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Alison Bickel lives in the heart of the Midwest where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. The photography bug bit her in sixth grade, upon getting her first camera, a Kodak Disk. She has been chasing light and subjects ever since. On her blog, ‘This Homemade Life,’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for vegetarian cooking and obsession with farmer’s markets. You may email Alison at

Fruit Ice Cream Floats

One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance or fresh, fruit that is available…strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries.  Around our home summer also brings an abundance of requests for ice cream.  So why not combine the two? These fruity floats are easy to make individual to the tastes of your family or guests, […]

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#TCMeveryday June Images

Welcome to Summer!  By the looks of this month’s #tcmeveryday images, you have all jumped into celebrate all the fun and beauty that comes with this season….baseball games, days in the sunshine, at the beach, soaking up time with one another and enjoying sweet summer treats!   @joymadeit     @reneeyemma     @zonemama     […]

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Banana Split Popsicles

Hooray for summer! If your kids aren’t already out of school, my guess is that the countdown is probably on. Around our house, as the temperatures start to rise, so do the requests for popsicles. Each summer, we experiment with different flavor combinations. The standby has been strawberry and yogurt (a great treat for breakfast […]

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