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Kristen’s Custom Creations {Giveaway-ENDED}

Double Stacked A lot Of Love Necklace

I am in love with hand stamped jewelry!! That’s why I was SO excited when I was contacted by Kristen, the creative mind behind Kristen’s Custom Creations. She is a work at home mom who specializes in hand stamped creative, unique, and personal jewelry. Kristen’s Custom Creations offers gorgeous hand stamped jewelry that is both […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Are you totally obsessed with pumpkin like I am?! I don’t know what it is about this tasty gourd……but as soon as there is a chill in the air I start to CRAVE pumpkin! Last year I shared Pumpkin Spice Lattes we like to make at home, Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes (HUGE favorite among family and […]

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How to Preserve Pumpkins: I’m Lovin’ It

How to preserve pumpkins to make them last longer at

A favorite local business of mine, is Hillermann Nursery & Florist, and this time of year it is SO fun to visit! You can see my visit to their Pumpkin Pandemonium in 2009 and my fall visit in 2008. I’m getting a late start this year……..but I’m planning my annual fall visit for this weekend.  […]

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{Photography} Senior Session


A little over a week ago, I had the very fun opportunity to photograph two adorable seniors. This was my first “official” senior shoot, but both girls made is so easy and fun!!  I wanted to share a little sneak peek of Taylor’s session (I will share Linda’s soon). It was a gorgeous day with […]

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{Save the Date} Love the Pie Party!

Love the Pie Banner

Mark your calendars… Love the Pie Party is back again this year!! Grab your aprons and start baking those pies!! Then post about them and link up to the party on Nov 15th, 2010. Thanks to some awesome sponsors……we will have some GREAT giveaways again this year too!! Take a peek at who I have […]

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Halloween Cookies {Butter Cookie Recipe}

Halloween Cookie Collage

  I have SO much to share with you guys this week……..hope you don’t get sick of hearing from me! haha First up……….I made cookies last week!! Halloween Cookies!  I realized I had not made cookies since Father’s Day. Pin It   I had a family that I wanted to send a thank you to…….and […]

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How to Grill the BEST Steaks |I Heart Faces {Beef}

Steaks on grill

  This week over at I Heart Faces the photo challenge is “I Heart BEEF” .  No need for a face this week.   Amy & Angie say…… Whip out those tailgating photos, dad at the grill, a chili cook-off or take a photo of your favorite beef recipe. It’s all about food and we want […]

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I’m Lovin’ It – Family Dish Cookbook

The Family Dish Cookbook

I’m Lovin’ spending quality family time cooking together in the kitchen! You’ve heard me talk about my Ambassadorship with Unilver’s The Family Dish Program. The Family Dish website is full of fantastic family friendly recipes, to help you get your family into the kitchen for conversation, good laughs and culinary action. I have posted recipes […]

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2/3 of the way to a better ME!

On my way to a better me

  A few weeks ago I shared some changes I was making and thought I’d give you a quick update. It’s been a LONG time (maybe even 1st???) since I’ve made a commitment to physical fitness and stuck with it!  I can’t remember the last time I’ve worked this hard at it……..and I must say… […]

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