Tale of a white chick

This is a story of two chick buttons and one ambitious photographer.

Jacqui from Chicktuition has a trivia contest. I am not very knowledgeable or fast, and to win this you have to be both. But I happened to be in the right place at the right time TWICE and answering correctly won me TWO buttons and my name on the wall of fame. Which I am immensely proud of.

Then Jacqui announced a photo contest. Rules are simple, you must take photos containing something inspired by one pink chick and submit them to Photo Surprise Contest. Now I clearly have an advantage in this one. I have not one but two buttons to model for me, I live in paradise and I happen to take nice photos. So I started carrying them around with me everywhere and snapping great photos like this one:

But then I got a bit overly ambitious and the following happened:

I have been living with this for weeks now. But I decided to confess. Because you should all know that placing very light objects into the sand to take award winning photos is all together a bad idea. Unless somebody finds the white Chicktuition button off the coast of Oregon, Canada or even Alaska and snaps a great photo themself. In that case you should know that the contest ends 15 October. And tell our lost chick that Little J misses her very much.

This post is linked with Wednesday Words of Wisdom Because you can consider this first of many of my photography tips. Since I am now a licensed professional.

Weekend treat

Happy Independence Day. Wishing you weekend full of joy in the land of the free. And to celebrate let’s make something quintessentially American. Baking my first cherry pie and judging by the aroma filling up the kitchen, it is a good one.

While I wait for pie to bake, let me share with you my favorite find this week. It is not so much a post as it is a miracle. I met this incredibly talented young girl. She is so modest and sweet I only realized she does web design after reading her blog Grace loves ♥ the beatles. So I visited her Gracely Designs and by giving up two Venti lattes I got new buttons, new header  (which I am yet to pop up) and a signature. If you would like to treat your blog to something a little special, click HERE. What do you think? Told you!

Have fun and remember, independence is a privilege many are still fighting to achive. Let’s celebrate and be thankful. And eat pie.

Cherry Pie


Cherry Pie
Photo: William Meppem
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: 25m | Total Time: 1hr 45m



  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Roll the piecrust into a 13-inch circle and fit it in a 9-inch pie plate, allowing the extra pastry to drape over the edge.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cherries, comstarch, sugar, and cinnamon; spoon into the pastry and scatter with the pistachios. Fold the extra pastry over the filling, pleating it so that it lies flat. Brush the pastry with the egg and sprinkle with additional sugar (about 1 tablespoon).
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden. Cool on a rack for 45 minutes. Serve with the ice cream.

By Jane Kirby,  June 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 394
  • Calcium 71mg
  • Carbohydrate 65g
  • Cholesterol 39mg
  • Fat 14g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Protein 5mg
  • Sat Fat 4g
  • Sodium 172mg
Recipe courtesy of  www.realsimple.com