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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 […]

The Christmas Vacation

The Christmas Vacation 4

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 […]

The “100 Things” Challenge


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. […]

Wedding Planning: The Bar


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wedding Planning: The Venue


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 […]

The Early Morning Cocktail


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 […]

Blogging: Behind the Scenes


Today I’m getting down to the nitty gritty.  I’m not on of those bloggers that has a craft room or a really put together kitchen (I blame being in a rental) or even my very own space in my house…far from it.  We’ll talk about where the magic happens, how I tweak my pictures, and about blog […]

The Most Powerful Thing…


  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 […]

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 […]

Blogging: The Blog Binder


I’m really excited for this week.  All my of newly laid plans for the blog will be in full effect.  I feel so much more in control of my little blog world. How did this all happen?  I started blogging back in September to have on outlet while I stayed home with the Things all […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Summer by the Pool

5 Tips for Summer by the Pool | White Lights on Wednesday

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo Living in Arizona, the summer requires lots of time by the pool to stay cool.  This year my boys are learning to swim which means even more time […]

Celebrating the Holidays with Honey Baked Ham!

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This sponsored post is written my be on behalf of The Honey Baked Ham Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Ever since I was little we had family meal traditions.  Turkey at Thanksgiving and ham at Christmas.  But not just any ham, a ham from The Honey Baked Ham Company.  It was magical.  Everyone would […]

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 […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Red Lip


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 […]

Perfect Fall Transition Piece : The Romper :


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 […]

The O.M.G. I’m 30! Giveaway {Closed}

Birthday Giveaway Collage

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 […]