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It's Personal
What's Hot
What's Not
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Just Saying

It's Personal

My Mother
Barbara Hoke

My Mom's Buttermilk Pie Recipe


1 stick butter (melted)

2 eggs

dash of salt

1 cup sugar

2 Tablespoon flour

? cup buttermilk

1 ? teaspoon vanilla


Combine eggs and salt.


Combine sugar and flour.


Mix all ingredients together well(  Add vanilla last and stir.)  Pour into a deep dish unbaked pie shell and bake 45 min to 1 hour at 350 degrees.



 My Mother in Law
Lee Nelson "Siti"



Siti's Frozen Fruit Salad - Lee Nelson

Never did our family have a holiday meal without a frozen fruit salad brought by Siti.


3oz pkg cream cheese - softened

? cup mayonnaise

1 (no 2) can crushed pineapple -drained

? pound small marshmallows

? cup chopped pecans (optional)

1 can mixed fruit cocktail - drained

Lots of coarsely cut maraschino cherries

1 cup diced bananas (about 2 or 3)

1 cup heavy cream


Stir cream cheese until soft.

Blend in mayo; add in all fruits; mix well

Whip cream to soft peaks and fold into fruit mixture.

Spoon into two 1 ? pint size containers.

Seal and place in freezer.





All Kat Nelson Design professional photographs taken by Lisa Konz photography. 
Lisa Konz Photography



Is there a season more designed to celebrate family than Summer?  Our kids are on summer break, beach trips are being planned, 4th of July neighborhood celebrations are announced and all of it is designed to promote family time. 

Family is especially on our minds this summer.  We had to say good-bye to both my mother and my husband's mother in a very short period of time.  

While we are still grieving the loss, we didn't want to lose focus on the many happy memories that we hold so dear.   

This newsletter is a celebration of family and in memory of two wonderful and beautiful souls that we miss daily.

Here's to a wonderful summer and much needed family time.  

Forever Grateful,
      Katrina Nelson and team
What's Hot?
Fun Family Portraits
   What's Not?
Awkward Family portraits
Need to know...

       Hints for taking some great family portraits. 

1) Get everyone to stand close together.   As a starter, try having people stand at slight angles with shoulders overlapping. 
Also, consider the age of your family. If Grandma is present, make sure you have a chair for her. If grandma and grandpa are both there, make sure they are comfortable during the shoot.
2 ) Do coordinate clothing.  Don't buy matching outfits but choose clothing according to your family's style. Remember to avoid extreme colors, prints and logos on clothing.

3) Try and be funny to get some genuine smiles. Try getting your family to jump, run, make human pyramids or whatever comes to mind.  These photos are supposed to be fun.  Not torture.  

                Lighten up and have fun with it!

Or contact a professional photographer to do the job.  We recommend Lisa Konz Photography.

Featured Project


Are your bookshelves getting a little cluttered and need refreshing?  Take some clues from some of our clever clients.  
I often suggest taking the book covers off of your books to expose the true bindings.  If the color of the book doesn't work well, how about recovering them or painting them?
Recently, some clients have recovered books that didn't quite work with the look they were trying to accomplish.  These creative folks have used burlap, linen, or scrap book paper to create a consistent look.  
Others have torn the bindings off or aged the ends with paint or shoe polish.  Lastly , try turning all of your books backwards for another interesting look. 
The goal is to get a more organized bookcase. 
Similar books (some purchased or re-purposed), picture frames in similar colors and reducing clutter is a good place to start. 
Take a look below at some of our clients clever craft work and how we were able to pull it all together.


Business Spotlight

Style is more than just the clothes that you wear or which accessories you choose to go with an outfit.  Style comes from the way you put it all together and how it makes you feel when you know you are looking your best.
Style doesn't have to cost a fortune.  I pride myself on finding  the best looks at the best prices.  I've worked for national retailers and for mom's that just need an update.  Call me and let's see how we can update your look.
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