Boston Cream Cake by KristenDuke.com. This decadent cake is assembled in under 10 minutes
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Family Meal Plan #6 by KristenDuke.com

Family Silhouette Inspiration

I love a good silhouette picture! They can be tricky, and I shared a post about how to shoot a great silhouette a while back, but I wanted to share some inspiration for Family Silhouettes. Feel free to pin the collage below, then hop on over to the sites of the images you like best.  Sadly, some only link to pinterest because the original source wasn’t grabbed, but I liked them enough I wanted to share them.

{If you pinned the collage below before 3/19/14, and got an email from Pinterest saying it would be deleted, it did get deleted ;(  It’s safe to PIN IT now, so please PIN again! I made a boo boo, fixed it, and now will move forward more careful!}

Silhouette Photography Inspiration

If you love the images below, click on the thumbnails to see more from that photographer.

And the image below is #21 of my kids with a dolphin! If you’d like to learn to take better silhouette’s, click on the image below:

How to take a silhouette picture

Silhouette Photography Inspiration

 

How to make a Glitter Anchor Shirt

Glitter Anchor Shirt

I’ve had lots of people ask about the anchor shirts we wore on our family cruise in January. I was so very happy with how they turned out, having been a first for me. So here is a little how-to. It was quite easy, though it took some drying time in between layers.

Baked Parmesan Tilapia {Fast & Easy way to cook fish}

Baked Parmesan Tilapia

I’ll admit it. I’ve had a fear of cooking fish. I know it’s good for me, that I should feed it to my family at least once a week, but I’ve been scared. I don’t hate fish, but I don’t love it either. I’m kind of indifferent. I’ll get salmon sometimes at restaurants, and even shared this Grilled Salmon, but I don’t even make that as often as I should. I’ve been worried that my… Continue Reading

Love Endures {You’re My Butter Half}

You're My Butter Half by KristenDuke.com

I’ve been typing out my love story the past year or so here on my site. Sharing chapter by chapter about how I met and dated my husband. It’s a complicated love story, but it’s mine and I love it. Everyone loves to hear a good love story. We all like the stories of the beginnings, the butterflies, and the new-ness of love. But those of us who have lived just a little bit of life beyond the… Continue Reading

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie Dough Brownie

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie Dough Brownie

Happy Spring! Well….almost. Though it’s still chilly in parts of the world, we can smell spring…it’s very near. Today I’m sharing a most delicious spring treat we’ve just experimented with at my house, Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie Dough Brownies!  If you’re like me, your heart skips a beat when there is an initial sighting at the store of the deep purple bag with pastel eggs inside. The chalky outer shell with the milky chocolate inside.… Continue Reading

Family Meal Plan #2

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I’m on a roll!!  I’ve got Family Meal Plan #2 all ready for ya, two weeks in a row after Family Meal Plan #1 last week. My goal is to share this each Sunday, (hoping I can keep it up!) This is what we ate last week at our home.

Rosemary Ginger Pork Chops

Rosemary Ginger Pork Chops

I haven’t cooked much with pork, and I’ve decided to cycle it into our meals more regularly. Spices make all the difference in a good meal, so I marinated the pork chops with what I had on hand, two of my most favorite flavors: Rosemary and Ginger. Let me introduces a super quick and easy meal, Rosemary Ginger Pork Chops. I love fresh ginger. I didn’t know this until a few years ago, when I… Continue Reading

Quick and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Silly Straws

DIY St. Patrick's Day Silly Straws | Teal & Lime for kristendukephotography.com

Hi, Jackie here from Teal & Lime.  I am dropping in today with a little St. Patrick’s Day cheer for the lunch box! When I was growing up I always wanted to have the perfect thing to wear on holidays and special occasions. You know, pink or red to wear on Valentine’s. And, especially, a green shirt to wear on St Patrick’s Day. Because, I am proudly 3/4 Irish…I have the freckles and a red-haired… Continue Reading

St. Patricks Day Lucky Art Print

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I’ve asked a handful of creative friends to share some holiday posts with you all each month, here today is Kiki. She made the Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful print for me last year for my Girls Fancy Room. Hi everyone, I am so happy to be here to share some fun prints with you this year here at Kristen’s blog. My name is Kiki and I blog at Kiki and Company where I… Continue Reading

Outdoor Sports Photography Tips

Outdoor Sports Photography Tips

For anyone who wants some Outdoor Sports Photography Tips, I wrote an article all about it over at the New York Institute of Photography. You can read all about it HERE. {I’d love you to pin this image above, NYIP loves me a little bit more if people click over from my site to their site, it lets them know I sent you} I’ve been photographing my kids playing outdoor sports for a good 10 years. When… Continue Reading

On my Mind in March

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My friends, I’m back! Oh how I’ve missed writing in my daily journal, and missed hearing from you loyal readers. Today, I’ll share some of what’s been on my mind lately, it is Monday after all. I have LOVED all of the Decorating with Pictures inspiration. I’ve got my new painted creation up on my wall, with plans to add a few more. One “take home” I got from the series is that I want… Continue Reading

Family Meal Plan #1

Family Meal Plan #1

For a LOOONG time, I’ve been thinking about sharing a meal plan with all of you. I’ve recently gotten into a groove of planning the weekly meals on Sunday afternoon and shopping on Monday morning. The one Pinterest Board that I actively use is my Delicious-Savory Food board, a.k.a. dinner recipes I’ve pinned.  I am regularly looking at food blogs for meals that will work for my family, and when I find something new I… Continue Reading

Rainbows and Clovers~St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

rainbows and clovers st. patricks day ideas

In my evaluation at the beginning of the year, I realized I don’t have as much holiday content on my site. I LOVE decorating and baking for holidays, I just don’t always come up with original ideas. Though I JUST shared some St. Patricks Day Lunch Jokes! So I thought I’d gather some ideas from around the web with what I’d like to do for my family for St. Patricks Day with Rainbows and Clovers.… Continue Reading

St. Patricks Day Lunch Jokes

St. Patricks Day Lunch Jokes for Kids

When my kids lunch jokes (and now brain teasers) debuted 2 years ago, I never made St. Patricks Day Lunch Jokes, so I had to make sure to remedy that this year! For several years, St. Patty’s Day has fallen over my kids spring break, but this year they will be in school. Though they are home the week before, I will get them in their lunches the first week of March, and think I’ll stick… Continue Reading

Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery

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It’s the END of the Decorating with Pictures series, and I’ve simply LOVED it! Have you???  If you haven’t had a chance to enter the giveaways, they all end on March 5th, so go now and enter every one of the amazing prizes from 56 shops!!! I’m excited to share what I’ve been putting together!  Are you ready for something criz-azy?!?  Let my introduce you to my Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery!  To hear the crazy… Continue Reading