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Capture Life Photography Workshop {Giveaway}


With the induction of entry level digital slr cameras, blogging and advancements in camera phones, more people than ever are taking pictures. Lifestyle photography has exploded with many of us trying to capture our “everyday story“.

Some people, like Rebecca Cooper of the blog Simple As That, really know how to find the beauty in the ordinary.  That’s why I was so excited when I heard that Rebecca is teaching a photography workshop at Big Picture Classes this Fall and registration is now open! Learn about what you can expect in the Capture Life Workshop and scroll down to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a free spot in the class!

Capture Life - create magical photos of everyday moments.  Online Photography workshop with Rebecca Cooper.

In the Capture Life workshop,  you’ll learn to add a touch of magic to your everyday moments, and really bring your photographs to life. In this 12-week workshop Rebecca will help you tell stories with the pictures you take of your everyday life and improve your technical photography skills along the way.

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Kicked Up Smoked Sausage Alfredo


Savory smoked turkey sausage combined with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, spinach, and Parmesan cheese make this a sensational 15-minute Smoked Sausage Alfredo recipe the whole family will love.

Kicked Up Sausage Alfredo with spinach and sundried tomatoes.  Recipe at TidyMom.net #Turketarian This is REALLY good you guys!

I’m talking a five star dinner at our house. To be honest, not a lot of meals get the full 5 star rating here. It has to pass several points…….

How easy is it to prepare?  Is it full of flavor? Did everyone eat it?  and if they did how much did they like it? First lets talk about time and flavor.  You can’t really beat a delicious meal that you can have on the table in 15 minutes. Butterball Everyday Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage make this really easy.  You simply blend the hardwood-smoked flavored sausage with a robust flavored alfredo sauce, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and cheese in a skillet while the pasta cooks.  That’s it. 


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10 Fabulous & Easy Fall Crafts | I’m Lovin’ It

10 Fabulous & Easy Fall Craft tutorials at TidyMom.net

  Is it feeling like fall yet where you live?  We keep getting a nice taste of fall weather……today’s high is expected to be only 70.  I just love all the decorating possibilities of this season. The gorgeous colors of leaves,  all the natural objects that we can bring in from out of doors to display the […]

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Giant Photo Wall for Parties {really cheap}

createa GIANT PHOTO WALL...really cheap at TidyMom.net GREAT for birthday parties, graduation, showers or any celebration!

  Print your favorite photos on blueprint paper for a giant photo wall for your next party!  Large impact for little cost! I was going thru some photos the other day and realized I never shared the fun giant photo wall I made for Allison’s graduation party this summer.  It’s such a fun idea for birthdays, […]

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Baltimore’s Famous Berger Cookies Copycat Recipe

Baltimore's Berger Cookies copycat recipe at TidyMom.net

   This soft vanilla cookie, topped with a thick fudge like frosting has long been a cultural icon of Baltimore.  With this copycat recipe, you can now have Berger Cookies from your own kitchen in any city.  Unless you have some kind of super-human willpower, you’re going to find these cake-like cookies hard to resist.  Not […]

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Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas | I’m Lovin It

10 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas at TidyMom.net #ImLovinIt

  Happy Thursday! It’s time for the I’m Lovin’ It linky party, I host at the end of each week to celebrate things we are loving! You’re invited to share what YOU’VE been up to this week. If you are new here, WELCOME!! I’m so excited you’ve take the time to stop by and share some […]

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Oatmeal Banana Bread Pancakes {low fat high fiber}

Diety-friendly Oatmeal Banana Bread Pancakes - just 3 ingredients! recipe at TidyMom.net

  Sometimes you need a breakfast that you can feel good about indulging in! These Oatmeal Banana Bread Pancakes are almost magical, not only are they quick and easy to make, but low sugar and fat and high fiber and protein. Go ahead and grab a fork and plate….. Can we talk pancakes today?  Do you know I […]

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Simple DIY Projects | I’m Lovin’ It

10 Simple DIY Projects at TidyMom.net

  It’s time that time of the week again!! Time for the I’m Lovin’ It linky party, I host at the end of each week to celebrate things we are loving! You’re invited to share what YOU’VE been up to this week, recipes, DIY projects, makeovers, crafts, and more. If you are new here, WELCOME!! I’m so […]

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Rules for Living with a Teenage Daughter {printable}

6 Rules for Living with a Teenage Daughter + free printable at TidyMom.net

  As both of our daughters are becoming young adults right before our eyes, I’m reminded of the piece of paper I’ve had hanging on our fridge for the last 12+ years.  Rules for Living with a Teenage Daughter.   Successfully raising a teen is no simple task.  It’s something that requires, patience, time and attention. Plus, […]

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