Friday, September 18, 2009

Sweet & Sour Chicken

I was telling a friend of mine the other day that I can't get any Chinese food in Atwater. I can get all the great Mexican food I want, but no fried rice or chowmein. She on the other hand, living in the bay area is just the opposite. Great Chinese, no Mexican. It made us miss Modesto for about 5 seconds. Then we got over that.

Then, I found this recipe for Sweet & Sour Chicken. It was rated 4.7 out of 5. So I gave it a try. We made it last night for dinner and it was AWESOME! Served over rice, it was just what I had been craving.

Aaron also made some seasame seed lime chicken stirfry too. It was good too...but he doesn't remember what he put in it. Sorry.

and the Second Winner is....

Jami Schoettler !

I was a little dissappointed that I didn't get more entries into my giveaway. This morning I found out that Jami had commented, but her comment didn't appear. So, I decided to let her win too, because that's how I roll!

Jami contact me to schedule your appointment.

P.S. can win too if you want, but you have to bring cookies.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Times Up!

I didn't bother to do a drawing. I didn't even flip a coin. I made an executive decision.

Congratulations Laura!

Email me to schedule your appointment.

FYI-Hamlie is my sister. She gets all the free photo shoots she wants. So don't feel too bad for her.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Give Away Time

OK, enough with yard sale already! Because y'all had to sit through that for over a week I'm going to host an awesome giveaway. That's right, a give away! (I know, I'm not from the south but this is my blog and I reserve the right to use the word y'all whenever I please).

Diane Conn has been photographing children and families for over 10 years. She started when she was only 19 years old. (Can I stop talking in third person now?) While I do photograph weddings, events, seniors & family reunions, I specialize in children and family portraits. I love being able to capture in photographs the little & big personalities that come with every child. No mug shots or cheesy grins for me.

So today, I am giving away one custom portrait session with Diane Conn Photography and a 11x14 wall portrait to one lucky winner.

Also, from now until September 30, 2009, if you mention this blog post when calling to schedule your appointment, you'll receive a free wallet accordion album at your next session. That's a $65 value!

You will have 3 ways to enter this giveaway, don't worry, they are all pretty easy.

1. Enter a comment below telling me something cute your kids did this week (if your kids are in their 30's and stopped doing cute stuff a long time ago, just make something up). Don't forget to add your contact information.

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog, twitter account, local forum or facebook. Just link back here and come back and leave me another comment with a link to your post. (one entry for each post, that's a possible 4 extra entries.)

3. Cold call 30 people out of the Merced County phone book and let them know about my giveaway. Bonus if they have cute kids!...Ha Ha seriously, do it! Alright, you probably shouldn't do it. How about becoming a fan on my facebook page instead. Click HERE then come back and leave a comment letting me know that you're a fan.

The give away will be open for entries until Wednesday, September 16th. 11:59pm PST.

Session will take place in our Atwater Studio or on location within 30 miles of the studio. If you would like a session outside of that area travel fees will apply. A special discount might be applied if you have me travel somewhere cool, like Hawaii, or Florida or....Provo!