4th of July Photo Booth Props {Free Printable}

In just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating our nations birthday, and I’m happy to share that I’ve a) got an awesome 4th of July photo booth props free printable set for you, and b) I’ve teamed up with over 100 creative bloggers to give you the ultimate RED, WHITE, & BLUE blog hop of July 4th ideas! Abbey at The Cards We Drew put this whole event together, and I’m delighted to be a part of it. I got a sneak peek at all of the ideas a few days ago, and I was just giddy with excitement! Keep scrolling to see all of them! Here is my contribution:
4th of July

I’m so grateful for my contributor Kiki from Kiki & Company who has an amazing eye for design and created these printables for me from my descriptions!  … Continue Reading

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On my Mind: Food Edition

{Collage image source: 1. 2. 3. } I’ve been in all sorts of turmoil the past 2 months when it comes to FOOD. It’s all around us, we have to eat it. We make choices all day… Continue Reading

Silly Family Pictures
How to Get your Family to Cooperate for Family Pictures

Happy Mothers Day! I thought I’d share with you what I told my family: : All I want for Mothers Day, and how I got my kids to cooperate for family pictures. It’s no secret… Continue Reading

Mother's Day or Friend quote
Flower in my Garden {printable quote}

April showers bring May flowers, right??? It’s the 10th of the month, and I’ve got my other creative friends here with me, and we are sharing some FLOWER projects today! I’ve got a cute flower… Continue Reading

Mom Chat #4: Asking your Child for Forgiveness
Mother’s Day Free Printable Journal Questions

Mom Week continues, I thought I’d offer a little Mother’s Day free printable of the questions I’ve asked my friends about their mothers. I think it’s great for journaling, I’m all about memory keeping. But… Continue Reading

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Mom Week Inspiration Continues

It’s Day #2 of Mom Week, and I’ve got Mom Chat #2 Video to share with you! Did you see Mom Chat #1 from yesterday? In the video, I share how  I’ve tried to make… Continue Reading

Mom Week Inspirational ideas for becoming a better mother
Mom Week: Inspirational Ideas for Mothering

I’m excited to share with you this week some Mothering Inspiration, in what I’ve dubbed, Mom Week. Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas on how we can… Continue Reading

Mothers Day Giveaway
Pamper Yourself this Mothers Day

I love Mothers Day. My husband does a really great job of encouraging my kids to pamper me. They get the lotion and rub my feet, massage my head, hands, and arms, and the traditional… Continue Reading

Glitter Polka Dot T-Shirt

Polka dots will never go out of style. I love them in my clothing, and I’m excited to share a fun glitter polka dot shirt I made, originally shared on The Polka Dot Chair last… Continue Reading

How to Make Watercolor Handprints

Hi, it’s Jackie from Teal & Lime here.  Today I have an easy and quick way to capture your little one’s handprints. I will never get over how quickly my little boys hands grow.  I… Continue Reading

Expand your photography business
How to Use Social Media to gain Clients with your Photography Business

Don’t bother with paper ads, or brochures in doctors offices, the best way to gain clients for your photography business is utilizing social media. Assuming that you’ve set up your photography business, decided What to Charge… Continue Reading

road trippin
On My Mind, On the Road

My fam and I are on a little cross country road trip. We’ve got some friends house sitting, caring for our beardie lizard and hopefully organizing all of our closets and junk drawers! Here we… Continue Reading

Ballerina Party
Ballerina Birthday Party

I LOVE parties! It is an artistic expression for me to decorate for a party, the table, being my favorite! I gave a hint last week with my daughters Ballerina Photo Shoot, but now I… Continue Reading

Fun ideas for beach photography
27 Fun & Creative Ideas for Beach Pictures

It’s nearly summertime, and for many people, that means at least ONE trip to the beach, right? I wrote a post for e-how on tips for Beach Photography, and wanted to share some fun and creative ideas… Continue Reading

Baking brown butter treats at home
Peanut Butter Cup Brown Butter Bars

My friend Jaime made some cookies recently that were so yummy, I just had to get the recipe. They are called Brown Butter Sugar cookies, and I seemed to remember seeing something about them on… Continue Reading

Taking pictures of two girls
How to start a photography business: What to Charge

What should you charge when selling your artwork as a photographer? What to charge when that artwork technically doesn’t have any cost (you bought that camera long ago) for one photography session? I’m going to… Continue Reading

Easter Family Picture
On my Mind in April

Happy Monday, my friends! SO much on my mind today, but my heart is full of JOY for the blessings in my life. I’m brimming with love for my husband and children who make my… Continue Reading

Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu
My little Ballerina Birthday Girl

We’ve got a birthday, shout hooray! My baby girl is FIVE today! It’s painful and joyful all at the same time. I planned to wax all nostalgic with word and picture, but for now, I… Continue Reading

Easy dessert, similar to a dump cake
Blueberry Whip Cake

I’ve got one more recipe to share using the Kraft products from my basket of fun. If you missed the other two, check out Chocolate Chip Strawberry Pretzel Squares and Boston Cream Cake.  Today, I’ve got this… Continue Reading

A most delicious side salad or dessert
Chocolate Chip Strawberry Pretzel Squares

This dessert has long time been a favorite of mine, but I’d seen it around on the internet in varying forms, and never wanted to just spin the wheel. When I teamed up with Kraft… Continue Reading

Boston Cream Cake by KristenDuke.com. This decadent cake is assembled in under 10 minutes
Boston Cream Cake {10 minute dessert}

Do you love Boston Cream Pie or Eclair type donuts? If so, I’m pretty sure you’ll love todays recipe! Once you have the 5-6 simple ingredients, this Boston Cream Cake 10 minute assembly dessert is SUPER… Continue Reading

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