Mormon Pioneer Handcart Trek: Day 2

pioneer family

If you missed the intro post about our Mormon Pioneer Handcart Trek (prep and Day 1) click on the link to get started.  That first night was kinda rushed, and I was surprised that I didn’t… Continue Reading

Mormon Pioneer Handcart Trek: Prep and Day 1

vintage pioneer family pictures from mormon trek

I’m so excited to share all the fun details about the Mormon Pioneer Handcart Trek I participated in last week.  Talking to fellow Mormons, they know what it’s all about, because it’s done all over… Continue Reading

Kids Summer Fun and Activities

Keep your kids busy with these Summer Fun Activities!

Hello to all of you Kristen Duke readers! We are Pam and Lisa from!  We are two moms that are over the moon for all things family and home!  On Over the Big Moon… Continue Reading

Blueberry Float

Fun Summer Recipe: Blueberry Soda Float

I am not sure who thought of putting ice cream into a carbonated drink, but I could just hug them!  Root Beer floats are my favorite summertime treat.  Well, really any type of float is… Continue Reading

Land that I Love Free printable

Free Floral USA Printable

Hello Capturing Joy friends! We just love our KD and are great friends outside of the blogging world, so happy to be here with you all!  Lolly Jane is an eclectic craft/DIY blog filled with decor how to’s,… Continue Reading

Disney Party Banners

Disney Mickey Mouse and Happy Birthday Banners (2 free printable banner options)

Hooray for all things Disney! Today, I’m part of a Disney series that Rachel from R and R Workshop put together.  I’ve shared a few Disney posts in the past, such as our Family Adventure with… Continue Reading

Summer Fun Ideas

Got bored kids? Check out this round up of fun summer activities for kids!

Hi! I’m Landee from and I am so happy to be here on Kristen’s blog today to share some of my favorite summer ideas! When I think of summer I think of casual get… Continue Reading

DIY patriotic Pillow Tutorial

DIY Patriotic Pillow Tutorial

With summer in full swing this simple DIY patriotic pillow is the perfect accent to your summer decor.  Come see how easy this was to create! Hello Capturing Joy readers!! This is Shonee and you… Continue Reading

Boy Scout Eagle Project: Soccer Supplies for Ghana

Boy Scout Eagle Scout Projects idea

Did you hear that we are officially headed to Ghana soon? Besides the adventure of traveling to Africa, my son is working on his Boy Scout Eagle project there, and will build soccer goals at… Continue Reading

Patriotic clothes you can Make

Patriotic Clothes you can make! Perfect for the 4th of July

Hi Everyone – I’m Mandy and I blog at the ever-fun Sugar Bee Crafts – hop on over and check it out! You’ll soon learn that in the summer, I am weak for all things… Continue Reading

The Barefoot Boy with Shoes On: Song and Print

The Barefoot Boy with Shoes On Memorize a Camping and Summer Song

It’s Father’s Day, so I thought I’d share a fun summer song that my dad used to sing to my brothers and I when we were kids. I’ve even heard him sing it to MY… Continue Reading

Austin and Lindsey Engagement Pictures

Beautiful engagement photo session, couples photography pictures!

Oh, how I love taking pictures of couples just starting out on their journey. I haven’t officially photographed weddings in nearly 8 years, so I don’t get to take these pictures very often, but every once… Continue Reading

AJ my birthday girl is 10

Birthday pictures

Today is my oldest daughters birthday, and I wanted to share a little tribute to her. Man, I love this girl and her spunk and energy and heart. She accompanied me to an engagement photo… Continue Reading

Memorize a Patriotic Song: This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land Kristen Duke

With the 4th of July coming up, I’m sharing a few different patriotic song printables to help you and your family memorize the lyrics. I think visuals are SOOOO helpful in memorization, and so excited… Continue Reading

Grilled Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce

This feta cheese sauce drizzled over grilled chicken is an easy and delicious way to shake up family dinner! Sometimes I make dinner too complicated. I used to be all over casseroles and lots of… Continue Reading