have the look of both happiness and concentration!

    I haven't been in William Sonoma in so long! I love that shop.. and Sur La Table, also. Cute book and congrats on winning the photo contest. Well deserved darlin'!

    :-) Lara

  10. Congratulations on your photo contest! I love your photos and blog.....