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I’m really excited that spring has arrived in Cache Valley!  The produce department has been revived with great colors and variety. While grocery shopping, I usually put fruits in our cart, while my husband loads up with vegetables.  I decided I need to eat more vegetables.  When I looked through the produce in my fridge and saw a variety of green items next to each other, I decided to throw them all together in a salad.  It was delicious!  summer broccoli saladPINIMAGE

Spring Broccoli Salad

2 c. chopped broccoli
1 c. largely chopped asparagus
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 T. olive oil
1/4 c. diced marinated artichokes
1/2 c. fresh mozzarella diced or sliced
2 T. toasted almond slices
zest from your favorite citrus
4-7  fresh basil leaves, finely diced
salt and pepper to taste
Put approx 2-3″ of water  and large pinch of salt in a pan large enough to fit broccoli and asparagus.  Bring water to a boil then add broccoli and asparagus.  Cook for 1-2 minutes (flash cooking to take edge off of bitter taste in their raw flavor).  Toss vegetables in lemon juice and olive oil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper to taste.  Add almond slices, mozzarella, basil and zest. I also sprinkled chia seeds on the top to see what all the rage about them was…toasted sesame seeds would be good too.
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This morning I opened my inbox and had the sweetest email from my clients, the Jackson’s.  One of the things I received was a photo display from their home.  I love the way their display turned out with the main photo and two small ledges.    This display is possible for anyone to do in their home.  I’ve included some other displays below to inspire you.

Take time to pick your favorite photos.  Choose the photos that display your loved ones the way you see them.  Select the photos that make you smile and think of memories.  Print those photos and show them off!

clientPINIMAGEphoto display on twinePINIMAGE

Life Made Lovely

photo gallery displayPINIMAGE

Uniquely Youhanging photo displayPINIMAGEDana Wolt Interiors
asymmetrical photo displayPINIMAGESo much personality and character: Project Home
pottery barn photo displayPINIMAGEMy favorite! from Pottery Barn

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Meeting with Kazia and Joey for our pre-wedding consultation was so much fun!  We met at one of my favorite Cache Valley restaurants, The Crepery. We had a casual dinner while talking about their history together and upcoming May wedding plans.  Kazia’s family and Joey’s family have known each other for years.  Nothing romantic blossomed until their college years when they were in the same student ward.

I loved watching Kazia and Joey as they recounted the story of how they got engaged…..Joey and Kazia had plans to go to a birthday party together but Joey had a ‘work training’ and asked Kazia to go and he’d meet her there.  Well, he never showed.  Instead, Kazia received her first clue for a scavenger hunt.  After several stops, she walked up the trail on Canyon Road to the Logan Temple.  As she approached the top there were dozens of white luminaries lining the path.  Along the way there were photos of each milestone they’ve celebrated together.  When Kazia reached the top, Joey was there waiting for her on one knee 🙂  So thoughtful and adorable!


black and white engagement photoPINIMAGEKazia & Joey EngagementsPINIMAGE
couple in lovePINIMAGE
engagement kiss at sunsetPINIMAGEengagement in spring blossomsPINIMAGECache Valley spring engagement photosPINIMAGEengagement ring photoPINIMAGE
cute couple engagement photosPINIMAGECongrats Kazia and Joey on your upcoming wedding!

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  • Sky - Oh my goodness Belinda! These pictures are gorgeous! Congrats to both of them, I had no idea. <3 that family! …and how he proposed was so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - Kazia Jaggi’s beautiful engagements on the blog today! Congrats Kazia and Joey!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Bradshaw Steel - Holy WOW, Belinda! I love all of them! Gorgeous pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Stewart Jaggi - Beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Knowles Clyde - YAY!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - Thanks Cindy! You’re a sweetheart!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Knowles Smith - Great job Belinda! Those 2 are so cute! 🙂ReplyCancel

This weekend was a wonderfully busy one!  I photographed three wedding events over three days, a newborn session and an extended family photo session.  I was all over Cache Valley and even took a trip to Malad, Idaho 🙂  My favorite thing about driving from  session to session was seeing the various things in bloom.   I took a few photos this weekend of my favorite spring things.

photograph of clouds and treePINIMAGEphoto of Logan LDS TemplePINIMAGEphoto of bird and sunsetPINIMAGEphotography of tulips Logan Utah LDS TemplePINIMAGEsilhouette of lamp photoPINIMAGEMy favorite straight out of camera:rays of heavenPINIMAGEI hope your weekend was wonderful too!

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  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - This is a test of the facebook broadcasting system….ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Maughan Wilkerson - Love it Belinda. You are such an artist!ReplyCancel

  • Ryan - WOW! That’s a busy weekend. Love the first one. The light fixture against the sky is my favorite though.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Siddoway - I seriously miss you so much. COME SEE ME ASAP.ReplyCancel