Posts tagged ‘Dad’

January 9, 2011

Snow Adventure!

I just updated our Fox & Owl blog with some of the MOST amazing photos I’ve ever taken. Today my dad and I went up on the Parkway and found the most breathtaking scenes of nature. Holy smokes. I was blown away.

The snow came up to my knees in some places and I was bunny hopping around in it, making giant foot prints. We went about 5,000 feet up and it was probably 10 degrees and the wind was blowing. Can I tell you a secret?

I’m never more happy than when I’m out like that, freezing cold, camera in hand, with the reckless abandon of a child and the whole world in front of me!

Here is a peek from today!

Don’t forget to check out our F & O blog. The rest will go on Fox & Owl Studio!

xo S

January 5, 2011

Additon to 5 Favorites!!

After I posted up my 5 Favorites today I got a surprise present which MUST be added to the list. My dad brought by an owl wind chime. It sounds lame but wait until you see it…

Eeeek! I L-O-V-E it! It’s the perfect blend of colors for our house and it makes such a sweet sound when the wind catches it. Right now it’s above the door going to our bedroom, just so I can look at it all the time. *Sigh*

I also completed  my first painting today. I’ll post it up later!

xo Shannon & Owl Chime



December 15, 2010

5 Favorite Things!

Hiya! I’m all cozy at home with a fire going and a great cup of coffee and our treepod lit and a sweet kitten and and and…

The list of lovely things goes on!

I’m SO pumped for this week’s 5 favorite things! My brother, sister and dad all have birthdays this week. Nathan and Kelly were born on the 17th, six years apart, and Dad’s is the 19th!



This is Nathaniel. Or Nathan, more affectionately known as Nay, even more irritatingly known as Your Highness. He’s my sweet brother with whom I share numerous inside jokes and quotes. He’s been one of the soul people in my life that I’ve always been able to count on to have my back and to hold my hand when I need it. Nay, I love dew. Happy Birthday!


This is Kelly Catherine. She’s my little sister, 10 years younger than I am. Which is crazy to me, but also really cool. She’s blonde, and acts like it (she’ll love that I just wrote that) but typically it’s more endearing than anything. She’s smart as a whip and beautiful. I think as an almost 14 year old that she’s growing into such a lovely and respectable lady. She makes me happy in my heart! Kelly, you might just be the best sister on the planet!  Happy Birthday!


This is my Daddy. Carl, Pilgrim, Uncle Bear, the list goes on. He’s the most remarkable man I know. He’s the only person in my life that I can share the woods with and have him really get it.  He’s taught me everything I know when it comes to knives, finding the perfect walking stick, game trails, hunter brownies, wildflowers, why cast iron is better than anything else, shooting, gun calibers, herbs, etc. He’s guarded but accessible, when you first get to know him. He has more depth and experience than most people you’ll ever meet. He says things like, “Rectum, hell killed ’em!” “Can’t dance and it’s too wet to plow.”  “Watch your top knot and keep your powder dry.” He’s the only person I know that can actually sing “Moriah” and do it well. And, he’s one of 4 people in my life that can make the same face as me at the same moment and finish my sentences. He’s the first guy I could love without abandon, who held me as a wee baby on the parkway and fed me wild strawberries and now who can teach me how to cook in my own house with my husband. Remarkable! I love you, Pa. Happy Birthday!


I’m loving this sweet little owl shirt. It’s so flipping adorable and it looks super comfortable! I’m hoping to find one like it in my daily travels!

Andrew Elliott Horton, thanks for making me giggle all the time. You’re lovely, especially when you’re Ramboing it up with a knife clenched between your teeth. To the moon!

I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday evening. We’re supposed to get ice and snow tonight! I can’t wait!

xoxo. Shannon


December 9, 2010

Hunter Brownies

Okay, friends! Here you go, photos and recipe as promised!

First, a few favorite shots from the preparation and baking! I love that my dad totally baked these while I licked the bowl and photographed the process. Kinda great!

And, they are SO good!

Here is your recipe:

Preheat your oven to 350

Melt in a saucepan:
1/4 cup of butter

Stir in until dissolved:
1 cup of brown sugar
4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate (add more if desired)

Cool these ingredients and then blend in:
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla

Sift, then measure:
1/2 cup of all purpose flour

Resift it with:
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt

Stir these into butter, sugar, and chocolate mixture and add walnuts or figs if desired.
Pour mixture into greased 9×9 pan and bake for 20 minutes. Pull them out and let them cool and go to town!

Let me know if you make them and if you l-to-the-ove them!

xo. shannon & hunter brownies

December 9, 2010


Hiya and Happy Thursday!

Since Andrew and I aren’t traditional in… basically every way, we decided to use our tripod as a Christmas tree. You remember my previous mention of the 5 foot string of lights that we were so stoked on and how woefully inadequate they were, right? Well here is a photo, a before and after if you will.

I’m pretty sure we bellowed with laughter upon inspection of this attempt at lights. It was to hysterical! Angus, however, is cozy as a little bug in his tent. Gotta love that.

Okay, so here is our treepod after we bought some an actual string of lights.

Much better. And, we did include the original 5 foot strand. It just seemed appropriate to include our very first string of lights on our very first treepod. Being married is so fun and full of firsts! We’re pretty pleased with how it turned out, kinda cute!

Today I’ve been sipping out of my deer mug, I found it in a box store with my college roommate and HAD to have it. It’s been one of my favorites since :]

I think coffee might taste better when it’s out of this mug. Just sayin’.

My dad and I are making hunter brownies this evening, they’re a blast from the past when it comes to sweets. We always made them in the fall/winter seasons when I was little and it’s been SO long that we decided that it was high time for another batch! I’ll share photos later and perhaps a recipe?

Happy Afternoon!

xo. s & treepod