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Monthly Archives: August 2012

[Summer Break] Homemade Salad Dressing

I never, ever, buy salad dressing.  Honestly, it is so easy to make and it tastes so much better.  You decide what to put in it (most dressings are loaded with high fructose corn syrup) and can add ingredients to pair with whatever salad you are making.  I have devised a formula that will allow […]

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[Summer Break] Homemade Granola Bars

We love granola at our house.  I like to make my own, and love changing the flavors.  One perfect for Christmas morning, a pumpkin variety, or variations of those recipes.  I like to snack on granola by the handful, but my children really like granola in bar form.  Here is a very easy recipe to […]

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[Summer Break] Dreamy Summer Light

Some of my very favorite images are those that are sun-soaked.  The ones that instantly transport you to a picnic blanket beneath a tree in a grassy field, under the hazy late afternoon sun.  Yes, I’m talking about backlight!  Anyone who knows me will tell you I get giddy when I can shoot backlight in […]

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[Summer Break] Summertime Photos

Summertime screams “photo op” and you should absolutely take advantage of the sunshine, carefree attitude, warm weather, and fun summer activities to capture the memories for yourself and the kiddos. Here are a couple of things to try out as you’re documenting the lazy (ha!) days of summer: 1. Rock the light. Most people think […]

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[Summer Break] Simple and cheap DIY party decor:

Earlier this year we had a little luncheon to celebrate the finalization of our daughter’s adoption. It truly was a simple luncheon with simple food, lots of sweet friends and of course, yummy champagne in order to toast the celebration! I did just a few things to give our house a party feel that didn’t […]

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