NEVER FORGET. 09.11.2001 (13 Years ago today)

NEVER FORGET. 09.11.2001

Today, 9/11/14, is the 13th anniversary since the fateful day on 9/11/01.
Many have lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
There is a website listing all who have lost their lives.

VOICES OF September 11th

~ 9/11 Living Memorial

Stopped by the two 911 memorials in Maplewood, New Jersey today.

One memorial is located in front of the

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch.

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (1)

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (2)

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (3)

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (4)

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (5)

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (7)

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (8)

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (9)

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The other memorial is located at the

Maplewood Train Station.

911 Memorial ~ Maplewood Train Station (1)

911 Memorial ~ Maplewood Train Station (2)

911 Memorial ~ Maplewood Train Station (3)

911 Memorial ~ Maplewood Train Station (4)

Two residents of Maplewood lost their lives on 9/11.

In Memoriam: Douglas M. Cherry
Age: 38
Resident of Maplewood, NJ
Location on 9/11: Two WTC
Occupation: AON Corporation, Vice President of Professional Services Group

In Memoriam: Kirsten L. Christophe
Age: 39
Resident of Maplewood, NJ
Location on 9/11: Two WTC, 104th Floor
Occupation: AON Corporation, Vice President of Risk Management

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Flickr Photo Credit: Scott Lynch Follow

Thank you Scott for sharing your photo!

We will NEVER FORGET.

Take a day to remember.

911 Memorial at the World Trade Center site.

Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch-911 Memorial (6)

~ Carmen

Baking is my Zen
…sweet nibbles for the soul

Photography by Carmen Ortiz. ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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S’MORE LOVE ~ (stovetop version on video) Happy Labor Day 2014

S’mores are the ideal campfire treat. But, why wait until you go camping?
Make your S’mores on the stove top.
This is an easy dessert to put together, with or without a campfire.

My niece, Jenni, had her bridal shower on June 28, 2014.
Her guests received S’mores as a bridal shower favor.
How adorable is this packaging?

Jenni's Bridal Shower Favors

Jenni received many beautiful gifts.

jenni's bridal shower 6 28 14

Loved the pillow she received with the words, Mr. & Mrs.

jenni's bridal shower 6 28 14~

Jenni (CENTER) and her bridal party enjoying time together at Jen’s bridal shower.

Jenni and bridal party

Photo credit: Jen’s friend

Jenni married the love of her life, Matt Tolliver, on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Reception was at Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.
Beautiful couple!

Jenni and Matt's Wedding 8-9-14 (1)

Jenni and Matt's Wedding 8-9-14 (2)

Jenni and Matt's Wedding 8-9-14 (3)

Jenni and Matt's Wedding 8-9-14 (4)

I raise my glass to Jenni and Matt…may LOVE always lead your way…Love, Aunt Carmen

Jenni and Matt's Wedding 8-9-14 (5)

Well, let’s open the S’more favor…will be using the stovetop method.

Jenni's Bridal Shower Favors

S'Mores Love (1)

The one thing I prefer on my S’more is melted chocolate, not squares of chocolate.
The chocolate bar was melted in the microwave, then spread on the graham crackers.

S'Mores Love (2)

Browning the marshmallow on the stovetop was quick. It burned easily. So, it’s best to always keep it in motion, namely, rotating the marshmallow. The fire was blown out as it consumed the marshmallow.

S'Mores Love (3)

When the browning was done, I placed the hot marshmallow onto the melted chocolate.

S'Mores Love (4)

The hot, gooey, marshmallow is topped with a chocolate covered graham cracker.

It’s a fun dessert to eat, a little messy, but fun…

Tidbit: National S’mores Day is on August 10th.

S'More Love (Jenni's Bridal Shower Favor)

Created a quick video to the song, Happy by Pharrell Williams

S’MORE LOVE ~ stovetop version
By Baking is my Zen

~ Carmen
Baking is my Zen
…sweet nibbles for the soul

Photography by Carmen Ortiz. ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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