Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture
Monday_Funday_Link_Party
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu

“He Lives” Easter and Bunny Printables

Hi everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company back to share a new printable with you this month. Easter is just around the corner and I have a few little spaces that needed some Easter love…do you?

I am LOVING these little banners lately and thought it would be fun to do some Easter inspired ones:

First we have the bunny. … Continue Reading

25 Recipes with Leftover Ham

25 recipes with leftover ham KristenDuke.com

It’s Easter in a few weeks! The traditional Easter meal is a delicious HAM, so I thought I’d share some ideas on what to do with that leftover ham in the days after the big meal. I actually just cooked a ham a few weeks ago, and was amazed at how far the meat stretched for my family of six. Everyone loves it, and it was fun to throw it into a few different recipes. … Continue Reading

Monday Funday Party

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This is the 2nd out of 6 weeks that I’m a guest on the Monday Funday party circuit! Check out the goodness below, and check out the ladies that host each time! Yay! It’s party time!!     Welcome to our AMAZING Monday Funday Link Party! We are thrilled to have YOU join us! Each week your DIY projects, crafts, and recipes will be seen on 6 blogs! Yep, one link and get seen in… Continue Reading

General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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It’s the weekend! I’m very excited that for 8 hours this weekend (4 Saturday/4 Sunday) I get to listen to a prophet of  God speak. I love how I feel uplifted when I jump into the scriptures daily, but to hear a modern day prophet speak about our current issues is like scripture, too. For that reason, I’m not going to post my regular Saturday/Sunday posts. If you’d like to watch as well, head to… Continue Reading

Pottery Barn Knock-off Giant Paint Palette and Brush

Pottery Barn Knock-off Giant Paint Palette and Brush

Today is my mom’s birthday! Her knick name is Rainy and she loves rainbows, so I though in honor of her, I’d post about my Pottery Barn Knock Off Giant Paint Pallet and Brush set from our Colorful Playroom Makeover. Some of you may remember that my parents are currently living

Cooking with Kids

kids in the kitchen

If you are like me, you know it’s a great idea to include the kids when cooking in the kitchen, but sometimes it’s not as easy in practice. I love the dream-like visions in my head that we are all laughing and having fun, but sometimes it can be stressful! I’ve done it enough that I thought I’d offer up a few tips. World Market asked me to check out their Easter and Spring items,… Continue Reading

Will Power in Healthy Living: M5 Online Fitness Club

Will Power in Healthy Living. Tips for creating sustainable fitness habits. KristenDuke.com

If you’ve been around my site long enough, you’ve seen me chat about my weight loss and exercise journey. Today, I’m going to chat about the importance of Will Power in Healthy Living, as well as introduce you to a new Online Fitness Club called M5 Fitness.  ”I want YOU to get FIT!” Says the image above. This is what I looked like, 6 months after my fourth baby:

Photo Session Questionnaire

Photo Session Questionnaire by KristenDuke.com

It’s Photo Tip Tuesday! I’m excited to share the Photo Session Questionnaire I give to my clients when they book the custom session.  Whether you are a photographer or a family being photographed, these questions will help you figure out the best way to give your pictures some personality and a unique-ness, just like your family! So many people are dipping their toes into a photography business, and there are so many things to think… Continue Reading

Monday Funday Party

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For the next 6 weeks, I will be participating in a link party with a few of my blogging friends posting on Sunday night, up at the top of my site all day on Mondays. It’ll help you see some new inspiration and be able to link a great project of your right from my site! Yay! It’s party time!! Welcome to our AMAZING Monday Funday Link Party! We are thrilled to have YOU join… Continue Reading

Family Meal Plan #5

Family Meal Plan #5 by KristenDuke.com

It’s week 5 of the Family Meal Plans, here is what we tried last week!  If you missed Week #4, you can grab it HERE.

27 Lemon Dinner and Dessert Recipes

Lemon Dinner and Dessert Recipes by KristenDuke.com

Do you love lemons as much as I do? Spring seems to sing “lemons” to me! So I rounded up some dinners and dessert recipes with lemon as one of the main ingredients. If you want a closer look at the recipes, click on the picture or title and it will take you to the recipe!

Individual Serving Strawberry Lemonade

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Please welcome my friend and contributor, Jes, with a sweet spring treat to share today! Hello! I am Jes from Mommy Envy and I am sharing one of my little indulgences with you today! I posted on Facebook not too long ago that I would really love to sip lemonade from a mason jar and sit outside in the sun reading a good book.

Polka Dot Easter Bunny Free Printable

easter bunny free printable at KristenDuke.com

I’m so stinkin’ excited to share this Polka Dot Easter Bunny Free Printable I created! Let me just say, I am not a great digital designer. I WANT to be, but when I need something cute digitally, I call a handful of talent to help me out. I set out determined to make a print, and happy with how it turned out! I was on Pinterest a few nights ago doing a search for an Easter printable

Parmesan Lemon Chicken

Parmesan Lemon Chicken

The Parmesan Lemon Chicken is one of my kids favorite meals. I really only share our favorites on here, so you have to know it’s major when I do.   This recipe was first introduced to me by my friend Linda over 7 years ago

Tips for helping people feel comfortable at photo sessions

helping people feel comfortable when being photographed tip

This is a post for the budding photographer, but it’s also for anyone who has their pictures taken to keep in mind. This post was originally shared at the New York Institute of Photography, and I’m bringing it back to my site now which a few edits. Family Pictures. They happen every year for many families. The mom is stressed about everything from planning the perfect outfit, to their kids behaving, to their husband cooperating,… Continue Reading