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Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

On living more now.

A few days ago I ran into an old friend. She mentioned that I seemed different somehow. More confident, serene, and happier.  She is right, I most certainly am those things these days. But I wasn’t for a long time. I was being held back from living my best life because I was waiting to lose […]

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Homework Bag

This morning on Instagram and Facebook I saw lots of adorable back to school pictures. Say what? We are Northeasterners, so we have another month of summer, but I am starting to get into back to school mood. I love getting the school supplies ready and look forward to the back to school routine. When […]

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Rainbow Loom – A Summer Lifesaver

The people at Rainbow Loom have no idea who I am, but I want to say thank you to them. The Rainbow Loom has kept my children happy and amused for hours this summer. See how peaceful and happy they look in the picture above? It has been raining for days, and I have not […]

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Edible Finger Paint

My youngest little guy does not like to finger paint. He does not like to have his hands messy. I totally get it, I really do, I don’t love gooey or goopy hands either. The thing is, he needs to strengthen the muscles in his little hands for writing, and finger painting is a great […]

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Smore’s Bars

Smore’s are one of my favorite things on Earth. I love everything about them. I love how gooey they are and how much fun they are to make over the campfire. When I am pining for a smore’s and there is not a camp site in sight, I make these easy Smore’s Bars. They take […]

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How to Have a Simple Birthday

At our house, we like to keep birthdays simple. That doesn’t mean that they are not special, just simple. Growing up, birthdays were a big deal at our house. I don’t remember over-the-top birthday parties, bounce houses, or tons of presents. (Not that there is anything wrong with that, but that just wasn’t how my […]

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