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Thomas & Friends Gift Guide

Do you have a Thomas the Train lover in your house? Then our @ThomasandFriends is sure to make this Christmas extra special for your favorite little engineer! #ThomasandFriends #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a Thomas the Train lover in your house? Then our Thomas & Friends Gift Guide is sure to make this Christmas extra special for your favorite little engineer! How fun is Thomas & Friends?! Our boys have been watching and playing with Thomas toys for years. I think every

Striped Shortbread

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Striped Shortbread looks fancy, but tastes like your favorite cookie from Grandma’s cookie jar! You guys!  It’s The 4th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and my 3rd year participating! This is one of my favorite blogging traditions, even if it means I have 3 dozen cookies starting me in the face in December.  It’s totally worth it.  I look forward to seeing who I’m cooking for every year and

The Christmas Vacation

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association . All opinions are 100% mine. Are you ready for another fabulous post I shook up for Inspired Home?  This time it’s all about creating the perfect holiday cocktail!  With Christmas right around the corner, be sure you have a fabulous cocktail to serve your friends!  The Christmas Vacation may look like Christmas with it’s green

The “100 Things” Challenge

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Hey guys! Its Kate from Candidly Kate again. I am always amazed at how much stuff we acquire. I have no idea where it comes from. Maybe it is a product of having kids around? Or maybe that is just my excuse! At the same time, I like to think that I am a fairly organized person. Most of the things in our home have a place. But, occasionally I get “the

Wedding Planning: The Bar

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. All opinions are 100% mine. You guys, we are less than 6 months and counting to the wedding! While that’s exciting we’re kind of in this weird limbo of having things that we should be doing, but nothing major. It’s weird. One of the few plans I’m still working on is the bar for our wedding. Our

Wedding Fashion: The Dress

16 Wedding Dresses for the Semi-Traditional Bride

Oh my gosh you guys.  Last month I went wedding dress shopping! I had 3 school of thought for what I thought I was going to want for a dress. 1) Tea Length 2) Vintagesque – old school, overlay for the top of the dress, and lace 3) Long. Pretty. Unique. – a traditional evening wedding length with the “usual” details, something different Here’s some of the dresses I was looking at

The BEST Coffee Cake

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It’s been a long day, and it’s only 6am.  Little man woke up about 3:30am with a major fever and he couldn’t get back to sleep.  So I’ve been up hanging out with him.  And since he likes to bake, we made breakfast for everyone. I’ve had this recipe for, gosh, I don’t even know how long.  I remember being about 8 or 9, and going with my dad to

Wedding Planning: The Venue

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Oh wedding planning.  How I love and hate you.  If you’ve never had a wedding (or been closely involved with a wedding) let me impart a tiny word to the wise – this a whole world of craziness you never knew you were getting yourself into.  There are about a million and five questions, and small reference points to try and work of off.  I started texting recently married friends

The Early Morning Cocktail

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Lemons have long been known for their medicinal properties and this little cocktail of warm water and lemon, first thing in the morning, will get your whole body moving in the right direction.  Lemon calms the stomach (helps with nausea)  as well as gets bile moving in the liver which means that elimination will be better. The warm water helps to hydrate and to calm. This cocktail will also help

The Most Powerful Thing…

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  The most powerful tool you have to transform your health or keep your health is your fork! Use it well and you will thrive. Choose poorly and you will suffer.  This principle starts at a very young age but it can also turn things around mid-stream if you’ve been using your fork in a harmful way.  Actually, I find that the less a person uses their fork, usually the

The Kristy Kringle

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Guess what!  It’s time for another installment of The Secret Recipe Club! Okay.  I’ve been waiting and waiting to get this month’s SRC blog.  I first found Gastronomical Sovereignty through my SRC group.  And I’ve been stalking Kristy ever since.  I love her writing and recipes.  I mean seriously anyone who starts a recipe with, “In a big-ass pot, chuck in all your ingredients.” is my kind of gal!  As always

50 Recipes for the Grill

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Apple Cheddar Pound Cake Sandwich from {i love} my disorganized life Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Cream Cheese Pork Roast from Miss Information Bangin’ Grilled Shrimp Skewers from Skinny Taste Basil Balsamic Marinated Chicken for Two from Frugal Foodie Mama Beer Can Chicken from Four Marrs & One Venus Bison Burger with Bleu Cheese Spread from {i love} my disorganized life  Burgers with Spicy Bourbon and Peach Chutney from Confections of a Foodie Bride

The Best of 2012 Pinfest

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Happy New Year!!!   Are you ready for Pin-fest?!?!     We are going to have soooooo much fun!  The wonderful Melissa from Serendipity & Spice asked me and couple other lovely ladies to co-host and we are ready to PARTY!!!   Alright, so, if you’ve never been to Pinfest before here’s the deal:   Link up your #1 post from 2012 (we’re doing the whole year instead of just December) Choose

20+ of the Best Summer Recipes

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Lemon Lime Layer Cake – A Dash of Sanity   Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts   Summer Corn Chowder – Culinary Ginger   Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars – 365 Days of Baking   Grilled Chicken Berry Salad – Big Bears Wife   Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler – Let’s Dish   Mini S’mores Brownie Bites – White Lights on Wednesday   Strawberry Pie Dessert –

Lost Egypt at the Arizona Science Center

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Last week the littles and I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Arizona Science Center and get a sneak peek of the new Lost Egypt exhibit.  I can’t being to tell you how excited the boys were, or how fun the day was…but I took a bunch of pictures.  So we’ll start there. I remember going to the Arizona Science Center as a kid on field trips.  It was

5 Steps to the Perfect Red Lip

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Hey guys! It’s Tessa from over at tessacotton. I’m psyched to be sharing this tutorial with you all. Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! Whether you’re going out or staying in, having a hot date or hitting the town with friends, you can never go wrong with a classic red lip, especially on V-Day. *For this tutorial you’ll need your favorite of the following: -Concealer in your skin tone -Face

Perfect Fall Transition Piece : The Romper :

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Wow! I can’t believe it’s already September!  I don’t know about you… but Summer just flew by for me! So much so, that I haven’t even had the chance to update my closet… It’s still full of cute summer skirts, tanks & camis.  Luckily, this romper is in there and is a PERFECT transition piece for Fall.  Although great for a summer date night worn with cute flats or wedges,

The O.M.G. I’m 30! Giveaway {Closed}

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Today is the big 3-0.  It’s another Tuesday, and I’m still me.  🙂  But I like to party and today is going to kick some serious butt, so let’s celebrate!!!  I’m giving away some of my favorite things to one of you.  Cause you’re all great, and this blog wouldn’t be half of what it is without my fantastic readers, blogging friends, real life friends, and my family.  I love

30 Before 30: The Final Tally

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Tomorrow I’ll be thirty. Which means I should probably take a look and see how this 30 before 30 list of mine turned out. Starting playing my viola a whole lot more Make over the dining room set Start eating more vegetables Finish my back tattoo  {I have one more session to go. I need some funds.} Home brew beer Go see Jen from Four Marrs & One Venus  {maybe

The Last Twenty-Something Giveaway {Closed}

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Congratulations to… Kim from Cups by Kim!   You’ve won a few of my favorite things. Please send me an email in the next 48 hours to claim your prize pack. whitelightsonwednesday {at} yahoo {dot} com   ————————————————————————– I’m 29 today.  I can’t believe I’ll be 30 next year.  I’m not one of those women who obsessive of the horrors of having a 3 start my age.  It’s not really